• 16:51

    Basic Checks and Timing Guide – BMC B Series Engine

    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

    Cold Engine Checks (Part 2) – B Series Engine – Step by Step

    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

    Cold Engine Checks – B Series Engine – Step by Step

    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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  • 24:27

    How to Rebuild an Overhead Valve Head and Fit With New Gasket

    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.

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  • 18:26

    How to Decoke Your Combustion Chambers and Lap in Valves

    In the previous class, Ed showed you how to clean the valves and prepare them for reinsertion into the head. Now, you’ll learn how to lap in the valves using grinding paste and then decoke the engine in order to increase its efficiency and ensure top-notch engine performance for another several thousand miles. Ed introduces the tools you need to complete this process and then shows you how to use them.

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  • 25:27

    Dismantle and Assess Your Classic’s Head – Step by Step 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.

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  • 18:01

    How and When to Remove a Cylinder Head – Top Tips

    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.

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  • 1:58

    How to Decoke Your Classic’s Engine – Introduction

    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.

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  • 19:05

    Carburettor Checks – the Step by Step Guide

    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.

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