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Clarion: String Value to Global Variable, global fields, myphone
global fields, myphone, clw: There are various values that are available. When I need the login user s initials I use this: glo:user=DAS_GROUPUSER.INITIALS. Then when I need to display this value I put the variable on the window making it transparent and read only. Also in clarion63rdpartylibsrcdassecur.clw...

Clarion: Drag and drop from Excel, microsoft office products, excel spreadsheet
microsoft office products, excel spreadsheet, party tool: There is a third-party tool from capesoft.com called Office Inside. Check it out. It provides linkage to Microsoft Office products. The documents are available online so you should be able to determine if it will help you do what you want. HTH, Dre...

Clarion: Convert Clarion Date field - stored as Long, Clarion dates
Clarion dates: A Clarion standard date is the number of days that have elapsed since December 28, 1800. The range of accessible dates is from January 1, 1801 (standard date 4) to December 31, 9999 (standard date 2,994,626). So you would either have to write a routine...

Clarion: Clarion 2.003, clarion, apps
clarion, apps, third party: All versions of Clarion up through 6.3 are 16-bit and produce 32-bit apps. And all versions will successfully compile your 2.002 app. What changed in 4 was the addition of the ABC methods but all of the old code worked. The only question is whether you have...

Clarion: Claron Template Error cannot open file. No file is open for input, party template, legacy code
party template, legacy code, option application: With the app open in the Clarion IDE click on the menu option application / properties. That will open a window which shows the general properties for the app. The next to last one will say either abc or legacy. That said, I really would like to know what...

Clarion: developed forms vs. dct changes, data dictionary, browses
data dictionary, browses, phonenumber: Julio, Ok, now I understand. The simple answer is that is the way it works. Let s take a form as an example. Suppose your form and the table in the dictionary has three fields: FirstName, LastName, and PhoneNumber. If you add a field to the dictionary...

Clarion: Error: Invalid Record Declaration (47), correct dictionary, development folder
correct dictionary, development folder, option application: Wade, My first thought as I started to read was, Ah, he didn t recompile the app. However, you say you did. Let s make sure that you converted the correct dictionary. If you open the app in the Clarion environment and then click on the menu option...

Clarion: clarion ver.2 dos on windows 7, dos programs, virtual machines
dos programs, virtual machines, great solution: If you try to run on windows 7 32-bit I believe it should run. However, 64-bit windows 7 does not support running dos programs. You can stay on xp but you will not get any support from Microsoft. Also you may find that newer machines will not be able to...

Clarion: clarion ver.2 dos on windows 7, system32 folder
Clarion: clarion ver.2 dos on windows 7, system32 folder

Clarion: opening clarion *tps files, global level, clarion
global level, clarion, tps: You re certainly not doing anything wrong. Either there is another dictionary for that file which, I guess, you don t have or the password was hard coded into the program that used it in which case it might be able to be found in the .app file by searching...

Clarion: Does Clarion 2.003 work fine on Windows 7, compatibility issue, clarion
compatibility issue, clarion, thanks in advance: I suspect that as long as you are creating 32-bit apps you will have no problem with them running but I do believe that code-signing will be an issue if you don t want warning messages to appear when starting apps. I d suggest posting a message in the comp.lang.clarion...

Clarion: Unresolved External in clarion 6 to 7 conversion, memory
Clarion: Unresolved External in clarion 6 to 7 conversion, memory

Clarion: Program Stops Compiling and locks up, clarion application, application name
clarion application, application name, development co: Now, its my turn to apologize. I answered this question right after you responded saying that you were using Clarion 6.3 but for some reason it was never posted. I m familiar with all of the products listed except Add Resc from Comsoft7. I assume this is...

Clarion: Unresolved External in clarion 6 to 7 conversion, unresolved externals, hth
unresolved externals, hth, first thought: My first thought is to check you project and see that you have no C6 references in it. Beyond that, my first conversion of a c6 app had over three-thousand errors g . Fixing one error got rid of over 800 of them. So don t despair. You really should post...

Clarion: Clarion password recovery for tps and clarion 6 enterprise training, learning clarion, good graces
learning clarion, good graces, speaking terms: Second question first. I am not aware of any FREE Clarion training. Also keep in mind that the latest version of Clarion is 7.3 and Clarion 8 is in early beta. On your first question you are in a difficult position. There is no help in recovering a password...

Clarion: Clarion password recovery for tps and clarion 6 enterprise training, postgres, crap
Clarion: Clarion password recovery for tps and clarion 6 enterprise training, postgres, crap

Clarion: Clarion Engine stopped working, report writer, running one
report writer, running one, clarion: Diane, I understood that you were getting the error but to the best of my knowledge that file is not part of the Clarion6 report writer. So I don t know about it. You called it a file but what kind. If you are just seeing that name with no extension I suspect...

Clarion: copy multitable .tps file, prompt copy, file renaming
prompt copy, file renaming, many tables: Jeffrey, I m obviously not understanding the question which you ll be able to tell by my answer. Obviously you can at a dos prompt copy fred.tps to fredbak.tps. My other thought is that you re trying to do that command from within the clarion pgm....

Clarion: copy multitable .tps file, deleting records, dependencies
Clarion: copy multitable .tps file, deleting records, dependencies, cheers

Clarion: Network speed, computer gurus, ethernet cards
computer gurus, ethernet cards, gigabit switch: Keep in mind that when data is sorted on the server and you re running the program from the workstation each record read has to be transferred to the workstation and if changes made the results transferred back. That will dramatically slow. To get the best...

Clarion: Dos to windows, minimal downtime, stock database
minimal downtime, stock database, scanner software: Sorry for the delay in responding. I did not see your message when it was originally posted. Sadly, the best way to convert a Clarion app from DOS to Windows is for a developer to use the original app as a specification and simply build a new app. There...

Clarion: Applicaiton Speed, google search, virtual processors
google search, virtual processors, netware 6: The answer depends on which version of Clarion he was using. If used Clarion 6, I not sure of the problem it should run very well. If he was using version5.5 or before the answer is that probably oplocks is turned on on the server. There is a program...

Clarion: Basic Clarion v 2.0, clarion experience, business doctors
clarion experience, business doctors, water under the bridge: Eddie, First I apologize for not responding sooner. Somehow I missed your message. There are a couple of issues here. First, this was written in Clarion 2.0 while the current release is Clarion 6.3. There s been a lot of water under the bridge since...

Clarion: Calling Excel from Clarion, array array, csv file
array array, csv file, flds: Rick, I just discovered that there was this msg from you since early October. I got a question from another person that sent me to the AllExperts site where I saw your question. Needless to say I apologize but I never received this question and assumed...

Clarion: Clarion 5 Errors, report writer, retail support
report writer, retail support, error msg: If you are using the report writer then I am confident that your problem is one of the following. 1 - your report writer engine has been corrupted and needs a refresh. This is the first step that you should do before considering anything else. If you are...

Clarion: Clarion 5 stability and performance issues, google search, model machines
google search, model machines, celeron 566: No there should be no issue with that but... Probably this is a registry settings issue with Oplocks which must be turned off. Do a google search for redrtest.exe. Download and run the program and allow it to make registry changes. This may solve...

Clarion: Clarion conversion, clarion development, free converters
clarion development, free converters, best bet: I m assuming that you have the Clarion development environment. In that case you can use Topscan.exe to export data to various formats including .dbf or .csv. It seems to me that .csv might be your best bet. You don t say what version of Clarion these...

Clarion: Clarion DAT command line query, dos command line, line query
dos command line, line query, clarion: It s not the answer you want but unfortunately there is no such utility to the best of my knowledge. It is possible that some third-party has created such a program in which case posting a message in the comp.lang.clarion newsgroup might help you find it....

Clarion: Clarion Data Base Dict. Conver., file structure, last question
file structure, last question, pgm: Ok, now I understand. Here is how I convert a file. To do this I never leave the dictionary. I add or change the fields in the file to the structure I want and then I click on the browse file button in the dictionary. A message should pop-up and say that...

Clarion: Clarion Database Conversion, clarion database, database conversion
clarion database, database conversion, password thanks: Converting dates is an interesting exercise. Virtually all software stores dates as the number of days since some date. Clarion uses the number of days elapsed since December 28, 1800. You need to determine what the starting date is in the Language in question...

Clarion: Clarion Datafile Errors, file corruption, file signature
file corruption, file signature, kennel business: Art, I have several thoughts but first. Nope, I don t know what version the dat files are. But, the good news is, it doesn t matter. I m only assuming these are Clarion files. To be sure, look in the directory where the dat files are and if there are...

Clarion: Clarion Programming, clarion programming, clarion development
clarion programming, clarion development, clarion community: I m happy to help. First, Clarion as a language was first issued in about 1987. The best place to learn about it is to go to the Clarion website (www.softvelocity.com). SoftVelocity makes Clarion. There is also the generally available comp.lang.clarion...

Clarion: Clarion vs Alpha 5, rapid applications development, alpha4
rapid applications development, alpha4, accounting practice: Stephen, RAD: Rapid Applications Development I ve used Clarion since 2.0 for DOS so I m pretty familiar with it. I am vaguely aware of Alpha4/5 but I can t really compare it to Clarion. What I can tell you is that Clarion works off a Dictionary. That...

Clarion: Conversion form Dos to Windows Programme, manual conversion, true conversion
manual conversion, true conversion, costing software: Unfortunately, there is no true conversion from Clarion for DOS to Clarion for Windows. If you have the original source code a programmer could work with that to learn how the program worked but it would require manual conversion. There is a newsgroup:...

Clarion: Conversion Utility in Dictionary, time restraints, base conversion
time restraints, base conversion, conversion utility: A couple of questions from me. You say that you couldn t convert the database but you don t say from what to what. Then you talk about adding a new field to a file. Again, what data format? For example topspeed, dbase, basic, etc. Sorry to respond...

Clarion: Convert DOS Clarion to Windows XP, clarion application, area code 918
clarion application, area code 918, senior citizen: Unfortunately I am not aware of anyone in OK (OH yes but not OK). So I do suggest that you leave a message at comp.lang.clarion newsgroup. Or contact Softvelocity (the makers of Clarion)www.softvelocity.com they should definately be able to point you to someone...

Clarion: Converting Clarion Dos2.0 to Windows, dos apps, manual conversion
dos apps, manual conversion, best bet: There is currently no converter available to convert an application from DOS to Windows. While I certainly used 1.0 and 1.5 I don t remember a converter in those versions. The reason that there is none now appears to be that its basically an impossiblility...

Clarion: ccvt.exe help, desktop directory, invalid input
desktop directory, invalid input, pgms: I just saw your comment. I think the answer is this. The old dos pgms worked with the 8.3 format of file names and the desktop directory is a subdirectory of folders with names greater than 8 characters. I think that may have been the issue. I never thought...

