• 4:33

    MSRA – Safety Inspections

    Let’s face it: restoring a classic car often takes more than just a few months and can even take years to complete when doing a full restoration. Oftentimes, the restoration process needs to be paused from time to time to accommodate many of life’s other demands. Fortunately, when you do need to take a break,…

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  • 4:48

    Replacing Exhaust Studs

    If you work on classic cars long enough, sooner or later you’ll need to remove rusted exhaust studs. Mark Simpson explains the process to safely remove them using a stud extractor tool and quality penetrating fluids. He also explains the process to properly use heat to release rusted studs.

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  • 2:13

    Corbin Clamp Pliers

    Using the right tool for the right job ensures the task is completed efficiently and safely. Using a pliers, channel lock or vise grips for Corbin clamp pliers can be a sure recipe for trouble. Mark Simpson shows how this relatively simple tool makes short work of installing hose clamps.

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  • 3:32

    Tips to Searching in a Salvage Yard

    When visiting any salvage yard, success is not guaranteed, although Mark Simpson shares a few of his tips to improve the odds, during a trip to Rohners Auto Parts in Willmar MN. Knowing what to look for and where to look can yield hidden treasures even in plain sight.

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  • 4:53

    Junkyard Safety

    Staying safe in the salvage yard is key to enjoying your time there. Mark Simpson discusses several important considerations you should make to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Active salvage yards and those that go seemingly untouched for years all share their hidden dangers. Knowing what to look for or lookout for,…

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  • 1:42

    Junkyard Personal Safety

    A successful trip to any classic car salvage yard begins before you ever arrive at the yard. Mark Simpson gives us a quick overview of how he prepares for a visit to ensure his time in the yard is safe and productive.

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  • 0:53

    How to Make a Floor Jack Handle Cover

    The floor jack is a must-have tool in any classic car garage. However, they can also pose a potential hazard to your car as well. Here’s a tip to help keep your car safe.

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  • Car Safety Inspections

    Classic Car Safety Inspections

    Enjoying your car on the road and at car shows is why we build them; while it’s important they look good, it’s more important that they are safe to drive. Mark Simpson takes us through the key components of a car safety inspection and important safety features you should be incorporating.

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  • How to Tig Weld: Safety

    How to Tig Weld: Safety

    GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) or TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, was known for years by many enthusiasts simply as heliarc welding; a process that often involved very expensive equipment and gases. The cost of equipment has come down dramatically over the years and is now within reach for most auto restoration hobbyists. Like many…

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