There are many advantages of converting an older classic car from a negative earth electrical system to a positive earth system. Not least of which because it enables you to use modern radios, accessories and upgrade to an alternator. In this ‘how to’ video tutorial, Ed Hughes will show you how to re-polarise the dynamo if you are keeping the existing charging system, he’ll show you all the wiring you will need and runs through what will and won’t work after change over and how to modify it to ensure you complete the conversion like a pro!
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 >>
An often overlooked part of an oil change is to spin the engine gently on the starter with the coil disconnected, allowing fresh oil to circulate and ensure no damage through lack of lubrication is done on start-up. For more engine maintenance tips, visit our course Basic Engine Maintenance For Classic Cars.Watch Now >>
In our first class, Danny and Clive dig into the engine bay to inspect a number of components prior to starting the engine. Cold engine checks are recommended for taking a closer look at hoses and other smaller parts of the engine that easily show damage and wear by shining a light. Before moving on to the next class, make sure you’ve inspected each of the components seen in this video.Watch Now >>