In this video from Edd China’s classic car health check video series, Edd takes a more detailed look underneath a classic car. Edd explains how to check the classic car wheels and listen for any grumbling of bearings, he demonstrates how to look for any play in the suspension joints and looks for any perishing in the brake lines and rubber gaiters. He recommends a visual inspection of brake pad thickness (less than 1.5mm will fail an MoT) and checking for corrosion on suspension mounts, sills and brake lines. Finally he looks at the exhaust system and propshaft and checks for excessive fluid.
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 >>
Michael Coman demonstrates the proper technique for achieving a sleek, even finish on a weld. You’ll learn about necessary safety equipment and the correct protocol for using various grinding and sanding tools to carefully wear down the weld until it is flush with the surfaces of your newly joined pieces.Watch Now >>
In the final class of our video series on basic engine maintenance, Ed walks you step by step through a servicing of the components on an engine’s carburettor. You’ll learn the basics of the carburettor and discover how to make sure it is in proper working condition.Watch Now >>