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.
Once you’ve removed the cylinder head from the engine block, it’s necessary to dismantle the head to properly assess its condition and decide the next course of action. Ed teaches you how to search for any damage on the surface, including to the valves, head and copper sealing rings and the head gaskets, and then takes the head apart to have a look at each of the components inside.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 >>
In the final class of our video series on basic engine maintenance, Ed walks you step by step through a servicing of the components on an engine’s carburettor. You’ll learn the basics of the carburettor and discover how to make sure it is in proper working condition.Watch Now >>
Any capable restorer of classic cars ought to know how to decoke an engine. Over time the engine on a classic car becomes backed up with carbon, which causes the efficiency of said engine to drop. When enough carbon builds up, it might be time to decoke the engine–but how do you know whether it’s the right time?
Throughout this course, Danny and Ed will teach you some of the basic tips any car restorer needs to correctly maintain cylinder heads and gaskets, focusing on how to decoke an engine once the head has been removed.Watch Now >>