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Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 T-Bird, thunderbird club, southern cal
thunderbird club, southern cal, axes: I really cannot mention any shop by name - I am sure there are competent mechanics in both locations. My advice, since this process will no doubt take a long time, is to wait until you get to your new home, then join the local chapter of the Thunderbird club...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: another 1957 wiring problem, fuse block, blown fuse
fuse block, blown fuse, older cars: I don t recall the prior question (I have handled almost 2000 questions on here!) but your symptoms are that of a blown fuse - check your fuse block - either one of the fuses is blown or it is making bad contact to the clips that hold the fuses. This is...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 won't start, using a voltmeter, test light
using a voltmeter, test light, fuel pump: Joe, make sure that the engine is not stuck. A breaker bar and socket on the front pulley will check this. Next make sure that voltage is getting to the starter terminal when the key is turned to the start position. Check this by attaching a test light or...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957CHEVY CAR, back ups, stock water
back ups, stock water, test probe: If you haven t modified anything in the dash, the gauges should still work. The way to check them is to find the wires that go out to the senders, and temporarily ground them to the body while you watch the gauges. The needles should immediately begin moving...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957Ford Fairlane 500 alternator retrofit, gm alternator, ford owner
gm alternator, ford owner, 57 ford: Ron, this is a good idea and I think you re right on track. Unfortunately, I ve not had the opportunity to test this idea myself. Here s a site that shows how another Ford owner made this conversion: http://www.ranchwagon.com/tech/alt/alt.htm If you...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1958 Buick, 1958 buick roadmaster, buick roadmaster
1958 buick roadmaster, buick roadmaster, e mail address: This question just showed up in my inbox again - did you ever get my answer? Didn t Jon have the kit you wanted? If I can help more, just ask again. I don t understand your reference to e-mails. I don t get your e-mail address with these questions, so...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1958 Cadillac Stalling, vacuum line, vacuum advance
vacuum line, vacuum advance, air mixture: I actually started to mention head gasket, cracked head or bad valve when I first heard you stalling problem. The shaking vacuum is a minor indicator. The good thing about a blown head gasket is it is consistant and nearly always progresses to a diagnosable...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1958 cadillac 60 special, cadillac lasalle club, phillips auto
cadillac lasalle club, phillips auto, brake drums: Try Phillips Auto Glass for the rear glass. They are at: www.autoglassclassics.com The brake drums are a bit harder to locate - try one of the Cadillac specialist parts vendors listed in the Cadillac-LaSalle Club publications. If you are not a member...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1958 chevy 1/2 ton truck, external voltage, volt meter
external voltage, volt meter, voltage regulator: ok on that i am not shure as it might have to be polerized ? that puts the pos+ flow going in the right way but i dont think you will need to do that i think it should work but be ready to pull that wire of fast if any sparks or wires get hot i hope...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1958 chevy delray, vehical, oil filter
vehical, oil filter, 1958 chevy delray: No the delray was the only vehical ever made that never needed an oil filter on the 236. I guess what they done was they got Jesus to sit under the hood and hum. Ok now that im done with my funny, the answer is.. It better have one on there although...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1958 Ford Retractable, worm gears, screw drive
worm gears, screw drive, upper pin: Gene, thanks for the nice comments. I was a little leery of having you rip apart the car cause some owners are a bit queasy about peering around the panels. Obviously, you re not. Good work finding the solution so quickly. The screw drives can be small...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1958 Skyliner dash lights, dash lights, light socket
dash lights, light socket, switch problem: Either the motor has failed, a problem with one of the relays mounted in the back, a bad ground (and as the dash lights appear to have lost their ground this is the most logical), a switch problem, or wiring. I will need to do a little research on this one...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1959 Chevy Biscayne, 1959 chevy biscayne, wd 40
1959 chevy biscayne, wd 40, gas filter: Kevin; Hi- well I would first change the oil and filter and the gas tank might be spoiled with water, etc. so I would siphon out he old gas and put in some new gas with some dry gas,than I would open the fuel line and blow it clean , replace the gas filter...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1959 Ford F100 Battery Not Charging, 1959 ford f100, dash light
1959 ford f100, dash light, voltage regulator: I don t know what this part could be - it isn t a factory part. There should be no relay (electrically) between the voltage regulator and the battery. I think you should get a factory wiring diagram and follow the diagram to put the truck back the way it...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1959 Ford Retractable, independent repair shops, rear gears
independent repair shops, rear gears, tops car: Daryl, Generally speaking its ideal when the front and rear screws hit their respective holes simultaneously. If your rear screws are locking down while the fronts haven t yet engaged it would seem the front edge of the top is arriving at the winshield...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1959 ford f100 backfiring and missing, 1959 ford f100, 292 y block
1959 ford f100, 292 y block, spark plug wire: There are major and minor possibilities. You could have miss fired and bent a valve. I have seen it happen, but it is rare. I am leaning more to minor. First, check the firing order of your wires. This is most probable and most like the symptoms you...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1959 ford fairlane tube radio, 1959 ford fairlane, control knobs
1959 ford fairlane, control knobs, hobby magazines: Listen to the hiss as you turn the volume and tone control knobs - if both knobs affect the loudness and tone of the hiss, your radio is probably OK. In that case, the problem is your antenna. Go to your local auto parts store and buy a replacement. Note...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1960 AMC Rambler Starting Problem, electric fuel pump, amc rambler
electric fuel pump, amc rambler, cylinder ohv engine: Mike; HI , well a rambler hua, ok is there a rod or a arm on the back of the fuel pump ? if not than there it is when you put on a eletc. fuel pump most people take the rod out, so if you have no rod it will never run. with out it. or that could be...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1960 AMC Rambler Starting Problems, spark plug wires, amc rambler
spark plug wires, amc rambler, mulberry bush: Well, you violated the first rule of working on old cars: Change only one thing at a time! We ll have to go back to ground zero to figure out what is wrong, and there may be more than one thing. First, if you removed the distributor and reinstalled it,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1960 cadillac model 62, cadillac model, wd 40
cadillac model, wd 40, proper voltage: Bryan; Hi - I would say that the armature in the motors are not getting the proper voltage if any , I would say you might need to replace them or try to spray some WD-40 into the motor and brushes areas. let it sit and drip for a day than re try it - or...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1960 chevy straight six 235, clutch fan, beer belch
clutch fan, beer belch, radiator cap: Man still problems Ok did it burp? I mean you will see it gurggle for awhile, up, down, up etc then all of a sudden a big pizza and beer belch then level drops down. How about this, dont get me wrong by asking but is thermostat upside down? Or how...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1960 corvette headlights, soda mix, battery terms
soda mix, battery terms, baking soda: liz; hi well you might have to clean the battery terms off real good. and with the bulbs you might have some oxadation on the clips that go to the battery so clean them off with some baking soda mix with warm water clean them off good than try to wipe them...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1960 corvette, selonoid, battery terms
selonoid, battery terms, starter problem: Liz; Hi well I would have it tested to see that it is putting out at least 13+ volts and that the battery is also good. at times when a starter / selonoid is going bad it will start up when cold but when hot it will not re start till iy is cold. so it could...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1960 Fleetwood Limo, linkage problem, transmission shop
linkage problem, transmission shop, chain operations: While this particular transmission might have given trouble in the past, they are generally not known as troublesome transmissions. The same transmission was used from 1958 to mid-1964, so there are plenty of sources of parts for these. Your problem could...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1960 ford brake lites, silicone brake fluid, silicone fluid
silicone brake fluid, silicone fluid, echlin: I have had the same problem with silicone brake fluid ruining stoplight switches, in fact I sent some failed switches back to the NAPA supplier (Echlin) at their suggestion to find out what the problem was. I never really got an answer, but I do find the the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1960 Rambler Valve adjustments, kim hi, valve adjustments
kim hi, valve adjustments, valve guides: KIM; HI al you have to do is go to the local library or book store and look in the tech books and you should find everything that you could ever want on the valves and seals.motor auto repair and clinton repair books have all that data in them and...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1960 rambler horn reapir, horn button, chrome ring
horn button, chrome ring, steering wheel: You didn t make it real clear what your problem is. If you have already checked the horn relay, and the horns themselves, then the next thing to check is the contacts in the horn switch, which is on the steering wheel. But before you go to that much trouble,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1960 ranchero, clutch plate, wheel cylinders
clutch plate, wheel cylinders, carberator: It is possible that there is a restriction in the gas feed from the tank - the only way you are going to find out about this is to check the fuel flow rate and pressure at the fuel pump outlet. This is a complicated procedure, which I don t think you want...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1961 AMC RAMBLER AMERICAN, rf amp, factory antenna
rf amp, factory antenna, amc rambler: Ken, Have you tried using an external test antenna plugged into the antenna in jack on the radio to make sure the factory antenna isn t at fault. If the antenna test doesn t correct the problem, the fault may be with the RF amp section inside the radio. Something...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1961 AMC ramblerAmerican, amc rambler, metal fuel
amc rambler, metal fuel, return spring: If your car still has the original mechanical pump, it should not be making enough noise to bother you. Either the pump arm is not staying in contact with the eccentric cam which operates it (due to the arm not moving freely or due to a failed return spring...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1961 Cadillac 62 Series water pump, santa fe springs, napa store
santa fe springs, napa store, santa fe springs ca: I m not a parts source, and I closed my repair shop 15 years ago - also I m about 3000 miles from your car! The water pump is easy to change, but you will probably have to send in the old one to have it rebuilt - I doubt you will find one on the shelf anywhere....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1961 Cadillac, lasalle club, car parts dealers
lasalle club, car parts dealers, google search: This is called the Battery Holddown and you can usually find one on eBay if you watch for a while. Or, you can contact one of the old car parts dealers like Kanter Brothers. There are also people who specialize in Cadillac parts - just do a Google search...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1961 chev covair monsa 900 two door, jumper wire, covair
jumper wire, covair, fuse box: Bill; The fusable link should be right next to the pos+ term. on the battery. it is a short wire with a built in fuse in it , on yours it should be hooked up on the pos+ term. than going to the alt. or starter motor. did you look at the starter to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1961 Fleetwood Limo Transmission issue, throttle linkage, automatic transmissions
throttle linkage, automatic transmissions, throttle valve: Hi, Steve; First of all, my congratulations for being one of the few who are willing to get out and get under to fix one of our old clunkers! My parts book may not be as complete as you need here, but it shows the governor assembly for the earlier...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1961 ford econoline shifting lever, 1961 ford econoline, ford econoline
1961 ford econoline, ford econoline, truck salvage: I don t think you will find a new one anywhere, but you can get a used one from a truck salvage yard. I don t know where you live, but if you are willing to make a phone call, call up Gallant s Truck Salvage in Oceanside California, telephone number 760-433-4112,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1961 Impala Powerglide leak, shift linkage, 61 impala
shift linkage, 61 impala, speed powerglide: Joe ; Hi - it might be the front seal that is leaking , or the converter is . Have you tried to add a can of tranny stop leak , it might help . if the seal is bad it must be replaced but the stop leak might slow it down a bit .and as far as putting it into...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1961 Mercury Comet., tail light lenses, mercury comets
tail light lenses, mercury comets, classic mopars: Wildcat is the place to go for Mopar stuff, as you ve found. I d try Desert Southwest auto parts in Phoenix for your Comet. There are other yards in Phoenix or the area that have a lot of stuff for these also. They all advertise in Hemmings and other...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1961 Plymouth Valiant V200, 1961 plymouth valiant, auto literature
1961 plymouth valiant, auto literature, tricky operation: I think you have two separate problems, but fix the loose push button first - and maybe that will cure both symptoms. The push buttons operate the transmission by moving a cable which goes down to the side of the transmission. The button is held in place...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 235 cid, retainer plate, old cam
retainer plate, old cam, cam timing: Well, as far as recommending someone, I am about as far from you as possible, I m near San Diego CA! Since you have modified the cam and lifters, that is the first thing I would suspect. But before you tear the engine apart again, verify that you have...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 buick skylark special covertible, buick skylark, hemmings motor news
buick skylark, hemmings motor news, ebay: Yes, what you want is called the Factory Shop Manual, and you can find it at most automotive literature dealers. I use Ed Faxon at www.faxonautolit.com, but there are many others - Hemmings motor news will have listings for literature dealers each month....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 Chevrolet Impala, chevrolet impala, different shape
chevrolet impala, different shape, transmission flush: To my knowledge this was the only tranny at the time. Does not mean someone else hasn t replaced it though. The Powerglides were good transmissions until they started having problems, and then it was nearly always a rebuild job. The valve body was prone to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 Corvette ignition switch, key cylinder, small pin
key cylinder, small pin, lock cylinder: Dave ; Hi , as far as the switch , does it have a small pin hole on the backing plate , if yes you must push a pin or rod in the hole than it should pop out. as far as the key I never had to use a key as far as I can remember , but I would think in the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 - chevy p/u 235 cid, timing, silicon wires, copper core
silicon wires, copper core, vacuum advance: These are a pain - you may have to take off the flywheel cover and clean up the area of the timing marks to get things visible enough to see what you need to see. Find the ball set into the flywheel, then make the short vertical line clockwise from the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 Ford Falcon, national auto dealers, 1962 ford falcon
national auto dealers, 1962 ford falcon, falcon 4: Harold, this is one of those found in a barn stories that usually you hear about 4,286th hand. The only problem with this car is that it is a 4 door sedan, and that limits the collector value right there. However NADA, National Auto Dealers list the value...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 Ford T-Bird, oil pressure sender, oil sending unit
oil pressure sender, oil sending unit, 390 engine: Allen, if I remember right the oil pressure sender on this rig is mounted just above the oil filter. It has a single wire connected to it and should be easy to get to. Remember that the thread on the sender is a pipe thread and could benefit from some Teflon...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 falcon clutch problem, clutch linkage, 1962 ford falcon
clutch linkage, 1962 ford falcon, clutch pedal: That original e cross shaft that I referred to in the original answer. It rotates on two balls, one connected to the frame of the vehicle under the steering box, and can be seen and reached from under the car. The other ball is or pivot is threaded into the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 ford fairlane, 1962 ford fairlane, tie rod ends
1962 ford fairlane, tie rod ends, dennis carpenter: Jim, Here s a list of possible sources: http://www.dennis-carpenter.com/cars/index.shtml http://www.concoursparts.com/galaxieparts.htm http://www.fullsize.obsoletefordparts.com/ http://www.obsoleteford.com/ http://www.jerrysclassiccars.com/tableofcontents.htm...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 ford galazie convertibile, hemmings motor news, antique restorer
hemmings motor news, antique restorer, classic street rods: Anything can be repaired or rebuilt, that is not really the question. The question is how much will it cost. First, determine the exact damage. Some of the top frame can be straightened and or welded while some of the pieces are castings that, at times, resist...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 impala, valve lifters, short fuse
valve lifters, short fuse, jack chandler: I get this question about once a week, and it takes an hour or so for me to type in a complete response - so to save my finger tips, I m going to send you a recent answer that I wrote for someone else. The car is a different brand, but it doesn t really change...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 impala goodwrench motor, carbarator, edelbrock intake
carbarator, edelbrock intake, lifters: I would not switch to many plugs , what is your gap-try to close it -if it is I.E. 35 make it 32 or 33 -example - also what is the timing ? that might have to go up just a lil more than stock, and did you adj the carbarator ? and if you have solid lifters-...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 impala, chevy engine, new spark
chevy engine, new spark, hyd: Hea Jose; You say you put in a new CAM did you adj. the valves right ? also if you put in a cam you put the distributor back in if it is off buy one (1) tooth it can cause all kinds of problems. also do you have a VACUME leak any place...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 lincoln continental, lincoln continental, refence
lincoln continental, refence, hook up: I honestly don t know with out seeing it, but trace the cables from the battery and see which one goes to ground. If there is no battery hook up, trace some of the other wiring and see how it plays out. Also, if you have no refence, don t trust how it was...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 rambler american, fuse box, swollen areas
fuse box, swollen areas, older cars: Ramblers are indeed great cars, I ve owned a few myself, including a 62. Mine was a larger model (Ambassador wagon), and I don t recall exactly where the fuses were - but I know that information is in the owner s manual, along with many more things you will...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 thunderbird, wheel lug nuts, wheel wobble
wheel lug nuts, wheel wobble, wheel bearings: Yes, probably it is a wheel bearing. Just to be safe, if you can possibly do it, jack up that corner of the car far enough to get that tire off the pavement, and shake it in and out and front to back to make sure it is not about to fall off the car! It is...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963/1964 Mercury Montclair, rear suspension components, mercury montclair
rear suspension components, mercury montclair, gary patterson: Well, as I m sure you realize, I could type away here for a couple of hours and still only scratch the surface. Your first decision is to find out which (if either) of these cars is safe enough to drive once it is fixed up. You must put each car up on a lift...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 comet starter switch, starter solenoid, solinoid
starter solenoid, solinoid, starter switch: Check the two small wires on the starter solenoid - make sure you don t have them reversed. The one that operates the solenoid should be connected to the ignition switch S terminal - if it isn t, or the ignition switch has failed, the car won t crank. ...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 Fairlane radio..., antique radio repair, 1963 ford fairlane
antique radio repair, 1963 ford fairlane, car stereos: Philip, You may be able to locate a new replacement plastic indicator at some antique radio repair sites. If the knobs and front nose piece has pits and corrosion on them, the pieces can be rechromed. My shop repairs and restores old car stereos, if you would...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 falcon transmission, bad shape, car move
bad shape, car move, engine compartment: Paul, I need a whole lot more information to be of any help here. First, does the engine run smoothly when idling? Have you done anything to it since you bought it? Does the car move and drive? If so does it shake all the time that you are driving? Why do...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 ford eaton power steering pump, high pressure hose, replacement hoses
high pressure hose, replacement hoses, power steering pump: Yes, the power steering system operates at very high pressure - around 1000 PSI, in fact. The noise you are hearing is most likely caused by an incorrect high pressure hose - few people even in the trade seem to realize that the hose must have a restrictive...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 ford fairlane gas tank, 1963 ford fairlane, airplane glue
1963 ford fairlane, airplane glue, air gaps: Did not have time to go on Internet and check, but JCWhitney should have a replacement tank for under $160. There is a product called Seal-all that is about like airplane glue and will seal even dripping gasoline leaks. I have used it many times in the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 ford pickup ignition (pin usage), selonoid, gray stripe
selonoid, gray stripe, o clock: HI; I think you will have to look in a teck. book, I would look in the library in a ford book I would think the red would be hot at all times and the other red w/ stripes would go to the starter / selonoid and coil (pos) side and the yellow might...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 Mercury Monterey fuel system, mercury monterey, older cars
