We support the idea of using classic cars all year round, and if you enjoy your cherished car in all weathers there should be no reason to worry about using the car through the winter – as long as a few simple steps are taken to protect it. We cover all those steps in this Skill Shack ‘How to’ video. We guide you through underbody protection considerations, winter tyres, protecting chrome and brightwork, upgrading headlamps, a few simple rituals to observe to protect against rain and road salt. Also for older classics, we discuss what you’ll need to do to help the car’s electrical system cope such as upgrading from a dynamo to alternator, which is covered in a separate video.
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 >>
In our first class, Danny and Clive dig into the engine bay to inspect a number of components prior to starting the engine. Cold engine checks are recommended for taking a closer look at hoses and other smaller parts of the engine that easily show damage and wear by shining a light. Before moving on to the next class, make sure you’ve inspected each of the components seen in this video.Watch Now >>
There are multiple reasons why you’d need to remove the cylinder head from the engine of your classic car. Ed Hughes teaches you what to look for when deciding whether to remove the head, and then demonstrates the proper technique for doing so.Watch Now >>