Clarion: ccvt.exe, dbaseiii, elkem
dbaseiii, elkem, input filename: CCVT.EXE t=Clarion i=Elkem o=dbaseIII f=Elkem /v This will convert the the file ELKEM.DAT to ELKEM.DBF without showing the Converter menu on the screen. The letter p=passwd also has to be used if there is a password involved. t= input file type...

Clarion: convert clarion application, clarion application, conversion program
clarion application, conversion program, dos application: Yes - there is a conversion program which you can obtain from Topspeed. However, if you are using CLEE6.3 then it would be advisable to create a new dict exactly as the old one. Convert the screens to text and import. There would be some fixing to do but the...

Clarion: cw 2x, dynafile, compatibility mode
dynafile, compatibility mode, x icon: David, I ll give you some suggestions. However, I have a slight problem g . I haven t had Clarion 2 on my machine in years and so I ve never seen the error. That said, here are some suggestions: 1. Right-click on your clarion 2.x icon and then left-click...

Clarion: Again, Data Dictionary Data Base Conversion, clarion 5b, dictionary data
clarion 5b, dictionary data, data dictionary: I answered this in the question where you told me these were topspeed files. But just to be clear there is a button in the dictionary that allows you to view the data of an existing file. You highlight the file and then click that button. If the file structure...

Clarion: Enter closing, validation code, ok button
validation code, ok button, clarion: Matti, I understand your problem and I believe it is caused because you have the validation code on the OK button. I would do it differently. I would put code on the accepted embed for the account number field. The code would validate the account number...

Clarion: Export Clarion for Dos Data, working in dubai, party tool
working in dubai, party tool, clarion: The answer is yes if you have the dos clarion utilities. I believe the program was ccvt.exe. It would allow you to export the data in various formats. You might post a message in the newsgroup comp.lang.clarion as I believe there is a third party tool that...

Clarion: email, validation code, ok button
validation code, ok button, cancel: Matti, Here is what I said. Matti, I understand your problem and I believe it is caused because you have the validation code on the OK button. I would do it differently. I would put code on the accepted embed for the account number field. The code...

Clarion: Can I export data from Clarion tps files without buying expensive tools?, csv format, export tool
csv format, export tool, memo fields: Roger, There are several issues. Are the files copy protected or encrypted. If so, do you have the related passwords? Exporting them to csv format is fairly straight forward if you have the Topscan utility. You should be able to obtain that from SoftVelocity...

Clarion: exporting Clarion v.4 tables, clarion application, application generator
clarion application, application generator, dct: In that case, use the convert program and when it asks for source dictionary use the .DCT filename (e.g. FRED.DCT). If you have more than one you ll have to try them one-by-one until you find the one the program accepts. If it then asks you for a source file...

Clarion: exporting TPS data to csv file, csv file, ascii file
csv file, ascii file, memo fields: In your dictionary define a file not as type ASCII but rather as type BASIC which is CSV. I would copy the structure of the tps file except, of course, that any memo fields would become text strings, and blobs could not be exported as such. Then in your...

Clarion: File error, clarion database, file error
clarion database, file error, two tools: There are two tools that come with the Clarion environment. These are TPSFIX (for repairing) and TOPSCAN (for viewing). You (or your client) should have these programs To reepair a database, run TPSFIX enter the name of the file and tell it to rebuild keys....

Clarion: Files conversion, dictionary program, using the dictionary
dictionary program, using the dictionary, automatic conversion: There have been many releases of Clarion since version 2. The current version is 6.1. However, I ll try to answer your question. Are you saying that he program DOES convert files into the new structure without using the dictionary or that you want it...

Clarion: Clarion 5 stability and performance issues, clarion, rtl
Clarion: Clarion 5 stability and performance issues, clarion, rtl, windows xp

Clarion: Clarion Database Conversion, ccvt, dos directory
Clarion: Clarion Database Conversion, ccvt, dos directory, character field

Clarion: Export Clarion for Dos Data, ccvt, dos program
Clarion: Export Clarion for Dos Data, ccvt, dos program

Clarion: images, database development tools, lem
Clarion: images, database development tools, lem, clarion

Clarion: Too Many Open FIles, directory files, system32 folder
Clarion: Too Many Open FIles, directory files, system32 folder, clarion

Clarion: Updating an old Clarion 2.1 App, software programs, yahoo messenger
Clarion: Updating an old Clarion 2.1 App, software programs, yahoo messenger, clarion

Clarion: images, receipt printers, bmp format
receipt printers, bmp format, dos v2: There was an add-on at one time called the Clarion Graphics LEM (Language Extension Module) which may have permitted that but the product has not been supported for at least 10 years so I m afraid our out of luck. I know it s not the answer you wanted but...

Clarion: KO1,KO2,Ko3 ect, clarion program, ko3
clarion program, ko3, column headings: Glad I could help. Today s answer might be a little less helpful BG . The .Kxx files are the indexes for the various keyed sort orders. For example, K01 might be for an order based on customer id and K02 might be on last name, etc. These files are of...

Clarion: looking for template, templet, clarion
templet, clarion, programmer: if you are using clee6.3 then there is no simple templet. However you could control the loading of the second exe quite simply by having a common table which if loaded would prevent the second exe from loading. I have assumed that you are a clarion programmer...

Clarion: Message Box in clairon, clairon, browses
clairon, browses, drag and drop: You don t say what version of Clarion you are using. To the best of my knowledge drag and drop was not intended to be used between windows. Suppose you have one window with two browses. You could use drag and drop to copy stuff from one browse to the other...

Clarion: Migration from clarion5.5 to clarion 6.2, legacy code, speed issues
legacy code, speed issues, wayout: Are you using the ABC methods or legacy code? You noted that there are speed issues and then threading issues. I ll address each separately. Speed: What type of speed issues? Are these large files? Are there many keys? Where do you see the speed issues....

Clarion: Need to export old Clarion DAT file, clarion application, csv file
clarion application, csv file, relationship issue: The K## files are only useful in a Clarion application. This has two implications. One, to match the relationships between the different applications you would need to see the original Clarion source code. There is no way to determine those relationships from...

Clarion: we need somebody with Clarion expertise, long island ny, jackson mississippi
long island ny, jackson mississippi, windows environment: We ve been in business since 1990. Our offices are in Long Island, NY and will stay there. We have done work for clients all over the country. We do the work here and remotely update applications. We have experience in both DOS Clarion as well as Windows....

Clarion: ODBC import of .tps table with > 255 fields, clarion topspeed, clarion tech
clarion topspeed, clarion tech, gil gil: Gil, I do have opinions and suggestions but I need a wee bit more information. Can I assume that this will be an ongoing issue. That is, will you need to grab this data once or repeatedly? If once, its true that you could do as you suggest but I suspect...

Clarion: Too Many Open FIles, config sys, sys file
config sys, sys file, clarion: Sorry for the delay. I just saw your question. It seems obvious to me that you need the equivalent of a files statement like the config.sys entry. Unfortunately I have no Clarion dos apps running and just don t know the answer. I will check my sources though...

Clarion: Any old documentation?, data entry clerks, clarion application
data entry clerks, clarion application, dos database: Rich, To start, typically a clarion application will have as the base source code a .app file which will generate .cla files from which you generate an .exe file. So you want to make sure that you have .app files. If you do then its possible to make...

Clarion: Password protected files, clarion development, application platforms
clarion development, application platforms, development environment: There is only one way to unlock password protected tps files and that is to know the password. The password can be easily be found if you have the dictionary where the files were originally defined. This would be a .DCT file. If you have that there are...

Clarion: scrolling with running totals, checkbook program, small business owner
checkbook program, small business owner, page scrolls: Jeff, Creating a checkbook program is a great way to learn Clarion. I assume you are using Clarion 2.002 for Windows. That version is so old that I no longer have it on my machine and the newer versions would solve this problem differently. I will...

Clarion: TPS file conversion, clarion development, conversion method
clarion development, conversion method, system conversion: Your question s answer depends on your answer to several questions. 1. Do you have the Clarion development environment? 2. Do you have the dictionary defining the files? 3. Are any of the files password protected? If your answers to 1 & 2 are both...

Clarion: One time convert of 1 TPS file, clarion software, financial counselor
clarion software, financial counselor, time convert: Hi Chris, You will need a reader in order to open the file. The reader is free but you will have to know the version which will be something like CL5.5 or CL6.3 or something inbetween. In order for me to attache the reader you would have to send a mail direct...

Clarion: .tps file, clarion developers, clarion development
clarion developers, clarion development, google search: There are a couple of problems here that won t make you happy. First, the Clarion development environment is made by Softvelocity (www.softvelocity.com) and they don t have a product called nworks. The fact that it has a .tps file associated with it implies...

Clarion: Updating an old Clarion 2.1 App, health insurance claim, health insurance claim form
health insurance claim, health insurance claim form, clarion experience: Sadly without the source code there is nothing to be done. The extensions are as follows: .exe - compiled program .dat - data file .k0# - key file for a data file. .mem - memo files .cla - source code .lpm - source code produce by the LPM add-on...

Claris Homepage: active data fields in a table, mr webber, www logos
mr webber, www logos, filemaker database: Hi Eric, Your particular problem calls for a database driven site. The best solution would be to create and manage a FileMaker database . FileMaker integrates well with Claris HomePage to help you automate the process. If creating your own database-driven...

Claris Homepage: blogs, web host service, mr webber
web host service, mr webber, sensible answer: FOLLOWUP -- A Copy Of Your Answer From Scottgem: I would turn off your guestbook for a week or so. If this is automated, then blocking it should stop the bot from accessing it. Once the bot stops they will tire of the game. At the least, I would rename...

Claris Homepage: Claris homepage Frames problem, html definitions, frame dividers
html definitions, frame dividers, html parameters: You may have to create separate versions of your site due to the fact that Explorer and Navigator render frames differently... but, try... setting these HTML PARAMETERS (modifiers) within your FRAMESET TAG: frameborder=0 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0...

Claris Homepage: Can not change Home Page, home page selection, microsoft product support services
home page selection, microsoft product support services, mr webber: Hi Rohan, Although this is not really my area of expertise, I ll still try to help. If you have already tried the normal means of changing your home (startup) page... for instance: try to change your home page in the Internet Options dialog box (on...

Claris Homepage: chat, side server, professional solution
side server, professional solution, depending upon your needs: Hi Ellen, Try putting an AOL instant link onto your web page. Go to: http://www.aim.com to find out more abot AIM. If you need a more specific and professional solution, you should hire a good webmaster who can offer you many different solutions,...

Claris Homepage: claris/appleworks, clarisworks application, mac g4
clarisworks application, mac g4, claris works: Yes, it is safe to remove the alias to Claris Works (your old program). Appleworks is just like an upgraded version of Claris Works. If you like -- you can go to your Appleworks folder and create a new alias to the Appleworks application. Appleworks...

Claris Homepage: How can I create a message board?, claris homepage, chat page
claris homepage, chat page, chat service: Hi Cynthia, I suggest that you join Bravenet -- they have a great javascript chat that you can add to your own webpage (after you join) by simply copying a little bit of code to your webpage. Bravenet has free and paid memberships (without ads)....

