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.
In the previous class, Ed showed you how to clean the valves and prepare them for reinsertion into the head. Now, you’ll learn how to lap in the valves using grinding paste and then decoke the engine in order to increase its efficiency and ensure top-notch engine performance for another several thousand miles. Ed introduces the tools you need to complete this process and then shows you how to use them.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 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 >>
Next in the process, we’ll turn on the MGB to have a look, a listen and a feel at how the engine is running. Danny and Clive teach you how to complete a warm engine check, which requires you to pay particular attention to the sounds, the smells and the vibrations emanating from the car. Learn to diagnose any abnormalities in timing and efficiency while the car is still in the garage.Watch Now >>