mercury monterey, older cars, gas filter: HI Chris; I would drain the gas or just run it out as long as it is running, You should get a can of fuel/gas treatment and a can of dry gas and add it to the fuel, do not fill it up till you burn most of the old gas out than I would give...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 Nova with Rough Idle & Hesitation, power brake booster, vacuum gauge
power brake booster, vacuum gauge, manifold vacuum: The dwell should be at 45 degrees for a 6 cylinder engine, but you may have other problems than that. When you change the dwell, that will affect the timing, so get yourself a timing light and set that on spec also. An 8 cylinder engine dwell setting...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 rambler classic 660, model fuel, dry storage
model fuel, dry storage, gas tank: There are a lot of rust treatments for the inside of a gas tank. You find them most for use in motorcycles. Check local auto parts for a compound best suited for yours. You will end up removing tank from car so that the chemical coats 360 degrees on tank insides....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 Valiant, speedometer shop, speedometer needle
speedometer shop, speedometer needle, speedometer cable: The water level should be about 2 inches below the radiator cap when the car is cold. Filling it above that level will only cause it to burp out the excess when it gets warm. You should be running 30% to 50% solution of anti-freeze in your radiator. Make...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 XKE, followup question, dirty oil
followup question, dirty oil, dodge dakota: Hi Brian, thanks so much for your last response. It was VERY helpful! I have asked other mechanics, but never had this specific & sensible a response, reply: It s good to hear your appreciation, thanks Karl ;-) One followup Question: Should I use...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1963 XKE, piston rings, plug holes
piston rings, plug holes, dodge dakota: Hello Karl, I must apologise for delay in answering your second request. I had read your questions but then accidently deleted the info along with about 70 plus junk emails i have to sort through every day. I knew i would get a reminder as i have today. ...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 1/2 Mustang, ground cable, new paint
ground cable, new paint, fire wall: Aurelia, make sure that there is a bonding strap (ground cable) between the body and the engine. This was usually attached to one of the back valve cover bolts on most of these cars and ran back to the fire wall. That completes a good ground between the body...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Chevelle hesitation, hesitation problem, coil wire
hesitation problem, coil wire, condensor: WOW Barry; SHOCKING - well that is not good, you must have a short someplace , if you set the points right and the plugs I do not think you have anything wrong there , if you are getting a shock I would first worry about that as I bet it is causing...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Chevelle Malibu SS, small block chevy, chevelle malibu
small block chevy, chevelle malibu, chevy v8: For a normal small block Chevy V8, with the engine fully warm and idling, you back off the adjuster until you hear each valve begin to click and continue to keep clicking for at least a few seconds. When it does that, slowly turn the nut clockwise until the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Chevrolet impala SS 4 speed 409, chevrolet impala ss, j c whittney
chevrolet impala ss, j c whittney, 1964 chevrolet impala: wow that is not going toea easy item to find. if i were you i would start looking in all of the ayto junk yards in your area and have them put your item on the teletype so it will be on a hot list and it will be a looked for item from the junk dealers, also...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Chevrolet Truck carb/ignition problems, chev truck, overflow tube
chev truck, overflow tube, rochester carb: It sounds like the float is too high. Even with no gasket, gas should not come out the top. I have actually ran that model without the top on (briefly). That is probably all that is wrong and no need to buy anything else. Simply adjust float until gas level...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Chevy Chevelle Malibu, griffin aluminum radiator, chevelle malibu
griffin aluminum radiator, chevelle malibu, chevy chevelle: GREG hi; I think it is a little hi for a alum. rad. but how close is the fan to the rad, also do you have a schroud on it. also a flex fan w/ clutch would help. and how is the rad cap. also how are the hoses , some times the top hose if not a flex hose can...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Chevy pickup, chevy pickup, vacuum hose
chevy pickup, vacuum hose, chevy truck: You did not tell me what engine you have, but I will assume some things. First rule of manual choke, if you don t need it, don t use it. Second rule: use sparingly. Start the engine turning first, then pull choke for about 1-2 seconds and then push it...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Classic 770 2 door hardtop 287, automatic overdrive, borg warner
automatic overdrive, borg warner, manual transmissions: You don t specify whether you are asking about manual transmissions or automatics, so I ll try to answer both. The automatic was called Flash-o-matic by Rambler, but it is the Borg-Warner design used by many cars in that era. For example, Studebaker...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Ford Mustang, stereo section, ford mustang
stereo section, ford mustang, knobs: Sharon; HI , there is a stereo section in here, as far as the radio, you just take off the rear mount on the radio and than pull the knobs off the volume and selector than remove the nuts. than un plug the wires.than it will come out the back of the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Ford Pickup, differential gears, speedometer cable
differential gears, speedometer cable, 292 y block: Your question is a generic question, it does not depend on the vehicle involved (although, as a matter of fact, I happen to have a 1964 Ford Pickup, although mine is an ex-army 4X4 and a 3/4 ton - and mine is also geared way too high for use on the highway,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: My 1964 Impala convertible, methyl hydrate, full tank
methyl hydrate, full tank, dual exhaust: Your current symptoms are of a dried out leather piston on the accelerator pump in the carburetor. To prove this, with the engine turned off, take the air cleaner off and look down the front barrel of the carburetor, while you hold the choke flap open...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: My 1964 Impala ss, 64 impala ss, 1964 impala ss
64 impala ss, 1964 impala ss, scary noises: Well, I congratulate you - I think you re doing the right thing by the car, and you won t regret it. This is every car hobbiest s fondest dream - and the 64 Impala is a car that can be driven in modern traffic without any problem. You do have a factory...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Impala won't start, cracked teeth, dead battery
cracked teeth, dead battery, flywheel: I don t recall your particular car (after some 1500 Q s and A s I m getting fuzzy recall?), but if it has standard transmission, and if you live on a tall hill, can you get the car started without using the starter? If so, I d like to see if the flywheel...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Impala won't start, smallblock chevy, crankshaft pulley
smallblock chevy, crankshaft pulley, 64 impala: It takes more than a few minutes to burn out a starter, so even if the engine is stuck solid, I doubt you ve hurt the starter. You can check to see if the engine turns by grabbing the fan belts and pulling hard. If it won t turn that way, get a long...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Impala, time mechanic, drum brakes
time mechanic, drum brakes, fixing cars: Well, first thing is, I want to welcome you to the hobby. It s a great way to learn stuff, keep out of trouble, and spend your money! I don t advise going to the oil change places - those guys are not really mechanics - and they are all on commission so...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 MGB, chamber lid, vent hose
chamber lid, vent hose, hose clamps: Hi Patick, If the mileage is correct, you should not have any major fault with the engine especially if you started the engine every month or so. Do this, set the timing at 10 deg BTDC static. The timing should never be altered to correct for a running...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Pontiac 230 6 cyl, radiator support, bolt holes
radiator support, bolt holes, great shape: Hi again, Barry; I m glad you are making progress! If you have the right shroud for the car, you shouldn t need to cut it at all. You do have to remove the radiator to install it - you slip it back over the fan toward the engine, let it hang there...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 pickup, sorr, timeing
sorr, timeing, timming: Richard points set at 16/18 or dwell at 28.30 and set points at 35 and the timming should be at 6-8 deg/ ok sorr I took so long let me know if youneed more info. p.s. when you do the timeing remove the vacume hose from the dist. and plug the line so...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Thunderbird, parallel resistor, alternator output
parallel resistor, alternator output, field terminal: I have no way to send an e-mail to you, but I can list the wiring connections for you. A schematic would cover the internal connections within each unit - I do not have that information - only a repair manual for those devices would have that detailed information....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 vette wiper problem, old roach, roach clips
old roach, roach clips, continuity tester: Russ, Man I hate electrical troubleshooting Bad thing is I always got lucky when it came to wipers Take a wire anywire from garage and heres what were gonna do were gonna by-pass the switch, if it works its the switch Set up wire so you have one...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 1/2 stingray convertible corvette, convertible corvette, small digital camera
convertible corvette, small digital camera, code numbers: Michele, numbers matching means that code numbers stamped on the transmission, engine, and differential are all the same. To find these it calls for a trip under the car armed with a flash light, couple of rags, and a pen and paper usually take a small digital...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 327 vette stalling low RPM warm, vapor lock, comming
vapor lock, comming, rotor: JOHN ; HI - I would look for a vacume leak or broken hose. if not than try to adj. the carb. as the idle at 1000 is to hi. also how is the dist. cap.rotor,points,etc. and the timeing , re check it. it might be a simple thing but I would check everything....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Buick Riviera GS, buick electra 225, 1965 buick riviera
buick electra 225, 1965 buick riviera, rochester carburetor: The fuel filter on that car is inside the fuel inlet on the carburetor. You will need a tubing wrench and if I remember right it is 5/8ths inch and a 1 inch open box end wrench. You need to remove the line and then remove the big nut that holds the filter...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Cadillac Coupe Deville Alternator, cadillac coupe deville, 1965 cadillac coupe deville
cadillac coupe deville, 1965 cadillac coupe deville, old cadillac: I believe someone has installed a later type alternator on your car, because of the number of wires you have and the absence of the regulator. The later type alternators did not have a separate regulator - it was incorporated in the alternator itself. These...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Cheve Impala - small block - won't start., neutral safety switch, solenoid starter
neutral safety switch, solenoid starter, jumper cable: JIM ; Hi - I would check the battery out , charge it if it is good , than clean off the battery terminals .keep it in park . when starting it. it should at least try to turn over with a good battery and all clean terminals. if the cables are dirty or...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Chevelle v8 283 oil leak, rubber gaskets, freeze plugs
rubber gaskets, freeze plugs, valve cover: Eric; Hea-well as far as the freeze out plugs thats why thay are called that they freeze and pop out, so you should have no oil from them.If you do than you got some troubles. I would use some good rubber gaskets. clean the heads off good, use some silicone...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door, j c whitney, chevrolet malibu
j c whitney, chevrolet malibu, passenger doors: WELL I WILL TRY TO HELP, AS THIS IS A BIT OUT OF HI PER. STUFF, FIRST DID YOU LOOK AT THE CATALOG OF J.C. WHITNEY AS THAY HAVE ALL TYPES OF STUFF,THAN TRY TO LOOK UP ON THE WEB, UNDER CUSTOM.CAR BODY PARTS, ETC, BECAUSE IF THAY ARE OUT THERE THAY SHOULD...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 CORVETTE ELECTRICAL TROUBLECSHOOTING, infinite resistance, infra red thermometer
infinite resistance, infra red thermometer, cool to the touch: OK, you say the motor is cool to the touch. I would like to know what the temperature is right around the temperature sensor. I use an infra red thermometer for this that shoots a laser like beam and the reads out digitally what the temperature is. These tools...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Corvair, air intakes, wd 40
air intakes, wd 40, gas cap: There are probalby hundreds of different things that could cause this. The first thing to do is to figure out if it is stopping because of lack of fuel, ignition, or exhaust restriction. Try restarting it by spraying some starting fluid or WD-40 in the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Corvette water leak, notice water, water leak
notice water, water leak, car down: You have to find the leak before you can fix it or I can suggest a fix. Take your handy dandy flash light and get in the car. Have someone man the garden hose and wet the car down good. You look for the leak and then tell me where it is coming from. Bra...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 chev ss, impala ss, two different things
impala ss, two different things, rocker arms: There are two different things that people call backfire and I need to know which you mean. Tell me if there is actually fire coming up out of the carburetor when this happens, or do you mean that there is a loud bang from the exhaust system? Post a...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 chevy c10 pickup turn signal socket, 1965 chevy c10, 65 chevy
1965 chevy c10, 65 chevy, complete wiring: Ronald , HI - I would look in the (jc whitney . com) catalog , or if you can find a old car in the junk yard and take them from that or if you will be replacing them why not use a new socket and larger bulb. , I think that a car / truck parts place should...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Ford Galexie 500 neutral start switch, galexie, best bet
galexie, best bet, phoenix area: The 1965 is an awkward year - it s too new for anyone to be making reproduction parts, as it isn t really a highly sought after collector car yet, but it s too old to be able to find new parts in stock somewhere. Your best bet is to find one in a wrecking...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 ford fairlane 500, ford fairlane 500, 1965 ford fairlane
ford fairlane 500, 1965 ford fairlane, new keys: The door locks use the same key as the ignition, if none of the locks have been changed in the last 42 years. The easiest lock to get out is the ignition lock, unless you have a door apart for some other reason. Unscrew the bezel from the front of the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Impala ignition module and ignition coil, new distributor cap, hei distributor
new distributor cap, hei distributor, time linda: Well, you ve sort of trapped me here! As I make very clear in my intro on this site, I don t want to get involved in any car that has been modified, because there is no way to tell what has been done to the poor thing, and putting in an engine from a 20 year...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Imperial Coupe 413 V8, electrical failure, infro
electrical failure, infro, gargage: There are a long list of possible causes for your symptoms, but two things are definitely NOT on that list. Your battery is at least marginally adequate, and your alternator is fine. Your charging indicator is telling you that your alternator is putting...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 impala starting problem, neutral safety switch, starter solenoid
neutral safety switch, starter solenoid, impala ss: You ll have to do some detective work here - this type of intermittent problem is very hard to track down. Step one is to notice, the next time it does this, what the dome light tells you. When it won t crank, open the door so you can watch the dome light...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Lincoln Continental Speedometer, white lithium grease, plastic funnel
white lithium grease, plastic funnel, gauge face: your best bet is to get a hold of a repair manual for your car. if not search on line for a continental forum and ask there. On old ford, mercs and lincs.. the speedo went from the back of the gauge to the TRANSMISSION. The VW goes to the wheel. So, push...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Mustang Convertible top, mustang convertible top, drive mechanics
mustang convertible top, drive mechanics, haynes book: Kevin, The stang repair book that I had was a book used at an autobody shop for body and frame repairs. A little shopping around and you may locate the book that I ve mentioned. You can also put up a message on the Mustang internet forum to ask if anyone...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Mustang Handling, rear axle assembly, center bolt
rear axle assembly, center bolt, u bolts: John, sounds like you might have broken a center bolt on one of the rear springs. This would allow the rear axle assembly to shift slightly on acceleration or deceleration. The center bolts go through the spring leaves and one end fits into a hole in the rear...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Mustang Horn Problems, detective work, gray head
detective work, gray head, honks: The way the horn operates on these cars is by grounding the wire that comes up the column to the horn ring contacts, so part of your problem is that something made of metal and in contact with the column is making contact with the wire (or something the wire...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Mustang front hub replacement, outer bearings, kid brother
outer bearings, kid brother, hydraulic press: I don t know, specifically, Tom, but as I recall, those hubs were pressed to the drums, and that requires a monster hydraulic press - like 30 tons! So take the new drums and the old hub/drum assemblies to a machine shop that does custom work - they should...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Mustang neutral safety switch, neutral safety switch, mustang 289
neutral safety switch, mustang 289, retainer: I am not big on fixing something that ain t broke. HAve yo jumper the switch to see if that is the problem. If it is the problem is the switch bad or is your linkage just off, which a new switch will not fix. As for as doing it, it is very simple to just...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Mustang neutral safety switch, neutral safety switch, mustang 289
neutral safety switch, mustang 289, bolts: Bruce, if my memory serves me right the safety switch is located on the side of the transmission on that car. There are two 1/4 inch bolts (7/16ths head and wrench size) that holds the switch to the side of the transmission. The holes in the switch are slotted...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Mustang questions, fuel air mixture, mixture problem
fuel air mixture, mixture problem, catalytic convertor: HI-if the heat is coming in when you are driving and not when you stop . it sounds like it is coming in from a vent ,I would check the vent switch. if it was the blower it would do it all the time. As far as the carb. I doubt it is a mixture problem. it...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Mustang windsheild wipers, wiper switch, wiper motor
wiper switch, wiper motor, wiring harness: I seam to remember that the ground wire for the wipers was attached to the same bolt as the heater. It is possible that the wire slipped down out of sight. Now is the time to get a flashlight and a mirror and check back there The other thing to check is to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 mustang convertable rear glass, mustang convertable, piece glass
mustang convertable, piece glass, rear glass: Terry; Hi you should have no trouble with it just get a tube of clear silicone , they might even sell a glass kit, but prior to putting it on clean the glass real good with a solvent or rubbing alch. it should fill it in and seal it up real good. o...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 mustang headlight switch, hemmings motor news, chrome bezel
hemmings motor news, chrome bezel, mustang parts: John, sounds like the piece that you are missing is the chrome bezel that locks the switch to the dash. Again, it is time for a trip into Hemmings Motor News, the largest classified ad book for the old car hobby. There are more folks selling Mustang parts...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: I have a 1965 mustang. the..., sway bar bushing, control arm bushing
sway bar bushing, control arm bushing, upper control arm: This could be a serious problem - you should drive it (slowly!) to an alignment shop that has been in business for many years, a locally owned shop is best - stay away from the chain stores if you can. Have them put it on their lift to examine and diagnose...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Oldsmobile 330 V8 Carburetor, throttle return spring, cold morning
throttle return spring, cold morning, rebuilder: Almost all the adjustments on the carburetor are set by the rebuilder during assembly. The only thing you can adjust without taking the carburetor apart are the various automotic choke settings (which do not affect the way the car runs except when it is just...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Oldsmobile 330 V8, crankshaft pulley, center bolt
crankshaft pulley, center bolt, compression stroke: The window should be pointed toward the carburetor, or at least close enough that the dwell can be adjusted easily. The way to determine which way the rotor rotates is to take the distributor cap off the top of the distributor, then crank the engine and see...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix faulty fuel gauge, pontiac grand prix, gas gauge
pontiac grand prix, gas gauge, fuel gauge: IF the gauge is pegged all the way down... The first thing I would check is the ground between the gas tank and the sending unit. there is one wire usually black coming from the rear wire loom going to the tank area. if you can t get to the end of the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 speedometer, speedometer repair, outer sheath
speedometer repair, outer sheath, speedo cable: There are a bunch of possibilities, the cheapest one to fix is a kinked or dry cable, so try that first. Get some speedo cable lube (it s special stuff with graphite in it) from your local parts store and lube the cable. To do that, disconnect it from the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965ford p/u, truck salvage, salvage yard
truck salvage, salvage yard, drum brakes: I guess you didn t notice in my intro that I don t get into any kind of modifications - I ve never done them and I don t really encourage it. However, in your case, I happen to know that a 66 3/4 ton Ford can be converted to discs from a later model Ford...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Cadillac 429 No Compression, head gaskets, reading zero
head gaskets, reading zero, freeze plugs: OK, well you ve convinced me! If you felt air coming from between the head and the block something is very wrong. It wouldn t be just a gasket - for some reason the head isn t bolting up tight to the block - maybe the parts are not right, or there is something...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Cadillac Coupe Deville - blowing off oil., cadillac coupe deville, excessive blowby
cadillac coupe deville, excessive blowby, 1966 cadillac coupe deville: I think you should drain the oil and examine what comes out of it. The white smoke is a danger sign - it may be overfull because there is water in the oil - that is the only thing that makes white smoke, other than transmission fluid (which would be a totally...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Cadillac wiring diagram needed, power antenna, power trunk