Claris Homepage: ECommerce, mr webber, ecommerce website
mr webber, ecommerce website, profitable sales: If you re confident that your products will produce profitable sales, then the Yahoo Store may be worth the cost. If you d like to start on a budget, or be a little more cautious, then consider setting up a website that takes orders using the secure...

Claris Homepage: home page, creating a web site, folder name
creating a web site, folder name, file index: Hi, When creating a web site or adding a web page, the address of the page comes from the name of and location of the file (yourpage.html). The first part is the URL of the site that you upload to, e.g. http://home.nycap.rr.com Then, you add...

Claris Homepage: internet sites, personal homepages, internet site
personal homepages, internet site, internet sites: Hi Afzal, Was this the site that you were thinking of: http://www.bravenet.com ( About building personal homepages. ) Or, was it about downloading software: http://www.download.com If it was about shopping: http://www.CoolShoppin.com If the...

Claris Homepage: Links, visual clue, cascading style sheets
visual clue, cascading style sheets, html standards: Hi, HTML standards have always protected the underline because of the clear visual clue that it gives the readers of the page. While they have made provisions for using underlines that don t link, making links without underlines has never been...

Claris Homepage: Putting Music on a website, musical tune, putting music
musical tune, putting music, flashkit com: Hi Otis, I m gonna try to get you started. Try this page: http://www.audioamigo.com/articles/peterlupton1.html Remember, you can add the HTML (to embed sound) just by going to INSERT and selecting HTML Code But, you can also download some great...

Claris Homepage: Split Images, adobe imageready, split images
adobe imageready, split images, html table: Hi JoJo, The images are split to aid in quick downloading. Smaller files download faster, and a browser can usually download four 10k graphics concurrently, and considerably faster than one 40k graphic. If you have an image that is larger than 16k,...

Claris Homepage: Web Design, hometown aol, bookstore link
hometown aol, bookstore link, personal web page: Hi Angela, If uou just want a personal web page, start with a web page that is hosted by your internet service provider. Many ISPs include 5 to 10 megabytes (Mb) of space as part of your monthly service. Check with your provider for instructions...

Claris Homepage: WORD PROCESSING, happy hunting, word processing
happy hunting, word processing, phone number: Use your find command from Claris HomePage to search for content that you know is in the document that was renamed. A person s name, phone number or address is sometmes a good thing to search for, but, any text that you know for sure will be...

