• 20:09

    How to Upgrade From Points to Electronic Ignition

    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…

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  • 12:53

    How to Install an Accessory Socket Properly

    Our classic cars have to endure the modern world of sat navs, mobile phones and other gadgets that we need to take with us and charge up. If your classic car does not have a cigar or cigarette lighter of old then you will probably want to install an accessory socket. In this video we…

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  • 19:41

    Upgrading Your Classic Car Dynamo to an Alternator

    Dynamos offer a perfectly serviceable system for classic cars that are used infrequently, but if you use your classic car often – and especially if you drive at night, have added accessories or even use things like sat navs and mobile phone chargers – that system will start to struggle. An alternator is the modern…

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    Soldering Iron Maintenance – Cleaning Guide

    Cleanliness is key when soldering. It’s good practice to clean the iron. Simply heat the iron and wipe it on a damp piece of tissue paper and you should see the tip of the iron become shiny again with a good coat of solder on it. If this doesn’t work, try letting it cool down…

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    Classic Car Ignition Explained

    In this video, we’ll give you a better understanding of the ignition system of your classic car and show you how the high tension system provides a well-timed spark, giving you the “bang” required to propel your car forward. For more helpful tips from Skill Shack, check out our Classic Car Electrics course.

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    Classic Car Electrics – Basic Principles

    It is important to understand basic principles before progressing. In its simplest form, an electrical circuit is the flow of electrons from the positive side of the battery through a component back to the other battery terminal. For more tips on auto electrics, visit our course Classic Car Electrics.

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  • 7:46

    Classic Ignition Wiring Explained and Explored

    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.

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  • 10:02

    How to Install Auxiliary Lights – Step by Step Guide

    Now that you know how to join two wires and you have a basic understanding of circuit diagrams, it’s time to try your hand at a simple project. Learn how to use essential tools and your new knowledge of electrical wiring to install auxiliary lights to the front of your classic car.

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  • 9:17

    Circuit Diagrams Explained – Faultfinding Guide

    More often than not, an electrical issue on a classic car is as simple as adjusting a fuse or correcting a faulty wire. For those times when it’s just a bit more complicated, Ed teaches you how to read a circuit diagram on your classic car to discover where the faulty component might be in your car’s system.

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