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 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 >>
In the final class of our course on classic car electrics, Ed teaches you about the ignition system on your car. He discusses the two halves of the ignition system, explains how the system is wired to the rest of a car, and then shows you how to trace faults.Watch Now >>