Claris Homepage: ~, using claris works, mr webber
using claris works, mr webber, kim hi: Hi Kim, If you re trying to do what I think you are... then try this: hold option and press n then type the letter that the umlaut should be above -- e.g. a It should produce a lower case a with an umlaut above it ã Hope this helps, Mr...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 10 bolt rear swap for a 12 bolt REAR, 1970 chevy nova, chevy nova
1970 chevy nova, chevy nova, taking my time: Javier; well if you have a 10 bolt in it now-you will have to find a 12 bolt , try to find a nova with a 12 bolt at the junk yard, as you must change the banjo. , brakes, axles etc. switch it all over, springs, the hole deal. if you can find a nova that...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 12 volt conversion, hobart welder, wire alternator
hobart welder, wire alternator, ase master: Hi Dave, Going to 12V is easy if you go step by step! First the points in a 6V or 12V are the same. The condenser and coil must be for 12V. Plus the coil you got(12V) is it a ext. resistor or internal?(will say on the coil)Was the 6V a Internal type? What...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 12v to 6v model a horn, resistor, volts
resistor, volts, amps: There is a device sold on the market called Volt A Drop which is a voltage dropping resistor. I know it will handle between 15 and 20 amps. You will have to test your model A horn and see what amount of current it draws. The Volt A Drop sells for about 30...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1916 Studebaker SF Four, little beast, high tension
little beast, high tension, windings: Actually, I wouldn t have been able to help the guy who got his 30 out of time unless it was such a common problem that I ve had to help folks over the same hurdle so many times before with modern (1940 and later) cars! I have ZERO experience with anything...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1919 cars, 55 gallon drums, tin lizzie
55 gallon drums, tin lizzie, alky: Hi Terry: As late as the mid 1950 s we were still using alky as antifreeze. My dad used to purchase the stuff in 55 gallon drums and we sold barrels of the stuff. Permanent anti freeze was introduced in the late 1930 s but the stuff would leak where water...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1928 Chrysler R 9480, axle shaft, size thread
axle shaft, size thread, sledge hammer: John, my dad taught me to use a tool that he called a bingo cap. It was a solid piece of round stock perhaps twice the diameter of the threaded portion of the rear axle. A hole was drilled an inch or two into one end and threaded with the same size thread...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1928 Gramm firetruck, google search, automobile literature
google search, automobile literature, auto literature: You have a very rare vehicle, but the engine is not that unusual. I think the automobile literature dealers can help you with the manuals you need. I use Ed Faxon at www.faxonautolit.com, but there are many others - just do a Google search for auto literature...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1928 Packard restoration, quality restoration, quality shop
quality restoration, quality shop, rumble seat: I am sorry, I cannot recommend a shop to you. That is not what I m here for. My advice is to join the Packard Club and get to know the members in your area - they will know who does good work and perhaps have examples of the work for you to inspect. ...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1929 Desotto generator, j c whitney, negative earth
j c whitney, negative earth, chrysler corp: I have to ask you why you would do this - positive ground was used by most of the cars in that era for a reason - it works better! Electrons are fussy things - they like to jump gaps in one direction rather than the other - so the engineers decided to make...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1929 Lincoln firing order?, firing order, l golf
firing order, l golf, cylinder head: The best information that I can find is 15486372. Number one cylinder can be found by looking down on the front of the engine. Number one cylinder will always be the one on the cylinder head that is the furthest forward. And Ford number the cylinders in order...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1929 Model A speedometer, hemmings motor news, speedometer cable
hemmings motor news, speedometer cable, dennis carpenter: Ed, it appears one of two problems. First someone may have at one time or another replaced the inner speedometer cable. Parts houses sold universal cables that could be cut to length and then a universal end could be crimped to the cable. That is the only...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 193?, hub caps, dodge brothers
hub caps, dodge brothers, car spotter: You need to get some good pictures, and then have someone who knows these cars compare them with other cars. One book you can use for this is called the Old Car Spotter s Guide. Most good book stores carry this. The Dodge doesn t look like a Chevy at...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 Cadillac carburetor, cadillac carburetor, eldon mo
cadillac carburetor, eldon mo, tody: Yes, you should contact Jon Hargrove at The Carburetor Shop in Eldon MO. He will have the part, or he will be able to rebuild your carburetor for you. He is a genius with antique carburetors, and the only one I trust other than myself to work on one. ...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 Cadillac Fuel Issues, vacuum tank, vacuum pump
vacuum tank, vacuum pump, carberator: I was not aware that Cadillac was still using the vacuum tank type of fuel system as late as 1930 - the cars I have worked on from that era were all Packards, and they had gone to a modern mechanical fuel pump by 1930. So, in answer to your question, it...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 Ford Model A Running Rough, gravity feed, carborator
gravity feed, carborator, spark advance: There are so many possibilities here that I d be crazy to make a wild guess! It could be either fuel, ignition, or a plugged exhaust system, and the only way to sort this out is to have someone with an engine analyzer take a look at it. If that isn t practical,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 Graham paige firing order, graham paige, spark plug wire
graham paige, spark plug wire, center bolt: Part of it is easy: the firing order is 1 5 3 6 2 4 for all Continental 6 cylinder engines that I am aware of. Finding out which position on the distributor cap is #1 cylinder is a bit more tricky. Take out the front (#1) sparkplug, then place a tuft...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 Model A electrical, volt coil, car stalls
volt coil, car stalls, lighting system: Don t believe cap and rotor will address anything, but good idea to always keep fresh (3-6 months). Is you car a Neg or Pos ground system. Most people assume one of the other and wire everything accordingly. Sounds like your lighting system is grounded...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 Model A Ford, brake light switch, model a ford
brake light switch, model a ford, generator test: I do not have a wiring diagram for a model A, and it has been 58 years since I ve owned one, but as I recall, the electrical system in the car is extremely simple. Very few items are even connected to the electrical system when the switches are off, so one...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 Model A, radiator hoses, water passages
radiator hoses, water passages, core plugs: That is amazing that you were able to find a new radiator for a 76 year old car! If it has been in storage all that time, it might be blocked up with debris from storage, or even a rodent nest, so check for that first. If you are sure the radiator is clear,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 PACKARD Vapor Lock, electric fuel pump, vapor lock
electric fuel pump, vapor lock, line attachment: Unfortunately this is becomming more and more common, as the new reformulated gasoline has a much higher vapor pressure, and boils much more easily than the gasoline of even a few years ago. There isn t a lot you can do - but make VERY sure that there are...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 Plymouth 4 Door, walter miller, faxon
walter miller, faxon, plymouth: I don t know for sure who would have one, but I do know of two people who are likely to have it. First, try Ed Faxon at www.faxonautolit.com he has most of the available literature, either in reproduction form or originals, and he s very knowledgeable about...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 Plymouth, july 1st canada day, dick benjamin
july 1st canada day, dick benjamin, head honcho: Well, I m not going to be much help, but I can tell you what little I THINK I know about this, from other cars of that era that I ve repaired mechanically. I THINK the roof is framed in hardwood, and covered with a chicken-wire mesh, then with a rubberized...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1930 studebaker Dictator, answer link, car expert
answer link, car expert, exhaust note: OK, we ll have to go to plan B now: Remove all the spark plugs, and take the distributor cap off so you can see the rotor. Set the spark advance control to the middle of the range. Make sure the car is out of gear. Take a tuft of Kleenex tissue and...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1931 dodge, dodge brothers, bill hamilton
dodge brothers, bill hamilton, ebay: What series is the car, Bill? DH,DL,DG or DK? I m not having any luck finding tune-up data on your car. There is a guy selling a tune up chart for the 8s on eBay - take a look at item # 6521174030 It looks like he is a literature dealer, so if you...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1933 Graham Blue Streak, lockheed brakes, hydraulic brakes
lockheed brakes, hydraulic brakes, shape thanks: I think I d best back off on my certainty - some Lockheed brakes were backwards (long shoe to the front), but I have no experience with 1933 Grahams. My books only go back to 1935 on Packard, and those were the usual long shoe to the back, but I d be more...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1933 Packard, restoration books, restoration shops
restoration books, restoration shops, packards: While I ve owned many Packards (and still do), I have not faced this particular restoration task myself, so I hesitate to give you advice. I think you will find that the design is rather simple, but you need the right material and trim molding to make the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1935 Packard 1200 series standard eight, fellow club members, restoration shop
fellow club members, restoration shop, restoration business: The shop I have heard good things about in Virginia is White Post Restorations, in White Post VA. The proprietor is Greg Cone. He will be familiar with converting the bearings to insert type. As I recall, the preferred one to use is from a late 60s Dodge...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1937 chrysler royal brake problems, master cyl, horror stories
master cyl, horror stories, street rods: DANGER!!! Your car is not save to be on the road... from what you say .. It seems to me that you have very little brakes at best and can lose your brakes altogether at any time. There seems to be to many issues for me to help you in this format. My...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1937 Packard 120 diff leak, oil stains, pinion seal
oil stains, pinion seal, joel ray: The pinion seal is probably the culprit, and this is a job you can do yourself, but you need to get the torque spec on the bolt that holds the companion flange on - it is probably 150 Ft Lbs, but since I don t have a shop manual for your year, that is only...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1937 Packard 120 rear drum removal, j c whitney, woodruff key
j c whitney, woodruff key, hub puller: Well, strictly speaking, this is not a problem , it is the way the car was designed to work. To remove the drums from the rear of any Packard built prior to 1956, you have to use a hub puller that is designed for the task. Chrysler Corp cars also used...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1937 Packard 120, main bearings, war cars
main bearings, war cars, joel ray: The VIN of your car identifies it as a model 120CD 5 passenger sedan. The 120 was the Junior Packard for 1937, and sold for just over $1000 in your model. The 120 has a 120 HP straight eight engine of 282 Cu In, with 5 main bearings. The car has a wheelbase...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1937 Plymouth Engine, plymouth engine, piston cylinder
plymouth engine, piston cylinder, compression stroke: OK, you re welcome - I wish I could have been more help. Your compression numbers are VERY low - I don t know if an engine will run with that low a compression reading - there has to be something wrong there, if your compression gauge is right. The compression...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1937 Plymouth, battery cables, detective work
battery cables, detective work, ammeter: We can sort this out, but you ll have to do a little detective work. There are a couple of possible causes: 1. A worn out or damaged battery will not hold a charge - so I m going to assume that the battery is near to new, and has not been allowed to sit...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1938 Cadillac, auto restorer, engine interior
auto restorer, engine interior, body paint: I have a shop near me in the southwestern part of California that does very good work, but they are not cheap. I believe that White Post in Virginia is also an honest shop, but again, they are very expensive. There are good shops around the country in various...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1938 ford pick, lebaron bonney, bob drake
lebaron bonney, bob drake, ford parts: I can only give you a few more places to try, I don t know for sure if any of them go back that far: Try C & G Ford Parts at www.cgfordparts.com Also, try Bob Drake at www.bobdrake.com If those guys can t help you, you may have to tackle the job yourself,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1938 Pontiac clutch stuck, pontiac silver streak, clutch disk
pontiac silver streak, clutch disk, clutch pressure plate: Before you do all that work, make a stick or something like that to hold the pedal to the floor, and just let the car sit that way for at least a week - two weeks would be better. Then try driving it in HIGH gear (not first) with your foot holding the pedal...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1939 Buick Roadmaster first &reverse gear, buick roadmaster, buick club
buick roadmaster, buick club, transmission gear: You could drive it this way, but you are taking a chance on doing more damage to the transmission, because of the chunks of metal that are now loose inside the transmission. I think you should park it until you get a replacement transmission or have yours...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1939 buick driveshaft removal, rear axle assembly, tow dollies
rear axle assembly, tow dollies, tow dolly: Buick used an enclosed driveline in those years (and many years beyond that), which makes it very difficult to disconnect the driveshaft. You have to raise the rear of the body high enough to unfasten the whole rear axle assembly, roll it back far enough...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1939 buick eight, hemmings motor news, buick club
hemmings motor news, buick club, wiring harnesses: The Buick club is www.buickclub.org. Next step is to subscribe to Hemmings Motor News the bible of the old car hobby. Just about any part that you need for your new baby you should be able to find some one selling that part in Hemmings. There are also companies...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1939 buick valve lash adjustment, feeler gauge, 1939 buick
feeler gauge, 1939 buick, ohv: Using a flat feeler gauge, insert it just below the rocker and make sure the gap is .015. This can be done with the engine off and cam rotated to the very bottom to release all pressure on rocker. Do this individually for each one, rotating cam to correct...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1939 chevrolet with stock 216, overhead valve engines, piston rod
overhead valve engines, piston rod, rod bearings: Hi Brad, I have no experience with a 39 Chevy. However, I am experienced with performance building. I can probably give you some insight as to what to do and what to expect. First, you say you don t want to hurt the engine. You must accept that when you...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1939 Packard Electrical, starter motor, yers
starter motor, yers, stude: Perhaps the best thing to do, to avoid an error, is for you to FAX me a copy of the wiring diagram you are working from. It should have all the information you need, but I ll look at it and try to help you interpret it. We have discussed so many wires in...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1939 Pontiac Sedan, ownership document, pateras
ownership document, pateras, vin number: Hi John, Well...I never thought about this before so your question helped me learn something today. I d check out this website: http://www.autoinsurancetips.com/vin_history.htm ...and consider the possibility you aren t going to find a VIN number....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 Chevy coupe, hydraulic valve lifters, target template
hydraulic valve lifters, target template, cam bearings: Oh you are so right on target about the oiling system in the 40 Chev. It is a low pressure system with pressure to the main bearing, the cam bearings, and the rocker shaft at about 15 pounds per square inch at road speed. Oil is delivered from the oil pump...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 chevy, flat screwdriver, feeler gauge
flat screwdriver, feeler gauge, chevy dealer: This is loud, hot, messy, and a little scary, but actually one of my most fun things to do to an engine. Pay attention to details and you too can do this. First find feeler gauges (the tab kind, not the loops) for the appropiate gap on your engine. (ask...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 Didge 6 to 12 volt conversion, voltage reducer, luxury liner
