The MGB has long been Britain’s favourite sports car (for good reason), and we’d like to keep that tradition alive, so today we’re teaching you some of the basic classic car maintenance tips necessary to complete an MGB restoration and service job.
Over the course of the next five videos, we’ll demonstrate the essential service techniques any classic car restorer needs if they want to drive the MGB in style and efficiency. From engine checks to brakes and many places in between, you’ll leave this course knowing what to do when you step into the garage and prepare for your next MGB restoration.
How it works
To give you a clear understanding of what you should do when you go through the process of an MGB restoration, our Skill Shack servicemen will teach you a new technique in each of five classes. Danny Hopkins, Matt Tomkins and Clive Jefferson will demonstrate some of the necessary skills you’ll need when you pop the bonnet on your own MGB, including:
- Cold engine check, inspecting hoses, spark plugs and similar components in the engine bay
- Warm engine check, assessing timing of ignition and turnover
- Maintenance on suspension, brakes, axles, steering, wheels and tyres
Adjusting to your skills
Here’s the beauty of our courses: You don’t have to go in order. The goal with this video series is to show you a complete overview of an MGB restoration and servicing, from the first once-over to the final approval of the brakes. Thusly, each step in the course walks you through a new component on the classic car.
If at any point in the course you feel as if you already know how to complete one of these steps without assistance, go ahead and click on a later video and learn something new. As we like to say: go at your own pace, or don’t go at all. Happy restoring!