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Vintage Cars: '77 mgb electrical problem, wiggle test, amount of rainfall
wiggle test, amount of rainfall, intermittent problem: Ah! I don t know why damp ignition would produce your symptoms (why it s OK in the Start position but not Run), but if the switch is not totally healthy, that might explain it. But here are general recommendations for distributors and damp. Clean the coil...

Vintage Cars: 79 450 SL Manual Transmission conversion, manual transmission conversion, hens teeth
manual transmission conversion, hens teeth, manual transmission: it is a want of many SL owners, problem is that it is nearly impossible without a donor manual SL which are rare as hens teeth. Don t get me wrong, it can be done in other ways but it will not be mercedes parts and it will take a lot of effort and $. ...

Vintage Cars: 83 500 SEL Speedometer, electronic speedometer, mechanical wire
electronic speedometer, mechanical wire, metal tabs: sounds like a ground issue. The dashpod grounds to the frame via metal tabs. If you can try to get under and behind it and connect a ground wire to the pod and then connect the other end to a known good ground. See if that helps. I had to do this on an...

Vintage Cars: 115.920 engine, piston rings, perfect shape
piston rings, perfect shape, compression ring: tough one Richard, sounds like the pistons were replaced, walls bored I would start here with Rusty , http://www.buymbparts.com/ you can IM him from his home page he has a lot of connections you could also become a member here http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/index.php,...

Vintage Cars: 1971 MGB Electrical problem, low beams, high beams
low beams, high beams, moss motors: Congratulations on going through all the possibles and fixing it! For that car, and especially that age (likely some carbon buildup in the head etc), YES on the premium gas, and very likely YES on the lead additive. (But note that some additives also increase...

Vintage Cars: 1975 280s hesitates when accelerating, bosch spark plugs, vacuum hoses
bosch spark plugs, vacuum hoses, haynes manual: First check that ignition timing is to spec. then look for all the rotted vacuum hoses and replace them. Then replace the Bosch spark plugs with NGK. If problem is still there check the throttle to auto trans linkage. Off the shelf chemicals are a waste...

Vintage Cars: 1976 Mercedes 450SL, radiator cap, fan clutch
radiator cap, fan clutch, head gasket: sounds like the radiator is clogged , even with a flush these ol gals still have narrowing of the passages with time., may need to recore , or remove for acid flush. How many miles on the car? however your fan clutch is working ?? You may have a...

Vintage Cars: 1976 Mercedes 450sl acceleration problem, kjet, intak
kjet, intak, fuel rails: here is some (lengthy) information that may help. Sound like fuel deivery, have the injectors been checked?? What color are the plug tips? I have a nice PDF on the Kjet, that explains all the parts and functions, if you send me your email I will send it...

Vintage Cars: 1976 VW convertable bug karmann edition, coach builder, karmann ghia
coach builder, karmann ghia, cabriolets: Bug cabriolets (convertibles) had bodies made by Karmann coach works. The same coach builder that made bodies for the Karmann Ghia. This means that EVERY Bug Cabriolet from 1949 to 1979 has a body by Karmann. They all have a Karmann tag on the side of the...

Vintage Cars: 1979 Mercedes 450sl, oil pressure guage, fuel delivery system
oil pressure guage, fuel delivery system, oil gauge: Congrats on a great car I have a 72, and have owned all sorts of MB s These cars run hot but should not go over 175F. sitting is not good for a car, especially this one. Gas tends to gel , so your hard starting could be anywhere in the fuel delivery system,...

Vintage Cars: 1979 mercedes 450sl, shock towers, climate control
shock towers, climate control, good car: good car if it has had routine maintenace, check the usual - rust , especially in floor boards, trunk, shock towers Check for Cam noise - known problem - ticking or clicking noise coming from under cam cover- could indicate worn lobes, oiler malfunction...

Vintage Cars: 1986 420 SEL, vacuum leak, center vents
vacuum leak, center vents, vacuum pressure: Is your linkage to the throtel body free, I have seen them bind at the accelerator linkage as well Make sure all that moves freely and that your throttle plate moves free, push it down, it should float back up.( quickly) A vacuum could case this but unlikely...

Vintage Cars: 1987 560SEC Sunroof problems, pig tails, rubber seal
pig tails, rubber seal, shackle: I do not have any manuals that new (lol) but you can become a member of the forum here http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/index.php I am a long time member, and the folks there are great, post the car , year and issue, make sure you are in the right forum...

Vintage Cars: 1989 560sl, brown wires, fuse box
brown wires, fuse box, 560sl: the easiest way is to run the 12V from the power side of the fuse box, that way you can have it always on or only on with key. Just ground the other wire to a known ground - Brown wires are ground in MB s You can also buy a multi port plug to go into your...

Vintage Cars: 85 380se starting issues, electrical trace, air filter
electrical trace, air filter, chassis: I wonder if you have a short somewhere that gets corrected when the car is placed in a twist??? Gotta admit this one is new to me, and I have seen alot. Make sure your ground connection from the battery to the chassis is clean and good. It has to be electrical,...

Vintage Cars: antique car, bantam jeep, kaiser frazer
bantam jeep, kaiser frazer, subaru brat: You re referring to the 1948 Tucker Torpedo - this car, as originally designed, had pop-out windshield glass, a front seat passenger area completely devoid of any knobs, buttons or other injury-producing protrusions, disc brakes, fuel injection (dropped...

Vintage Cars: Car won't start, positive cable, negative battery
positive cable, negative battery, autoshop: what i mean by that is to look at all the rubber connections and gaskets from the carb and on the intake mainfold, fuel pump , looking for signs of dis repair , or leaks. I do not have any 250C used parts right now but have some contacts if you get stuck and...

Vintage Cars: Car won't start, fuse boxes, corrosive liquids
fuse boxes, corrosive liquids, heat resistant material: Hello Al Make sure your positive ground of the battery is in good condition and grounding properly, next check for spark, if those two things are good then check fuel delivery sounds like you were sucking too much air or too much fuel or both! Then...

Vintage Cars: Flange, taking your time, fuel pump
taking your time, fuel pump, caliper: Al Send cth350@verizon.net an email for parts you need. Tell him the panda sent you He has some odds and ends, hope that helps Ro...

Vintage Cars: 1971 MGB Electrical problem, bulbs
Vintage Cars: 1971 MGB Electrical problem, bulbs

Vintage Cars: fuel smell and cosumption, vent system, gas tanks
vent system, gas tanks, 280se: heater or fan draws air from the front cowl and from the engine bay. It does not take a lot of leak to create quite a smell Is there any wetness under or around the carb. Is the smell there before you start it? May have a flooding issue, or overflow...

Vintage Cars: Graham Hollywood / Huppmobile Skylark, hotrodder, personal address
hotrodder, personal address, window frames: Philipp - Send me an email at my personal address - rboberjr@yahoo.com. I will keep an eye out for them. Very difficult parts to find, although you could use the window frames from a Cord sedan as these are virtually the same. The holes are in different...

Vintage Cars: Hupmobie 1935 D 518, best bet, liddell
best bet, liddell, club members: The parts are still there - Stan Liddell still owns the parts and the warehouse, and with a little effort, you can still obtain things. If you will contact me at rboberjr@yahoo.com with your email address, I can forward specific instructions. Also, if you...

Vintage Cars: Ignition Coil Fiat Spider 124 1982, fiat spider 124, coil wire
fiat spider 124, coil wire, ohms: Coils do get warm--they are transformers. Does it stop working or just seem too hot. If it just seems too hot but does not stop working: check the secondary connection, it may be corroded or the ignition wire could be faulty. The coil wire should have around...

Vintage Cars: Mercedes Benz 280S , 1973 model, fuel starvation, vacuum leak
fuel starvation, vacuum leak, mercedes benz: warren the comtacts in the multi switch are either worn or dirty, I would clean them. The multi switch lever is easily removed to clean.Jerking can be lots of issues , any one of which you mentioned plus timing, dwell and vacuum leak I do not know of a pdf...

Vintage Cars: MGB restoration, careful job, rust free
careful job, rust free, coat paint: Apologies for the delay: didn t see the email, and my daughter just got married! This is a bit weak in the knowledge area, but let s try... I think that a restoration of a 79 B is not at all worth it: $10,000 even for a quickie job, and higher for a...

Vintage Cars: Selling My MGB, apple hydraulics, shakopee minnesota
apple hydraulics, shakopee minnesota, long island ny: If you want to keep it, I would cancel the insurance, hold on to it, and wait until you have a few hundred $ in your pocket (and buy a good car cover if it has to stay outside). Rebuilding the carburetors and distributor is not really expensive: maybe $300...

Vintage Cars: Zenith carbs - Hard hot starts, mechanic check, vacuum leak
mechanic check, vacuum leak, cyber buddy: first question I have to ask is who rebuilt the carbs and what parts were refurbished, and once back on the engine, were they tuned? Sure sounds like a flooding issue, so your choke is stuck or you have a vacuum leak. The elusive adjustment for that is...

Vintage Cars: 1967 GS California, hupmobile, vin numbers
hupmobile, vin numbers, skylark: Don, I have some possible leads to help you with this - I will check with my sources and get back to you. Regards, Dick. 1941 Hupmobile Skylark Don, I finally heard back from my Buick source, and he confirms that GS Californias did exist, but...

Vintage Cars: 1972 350 sl--103K miles, red hot car, brake caliper
red hot car, brake caliper, rear hubs: no I mean , try to pull it out and snap it like a string, it may loosen the brake pads. Problem with these is that they work like the old drum brakes and the mechanism freezes up, you may be lucky if you take a wheel off and hit the center ( using a block...

Vintage Cars: 1982 380SL won't start, side kick panel, fuel pump relay
side kick panel, fuel pump relay, engine cranks: May be behind the glove box and next to the speed controlller. It is bigger than the standard ice cube relays and has as many as 10 pins, With spark and fuses good, I would also lean to the fuel pump/accumulator . The current draw of the single system...

Vintage Cars: 1983 Mercedes 380sl, cranks, but won't start, oil gauge, kjet
oil gauge, kjet, petal to the metal: At idle your oil pressutre guage will not peg. I d get a new (oem) gas cap , just to make sure that is not an issue The following although not all the resons are the main reasons a KJet ( CIS) system will not start. Engine does not start/starts hard...

Vintage Cars: 87 benz, torque converter, best guess
torque converter, best guess, cyber friends: we may be talking about different things - the mark you are seeing on the old flywheel may be the witness mark , or the mark to be lined up to the crank, for balance . Some flywheels were balanced to the engine others balanced to zero. these marks are usually...

Vintage Cars: Car identification, unknown cars, classic cars
unknown cars, classic cars, hemmings: I have looked through my archives, and I cannot find anything that looks quite like that. Do you know where her honeymoon was, that may help, it looks more French than German. there is a publication - Classic Cars ( hemmings) that allows emailers to post...

Vintage Cars: The Chevrolet Corvair, chevrolet corvair, ralph nader
chevrolet corvair, ralph nader, unsafe at any speed: The last Corvair was produced in 1969. I believe that it still exists in a collection somewhere. The powers that be at GM Corporate dropped the Corvair for several reasons, the primary one being dramatically declining sales since the publishing of Ralph...

Vintage Cars: engine code for general motors, 1969 pontiac lemans, distributor hole
1969 pontiac lemans, distributor hole, cyber buddy: Around 1968 Pontiac also stamped the VIN numbers next to the timing cover about even with the timing marks on cover. is that what you are looking for? that XH means - should be 400/350HP engine - specific for 1969 I also found this information posted...

Vintage Cars: 1967 GS California, 1967 buick gs, great car
Vintage Cars: 1967 GS California, 1967 buick gs, great car, dieter

Vintage Cars: The Chevrolet Corvair, ford mustang, million cars
Vintage Cars: The Chevrolet Corvair, ford mustang, million cars, corvair

Vintage Cars: installing a new stereo in my 78mgb, starter solenoid, battery connection
starter solenoid, battery connection, lamp switch: I probably should have answered this don t know ...specific wiring in a late B is beyond my expertise, and you may have to break your back getting to this stuff. But if you can get to the back of the dash...the most likely place is the lamps. The switch should...

Vintage Cars: transmission manual mercedes 500sl, mercedes benz usa, mercedes benz classic center
mercedes benz usa, mercedes benz classic center, mercedes benz classic: best bet is to contact Mercedes Benz vintage headquarters call or contact Supervisor, Parts Operations Mercedes-Benz Classic Center USA Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC 949 598-4842 direct or thomas.hanson@mbusa.com Tell him MBman sent you ( off...

Vintage Cars: VIN location, screw holes, rectangular pattern
screw holes, rectangular pattern, vin number: Not specifically. I went and looked at a 1926 Chevrolet we have in the shop and it has no id whatsoever. That said, in the prewar era id plates were attached with screws--usually on the firewall, but sometimes on the dash. The books I have for the 40 s id...

Vintage Cars: w114 - just can't keep it running, david bosch, fuel starvation
david bosch, fuel starvation, vacuum line: BOSCH Part # 00027 if it runs with the line clamped then you must have a restriction downline or something that is giving it back pressure. Have you pulled the line and cleaned it out with compressed air, all the way to the tank. The inlet into the tank...

