In this SkillShack video, Edd China looks under the bonnet of a classic car and shows you how to check the wiring, the battery and the structure of the engine bay. Edd demonstrates how to check for corrosion or damage around mounting points, essential steering checks, the brake fluid level and brake lines. Finally, Edd covers how to check the fuel lines for perishing and leakage and, most importantly, checking that the VIN number is present, not damaged and fully visible.
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.Watch Now >>
In the first step of our five-part course, Ed Hughes teaches you the basics of electricity and how these basics apply to the wiring on your classic car. You’ll learn some of the key terms that will come in handy later in this series, including the essential technology that connects your car’s electrical components to the car’s battery.Watch Now >>
In the final class of our course on classic car electrics, Ed teaches you about the ignition system on your car. He discusses the two halves of the ignition system, explains how the system is wired to the rest of a car, and then shows you how to trace faults.Watch Now >>
In the second half of our cold engine check, Danny and Clive disengage the spark plug leads to take a closer look at the quality and cleanliness of the spark plugs. They also inspect the brake and clutch fluid reservoirs, oil and coolant. Before cracking on to the warm engine inspection, be sure to walk through each of the components Danny and Clive cover, looking for damage and other abnormalities.Watch Now >>