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.
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 >>
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
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 >>
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 >>