There are numerous kits available for classic cars to do away with the inefficient mechanical points ignition system and replace with a modern ‘fit and forget’ electronic system. No more gapping points! Whether the system you opt for is magnetic or optical, the principles involved in understanding how it works and how to fit it are much the same and we explain all, in this video tutorial. Ignition timing adjustment is covered to complete fitting but we also recommend you also watch our guide to ignition timing within the MGB service guide.
To give you a clear understanding of what you should do when you go through the process of an MGB restoration, our Skill Shack servicemen will teach you a new technique in each of five classes. Danny Hopkins, Matt Tomkins and Clive Jefferson will demonstrate some of the necessary skills you’ll need when you pop the bonnet on your own MGB.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 >>
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 >>