voltage reducer, luxury liner, voltage regulator: I know of no resouce, but it is pretty common sense. If your lights are still 6v and there is not a inline voltage reducer somewhere they will be TOO bright and burn out quickly. Most generators are 12v or more, but your voltage regulator is what determines...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 dodge coupe alinement specs, bias ply tires, front end alignment specs
bias ply tires, front end alignment specs, front end alignment: Caster spec is 1N to 1P (degrees) Camber spec is 0 to 3/4P King Pin inclination is 4 3/4 to 6 degrees Toe-in is 0 to 1/8 inch (for the original bias ply tires - if you are running radials, this has to be fine tuned to make the car drive correctly...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 dodge coupe, google search, mopar parts
google search, mopar parts, antique cars: If you mean the thin stainless steel retainer rings that hold the sealed beam bulbs into the headlight body, those are readily available from just about any car from 1940 on until the end of 7 inch sealed beams in the 70s. You just need to match up the locations...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 Ford Starting Problems, poor conductors, battery cables
poor conductors, battery cables, wd 40: You have two different problems. The slow cranking when hot is caused by any one of a long list of possible problems. In order of likelyhood, they are: 1. Inadequate battery cables. In a 6 volt car, the cables should be at least size 00 copper wire (welding...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 Packard Idle Problem, vacuum leak, adjustment screws
vacuum leak, adjustment screws, intake ports: This sounds very much like a vacuum leak to me - so let s check that out first. Take a piece of cardboard, and with the engine idling slowly (and poorly), with the air cleaner removed, slowwwwwly slide the cardboard across the top of the carburetor, so...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 Packard Model 1804 160 Super Eight, hemmings motor news, good eyesight
hemmings motor news, good eyesight, car radios: I m afraid there are no manuals that give detailed information on this sort of thing. The instruments come out from behind the panel, and this is not a difficult thing to do, as long as you are small and limber, with good eyesight at short distances. You...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 Packard, propane torch, vacuum leak
propane torch, vacuum leak, exhaust gaskets: I see from the fact that this question is still in my in-box that once again, the all-experts site has lost my answer to you that I sent out this morning. NUTS! OK here goes again: Yes, you have a vacuum leak - a bad one! I doubt that it is the carburetor,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 packard help!, professional car society, military ambulances
professional car society, military ambulances, max merritt: I know the frustration of trying to keep current with all the clubs - after years of letting the publications stack up unread, I ve finally dropped out of both Packard clubs myself. The last I knew (which was about 10 years ago), you could still put a parts...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1940 packard super 8 1803, packards international, wood moulding
packards international, wood moulding, translucent plastic: The dashes in these cars were trimmed in an ivory colored translucent plastic - not chrome . The plastic is being reproduced - contact the Packard Club at www.packardclub.org and/or Packards International at 714.541.8431 - speak to Carol - she will help...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1941 DeSoto, ballast resistor, compression stroke
ballast resistor, compression stroke, exhaust stroke: It is normal for the coil to get warm if the engine is left with the key on and not running, because current is running through the coil 100% of the time instead of only part of the time (assuming the points are closed), but if you feel the heat is excessive,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1941 vacuum shift, shift linkage, torque tube
shift linkage, torque tube, pin holes: These vacuum shifters worked real well when they worked and were a real pain in the sitter when they did not. However the problem that you are having does not really sound like a vacuum shifter problem directly. It almost sounds like a work shifter fork or...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1946 Chevy CabOverEngine Truck, wd 40, volt battery
wd 40, volt battery, diaphragm: I by no means am an expert on 1946 cars or horns. What little information I can give about this is from personal experience. Your horn has a diaphragm inside. This diaphragm when new needed to be kept wet with lubrication. I repaired a horn on a 1959...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1946 Ford doors, chilton manuals, ford coupe
chilton manuals, ford coupe, coupe street rod: I have never found a manual that really helped adjust doors. I had the same problem on my 1941 Ford coupe after a frame off tear down. It took several hours of hit or miss adjustments to the hinges to get then close. And it is possible that whoever did the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1947-1949 Packard Super 8 Engine, hydraulic lifters, shop tomorrow
hydraulic lifters, shop tomorrow, valve guides: Yes, you may be right about what is happening, although there is another possibility. Regarding setting the valves, there is a specified clearance for each valve with the lifter collapsed - the way to set this is to take a spare lifter and remove the internal...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1947 Buick ? seized up..., screw driver, rebuilder
screw driver, rebuilder, roadmaster: I never try to turn a stuck engine- you are almost sure to bend a rod or a valve. Don t take the chance - pull the head off it and drop the pan and clean and lube everything before you even try to turn it. When you get everything oiled up good, and the head...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1947 International KB-2, street rodder, ford 4x4
street rodder, ford 4x4, ford flatbed: Arrrgh! I ve been talking to a Street Rodder! I m going to have to wash my keyboard off with yellow laundry soap! Just kidding, of course. Good luck with your project. I love old trucks - keep the original appearance if you can! Dick (with a few...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1947 International Pickup registration, department of motor vehicles, international pickup
department of motor vehicles, international pickup, car titles: There are some states that do not require a title for a vehicle that old. There are vendors in those states that will sell you a valid certificate that you can use to get the vehicle put into your name. You can use the engine number as a VIN - in fact many...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1947 Mercury oil pan gasket, pan gasket, there some sort
pan gasket, there some sort, oil pan: Never seen that model, but based on the year, your latter guess is probably closer to actual. BUT, with the new technology and rubber, it is generally much easier than it used to be. Glue the new gasket into place after cleaning surface with RTV silicone....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1947 Packard R9 Trans, max merrit, current catalog
max merrit, current catalog, main bearing: That mainshaft assembly was only spared as a complete assembly - I don t know if you can replace just the bearings, I ve never tried to do that. The part number for the whole assembly is 354954 if the car is a junior car (282 Cu In 5 main bearing 8 cylinder...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1947 plymouth, hemmings motor news, 30 amp fuse
hemmings motor news, 30 amp fuse, san bernardino ca: When an electrical connection gets hot, it is telling you that there is current flowing through a resistance. If it is too hot, there is too much resistance. In otherwords, the fuse is either defective, or the connections to the fuse are dirty or loose....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Chev 1/4 ton restoration, stove bolt, clutch disk
stove bolt, clutch disk, rod bearings: I learn something every day on here. I didn t know they made a 1/4 ton truck - except in the car based sedan delivery. I had a 51 3100 which was a 1/2 ton - a great truck. Anyway, it seems that step #1 for you is to remove the gas tank and send it to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Chevy Pick Up, street rodders, car folks
street rodders, car folks, chevy nova: I don t agree with modifying cars - I m in the hobby to preserve them the way they were from the factory, so I don t even respond to questions involving modified vehicles. There was nothing wrong with the factory design - they were really tough trucks as...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 caddy water pump, brass bushings, santa fe springs
brass bushings, santa fe springs, flathead v8: I suspect one of the brass bushings was damaged when re-assembling the pump. My advice is to take it off and send it to a machine shop equiped rebuilder, like Egge Machine company in Santa Fe Springs, CA for a professional rebuild. They make a business out...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Ford Coupe, engine firewall, numeric digits
engine firewall, numeric digits, vin numbers: The number is stamped on top of the frame rail back near the firewall, on the driver s side. If it was an 8 cylinder car, the VIN should start with 899A - then more numeric digits. The first car was #1984859. If it was a 6, the VIN should start with...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Ford Coupe, door latch, ford coupe
door latch, ford coupe, engine numbers: Richard; Hi - well as far as the vin, it could be mounted any place. did you look on the door and door latch areas, also on the engine compartment area, by the radeator or back fire wall ? and ther might be a tag on the rear end on one of the bolts. or tranny....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 ford coupe, ford coupe, frame rail
ford coupe, frame rail, vin numbers: The numbers were stamped on the top of the clutch housing, and on the frame rail, driver s side, back near the firewall. If you have neither item, you ll have to have a new VIN issued by your local Highway Patrol or whatever they call it in your state. ...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 hudson, carbeurator, engine failure
carbeurator, engine failure, intake manifold: PAT ; HI - well a leak is a leak - and even if a little it is still a leak-what if it was gas , it would be all over and than go BOOM right. I would just fix it and be done with it , if you can not tighten up the intake or where it is leaking from ,so...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Kaiser, fuel hoses, gasoline fumes
fuel hoses, gasoline fumes, throttle linkage: About 95% of old cars are having this same problem. The causes are usually a combination of the characteristics of modern fuels (they evaporate much more quickly than those of the era these cars were designed for), and the history of the carburetor. Modern...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Mercury Electrical System, volt battery, electrical engineer
volt battery, electrical engineer, electrical problems: Wow, that can be any one of about 863 1/2 possible causes! My guess would be that some boob tried to start it by jumping it from a 12 volt battery, and probably didn t know that it was positive ground either! Start by checking each and every item in the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Mercury, timing gears, volt battery
timing gears, volt battery, electrical failure: No, if you have spark, your problem is probably elsewhere - most likely in the mixture. Try again in the cold morning, and try putting some small amount of liquid gas in the top of the carburetor - say a teaspoon or so. The car should start, if only briefly,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Packard brake system, airplane type, bleeder screw
airplane type, bleeder screw, rubber pieces: If the car has been stored for 15 years there is a good chance that there has been some condensation and that there is some moisture contamination. Also most of the fluids used 20 or so years ago were more comparable to today s Dot 3 fluids. So, I would...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Packard Convertible, deck lid, junk yard
deck lid, junk yard, trunk lid: Dick, I am not aware that Packard built a notchback coupe in 48. Convertibles are built like a notchback and not fastbacks as the 48 Packard 2 door coupe was. They did however build a notchback sedan as I remember and that trunk lid might fit. Check your local...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Packard Convertible, southern california area, auto literature
southern california area, auto literature, decklid: Hi, congratulations on your Super 8 Convertible. Your car is a model 2279, and takes a part number 396653 trunk lid - unfortunately, that number fits only the convertibles for 1948-50, including the Custom 8s, but that isn t much help, because those are scarcer...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Packard - Electrical System, richard barnes, backup light
richard barnes, backup light, dead battery: I m sorry that the seller did not inform you that the car is positive ground. For your info, all Packards build before 1956 are positive ground. The backup light should not have stayed on unless the key, or else headlights or parking lights were also on...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 Plymouth 2 door sedan, volt system, hot wire
volt system, hot wire, charging system: Since it runs with cable off battery, we know it is charging, but I bet if you do it with the lights on, the car will die. You are either not returning enough electricity to the battery or the battery is bad. If you have no other problems (doesn t start if...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1948 plymouth 2-door sedan, woody station wagon, coupe models
woody station wagon, coupe models, deluxe line: P15 is a 1948 engine. The body number is put there by the body manufacturer, which was Briggs. I do not know what the signifigance is of those numbers- but someone in the Plymouth club could probably help you. My advice is to join the club and get to know...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: ~1948 Willys/Jeep engine replacement, jeep engine, adapter plates
jeep engine, adapter plates, m38: As far as I know the early Jeeps like yours has the low profile body. That limits a bit what engine you can fit into the body. It was 1953 or 54 that jeep made the body taller when they introduced the F Head 4 cylinder. Those are the only two that I know...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 Cadillac Eletric, cadillac series, plug holes
cadillac series, plug holes, marvel mystery oil: fan is on a belt and it is easily possible your water pump is froze. try turning it back and forth (even slightly) and notice the water pump and belt slippage. By the way, clutch fans are kinda a 70 s thing. Some earlier car had them, but they were...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 Chevy 3100 1/2 Ton Pickup - Centering the steering wheel, tie rod ends, steering wheel
tie rod ends, steering wheel, place tie: Ok, this is a little complicated to tell, but is actually not that hard to do. First, locate your tie-rod ends that go to each tire. Then put your wheel straight by driving the truck to where you stop. Mark position of the wheels. Center the steering...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 FORD, car expert, 12v battery
car expert, 12v battery, 12volt battery: really hard to read in all caps, but i ll try. i would contact ford and ask. also, you need to know if it is positve ground or negative ground. yes it will hurt a lot if you just put a 12v battery in a 6v system. it will also hurt to put negative ground...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 ford f150 engines, hemmings motor news, ford f150
hemmings motor news, ford f150, auto hobby: My best answer is to pick up a copy of Hemmings Motor News, the worlds largest classified ad book for the auto hobby. Check them on line at www.hemmings.com. As to the value a lot depends on the condition and the rarity of the engines. Good Luck. Bra...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 ford rear end swap, ford f1, ford trucks
ford f1, ford trucks, ford club: Ted, This is a little outside my field, but I will try to help anyway. Here are a few web site links... They have TONS of info for you. Just pick what fits your needs. The first one has the numbers you are seeking and the next ones are how to identify...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 Nash 600, fuel gauge, procedure description
fuel gauge, procedure description, gages: Dale, there was a time when I was younger and thinner that I used to be able to lay on the front floor between the pedals and the seat. Then I could look up behind the dash, sometimes with the aid of a mirror, and see the back of the dash. That is how we used...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 Packard four door -door adjustment, bob blankenship, body bolts
bob blankenship, body bolts, rubber hammer: This is one of the longest, most frustrating jobs in old car restoration; hanging the doors! The shop manual ignores the fact that as the cars get older, there is inevitable wear in the holes and screws, so that any of the bolts will allow motion in both...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 Packard Problem, gearshift lever, shift lever
gearshift lever, shift lever, drivetrain: if you run a STANDARD with the wheels off the ground and shift from first, second or third (drive) gears into reverse without putting on the brake on, you will grind gears off. If just going to neutral, it won t hurt anything. Trying to fix your actual...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 Packard - no spark, mad as a hornet, engine cranks
