• 6:09

    Build Safer Electrical Systems with Electrical Relays

    Electrical relays are essentially electrically operated switches. They have been used in a wide array of electrical systems for over 200-years. Early classic cars had little need for electrical relays and often even lacked fuses or circuit breakers. As cars became more sophisticated and the electric systems more robust, relays proved an effective means to…

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  • 40:26

    LED Lighting System Upgrades for an Early Ford Bronco

    The LED lighting system first made its appearance on semi-truck trailers and commercial applications, where traditional filament bulbs were prone to failure. They proved so successful it didn’t take long for the auto industry to take notice. First offered on high-end luxury cars, soon they became commonplace on virtually all new cars. United Pacific Industries,…

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  • 8:29

    Installing a Car Tire Inner Tube: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    The first tubeless tire was patented by Goodyear in 1903, and even though it was a great idea they did not become available on American production cars until 1954 when Packard introduced them on their new models. Many classic cars of the 1950s and earlier used inner tubes and some cars and trucks used them…

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  • 11:37

    Install New Spark Plugs: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Before trying to start any classic car coming out of long-term storage it’s a good idea to inspect the entire ignition and electrical system, and replace spark plug wires if needed, change out the points and condenser and drop in a fresh set of spark plugs. Even though the car may have run just fine…

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  • 2:14

    Building Your Own Sanding Blocks

    High-Density Foam sanding blocks are great for block sanding filler and primer. But they can get expensive, and the cost alone can have you second-guessing yourself when it comes to modifying one of these foam gems. Mark Simpson shares a great tip that will help you build custom foam sanding blocks at a fraction of…

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  • 15:11

    Making Electrical Wire Crimp Connections

    The foundation for any classic car electrical system is good quality wire and connections. Improperly installed electrical wire crimp connections can lead to electrical shorts, system failures or even fire. Mark Simpson will discuss the different parts of a crimp connector and demonstrate how to install the most common types of electrical wire crimp connectors…

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  • 5:19

    Crimping on New Battery Terminal Connectors

    Whether you’re relocating your battery, making custom length battery cables or powering up a huge audio amplifier in the trunk, knowing the right way to cut and crimp large electrical cables will ensure your new upgrade will work as you intended. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to cut copper cable and crimp on new battery terminal…

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  • 17:30

    Dash Bezel Restoration

    Let’s face it, when you’re behind the wheel of your classic car often your only view of all the work you’ve done is the dashboard and instrument panel. Investing a little time and effort into making the dashboard look good says a lot about the quality of the restoration and pays for itself when the…

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  • 3:35

    Electrical Pins and Terminal Tools

    Knowing how to properly disassemble an electrical pins connector will avoid any unintended damage and allow you to quickly make changes. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to work on three popular electrical connectors and the terminal tools needed to get the job done.

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