Vintage Cars: 1971 350sl, vacuum leaks, jet systems
vacuum leaks, jet systems, air valve: sweet car , I have a72. It pays to be handy with a wrench when you own these cars, they are wonderful machines On you issue ideas? several actually, these D Jet systems can be tricky Have you checked ,cleaned and set trigger points and points ( this...

Vintage Cars: 1972 sl350, bomb proof, sl350
bomb proof, sl350, steering wheel: well without seeing it , Id say you are looking at lot of $$ to repair, just the leaks can run upwards to $1000 if yiu cannot do the work yourself. The top is 600$ providing the mechanism works. The steering wheel - may be a sign of an old collision , could...

Vintage Cars: 1974 450 SL- Idles Low, mercedes r107, air intake system
mercedes r107, air intake system, intake runners: OK - first make sure all adjustments are to spec - plug gap, point gap, timimg then to set idle adjust height of aairflow sensor plate - it sould restjust below teh upper edge of the airflow sensor venturi Center the air flow sensor plate Adjust minimum...

Vintage Cars: 1974 vette, rust damage, sting rays
rust damage, sting rays, rust belt: This is a difficult question - what do you consider fair condition ? Is the fiberglas body intact, without any cracks or other collision damage? Is the car located in a non-rust belt state, where there is no possibility of rust damage to the frame? What engine/transmission...

Vintage Cars: 1975 280s, vacuum lines, 280s
vacuum lines, 280s, distributor cap: Sounds like fuel delivery - have the lines been flused, filters changed? also dwell and timing issues are common, those need to be set to spec. look for any loose vacuum lines . Pull a plug and let me know the color of the end, could also be fuel filter...

Vintage Cars: 1980 mercedes 380 se (euro model), fuel pressure regulator, air meter
fuel pressure regulator, air meter, cold pressure: no that should work, but refresh my memory, have you tested and ensured that the fuel pump is spinning up and delivering constant pressure and that the relays are good? You have eliminated everything else, it has to be in the fuel delivery or spark delivery...

Vintage Cars: 1983 Mercedes 380SL, acc system, maintenance history
acc system, maintenance history, heat controls: as always , look for rust in jack points, pull carpets and look there as well as trunk pervious maintenance history is a plus BIG ISSUE - make sure all air and heat controls work. THis has the dreaded servo for the ACC system how many miles? how recent...

Vintage Cars: 1989 Mercedes 560 SL, rubber seals, center vents
rubber seals, center vents, rocker panels: Nothing pops out on this car , HVAC is the biggest issue ( not working , center vents particularly) They are fairly robust cars, and buying an 89 is getting the best of the breed, as it s the last year for them. Those 227hp Panzerwagens were seldom...

Vintage Cars: 71 mgb gt lights, sheet metal screws, screw size
sheet metal screws, screw size, paint job: That questioner went through a lot of connections and ground checking, and cured it. And I had an earlier question about flashers from an MG TD owner after a paint job. Mainly grounding in both cases. I agree with you: yours might be the same. However,...

Vintage Cars: 71 mgb, voltage side, condensor
voltage side, condensor, spacers: You may have a double answer, and I had to rewrite it! If the coil is OK, check: 1) 12V at the coil when ignition is on. 2) 12V at the points (the spring). If both are dead, suspect the ignition switch. If only the points are dead, check the two...

Vintage Cars: 77 450 SL, electric antenna, blown fuse
electric antenna, blown fuse, fuse box: 1 is 8 2 is 16 ( red) have you cleaned the hazzard switch, they may work, but the conectors may be corroded that go to the back up lights, pull it out an clean it , if that does not help - use a volt meter and see that you are getting 12V on the outlet...

Vintage Cars: cylinders dropping, volt coil, screwdriver blade
volt coil, screwdriver blade, check fuel: well lets get it started first , but if I were to guess Id say injectors , sitting for 9 months is never good to injectors, they cake up and clog. Timing and Dwell of course must be spot on Check fuel rail pressure , and make sure the pump is spinning up...

Vintage Cars: Door latch, striker plate, door latch
striker plate, door latch, geometry problems: Apologies if you got a part-answer before (browser problem)... Tricky without a picture. AllExperts allows pictures, if you can do that: (i) straight on, with door closed, so I can see the gaps around it; (ii) door open, closer views of the latch (the door...

Vintage Cars: Durant star six sedan, old cars price guide, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
old cars price guide, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, marque club: For the value of the car, I would look at the publication Old Cars Price Guide which is published monthly, or if you can find a copy of the NADA Gold Book, that might help as well. If you are purchasing the car, I would strongly suggest spending a few dollars...

Vintage Cars: FIAT Chrome part, old, don't know what it is, catherine sutton, flat chrome
catherine sutton, flat chrome, quick reply: I have no problem with your request except this: my answer is not private and I cannot change that at my end. You can probably change your question to private by checking a box on the form. At any rate, I should have an answer without the photos. Let you...

Vintage Cars: mgb 1979, tyres
Vintage Cars: mgb 1979, tyres

Vintage Cars: Mercedes starting problem, air fuel mixture, mercedes 380se
air fuel mixture, mercedes 380se, fuel injection system: so it starts , but does not continue to run , no idle? if the warm control pressure is too high the air fuel mixture will be too lean resulting in stall after start. Also if the system pressure is too high or too low this will also result in too lean...

Vintage Cars: mgb 1979, tyre pressures, mgb
tyre pressures, mgb, recomended: Assuming 165x14 tires (modern close equivalent is 185/70HR14), the book says 21 psi front and 24 psi rear. But add 4 psi for highway (i.e. general use). So, 25 front, 29 rear. And those sound much more likely pressures to me. There should still be a small...

Vintage Cars: Saleing, pontiac chieftain, rod cameron
pontiac chieftain, rod cameron, mechanical side: The 8 cylinder commands a higher price. Be aware that you can only get what someone is willing to pay. For what you described $6000 would be a good sell, but, you will probably have to settle for less. By the way, my knowledge is on the mechanical side....

Vintage Cars: W123 300D A/C problems, vacuum leaks, vacuum leak
vacuum leaks, vacuum leak, bearer of bad news: I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it sounds like your climate control servo. The gizmo on the firewall, these are prone to breaking down. Is your leaking? they are not easy to repair, and most of the time they are bypassed or replaced. However before...

Vintage Cars: Window Removal, vent window, bottom of the glass
vent window, bottom of the glass, older models: My experience is mainly with Italian vehicles. However, I have dealt with many doors on many different vehicles without a manual. Most seem to follow this program: remove the glass from the regulator and let it drop gently to the bottom of the door then...

Vintage Cars: w114 fuel system, vacuum leaks, fuel pump relay
vacuum leaks, fuel pump relay, 280ce: have you ruled out all vaccum leaks, I am wondering if you are not advancing distributor when the engine is asking it to because of vaccuum leak? your points are set properly? Dwell ? timimng is it getting and holding around 32 PSI fuel pressure,...

Vintage Cars: 1933 k321 cabriolet, cars models, shape thanks
cars models, shape thanks, cylinder cars: I have seen a couple of beautifully restored Hupp 8-Cylinder Cycle Fender cars (Models F & I) being sold for in excess of $50K over the last couple of years, but these were sedans and coupes. There are only 2 Model K Cabriolets listed in the club s roster,...

Vintage Cars: 1966 Ford Mustang Dash Pad, old mercedes, ford mustang
old mercedes, ford mustang, dash pad: I think if you can find an upholster that is familiar with old car restoration it is worth a shot, but I have my doubts. Any chance of finding a dash cover. I used one on an old Mercedes and the result was great. What about a full replacement? Sorry can...

Vintage Cars: 1978 280 CE, crankshaft pulley, power steering pump
crankshaft pulley, power steering pump, ventilation system: the water pump is driven by the fan belt, the fan is connected to the water pump. It sounds like you may be looking at the AC unit or vacuum pump. A bad water pump makes a noise ( usually)and almost always leaks. If the car is not overheating, I suspect...

Vintage Cars: 1978 280CE Heating problem, 280ce, hose connections
280ce, hose connections, repairable: great , when you told me you bypassed the lines , did you not do it to the two lines in and two lines out of that servo ? The servo is the big black box on the top of the photo. Or did I misunderstand? THe round thing is the auxillary water pump which moves...

Vintage Cars: 1978 280CE Heating problem, vacuum pipes, heater control valve
vacuum pipes, heater control valve, vacuum lines: vaccum - vent flaps, door locks, trunk , fuel locks, cruise , shift points, brakes If its under the dash, probably vent related I cannot recall if your car has a monovalve. if so a failed monovalve is all heat or no heat You can test the monovalve with...

Vintage Cars: 1978 280CE, 280ce, vacuum pump
280ce, vacuum pump, blower fan: 80 degree celcius correct? lots can happen sitting for 5 years, especially when we are talking about radiators and heater cores when you take the servo out of the loop, you essentailly remove ACC control of flaps and temperature settings. You should however...

Vintage Cars: 1978 28CE Heating problem, plastic piping, vacuum control
plastic piping, vacuum control, water pipes: the two in the front hook together ( to and from the recirculating pump and the two in the rear, pretty much as it is on the servo. If you still dont have heat and the engine is not overheating ,I would venture to guess the thermostat is stuck open, or the...

Vintage Cars: 73 450 sl, vavle, air valve
vavle, air valve, cold start: no they need to be rebuilt and (pop) bench tested . I use withchunters. You can also by refurbished ones The AAV is the valve that sits in front of the engine, has a large screw on top , sits about the thermostat functions to allow air in at start up,...

Vintage Cars: 86 420sel stalling, crankshaft position sensor, crank sensor
crankshaft position sensor, crank sensor, fuel pumps: gotta be a short that is shutting down spark. Look closely at starter circuit, and wires around distributor. Also check ground strap from battery Something is moving when the car is up and flexed which then eliminates the short. I gotta admit, this is...

Vintage Cars: Buick GS California 340 1967, buick gs, california cars
buick gs, california cars, california plant: I m really sorry, but this question is outside of my area of expertise - I m a pre-war, independent kind of a guy. I think to get this question answered, I would search the internet for the national Buick Owner s club, and then, more specifically, try and...

Vintage Cars: Burglar alarm, burglar alarm, high humidity
burglar alarm, high humidity, disconected: probably a short in the key way connection ( drivers door handle lock) You can remove that and try to locate short, or may just be worn out and need replaced. I dont think they are very serviceable , but I always try:) You could try using electrical cleaner...

Vintage Cars: Hard to Start, vacuum leak, throtle
vacuum leak, throtle, throttle plate: if throtle plate is OK and functions within spec ( push down on it , should have little resistance, feather back up quickly when released) If this is hot or cold issue, prabably not cold start valve, I would lean to injectors or vacuum leak ( providing no...

Vintage Cars: Horn TR6, triumph tr6, art allen
triumph tr6, art allen, horn button: Followup... First..as the owner of an ancient car (!), you really need either a 12V test light or a cheap voltmeter. You need to disconnect both wires and then find out which goes live when you (or helper) presses the horn button (ignition on). If neither...

Vintage Cars: Hup Mobile, hupmobile, model car
hupmobile, model car, hup: What a neat find! Hard to say, but the first step would be to identify what model Hupp it is from. The fact that it still runs is amazing, but they don t build em like they used to, do they? I would set the value between $150 and $400, based on condition,...

Vintage Cars: Mercedes SE Coupe, mercedes classic center, vin information
mercedes classic center, vin information, nicb: start here - https://www.nicb.org// it may work if it is recent also Mercedes Classic Center may be able to help, but most states, if it has been a registered vehicle will have the records by VIN. You might be able call law enforcement or the DMV with...

Vintage Cars: W114 1970 Transmissions ticking sound, speedometer cable, mercedes w114
speedometer cable, mercedes w114, transmission area: may just be coincidental may be a speedometer cable, possibly a leak in the vacuum, but doubt that . Could also exhaust metal that as it heats up ,expands and ticks, then hot it goes away. Has the stall hapened again? and your sure its not coming from...

Vintage Cars: 1932 Hupmobile-Windshield, body style, windshield
body style, windshield, firewall: Charlie, I m not sure. It depends on which model Hupp you have - check the letter on the VIN tag on the firewall under the hood. It could be a Model B, L, U, H, F or I. Also, the body style matters as well. Send me the body style and model, and I ll get you...

Vintage Cars: 1983 500sl(euro) hesitation upon warm up, fuel pressure gauge, airflow sensor
fuel pressure gauge, airflow sensor, control pressures: behind that glove box is a series of vacuum modules and switchover valves, 6 or 7 if I recall correctly, I would guess the click is one of those. You could probably remove glove box insert and look more closely . I doubt a link to the stumble . The stumble...

Vintage Cars: 500sl Euro, airflow sensor, sensor plate
airflow sensor, sensor plate, faulty system: yes it is possible , rest pressure needs to stay up , if it lowers , ususaly defective fuel pump check valve, leaking cold start injector or faulty system pressure regulator. I would start by checking cold start injector and thermo time switch, remove from...

Vintage Cars: location of fuel pump on 1979 450slc, fuel pump relay, fuel pump
fuel pump relay, fuel pump, fusebox: should be above and to the right of the fusebox. The easiest way to identify it is to find the large red/white/black wire that runs from it to the fuel pump. Could also be behind glove box or under center console or on the wall behind the brake pedal, probably...