mad as a hornet, engine cranks, alligator clips: I can guess at what the problem is, and I will, but I think you need to get yourself some test equipment if you are going to enjoy working on old cars yourself. My guess would be that the points have not been in service for a long enough time that they...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 Packard - no spart - followup, danville indiana, battery terminal
danville indiana, battery terminal, volts: As for the hookup to the coil, assuming your car is still positive ground, as it was since new, the + side of the coil goes to the distributor, and the - side goes to the ignition switch. If there is no 6 volts on the - side, then the failure is in the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 packard, steering gearbox, chrome bezel
steering gearbox, chrome bezel, fuse panel: The ignition switch comes out through the back of the dash. The chrome bezel around the keyhole is threaded, - just unscrew it. It is supposed to be done with a special tool, but if you are careful and use a piece of leather in the jaws of your pliers, you...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 plymouth, tank lines, volt systems
tank lines, volt systems, light oil: 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 or neutral Spray a light oil (WD -40 or Marvel Mystery oil ) into each cylinder where...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 Studebaker, central california coast, radiator cap
central california coast, radiator cap, starter button: Old 6 volt cars didn t wire much through the ignition switch, because the switches aren t really capable of carrying very high currents such as would be drawn by the starter button. So it is normal for the engine to crank when you push the starter button....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1949 Studebaker, electric fuel pump, fuel hoses
electric fuel pump, fuel hoses, vapor lock: Aha! Any restriction in the line from the tank will cause a drop in pressure as the gas is pulled through the restriction, and if that area is warm - Bingo! You ve got vapor lock! Congratulations, you ve probably found a big part of your problem. Dick...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Buick Deluxe VIN location?, buick engine, linden nj
buick engine, linden nj, vin information: In 1950, the Buick VIN plate was on the driver s door pillar, and it is also stamped on the left frame rail near the master cylinder. The plate you found on the firewall is probalby the body plate. All cars had VINS, as far back as I know. The big change...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Chevrolet 235 6 Won't Crank, engine radiator, chevrolet styleline
engine radiator, chevrolet styleline, problem occured: Could very easily be the starter. Do you have a local shop that rebuilds them, instead of just an auto parts? They can check actual load capacity. You seem fairly mechanical, do one other thing. Get a large socket and break-over bar for the Harmonic balancer...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Chevy Pick-up with a 235, volt system, wd 40
volt system, wd 40, volt battery: Gary well first off I do not know why it did not burn all of the wires up with that 12 volt. battery. I would check the timming, points, rotor, dist, cap, condensor ,plugs, plug wires.and fuel filter.you might have crud in the fuel line or filter-spray the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Chevy pickup, ballast resistor, spark plug wire
ballast resistor, spark plug wire, wd 40: I don t recall the other person s question, (I ve answered about 1500 questions on here!), but yes, if the truck has been converted to 12 volts, it either has to have a 12 volt coil with the right ballast resistor installed, or the points will be overloaded...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 chev deluxe gen (cold flash Procedure, detective work, volt battery
detective work, volt battery, dr sport: Yes, what they are telling you is that the generator needs to be polarized . This may be true, and it won t hurt anything to try it, but I doubt that is your problem - more likely there is a problem elsewhere in the electrical system. For what it is worth,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 chev pickup fuel system, psi test, return spring
psi test, return spring, fuel lines: LINN; hi; it sounds like a fuel condition , is the excil. pump ok, or is it cracked ? or the return spring bad. you could have a kink or a spec of dirt in the line.The first thing that I would do is to take a fuel pump psi test to see what kind of pressure...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 chevrolet 3100, rear gears, chevrolet pickup
rear gears, chevrolet pickup, axels: Andy ; Hea - well as far as the front end , I would do a serch on the web. there are a bunch of sites with sub frame stuff , and as far as the rear , i would look for a buick housing, the axels are h.d. and the gears are good also. but you might find...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 chevrolet truck, chevrolet truck, volt battery
chevrolet truck, volt battery, old cars: If the truck has (or had) a radio, someone might have added another condenser to the coil + terminal to prevent ignition noise from bothering the AM reception. If that condenser is on the - terminal, though, that would keep the engine from running. Also,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Ford F-1 door hinges, oversized pins, plasma torch
oversized pins, plasma torch, air grinder: Robert-wow you have rivets, there are no bolts to remove ? or screws ? can you remove the whole door ? does the striker plate come off with screws or bolts.? you could have the bolts removed with a plasma torch or a good air grinder. with not much of a mess...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Ford Hood, old dog, bumpers
old dog, bumpers, fenders: If it sits low in the back the hood hinges can be adjusted. If it sits low in the front there should be hood bumpers on each front corner of the hood. Perhaps it is as simple as the rubber being squashed or missing from the bumpers or to adjust the bumpers....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 ford engines, ford engines, old trucks
ford engines, old trucks, ford car: As for as the same, I don t know, but yes, it will definitely be fine for the truck. In actuality, a lot of the old trucks were lighter than the cars. The term Heavy duty and work were more advertising than muscle. Suspension is what denoted the difference...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Packard brake drum removal, j c whitney, dick benjamin
j c whitney, dick benjamin, snap on tool: The Snap-On tool is # CJ129 You can contact Snap-On at 1 877 762 7662 DON T beat on the drum with a hammer - those drums are not around anymore - if you ruin one, you ll be in big trouble! Just in case you didn t see my previous answer to a similar...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Packard brakes, propane torch, hub puller
propane torch, hub puller, axle shaft: First, let me congratulate you on your superb taste! (As you might guess, I have a Custom 8 also, although mine is a 48). These cars require a very beefy hub puller - the one I use is made by Snap-On and it usually gets them to pop off if I use patience....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Packard driver door latch, bob blankenship, door latch
bob blankenship, door latch, cog: I have found instance where they were honestly reversed, and I have found them fit better using the opposites. If you can make R work, go for it. Also, I have had to blend parts old and new because some worked and some didn t. In my experience, what will...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Packard - starter motor, using jumper cables, max merritt
using jumper cables, max merritt, starter solenoid: Any large city will have a starter/generator rebuilder - check your yellow pages for a listing. Be sure it is the starter and not the solenoid first, though, before you waste money. Connect the battery using jumper cables, the positive cable clamp on the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Plymouth VIN Location, plymouth vin, motor vehicle department
plymouth vin, motor vehicle department, law enforcement agency: The number on the drivers door frame is the VIN for your 1950 Plymouth. The number stamped on the engine is just that, the engine number. The number on the title may be a number assigned by a law enforcement agency as a replacement VIN and if that is the case...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 Studebaker - electrical system, volt battery system, studebaker driver
volt battery system, studebaker driver, studebaker trucks: You will get as many answers to this question as people you ask. Personally, I have a strong dislike for changing the voltage on a 6 volt car. These cars started and ran reliably on 6 volts when they were new, and as long as they are properly serviced and...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950 transmission problem, transmission repair shop, highway speeds
transmission repair shop, highway speeds, transmission problem: This is what happens when the mainshaft or the bearing for it is worn out. There is too much play in the mainshaft, and the gear is not running exactly perpendicular to the mainshaft. There is no adjustment for this, the transmission has to be repaired....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1950s BW T86 w/R10 tailshaft, speedometer drive, speedometer cable
speedometer drive, speedometer cable, overdrive transmission: I m not exactly clear on what you are asking, but I ll make an assumption and try to answer that question; if I have guessed wrong, post a follow up question to me and I ll try again. You are installing an overdrive transmission, and you have located the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1951 Chevrolet headlight switch repair, headlight buckets, chevrolet headlight
headlight buckets, chevrolet headlight, resistance wire: That coil of wire is a nichrome resistance wire which forms the element of a rheostat, the wiper has to slide over it to adjust the dash light intensity. The rivet is there to secure the end of the coil of wire, and you must somehow replace it or get it to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1951 Chevrolet Thriftmaster Pick-up Truck, vintage chevrolet club, adult education center
vintage chevrolet club, adult education center, google search: These are very simple vehicles, any mechanic can tell you just about everything you need to know about these trucks. I know, I drove one for over 30 years, identical to yours. You can contact an automotive literature dealer, like Ed Faxon of Corona California,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1951 Chevy Buisness Coupe Oil Filter, dual master cylinder, southern california area
dual master cylinder, southern california area, antique chevy: You have an uncommon brand of aftermarket filter - I don t recognize the brand, or have any way to know what filter element will fit it. I would have told you to try the Fram C4, because that is what I used on my own 51 Chevy Pickup, but that had a Fram filter...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1951 chev p/u with 235ci, volt coil, metal core
volt coil, metal core, new leads: We used to call the glow around the ignition system corona, and most of it was normal. The arcing though has me a bit concerned. I think that I would want to make sure that the plugs were gapped properly at .025 and that they were straight run of the mill...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1951 GMC 1 ton, stock truck, ammeter
stock truck, ammeter, electronic ignition: According to my best sources here it should be a negative ground. On any vehicle pre electronics such as electronic ignition, alternators, and computers, a battery that is installed backwards can be detected before the ignition switch is turned on. Simply...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1951 GMC Chevy Pickup Truck, chevy pickup truck, aluminum pistons
chevy pickup truck, aluminum pistons, hydraulic lifters: Chevrolet valves have always be .006 for the intake when the engine was hot and .013 for the exhausts. However when the 231 cubic inch engine came along they put hydraulic lifters in it and used it on the Powerglide equipped cars. In the pick up trucks with...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1951 Mercury, fuel pressure gage, plastic milk jug
fuel pressure gage, plastic milk jug, electric fuel pump: If the electric pump is mounted 20 inches away from the tank that means that it is forward of the frame kick up over the rear axle. There could very well be a small pin hole from rust in the fuel line over the axle breaking the vacuum between the level of...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1951 mercury 3-speed overdrive, ford mercury, electrical drain
ford mercury, electrical drain, speed overdrive transmission: Electrical problems are VERY tricky... You checked two out of three of the electrical problem triad. Gen/alt---regulator--battery. Take the battery to your local BIG parts store have them run a check on your battery. IF.. that is not it I would suspect that...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1951 Studebaker Champion oil dipstick, studebaker champion, dip stick
studebaker champion, dip stick, oil dipstick: The best way to check is to drain the oil and refill with the correct amount. Then use the dip stick and see what it reads. If it does not read correctly the make a notch in the dip stick showing the proper full make. You can pour the oil right back into the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, cadillac coupe deville, napa auto parts
cadillac coupe deville, napa auto parts, napa auto parts store: No, and I m sorry; I should have been much more specific - that s a hazard of this service: I never know how thorough I need to be in my response. The last question first: If it is carried by a NAPA store, you can be pretty sure it is of a suitable quality...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 Chevrolet fender wells, chevy sport, fender wells
chevy sport, fender wells, inner fender: Dwight: I know a very good dealer, but he has parts of 55 - 58 chevys, maybe he has more antique model parts. They have all, body, engine, trim and accesories. Try to search there: www.danchuk.com they are experts.... If they donīt have the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 Chevy Deluxe, heavy duty battery, 12 volt
heavy duty battery, 12 volt, jc whitney: Hi John; If you want to go with a 12 volt system you will have a lot of work , as far as a new 12 volt battery , genarator, regulator , lamps, fuses , starter ,coil, elect system ? and after all that work and money it will still start up the same...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 Chevy Pick up gas tank, gm products, effort work
gm products, effort work, gas tank: If there was a vehicle recall, then changing the tank s location would be advised. However, vehicle recalls back in 1952 did not cover GM products. In fact, only VW was conducting recalls back in those days. However, if you are more concern about safty than...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 Cranbrook polarity question, correct polarity, filter capacitors
correct polarity, filter capacitors, dash guages: Plymouths were 6 volt positive ground in 1952. The way to tell on any car if the battery is in correctly is to note the ammeter reading when you turn on the headlights, with everything else turned off, including the engine. If the battery is hooked up...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 chevy engine, chevy engine, mid 60s
chevy engine, mid 60s, expensive cars: Oil Filters were not supplied on the less expensive cars as standard equipment until sometime in the mid 60s. Many dealers added them as accessories, but if yours doesn t have one, your car s dealer didn t. The old fashioned oil filters were not like...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 Mercury Monterey O/D and Transmission, overdrive units, mercury monterey
overdrive units, mercury monterey, makes of cars: Those overdrive units were used on many makes of cars, it is called an R11 Borg Warner overdrive, and any transmission shop that has been in business for 20 years or more will know how to fix it and where to get the parts. The transmission and overdrive...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 MG Midget, hemmings motor news, moss motors
hemmings motor news, moss motors, frame chassis: Vance: I will help you any way that I can. I had a TD for 15 years and enjoyed it s ownership and use. For starters, in terms of a good restoration book for the average user go to the following url/link: http://www.nemgt.org/tdmanual.htm I have...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 Packard, patrician, car repair
patrician, car repair, wrong direction: Well, you definitely came to the right place, but I need more information: Does the starter operate normally when you try to start it, or does it refuse to turn the engine, or only crank very slowly? With that information, I can begin to track down the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1952 Pontiac straight eight engine rebuild., hemmings motor news, gasket makers
hemmings motor news, gasket makers, engine gasket: An engine gasket makers parts manual or the factory parts book would probably be your best bet. 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...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 Ford Customline, 1953 ford customline, hemmings motor news
1953 ford customline, hemmings motor news, volt bulbs: Rene, my question is quit simple. Why do you want to switch to 12 volts? A good 6 volt system in good repair will run any old car just fine. The switch over requires some thought and detail. There are people who advertise 12 volt alternators and brackets for...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 Ford Customline, 1953 ford customline, long stroke