power antenna, power trunk, door locks: I agree, you need to get the factory shop manual. Contact Ed Faxon at:(800)458-2734 - he will have the manual. In the meantime, disconnect the body feed to all the stuff that works with the key off (seats, windows, lighters etc.) My guess is that one...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Chevy Nova, chevy nova, 1966 chevy nova
chevy nova, 1966 chevy nova, brake shoes: If you genuinely have the adjuster all the way end, it is sometimes necessary to grind off the very corners of the shoes. Have not had to do that since the 70 s, but it was very common back then. Also, you can have your drums turned so that they are slightly...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Corvette electrical problem, braided hoses, heater hoses
braided hoses, heater hoses, fuse panel: Victor, first I am not a fan of braided hoses under the hood of the car as they are conductive and just one more source of fire in case of accident or collision. Now to the electrical problem. The first question is this, when the engine dies do you still have...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 chevelle malibu convertible, 1966 chevelle malibu, rear fenders
1966 chevelle malibu, rear fenders, rust spot: When I once worked in a car dealership way back in the time machine, the sales department claimed that there was a fanny for every auto seat ever manufactured, even a pink Gremlin. However determining what a fair market price should be is a tricky business...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 chevy 396/325 horsepower, chevy 396, ss 427
chevy 396, ss 427, piston rings: Bob - HI - I had a 396 / 325 and I put new piston rings in it and new h.d. valve springs in/out with a manely ss 427 hyd. cam and hyd lifters, headers,alum. intake and a 750 dbbl. pumper holley and it ran so so good. time at 6 or 8 btdc try that...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 chevy impala wiring, 1966 chevy impala, chevy impala
1966 chevy impala, chevy impala, lighting circuit: OK, thanks for the update - I hope that cures it. By the way, the headlight switch being on has no effect on the brake lights - those are on a different circuit entirely (or at least are supposed to be!). The red lights that come on when you turn on the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 chevy nova, vacuum lines, chevy nova
vacuum lines, chevy nova, 1966 chevy nova: Yes, you can plug off the lines from the exhaust manifold and continue using the same manifold. You should also plug off any vacuum lines that go to the control valve on the back of the smog pump, if it has any. The car might run better with the smog pump...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 corvette 327/350hp, octane boost, hei distributor
octane boost, hei distributor, timeing: Jack; That is a good year 327 if there is nothing wrong with it , it should run good. I would check the timeing what did you set it at.? .And as far as the plugs i remember changing them in my 63 327 at least 1 x a mo. if they are black try to go...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 ford econoline 240 engine, ford econoline, feet in the fire
ford econoline, feet in the fire, surgical mask: Well, my mind reading skills are not up to par this week, I guess! You have arrived at rule # 1 in old car carburetors - never trust a rebuilder to fix it right the first time. The problem is clearly a defective carburetor (from your symptoms) and I m...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 IHC pickup, blue star ointment, power brake booster
blue star ointment, power brake booster, tough trucks: The white smoke could indicate some fluid is getting into the intake manifold, so watch the brake fluid level, the coolant, and the transmission fluid level. If you aren t losing any of those fluids, perhaps the white smoke is just water vapor. From the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 IMPALA STARTER, block chevy, chrome replacement
block chevy, chrome replacement, weekend car: 24 to 36 months seems a bit short for the life of a starter but if you have been buying rebuilt starters, and especially if you have headers or anything non-stock about your exhaust system or heads, that may be the reason they are dying young, especially if...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Impala alignment, caster camber, star treck
caster camber, star treck, shims: Brad; Well if it has been that long since you have done front end work- you shall now be entering a new world,like star treck now the car goes on the lift and all 4 wheels are on skids and the computer does all of the work-you type in the make and model...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 jeep wagoneer, jeep wagoneer, having trouble finding information
jeep wagoneer, having trouble finding information, inner sanctum: I am going to risk a bad rating and answer this one in a public forum. This sounds like the perfect car to stay away from if you either: 1. Cannot do the work your self. 2. Or have a ton of money to pay some one to do the work. A car that has sat unprotected...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang, stale gas, compression stroke
stale gas, compression stroke, compression tester: My guess is that you have a valve that is sticking in its guide- a common problem when a car had been run on stale gas. I d do a compression test to identify the bad cylinder, then remove the valve cover and let the engine idle while you spray some strong...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang, v8 ford, modifying cars
v8 ford, modifying cars, ford mustang: What I mean by rev is the engine rotation speed. When you start an engine, before you put it in gear, when you step on the gas the engine roars - right? That is revving - the word is short for revolving - in this case rapidly. If the car has a tachometer...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang Convert. power top, hex head, fluid oil
hex head, fluid oil, mercon: I m going to take a chance here, because I ve never actually worked on an early Mustang convertible top motor, but I beleive they use the same motor as many other cars. If you look at the top motor, you ll see a hex head plug in the side of the case - that...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang GT, newport beach ca, acton ca
newport beach ca, acton ca, radiator hose: There are so many possible causes that I can only list them and ask you to run down the list to find things that you might not have already eliminated. First, how does the car run? If it has normal power, that eliminates a large category of causes (restricted...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang gas odor, mustang 6 cylinder, fuel gauge
mustang 6 cylinder, fuel gauge, oxygenated fuels: Assuming it has not been done recently, you should start out by replacing all the rubber tubing in the fuel lines - the old tubing isn t able to stand up to the new oxygenated fuels now being sold, so the old stuff is most likely cracked and seeping. Be sure...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang, Keep original?, car hobbyists, v8 models
car hobbyists, v8 models, automotive engineer: First, I have to tell you I am not an unbaised person. I am in the hobby to preserve examples of the best original cars I can find, in as close to factory condition as possible. You are a very lucky person to have a rare and very unusual car there, with...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang Rim Options, 14 inch rims, high performance driving
14 inch rims, high performance driving, mustang 6 cylinder: These cars don t really have a frame, they are unibody cars, where the suspension is just welded on to the underbody on places that are beefed up with extra sheetmetal to take the strain. The 6 cylinder cars didn t have the same suspension as the 8 s, so...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang Sprint 200, mustang sprint, battery cables
mustang sprint, battery cables, radiator support: All of these things are possible, I cannot sort them out without testing things. Auto-Zone will diagnose this sort of problem free for you, if you can get it to their store. You can probably start the engine by using booster cables from another vehicle...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Coupe, mustang sprint, starter solenoid
mustang sprint, starter solenoid, b dick: Most likely, your battery cable ends are dirty, corroded, or loose. If you have those cheap clamp temporary repair ends on the cables - throw them away and get some new cables. Then clean the battery posts, and both ends of both cables, incluiding the things...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang starting, neutral safety switch, ballast resistor
neutral safety switch, ballast resistor, shift linkage: Don t connect from the Battery to the I terminal on the solenoid - that terminal is connected to the ignition coil and you will overheat the coil and burn out the points if you put 12 volts on it. It is used to bypass the ballast resistor only during cranking...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang Turn Signal Problem, turn signal switch, top wok
turn signal switch, top wok, mustang coupe: It would appear to me that the problem is in the new right side lamp or wiring, as everything seamed top wok until that was replaced. Sounds like a short that popped the fuse. Disconnect the right side lamp, check and replace the fuses as needed and try the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang, valve seals, chevy guy
valve seals, chevy guy, estimate range: Mike; I not shure what you mean you need for under neeth, but if you have to change the plugs every 500 you might need some head work or valve seals, take a comp. test and see what psi you get out of the cylds. it could be springs,valves,or seals, oe the rings...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 mustang 3 speed transmission, shift levers, shift forks
shift levers, shift forks, gear lever: The shift forks are out of alignment. Jack the car up from the drivers side and make sure that it is on safety stands. There are two shift levers on the side of the transmission. With the car up in the air one rear wheel should be off the ground. The front...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 mustang brakes, good shoes, brake shoes
good shoes, brake shoes, drum brake: Hea Shawn; My Son is over there now in the USMC for 5 yrs. now, I was in the army as I got drafted to go to nam but I did not pass the exam , as I had allergies so I inlisted for 4 yrs. anyways. well if the brakes are draging and scrape/make...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 mustang not starting, engine cranks, wd 40
engine cranks, wd 40, inlet valve: The fact that the engine started and ran, even briefly, when you supplied gas manually proves that your problem is not ignition related - the only remaining possiblilty is that the carburetor is not supplying fuel to the engine. This could be due to a stuck...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Plymouth Fury 111, disc brakes, 1966 plymouth fury
disc brakes, 1966 plymouth fury, ball joint: You don t say whether or not the car has disc brakes, and that affects which ball joint/arm you need. For a car without disc brakes, it takes a 3004817 (right) or 3004818 (left). If your car came with disc brakes, the part numbers are 2808274 or -5, respectively....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Plymouth fuel problems, fuel problems, fuel pump
fuel problems, fuel pump, push rod: What engine is in your Plymouth? If it is a V8, then the push rod that operates the fuel pump may not be pushing the fuel pump arm. When you replaced the fuel pump, did you happen to notice the rod coming down from above that presses on the fuel pump...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Pontiac Parisenne, chevrolet powerglide transmission, pontiac parisenne
chevrolet powerglide transmission, pontiac parisenne, canadian pontiac: The Canadian models are quite different from their US counterparts, so you need to determine what running gear this car has - much of it may be what in the US is used on Chevrolet cars. Particularly the engine and transmission identifications are going to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Pontiac Parisienne, pontiac parisienne, fenders
pontiac parisienne, fenders, thay: hi again i just thought of something, AS YOU SAY YOU ARE BUILDING THE CAR SO YOU HAVE NO FRONT END NOW, IF I WERE YOU I WOULD GO TO JC.WHITTNEY.COM AND LOOK IN THEIR BOOK AS THAY SELL EVERYTHING AND THAY MIGHT EVEN HAVE A FULL FRONT END FOR...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Pontiac Tempest, 1966 pontiac tempest, battery terms
1966 pontiac tempest, battery terms, solenoid: Pat; Hi ; I would clean off the battery terms. good , and also change the oil and filter prior to starting it. you do not want the old oil getting into the motor or change it a.s.a.p. , clean the pos. cable at the starter and try it, and if no good than...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 powerglide transmission, center bolt, bolt head
center bolt, bolt head, torque wrench: Wyatt, sorry to say but somthins up I wish I had an answer for ya but I dont. IM getting ready to delete this ask a question thing i signed up for, I just dont have the time and Im finding a lack of patience as well with some Q s...not yours Good luck...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 CAMARO 350 KEEPS CUTTING OUT, 1967 camaro, pressure vacuum
1967 camaro, pressure vacuum, volume test: Ok, that is good because in a modified car there is just too much that has been altered to try to diagnose in this manner. Several things come to mind. Does the exhaust smoke get black when the car is in the process of dying? If this is happening the problem...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Camaro AC/heater core fan assembly, 67 camaro rs, chevy ss
67 camaro rs, chevy ss, 1967 camaro: HI; John as far as I know the heater core should come out w/o taking off the fender/well-- . as some people do cut a hole to get at some screws but the hardest I have ever done was a 64 chevy ss conv. and it was hard but i did get it out with out any cutting...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Camaro backfiring, spark plug wires, 1967 camaro
spark plug wires, 1967 camaro, firing order: My first guess would be that you mixed up the spark plug wires. If it runs at all, you probably have most of them right. Follow the plug wire routing around the distributor cap - they should be plugged in using the firing order, which is 1 8 4 3 6 5...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Camaro dash light problem, 1967 camaro, dash light
1967 camaro, dash light, dash lights: Renee; Hi - I think you mean that the indoor light will not blink. is this correct ? well I would check the front and rear bulbs, and the grounds , you can clean them with sand paper. or the flasher for the blinkers might be blown out. if you turn it on...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Chevy P/U, harness manufacturer, san bernardino ca
harness manufacturer, san bernardino ca, old trucks: It is very expensive to hire someone to do electrical work -if you have any skill at all with normal hand tools, you can change your own wiring harness. You need to contact one of the vendors who make replacement wiring harnesses to find out what one will...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 caddy hard brakes, wheel bearing grease, power brake booster
wheel bearing grease, power brake booster, coefficient of friction: The grabbing is a sure sign that the brake lining on that side of the car is contaminated by leakage, probably by brake fluid, but possibly by wheel bearing grease. This cannot be cured except by fixing the leak, and replacing the linings with brand new,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 camaro, 1967 camaro rs, mixture adjustments
1967 camaro rs, mixture adjustments, vacuum advance: No, the vacuum advance is not active when the engine is idling - it only comes into operation when the throttle is partly opened during acceleration. If your carburetor is truly new, not rebuilt, most likely an error was made in installing it or setting...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Dodge Cornet Transmission leak, 1967 dodge cornet, silicone sealant
1967 dodge cornet, silicone sealant, pan gasket: The newer gaskets are harder material than those when this car was designed. You are going to have to remove pan, clean with solvent both surfaces, then apply silicone sealant to both, You can put the gasket on the pan on top of the silicone. Then let it dry...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Dodge Dart Side window removal, dodge dart, chrysler products
dodge dart, chrysler products, bottom of the glass: I m having a bit of difficulty visualizing the bracket shaped like a ball, but I can tell you that yes, there should be rollers that run in the track to guide the window. This is a pretty complex assembly, and you really should have the body parts manual...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 dash lights, variable resistor, 1967 mustang
variable resistor, 1967 mustang, dash light: Judging from what you ave told me it sounds like the dash light wire that connects to the headlight switch. The lead connects to the switch at the end of the switch that is closest to the dash when the switch is installed. About the only way to see it is to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Ford F250 Camper Special, aftermarket filters, ford f250
aftermarket filters, ford f250, dark smoke: First if the truck is licensed and insured.....IF it is.... It seem like an old fashioned road trip is called for... You might have a valve sticking open... carbon has built up and is not letting it seat properly. I had a 1963 fairlane with a 260 motor...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 alternator problems, ford galaxie 500, 1967 ford galaxie
ford galaxie 500, 1967 ford galaxie, 1967 ford galaxie 500: Never polarize an alternator system, you will fry the diodes in the alternator and could end up with an under hood fire. The back of the alternator has at least three wires. The alternator has an insulator around each terminal except the ground. The big feed...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Ford Galaxie 500, ford galaxie 500, 1967 ford galaxie
ford galaxie 500, 1967 ford galaxie, summet racing: Jackie; Hea well go to (j c whitney.com) or (summet racing.com) and ( holley carbs.com ) you will find what you need, if you do not have a alumin intake you should go for the both a alum. intake and a carb. and a cam kit would even be better. a 650 cfm...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Ford Galaxie running terribly rough., ford galaxie 500, chevy guy
ford galaxie 500, chevy guy, 1967 ford galaxie 500: Chris ; Hi well the rockers are not that hard to check but if you set them wrong , they could cause a lot of trouble, I would go to the library and go to the auto section and look in the tech. books for fords - you will find a section all about the valves...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Ford Mustang 289 no spark, jumper wire, mustang 289
jumper wire, mustang 289, ford mustang: OK, there should be a solid 12 volts at the coil when the - side of the coil is disconnected. That said there is a break in the wire or circuit some where between the coil and the battery. That means that it is time to crawl under the dash and locate the wire...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Ford Mustang Transmission, ford mustang, drive shaft
ford mustang, drive shaft, o rings: This is one of those cases that it is an in my opinion . You are going to have to remove the transmission from the car to replace the front seal. The rear one can be done from under the cat after removing the drive shaft. In my opinion the hard work is done...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 ford mustang 6 cil, ford mustang, tank lines
ford mustang, tank lines, light oil: This is a cut and paste anser I have written for engines. Does not all apply to you. For any engine that has set up, this is a good procedure to follow: Remove all old gas from tank, lines, and carb Remove the spark plugs and put transmission in park...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 GM 2.5L engine, center terminal, coil wire
center terminal, coil wire, test light: If you have a test light or a volt meter, put it on the negative coil wire (the one that goes into the side of the distributor) and with the ignition on, slowly rotate the crank. You should see the voltage pulsing from ground up to around at least 4 volts...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 GTO convertible top, cro bar, phillips head
cro bar, phillips head, lame questions: Dennis; I would try a shop that does that type of work. Hea- you ask me a question that in no way I can answer, what size is it, how thick, zipper or snaps length and with so how in the hell is it that I should know this answer, I have a chicken with a...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Impala rear lights not working with headlights, ground connections, promblem
ground connections, promblem, ground wires: Phillip, the first thing that I would check is the ground connections for the rear lights. That means all the way back to the battery. If the ground wires are attached to the bumper or bumper back bars the connection to the cars body could have rust between...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Impala SS thermal vacuum switch replacement, 67 impala ss, heater hoses
67 impala ss, heater hoses, thermal vacuum: bypass with a manual valve is the simplest way to go. They make generic heater cut off valves for what ever size hose you have (i.e. 3/4 shutoff with hose bibs) Any vacuum operated valves for water service will work. Most parts books cut off at 68, except...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Jaguar XKE 2+2, clutch master cylinder, 1967 jaguar xke
clutch master cylinder, 1967 jaguar xke, jaguar specialist: Yes John, you want to force the fluid up into the reservoir. Just make sure the reservoir is not already full or you will overflow it and get fluid all over. It is also a good idea to loosen the reservoir cap to allow air to excape fast. Some mechanics wrape...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Lincoln Continental 462, lincoln continental, firing order
lincoln continental, firing order, distributor cap: The firing order is 15426378. There should be a #1 on the distributor cap indicating that should be number 1 terminal unless someone has installed the distributor incorrectly. There should be numbers on the intake manifold runners where it contacts the cylinder...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Mustang, alternator brackets, hemmings motor news
alternator brackets, hemmings motor news, car hobby: Check the following web sites: http://www.billwrigley.com/vintage/216.jpg. My standard answer to any question that starts with where can I find.. or I am trying to find... is to get hooked up with Hemmings Motor news. It is the leading classified ad...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Mustang Headlight problems..., collector car auction, 1967 ford mustang
collector car auction, 1967 ford mustang, ford mustang: What a pleasure to hear from someone new to the hobby, and someone who speaks and writes the King s English! (You d be amazed at what I get here.) I also started with a car that was built before I was born, and I only wish there had been someone I could...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Mustang Power Steering, friction modifiers, automatic transmission fluid
friction modifiers, automatic transmission fluid, ford transmissions: I think there are two possible causes for all this. #1 is that I don t think you are using the right fluid. You mention power steering fluid, but I think you are putting type F fluid in there, but that has friction modifiers and was never intended for use...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 mustang, side beam, tank lines
side beam, tank lines, vin numbers: 1 The front cross member is not critical if there is not damage to the side beam, and it is just rust. Sometimes rust is caused by a wreck. Just re-weld correctly. 2 For any engine that has set up, this is a good procedure to follow: Remove all old...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 mustang fuel line, fuel line hose, shop rags