Vintage Cars: mpg, engine management system, smog check
engine management system, smog check, mercedes benz 280: Well it will take longer for the catalytic converter and the O2 sensor to reach their ideal operating temperature. It may actually hasten the demise of the catalytic converter. It will take longer for the engine management system to a achieve a closed loop...

Vintage Cars: black smoke and black dust, black dust, baty
black dust, baty, rotella: cant hurt as a start , basic tune up - plugs, points timing and include injector rebuild, filters oil, get rid of old gas I d run 15-40 Rotella or Penzoil Black smoke can mean a lot of things - bad rings = oil or running rich =leaking injectors or badly...

Vintage Cars: black smoke, heavy fuel usage 420 sel, airflow sensor, vacuum leak
airflow sensor, vacuum leak, smoke check: did you change out the cold start injector or just the 8? I would check that . A vacuum leak certainly could cause this issue as less air to injectors will cause ECU to dump more fuel to compensate, also your timing will be thrown off ,particularly at idl...

Vintage Cars: fuel injection conversion, fuel injection conversion, ford motorcraft
fuel injection conversion, ford motorcraft, fuel injection system: that is a bold project, you can put a reducer on the line , but of more concern is the fuel delivery to the pistons and matching it with the fuel injection system. also matching the us bolt pattern to the german ( metric) bolt pattern . I have never heard...

Vintage Cars: fuel pressure issues on a 79 280ce mercedes, airflow sensor, sensor plate
airflow sensor, sensor plate, 280ce: if you mean a stumble or lag on acceleration then you need to check for sticking airflow sensor plate, sticking control plunger incorrect system or warm system pressure or restricted injectors WUR problems are typically cold and hot start issues and rough...

Vintage Cars: instrament cluster removal, steering wheel, oil line
steering wheel, oil line, wire harness: hope the seafoam went well! the dashpod pushes out from the back, or by using two hooks from the front,if it has not been out before it can be a really hard to do. Best if done from pushing from the back, with hooks in front. Take off underdash panels...

Vintage Cars: oxygen sensor, electronic fuel injector, lambda sensors
electronic fuel injector, lambda sensors, mercedes benz 280: let me do a little research , you may or may not have one this was a transition year, technically you should have a Kjet system without lambda ( O2 sensor) MB started using lambda sensors in the 80 s If it had one it would be around catalytic convertor...

Vintage Cars: Questions about the1962 Cadillac Coupe deVille, cadillac coupe deville, portable cd player
cadillac coupe deville, portable cd player, stock shocks: 1. two doors are a more rigid package. 2, luxury car doors were easy to open and close. 3. I rarely have more than one other person in my vehicles (dogs--that is another matter). Besides--the passenger can let them out on the safe side....

Vintage Cars: seafoam, vacuum booster, mercedes benz 280
vacuum booster, mercedes benz 280, vacuum line: I would get engine warm, with idle reved , pour a bit slowly down throtle body, ( 6 ounces or so) , you can pour some into PCV valve opening as well you can also pour a whole can or what is left into gas, pour half can into oil fill ( change oil after 50...

Vintage Cars: 1976 Mercedes 450 SLC no power to fuel pump, fuel pump relay, haynes manual
fuel pump relay, haynes manual, fuse box: the fuel pump relay in located , on passenger side of car,footwell area remove the under dash panel, with dash panel removed, look above the fuse box there will be a long black rectangle relay, this is your fuel pump relay . If it has been replaced may be...

Vintage Cars: a/c heater buttons, key cylinder, actual control
key cylinder, actual control, instrument cluster: probably not, either the actual control unit or the temp sender from the engine ( interlock temp sender ) or the ignition key cylinder. Default is defrost , so that will alwyas work is the circuits fail the three that make it work 1) key and ingniton try...

Vintage Cars: Question on headrests, point seat belts, violent impact
point seat belts, violent impact, shoulder belt: Your question is about being hit from the rear. The majority of accidents involve the front or side of the vehicle. Onward: Aftermarket seats can be adapted to any vehicle. What is more important is that you add three point seat belts--that is, a lap...

Vintage Cars: Retrofitting crumble zones, basal skull fracture, accident reconstruction expert
basal skull fracture, accident reconstruction expert, violent impact: No, I think your best bet would be to retrofit selected new technology to your existing 62 Caddy. You can get brake upgrades and seat belt upgrades that will bolt right onto your existing car. You could upgrade your transmission to a newer overdrive automatic,...

Vintage Cars: Question on headrests, whiplash injuries, violent impact
whiplash injuries, violent impact, headrests: Please understand these are my thoughts on the question, no scientific basis behind any of it (lol) these are intersting questions, the fact is that a 62 caddy will demolish most cars on the road if you were to hit them, and the amount of metal in the caddy...

Vintage Cars: Question on headrests, occupant protection, salvage yard
occupant protection, salvage yard, violent impact: 1) As for getting a severe case of whiplash, or a broken neck, there are too many variables for me to answer this aspect of your question. 2) You need to consider the age of the vehicle and realize that in any accident that a car that is 49 years old isn...

Vintage Cars: 1965 Dodge Dart 270 Manual., dodge dart 270, google search
dodge dart 270, google search, gas millage: Vehicles before 1982 are not provided for online in the manner you want. books4cars.com can provide you a print manual for a very reasonable price. Besides, factory manuals are great primers for the would be mechanic as they give lots of background information....

Vintage Cars: 1978 280CE, 280ce, performance issue
280ce, performance issue, 300d: Ahh the 78 CE was a nightmare, it had three CATs ,Air pump, EGR, I beleive. I dont think youy will have an issue other than fit. Many have eliminated the CATS and went with manifold, baffle( resinator) , muffler exhaust set up. If you are in a state you...

Vintage Cars: 1983 Mercedes 380 SL, climate control system, chain conversion
climate control system, chain conversion, heat work: the 83 is the single timing chain , and in my opinion should be avoided. The 81- 83 had a single row timing chain. Unless it has been converted to double row then I would pass. Also first year for a poorly designed climate control system. They also only...

Vintage Cars: 1989 Jaguar : Good investment?, best saloon car, jaguar xj40
best saloon car, jaguar xj40, mercedes benz: Motoring Journalists of the time dubbed the XJ40 The best saloon car in the world beating regularly in group tests competitors from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls Royce and the ever popular XJ6 Series III that it was designed to replace. Things went so well...

Vintage Cars: 19xx Hubmobile, lars sorensen, serial number tag
lars sorensen, serial number tag, valparaiso chile: Lars, One picture came through, and it is definitely a Hupmobile 6. As to the year, we might be able to establish that through the serial number tag on the firewall (passenger side). The serial number begins with a letter, which in your case would either...

Vintage Cars: Austin Healey 100/4, healey starter solenoid
healey starter solenoid: 1953? I m jealous! I don t know the car (naturally, given the rarity), but will assume that you have a button on the dash and a solenoid low on the engine bulkhead, right side, near the starter. I think your solenoid is stuck closed (i.e. on). Starter power...

Vintage Cars: Chevy Big Block ID, chevy big block, machined pad
chevy big block, machined pad, engine id: that helps, I beleive you have a 1966-67 396 out of a Chevelle. casting dates would point it to have been made in 66 January 31 and 18th , so probably used in a 1967 I am still researching the other stamped numbers, they are not making much sens...

Vintage Cars: Over Drive 1979 MGB LE, od units, moss motors
od units, moss motors, gear oil: This is actually much later than my expertise, and this source explains it much better than I can. http://www.mgcars.org.uk/news/news363.html The switch on the shift knob is apparently there on all late B s, but only some actually have OD. I think the...

Vintage Cars: history, studebaker golden hawk, power to weight ratio
studebaker golden hawk, power to weight ratio, rambler rebel: Muscle Cars - my definition would be big, powerful engine, small body . By that definition, the first muscle car could be considered the pre-war Buick Super - had the larger engine from the top of the line Buick in the Series 40 body. This continued postwar,...

Vintage Cars: installing rear seat belts, rear seat belts, ford mustang
rear seat belts, ford mustang, bolts: if it is like the ones I have seenm, remove the bottom half by pushing down and back (towards the trunk) then swing it up. There are two latches one on side of the seat, repeat the process. After you have the lower half out then you can get to the rear back...

Vintage Cars: How much money to fix ?, mercedes benz, mint condition
mercedes benz, mint condition, timing chain: tough to say without more information some call the 280 most durable gas engine MB ever made,what happend? Timing chain failure? Blown cams probably do not tell the whole story, there is a ton of stuff that goes south with chain failure That said a capable...

Vintage Cars: Serial number plates, model a ford club, serial number plate
model a ford club, serial number plate, model a ford: The best source for items of this nature are the car clubs for the model and make of car you re working with, in this case, a Model A Ford club. Another possible source (I haven t looked) would be some of the catalogs dedicated to Model As, such as Mac s or...

Vintage Cars: left turn signal, left turn signal, turn signals
left turn signal, turn signals, rubber boot: sure does , Id pull the signal lever, easy to do , 2 screws behind rubber boot, then disconnect harness. See if battery and radio issue goes away. If it does issue is in stalk. Has the turnsignal relay been changed out? stop lights, turn signals, instrument...

Vintage Cars: 1929 HupMobile, value originality, concours restoration
value originality, concours restoration, desirable body: A lot of variables go into establishing value. Originality, desirability of the particular body style, 6 or 8 cylinders, running or not, completely restored or preserved, the list is long. The top value for a 29 Hupp would be for either a 7 passenger Model...

Vintage Cars: 1978 280 SLC Auto, timing belts, compression issues
timing belts, compression issues, foot on the gas: that is a lot of miles for that engine,it is possible, depending on its service history to have some compression issues, and therefor a lack of power. The 2.8 should not be expected to rocket that car! If the timing has not been touched for 2 years, its...

Vintage Cars: 1982 mercedes 380sl, timing chain, fuel filter
timing chain, fuel filter, spark plugs: most common cause of lack of power is bad injectors, high control pressure,or worn out tune up parts or incorrect tune up specs Could be as simple as a fuel filter. plugs, points, dwell, timing , all need to be checked What color were the plugs - dark...

Vintage Cars: 1991 Jaguar XJS V12 Converteble, jaguar xjs v12, jaguar xjs
jaguar xjs v12, jaguar xjs, rok rok: Rok, if you are going to invest the Mark II is the Jag to invest in, the one you are talking about , well as you said, not so much. As you described it , sounds nice. The biggest issue on that model is the electronics, make sure they all work! Also service...

Vintage Cars: 280ce start problems, air flow sensor, engine cranks
air flow sensor, engine cranks, kjet: Kjet symtoms are tough to diagnose by email! Every part is interelated! BUT Sounds like you may have a control pressure regualtor issue or fuel pump check valve issue. Cold pressure seems high ( 21 for that car) , warm should be around 48-49 and rest...

Vintage Cars: 450 SL W107 117.982, throtle position sensor, sensor side
throtle position sensor, sensor side, diagnostic technician: Throtle position sensor, side of intake, a potentiometer of sorts, turn ignition on should be 5 volts to one of the wires.5-1 on the other , 0 on the last one The one with .5-1 should increase to 4 or so with trottle opening if the one with .5 is well...

Vintage Cars: Timing Chain on 1981 380SLC, best gas mileage, interference engine
best gas mileage, interference engine, cylinder models: Hello Tom Does it have a single timing chain or has it been upgraded to dual Why do you think it needs replaced? 380SLs are considered the least desirable of the US spec 107s. Mostly because of the single row timing chain they used from 1981-1983, but...

Vintage Cars: 1929 Hupp, pivot pins, hupp
pivot pins, hupp, sun screen: Russ, I had to check with my Hupp Century guy to get the answer on this - here is his reply. This one is a common question. They are on the right track in working with the spring. The pivot pins on which the springs push have a hole drilled through their...

Vintage Cars: 1986 500sl euro model, fuel air mixture, sensor signals
fuel air mixture, sensor signals, differential pressure: opps , missed the year, yes you are correct KE -JETronic - no points, - no dwell This system uses a device called a differential pressure regulator to control fuel mixture in response to both engine temperature and oxygen sensor signals. IS the lack of response...

Vintage Cars: '64 SL230 VIN, mercedes benz classic center, hood latch
mercedes benz classic center, hood latch, mercedes benz: if it is a euro car , only other place is hammered on frame rail in engine compartmentstamped and/ or in front of the radiator next to the hood latch If it is US , should be one on drivers door frame, and post on drivers window side Old VIN s have 14...

Vintage Cars: Lambretta Innocenti, motor scooters, club members
motor scooters, club members: While I do not know anything at all about motor scooters or mopeds, I would advise you to research and see if there is some sort of a club devoted to those Lambretta products and then try and sell the unit through the club. Club members always seem to be willing...

Vintage Cars: MB380SL 1982, hazard flasher, signal relay
hazard flasher, signal relay, bell housing: It is either 1) under the center console, 2) behind the instrument cluster,on the left. Check the ground points behind the instrument cluster . Also check the ground strap from the bell housing to the chassis. Your fuse is OK I assume __________________...