1953 ford customline, long stroke, stroke engines: Rene, generators only charge well as the engine speed increases. The current cut out relay, as the component is called, contact points should be open when the engine is idling. This prevents the battery from discharging through the generator at low engine...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 Ford marathon information, national auto dealers, national auto dealers association
national auto dealers, national auto dealers association, auto dealers association: Brenda, I would check the web site for the National Auto Dealers Association www.nada.com. They have a pricing section for older cars, classics, and collectable cars. I have a question, are you sure that the model is Marathon? I worked for Ford as an instructor...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 f100 fornt end sway, bar application, jc whitney
bar application, jc whitney, good shape: Hi Alan; Well as far as the front end goes -both the sway bar and some shocks would help you , as long as all of the parts in it now are in good shape than all should be ok,as long as nothing is worn out , etc. here is a company that has all types of...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 Kaiser jumping out of overdrive, engine blowby, vent system
engine blowby, vent system, battery cables: Glad your overdrive seems to be working now. Changing your car to 12 volts is not necessary or desireable, regardless of what you will hear from folks who are having problems with their 6 volt cars. Changing to a higher voltage will mask some of the deterioration...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 Kaiser jumping out of overdrive, momentary interruption, test light
momentary interruption, test light, loose connection: I ll try. Any momentary interruption of power to the solenoid will cause this, so start checking for a loose connection anywhere in the overdrive wiring. Also, verify that the kickdown switch is adjusted right and operating properly. Any momentary glitch...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 Kaiser Manhatten V.I.N. location, door hinge, kiaser
door hinge, kiaser, older cars: The VIN should be posted on the driver s door hinge post. It should start with K532, and then there should be a 6 digit number after that. Some states used to register cars using the engine number as a VIN (a bad idea, because so many cars do not have...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 kaiser automatic, e mail address, vacuum leak
e mail address, vacuum leak, vacuum advance: It is strange that you cannot receive my answers. I think it is important that you read my first answer, because I m afraid you are going in the wrong direction with this car. I ll try sending it to you again, and if you still can t receive it, include...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 kaiser, vacuum leak, vacuum advance
vacuum leak, vacuum advance, heavy cars: OOps! I ll dig back in my archives and insert the first part of the reply below. Answer - The compression test shows that your engine is really in pretty decent condition. These are not high compression engines - and your cylinders are well within...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 Packard, jack chandler, volt battery
jack chandler, volt battery, starter switch: The bendix is froze in place on your starter. You probably can loosen it up by removing the starter and generously oiling it up and working the spring mechanism in and out. Trans: disconnect the shifter linkage at the column and see if it will move. If...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1953 Packard, valve lifters, short fuse
valve lifters, short fuse, jack chandler: First of all, I have to tell you that I m going to make you mad, so if you have a short fuse, just click off of me now! A car that has not been run for 35 years, (or anything over about 7 years) will be quickly ruined by cranking the engine without taking...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Buick Roadmaster Vacuum System, 1954 buick roadmaster, windshield wiper motor
1954 buick roadmaster, windshield wiper motor, buick roadmaster: I don t have a diagram either, but I can tell you what is connected to what: The brake booster needs a major source of vacuum, and that will have to be from a large hose that goes to the intake manifold or to the base of the carburetor. The power brake...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 CHEVY 3100 PICK-UP, clock repairman, odometer
clock repairman, odometer, cleaning agents: I am sorry you did not read my answer, let me try to make it clearer. Not once did I suggest you find a replacement and don t know what chances you would have finding a working one these days. What I did tell you was ...The speedometer/odometer is a form of...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Chevrolet valve tappets, worst case scenarios, valve tappets
worst case scenarios, valve tappets, t rush: They make a tool that expands into the groove inside the top of the lifter for removing them, BUT I have NEVER had any luck using it. My method is as follows and may be a little confusing, but it has worked for me even in the worst case scenarios. Get...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Chevy Pick-up Backfire, volt electrical system, loud pop
volt electrical system, loud pop, exhaust pipe: There are two things that people call backfire and I really need to know which you are having with the truck. One thing called backfire is when flames belch up from the carburetor - making a noise in the engine compartment -you won t see the flame...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Chevy Pick-up, valve lifter, stethascope
valve lifter, stethascope, guide man: If the truck will start happily without use of the choke, even though the engine is stone cold, the carburetor is set too rich, and that is contributing to the gas getting into the oil, so you need to get someone to check out the carburetor settings - it shouldn...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Chevy Truck 3-speed column shifter, speed column, dogear
speed column, dogear, chevy truck: yes very easily fixed and is usually caused by slop in the shifter bushings or wallered dogear slots. lay on your back under the transmission and notice the two dog ears coming off that your shifter rods go to. These will only move one at a time and one...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Chevy Truck starting problem, chevy truck, excess gas
chevy truck, excess gas, alternator: Sounds like the coil has gone bad, or is wired backwards. Make sure the neg (-) pole goes to the distributor. Black smoke is excess gas in the exhaust. COULD be from some of the plugs not being fired by the coil. Satisfy the coil problem and if it...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Chrysler New Yorker, power brake booster, chrysler new yorker
power brake booster, chrysler new yorker, vacuum leak: I m about 99% certain that this is a vacuum leak caused by a faulty power brake unit. I cannot think of any electrical problem that would be severe enough to cause a rough idle, yet the vacuum leak is a common symptom of a failing power brake booster....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Chrysler New Yorker, anthony j vitale, chrysler new yorker
anthony j vitale, chrysler new yorker, 1954 chrysler new yorker: I recall your recent question, and I did respond immediately. Apparently the service dropped the ball - I will search my records to see if I can find the old exchange: Here is the first exchange on the subject: Name:Anthony J. Vitale Subject:...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Chrysler New Yorker, power door locks, chrysler new yorker
power door locks, chrysler new yorker, power locks: No one makes kits like that. The way to add accessories to a car which was not delivered with them is to find a part donor car which has the desired items, and transfer them to your car. Since 1954 New Yorkers with power windows are very rare, I think that...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Chrysler New Yorker, chrysler new yorker, engine fires
chrysler new yorker, engine fires, 1954 chrysler new yorker: The starter cannot crank unless the electrical contacts in the solenoid are closed, so the problem is almost certainly in the solenoid. Usually, when this happens, if you pull a battery cable to stop the cranking, then re-connect it, it will be OK until the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Chrysler New Yorker, e mail address, chrysler new yorker
e mail address, chrysler new yorker, anthony j vitale: OK, I ll do a cut and paste into this form - we ll see if it comes through. If it doesn t, send me your e-mail address and I ll attach it to a response. Answer - This must be very frustrating for you. You certainly do appear to have a problem in either...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Chrysler transmission fluid, whale oil, chryler
whale oil, chryler, mercon: This is a Powerflight transmission, and it uses the same fluid as most modern transmissions. The modern equivalent is Dexron/Mercon III. The transmission takes 12 quarts. If you have a reason to change the fluid (due to some transmission problem), use...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 chevrolet 210 ignition switch lock cylinder, gm cars, lock cylinder
gm cars, lock cylinder, spring catch: Unfortunately, you need the key to get the lock cylinder out. I think your best bet is to take the whole ignition lock out of the dash (or the door lock if that s easier for you) and take it to a locksmith - he can make a key which will fit the lock (the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 chevy special 150, old geezer, auto parts store
old geezer, auto parts store, easy job: Those are the pedal return springs (they return the pedal to he full up position when your foot is off the pedals). They are not extremely strong - I m an old geezer, and I don t have any trouble stretching them, so don t worry about that. Changing the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 corvette spark plugs keep foulin out with black carbon build up on plugs, ac delco, vacuum advance
ac delco, vacuum advance, cruise conditions: WOW a 54 cool Ok first off Unleaded=big no Unless the head was rebuilt using hardend seats, if OEM use lead additive. 2nd I do think the problem IS in your vacuum advance, Without the vacuum advance the distributor can only vary spark timing in...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 corvette, iron beast, manifold vacuum
iron beast, manifold vacuum, vacuum leak: Roland, Any vacuum leak is a bad one, that would cause tranny issues and advance issues. Buy a vacuum guage and test from manifold vacuum it should be I d guess a steady 17 to 22 hg (small block) not sure on your motor but prolly somewhere around there....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 Mercury Y Block, radiator core, correct temp
radiator core, correct temp, compression check: I knew a guy that drove with the wrong firing order for 7 years, before I first saw his car. It always ran hot. Make sure your timing is on the mark also. Make sure you have the correct temp. thermostat and try running without one to see if it solves...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1954 packard caribbean distributor, barrett jackson auction, caribbean distributor
barrett jackson auction, caribbean distributor, compression stroke: Hi, again, Greg; It is possible that the Start contact in the ignition switch is bad - the 1954s were the first use of key start in Packards, and the switches are somewhat failure prone. But before you go looking for a replacement switch, use your...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: Get 1954 XK120 DHC Running Again, feeler gauge, wd 40
feeler gauge, wd 40, plug holes: Hi James, It wouldn t hurt to drop the pan but I would only do that after draining and examining the oil to see if it was necessary. If you have any moisture contamination or excessive thick sludge when you drain it, then I would pull the pan to do a good...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 Cadillac Hydrovac brake..., google search, napa store
google search, napa store, hydrovac: Oh, man - the dreaded Hydrovac! I recently sold my 55 Coupe deVille with the exact same problem. These are very tricky to rebuild, and I don t recommend doing it yourself. I don t know if you can buy a kit for it. I rebuild all my own master brake...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 Cadillac Knocking, outer periphery, puzzeled
outer periphery, puzzeled, grade fuel: One thing to suspect is pre-ignition or ping , but since you also say the car feels underpowered, I suspect there are more serious problems. I owned a 55 Cadillac myself until recently, and no one would call that car underpowered! However, before you...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 Chevy Firing Order, chevy firing order, spark plug wires
chevy firing order, spark plug wires, 55 chevy: Terry Hi- 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2- and the 1 on the cap should be right of the window on the dist. the no 1 should be at the 6:30 plug on cap.[ www.classiccarauto.com ]go to this site it will help you out. OK Roger and when you put the dist. in it must go...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 Clipper positive ground?, drive gears, packards
drive gears, packards, fuel guage: It isn t an issue of whether or not the regulator will work - it will work, either way, but with the polarity reversed, there is a very strong likelihood that the armature contacts will stick, causing very dire consequences, including an underhood fire or...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 chevy 235, spark plug gap, exhaust pipes
spark plug gap, exhaust pipes, vacuum hose: Luis Hi well when you set the timming you set it at what the specs. call for , I would try yours at 6 * adv. you will hear the engine idle up when you do it. if you have it a tdc, no good. un do the vacume to the dist. and plug the hose. the mark on...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 chevy 235, point gap, firing order
point gap, firing order, optimum performance: Firing order: 153624 Dwell: 28-35 degrees Point gap: About 0.016 , but use the dwell reading to set this (It s the dwell that matters, not the gap). Set timing by driving the car at 30 MPH in high gear such that you just barely can induce ping at light...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 chevy p/u, j c whitney, volt system
j c whitney, volt system, 55 chevy: Ronnie, one thing that I should have mention before is to make sure that the wire between the dash gage and the tank sender is not grounded anywhere. If this wire is grounded it will give an over full reading. Also make sure that the fuel tank float did not...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 chevy p/u, hydraulic lifters, 55 chevy
hydraulic lifters, 55 chevy, cam lobe: It is impossible to adjust a hyd lifter until it has been ran with oil. Presoak lifters standing upright in tub of oil over night. Make sure oil covers lifters completely. I usually tap the bucket on the ground ever now and then to loosen air. Then...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 chevy p/u, volt system, 55 chevy
volt system, 55 chevy, fuel gauge: Not a rhestat specialist, but if you put a 6v gauge with a 12v sending unit it is showing double what is in the tank. You can get a 12v to 6v reducer, but I m not sure if that would work due to the grounding quirks. I would probably just pony up for a 12v...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 FORD F100, gauge kit, gas gauge
gauge kit, gas gauge, tank setup: I really doesn t hurt anything to just leave the wire that goes from the gas gauge back to the sender disconnected - just make sure the end of it is taped up so it cannot touch anything metal. When you get your tank setup installed, just hook it up to the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 Ford F100, starter solenoid, 6v charger
starter solenoid, 6v charger, battery cables: Step one is to immediately disconnect the battery, if you haven t already done so, because this situation can and will lead to an underhood fire if the battery was in backwards long enough to damage the voltage regulator. On to diagnosis (and a little history):...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 Ford T-Bird tempertaure sending unit, fever thermometer, candy thermometer
fever thermometer, candy thermometer, resistance measurement: Striking out here! The problem is, the later Ford head uses a 1/4X18 pipe thread sender, and those are not used on any car I can find that takes a reverse curve resistance/temp sender. The early Ford type which was used in your car is very unusual, in that...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 ford, old car club, car folks
old car club, car folks, repair radio: I forgot to add, you should join a local old car club - just look in your newpaper for events and go to one of the local cruise nights or show and shines with your car - people will come right over to meet you and see your car. Just hang with them for...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 Packard wiper vaccuum hookup, windshield washer, windshield wiper
windshield washer, windshield wiper, washer system: Your windshield wiper control has three features: The main knob, as you no doubt know, controls the speed of the wiper action. The flag type lever that rotates under the knob controls the width of the sweep. At one position, the wipers sweep only...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 Plymouth Suburban rear axle type, rear differential, brand new car
rear differential, brand new car, great cars: Those are great cars - my very first brand new car was a 56 Suburban, with V8, so I know what you have there. No car with only 67,000 miles has a worn out rear end, so tell me what the symptoms are and maybe I can save you having to replace the whole shootin...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 plymouth Belvedere, 1955 plymouth belvedere, google search
1955 plymouth belvedere, google search, chrysler products: I d try Andy Berbaum at www.oldmoparts.com first, if you are in a hurry and don t care what it costs. If you are like the rest of us, though (a little cheap, and in no hurry) start watching eBay for this - just about everything comes up sooner or later....

