• 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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  • ccrc-013121f_s3538u_c-plasma-cutter
    15:15

    What is a plasma cutter? The plasma cutter has replaced the oxy-acetylene torch (gas axe), for many applications and has proven itself capable of making precise and intricate cuts even on thicker plate metals. Mark Simpson introduces us to the setup, safety, and function of this valuable shop tool.

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  • ccrc-013129f_s3546u_c-stripping-paint
    14:12

    Every classic car enthusiast will eventually need to strip paint off of their car’s body panels or components. Mark Simpson demonstrates a couple methods for stripping car paint and teaches you how to get the job done quickly and safely. He explores both mechanical and chemical processes to remove paint.

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  • ccrc-013127f_s3544u_c-hammer-dolley-demonstration-premium
    10:50

    Understanding how metal deforms is the first step toward straightening it. Mark Simpson explains the process of using a hammer and dolly set to remove dents and straighten metal.

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  • ccrc-013125f_s3542u_c-hammer-dolley-care-maintenance-premium
    6:17

    The art of metal straightening involves using numerous precision ground hammers and dollies. Mark Simpson shows you how to protect your investment in tools by preventing rust and buildup on the face of the tools.

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  • Body Hammer and Dolly Review
    9:44

    Learning to straighten sheet metal efficiently take a little practice, however the tools used are relatively inexpensive and guaranteed to pay for them selves. Mark Simpson introduces us to the most common hammers and dollies and explains their use in the metal straightening process.

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