Vintage Cars: vintage headlight, brass bezel, diamond shape
brass bezel, diamond shape, headlights: Without actually seeing photographs, it s a little difficult to determine what the headlights are from your description. I can t answer accurately without looking at them - could you forward photos to rboberjr@yahoo.com, and perhaps I can assist you with identifying...

Vintage Cars: 1969 chevell ss engine block numbers, chevell ss, 1969 chevell
chevell ss, 1969 chevell, chevrolet division: T -Tonawanda, 0331 - march 31st JA -1969 Chevelle 396 325 manual tranny 1ST DIGIT: Identifies the Chevrolet division 1 Chevrolet 2ND DIGIT: Indicates series 3 Chevelle, Malibu 3RD DIGIT: Indicates engine Odd number 4 or 6 cylinder Even...

Vintage Cars: 1987 SL560 Various, airbag module, savey
airbag module, savey, odd noises: I assume you mean the coupling btween shaft and arm on steering box. You gain access through a port plate down where the steering shaft exits the interior. You have to remove steering wheel to separate the halves. Very tight working area. Soak bolts before...

Vintage Cars: gear shift stick rattle, rear flange, dough nut
rear flange, dough nut, alfa spider: Sorry, I thought I had already replied to this follow-up. Check the guibo joint, a year is more than enough time for a failure. Also, disconnect the drive shaft to check for frozen u-joints. If all is well, then check the fastening of the shifter and grease...

Vintage Cars: SL560, bowden cable, throttle linkage
bowden cable, throttle linkage, throttle position: well my first thought would be the vacuum modulator. Sometimes the line comes off or leaks. It sits on the side of the tranny about midway, it can be adjusted . I think your car has a bowden cable like other 107 s. It attatches to to throttle linkage at...

Vintage Cars: 1979 VW Convertible Bug/Beetle, vintage vws, squeaking brakes
vintage vws, squeaking brakes, convertible bug: A few extra photos to diano455@yahoo.co.uk would be very useful. This vehicle will only appreciate in value, seeing it looks to be in pristine condition $10,000 is not a high price, it s a pretty low price if the vehicle is in concourse or near-concourse...

Vintage Cars: 1980 280 sl, phillips screws, hazard switch
phillips screws, hazard switch, loose power: yes that is it , could still be ICU but I would change out the resistor. Is is white or blue. I have several white ones I could send you one for a nominal fee, are you in the states? If your flashers work ( perfectly ) but the signals dont then its probably...

Vintage Cars: 64 chevy long bed C10, surface rust, fleetside
surface rust, fleetside, foot bed: Look closely at the lower rear cab corners - they are notorious for rust. Also, check the floorboards and the lower portions of the bed. Hey, if you like it, go for it! Still might be a bit pricey at $3500 because of the rust, and needing paint, but if...

Vintage Cars: 72 midget 1275 twin carbs, fuel pressure regulator, electric fuel pump
fuel pressure regulator, electric fuel pump, twin carbs: Sorry, I was away for a week and forgot to inform the site. I ve actually never adjusted a float, or used a pressure regulator. I may well be wrong, but for myself I think both float adjustment (hinge bending) and pressure are relatively minor. Too...

Vintage Cars: 77 450SL Cranks but won't Start, fuel distributor, auxiliary air
fuel distributor, auxiliary air, air valve: well a little more information - has the car ever started while you have had it, is this a new issue. any recent work on the timing chain? Are you sure the spark is getting to the right piston as the right time, any recent work to the distributor, plug wires?...

Vintage Cars: Cranks well smell gas won't start, fuel additive, smell gas
fuel additive, smell gas, cold start: probably stuck cold start valve or injectors are gunked up and leaking not letting it start. Could also be the intake flap stuck closed , depress it and see if it floats back up. Is the fuel pump spinning up? Is this old fuel? How much was in the tank?...

Vintage Cars: searching car with 11 digit VIN
Vintage Cars: searching car with 11 digit VIN

Vintage Cars: searching car with 11 digit VIN, washington state dol, insurance database
washington state dol, insurance database, hell of a time: I d try checking who had insured the car over the last so many years, we have the national insurance database in the uk, i m sure you have something similar, it may be hard to get information from them due to data protection, protection of privacy and so...

Vintage Cars: TR3 ignition, crane xr700, radio shack
crane xr700, radio shack, yellow wires: The generator is feeding back through the ignition light. At the voltage regulator, at the left end, are 2 usually yellow wires. One comes from the generator and the other goes to the light. Disconnect them one at a time to see which one controls the light....

Vintage Cars: 1934 Ford 1 1/2 TON Pick Up, silly place, frame rail
silly place, frame rail, frame body: Raymond, I believe the VIN number is on the top of the driver s side frame rail under the cowl. (I know this seems like a silly place for it, but it is what it is.) When the vehicle was new, this number matched the engine number, but it s very common to...

Vintage Cars: 1972 350SL W107.044 heat control, heater control valve, vacuum system
heater control valve, vacuum system, microswitches: Hey Brad, got the same guy form peachparts ( lol) to further explain the levers control 2 small microswitches that energize the valve on the fire wall , if those are stuck open the heat is always on, the flaps that close when AC is on is directed by the...

Vintage Cars: 1975 mgb, chrome bumpers, rear fenders
chrome bumpers, rear fenders, valve seals: I don t know values, but I would guess less than $5K. The bumpers and Webers are pluses, but the lack of O/D is less good. You should somehow get the car up on a lift or ramps and look carefully for rust in/behind rocker panels, rear fenders, trunk floor....

Vintage Cars: 1983 mercedes 380SL, shift linkage, great shape
shift linkage, great shape, shift lever: could be as simple as the bushings in the shift linkage or linkage adjustment .If the motor mounts are collapsed the shift linkage must be adjusted. service records are a must and the 83 model had a single timing chain and is a real issue. The 83 is actually...

Vintage Cars: 51 chevy sedan, hinges, chevy
hinges, chevy, vin: should be on the drivers door frame between the hinges. Visible when the drivers door is open all the way. It also may be on a tag on the firewall under the hood. the frame has the VIN stamped on it, usually on the drivers side under about where the...

Vintage Cars: your '66 Daytona, raymond loewy, dealer showrooms
raymond loewy, dealer showrooms, n cars: Sorry, I don t know where you got that information.... I only own Hupmobiles - a 39 and 2 41s. I know what you re up against - I maintain the Hupmobile Skylark registry, and it is sometimes like pulling teeth to get people to respond. My grandmother...

Vintage Cars: '74 SL450 not starting, fuel pressure regulator, dissy
fuel pressure regulator, dissy, fuel filter: i would clean the in tank filter , if you have not have already , fuel filter and make sure you are getting fuel to the rails, you could simply have a fuel delivey issue, partial clog or other. Fuel pressure regulator could also be a culprit in this situatio...

Vintage Cars: gen.light on, stud bolt, hex nut
stud bolt, hex nut, spare cable: the 20ohms, is that with the key out of the ignition, doors closed so the courtesy lights/door lights aren;t part of the circuit? Dont have a manual so don t know what it s supposed to be. -- Check the resistance between the engine block and bodywork,...

Vintage Cars: mg midget/triumph spitfire, drive shaft, wear gloves
drive shaft, wear gloves, mg midget: so you are changing the transmission as well as the engine? I cant figure out what you mean, sorry. The adapter on the gearbox shaft is usually a sweat-fit, to get it off it needs heating with a blowtorch and whacking off with a hammer - they often...

Vintage Cars: Positive Grounded Systems, old drawing, fellow employee
old drawing, fellow employee, polarity: I have several, but I will have to dig them out and put them in a .PDF for you. Can you send me your email address, and I will forward a Hupmobile wiring schematic showing the positive ground. Most cars up until the 40s were positive ground - I ve never been...

Vintage Cars: temp issues, correct temp, expansion tank
correct temp, expansion tank, air bubble: the correct thermostat will have a small bleed hole and a small arrow that points up Correct temp is 80 degrees T-stat in backwards or a cooling system that needs burping can cause overheating. So can a bad expansion tank cap,But the sudden temp lowering...

Vintage Cars: 1978 450sl, fuel pump relay, 450sl
fuel pump relay, 450sl, carbon brush: just so you can find the relay, as you asked, the fuel pump should spin up and continue to run pressures Cold pressure -75 degreesF - 25psi ( engine not running, pump energized) Warm pressure - engine running 50-60psi system pressure -75-84psi ...

Vintage Cars: 1987 Mercedes SL560, bowden cable, vacuum lines
bowden cable, vacuum lines, modulator valve: the bowden cable can cause late shifts, particullary if the engine mounts are worn, adjusting it to specs is a good idea, but I doubt it is your issue unless it is severly out of wack. I would just drop the pan and change out fluid and filter I would disconnect...

Vintage Cars: Acceleration delay, power problems, clutch plate, engine operations
clutch plate, engine operations, 240d: 4 , 6 or 8 cylinder? these are for 4 cylinder Spark plugs are gapped at .024 .... Valves are .004 (intake) and .008 (exhaust)..... with variability of .002 being tolerable. And points dwell is set at 47-53 degrees, gap about .028 - .032 timing 5 degrees...

Vintage Cars: Bj7, fuel starvation, overflow pipe
fuel starvation, overflow pipe, float chamber: OK: I didn t know it was fine at lower temps. In which case my answer #3 (even though I have no experience myself of a hi-temp problem, except for my feet!). I think you have to get the temp down. High temps at the float chamber play havoc (and also increase...

Vintage Cars: Engine number??, serial number chart, mafca
serial number chart, mafca, eng production: Jeremy, Here s a link to a Model A Ford Serial Number chart http://www.mafca.com/data_eng_production.html My guess is this is a Model A engine, probably made in 1930. If you can send me a picture of the engine, I can let you know for sure. If this...

Vintage Cars: 1924 dodge, hot rod, dmv
hot rod, dmv, dodge: I m very surprised that there was no VIN tag on your car - most all manufacturers put one on the car somewhere, even back in the early days of the industry back in the 1900s-1910s. Bonding is probably your only option at this point, with no identification...

Vintage Cars: 1964 Chevy short bed truck
Several factors are to be considered. Was the truck seriously restored, or just repainted and cleaned up? Is it a 6 or 8 cylinder engine? Automatic or Manual transmission? Fleetside or Stepside bed? If the truck is in top notch shape, 8 cylinder, Fleetside...

Vintage Cars: 1968 vw bug, electrical meter, fire wall
electrical meter, fire wall, fuses: probably a ground issue on the common line to that side of the car or a connection that carries the hot to the series of ligts. Check the line from the dash or fire wall to the first light for short Sounds like you need to do some testing with a electrical...

Vintage Cars: 1969 VW distrubutor cap, distributor cap, fords
distributor cap, fords, trike: if you are sure that is the issue than you may need to replace the gasket around the lip. or fabricate one if it is missing. You could also lightly spray wd40 into the cap from about 10 inches. It would displace water and work for awhile. They do make...

Vintage Cars: 1971 350SL Restoration, rust spots, spare wheel
rust spots, spare wheel, floor pans: Yes kits are available http://www.kkmfg.com/index.php You can get floor pans as well . I always try to find a parts car cut out what I need or fabricate my own panels MIG or TIG welding is a good skill to have Good Luck , if I can help let me know...

Vintage Cars: 1971 XKE, pressure relief valve, oil pressure
pressure relief valve, oil pressure, pressure sensor: Don-- OK, that s clearer, but weird! And unfortunately mostly beyond my expertise. A problem pump is possible (unlikely given the fall in pressure as the rpm rises), but you should also suspect either the pressure relief valve or--just as likely--the...

Vintage Cars: 1971 XKE, xke, oil pressure
xke, oil pressure: Hi Don-- It depends whether those are idling or running pressures. 40 psi cold and 20 hot (or even 15) is fine for idling. But anything 30 when running hot (say, = 1500 rpm) is low. Two possibilities, one easy. 1) If you re not using 20/50W, change...

Vintage Cars: 1976 mercedes 560sl, limited slip differential, good liar
limited slip differential, good liar, chassis number: impossible quite honestly . What do the build plates list as chassis number and engine # 560 SL - Chassis: 107.048 , engine V-8 (117.967) The 560 s all had limited slip differential , front air dam and leather ,anti theft alarm was standard, will have...

Vintage Cars: 528e Uneven Idle / Speed, but no torque, premium fuel, 5th gear
premium fuel, 5th gear, highway speeds: well lack of power can be several things , but most likely it is related to fuel delivery and or air delivery. I would rule out any fuel filter blockage as well as restricted injectors. have you changed filters recently? Fuel pump pressure OK? how many...

Vintage Cars: 69 280SL will not start but will crank
sounds like the issue, actually common, Just rule out ground issues and make sure that is not the culprit. Speedos are press fitted and best pushed out from behind or carefully pulled from the front. I will see if I can find the procedure and post this...

Vintage Cars: car wont start, mercedes benz 280, car wont start
mercedes benz 280, car wont start, mercedes benz: need a little more informtion. Is it turning over? Battery OK? I would venture a guess that it is fuel pump/fuel delivery. How many miles on the car, any recent service? Ground issues can be a culprit as well, is this a car you drive frequently? ...