fuel line hose, shop rags, auto parts stores: Hi Ben, I m not a Mustang tech but we have the same thing happen at times so to cut the line we first cut off the fuel supply between the crushed section and the tank. There should be a rubber flex line toward the rear somewhere. We use a Fuel Line Crimp...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 )Oldsmobile Delta 88 4 door HT, oldsmobile delta 88, fuel gauge
oldsmobile delta 88, fuel gauge, flout: Hea Gerry; I would have to say that I think it is in the tank , and if it has been sitting all that time I would have to say that you are lucky that there was no crud in the tank. I would put all new hoses and belts on it soon as they are old...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Oldsmobile starter, oldsmobile delta 88, starter solenoid
oldsmobile delta 88, starter solenoid, cinder blocks: It could actually be either item, but the solenoid is the more likely cause. However, on this car, the solenoid is mounted on the starter, so you have to remove the whole assembly to get at either one. My advice is to remove the solenoid/stater unit as...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Starter Problem, ss camaro, torque starter
ss camaro, torque starter, starter problem: Jon, there is a high torque starter available for this engine. Also when this car was built the factory installed a metal heat shield over the starter. It was only tin but it allowed air to circulate around the starter and deflected the direct heat of the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 volkswagen beetle, copper ring, signal mechanism
copper ring, signal mechanism, metal tab: The only reason for the horn to activate is metal to metal contact somewhere. The horn assembly floats on a suspension of non-conductive parts. If a screw or other metal piece makes contact it shouldn t, your horn will never stop. Look back at it again...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 XKE Series 1 Roadster-trunk..., bolt and nut, thick gloves
bolt and nut, thick gloves, xke: These are very awkward to fit...! Remove hinge/s from body and bootlid. You will need a good vice to hold the hinge firmly. I cannot think of an easy way to explain replacement. Suggest you look at the easiest way to remove old springs, remove tension...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 1969 Cheverolet 327 HN engine code, powerglide transmissions, size chevrolet
powerglide transmissions, size chevrolet, chevy car: The HN engine was used in the full size Chevrolet car in 1969, it is a 350 (not a 327), and it was supplied with cars using the TH transmission. The HP was 300, 350, or 370, depending on which compression ratio was used. Probably, with the TH, the HP would...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 1969 Cheverolet 327 HN engine code, chevy car, chevy engine
chevy car, chevy engine, visible differences: HI Michal well I will give you some sites this way you will have all of the info and ID mark charts everything that you want is in here and a lot more so save the site for the next time ok. nastyz28.com, msa-1.com , cehighperformance.com ,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 88 Olds electrical problem, cigarette lighters, heater blower
cigarette lighters, heater blower, starter relay: No, the power windows should not work with the key off. I suspect someone has gotten creative with the wiring in this car, since what you report doesn t seem possible with the correct wiring. I think you will have to get yourself a factory shop manual...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 AMC Ambassador steering, pitman arm puller, alignment shop
pitman arm puller, alignment shop, wheel alignment: Yes, there are two special tools, and you really can t do the job without them. They are also somewhat tricky to use, I recommend you take the job to an alignment shop, and pick one with gray haired mechanics who have grease under their fingernails, they...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 AMC Ambassador steering, amc ambassador, steering linkage
amc ambassador, steering linkage, o clock: I m assuming you did this test with the engine running. If not, repeat the test with the engine idling to see if the play is any better. Based on it being this bad with the engine on, you have a serious problem, and it is safety related, so you need to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Buick 350 engine, bad pcv valve, piston rings
bad pcv valve, piston rings, advance mechanism: If I understand you correctly, you are seeing oil inside the distributor cap and also in the carburetor? That is certainly strange, but to start tracking it down, let s tackle the distributor first: There is no normal way for oil to get into the distributor...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Cadillac Coup Deville Cosmetic Restoration, wood dash kit, cadillac coup deville
wood dash kit, cadillac coup deville, cadillac logo: Yes, we were on vacation, and the questions don t come through until I am back on duty . What happened to your comment was I saw it in the ratings commentary (which I usually don t even look at, but I thought it was odd that there were comments there when...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Camaro Brake Wiring, 1968 camaro, light sockets
1968 camaro, light sockets, signal repair: Tony; boy who was that $#^&%$, I would get a test lamp and first get the brake lights fixed, have someone step on the brakes and test the light sockets if no juice than you will have to re wire them i think that the master meck. that did the wireing screwed...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Camaro Convertible, 1968 camaro, chevrolet camaro
1968 camaro, chevrolet camaro, remarkable shape: Alex; sorry for taking so long, had trouble at home. first off the car is probably worth a few bucks, with the orig. motor. I would say if you were to have it stock rebuilt you might find a place at 1,500.00 or so keep that block it must be all original....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Camaro Convertible, hemmings motor news, 1968 camaro
hemmings motor news, 1968 camaro, chevrolet camaro: This sounds like quite a find! I hope no one has tried to start the engine - that is the death knell for many an old car project - once you crank that engine with all the crud that has settled into the oil pan, you are in for a complete rebuild of the engine,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Camaro door spring installation, 68 camaro, 1968 camaro
68 camaro, 1968 camaro, case condition: I have been known to put the springs in a vise and squash it. Then with the spring compressed wire it in that position with mechanics wire. Then install the shortened spring and once in place cut the wire and remove the wire.. It might work for you. Bra...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Camaro SS convertible, 1968 camaro ss, ammeter
1968 camaro ss, ammeter, voltage regulator: The ammmeter should show some degree of charging when the engine is running. When the engine is off, and you turn on a heavy load like the headlights, it should show some discharge. If this is what is happening, there is no problem. If it doesn t show...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Camero, j c whitney, control switch
j c whitney, control switch, good year: hea ART Thats a good year for that car, I would try to e-mail J.C.Whitney .com and see if they carry them , did you try a chevy parts dealer to back order one? That might be hard to get but I dont know or you might be able to use a differnt one....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Chevelle 4 Door - Power Steering, piston heads, subtle humor
piston heads, subtle humor, donor car: Sure, you can do that. The easy way is to find another car in a junk yard that has it and just switch parts. Power steering was on a high percentage of these cars by 1968, so almost any one you find will have it. There are two main things that have to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Corvette keeps stalling., 68 corvette, fuel additive
68 corvette, fuel additive, gas tank: JOHN ; Hea - well if you had rust in the line you might have some in the carb. I would re-build it and look for any dirt / rust inside the carb as it could be plugging up the pump. etc. try some fuel additive to the tank and a new fuel filter but you should...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 camero convertable, 68 camaro convertible, 68 camero
68 camaro convertible, 68 camero, old cars price guide: Any 68 Camaro Convertible that is still owned by the original family is a hot item in the muscle car market, but I am not the person to tell you what it is worth. My advice is to get yourself a copy of the Old Cars Price Guide published by Krause Publications...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 chevelle differential pinion seal replacement, pinion seal replacement, lock nut
pinion seal replacement, lock nut, axels: mike; Hi well you will have to remove the cover plate,than the lock nut on the differntial so you can pull out both axels , about a half a foot each than you must remove the diff. than un screw the front nut. and than pop the old seal off. and put it back...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 corvette, thumber, professional technician
thumber, professional technician, 1968 corvette: Jacki, that depends on how may thumbs you have and the equipment in your garage. The thumb this is rated as a person that beaks everything that he or she touches being a person with 10 thumbs to a professional technician who is a 2 thumber. As well as a set...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 F-100 Stalls, vacuum leaks, strange places
vacuum leaks, strange places, brake booster: Would not have thought coil, sound fuel related to me. Have you tested your fuel pump with a gauge? Also check for vacuum leaks in strange places (pcv or equivlent, brake booster, a/c damper vacuum horn, etc). You did not say what happens when you rev...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Ford Mustang Fuel Level Sensor, fuel level sensor, fuel gauge
fuel level sensor, fuel gauge, ford mustang: I m sorry to tell you that there is no way other than take it out and bend and or shorten the float arm so that the arm swings from one limit to the other as the float travels from the top to the bottom of the tank. At least the fasteners are clean and rust...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Ford Mustang, driveline service, ford mustang
driveline service, ford mustang, engine valve: If you hear just a single clunk when you first back off the gas, this is very likely a bad motor mount, either on the engine or on the transmission. With the engine off, grab the top of the engine valve cover, and try to rock the engine side to side,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 firebird, 68 firebird, fire birds
68 firebird, fire birds, cudas: You re looking in the right place, and YJ is a 350, not a 400. I don t know what the numbers mean, probably a date code but I don t know how to decode it. The 350 is a good engine, so don t feel bad about it. The guy who said it was a 400 was probably...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 GTO Temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, capillary tube
oil pressure gauge, capillary tube, auto gauge: I presume you mean after market gauges. The sending unit could definitely be the problem, so could the gauge itself. You did not say whether it is electric or sealed capillary tube. If electric, just drive a false signal of about 6v and see if the gauge...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Lincoln Continental, starter solenoid, lincoln continental
starter solenoid, lincoln continental, electrical fault: What you tried to do can be very dangerous, you may be very lucky that it wouldn t turn. The cylinders can be full of oil or water, which can cause a nasty explosion when you crank the engine. You can also cause a lot of unnecessary damage to the engine...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Mercury Cougar Brake Lights, 1968 mercury cougar, sequential turn signals
1968 mercury cougar, sequential turn signals, linkage problems: OK, after doing a bit of research it comes down to a defect in the stop light switch or linkage problems that is not letting the pedal all the way back. Go to the stop light switch under the dash and disconnect the wires. If the lights go out you found it....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Mercury Monterey Convertible, mustang convertibles, mercury monterey
mustang convertibles, mercury monterey, rust damage: To answer your first question, there were 1515 Monterrey convertibles made in the 1968 model year. That makes it a rather rare car, but in the old car value system, rarity is NOT a big factor - the cars that sold well when they were new did so because people...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Mustang Coupe, mustang coupe, steering wheel
mustang coupe, steering wheel, power steering: NAPA stores have a kit that will give you every part you need to rebuild the pump (and fix that leak!). Once you have that done, you can decide if the problem is fixed or you need to go into the steering parts too. So rebuild the pump and then see if it...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Mustang Seat Removal, metal braces, mustang seat
metal braces, mustang seat, seat removal: Since you mention two front seats, I assume you have bucket seats. These are pretty easy to remove, just look under the seats for the 4 bolts that go into the floor. You may have to feel under the floor for the bottom end of each bolt to get a wrench on...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 mercury monterey, lower ball joints, auto salvage yards
lower ball joints, auto salvage yards, mercury monterey: Chris, This vehicle may be worth restoring if you have the time and money. You might want to search around on the internet to see what a vehicle like this would sell for if restored. There are a few auto salvage yards around the country that sell parts for...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Oldsmobile 98, spark plug wire, oldsmobile 98
spark plug wire, oldsmobile 98, torque converter: The engine isn t strong enough to keep running with the additional drag of the torque converter engaged. This sounds like the engine is abnormally weak - the usual cause of this is a badly mis-tuned engine. This could be a wrong setting of the timing or a...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 PLYMOUTH FURY 3, plymouth fury 3, heater control valve
plymouth fury 3, heater control valve, heater hoses: No, it doesn t have two heater cores. The heater hoses go first to the heater control valve, then from one of the control valve tubes, one hose goes over to the heater core itself. Before you take on this job, you need to know that you are in for a nightmare...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 plymouth fury 3 droptop, plymouth fury 3, high gears
plymouth fury 3, high gears, throttle linkage: Eric, this car is NOT equipped with a vacuum modulator. It does have a throttle rod running from the throttle linkage at the back of the engine to the transmission. It is a three speed transmission and will only shift twice on the way to high gear. First to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 rebel 770 Amc, rapid city south dakota, plug gap
rapid city south dakota, plug gap, crying shame: Hi, I m back on duty again. I hope you didn t put this thing in the derby - that would have been a crying shame. It is not hard to get a title for any car - there are outfits that advertise title service in any old car magazine. If you want to do this...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Wildcat, electra 225, safe assumption
electra 225, safe assumption, impressive car: Not specifically, but our family was a Buick family starting with a 39, then a 51, and 63, all bought new (the 39 and 51 by my dad, but I drove them both as a kid). They were all good cars (especially the 63), so I had a lot of loyalty to the brand. ...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 wildcat, buick riviera, wd 40
buick riviera, wd 40, dead heading: ok, if it honestly will not move either way with the plugs out, trans in park or nuetral and all other factors fine, you probably have dropped a connecting rod. HOWEVER, you said it would make one chug everytime with the starter. Was the noise the engine turning...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Buick Skylark Air conditioner, 1969 buick skylark, size buicks
1969 buick skylark, size buicks, southern california areas: Well, I can t be certain, but I d be very surprised if anyone were making replacements for this part. I d contact the wrecking yards in the Phoenix or Southern California areas that specialize in old cars. I believe this same part was used in other models,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Buick Skylark, 1969 buick skylark, dual exhaust pipes
1969 buick skylark, dual exhaust pipes, buick skylark: This is an enormous question, and one that no one can answer for you. All I can do is give you some advice. #1. Every single person you put this question to is going to give you a totally different answer, so please realize you are only getting my opinion....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 C4 Transmission Rear shaft seal, splined shaft, shaft seal
splined shaft, shaft seal, output shaft: Ok, Mike you re on the right track here. The companion flange is the part you ve sucessfully removed- that is the name for the part that you slid off the rear shaft of the transmission; it s the part that couples to the front U-joint. Once that is out...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 CAMARO, steering wheel puller, 1969 camaro
steering wheel puller, 1969 camaro, shift rod: I m not exactly clear on what you are reporting here. I m going to assume that your problem is that you can t get the selector lever to go where you try to put it. If I ve made the wrong guess (I mean if the selector lever moves OK but the transmission doesn...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Cadallac - preservation, northern tier states, rear fenders
northern tier states, rear fenders, corroless: I do not recommend undercoating, as I think it does more harm than good. For inside the doors, you can use some as sound deadening, just make sure the drain holes are open so you don t trap moisture in there. Generally, you are much better off keeping metal...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Cadi., nancy steele, time nancy
nancy steele, time nancy, window seal: Steele Rubber Products does a very good job with parts for these cars. Their catalog shows part number 50-0344-80 as right for your car, if I understand correctly what you are looking for. I see no mention of a chrome strip, however. Perhaps you will need...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Camaro Ground Straps, 1969 camaro, car wiper
1969 camaro, car wiper, wire colors: The ground strap should come off one of the bolts that hold the intake manifold down to the engine - usually it s the rear bolt on the passenger side. Then the ground strap goes just a short distance to a screw on the firewall. Make sure to clean all the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Camaro Identification, 1969 camaro, fire wall
1969 camaro, fire wall, honest man: Aaron; Hea dont worry . no thats is either for the epa. est. m.p.g. or the disc / tire size. its nothing or it can also stand for a S/S or even the dash size 10/55 so if anything its good.. ok get me the motor markings on the right front by the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Camaro Speedometer, detroit lockers, speedometer cable
detroit lockers, speedometer cable, 69 camaro: Aaron; well you found it, the cable get screwed into it. you can try to put a little rubber cap or cup,etc with some tape to keep it from dripping. but that is where the end of the speed goes. ok and when you do hook it up do not have any kinks in it as...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Camaro Starting problem, 69 camaro, 1969 camaro
69 camaro, 1969 camaro, neg terminal: Tim, it sounds like a bad connection somewhere or a dead new battery. I hope that you have a voltmeter so that you can check voltage down the line. Start by connecting the neg lead of the voltmeter to the neg terminal of the battery. Now take the pos lead...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Chevy Corvette Turn Signals Not Working, chevy corvette, fuse box
chevy corvette, fuse box, fire wall: Jessie; Hi well the fuse box is down by your left foot aere on the fire wall, the flasher is there also. if you put the 4 way flashers on you should hear them click the other lil box is for the signals it pulls out. and have you looked to see if any fuses...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Chevy Impala Fuel Sending Unit, chevy impala, 69 chevy
chevy impala, 69 chevy, google search: The part number you need is 6428084. It fits all 69 and 70 full size Chevrolet except station wagons. There are vendors who specialize in Chevrolet parts - you need to contact one of them - I cannot recommend a particular vendor. There are many - just...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 c10 trannie swap, auto linkage, drive shaft
auto linkage, drive shaft, correy: Correy HI-well you will have to get the mounts if yours do not fit, than a new bellhousing, and a starter as yours will most likely spin or strip the gears and the convertor changed and the pilot bearing changed and the auto linkage replaced than getting...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 cadillac deville, cadillac lasalle club, car junkyard
cadillac lasalle club, car junkyard, sylmar ca: Depending on where you live, there may be an old car junkyard that specializes in this sort of thing near you. If you can t find one within driving distance, you can contact Memory Lane in either Phoenix AZ, or in Sylmar, CA. They may be able to help...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 camaro ammeter, 69 camaro, altanator
69 camaro, altanator, 1969 camaro: JIM ; HI- the ammeter shows the direction of the current to and from the battery.You want the ammeter to go from the battery to the gauge than to the altanator. so the ammeter should be in the center of the two . ok bat (+) ammetter (+)...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 camaro pinion seal replacement, pinion seal replacement, 69 camaro
pinion seal replacement, 69 camaro, 1969 camaro: Bill ok well if you have a lift all you have to do is take off the drive shaft from the rear end than just be carefull and with a air wrench remove the bolt then if you are real carefull you can get the seal from the side with plyers or a puller than replace...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 chevrolet wiring, chevrolet c10, ground wires
chevrolet c10, ground wires, courtesy light: Shane; Hi wel have you looked at the fuses to see if they are blown , or did you also check the bulbs. get a test lamp and check for juice at each socket when the power is on. you can try the library for tech books. HEA did you tell me that you checked...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 corvette turn signal, liquid wrench, signal light
liquid wrench, signal light, engine compartment: John, HI- the bulb should turn right out , if it is stuck , you can spray some liquid wrench all around the back of it and into the sides of the socket let it stand for a few hours any way than it should turn out. if not you might end up replacing the socket...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Dodge Charger possible electrical problem, dixie horn, battery cables
dixie horn, battery cables, sudden downpour: OK, we still are not sure if this is a failure to charge the battery, or if it is a poor connection somewhere. Certainly, a healthy charged battery will run the car for way more than 15 minutes and still be able to restart the car many times, so I have...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 MG Midget, l bracket, quarter glass
l bracket, quarter glass, quarter window: Hi Pam, There is no such thing as a stupid question. There can only be stupid answers. I will try to stay out of that catagory. It is difficult to get the 1/4 window out without removing L bracket from the bottom of the forward window track. But if the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Pontiac Catalina 400 V8, wheel spindle, pontiac catalina
wheel spindle, pontiac catalina, wheel bearing: No, restoring the threads would result in a less strong spindle, with increased possibilty of a failure resulting in a nasty accident - not a happy thought. Try Desert Valley Auto Parts in Phoenix for that spindle - I think they will be able to help you...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Buick GS 350 engine code/VIN location, matching numbers, vin number
