This video in Edd China’s classic car health check video series looks at running checks on a classic car. He checks the exhaust fumes and explains that while pre-1960 classic cars are treated leniently, and classic cars first used before 1975 only require a visual check, vehicles used after 1 August 1975 will require their exhaust gases to be tested electronically. The younger the classic car, the more stringent the test. Edd demonstrates how to look for clouds of smoke and how to check for leaks in the system.
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 >>
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 >>
As with most projects in the garage, it’s important to first learn the essential techniques and then challenge yourself on the more complicated scenarios. To help you gain an introductory understanding of classic car electrics, Danny Hopkins and Ed Hughes are here to demonstrate a number of simple car maintenance projects that focus on classic car electrics. With each of the five classes in this course, you’ll discover a new technique that you can implement in your own garage and grow more confident as a classic car restorer.Watch Now >>