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 plymouth wheels., inch drums, wheels rims
inch drums, wheels rims, chrysler club: Your car came with either 10 inch or 11 inch brake drums, and used different wheels for each. If you have 10 inch drums, your wheel is part number 1554987. If you have 11 inch drums, your wheel is part number 1615366. The wheels are the same for 1955...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 T-Bird vapor lock, electric fuel pump, volt system
electric fuel pump, volt system, electric pumps: The modern gas is what is doing you in. The new oxygenated fuels have a much higher vapor pressure than our old cars were designed for. Modern cars don t have a problem with it because they all have an electric fuel pump and a vapor return line to keep the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1955 t bird, seat cushions, ford cars
seat cushions, ford cars, million cars: I m really not the best person to ask this question of. Someone in the T bird club probably has much better records of which car was built when. T birds were numbered in the same sequence as the other cars built in the same plant, so there is no way to...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956 Chevy BelAir turn signals, amp fuse, inline fuse
amp fuse, inline fuse, justin bauer: Let s discuss the radio first: I think I understand the two power wires to the radio, one is probably for the dial light and comes from the headlight switch terminal that powers all the dash lights, so the radio light will change brighness as you adjust...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956 chevy 210 delray, flex hose, timeing
flex hose, timeing, plug wires: Benny; HI I would flush the rad. and change the thermostat. also check the upper hose , as some times if it is not a flex hose or if it has no spring on it, it can suck itself closed when running and make the engine run hot. also are the plug wires good...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956 Ford 292 oil feed to rocker shaft, oil pressure gauge, delo oil
oil pressure gauge, delo oil, mechanical oil pressure gauge: It sounds like some oil is getting up there, but flow may be a bit restricted. I d change the oil to a Diesel rated oil (they have much higher detergency) and also add a can of CD-2 which you can find at your auto parts store. It will boost the detergency...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956 Ford F100 Wiring Problem, 1956 ford f100, turn signal switch
1956 ford f100, turn signal switch, brake light switch: If the truck has factory installed turn signal lights, the wiring should be correct from the factory. If the turn signals were added on later, the wiring has to be done as specified by the turn signal schematic. The brake light switch should not be wired...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956 Ford Fairlane, volt regulator, good eyesight
volt regulator, good eyesight, voltage regulator: Your car certainly came with a 12 volt regulator for a negative ground system - but I m not sure that is the question you meant to be asking. If someone put a 6 volt regulator in it by mistake, it would be wrong polarity AND voltage. The 55 T bird did...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956 Ford Hearse, professional car society, metal craftsman
professional car society, metal craftsman, google search: I have not heard of such a vehicle - I assume it is a custom made body on a station wagon chassis. No factory car would have had suicide doors, and since this requires so many different parts than a standard station wagon or sedan chassis to make the doors...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956 PACKARD CLIPPER SUPER, dot 5 brake fluid, windshield wipers
dot 5 brake fluid, windshield wipers, vacuum lines: Check to see if there is vacuum in the line from the back of the carburetor check valve to the booster. If not, find out why. The check valve is the large brass device threaded into the backside of the carburetor - it should have a large hose going to the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956 Powerglide transmission leak, 1956 chevy belair, powerglide transmission
1956 chevy belair, powerglide transmission, transmission leak: Frank; Hi well to rebuild a tranny is a job and you must know a bit about it, settings, toqure,valve body,pressure, special tools, I would get under the car and look to see if you can see where it is comming from it might jut be a line or some bolt might...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956 pontiac convertible, pontiac oakland club, pontiac oakland club international
pontiac oakland club, pontiac oakland club international, 56 chevy: I m not sure what you re asking. If you mean could you take the interior out of one car and put it in the other, the answer is yes, since they share the inner body shell. However, the design and appearance would be totally different, and would certainly...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956 Thunderbird Harmonic Balancer, belt pulleys, harmonic balancer
belt pulleys, harmonic balancer, 1956 thunderbird: No, just the big bolt in the center. Sometimes these are really tough to get off. Try leaving the puller on tight overnight - sometimes the temperature cycling over 24 hours will let it come loose. It s been on there for 51 years, probably, so give it...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1956Nash Metropolition Convertable, southern california area, nash car
southern california area, nash car, nash metropolitan: Probably the best source of information about these delightful little cars is the Nash Car Club of America. You can contact them at: www.nashcarclub.org I know many of the local members here in the Southern California area, and I find them exceptionally...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 235cuin oil filter, oil pressure gauge, cannister filter
oil pressure gauge, cannister filter, cylinder motor: The filter is supplied with oil from the same fitting that now has the oil pressure gauge sender. You have to install a TEE in the line, and hook up the filter inlet to that point. It is important that you also install a restrictive orifice in the TEE...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 Bel Air - Positraction?, modern cars, turbo transmission
modern cars, turbo transmission, antique cars: Well, i think that this issue is more personal. In my opinion, if you donīt want a Hot Rod and want to make a good restoration in order to keep the price of the car high, you have to leave the car as much original as you can. I donīt think that a rear end...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 bel air powerglide transmission, drain bolt, auto tranny
drain bolt, auto tranny, stop leak: Eric ; Hi - it might be leaking from the seals , can you tighten up any bolts on the tranny. They do sell a addative for auto. tranny leaks , it might help in your case. it is a tranny stop leak. as far as the insp. cover , I would not worry about it...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 210, chevrolet bel air, 1957 chevrolet bel air
chevrolet bel air, 1957 chevrolet bel air, auto parts store: Yes, in a sense, there is a secret to it, but you can do it yourself if you study the way the blades are held to the arms. Unfortunately, without knowing which of the many brands and types of arms and blades are on your car (there were 3 major manufacturers,...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 Chevy Bel Air Wiring issue, chevy bel air, 1957 chevy bel air
chevy bel air, 1957 chevy bel air, switch harness: Jay; Hi you are replacing the harness- wow lots of work there. as far as the wireing of the switch, I would use a test lamp and do it that way as far as the ground , on chevys they have the ground when it is mounted to the dash. what happened to the...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 Chevy Bel Air wiring problem, chevy bel air, brake light switch
chevy bel air, brake light switch, 1957 chevy bel air: I don t know if the conversion to LED s has affected any of the wiring, so I am going to answer as if this modification had not been made - I have no idea what was done to do this and any guesses I d make would probably be wrong. You have two separate problems...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 Chevy Powerglide, powerglide transmission, 57 chevy
powerglide transmission, 57 chevy, tiny springs: I understand. I don t think there is any solvent or detergent that will help. I just finished solving the exact same situation on a 51 Packard that had not been driven for 16 years. In this case, I dropped the valve body out and soaked it in lacquer thinner...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 chevy 2 speed powerglide transmission, speed powerglide, dipstick tube
speed powerglide, dipstick tube, dip stick: If you mean that it is leaking out around the fitting where the dip stick tube enters the oil pan, that has to be a bad gasket at the fitting. If you mean it is coming all the way up the tube, then I can think of two things. The first and most likely...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 chevy 235 engine timing, mallory ignition, sighting area
mallory ignition, sighting area, chevy 235 engine: I don t like to answer questions when a car has been modified, because I have no idea whether the modification was done right or not. If you have the original ignition system, my advice is to put it back in and start from that as a known situation. The...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 chevy axle removal, c clamps, brake components
c clamps, brake components, rearend: Steve HI there should be 4 bolts holding the axles in on the ends of the banjo. the new ones have a pin or 2 small c clamps on the inside of the rear if you push the axel in you can take the c out but you might need or have to rent a axle puller after you...

Classic/Antique Car Repair: 1957 chevy, chevy sedan delivery, gm divisions
chevy sedan delivery, gm divisions, chevrolet model: I m probably not going to be much help, but I want to make sure you are not being shown a normal 2 door wagon - they did make them. I m not talking about the Nomad (which is only in the Bel Air series, style 2429), the other 2 door wagons were called...

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...