matching numbers, vin number, bbl: The engine code is on the left cylinder bank, on the front of the block. The VIN is in the same location. I assume the left is as viewed from the front of the car (in other words, the passenger side), but I could be wrong about that. The engine codes...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Buick GS 350 engine code/VIN location, matching numbers, push rods
matching numbers, push rods, vin number: rory The no#s should be on the r/f of the engine to the 3:00 area by the water pump, and the vin is on the driver side bottom of window and on the vech.reg. and insh. id card. the GS 1 motor has the same markings ( casting ) on the outside / the the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Camaro Headliners, windber pa, restoration supply company
windber pa, restoration supply company, camaro parts: If you ve already tried the various Camaro parts dealers and they can t help you, there are two other places that you should try. They are: Restoration Specialties and Supply, PO box 328, Windber PA 15963, Phone 814-467-9842 or 814-467-9282 Restoration...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Chevy 350 Starter Problem, chevy 350, speed tranny
chevy 350, speed tranny, bolt holes: Mike; I do not see any reason to pull the motor just to change the flywheel. just pull the tranny out with a jack. as far as the starter, you might be able to shim it some how, but I know what you mean you might have to play till you find one that will work,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Corvette Blower Motor problem, fuse panel, turn signals
fuse panel, turn signals, educated guess: I don t have a wiring diagram for your car, so I m going to have to make an educated guess. I believe that fuse is fed directly off the Accessory circuit, which in turn in activated by the accessory terminal on the ignition switch. Since (I assume) your...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 chev pickup, hood adjustment, inch max, chev
inch max, chev, hinge: Chet ; Hi - was it hit ? well I would tighten up the two bolts on the back right and left hood bracket , and see if that will draw them in first , if not than you might have to adj the hinge brackets , , you will need a buddy to help you and than...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 chevy c-10 start-up problems, chevy c, auto parts store
chevy c, auto parts store, truck questions: I m really not signed on to handle truck questions, but since a C-10 is basically the same as far as engine starting as a passenger car, I ll see if I can help. I ll need you to get me some more information, though: We ll need to do some research to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Deville Horn Relay, fuse clips, independent problems
fuse clips, independent problems, steering wheel: Yes, we had a nice few days away from this machine - our local old car club had a tour event - since I m the newsletter editor, it was a command performance! The diodes are probably available, but they are not usually sold to repair shops, as it takes a...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Dodge Charger, loose wires, dodge charger
loose wires, dodge charger, history of the car: I would need a lot more information to make any kind of guess about this problem. It could be the engine is very weak for some reason - if that is the case, a good tune-up may fix it. If it can t be fixed with a tune-up, it may need major repairs. Have...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Dodge D500 318 water in oil, intake manifold gasket, crank shaft
intake manifold gasket, crank shaft, cam lobes: Hi David, All of that is pretty much immaterial at this point since the color of the oil is grayish-white . This means the water and the oil are well mixed and well emulsified which means it has been running through the rods and main bearings for some time....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Dodge D500 318 water in oil, intake manifold gasket, vacuum gauge
intake manifold gasket, vacuum gauge, chilton manual: I m a little nervous about flushing the engine with thinned oil to drive out water. I think you could probably do that to it without much worry as long as you didn t put a load on the engine or rev it up, but I don t think you could be confident you had driven...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Ford F100 Brake and rear turn signals, turn signal switch, 1970 ford f100
turn signal switch, 1970 ford f100, expense check: This sounds like a bad turn signal switch, but before you go to all that trouble and expense, check the wiring that runs back down under the chassis to the rear light area - something might be unplugged back there, or there might be some broken wires. The...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Ford F100 Truck Needs Shifter Repair, 1970 ford f100, ant bar
1970 ford f100, ant bar, nuts bolts: Ok then here we go. First determine your shifter rod is in the column and not on a side tube (obvious but looking) Then pull wheel and column collar. (remove all related items in the way of collar...blinker plate, etc) Then locate the rod going along...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 ford fairline, ford fairline, v8 engine
ford fairline, v8 engine, firing order: The firing order is 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. Number one cylinder is on the passengers side of the engine and the cylinders are numbered 1-2-3-4 on that side and the drivers side is 5-6-7-8 There should be a 1 stamped on the distributor cap and the wires go into the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 ford mustang mach 1 tranny ques., mustang mach 1, ford mustang mach 1
mustang mach 1, ford mustang mach 1, southern california area: This is a very common problem in all Ford products of that era, in fact many people have been badly injured or even killed by the car jumping into reverse when it is parked with the engine running - don t do that! The problem is a worn shift quadrant detent...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 ford torino gt fastback sportsroof, ford torino gt, 1970 ford torino gt
ford torino gt, 1970 ford torino gt, 1970 ford torino: ****FOLLOW-UP*** 7-28-04 Lawrence, here s the information you need for wiring diagrams. You can find the 70 Torino Wiring Diagram for around $7 at this site. http://bwautoparts.com/cgi-bin/cart.pl?name=MP0141&price=6.50&custom1=&return=http://bwautoparts.com/fairlane/62-71FairlaneCat..57.htm...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 GTO, pontiac oakland club, desert valley
pontiac oakland club, desert valley, lane auto: If the parts are missing from the car, and you cannot get the person who is responsible to help you, your best bet is to contact the local Pontiac - Oakland Club and find out where they gather each month. Someone there will be very happy to help you out,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Mach One wiring, step by step directions, automobile literature
step by step directions, automobile literature, mach one: You need to obtain the Factory Shop Manual - it will have step by step directions as to how to to anything on the car, including the work you need to do now, and whatever will come up in the future. It will also have a complete wiring diagram for the whole...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 MGB restoration advice, dot 4 brake fluid, radiator shops
dot 4 brake fluid, radiator shops, clutch system: Hi Roger, 18 years in a garage will have taken it s toll on some components such as the battery, fuel system and the hydrolic system so you should expect to do some work in these at least and maybe the belts, hoses and many rubber parts like tires. It doesn...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 MGB, electric fuel pump, starter solenoid
electric fuel pump, starter solenoid, battery cables: Hi Charles, When you lose all power you need to start at the source with a volt meter or test light. Confirm that your battery cables are making good contact by checking between the positive cable and the frame with your test light or volt meter. If that...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Mustang, electrical tester, mustang
electrical tester, mustang, gap: First, check and make sure the bulb is not in the socket backwards. Even though it is a one way only fit, it can be forced in backwards. Once that is checked, and the bulb is tested (can simple move to right side to check) if it still does not work, it has...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 mustang gauges, oil pressure gauge, wiring error
oil pressure gauge, wiring error, gauge cluster: There is either a wiring error in the gauge cluster or your instrument voltage regulator has failed. (This is NOT the same thing as the Voltage Regulator that controls the battery charging.) If someone has been fiddling with the wires, get a wiring diagram...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 mustang horn, bench test, battery connection
bench test, battery connection, incontact: Follow the two wires that go out to the horns, back to the small black metal relay box with 3 terminals that they are connected to. The 3 terminals are H (the horn connection) B (the battery connection) and S (the switch connection). Verify that there...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 rear differential on a corvette 350/300hp stock, metal fillings, rear differential
metal fillings, rear differential, pot hole: Jimmy; Hea- well first of NO-NO do not wait for it to blow- dam it might just be a U-joint and if it blew in the front end and stuck into a pot hole it could flip the car over, you do not want to wait for that to hapen do you ? it could be a bearing,or in...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Triumph Spitfire car radio, antenna element, larry crook
antenna element, larry crook, greenfield nh: Larry, You can test the antenna out by using an ohm meter to test for continuity from the antenna element to the tip of the plug after you pull it out of the radio. next test the shield from the plug to the cars frame/ground. And lastly test for a short from...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970, ram check, steering wheel
ram check, steering wheel, exact problem: Still not sure what you mean by lock to lock If you mean it cycles between two of the teeth on the steering wheel lock, your fluid is not metered correctly in the ram. Check for blockage on one of the ports or a collapsed hose going from pump to ram. ...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970s spitfire lost title, british car club, motor vehicle department
british car club, motor vehicle department, british cars: Hi Elizabeth, Each state has different laws pertaining to titles. In many states if you have a vehicle on your property for a long time and have no title you can apply for a title by applying a storage or labor lien against the vehicle. You may have to run...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1971 Dodge Challenger Steering column, 1971 dodge challenger, dodge challenger
1971 dodge challenger, dodge challenger, sales invoice: Sorry, there is no way to unlock the steering wheel without the key, unless you are willing to damage the steering column by slide-hammering the lock cylinder. You have a number of options: You can call any locksmith who makes house calls and have...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1971 Ford F-100, air fuel mixture, ford f 100
air fuel mixture, ford f 100, vacuum leak: I would start by checking for a vacuum leak. If you have to, spray carb cleaner externally around your hoses and intake manifold. If engine lines out or picks up speed, you have a leak. Nothing wrong with adjusting screws, but use a vacuum guage if possiblew...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1971 Ford Ranchero Running Rough, 1971 ford ranchero, rotor coil
1971 ford ranchero, rotor coil, vacuum leak: Sounds very fuel related either fuel pump or a restriction. Only interesting point is that you can throttle up farther with no problems. Backfire out the exhaust is usually excessive fuel, Backfire at the carb is too dry. (post-ignition vs pre-ignition)...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1971 ford ranger 250 camper special, electrical diagrams, ford ranger
electrical diagrams, ford ranger, chiltons: Well, trucks are not really my area, but I think you need to contact Ed Faxon at 1-800-458-2734 He will have whatever manuals you want. If you are going to be keeping this truck, I advise you to get the shop manual - it will have everything you ll ever...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1971 TR6 Ignition Switch Wiring, pin connections, switch wiring
pin connections, switch wiring, switch positions: Hi Ray, From your discription that switch is not a 1971 switch but it can be used. It was designed to have #1 connected to a white wire (Ignition) #2 is Aux (radio etc) #3 is white w/red tracer (starter sol) #5 is Brown W/ white tracer. (Power) You can...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1971 Trans Am, crager wheels, drive shaft
crager wheels, drive shaft, distinctive sound: could definitely be U-joints and that can be very dangerous. It help to elevate car off the ground, ramps are great. With the drive train in neutral and NO stress on it, vigorously move the drive shaft up and down where the u-joints are. Test both ends....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1971 Vw super beetle, oil filler cap, crankcase ventilation
oil filler cap, crankcase ventilation, fuel vapors: excessive vapors come from Improper crankcase ventilation, presuming your carb is working correctly, and not dumping excess fuel. Try istalling a PCV valve if you don t have one. Run it from the valve cover or buy an aftermarket oil filler cap with a vacuum...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 Chevy Caprice Headlight Issues, 1972 chevy caprice, chevy caprice
1972 chevy caprice, chevy caprice, fuse block: Anthony; HI I would forst get the head lamps to work normally, than find the hot wire to lamps,now get a wire thats 4 or more ft. ,etc. woth clips on the ends find the wire that has the juice when you put the hi beams on and hook up one hi beam if they...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 Chevy Caprice Seat Belt Door Ajar Buzzer Sound, 1972 chevy caprice, buzzer sound
1972 chevy caprice, buzzer sound, chevy caprice: Probably the only way to find out for sure where the buzzers were located is to get a shop manual for it. My guess would be that they are plugged into the fuse panel, alongside the fuses and circuit breakers that are used for other functions. Most folks...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 chevelle, cam bearings, rick casey
cam bearings, rick casey, camor: RICK Well -for 5000 ii=I would get it if it is in good shape and get a crate motor a 327 or 350 with a good camor a short block and get your heads done add a alum. intake and a new holley. zooom cam bearingd, and and a oil pump that means some work and what...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 chevelle, compression stroke, cam gear
compression stroke, cam gear, chevelle: When you say the timing is definitely correct, how is this verified? Did you personal align the cam gear and crank? How are you sure it is not 180 out? Did you check the valves on rotation for the compression stroke? Have you preloaded the valves or...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 chevelle, exhaust stroke, compression stroke
exhaust stroke, compression stroke, five cents: I ll be willing to bet at least twenty five cents that the distributor is off by 180 degrees. The distributor can go in two ways and look like it is timed perfectly. Remember that the crankshaft turns twice as fast and twice as many revolutions as the distributor....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 chevelle, 72 chevelle, solenoid
72 chevelle, solenoid, batt: Mike; Hi well it could be the starter , or the battery, or bad connection at the battery or other ends. as far as the starter just un do the pos. term at the batt. than on the starter the wires are different sizes so if you look at the ends one is larger...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 chrysler newport, chrysler newport, valve seals
chrysler newport, valve seals, valve job: Matt; It could be the valve seals dried up. I would get some motor cleaner that you add to the oil, than drain it out and put in a new filter and oil and a can of stp. also see if you can find a can of seal treatment or motor treatment that you add to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 Dodge Dart choke pull off gasket, dodge dart, slant 6
dodge dart, slant 6, vacuum hose: I m pretty sure there is no gasket there. The metal holder for the thermostatic spring that operates the choke simply sits right on the well in the manifold - no gasket is required as there is no need for a seal. I double checked to make sure, the parts book...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 Dodge Dart, dodge dart, 225 slant 6
dodge dart, 225 slant 6, selonoid: James ; hi I have seen this with some chevys , the starter is old and the fields are old and it will not turn over due to the fields, can you try to replace the selonoid, or both starter and see id if helps touy, as I have had it happem to my 350 nova. ...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 dodge dart rough running, vacuum leaks, vacuum hoses
vacuum leaks, vacuum hoses, intake hoses: Thomas I would try a different carb. to see if it works. and I would not block off the booster tank. I would remove it and put in a std. master cyld. - where is the line from the booster connected to, is it plugged up. it might be the declaratory pump. ....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 Jaguar xj6, rear wheel bearings, lower ball joints
rear wheel bearings, lower ball joints, jaguar dealers: Hi Virginia, A V-8 Chevy engine conversion is a common conversion and usually works well. The things you should have checked by a trusted mechanic are the normal stuff needed to be checked on most 1972 cars. Plus upper and lower ball joints on the front...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 Karmann Ghia, karmann ghia, whole lot
karmann ghia, whole lot, fort lauderdale: I don t know of a VW dealership on the planet that wouldn t know how to fix it. They just may not want to work on it. They are vey simple engines and unless you have blown it up, chances are it will run again very easily, I would have to have a WHOLE lot...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 Mercury Comet GT Series, mercury comet gt, ford mercury
mercury comet gt, ford mercury, soleniod: Honestly, I have never seen one, but the starter is located at the bottom of the engine facing the flywheel. You can find it by following the Positive battery cable from the battery, thru the soleniod, down to the starter. It will have two or three bolts,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 MGB, stale gas, hydraulic resistance
stale gas, hydraulic resistance, wet test: Hi Matt, I would not run it very much if it is not running right as you may do a lot of damage depending on what is wrong. My first question is, did you add new gas to some old stale gas or did you drain the old and put in new? When I worked in dealerships...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 MGB, weber carburator, moss motors
weber carburator, moss motors, cluch: Otis: Sorry, can t help with the Weber Thing...it s a shame so many people took off those good ole SU carbs and put on a racing carb....never made sense, but some folks thought their running problems were because of the SU carbs, when really they never...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 Pontiac Lemans Voltage Regulator, 1972 pontiac lemans, side fender
1972 pontiac lemans, side fender, volt meter: Erice; HI- well it is a small black box about 4x4x3 in size and should have a few wires pluged into it, it should be on the drivers side fender. get it checked with a volt meter to see the voltage you are putting if it is 13+ thats good but if it is 12 or...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 Suburban, new target 350, water temp, auto gage, radiator shop
auto gage, radiator shop, auto gauge: HI ; I would still change or you can even take the thermastat out for the summer , thats what I would do , as you are holding the hi temp. with out boiling over ,if it has been doing it all along than it might be the gauge but to be on the safe side I...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1972 Triumph TR6 fuel gage, voltage stabilizer, alligator clip
voltage stabilizer, alligator clip, high beams: Hi Robert, The test light test you did indicates the gauge is OK, but I can t tell anything by your test. The TR-6 used a voltage stabilizer to power up the fuel gauge and the temp gauge which dropped the gauge voltage to 10v to the gauges. The tank sending...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Buick Apollo, buick apollo, exhaust gasket
buick apollo, exhaust gasket, new spark: Rebecca;; HI- Well the first thing I would do is to pull the valve covers and check the rockers and push rods and springs, than I would do a compression test on every clyd. than I would check the cap-rotor-wires-points and cond. / replace if bad. than...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Cadillac Eldorado convertible top, cadillac eldorado, san gabriel ca
cadillac eldorado, san gabriel ca, perfect shape: You should hear more than a relay click - you should hear a motor start up and whirr when you push the top switch. I think the motor is probably stuck from lack of use. The top motor is behind the rear seat backrest. If you can t get at it from the trunk,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Chevy G10 Van, mystery machine, perfect pen
mystery machine, perfect pen, cheerful note: Hi Julie; Well with the windows all I can say about them is that thay should be down when you install them as I think that there is some timeing on the track so check the way the window bar goes and try to get it down all the way and look at the gears...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Chevy Van, hp sounds, gut instinct
hp sounds, gut instinct, chevy van: OK, the compression test: Since you are a certified car nut, you need to buy the tools of the hobby. You might as well admit it, you re hooked, so make room in your sock drawer for the following: For the compression test, you need only buy a compression...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Corvette Restoration/steering column, j c whitney, corvette restoration
j c whitney, corvette restoration, lil hole: G.T OK well you might have to have your mod. in nut. and have the clutch in to start italso seat belts.. and with the key you might have to have the key in the key lock and a pin in the lil hole than it should pop off so you can get it into the column. you...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 camaro keeps stalling out, 73 camaro, fuel filter
73 camaro, fuel filter, camaro: JIM; Hi, well you changed the fuel filter ok, how is the idle have you tried to set it so it will not stall. and have you adj. the carb. with the two adj. screws ? and I wonder if you have a vacume leak someplace, check all vacume hoses for leaks.and...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 chevy impala, slip yoke, drive shaft
slip yoke, drive shaft, chevy impala: Either you mis-understood him or he doesn t know the right names for parts. The lower control arms are what holds the front wheels on - so I doubt they have anything to do with your driveshaft coming down. Most likely, either the front or rear universal...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 duster, malibu ss, mustang 64
malibu ss, mustang 64, chassis shop: I m glad to hear from someone who is willing to get his hands dirty fixing things! That is how I got started in the hobby too. The very best thing for you to do is to get a factory shop manual for your car. In 1973, there were two manuals for your car,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 F100 Truck, piston rings, california stores
piston rings, california stores, blue cloud: I ll try to advise you, but I need more information. Which engine does the truck have (there are about 8 different possibilities - 6 or V8, and many different sizes) and which transmission (3 speed manual, 4 speed manual, 3 speed with overdrive, automatic)?...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Ford LTD Overheating, radiator hoses, little old lady
radiator hoses, little old lady, 1973 ford ltd: Well, not sure you will like my answer. Don t know which mechanic you are wanting to hold responsible, but once your car has been repaired and leaves the shop unless the intended repair fails immediately, it is hard to show in wasn t a new cause problem....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Monte Carlo, chevrolet monte carlo, quater
