After a period of inactivity, classic cars should be inspected and prepared carefully before it is safe to start them up and put them back on the road for the ppring. In this ‘How to’ video guide from Skill Shack, Ed Hughes takes you through the process of re-commissioning a classic car after the winter lay-up. From inspecting tyres, engine and the underbody of your classic to the correct first start up procedure for the engine we will guide you through everything you need to know to put your cherished car back on the road after winter storage.
Once you’ve removed the cylinder head from the engine block, it’s necessary to dismantle the head to properly assess its condition and decide the next course of action. Ed teaches you how to search for any damage on the surface, including to the valves, head and copper sealing rings and the head gaskets, and then takes the head apart to have a look at each of the components inside.Watch Now >>
In this class, Ed teaches you four new techniques pertaining to ignition maintenance for an engine’s distributor on a classic car, including:
Setting and changing contact breakersWatch Now >>
Making sure a condenser is working properly
Timing the ignition
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 >>