Vintage Cars: Engine SWAP, cylinder diesel engine, transmission gear box
cylinder diesel engine, transmission gear box, manual tranny: The Mercedes OM602 engine is a 5 cylinder diesel engine of 2497cc. the 602 is a robust engine, and lasts a long time, being a diesel it does have less electronic parts. No condensor, plugs, points. It is powerful but not fast, manual tranny helps the...

Vintage Cars: Evaluating Used M110 Engine, emission control system, oversize pistons
emission control system, oversize pistons, k jetronic: yes that would be a good idea, and it may clean, free up things for a better test. Well I just compare the 350 to my 72 450 SL , my iron block V8 pushes 240HP, so the common complaint for those that have driven both is that the 116 underpowers the car. OF...

Vintage Cars: Retrofitting crumble zones, point safety harness, chevrolet bel air
point safety harness, chevrolet bel air, crash dummies: You are taking the lawyer bit out of context--if you sell to others in the usa lawyers need to be involved. An opinion is a statement not based on fact. You are making a mountain out of a mole hill. Crash dummies do much worse in a 1962 vehicle because...

Vintage Cars: Thermostat Location 84MB 380SL, radiator hose, thermostat
radiator hose, thermostat, dives: top of engine as top radiator hose dives into block. Easy to do as long as the bolts are good - spray with PBblaster or other , remove, replace. Careful to keep T stat orientation correct and you may loose some rad fluid, obviously do when cold. Good luc...

Vintage Cars: vin, 69 superbee, fender tags
69 superbee, fender tags, salvage title: All 1968-1971 Chrysler products had fender tags, and a VIN plate was located on the instrument panel s left-hand side and the body stamping should be on the rear decklid gutter . Is it a salvage title? A slavage title only means that it was rebuilt after...

Vintage Cars: w107 sl350 1979, airflow sensor, sl350
airflow sensor, sl350, switch circuit: I would look to the cold start injector and thermo time switch circuit A cold start injector that fails to open is the same as the choke failing to close Less likely injectors sticking airflow sensor sticking control plunger are you getting fuel...

Vintage Cars: 1979 MGB Turn Signal, turn signal switch, flasher units
turn signal switch, flasher units, turn signal flasher: It s likely the turn-signal flasher unit, since the lamps obviously work. (The turn signals and 4-way functions work off different flasher units.) You can find a replacement at http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=29069 It s...

Vintage Cars: 1982 Mercedes 380SL, vacuum advance, sel
vacuum advance, sel, horsepower: a non working vacuum advance will kill your horsepower while you are getting up to speed and also use a whole lot more fuel. I d source a engine specific distributor for that engine, set timing slighly advanced of specs, and you will feel her fly.. Just...

Vintage Cars: 71 MGB, voltage stabilizer, moss motors
voltage stabilizer, moss motors, fuel gauge: It s supposed to be 10V, coming from a mechanical voltage stabilizer, which often gets noisy or fails. Here is the Moss Motors page for a solid-state replacement (item 7 for your car, assuming positive ground: check that) and the info page about it. If the...

Vintage Cars: 85 mercedes 380sl, gas tank, timing chain
gas tank, timing chain, roadsters: you need to run 10 -40 . I actually run 15 -40 in mine (450) Sl , depends on climate, but 10 -40 is safe / You can try any fuel system cleaner , I like lucas , but if it is really old fuel , you need to dump it if you can . Yes 380 s are a bit of a slug,...

Vintage Cars: vin# on 1948 Packard, fire wall, xxxxxx
fire wall, xxxxxx, vin: The VIN would have 9 numbers I believe Many states at that time registered a vehicle by the motor number which in your car would be G-2XXXXX or G-XXXXXX . That will be stamped on a smoothed area on the drivers side of engine just below the head/block parting...

Vintage Cars: 69 chevelle, chevelle malibu, collectible car
chevelle malibu, collectible car, ebay: Well that depends,sounds like a fair price .The best place to look is on Ebay for closed sales of same /similar model. craiglist as well as chevy specific forums. I will tell you that the collectible car market is down , and it is a buyers market. Good luc...

Vintage Cars: 79 cougar xr-7, cougar xr, walkman mp3
cougar xr, walkman mp3, fm transmitter: Personally - I d get an fm transmitter and plug an mp3 player into it if the radio has fm (slightly unlikely in 79). I do believe an 8track adapter cassette is available, you could plug in a walkman/mp3 etc then. I ll do a bit of research and come up with...

Vintage Cars: Stalling, mercedez benz, smog equipment
mercedez benz, smog equipment, power steering pump: these cars are very vacuum sensitive, could be that you have a gasket leak or other, however if you cover a carb and nothing happens , I would inspect that carb for faulty fuel delivery issues. If you cover it and NOTHING happens , it must not be delivering...

Vintage Cars: 1985 Cadillac, spare tire cover, cadillac eldorado
spare tire cover, cadillac eldorado, kelly blue book: Stephanie, . Nice car. Yes, I think $2500 is a reasonable price. Unfortunately, the value of a car like yours is not firm. As you note, there is no accepted source for values. I took a look on Ebay, and there have been a few for sale lately but none...

Vintage Cars: 1988 m-b 450 sel, 450 sel, rust free
450 sel, rust free, question value: no problem ,good luck, market is a bit down right now I see you said I was unclear. I Will try to state it another way The value ( curent market) of a car that is documented and rust free -is 5K top end. You confirmed in your second post that it was...

Vintage Cars: 67 corvette block, chevrolet service, corvette club
chevrolet service, corvette club, powerglide transmission: You will need a copy of the 1967 Chevrolet service manual to find locations of numbers, and Chevrolet master parts book that was used by the dealerships to find what the numbers and letter mean. The V1118YS V is usually the manufacturing plant code, 1118...

Vintage Cars: fuel injectors, pb blaster, torque specs
pb blaster, torque specs, 280e: before you remove them make sure you clean out the injector holes with a vacuum, try to get area as clean as possible , spray a little PB blaster or similar around the base, yes lube them slightly with gear oil and press fit , tighten to torque specs, I believe...

Vintage Cars: Mercedes mirror adjustment, 1983 mercedes 380sl, mirror adjustment
1983 mercedes 380sl, mirror adjustment, screw jack: if the motor is not moving the mirror at all then the conenction on the back may have slipped and will need to be accessed to correct,if it is moving it some , you may try to move it manually inward and then use the adjuster in the same direction until it...

Vintage Cars: 1966 rambler, hub caps, casual buyer
hub caps, casual buyer, rear fender: Sounds like a beauty ... a 68 American recently was being offered for sale here for $4500, it was running, no rust , recently overhauled and ready for the road. It did not sell, but the car market is way down take a look here , many auction results ...

Vintage Cars: 300D turbo won't start, vacuum leak, o relly
vacuum leak, o relly, cold weather: what year is the car , older glow plug systems, - if one is out they rest in the line beyond it go out. they could also be weak. Is the relay allowing for them to stay on 20 -25 seconds? Is the light in the car glowing bright? My main concern on the vacuum...

Vintage Cars: Vacumn Leak, rubber bladder, vacuum lines
rubber bladder, vacuum lines, climate control: yes you are correct, most likely culprits are the three way valve located in the drivers door or your vacuum pull off to turn the car off may have a tear in the rubber bladder , or the ACC vacuum lines behind the radio may be off ( one or more)or you may...

Vintage Cars: 1983 380 sec mercedes benz, sec mercedes benz, mercedes benz
sec mercedes benz, mercedes benz, electrical system: sounds like you are loosing a power source, is your battery grounds good, battery good? Coil tested and good? sized properly? If you are loosing spark , look to electrical system , ground issue is this a sudden symptom or gradual onset, how long does...

Vintage Cars: /56 chev belair, chev belair, bolt holes
chev belair, bolt holes, dozen holes: not my area of experience. i m a limey! but.. if the bell housing is the same size cant you have bolt holes drilled and threaded? so long as theres enough metal to work with it should work out fine. an engineering works should drill and tap a dozen holes...

Vintage Cars: car wont start, car wont start, needle valve
car wont start, needle valve, gas tank: Hi Sal-- Just to confirm I got the question, but I have grandchildren visiting. I ll get back to you as soon as I can, probably middle of the week. If you have a moment, followup for me on the bolt & washer fix, and the mouth of the carb . It s possible...

Vintage Cars: Floor Pan - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC, mercedes benz 380, mercedes benz
mercedes benz 380, mercedes benz, floor pan: sorry , I do not know of used sources, you can try junk yards but they do not often cut them out for you. You may try to join a forum like peachparts.com and ask the members for the items in the wanted section. I found that forum to be very helpfu...

Vintage Cars: turning off a carburated engine, throttle linkage, engine vacuum
throttle linkage, engine vacuum, professional mechanic: My smart Alick answer is that your car has the flu... LOL. Seriously, the problem is not with the timing. The problem is caused by the throttle plate at the bottom of the carburetor is partially open, allowing the engine vacuum to pull additional gasoline...

Vintage Cars: W115 head bolt size, bolt size, thomas hanson
bolt size, thomas hanson, head bolt: well the best bet is MBCA classic center or email thomas.hanson@mbusa.com at the center with your specific question. he is the part manager. Make sure you have your VIN , they should be able to help If not, join the www.peachparts.com Mercedes Forum...

Vintage Cars: 1955 chevy, chevy bel air, 1955 chevy bel air
chevy bel air, 1955 chevy bel air, good shape: Joe, Value depends on condition and a number of other factors, so I can t give you a accurate estimate. If you take a look on Ebay, you ll find a number of similar cars that have sold for a variety of prices. This might give you some idea. Can you validate...

Vintage Cars: 1980 450 sl, fuel injection system, local shop
fuel injection system, local shop, spark plugs: The K jet system is a fuel regulation system, fuel delivery can be adjusted but I am not sure what he meant by spark adjustment. In the Kjet system there is not an ajustement to turn on or turn off the plugs, Perhaps he was just checking the resistance of...

Vintage Cars: 1983 w107 vent and hot air, side vent, heater valve
side vent, heater valve, 380sl: sound like your heater valve is stuck open . Your car has the dreaded heater valve set up,known as the ACCII , the big square box on the firewall with a lot of tubes and hoses going into it. They are prone to act up . It is a system not easily fixed. Google...

Vintage Cars: 50's "safety design" car, stout scarab, war step
stout scarab, war step, custom job: That almost sounds like to Stout Scarab from the late 30s, except for the articulated part. I remember seeing a photo of something like that a number of years ago - it was a custom job done by a single individual, and I seem to remember that some of the...

Vintage Cars: '77 Mercedes 450 SL odd cranking but no ignition, engine cranks, fuel pump relay
engine cranks, fuel pump relay, diameter hose: well lets start with the pop, I suspect it is your line you see that blew off. Coincidental , perhaps?? Now then - a car dies suddenly for only three reasons, no air, no spark or no fuel. I doubt it is the air Spark - have you checked for spark? Fuel -...

Vintage Cars: Avanti, fiat alfa romeo, raymond loewy
fiat alfa romeo, raymond loewy, alfa romeo: I would like to know why you think a knowledgeable FIAT/Alfa Romeo mechanic would know about the Avanti. I was 24 when Studebaker introduced yet another Raymond Loewy design (the Avanti) in 1962. Many Studebakers had really good design and engineering....

Vintage Cars: difficulty in re starting my 1982 380sl Mercedes after it has been running but shut off for a short time., airflow sensor, tail pipes
airflow sensor, tail pipes, carborator: your K Jet system can be a bit tough to diagnose your problem lies in one of the following Loss of rest pressure from leaking injector, check valve at the fuel pump , leaking cold start injector Airflow sensor not adjusted properly Sticking control plunger....

Vintage Cars: Vintage Cars Weight, half tank, vintage cars
half tank, vintage cars, curb weight: There are two stated weights for motor vehicles. Dry weight and curb weight. Dry weight is without any fluids of any kind. Curb weight is with all fluids except for a half tank of gas. If you are asking for a general weight range--that would be very ...

Vintage Cars: vin number, chevy bel air, brake master cylinder
chevy bel air, brake master cylinder, 1957 chevy bel air: This is somewhat outside my expertise, but a friend has a 56 Bel-Air and as I recall, there is a tag on the firewall near the brake master cylinder which contains the VIN. I have tried to reach out to him for verification, and will follow up when I hear back...

Vintage Cars: Still ruff, spark plug gap, fuse box
spark plug gap, fuse box, door locks: Use 8mm ignition wires from MSD or Belkin. That will eliminate the troublesome reistor plug contacts on the factory ignition wires. Then get rid of every leaking vacuun hose before thinking about expensive stuff. By the way, a compression gauge (even a...

Vintage Cars: THROW OUT BEARING, puyallup wa, wa state
puyallup wa, wa state, trow: I would first contact Hagen s Auto Parts in WA State. Their contact information is 1526 River Road Puyallup, WA 98371-3890 (253) 845-7020, web site is www.hagensautoparts.com. They have many parts for Hupmobiles. You will need to supply the year and model...

Vintage Cars: 1972 350SL, brake calipers, fuel pumps
brake calipers, fuel pumps, fuelpump: You need a pump that will deliver 1 litre in 30sec when voltage is at least 11.5V and fuel pressure is 2 - 2.1bar (29 psig) There are many pumps that might do that, but many can put out a lot more pressure - maybe 90 psi or more. It needs a suitably rated...