chevrolet monte carlo, quater, e bay: Hi jessica, I thought I sent this out , well a second time, i would look for any used parts houses or after market parts, try (jc whitney.com) they carry lots of items , First of all if the frame is bent do not waste your money or if you really...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Norton Commando Motorcycle, norton commando, resin bath
norton commando, resin bath, nice bike: Hea Matt Far out you are in the British Army thats cool. my e-mail is BIGW45@aol.com if you wish to send a note once and a while, Are you a Pilot ? if so thats great and if not thats ok too. I wish that I could fly , I love to shoot and in basic...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Plymouth Duster, Hesitation, plymouth duster, nox emissions
plymouth duster, nox emissions, vacuum lines: What is column C? Dare I ask? This car was a bear to get running right when it was new due to the emissions controls on it. 73 was the first year that the EGR valve was introduced to the world to get rig of NOx emissions. The timing of the vacuum for the EGR...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Plymouth Scamp, 1973 plymouth scamp, plymouth scamp
1973 plymouth scamp, plymouth scamp, cheeper: Chris; Hi as far as the tank - you should take it out and there are places that soak it or boil it out for you and test it , or a new after market tank might be cheeper- 150.00-200.00 . you will have to blow out the fuel lines as the gas does turn into...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Satellite Issues, napa store, plymouth satellite
napa store, plymouth satellite, summit racing: I always advise people to avoid professionally rebuilt carburetors, as they are usually worse than when they were sent in for rebuild. There are a few exceptions, of course, but your experience is typical. It is possible that your carburetor is simply...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973corvette sometimes won't start, battery cables, battery connections
battery cables, battery connections, warm weather: You can go at it that way, or you can do some more testing - your choice! If you want to do some more testing, do the following: Next time it won t crank, turn on the headlights and see if they come on full bright. If they do not come on, try cleaning...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1974 buick riviera steering column, buick riviera, riviera steering column
buick riviera, riviera steering column, steering wheel: The steering wheel tilt and telescope mechanism contains very powerful springs that have to be compressed with a special tool to take it apart - this is not something you can do yourself without the special tools. If you can put it back together temporarily...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1974 Corvette Engergency Brake Light, corvette coupe, proportioning valve
corvette coupe, proportioning valve, emergency brake: Is the light just for the E Brake or does it say brakes. If the car has a double master cylinder it could be kept on by the proportioning valve just down stream from the master cylinder. Locate the cylinder and disconnect the wire from it. If the light goes...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1974 Corvette Lost Keys, lock smith, visible damage
lock smith, visible damage, convertable: WOW sweet, not many barn finds left you will have to pull the tumbler out of coluum or call lock smith but this is only to turn the wheels to get it out of barn correct? Just dont try and start it if its been sitting for so long, you need to of course...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1974 chev 350 pickup, stroke cycle engine, spark plug wire
stroke cycle engine, spark plug wire, chev 350: OK Bobby, this is going to be a long answer as you have about 6 different operations in here. The first thing that you will need to do is to get number one cylinder to top dead center in the firing position. In a 4 stroke cycle engine the piston can come to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1974 L6 camaro timeing chain/timeing issues, poor gas mileage, crate motor
poor gas mileage, crate motor, timeing chain: Phonzy; He- Well do you know what I would do,first with all of those miles you will just be putting good money into bad, so I would pull the motor and do 1 of two things, 1-get a new crate motor, or a new re-built motor, or you could re-build your own...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1974 Nova door hinges, door hinges, spot welds
door hinges, spot welds, risky move: I like your idea a whole lot better. You don t even have to worry about how far in you weld, as long as the ends are really good. The metal in these hinges welds well. Not only would new hinges have to be welded, those are machine spot welds and it is not...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1975 BOBCAT Brake System, lug bolts, brake hoses
lug bolts, brake hoses, missing piece: OK, Thanks for the info. So your brake hoses were definitly causing the pulling - not really a surprise, I ve seen that many times. As for the vibration, that sounds like a bad rotor - the back brakes are not likely to cause a vibration unless there is...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1975 cadillac coupe deville brake lights and blinkers, cadillac coupe deville, 1975 cadillac coupe deville
cadillac coupe deville, 1975 cadillac coupe deville, blinkers: First, replace the flasher, They are cheap. It should make a difference one way or the other. Also, a very common problem is bulbs forced into the sockets backwards. If you look at the bulbs and the sockets, you have a shallow peg and a deep peg. A lot of...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1975 nova, condition thanks, water filtering
condition thanks, water filtering, shift kit: The V8 is a world of diference with V6, it is pretty much powerfull and soft than V6 Engine, and the sound of engine is really exciting, specially in high speeds, so i do recomend you to put a V8 in your car, but i think that $1.200 is a little expensive...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1975 nova, cam set, guessing game
cam set, guessing game, shift kit: ok how u doin if thatcmotor got 5 yrs on it was it ever started once and a while or does it smoke run good? if so you might get a good deal but if it dosent run it could be rusted or scored in the cyld walls. that you will have to do a comp. over haul. but...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1975 van, enormous undertaking, van nuys ca
enormous undertaking, van nuys ca, dalton ga: This is going to be an enormous undertaking, because most of these vehicles were not considered collectible, and so were used up and junked - in other words they have long since gone to the crusher. Interior parts are going to be very hard to find, and when...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 4-speed Corvette Posi-unit, clutch pack, posi unit
clutch pack, posi unit, positraction: Marvin ; HI , well as far as the clutch ,psi/plt. it is not that hard , and you should also replace the throw out bearing. and check the spline berg. with all new parts you should have no trouble. it is a bit of work to do at home or in the drive...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976/79 Ford f-100/150, ford f 100, jumper cables
ford f 100, jumper cables, cable test: check your terminology. Drivers side and left hand are the same. We will presume what you meant. Check your grounding !!!! Nearly everyone of these problems can be realted to bad ground. A pair of jumper cables makes a good temporary test cable. Test...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 AMC Pacer horn won't work, horn button, steering wheel
horn button, steering wheel, pacer: There definitely is a fuse, but you can check for voltage without knowing where it is. Locate the wire going to the horn and with someone holding the horn button down, check for voltage in the wire. If you have voltage, then the horn is bad. If none, then...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 Corvette, gas gauge, gauge cluster
gas gauge, gauge cluster, asap thanks: Christy were going to have to do a few rounds on this one so be patient First is it only the gas gauge in the cluster that does not work? how about the amp?, oil, temp...forget the clock..lol those never work. Are the lights working? You stated controls...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 Corvette brake booster removal, power brake booster, corvette brake
power brake booster, corvette brake, corvette forum: Hea Marty I do not think that you will have to do all of that, are you sure that there is no nuts that come off ? or try and look up and under the dash to see if you see any nuts holding the booster on, I would think it would come off from the front.also...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 Corvette, hp engine, rebuilding engines
hp engine, rebuilding engines, welcome thanks: Hea Tony; As far as the tranny , I do not think you should have any trouble with it, if you are worried you can allways get a heavy duty one. I think as long as you are not going to go crazy with the engine as far as pistons .060 over and a big solid...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 chev. monza, hot item, chev
hot item, chev, ebay: I don t know what you were searching for. Give me a little more information and I ll try. These are hardly a hot item, but there will be someone out there who will be interested. If it is in running condition, and you clean it up with a wash and polish,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 chevy corvette, chevy corvette, best bet
chevy corvette, best bet, pliers: Lea ; Hi if you can get a set of pliers on the broken cable and pull it open , and you will have to replace the cable or the broken part for it to work inside. you also might get it from under the grill but the pliers will be your best bet. ...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 MG MIdget Alt., voltage drop test, light glows
voltage drop test, light glows, mg midget: Jay, I guess this was you first question. I received the 2nd already. I first will explain how the light system works on your car if you have the orginal Lucas alt. on it. When you first turn the Ign. key on, power is sent to the bulb. The bulb will...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 MG Midget electrical, light glows, electrical pathway
light glows, electrical pathway, laros: Jay: I m not sure if the 1275 engine air (smog)pump will work on the 1500 or not. The main thing would be the mounting brackets, etc. If on the other hand, you find out that they will interchange and want a good used 1275 pump - contact me , as I have...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 MG Midget Update, asphalt driveway, motor oil
asphalt driveway, motor oil, kerosene: Jay: See my earlier reply! Good luck with the MG Midget. I had one for many years and enjoyed it greatly. Keep your oil and filter clean. It s probably the best thing you can do for your engine. Also, change your coolant and flush the cooling system every...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 MG Midget Update, battery problem, voltmeter
battery problem, voltmeter, headlights: Jay, I assume you mean the voltmeter? and I assume you are having some kind of battery problem? A charge rate of between 13.8 to 14.5 at a fast idle is cansidered normal. However, that is not all there is to it. You need to check it wiht a load, like headlights...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 MG midget, cluth, slave cylinder
cluth, slave cylinder, mg midget: I m no MG expert, but I am pretty sure it has a hydrolic clutch and it sounds like it may have run low on fluid and got air in the line. You need to refill the reservoir and bleed the clutch , just like brakes and it should work. If not, send follow up....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 MGB Roadster - exhaust fumes..., firewall one, air leaks
firewall one, air leaks, air leak: Hi Michael, The only way to find an exhaust leak is to put the car on a lift with it running and closely examin the exhaust from front to rear. Sometimes just the smell of the engine compartment due to an air leak in the firewall or something like a broken...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 MGB water pump, chrome bumper, rubber bumper
chrome bumper, rubber bumper, mgb: Hi Peter, The RB (Rubber Bumper) MGs did have more room in that area so you may be able to do it ok. I have changed one out on the closer CR (Chrome Bumper) MGs so you should be able to do that one. Just be sure you clean the gasket off of the block. Howard...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 vette battery problem, battery problem, volt meter
battery problem, volt meter, vette: Adam ; HI ; i would get a volt meter and see what the alt. is putting out and also the battery-this way you will know if it is charging right and if yes than you must have a dead short or something grounding out, that is killing the battery. so I would...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1977 corvette, jan brady, vacuum lines
jan brady, vacuum lines, sting ray: Hey Jason, Do you intend on driving it in the winter?..if not do as I do and thats heater DELETE!, get rid of it all... A 77 will not really hold much value in stock form. 76 is last sting ray and 78 is 25th (although interior redesign) So the 77 is like...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1977 Monte Carlo, iola wisconsin, interior issues
iola wisconsin, interior issues, krause publications: It is probably too old for the blue book to give you much information, but the Old Cars Weekly price guide, published by Krause Publications of Iola Wisconsin will give you all the information you can use, and also give you a tutorial on evaluating the condition...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1977 Nova Ignition switch, problem occured, lock smith
problem occured, lock smith, key switch: Elden ; I would go to chevy and get or order a new key switch , you might be able to use your key lock cyld. if you have trouble with it a lock smith can fit it to your keys cheep. ok but I would get and put in a new switch before it falls apart and...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1977 OLDSMOBILE REGENCY '98, oldsmobile regency 98, blower motor resistor
oldsmobile regency 98, blower motor resistor, oldsmobile regency: Charles; Hi- It sounds as if the switch is not working right. it should be low-med-hi. check the fan blower- try it with the heater , not the A/C if it workes with the heater in l-m-h than it should do the same with the A/C try to hot wire it. and see...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1977 Plymouth Gran Fury Brougham, plymouth gran fury, radiator core
plymouth gran fury, radiator core, wheel button: The horn relay could be the problem, but more likely it is a bad connection inside the steering wheel horn switch. To find the horn relay, follow the wires that come from the horns back to a small metal can that is mounted on the radiator core support,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1977 plymouth volare roadrunner, manual transmission conversion, 1977 plymouth volare
manual transmission conversion, 1977 plymouth volare, mounting bolt: I found the following information on a web site - that s all I know about the A-833. My guess is that it would be a bolt in changeover. Just slither under there and measure the mounting bolt hole positions to make sure before you get too buried in the project....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1977 plymouth volare, turn signal switch, 1977 plymouth volare
turn signal switch, 1977 plymouth volare, signal work: The failure is in the turn signal switch in 99% of these cases. To prove it to yourself, have someone stand behind the car and watch while you put your foot on the brake so that the right side brake light comes on, and then jiggle the turn signal lever -...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1977 pontiac lemans, 1977 pontiac lemans, 8 years
1977 pontiac lemans, 8 years, pontiac: Melodee, Well lets assume First who is doing the labor? As far as cost wise you could be looking at anywhere from 10k to 15k to 17 etc, but theres a big question involved and that is the labor part, motor removal, rebuild, front end rebuild, brakes,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1978 Chevrolet Impala, restoring cars, chevrolet impala
restoring cars, chevrolet impala, vintage age: ok- I think it is great that you and your DAD are goimg to do that as I wish I could have done something with my DAD but he is gone now so remember you be good to your DAD as you only get one and time goes by so dam fast , as my Son is now in the war and I...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1978 Chevy 350, valve lifters, chevy 350
valve lifters, chevy 350, manual shift: In that case, the problem sounds like your valve lifters or rockers. Take the oil cap off and listen closer inside the heads and see if this is the case. Normally sufficient oil in the motor can quiet them if they are not worn too badly. Check the oil level...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1978 chevy small block won't start, chevy small block, wd 40
chevy small block, wd 40, battery connections: Eddie ; HI well the first thing I would do is to remove each the sparks and put a shot of wd-40 into each cyld. than put the plugs back in . than remove the air filter and spray some starting fluid into the carb. and try to start it , you might have...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1978 Riviera Distributor Cap Order, spark plug wire, center bolt
spark plug wire, center bolt, compression stroke: The car would not run with that firing order. I suspect we have a failure to communicate here, and the problem is my fault! The cylinders are numbered 2-4-6-8 down the passenger side, front to back, and 1-3-5-7 down the driver s side, front to back. The...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1979 350 chevy engine/ 1962 Continental, 350 chevy engine, power steering hose
350 chevy engine, power steering hose, carbarator: hi, ARE YOU GOING TO TRY TO RE-DO THE CAR AS IN FIX IT ALL UP. THAT IS GRTEAT . iF YOU SAY IT WAS RUNNING BAD PRIOR TO THE HOSE BUSTING AND i GUESS THAT YOU HAVE POWER STERING FLUID ALL OVER THE PLACE, i THINK IT MIGHT NOT START AS YOU COULD HAVE FLUID...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1979 conv bug, old cars price guide, unsafe cars
old cars price guide, unsafe cars, decent shape: That sounds very high to me, but to check for sure, go to your local library or book store and find a copy of the OLD CARS PRICE GUIDE and read up on how to assess the condition of an old car. When you know the condition (code #1 through #6), then you can...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1979 El Camino 350 4brl, starter solenoid, battery cables
starter solenoid, battery cables, dead cells: Turning the key, nothing would by no means point me to the battery. If you have enough power to make your headlights come on, the engine should turn over. If your park/nuetral switch has gone out, that would give you nothing. If you ignition switch has failed...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1979 ford granada, 1979 ford granada, ford granada
1979 ford granada, ford granada, engine analyser: I would need a lot more information about the car to be much help (like which engine, which transmission, how many miles on it etc.) but I can make a couple of wild guesses without that info. If it is an automatic transmission, try shifting it to neutral...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1979 lincoln mrk v, gearshift lever, backup lights
gearshift lever, backup lights, column right: Ron the adjustment on the transmission is for the combination neutral start/back up light switch. Adjusting that should get the back up lights working when the shifter is locked in the R detent. The pointer is adjusted on the steering column right below the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1980 camaro blower fan, blower fan, blower motor
blower fan, blower motor, fire wall: HI; I think you can get it from under the dash some of the nuts on the firewall next to the hoses all of that will have to come off if it will not come out by itself. if you check at the library or a book store and look in a auto repair book as it...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1980 jeep wagoneer, fuel pressure gauge, electric fuel pump
fuel pressure gauge, electric fuel pump, jeep wagoneer: First you need to prove that the problem is lack of fuel, before you spend any more money guessing. The way to do that is to be prepared with a can of WD-40 spray, and the next time it dies on you, take the air cleaner off the top of the carburetor, and...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Another 1980 MGB, driveshaft shop, wet test
driveshaft shop, wet test, drive shaft: Hi Chris, The 115 compression test is not good but since it was across the board you may not have taken it correctly. You must hold the throttle wide open and be sure the engine turns over at least 5 or 6 revolutions for each cylinder tested. Then you should...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1980 MGB Engine Earth Strap, rubber motor, transmission assembly
rubber motor, transmission assembly, shiny surface: Unless you are doing this car as a 100 point, the experts will be crawling all over the car deducting points for the wrong lock washer, restoration there is only one thing that matters. Providing a path for electricity to get from the frame of the car to the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1980 MGB, radiator repair, rear drums
radiator repair, rear drums, e drain: Hi Bill, 3-4 years is a long time to have a car sit so you should do as you say but first change oil and filter, and probably you will need to remove the fuel tank and have it cleaned (most radiator repair shops do that kind of work), clean out the fuel lines...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1980 Pontiac Trans AM, shop instructor, pontiac trans am
shop instructor, pontiac trans am, measurments: John, I usually go to the dealership and ask the service manager if I can look at a manual for a few minutes. Of course having been the local high school auto shop instructor and most of the dealers having hired my students has helped, but I think that most...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1981-83 Imperial, dick benjamin, odometer reading
dick benjamin, odometer reading, semiconductor memory: The odometer memory for these dashes is permanent - at least in the 4 of these cars that I ve owned, and the 2 or 3 loose dash clusters I ve tested, the mileage always comes up when you power up the cluster, so I think the memory is in a semiconductor memory...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1981 Corvette motor repair, oil leaks, water leaks
oil leaks, water leaks, speed increases: Dee, is the noise speed sensitive? Does it speed up as the engine speed increases? If it does the noise is probably internal. If it is not speed sensitive then look for a rattling exhaust or body part. If it is speed sensitive it is time to get the stethoscope...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1981 camaro, exhaust leaks, fluid leaks
exhaust leaks, fluid leaks, carter carb: Hea Scott You should get a std. size battery wire and run it to the block for the ground and the small wire to the fender. the large wire you have on it might be made of something that is putting out a chemical that causes rust. and as...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity, chevy celebrity, chevrolet celebrity
chevy celebrity, chevrolet celebrity, right on target: Well in my opinion your mechanic is right on target. Inside the carburetor the accelerator pump is a soft plunger that squeezes a small amount of fuel through a jet to give the engine a shot to make it accelerate. When not used this plunger hardens and will...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1985 Chevy Camaro V6 2.8L, camaro v6, chevy camaro
camaro v6, chevy camaro, automatic sort: Nat; well I wonder if you should take it out back and put it to sleep.lol well as far as the valve cover you just remove the bolts that hold it down, get a new cover and gasket and replace it. than I would get a can of gunk and clean off all of the oil....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1986 Jaguar new battery hooked up right car cranks but no spark, diesel battery, gm diesel
diesel battery, gm diesel, charge battery: Hi John, Do this first, If the new battery is not a diesel deep charge battery connect up a jumper battery like you had a dead battery for a jump start. This gives you two batteries in parallel. Than check for spark. The series 3 XJ-6 was like that. It could...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1986 Monte Carlo won't start, chevy monte carlo, cold morning
