If your MOT station has failed your classic car or issued an advisory note for a split or damaged track rod end boot, this video tutorial will give you a step by step guide on how to replace it. Ed Hughes will show you the tools you need for splitting the ball joint taper, as well as hints and tips on replacing and securing the rubber boot. He also talks though what to do if that stubborn nut or bolt refuses to budge!
Any capable restorer of classic cars ought to know how to decoke an engine. Over time the engine on a classic car becomes backed up with carbon, which causes the efficiency of said engine to drop. When enough carbon builds up, it might be time to decoke the engine–but how do you know whether it’s the right time?
Throughout this course, Danny and Ed will teach you some of the basic tips any car restorer needs to correctly maintain cylinder heads and gaskets, focusing on how to decoke an engine once the head has been removed.Watch Now >>
In the final step of the engine decoking process, you’ll learn to reassemble the head, replace a new gasket, and remount the cleaned and decoked components onto the engine block. Ed walks you step by step through the finishing methods needed to put the cylinder head back together and make sure everything is properly affixed and operational.Watch Now >>
Working on the bench is all well and good while you’re learning, but it’s rare to find joints that need welding in easily accessible locations on your car. With this in mind, Michael Coman teaches you how to weld the joints demonstrated in Class 1 in both vertical and upside-down positions in the horizontal plane. Michael also talks you through the various safety considerations you need to bear in mind when welding in these positions, as well as the adjustments you should make to your welder to simplify your job. Above all, listen for the sizzle.Watch Now >>
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