Vintage Cars: 1980 mercedes sl350, electric windows, multimeter
electric windows, multimeter, mercedes: if the motor for the window cannot be heard then probably in the switch,easy to fix the switch , needs cleaned most likely . See here http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?p=1208737 also make sure you have 12v on both sides of fuse and wiring...

Vintage Cars: 1985 Mercedes 380 SL, wheel bearings, rear differential
wheel bearings, rear differential, fuel hose: could be a lot of things, I would first check the flex disc at the connection between the driveshaft and rear differential, I would also check the rear axle on that side as well as the wheel bearings. Other simpiler things are muffler mounting hardware,...

Vintage Cars: Oil filter gaskets and spin type can filters, ring gasket, rubber gasket
ring gasket, rubber gasket, fresh oil: The seal is made of a type of rubber that is impermeable to oil and petrol. Less so for petrol since cars with fuel contaminated oil do tend to leak from gaskets and seals after a while. Personally I coat the ring in oil on both sides, it helps it to...

Vintage Cars: 1967 Austin Healey Sprite Positive Ground With No Spark, austin healey sprite, high octane
austin healey sprite, high octane, distributor cap: Final comment: the negative-ground pump could well be a problem (hard to insulate the body of a pump from the frame). I strongly suggest you reinstall your original pump (assuming that it can still manage to tick) and the original coil. And a new capacitor,...

Vintage Cars: 1972 350 SL, dextron iii, mileage cars
dextron iii, mileage cars, dextron ii: well a good rule of thumb is 12-15,000 miles. However if the car sits a lot outside and is not routinly driven and if climate is humid ,wet and with hot and cold ranges , the fluid has a tendency to become contaminated with water. In that case I would...

Vintage Cars: 1976 Triumph Spitfire, friction linings, bleeding brakes
friction linings, bleeding brakes, timely reply: yes, don t open the two halfs, this forms the pressure vessel - If it s leaking it can certainly be opened to replace the gasket but it needs to be skimmed like a cylinder head and fairly precisely torqued down when putting it back together (preferably all...

Vintage Cars: 29 Hupp coupe, hurricane irene, hub caps
hurricane irene, hub caps, close approximation: Sorry for the delay in answering this question, Ed. I live in New England, and the week has been pretty much of a mess cleaning up after Hurricane Irene and the power outages. In any event, I have several questions which bear heavily on the pricing of...

Vintage Cars: packard sedan, motor vehicle registration, registration purposes
motor vehicle registration, registration purposes, model series: Not enough numbers , what year car ,and where did you find number? There should be two, the patent plate on the cowl, driver side, would be the plate with the true vehicle number as assigned by Packard. A small plate, painted over, near the heater box,...

Vintage Cars: 1979 sl pressure plate, bosch fuel injection, broken spring
bosch fuel injection, broken spring, fuel injection: this plate system can be serviced, but it is an intricate process. Sounds like you have a broken spring or a binding sensor arm. I can email you the PDF file for repiar but will need your email. It is also in the book bt Ben Watson, How to tune and modify...

Vintage Cars: Can you identifly the make, model and year of this car?, close but no cigar, pennsylvania license
close but no cigar, pennsylvania license, spoked wheels: Marianne, I m reading the numbers that are visible as 775, with the middle 7 being a different script. I m guess you read it 715, with the top of my 7 being something else. You re probably right - - I don t have a way to clear up the picture - - if you...

Vintage Cars: Engine identifications, turbo hydramatic, corvette mike
turbo hydramatic, corvette mike, corvette engine: Hey Mike Tough questions first off you are correct that is a 69 427 your pad inforamtion is correct, but the number you think is a partial VIN is not, at least for 1969 Chevy ,which were all 13 digits , the first 6 being numbers, I am not sure what this...

Vintage Cars: radiator, mgb roadster, plud
mgb roadster, plud, washing liquid: It does just pull out, there are some tabs INSIDE the radiator, you have to pull it out at a sharp angle to get these tabs clear. they can be fairly reluctant to move. - its hard to describe.. NOTE: the grommet is destroyed by the removing of the switch,...

Vintage Cars: Radiator, mgb roadster, radiator shop
mgb roadster, radiator shop, header tank: I m afraid I ve never worked on a B this late. I suspect that the switch seal is seized up/corroded in the radiator header tank. Soak it with Liquid Wrench for a day or two. If then pulling hard doesn t work you may have to go for a new seal and switch for...

Vintage Cars: 1969 Triumph TR6 - Keep Engine on, 3000rpm, fuel delivery
3000rpm, fuel delivery, fuel tank: an engine needs three things to run, spark , fuel and air. sound like she is either starved for air or fuel. are you getting fuel delivery to the carb? What are your fuel pressures. Is the carb adjusted correctly, is the choke stuck open or closed? Can...

Vintage Cars: 1933 Hupmobile, north central states, serial number plate
north central states, serial number plate, 44000: Without more specifics, it would be tough to say. Photographs would allow me to assess the condition of the vehicle. Also, it would be helpful to know what model (B, F, I or K) the car is - a B-316 (small 6-cylinder) sedan in reasonable running condition might...

Vintage Cars: MGB Radiator refill, degree thermostat, expansion tank
degree thermostat, expansion tank, heater core: There is a plug on top of the thermostat housing. It will be difficult to unscrew because of time and corrosion. You undo it counterclockwise. Once the plug is open, you may fill from the expansion tank. However, please put in a new 180 degree thermostat...

Vintage Cars: '79 VW Convert. / keep or sell?, car guy, new trust
car guy, new trust, old cars: old cars break and need fixed, they are not always reliable, and never will be good as new. Trust me when I say this!! That said, part of being an old car guy is the fixing and tinkering and learning. Spending a day under a car is rewarding for some , and...

Vintage Cars: Hupmobile frame, seat coupe, cylinder model
seat coupe, cylinder model, rumble seat: Yes, this would indicate that the car was a 1928 Model M Hupmobile, an eight cylinder model known as the Century Eight . This car came in a number of body styles, a 2-seat coupe with or without rumble seat, a 4 door 5 passenger sedan, a 4 door 5 passenger...

Vintage Cars: 74 450sl mercedes won,t start, 450sl mercedes, coil wire
450sl mercedes, coil wire, start car: short somewhere, check grounds . look carefully at distibutor to make sure it is not shorting out, or better yet run a ground off distributor body to see if the short is there. had a 220 that would not start , chased it forever , ended up the points were...

Vintage Cars: Shelby Cobra 427 kit car project?, shelby cobra 427, cobra kit cars
shelby cobra 427, cobra kit cars, 427 cobra kit: Josh, this is my honest opinion,please understand I have been working on cars for 30 years, and have been in the colelctor car arena for quite some time. The 427 cobra kit cars are very nice , the reason you build one from a kit is because original ones...

Vintage Cars: SU carb damper, cheap source, odd problem
cheap source, odd problem, mg midget: pretty sure there are a few sizes of damper, i d guess the original owner lost the screw/damper insert and fitted this without checking or caring about the size. Get me the numbers off the carb and I ll find you the numbers for the right part (and probably...

Vintage Cars: 1976 VW BUG FUEL INJECTION, vw enthusiasts, owners clubs
vw enthusiasts, owners clubs, cold weather: Your mechanic prefers the expensive to repair system that you bring to him for repair* But your enthusiasts recommend the more reliable, cheaper to repair system. who do you trust? Read up about the car, I know nothing of the fuel systems on...

Vintage Cars: door trim, push pins, merecedes
push pins, merecedes, mercs: I checked the 2 mercs we have of different eras and the corporate thinking on door panels seems to be consistent. (I do not have access to that particular model). You should use plastic trim tools to lessen damage. You prey up the surround on the armrest...

Vintage Cars: towing a trailer, rear wheel bearings, receiver hitches
rear wheel bearings, receiver hitches, teardrop trailer: Of course it has been done and it does ruin the vehicle. I do not think you get it--just because it has been done does not mean it is good thing to do. A frameless vehicle gets everything loosened when used as a tow vehicle--and how about replacing the...

Vintage Cars: 67 Austin Healey sprite poor perfromance, austin healey sprite, deg btdc
austin healey sprite, deg btdc, mechanical advance: Sounds a bit like my big Healey, right now! Suspect the distributor/timing; and it sounds like too much advance at present. Of course check the points (new ones are best) and gap. 1) Waggle the main shaft (the rotor) to check if there s too much side-to-side...

Vintage Cars: 77 W123 In gear rattling, vacuum leaks, head banger
vacuum leaks, head banger, gas car: do the RPMS drop dramatically? If that is the case then adjust idle linkage. IF it is missing , then check timing and if OK - fuel delivery /air intake ( rule out vacuum leaks) . I am assuming this is a gas car and not diesel If it is a diesel , then may...

Vintage Cars: 1957 Golden Hawk, studebaker golden hawk, displacement engine
studebaker golden hawk, displacement engine, new rocket: Thanks! You could stretch the point by calling the late 30s Buick Model 50s as muscle cars - they had the big displacement engine from the series 80 cars in the small series 40 body. Muscle cars were all about stuffing the biggest engine you could find in...

Vintage Cars: 1976 VW BUG, crankcase breather, smoke oil
crankcase breather, smoke oil, oil gallery: a tight bearing overheating and burning oil in the engine somewhere? (small/big end, crank, journal.. etc) :drive the car, stop, pop the boot, look for smoke.. oil could drip from the air intake ( oil coming from crankcase breather) onto the exhaust manifold,...

Vintage Cars: 83 Mercedes 380sl starts then doesn't, mercedes 380sl, starter selenoid
mercedes 380sl, starter selenoid, pot luck: sounds like a ground or starter issue. Clean all wire connections in starter circuit including those on battery and starter/selenoid. Could be a starter issue, next time is does not start hit starter with hammer and see if she starts then - that would...

Vintage Cars: Alfa Romero Spider 1986, electronic fuel injection, alfa romero
electronic fuel injection, alfa romero, alfa romeo: An Alfa-Romeo has quite advanced engineering that the typical American mechanic is not capable of dealing with properly. These vehicles are reliable when cared for by an experienced mechanic. Following the maintenance schedule results in a reliable vehicle....

Vintage Cars: Auxiliary fan, coolant temp, ill answer
coolant temp, ill answer, engine temperature: MB designed the aux fan to run under two conditions: 1. 100C coolant temp at the aux fan switch on the water neck 2. 62C refrigerant temp at the reciever drier intake. Both conditions require ignition accessory power at I think terminal 15 (ingition...

Vintage Cars: value of vintage 1971 280SL, body rust, 280sl
body rust, 280sl, best bet: well the 280 is not the most sought after of the SL s. You say the engine needs redone, why? How is the body - Rust? Mileage really does not matter. Any service history ? If all the above are - engine needs replaced or rebuilt, yes it has a lot of rust,...

Vintage Cars: 71 Automatic Tranny, restoration shop, trans fluid
restoration shop, trans fluid, main objective: if it has sat for awhile I would drop pan and change fluid and filter just as a good measure. Linkages will be along side of tranny and to tranny tunnel, just look for loose , broken , missing bushings, parts springs ect. You may need to get a manual to...

Vintage Cars: 1972 450 SL - timing chain, chain stretch, stethascope
chain stretch, stethascope, engine failure: hello! I did find some euros so no worries there On the chain , here is what you do To properly measure timing chain stretch, using the 27mm socket and the 5 worth of extensions on a drive socket, turn the engine over until the notch on the camshaft...

Vintage Cars: Electrical wire to air intake 1972 450 SL, air filter assembly, plastic socket
air filter assembly, plastic socket, temperature gauge: that is air temp sensor for the ECU. You can run it without it and actually it may run better ( lol) because without it the ecu enriches the fuel delivery all the time . It is mainly for when it is really cold out or really hot. If it is really hot without...

Vintage Cars: mercedes radiator, radiator shop, 380sl
radiator shop, 380sl, 500sl: if the end tanks are in good shape , any competant radiator shop SHOULD be able to do it , I say should because not many will any more. I recored mine on my 72 and it works fine. I would not buy a used radiator , many have unseen issues. on the swap parts,...

Vintage Cars: mgb flasher switch removal, mg car, car repair
mg car, car repair, guts: Sorry to be slow... I don t know the car well enough, but I suspected the cheap clip-in design of the later B switches. To get it out you probably have to press the little tabs in on the back, one side at a time, while pulling/prying the switch from the...

Vintage Cars: 1960 austin healey 3000, healey positive ground
healey positive ground: Oh dear! I hope you didn t switch it on, in which case you would have fried the Pertronix and possibly the fuel pump. The fuel pump might be switchable IF it has two terminals (i.e. it s not grounded through its case). But you can t convert the Pertronix....

Vintage Cars: 1977 mercedes 450sl
sounds like fuel delivery ,you need to measure fuel pressure at rails. The rate of fuel flow is governed by the fuel distributor which is attached to the air flow sensor. A sticking air flow sensor or malfunctioning fuel distributor could be the cause,...

Vintage Cars: W123 230E 1983
well whitish smoke can be related to head gasket issues, are you loosing radiator fluid? Is the underside of the oil cap frothy or have any white/light brown to it? White smoke from head gasket issue will not smell like oil , but sweeter. Also slim possibilty...