chevy monte carlo, cold morning, fuel tank: Lee Hi well the proper way to check is to have a OBD2 meter put on it so it will show a code that will tell you the problem, but You said when it was cold, I wonder if it is the fuel - I would get 2 cans of dry gas and add it to the fuel tank. You say it...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1987 camaro rs, problum, fuel line
problum, fuel line, rs 6: jugzes; hea, wow thats a bummer, are you getting the right gas pressure to the injector s fuel line . get a fuel / p.s.i. tester and see what you are puttung out, also is the idle set to low ? and check for vacume leaks you can get a can of starting fluid...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1987 Jag XJ6, vacuum hoses, vacuum leak
vacuum hoses, vacuum leak, vacuum lines: Hi Sam, The leak in the trans could be anything but the common leakage from that trans (if it has not been converted)is the gromet where the oil filler tube enters the trans. Best to wash the trans and put it on a lift and look for the leak. A vacuum...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1987c-20 van restoration, transmission id, engine id
transmission id, engine id, bolt: HI James; ID nos. the id number can tell you where it was made and what it has in it, and other things as far as where it is , on a chevy it is on the r/f left side of the timing cover area-v-8 but on others I don t remember so I checked for...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1988 5.0 LX mustang, body frame, lugs
body frame, lugs, spence: Spence I did some looking and it seems that all of the mustangs came like that in that year. I guess due to the light body/frame it can get by with the 4 lugs. as the LX Mustang came that way. As far as smaller motors I would say that they would have...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1988 dodge aries, front wheel bearings, emission control devices
front wheel bearings, emission control devices, head gasket: Sounds to me like an exact case of the collapse of the inner liner of the exhaust pipe. You are building back pressure in your exhaust for the first 10 miles. Once you shut the engine off the problem relieves itself. Have the entire exhaust checked from...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1988 jeep wrangler, holly carb, jeep wrangler
holly carb, jeep wrangler, carberator: I am absolutey floored. I have put a Holley (or 2 or 3) on nearly every hot rod I have ever built. This amazes me. Do you know WHEN they stopped? We used to have to use adapter plates and such because they were rarely made for the vehicle we were adapting...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1990 mitsubishi mighty max 2.4, mitsubishi mighty max, jumper wire
mitsubishi mighty max, jumper wire, 1990 mitsubishi mighty max: This sounds like a problem that went out in the 80 s. The starter system had a step-down resistor that reduced the coil voltage from 12v to 8-9volts after engine started. As long as you were starting the car, everything was fine but as soon as you let off...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1992 Chevy Caprice Classic, chevy caprice classic, chevrolet caprice classic
chevy caprice classic, chevrolet caprice classic, hemmings motor news: This is one of those impossible to answer questions but I am doing it in open answer form rather than duck the question. Dave Brownell, the former editor of Hemmings Motor News, once told me that the value of an antique or collectable, or just an old car was...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1992 cadillac sts, rod bearings, cadillac sts
rod bearings, cadillac sts, weird noises: Sounds like you spun several of your rod bearings and fried the rings in the car. It is possible you slung a rod also. You could have also damaged the valve guide seals. But it could be a lot worse than that, you would just have to look. You are looking...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1994 Jaguar XJS Daytime Runnig Lights (DRL), jaguar xjs, lighting module
jaguar xjs, lighting module, daytime running lights: Hi Tony, This car is outside my expertise, however, if you can either acquire a wiring diagram or ask the dealer if an electric control unit operates the headlights. You can decide if a small relay could be added to turn on the low beams with just ignition...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1997 Corvette Engine Oil Sensor, corvette engine, pressure gage
corvette engine, pressure gage, gauge system: no. I will go with your original theory and you have 2 sensors that have failed. You might ask the dealer if there is not a filter they can put over new sensor to dampen the shock as obviously these things a designed for just bare max. You might also go...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 2.5 L GM motor, j c whitney, gm motor
j c whitney, gm motor, iron duke: hi fred it sounds great what you are doing ,I never did anything like that and I do not want to tell you something that I don t know about, but did you try the co. J.C.Whitney as they have kits for all types of makeovers. so check with them as they...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 2 brl Rochester, vacuum gauge, maximum vacuum
vacuum gauge, maximum vacuum, vacuum leak: 4 turns out seems a bit far to me, I d put a vacuum gauge on it and tune for maximum vacuum, with the car idling in neutral at about 600 RPM. If you cannot achieve 20 inches of vacuum, I d start looking for a vacuum leak somewhere. (if you are at high altitude,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1935 olds body by fischer, reference manuals, chevrolets
reference manuals, chevrolets, check www: As far as I know there are cross over parts between the small series Pontiac and some Chevrolets, some Pontiac and some Oldmobiles but non or my reference manuals list the cross over parts. I do know of one maker of repo parts for Olds. Check www.fusick.com...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1937 ford flathead v8, ford flathead v8, starter button
ford flathead v8, starter button, flywheel: Usually this is a bad cable either ground or positive. It could be the starter hung in the flywheel. To check this rotate the engine with a wrench or putting it in a high gear and pushing it back and forth. It of course can be the starter is out. Most...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1938 ford pickup, ford pickup, warm weather
ford pickup, warm weather, brake fluid: The transmission takes GL-4 grease in the SAE140 weight. Do NOT use GL-5 grease! The oil should be a good grade of SAE40W oil, detergent type - I use NAPA Premium oil - it s expensive, but good stuff! For brake fluid, use DOT3 fluid, unless it has...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1939 buick in line 8, compression stroke, firing order
compression stroke, firing order, dampener: I don t know of yours specifically but under the any and all help your year model should not have timing mark on dampener but on flywheel with a bullseye port to see it in. Number one on the distributor is the same as all engines. It is where the rotor...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 Buick Super Str. 8, mercury fever thermometer, upper radiator hose
mercury fever thermometer, upper radiator hose, candy thermometer: There are two ways to go at any problem: the fastest way to cure a problem is to attack the possible causes in the order of likelihood -the most likely cause first. The cheapest way to do it is to attack the causes in order of cost and trouble to diagnose,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 Packard 120, voltage swings, vacuum advance
voltage swings, vacuum advance, volt system: Well it sure sounds like someone has converted this nice old car to an 8 volt system. A question for you. How many fill caps on the battery top? If there are three then the voltages that you have given me are way wrong. If there are four then you have an 8...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Chevy Powerglide, transmission leaks, pan gasket
transmission leaks, pan gasket, vacuum advance: You will need to check all of the regular tune up items including the vacuum advance unit on the distributor. With that said in 1950 we used to have a saying, slip and slide with power glide. It was a two speed unit with a real power eating fuel economy...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 chevy 3-speed tranny, clutch linkage, shift linkage
clutch linkage, shift linkage, 52 chevy: You don t say what size the truck is, or whether or not this truck has column shift, but since it is a 3 speed, I m going to assume it is a 1/2 ton, and has column shift. If my guess is wrong, disregard my answer and let me know, because the situation is...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 Chrysler Brake repair procedure, lockheed brakes, chrysler windsor
lockheed brakes, chrysler windsor, power brakes: There are two eccentric cams on each front wheel. Turn each cam until the wheel cannot be turned by hand, then back off just enough so the wheel can be turned. On the front wheels, the cam that adjusts the front shoe is at the bottom of the backing plate,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Carburetor, ford carburetor, automatic transmission cars
ford carburetor, automatic transmission cars, brass tag: The first model year for the Thunderbird was 1955; however, they probably began making parts for them earlier than that, which might explain the 1954 label you apparently see on it. Anyway, the carburetor for a 1955 Thunderbird depends on a number of...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 chevy 2door car, rear fenders, 54 chevy
rear fenders, 54 chevy, chevy logo: Hi Michael: The 1953 and 1953 Chevy have almost identical body styles. That includes front and rear fenders. The 1954 Chevrolets are very similar to the 1953 year. Basically, the only difference is a bit more powerful engine, front grill change, the hood...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Hudson Jet Hard starting, hudson jet, excess flow
hudson jet, excess flow, solenoids: It sounds like your carb is getting too much fuel. Do you get run-on after turning off the car? If so, you most likely need a carb adjustment. But, even if you do not, you may need a carb adjustment. I am sure they didn t have run-on solenoids in 54, but if...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Packard 359 engine, straight 8s, cam bearings
straight 8s, cam bearings, ebay: Last question first - yes, a 327 head will fit - in fact it was the recommended replacement head for the original aluminum 359 head, which often developed problems if not carefully maintained with the right coolant. To identify the block, first check the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956 Studebaker, studebaker pickup, voltage regulators
studebaker pickup, voltage regulators, case points: Hi Josh: Your problem could be a number of possible issues. Your mechanic is taking the RIGHT next step. Also have him look at the voltage regulator. On 12-volt generator systems, the voltage regulators are very troublesome. Such as, erratic charging and...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 Chev Powerglide, summit racing catalog, sorry boy
summit racing catalog, sorry boy, shift kits: The best source for this sort of thing that I have found is Ed Faxon at www.faxonautolit.com If he doesn t have the powerglide manual, he will have the factory shop manual, which also has the transmission rebuilding step by step procedure (I m pretty sure...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1959 Dodge Custom brakes stuck at the top, couple miles, master cylinder
couple miles, master cylinder, reservoirs: Hi Greg: I don t know much about Dodges (my dad owned one year ago), but one thing unique about these cars was the D500 package that was optional on 1959. However, your problem sounds like a sticky spring that s not releasing the brake from the drum. However...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 Cadillac driveshaft removal, vibration problems, driveline service
vibration problems, driveline service, rear portions: This is a tricky operation, I think you would be better advised to take it to a driveline service shop and have them do it for you. When you remove the driveshaft, you have to remove the whole assembly in one piece, meaning both the front and rear portions....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1964 Impala convertible, power brakes, power seat
power brakes, power seat, impalas: I didn t read your first question carefully enough - sorry. Power seat and Power windows were certainly not on 50% of them - I was thinking power steering and power brakes, which they almost all had. That is my error and I apologize. A convertible with...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1965 Imperial Fuel Pump Installation Trouble, clean fuel tank, rubber hoses
clean fuel tank, rubber hoses, contaminated fuel: It appears that the root cause of all this is a badly contaminated fuel tank. SO, step one is to pull the tank and get it professionally cleaned out and re-sealed. There are companies that do this for you - Tank ReNU is one of them. Once you have a nice...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible Mechanical Question, distributor shaft, ford mustang
distributor shaft, ford mustang, distributor cap: In cars with distributors there is a rotor under the distributor cap. This device sits on top of the distributor shaft that carries the high voltage from the coil terminal in the center of the distributor cap to the proper terminal to fire the spark plugs....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Mustang electrical, voltage regulator, flicker
voltage regulator, flicker, headlights: This is normal for an older car with a mechanical voltage regulator, which your car has if it still has the original regulator. You may be able to find a replacement voltage regulator which is electronic, that will eliminate the flickering, but don t worry...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Camaro (Horn Problem), turn signal switch, 1967 camaro
turn signal switch, 1967 camaro, switch assembly: Well first of all a few questions. Have you jumped the horns to be sure that they work? Have you checked the voltage going to the relay? The wire up through the column grounds the relay to turn it on. And there is a different switch for the tilt and non tilt....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 Camaro SS Conv, 1968 camaro ss, henry ford museum
1968 camaro ss, henry ford museum, ss camaro: I do not believe GM has a similar service, other than the one that Pontiac division offers. But I am not really that knowledgeable about this subject, I suggest you contact the folks at Cars and Parts Magazine - they have a book on the subject of Matching...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 camaro 4 wheel drum brakes, 1968 camaro, drum brakes
1968 camaro, drum brakes, wheel cylinders: Well I have kicked this one around in the old gray matter and the only thing that I can come up with is to first check the free play in the brake pedal. You need to do this with your hand. There should be between one half inch and an inch of free play in the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 camaro 4 wheel drum brakes, 68 camaro, 1968 camaro
68 camaro, 1968 camaro, drum brakes: If I had the car in my shop with this history, I would have all four wheels and drums off. I would check each wheel for proper assembly paying close attention to the operating pins coming out of the wheel cylinders, self adjusters to make sure that they were...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Road Runner charging system problem, free diagnosis, auto parts stores
free diagnosis, auto parts stores, stock specs: The 14.5 is about right, but the 12.3 is quite low - so you are right, something is definitely wrong. There is no way to diagnose something like this without proper meters and adjustable loads, so my advice is to take the car to one of the auto parts stores...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 buick skylark 455 engine, 1970 buick skylark, buick skylark
1970 buick skylark, buick skylark, door hinge: The engine code is stamped on the left cylinder head. For the 455, the code will be SF, R or S. To find out if it is the original engine, compare the engine serial number with the serial number of the car, which is on the driver s door hinge post. Both...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Olds delta B body, chassis service, delta 88
chassis service, delta 88, question thanks: Some of these cars used a switch that snapped into the hole and was held by a couple of springs. They had a flat bezel and can be pried out. If it has a hex on it you must unscrew it. The wire should be long enough to allow the switch to come out far enough...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1974 chevy elcamino 350 sb, timming, fuel line
timming, fuel line, fuel filter: The first place that I would look would be the fuel filter. Rochester 4 barrel puts the filter in the inlet connection on the Carburetor right behind the big nut. It could be a leak in the fuel line between the plump and the tank and it could be trash in the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 Celica rear suspension, toyota celica, torsion bar
toyota celica, torsion bar, poly bushings: I would suggest that you go over the installation of the bushings. It sounds like one or more of the bushings is not seated correctly and allowing the rear axle to shift under these conditions. The second thing to consider is that the poly bushings do not...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1976 Chevrolet Camaro, chevrolet camaro, cables and wires
chevrolet camaro, cables and wires, heater core: Look at the firewall and notice where the hoses past through. This will give you an idea where you are going on the other side. Disconnect the hoses and then move inside and remove air flow cowling and move cables and wires out of the way. The glove box is...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 41 willys, mechanical operation, 1941 willys
mechanical operation, 1941 willys, dmv: Hi Pete: You cannot purchase an old title. However, depending on what state you are in, you can get your DMV to issue you a new title for the vehicle. The important factor is the vehicle original mechanical operation. If your vehicle is compliant with 1941...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 47 Chrysler Fuel Sender Unit Mounting Problem?, machine screws, gas tank
machine screws, gas tank, mount position: This seems very odd to me - I would think the folks who designed the tank would have known to avoid this situation - I would guess there is an error in the clocking of the hole pattern for the sender. Every tank that I am aware of has the float arm pointed...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 48 Packard won't start, neg terminal, volt battery
neg terminal, volt battery, battery store: Ok but you don t say the reading on your coil this time. Make sure you have a good ground. You need to put an electric meter on the coil and have the points break . This can be done by turning over the engine or physically opening them with say a screwdriver....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 56 Packard Torsion suspension, torsion bar suspension, torsion bars
torsion bar suspension, torsion bars, torsion bar: I wrote a long involved answer to this, trying to coach you through a way to do this without the special tools, but I ve erased it after remembering what happened the first and only time I tried to do this myself. I was nearly killed by a flying 1/2 breaker...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 63 impala !!!!!!, hemmings motor news, chev impala
hemmings motor news, chev impala, bennington vermont: The first thing that I would suggest is to find some one in your area knowledgeable about old cars and get some sort of appraisal. The car could be a rare beast worth a few bucks or a ho hum 6 cylinder 4 door worth less. Then decide on the advertising that...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 65 ford mustang, solenoid starter, spark plug wire set
solenoid starter, spark plug wire set, spark plug wire: OK, lets start out by checking your battery cable connections. The way to do this is to leave the door open so the inside light is on (the dome light). Then, while you watch the dome light, turn the key as if to try to start the engine - the light should...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 65 Mustang windshild wipers and horn, mustang muscle, vocational instructor
mustang muscle, vocational instructor, auto shop: Kristen, what school? I spent 50 years as a vocational instructor in one form or another including high schools. In the early 60 s I had several female students in auto shop and ion the 80 s had the pleasure of knowing and working with a lady from Atlanta...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 66 Pontiac 421 oil leak, crankcase pressure, valve cover gasket
crankcase pressure, valve cover gasket, forward location: I doubt very much that I know more than experienced mechanics, since I am only an amateur mechanic myself, but I have to ask - are you sure it is engine oil? The area behind the flexplate or flywheel (depending on which transmission you have) is only accessible...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 67 BUICK SKYLARK TRANSMISSION LEAK, buick skylark, pan gasket
buick skylark, pan gasket, fluid leaks: This is a common problem with collector cars - the converter drains back into the pan during storage - and overfills the pan - then the fluid leaks out of any opening it can find. The cars were not designed to be left for weeks without running. To fix it,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: '67 GTO Convertible rear end noise, axle bearings, torque wrench
axle bearings, torque wrench, metal noise: It could be u-joints, but usually they make noise mostly at low speeds with a load on them (pulling or backing up) and they usually shake your teeth out with vibration when they are about to let go. Since this can be so dangerous, particularly if the front...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 68 mustang 289c engine, losing coolant, upper radiator hose
losing coolant, upper radiator hose, overflow tube: There may be nothing wrong. In an older car without a coolant recovery system, you should only fill the radiator to about 2 inches below the filler neck. The reason for this is that as the engine warms up, the coolant expands, and if you filled it all the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 69' Mustang Cold Start, mustang coupe, foot on the gas
mustang coupe, foot on the gas, cold start: There is nothing wrong with your fuel filter or pump, and there is very little wrong with your carburetor. The only problem is that the automatic choke is not working properly, or possibly not working at all. I m glad to see you have interest in learning...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 70 el camino, repley, running lights
repley, running lights, voltmeter: Well it looks like you had two problems. If the running lights work it is time to use a voltmeter to check for voltage at the light when the directional are in the straight ahead position and the brakes are on. Make sure that the light on the other side is...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 71-2 mustang engine I.D. tag codes, dear sirs, mustang engine
dear sirs, mustang engine, reference library: Jim, the numbers that you provided me do not exactly match anything in my reference library. So, a few questions. Where did you get that ID number? If from a tag where was the tag located on the engine? If it was two lines of letters/numbers which ones were...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 71 El Camino Speedo Cable Lubrication, speedometer cable, step by step directions
speedometer cable, step by step directions, speedo needle: There were two different panels available for this series of cars. One has an instrument panel with 3 round instruments, with the center one directly over the steering column. On This one it is really tough to get at the speedometer cable, because whole...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 74 nova follow-up, vacuum leak, vacuum line
vacuum leak, vacuum line, grade fuel: OK, tell me more about this backfire. Also, tell me how the engine feels otherwise - does the power seem normal - does it sound OK? How s the idle? What is the situation with the moisture and smoke out the tailpipes? Does the backfire occur on every revolution...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 74 nova next mile, valve lifters, vacuum leak
