• 8:39

    Rodents just seem attracted to classic cars, perhaps it’s the all-natural materials used in older interiors, or the wealth of little areas to sneak in, or perhaps it’s just a nice enclosed area to spend the winter undisturbed. If you own classic cars long enough, sooner or later these pesky creatures will visit you too.

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  • 7:46

    Replacing the dash plastic is a common task when restoring most classic cars of the 60s and 70s. Whether the chrome accents need to be restored or the previous owner carved a bigger hole in the dash for a modern stereo, the dash can serve as the focal point of the interior. But removing the

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  • 14:40

    Automotive battery technology continues to evolve, and the processes many of us have used to charge, re-charge and maintain our batteries have changed as well. Scott Parkhurst joins Mark Simpson as they examine how batteries and battery chargers have changed and proper battery charging. They’ll also discuss the pros and cons of Flooded, Gel and

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  • 22:40

    Once the Oxy Acetylene torch was the tool every car guy grabbed for first and was a must have for any die-hard car enthusiast. Advancements in MIG and TIG welders, Plasma cutters and the like have diminished the need of this great shop tool. But the old gas axe still has its place in any

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  • 5:04

    Working on classic cars almost always involves dealing with rusty fasteners. The three most common methods to free up rusted fasteners are brute force, heat or penetrating oil. We’ll take a look at some commercially available penetrating oils and how to make your own penetrating oil that “Machinist Workshop Magazine” claims to outperform them all

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  • 1:36

    Nothing is more frustrating than chipping fresh paint while attaching trim screws. Mark Simpson demonstrates a quick and easy way to use dielectric grease to avoid chipped paint mishaps and finish your classic car off right.

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  • 6:34

    Technology has a way of changing the way we do things, even the way we work on our classic cars. The smartphone has become an important tool in any shop, but now with the availability of low cost (under $10) remote cameras things got a little better. Mark Simpson takes a close look at the

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  • 5:29

    Hose clamps have remained largely unchanged in design since nearly the dawn of the automobile. However, the Power Grip hose clamps provide a new twist on hose clamps, using a heavy gauge heat shrinkable material these clamps get the job done. Not only do they clamp well they adjust their tightness every time the engine

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  • 13:37

    Proving that more can go wrong with a car sitting still than when it is driven regularly, components that are lubricated with 50 plus year old grease can often fail become inoperable. Mark Simpson digs into a vintage wiper motor to determine why it stopped working, then cleans, inspects and re-lubricates the windshield wiper motor

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