Vintage Cars: 1984 jaguar
are you getting power to the motor? disconnect lead and using a multimeter test for 12v when switch is on , if its there, could be the motor, a common issue is the brushes wear. if not work to The relay should be around the passenger fender fuse box, (I think,...

Vintage Cars: Austin healey BT7, brake flasher relay brightness
brake flasher relay brightness: Before the answer... If you re going for the new LCD lamps, be careful: they need negative ground, and you ll need a new flasher unit for the lower amperage as well. (Write again if you need to know whether you can change your car to negative ground.) Anyway,...

Vintage Cars: Nash Metropolitan
Vintage Cars: Nash Metropolitan

Vintage Cars: Nash Metropolitan, modifications
modifications: Any modification is possible. But, most are unrealistic because of cost. There was nothing wrong with that engine when new. If you really want to drive an older car just upgrade some items instead of replacing key components (which is a very deep money pit)....

Vintage Cars: Old Style Series Glow Plugs, mercedes benz 300d, 12vdc source
mercedes benz 300d, 12vdc source, series gp: I am not quite following your question , but I think one of my cyber friends has the answer look here, scroll down to the pictures and diagram. if that does not help, try to email me a picture http://www.justanswer.com/mercedes/6r5q5-mercedes-benz-300d-1975-300d-glow-plugs-changed-steel-wires.htm...

Vintage Cars: Oldsmobile Super 88 convertible, oldsmobile super 88, concours restoration
oldsmobile super 88, concours restoration, engine brakes: great question and the answer off the top is you probably will not be able to fully recoup your investment unless you plan on doing a concours restoration , and then only if you get it in front of the right people. But then with the history would you sell...

Vintage Cars: Mercedes W123, carburetor engine, selonoid
carburetor engine, selonoid, fuel supply: the stromberg 175cd has a shut off selonoid on the bottom of it ( round knob looking thing) This is the shut off for the fuel supply that is going into the carb. These sometimes fail, or the wire breaks off that supplys the 12V It can be unscrewed and bench...

Vintage Cars: serial number, serial number plate, chevrolet elcamino
serial number plate, chevrolet elcamino, state highway patrol: It is illegal to replace a serial number that is missing, unless it is done by a government entity. I suggest that you contact your State Highway Patrol, and ask them for a verification inspection of the vehicle and a replacement state issued Vehicle Identification...

Vintage Cars: amc dj5 jeep, jeep question, chasis number
jeep question, chasis number, gm research: OK you are right, no VIN on those , just production numners. The one way to tell may be to fine a prodcution engine number, or engine VIN. Look for numbers on the block or intake manifold , trans casing. Look for tranny numbers as well, use list I provided...

Vintage Cars: Crankshaft pulley replacement, crankshaft pulley, slk 230
crankshaft pulley, slk 230, mercedes dealer: Hello Pablo, first make sure he is not talking about belt tensioners , they are 50$ and less and usually the cause of a belt issue however I beleive the crankshaft pulley is one large piece on the front of this engine and if so the price on the parts for...

Vintage Cars: 1956 Triumph Tr3, apple hydraulics, triumph tr3
apple hydraulics, triumph tr3, rear shocks: If one or both are leaking around the lever shaft, rebuild both. Otherwise, judge by handling over humps and bumps. If it bounces more than once, replace or rebuild both. You can also get an idea by leaning down hard on each rear corner and letting it go:...

Vintage Cars: Need help with identification, old cars, studebaker
old cars, studebaker, rochester ny: Off the top I d say a modified Buick or a Studebaker. But I am going to do a little more research. Ill be back to you with more info Ok not either of those. I really think it is a NASH , the side chrome is what leads me to believe that is what it is or...

Vintage Cars: Vintage Ford Car Serial # Identification, serial identification, vintage ford
serial identification, vintage ford, ford car: those numbers seem to be lacking some order. Are you certian those are not o instead of a 0 take a look here , if it is a Ford the data plate should look like what is on these pages http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_serialnumber-patentplate_49-59partA.htm...

Vintage Cars: VIntage Porsche Question, carsinc, mechanical ability
carsinc, mechanical ability, investment purposes: Restoring a car can be fun and rewarding. Couple of pointers 1. Restore a car that will have some value at the end.Would not want to have $20k in a car that can t be sold for $5k. Be able to sell so you can move on to next project. 2. Restore a car where...

Vintage Cars: windshield washer hose, windshield washer, nozzels
windshield washer, nozzels, trunk area: the line should go into the hood area and connect to the nozels that feed the front winshield, usually it goes into a T that splits to the nozzels, or it goes to the actual pump or foot pedal if not motorized . How long is it? I am not sure about the tabs,...

Vintage Cars: 1971 ots e-type oil, moss motors, 20w50
moss motors, 20w50, oil pan: Can answer one, not the second... A quick check says that 20W50 is standard for all 6-cylinder E-types, e.g. Castrol GTX. Some owners use 10W40 (probably fine for cooler climates), and some 5W50 synthetic (but that might blow through old seals faster and...

Vintage Cars: 1970 VW Beetle, karmin ghia, vw beetle
karmin ghia, vw beetle, battery drain: I am actually rebuilding a 71 Karmin Ghia right now. Fun , simple cars Your issue is most likely a drain to ground or parasitic drain First check to make sure your battery ground strap/wire is clean and secure. this is a good website ( there are others)...

Vintage Cars: 1988 450-SEL Mercedes
If it is the original they can be rebuilt by Beaker and can even have an iPod jack put in them. The sound will never be as good as today s sound systems. That said you can find many replacements if you are handy go to critchfield.com and the website will...

Vintage Cars: Small block Chevy suffix code CLY identification
that would be awesome, this topic has surfaced many time, surely there is a record somewhere at GM. One other thought that I have ( not substanciated by facts) is that these blocks were destined for something they planned on but did not produce ( car) ....

Vintage Cars: 1969 jaguar XKE Roadster Convertible
I m not at all expert on E types, but... I can t think how removing the exhaust would directly cause the problem. Most likely in my opinion: is the fuel pump working (clicking) when you turn on the ignition? If not, your exhaust work maybe dislodged/broke...

Vintage Cars: 1974 corvette stingray
Sorry I have been away from my computer for awhile. You are correct they are a bit rate with that drive train. The LS4 top end at some auctions was close to 35 grand. The LS4 closer to 50 grand. These are close to perfect restorations. The low end. 10 and...

Vintage Cars: 1976 Mercedes 450SL - wont start, but runs with gas in ignition and full trottle
K jet - correct? your year is inbetween a Kjet and D jet system seems like you have checked the systems that I would check, however i think your issue is in the Aux air valve, it is a classic symptom and I think it is sticking . have you checked the cold...

Vintage Cars: 1985 380 SL
you could try any of the online mercedes forums for a used tank , also junk yards, but all will probably be in similar shape if there is gunk in the tank , you can be assured it is in the lines and perhpas even caked on the injectors. as far as the tank....

Vintage Cars: Ford Model A
Sean, Here is a link to a picture of the drivers side of the engine. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1928_blue_Ford_Model_A_Tudor_Sedan_engine.JPG The tube coming up between the generator and the lower radiator hose in the picture is the oil...

Vintage Cars: 210 body style, buick skylark, gm cars
buick skylark, gm cars, production model: In the 50 s, GM cars had production model numbers, later replaced by letters. As they were designing a new car, it was easier to use a number to refer to the project they were working on, since the name may not have been chosen till just before the car was...

Vintage Cars: 250 Ferrari GTO, history of ferrari, kind car
history of ferrari, kind car, gtos: The answer could be as complex as the history of Ferrari itself. You must remember that nearly every Ferrari built before the late 60s- early 70s is a handbuilt, one-of-a-kind-car; no two of any one model, in any one year, are exactly alike. Some of the...

Vintage Cars: 327 chevy engine, chevy engine, level of detail
chevy engine, level of detail, vette: This level of detail is far beyond my expertise. However, there are a number of great Chevy websites with forums where you should ask this question, such as: http://www.classiccar.com/forums/ You might also want to check Corvette-specific forums like...

Vintage Cars: 327 motor, small block chevy, chevy engines
small block chevy, chevy engines, hp 350: If you have the same info I have, then it sure sounds like something thrown together. Chevy engines that aren t in their original car and complete are almost always some combination of non-exotic parts. They are so interchangeable. Unless you are putting...

Vintage Cars: 396 chevy engine build numbers, chevy 396, chevy engine
chevy 396, chevy engine, oval port: I couldn t find any easily accessible production numbers for your engine. I am sure though that there are several books that would give you the answers you want for the production numbers, and you could search for clubs like the National Impala Association....

Vintage Cars: 420 mercedes drive train swap ?, mercedes rear end, gas milage
mercedes rear end, gas milage, caughing: Gotcha, Ok I have never heard of anyone doing this but I suspect it COULD be possible. MB have a very sophisticated rear end mount so other than just welding up some brackets to bolt to I am pretty certian there is no other way. Shortening a drive shaft and...

Vintage Cars: 450SL 1979, plyers, installation tool
plyers, installation tool, levers: there is a special MB installation tool for this purpose, and the manual makes it sound simple but the load is about 200lb. and the quarters are incredibly cramped! I have read where others have done it with plyers and levers but have also read where it has...

Vintage Cars: 49 chrysler 4 door sadan, chrysler models, chrysler plant
chrysler models, chrysler plant, automobile manufacturers: Without being able to see these numbers in person, it s really hard to say. It might be a serial number, or a production number for just the body itself. If my memory is correct, most Chrysler bodies back then were actually made by a company called Briggs...

Vintage Cars: 50 dodge coranet, clutch disc, input shaft
clutch disc, input shaft, automatic transmissions: There should be some sort of seal, and you are correct, some systems use a spiral cut that actually tends to help force oil one way or the other, but they can t keep it from leaking if there isn t a seal. I am not very good with automatic transmissions...

Vintage Cars: 53 chevy 1/2 ton and Vintage Air, squirrel cage fan, vintage air
squirrel cage fan, vintage air, older cars: By Vintage Air do you mean the modern company that makes A/C units to put in older cars? If so, just contact that company. I am not familiar with their products. Best advice I can give is look under the dash and around the firewall under the hood and...

Vintage Cars: 54' Pontiac seat back, pontiac oakland club, hemmings motor news
pontiac oakland club, hemmings motor news, pontiac oakland club international: Check Hemmings Motor News on-line (buy a copy at a bookstore, it is worth having in hand!) http://www.hemmings.com/ also join the POCI (Pontiac Oakland Club International). They have a great magazine and classified section. http://www.poci.org/...

Vintage Cars: 56 dash layout, assembly manual, wiper switch
assembly manual, wiper switch, light switch: If they re the same size, then I suppose it would have been an easy mistake. Someone may have taken the dash apart at one time, and didn t note where the switches were originally. If they re not the same size, then I don t know how such a thing could have...

Vintage Cars: '57 chevy, paint thickness gauge, refrigerator magnet
paint thickness gauge, refrigerator magnet, couple areas: A typical flexible refrigerator magnet is a super cheap way to tell if there is a lack of metal, or bondy covered area. sometimes though, somewhat good bodywork will also fail this test. Not every repair is nothing but metal, and a skim coat may cause some...

Vintage Cars: 57 chevy, searching the web, chevy
searching the web, chevy, existence: You need to do a specific search on the Internet for sites devoted to 1955-1957 Chevys (there are several of them). A few of them have forums where you could post this question to get a specific answer. Try this one, for example: http://www.trifive.com/forums/...

Vintage Cars: 57 chevy VIN locations?, vin decode, vin plate
vin decode, vin plate, cowl tag: You need to look around a little more. I found another site: http://chevy.tocmp.com/models/ 1037 is a model 210 2 dr HT Sport Coupe 654 is charcoal cloth, ivory imitation leather 811 is India Ivory upper body, Tropical Turquoise lower 2037 is...

Vintage Cars: 57 chevy, hemmings motor news, 57 chevy
hemmings motor news, 57 chevy, driver quality: The best answer I can give was already in my earlier answer. A Chevy 210 2 dr HT can be worth up to about $25,000 or so, but if it is a rare engine combo, it can go for 50% or more extra. color makes a difference, light green would not be worth as much as...

Vintage Cars: 59 oldsmobile 88 fiesta wagon, classic oldsmobile, oldsmobile 88
classic oldsmobile, oldsmobile 88, gm cars: Start with this website: http://aswoa.com/main/ It covers all station wagons, regardless of make, but you ll find the people there helpful. From there, you ll need to search the web for more Olds-specific sites (try Google search phrases like 1959...

Vintage Cars: 59 oldsmobile super 88 2 door hardtop, oldsmobile super 88, rare options
oldsmobile super 88, rare options, rough value: So much depends on condition and equipment. Unless it looks as though it just rolled off the assembly line or has some rare options (J2 engine, factory air, etc...), I m thinking anywhere in the $3500-$4500 range assuming it doesn t need a lot of work...

