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 >>
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 >>
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 >>