valve lifters, vacuum leak, head gaskets: OK, progress continues. I don t understand what you mean by adjusting valve springs - you mean the valve lifters? How did you adjust them? The starter will balk if the timing is too far advanced, but not if it is off the other way (too retarded). Also...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 74 nova part 2, combustion gases, tailpipes
combustion gases, tailpipes, exhaust manifold: Thanks for the good wishes. The liquid coming out the tailpipe is probably combustion gases mixed with some condensation due to the water getting into a cylinder - I doubt that would be fuel, because it would burn up as soon as it hit the hot exhaust manifold....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 74 nova part 3, fuel air mixture, spark plug wire
fuel air mixture, spark plug wire, compression stroke: No, the compression is high enough that the engine should run OK, but it doesn t mean there is no leakage - when the engine is actually running, the pressure in the cylinder is much, much higher than what you read on the compression tester - so that isn t...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 74 nova saga, valve lifters, vacuum hoses
valve lifters, vacuum hoses, timing chain cover: Well, if you know someone who speaks Spanish, ask them what NO VA means -that ll give you a hint. Seriously - don t give up! I want to review how you adjusted the valve lifters: The right way to do it is to do each lifter adjustment with the engine...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 89 ford bronco, auto glass shop, ford bronco
auto glass shop, ford bronco, typical problems: Hi destinnee: Sounds like you are experiencing some typical problems associated with 18 year old vehicle. PSI is the engine pressure. The higher the number the better performance. However, the cause of PSI could be a cylinder or gasket problem (If this is...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Battery Overcharging, voltmeter, voltage regulator
voltmeter, voltage regulator, alternator: That is the next step. Use a needle to pierce the wire going to #3 connector and attach your voltmeter to the pin. With the engine running you should see the same voltage there that you see at the battery. If the voltage is lower it will tell the alternator...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Battery-overcharging, test probes, detective work
test probes, detective work, ground straps: OK, Good, I m glad you checked that and found the trouble. You can make a good voltage measurement by any means, as long as you make direct contact between each battery post (or any other point you want to measure) and the metal of the clamps - they don...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: !, chrysler crown imperial, automatic temperature control
chrysler crown imperial, automatic temperature control, quick responce: OK, Good. I can help some from a distance. First, go to the following web site for some info that will be helpful: http://www.imperialclub.com/Yr/1967/DickBsRefurb/index.htm Scroll down to Chapter 6 , then further to my discussion of the HVAC system,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Classic Mustang Purchase to Restore, ss chevelle, pony interior
ss chevelle, pony interior, classic mustang: Under the best of conditions these Mustangs would rust and you would end up with a moon floor. If you are in the desert then rust is not a concern but if you are in the northern tier of the country be carefully of rust. They do make replacement panels for...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Clutch removal, rear axle assembly, vibration problems
rear axle assembly, vibration problems, shift linkage: You can remove the transmission from under the car, but you first have to remove the rear axle assembly, and then the floor boards so you can get at the bolts on top of the transmission. Support the engine with a jack, with a block of wood to prevent damage...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Dome and cargo lights do not go out, chevy s10 blazer, 1995 chevy s10 blazer
chevy s10 blazer, 1995 chevy s10 blazer, s10 blazer: The lights come on any time anything grounds the wire that is connected to the door switches - and the most likely thing to ground that wire is the dash light control on your headlight switch. Try this: Put the fuse back in, and with the doors closed, twist...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: dead battery in a 53 Buick, 6 volt battery, golf cart battery
6 volt battery, golf cart battery, 12 volt battery: Yes, it is (or at least originally was) a 12 volt car. You can look at the battery and tell by the number of water fill caps on the top of it, If it has 6 cells it is a 12 volt battery; if it has 3 cells, it is a 6 volt. You may have to pry up one or...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: No dimmer Switch, 31 ford, dimmer switch
31 ford, dimmer switch, ford dealer: I think you should take it right back to the Ford dealer and complain! Seriously, these lights are so dim at best that you don t need to dim them, but the headlight switch in the steering wheel is the only control on the headlights - there is no dimmer...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: electric failure, electric failure, gentle stroke
electric failure, gentle stroke, electrical consumption: Hello Frederick: The problem most likely is in the fan belt. Check the belt and see if it is loose. If the belt is slipping, it will just drain the battery. Another possibility is a loose or faulty battery cable. Check to make sure you have good connections...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: engine, styleline, vin number
styleline, vin number, chevys: This appears to be a non-standard serial/VIN number. The sequence for 1950 Chevys was a bit shorter and a different sequence. Most likely this car has a different engine than the original 1950 Styleline Deluxe. Many 1950 Chevys have different engines, trans,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: engine, stright, tonawanda
stright, tonawanda, serial number: Hi Robert: After further analsys, the number your provide is actually your engine serial number and not a VIN#. That number breaksdown as follows... 0443634 is the sequence# T2= Engine Plant (Tonawanda Engine Plant#2, Tonawanda, NY) 55= Year (1955 Engine)...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: what engine is this?, horsepower, passages
horsepower, passages, vw: This was a replacement engine supplies by VW. This letter series was never according to my references installed at the factory in any car. Here are the specifications for your engine. 50 horsepower 1584 CC. Another note is that it has the enlarged oiling...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Ford Pinto headlight switch removal, ford pinto, small spring
ford pinto, small spring, instrument cluster: There should be a small spring loaded button on the switch on the opposite side from the wiring. Push that button and remove the headlight knob and shaft. Once that is out then you can unscrew the bezel from the dash and that will disconnect the switch from...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Fuel, chevy ii nova, chevy 250
chevy ii nova, chevy 250, nova 4: The only time that I know of that timing jumping while the engine is running and will cause the engine to stop running is when the timing chain jumps. Now this would be an answer for your car except your engine uses gears not a timing chain. You need fuel,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Fuel Tank Cleaning/Sealing, vacuum leaks, pontiac sunbird
vacuum leaks, pontiac sunbird, 2 quarts: Ok, a question for you. When doing the volume test where are you breaking the line to test volume? It does sound at this time that the fuel pump could suspect. I would also check the pressure regulator that is mounted in the throttle body. It is also possible...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Fuse in the light switch, buggar, drivers seat
buggar, drivers seat, light switch: Pulling the switch is not that bad a job, however I have been known to remove the four bolts/nuts holding the drivers seat in and removing the seat so that I could get comfortable while working under the dash. If it is the factory switch there should be a...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Chevy Powerglide, pan gasket, gasket
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Chevy Powerglide, pan gasket, gasket, sears

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 chevy 3-speed tranny, old trucks, life in time
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 chevy 3-speed tranny, old trucks, life in time, hith

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 Chrysler Brake repair procedure, brake drums, shoes
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 Chrysler Brake repair procedure, brake drums, shoes

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 chevy 2door car, 1954 chevrolet belair, junk yard
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 chevy 2door car, 1954 chevrolet belair, junk yard, valance

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1959 Dodge Custom brakes stuck at the top, master cyl, bore
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1959 Dodge Custom brakes stuck at the top, master cyl, bore

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 Cadillac driveshaft removal, erudition, caddy
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1962 Cadillac driveshaft removal, erudition, caddy, cadillac

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible Mechanical Question, distributor cap, rotor
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible Mechanical Question, distributor cap, rotor, auto parts

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 camaro 4 wheel drum brakes, master cylinder, 68 camaro
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1968 camaro 4 wheel drum brakes, master cylinder, 68 camaro, wrong mc

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1974 chevy elcamino 350 sb, vapor lock, fuel line
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1974 chevy elcamino 350 sb, vapor lock, fuel line, pinhole

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 66 Pontiac 421 oil leak, vent tube, trans fluid
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 66 Pontiac 421 oil leak, vent tube, trans fluid, dipstick

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 71-2 mustang engine I.D. tag codes
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 71-2 mustang engine I.D. tag codes

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 71 El Camino Speedo Cable Lubrication, column method, steering column
Classic/Antique Car Repair: 71 El Camino Speedo Cable Lubrication, column method, steering column, instrument panel

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Dome and cargo lights do not go out, steering wheel, thumps
Classic/Antique Car Repair: Dome and cargo lights do not go out, steering wheel, thumps, instrument panel

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Nova gas tank mystery, vent lines, filler neck
Classic/Antique Car Repair: Nova gas tank mystery, vent lines, filler neck, inch hose

Classic/Antique Car Repair: fuel problem, mustang sprint, engine cranks
mustang sprint, engine cranks, time dick: We are having some communications problem here, I guess. From what you say, you are sure that you are not having a carburetor problem. I m not as sure as you are. Having the carburetor rebuilt by a professional does not mean it is perfect, in fact in...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Help finding old headlights, allard j2x, replacement headlights
allard j2x, replacement headlights, lemans series: Have you tried the plain old 6006/6012 sealed beam head light bulb as used in domestic cars of that vintage? You might have to change the connection or do a little modification to mount the bulb. Good luck and I agree these projects are fun. As an aside I...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Ignition and door Key blanks, key men, key blanks
key men, key blanks, shopping show: Your key blank is # 1125H-OEM Go to http://key-men.com/shopping/show_cat.php and scroll down the page to make sure the keys you have match this one. If they do, order the blanks from key-men and then have your locksmith use those blanks to cut a...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Ignition Timing, chevy ii nova, chevy 250
chevy ii nova, chevy 250, nova 4: Timing doesn t change unless the distributor is loose. Grab the distributor cap and try to rotate it (without taking the cap off or loosening the clamp bolt at the base of the distributor). If it doesn t turn easily, your timing hasn t changed - so start...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Malibu 2003 coolant, dexcool coolant, toronto ontario canada
dexcool coolant, toronto ontario canada, road rally: Yea those little details are important. Where I live we haven t even had a freeze in 4 years. There should be a spec in your owners manual, but even then, it is only a spec. If you get below -25, specs don t matter. Protect your car for the conditions...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: MotorCraft Distributor?, possibilty, manual transmission
possibilty, manual transmission, automatic transmission: The distributor in your car is part number C5DZ-12127E if you have the manual transmission, or C4OZ-12127F if you have automatic transmission. I don t know for sure who makes it, but that is a FORD part number; my guess would be that it is made by MotorCraft....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: mopar flathead 6 stuck, broom handle, nestling
broom handle, nestling, bores: I just finished an engine rebuild on a 1953 CJ that was stuck like this. It has been my experience that when they are stuck this bad that the cylinder or cylinders that have been stuck will need to be bored out. So removing the engine is the inevitable. Good...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Nova gas tank mystery, vent lines, vent line
vent lines, vent line, chevy nova: There are three vent lines that run from the fuel tank to a liquid vapor separator. This unit may be mounted between the back seat back cushion and the trunk. The vent line to the canister runs from the separator. The problem could very well be in the lines...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Oil Plug, john demoss, teflon tape
john demoss, teflon tape, nylon washer: Teflon tape is OK to use there, and it is certainly the cheapest and easiest thing to use. You also can ask at the auto parts store for a plastic (teflon or nylon) washer for that plug. That is what is used on later cars, and if you can find one that is the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Overchargeing Battery, battery question, ground straps
battery question, ground straps, voltage signal: The voltage regulator on your car has 4 terminals. If your car has an idiot charge light on the dash three of the terminals will be used but in the absence of an idiot light only two terminals will be used. This will be terminal #1 or the field terminal. That...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Steering Rebuild, outer tie rods, fusick
outer tie rods, fusick, ebay: OK, I assumed they would have them. Since they don t, next try Rare Parts at www.rareparts.com If they don t have them, I d watch eBay for folks selling NOS suspension parts for any brand of car, and use the ask seller a question link to see if any...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: selenoid, solenoid, 12 volts
solenoid, 12 volts, impala: The one that goes to the S terminal on the solenoid goes to the S terminal on the ignition switch. The S terminal is the one that gets 12 volts ONLY when the key is twisted to the Start position. The other one goes to the I terminal on the switch....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: the shakes, compression tester, valve job
compression tester, valve job, auto zone: Step one is to do or have someone else do a compression test. You may have low compression in one cylinder - if that is the case, the engine needs at least a valve job, perhaps more. The compression reading itself is not important - what is important is...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: TIMING AND DWELL VARIATION, vacuum advance, vaccuum
vacuum advance, vaccuum, distributor cap: Sorry about the insistence of verifying the meter but old habits developed as training manager for Sun Electric, makers of testing equipment, die hard. Now that we know the meter is correct lets look at why dwell could be lower than normal. Again I might be...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Turn Signal Switch Replacement, jeep cj 5, tilt wheels
jeep cj 5, tilt wheels, tilt column: As far as I can see the switch can be replaced while the column is in the car. You will need a tool to depress the switch lock plate to be able to remove and re-install the snap ring. This is not an expensive tool and can be purchased at store like NAPA. ...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Turn signals & brake light on 47 Plymouth, filament bulbs, dual filament
filament bulbs, dual filament, j c whitney: There a couple of ways to do this. Probably the least hassle way is to buy the kit from J.C.Whitney - that comes with the control switch that straps to the steering column, and wires to connect to the four lights. Remember that the switch will not automatically...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: title, car titles, title question
car titles, title question, best bet: Your best bet is top contact the last legal owner. Does the current possessor know the real owner? Try contacting them and ask them to file for title or even better give you a power of attorney over the vehicle. If owner is not possible, then a bonded...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: wiring problem - '56 FORD, cotter pin, jumper wire
cotter pin, jumper wire, blown fuse: Well, if the directionals work and the stops do not then everything from the output side of the directional switch to the rear including the bulbs and grounds is ok and they share that system. The stop light switch should be right at the end of the master...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 murray 4 door, alignment work, snyders
alignment work, snyders, murrays: I think you should put the shim between the body and the board. I checked in the model A handbook and they don t say which way to go. Sorry I can t be of much help. If you don t already have it, get Les Andrew s book, the Model A mechanics handbook. Marc...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1931 Ford Model A Cabrolet, good luck jack, volt battery
good luck jack, volt battery, ford model: Well, if you are going to get an A you will soon become a mechanic. They are easy to work on and fun. You will have to join a model A club. Hope there is one near you. Much more fun that way. It depends on the price the woman wants for it. If it is under...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1938 Pontiac Opera Coupe 6 cylinder, white smoke, compression test
white smoke, compression test, exhaust valve: There are three explanations that come to mind. All three are exhaust. First thought is that there is a tube in the intake manifold that separates the intake from the exhaust. This is to heat the air and fuel coming through the carburetor to prevent carburetor...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1958cj5, vacuum leak, compression check
vacuum leak, compression check, mechanical knowledge: Several things come to mind. I believe that there is a vacuum take of on the intake manifold right at number two cylinder. Check and make sure that there is not a vacuum leak at their line. I would also like to see you get a compression check on the engine...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1966 Convertible motor repair, vern, replacement parts
vern, replacement parts: Hi Brian: I hope you have found a good source to purchase these replacement parts from. You need to drain the fluid and then remove the motor and replace the lines. Bleeding is quite simple. Once you have the new motor in please and you are ready to bleed...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Firebird No Spark at Coil, msd coil, test light
msd coil, test light, voltage regulator: If the points do not close when the cam is on the low point there will be no spark. You could have caught the wire to the points between the cap and the distributor body when you were having trouble getting the cap on. Pull the cap and check everything and...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1967 Mustang Convertable motor, mustang convertable, fluid leaks
mustang convertable, fluid leaks, leak fluid: Hi John: Sounds like your lines are leaking. Check for cracks in the lines and around the fittings. That is where most leaks occur. Your motor is most likely OK. Also check the cylinders. Sometimes a gasket in the cylinders can go out and it could leak fluid...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1969 Lincoln Mark III Turning Ignition Off Problems, lincoln mark iii, dieseling
lincoln mark iii, dieseling, park position: Hi Mario: You are experiencing what is known as Run-On . This only happens for one or two reasons... 1. Either the car is still idling too high after warm up. If this is the case, your automatic choke is stuff. Remember, after about 3 to 4 minutes of...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1970 Corvette, override switch, voltmeter
override switch, voltmeter, solenoid: It sound like it could be the solenoid on the starter, a common problem. But to be sure check all of the cables from the battery to the starter and the battery to ground. Then if you are handy with a voltmeter you can do some voltage checks when the problem...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1971 dodge gas guage, electric fuel pump, jumper wire
electric fuel pump, jumper wire, thanks art: If I was doing the job I would locate the fuel gage feed wire near the fuel tank. In this car there is no electric fuel pump so there will be one or two wires going over the top of the tank. One will be feed and if there is a second wire it should be ground...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1971 el camino, plastic mouldings, chrome molding
plastic mouldings, chrome molding, odd piece: Prior to the late 80 s auto companies used to weld the panels together on the assembly line and then lead or fill and grind the welds to form a supposedly smooth surface. But as manufacturing techniques improved they were able to do larger body stampings....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 corvette noise, good luck jack, electronic transmissions
good luck jack, electronic transmissions, switch gears: That is a tough one. I don t think your car has seat switches to sense the presence of a passenger, so it is not electrical. I assume you do not have a load sensor, leveler system. It could be the weight causing a heat shield to buzz, or the exhaust system...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1973 Dodge Dart Sport 340 cranks but will not start, dodge dart sport, ballast resistor
dodge dart sport, ballast resistor, holley carb: If you are sure there is no fire at the coil, try this(CAUTION: Use rubber gloves when handling the high tension lead); Disconnect the NEGATIVE lead from the coil(the connection going to the distributor) and connect a length of wire long enough to touch chassis...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1981 Buick Regal, buick regal, internal fan
buick regal, internal fan, burning rubber: Not being there, I can only guess it s the A/C compressor. However, it could be any of the pulleys; the alternator, the water pump or the power steering pump. Get a friend who is a little familiar with these components and you should be able to pin it down...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1983 Chevy Truck Lights, electrical fires, chevy truck
electrical fires, chevy truck, fuse box: Hi Robert: Not sure how much help I can be, but in the 80 s chevy and several other mfg. put circuit breaker switches on vehicles to prevent electrical fires. You son most likely trip this breaker when he wire the starter wrong. I have one on one of my cars...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 30 Model A stop light switch.,, good luck jack, bolt holes
good luck jack, bolt holes, crossmember: There is a earlier switch that uses a spring and I am not familiar with it. The 30 should use a very simple switch mounted to a cross member and it is a plunger type that you can take apart and fix easily. It is activated by the brake rod that is connected...