Classic Car Electrics

with Ed Hughes

What your course includes:

  • In-depth instruction; five detailed classes
  • On-demand video – access any time
  • Pay once, view anywhere on any device
  • Bonus material included (see below)

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In this course we enter the Practical Classics workshop to delve into the basics of classic car electrics. Whether your car is experiencing faulty wiring or you’re looking to install auxiliary lighting, we’ve got the tips and expert advice you’ll need to do many of the jobs yourself.

Learning The Basics

As with most projects it’s important to learn the essential techniques and then challenge yourself on the more complicated scenarios. To help you gain a basic understanding of classic car electrics, Ed Hughes demonstrates some of simple tasks to demonstrate the principles. With each of the five classes in this course, you’ll discover a new technique that you can implement in your own garage and grow more confident as a classic car electrician.

Here’s what you will learn:

  • How electricity and wiring work in your car
  • Tools you’ll need to join two wires
  • Tips for reading circuit diagrams
  • Methods for installing auxiliary lights
  • Keys to wiring an ignition

Testing Your Skills

Since this is a hands-on style course, we hope you’ll take the tips you learn here and apply them to the car in your own garage. See if you can properly execute our expert advice and let us know if you have any trouble. Don’t be afraid to pause the video, rewind and review if you feel like you’re lost or skip ahead in the classes if we’re going over ground you already know.

At the end of this series, we demonstrate a practical application of the theory with a simple project: to installing auxiliary lights. Leave us a comment if the project was a success or you need a little guidance –we’re passionate about classic car restoration, so we’d like to know how we’re doing.

Ed Hughes

Ed spent almost twenty years teaching Wood- and Metalwork, Science, Electronics and Mathematics in secondary schools while running an increasingly large fleet of obscure, Eastern Bloc cars. Those educational skills - plus years of scientific analysis of everyday motoring annoyances - mean that he has the ability to explain things well, guiding the hobby mechanic through complex tasks while identifying the possible pitfalls along the way.

Bonus Materials Included

  • How to Diagnose Electrical Problems
  • The PC guide to Ignition Coils
  • Choosing an Ammeter or Voltmeter
  • Guide to DC Electric Motors
  • Rebuilding your Alternator
  • Replacing Battery Leads
  • Guide to Multiplex Systems
  • Planning your Restoration