• CCRC 013904f_SS369U_c Repairing Painted Edges
    10:03

    A common problem when buffing out classic cars is wearing down the edges of the panels. Mark Simpson explains how to make this type of car panel painting repair, from surface preparation to masking tips to applying a new finish. Knowing what to do and the proper steps to take will make these types of… Read more »

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  • CCRC 013901f_SS366U_c Electric Choke Conversion
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    Many vintage cars use a heat riser tube from the exhaust manifold or intake to the carburetor to operate the choke mechanism. Because these systems rely on hot exhaust gasses to operate properly they are prone to failure over time. Adding headers or aftermarket carburetors can also make the use of heat riser tubes impossible…. Read more »

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    Auto manufacturers often used expensive equipment to staple rubber seals and automotive weather stripping to body panels. Mark Simpson takes us through the process of adhering rubber seals and the procedure to duplicate the original styled staples using stainless steel safety wire.

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  • CCRC 013874f_SS357u_c Sheetmetal Break PREMIUM
    5:01

    If you’re serious about classic car metal fabrication, then a sheet metal brake is a great addition to your shop. Mark Simpson explains the function of this useful shop tool, how they’re rated and the differences between a standard brake and a box pan brake.

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    Threaded pulling and installation tools can prove to be real time savers and often the only way to get the job done. Using a high pressure grease on the threads of these tools guarantees their proper function and protects them against failure.

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  • CCRC 013696f_S3555u_c Points and Dwell
    17:11

    Most classic cars do not have electronic distributors, but rather rely on a set of points to trigger the ignition system. Mark Simpson takes a close look at how the points work and explains how they’re installed, then shows how to properly set the point gap and the dwell.

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  • CCRC 013518f_S3552u_c Acid Etching PREMIUM
    25:40

    When restoring a classic car or building a custom car, there are times when you need to create items that are no longer available or to create something that is totally unique to your car. Acid etching non-ferrous metals gives the car restorer many options to get creative with your classic. Mark Simpson takes us… Read more »

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  • CCRC 013515f_S3550u_c
    17:49

    For most classic car restorers, sewing together upholstery is an unlearned skill. But using some readily available components you can achieve professional looking results. Mark Simpson demonstrates on a 1962 Oldsmobile Door Panel, how to create custom car door panels using ABS board and pre-sewn top-stitch panels from EZ Boy interiors.

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  • CCRC 013131f_S3548u_c Introduction to the English Wheel
    15:26

    What is an English Wheel? If you’re serious about metal fabrication, the English Wheel is an important tool to add to your arsenal. Mark Simpson introduces us to this great shop tool, including the various parts, safety and process of rolling metal.

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