• 18:26

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Timing the Ignition and Replacing and Gapping Points
    12:44

    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 breakers
    Making sure a condenser is working properly
    Timing the ignition

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  • 10:33

    Valves are highly important for the optimal performance of a car’s engine. In this class, Ed teaches you how to inspect and adjust valve clearances to guarantee they are set in the proper spot for fluid, unimpeded engine motions.

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  • 15:59

    In the next step of basic engine maintenance, Ed explains how you can learn a great deal about a car engine’s wear and general health by inspecting a few key components and completing a test or two.

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  • 22:15

    First things first in basic engine maintenance on a classic car are some simple tips for servicing the engine. There are a number of components on a car’s engine that require regular inspection and scheduled replacements.

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