• 7:27

    Once we’ve run our wire and set and enabled the gas, it’s time to try our hand at the first weld. Ben walks you through the initial steps of a weld, teaching you in practice.

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  • 6:55

    Getting started with a MIG welder requires setting up the wire and the gas. Ben Field teaches you the proper technique for preparing a MIG welder for the actual welding process.

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  • 1:49

    Learning to create a weld for your classic car can help you avoid a very pricy service charge and a long holdover in the auto shop. Instead of relying on someone else to do the job, we’re going to teach you how to MIG weld so you can complete a basic repair on your classic car in your own garage. It simply takes practice, patience and maybe an expert guide.

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  • 34:21

    With the front end out of the way, now we’ll need to take a look at all components on the underside of an MGB from the gearbox to the rear wheels. Danny and Matt work their way backwards, inspecting every part they can see and even those they can’t.

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  • 22:04

    Now that we’ve checked the components in our MGB’s engine bay, it’s time to prop the car up and look under it’s belly at the front end. Danny and Matt take a look at everything on the front of the car, from the suspension to the steering column and even some of the body work, checking to see that all parts are undamaged and in working order.

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  • 16:51

    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.

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  • 13:41

    In the second half of our cold engine check, Danny and Clive disengage the spark plug leads to take a closer look at the quality and cleanliness of the spark plugs. They also inspect the brake and clutch fluid reservoirs, oil and coolant. Before cracking on to the warm engine inspection, be sure to walk through each of the components Danny and Clive cover, looking for damage and other abnormalities.

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  • 21:21

    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.

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  • 1:37

    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.

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