Vintage Cars: 61 Ford F100, casting numbers, lovefords
casting numbers, lovefords, thanks for your time: Here is one site with some good info: http://www.lovefords.org/tech/vinb.htm that is for the car, here is some info on engines: http://www.dearbornclassics.com/engine_codes_60-61.html and here is a good explanation of casting numbers: http://www.classicmustang.com/decoding_part_numbers.htm...

Vintage Cars: 62-63 chev impala and belair, tilt wheel, carpet on the floor
tilt wheel, carpet on the floor, plain cloth: The BelAir was the basic 4-door (the Biscayne was the basic 2-door), with very little chrome trim, plain cloth seats and rubber covering the floor. The Impala was the top-of-the-line, with more chrome trim, full wheel covers, upgraded vinyl seats, and carpet...

Vintage Cars: 62 tempest powerglide transaxle, wheels tires, suspension travel
wheels tires, suspension travel, transaxle: I am not an expert on the rear transaxle of early Tempests, but I do know that when things wear, they move around. If the springs and other things are that worn, then they are letting the wheels/tires bend out too much, and that is probably why the half shafts...

Vintage Cars: 64 Impala, motor vehicle department, vin search
motor vehicle department, vin search, classic chevy: You need to check with the motor-vehicle department for the state in which you purchased the car. Here in NY, we didn t even have titles until 1973; until then, your vehicle registration stub served as proof of ownership. Fortunately, all 50 states now have...

Vintage Cars: 64 mercury monterey 2 door breezeway, mercury monterey, car clubs
mercury monterey, car clubs, snow and ice: The only data I can find is that a total of 59,918 Breezeways (2 and 4-doors) were built for 64. Manufacturers before 1980 rarely kept track of the kind of info you re looking for, but it may be out there. You ll need to search websites devoted to Mercurys...

Vintage Cars: 64 Pontiac Laurentian 230 6 cyl., pontiac laurentian, lack of circulation
pontiac laurentian, lack of circulation, electrical interference: Barry, The water pump is right on the front of the engine, it HAS to have a pully on it with the fan attached right to the shaft/pully. I don t see you you can miss it. Also, the lower radiator hose will be attached to it, and I think one of the heater...

Vintage Cars: 64 Pontiac Laurentian,230 straight six, pontiac laurentian, pontiac car
pontiac laurentian, pontiac car, temp gauge: Barry, As an American Pontiac car guy (my dad s first new car was a 58 Super Chief), I know of and appreciate the Canadian versions which looked like the American cars with a little different trim/grill sometimes and names, but Chevy drivelines. So here...

Vintage Cars: 65 Buick Skylark, buick skylark, spark advance
buick skylark, spark advance, valve seats: I will run fine on unleaded, depending on the compression ratio and state of tune, you may need premium. For todays fuels, you don t want to run a lot of spark advance. Start with the factory setting and maybe retard it a tiny bit if you hear any spark knock....

Vintage Cars: 65 mustang, oil pressure gauge, car engine coolant
oil pressure gauge, car engine coolant, timing gears: Not sure what you are asking. Car seems to run, high pressure could have to do with old thick oil, did you change it? did you change the oil filter? it could be plugged up. if the ticking is coming from the water pump, then pull it and check. Also remember...

Vintage Cars: 66 Chyrsler 300 - vent window, hemmings motor news, chrysler clubs
hemmings motor news, chrysler clubs, plymouth cars: This is a place not too far from me, but they are good on a lot of old cars: http://www.oemglass.net/ Also there are Chrysler clubs, and chances are the regular Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth cars of the same body size have the same glass. Check out Hemmings...

Vintage Cars: 66 Ford Mustang, mustang clubs, ford mustang
mustang clubs, ford mustang, frame check: there should be a VIN number stamped on the frame, check with various Mustang clubs about that. Your state DMV should be able to answer the question of how you might title it. I would think you would have to have a bill of sale that had some way of proving...

Vintage Cars: 66 Impala Bel Air 2dr Coupe, 66 impala, impala ss
66 impala, impala ss, auto tranny: Chris, First, by your description, I can t really tell if the car is a hardtop or sedan (hardtop has no window frames and no B pillar). This makes a huge difference in how much I would recommend you spend on restoring the car. Big Chevy s from...

Vintage Cars: 66 pontiac, 8 lug wheels, pontiac bonneville
8 lug wheels, pontiac bonneville, bucket seats: If the car is original as you describe it (with all that equipment), then you have- without a doubt- the rarest 1966 Pontiac ever built. Try contacting the good folks at this website (contact info at the bottom of their home page): http://www.aswoa.com/...

Vintage Cars: 67 440 tnt, dual snorkel air cleaner, barrel carbs
dual snorkel air cleaner, barrel carbs, mopar engines: This is a little bit out of my league, but as I once had a 68 Imperial with a 440 Dual package, I ll give it a shot. I honestly don t think there s a big difference among any of the 440s internally. The basic 440 had a single exhaust, you could then upgrade...

Vintage Cars: 67 chev production numbers, camaro restoration, 67 camaro
camaro restoration, 67 camaro, restoration guide: Found one place that mentioned there were 25,141 -1967 convertibles built. They broke it down this way: 8 -cylinders= 19,856 6- cylinders= 5,285 The book: CAMARO Restoration Guide 1967-1969 by Jason Scott is supposed to have them all mentioned. ...

Vintage Cars: 67 Mustang Convert, earth google, old cars price guide
earth google, old cars price guide, mustang vin numbers: There really is no way to give a halfway decent value appraisal of a car over the mail, even with a LOT of good info. Mustangs are some of the most documented cars on earth. Google Mustang VIN numbers and I am sure you will come up with many sites that...

Vintage Cars: 67 mustang, enjoyable car, paint job
enjoyable car, paint job, great cars: Kelly, It is impossible to give an accurate value from the description given, and even if you go into great detail, it would still be impossible. Only a personal inspection and drive will let anyone give a somewhat firm value for the car. I can give...

Vintage Cars: 69 beetle, mamotorworks, vw clubs
mamotorworks, vw clubs, air cooled vw: I don t have an owners manual for these cars, but there are several VW clubs around the country, and you might try calling Mid-America Motors in Effingham IL. They have lots of books and parts for air-cooled VW s. Here is their web site: http://www.mamotorworks.com/...

Vintage Cars: 69 camaro 230 motor, hemmings motor news, land speed records
hemmings motor news, land speed records, land speed record: I didn t think it would be as hard as it is myself to find modifications for the straight 6. I know that there used to be manifolds both intake and exhaust, and there I am sure you can get different cam grinds, plus do some work on the heads. You can modify...

Vintage Cars: 69 camaro 4 speed. stuck in second gear, clutch levers, clutch works
clutch levers, clutch works, shift levers: Try this first: Get under the car and try to manually set the shift levers to neutral. You will find two rods going to the tranny from the shifter. Check these rods for binding, looseness, and being out entirely. You can grab the two levers coming out...

Vintage Cars: 69 GTO Timing, deg btdc, vacuum advance
deg btdc, vacuum advance, mechanical advance: The amount of advance would be determined by the type of cam and valve train more than anything, with compression ratio also taken into account. So since you have the RAIII cam, I would try that setting first. With the fuels we have today not meeting high...

Vintage Cars: 69 mustang shelby gt 350 w/paxton supercharger, mustang shelby gt, classic mustang club
mustang shelby gt, classic mustang club, shelby gt 350: The VIN should be visible through the windshield, on a little plate at the base of the glass. Or, it may be under the hood. Regardless, trying to find info on the Internet about cars built before 1979 is tough. Of all the sites I ve seen that allow you...

Vintage Cars: 70 cutlass supreme production numbers, 70 cutlass, cutlass supreme
70 cutlass, cutlass supreme, best guess: Sorry, but I ve looked everywhere and can t find accurate numbers for this model. If it were a 4-4-2 or a Rallye 350, no problem, or if it were a 1967 or older. But apparently no one s done the research on this particular car. Oddly enough, my aunt owned...

Vintage Cars: 70 olds cutlass, olds cutlass, automotive upholstery
olds cutlass, automotive upholstery, soil level: You have to be very careful when cleaning upholstery in older vehicles. Materials manufactured 40 years ago may not hold up to modern detergents, not to mention what factor age has had. If the soil level is light, try something mild like Woolite. If that...

Vintage Cars: '71 mg bgt, mg car club, mg bgt
mg car club, mg bgt, car magazines: Virginia I am resident in New Zealand so I am unsure of the values in your country. My suggestion is that you make contact with the nearest MG Car Club in your country - look in phone book or use the Internet. You could also make contact with a sports car...

Vintage Cars: '71 Skylark Seat Belts, 1971 buick skylark, buick skylark
1971 buick skylark, buick skylark, gm cars: I had a 72 GS for a while, and can tell you that as far as I could see, the belts are exactly the same for all GM cars of the period, even bigger or smaller ones. I am pretty sure you can get belts for a Camaro or Chevelle. Here is one site: http://www.ss396.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?...

Vintage Cars: 71 thunderbird, landau models, ebay
landau models, ebay, decent shape: Which body style is it? The standard 2-door (the fastback) is pretty common, while the 2 and 4-door Landau models are rare, so they re worth a little more. From what you re telling me about the rust, it s not good when it comes to the value of the car. ...

Vintage Cars: 71 vw alternator light, ford problems, repair questions
ford problems, repair questions, repair forum: I m not a mechanic, so I really shouldn t be answering repair questions. But- based on my limited knowlege, two things first come to mind: loose belt and/or pulley, or a faulty voltage regulator. Having said that, you really should surf the web and find...

Vintage Cars: 72 monte carlo, vin numbers, cat id
vin numbers, cat id, monte carlo: Other than the dash, the location of the VIN has changed over the years, even on the same brand of car. Unfortunately, I can t know all of them. You need to find a website like this one: http://www.americaniron.net/forums/default.asp?CAT_ID=218 There...

Vintage Cars: 72 vw, octane enhancers, vw bug
octane enhancers, vw bug, catalytic converters: The short answer is ... maybe. Here is the long answer. Lead started to be phased out in 1973. The first catalytic converters came in in 1975 and they can t use gasoline with a lead additive. Lead s main use in gasoline is to cusion the valves as...

Vintage Cars: 76 camaro, crager rims, cheap paint
crager rims, cheap paint, cherry bombs: Have you heard the expression, it s a nice 20-footer? The car looks great from 20 feet back, but once you get close you realize it s no cream puff. From what you re describing here, it sounds like you ll have that 20-footer when you re done. As you said,...

Vintage Cars: 76 lt Camaro restoration., crager rims, camaro restoration
crager rims, camaro restoration, cheap paint: It is possible to put on a new outer door panel, but they are crimped on at the factory and it is hard to do without some exotic tools. That is why I said that an entire new door would be much easier. I obviously can t help with who to take the door to...

Vintage Cars: 78 Olds, new jasper, old boats
new jasper, old boats, delta 88: You don t give much info to go on so the ballpark figure will be a BIG ballpark. NOTE to those in the future asking for this, the more info the better. The 4 door is worth between about $700 and $4000, if a 2 door you can add a couple hundred to those...

Vintage Cars: 87 Merz 420 SEL, Fuel Distributor Problem, vacuum leaks, fuel pump relay
vacuum leaks, fuel pump relay, fuel distributor: several things come to mind. If you are getting fuel to the distributor then make sure you do not have any vacuum leaks in the fuel distribution network, this system is vacuum driven. If you have a new fuel distributor then I assume the plunger in it is...

Vintage Cars: Acetylene lamps, electrical lighting, lighting system
electrical lighting, lighting system, acetylene: There is no exact date as to when they were last used, as the electric light on automobiles was phased in through improvements, eventually becoming superior to acetylene. The first electric lights on automobiles were introduced just before 1900, and the...

Vintage Cars: Asking price for a 1964 Chevrolet c-10 pickup truck., sonoma county california, chevrolet c
sonoma county california, chevrolet c, troise: Hi Lawrence, Price seems fair enough to all parties--not a bargain, not a gouge. Their ultimate value at this time is not as high as the 50s trucks, but you have room to fix the truck up and come out just fine but I wouldn t suggest a full restoration if...

Vintage Cars: Asking price, pontiac laurentian, visible rust
pontiac laurentian, visible rust, manual tranny: I assume by four door standard, 230 you mean this is a 4-door sedan with a manual transmission and six-cylinder engine, correct? And When it is clean,from a distance it looks great..., is what we veterans refer to as a 20-footer (from 20 feet it looks...

Vintage Cars: Atlanta Assembly Plant, public debut, production numbers
public debut, production numbers, assembly plant: The 49 made its public debut at dealers on June 18th, 1948, so full-scale production would have started some time in May. Not sure when the 50 and 51 started up, but model-year production was as follows: 1949 1,118,308 1950 1,208,912 1951 1,013,381...

Vintage Cars: additional value question, rising gas prices, value question
rising gas prices, value question, mako shark: Again, this is tough to answer with any accuracy in the space we re allowed here. The thing with Corvettes, each era has its own fans. There are those that will only look at a C2, and think the C3 is worthless. Or the ones that have a C1 because it s...

Vintage Cars: alternate vin locations, vehicle id number, mg roadster
vehicle id number, mg roadster, mg clubs: I honestly don t know, as I m just not that familiar with non-U.S. produced vehicles. BUT- the folks at this website will do their best to help: http://www.mgcarclub.com/wny/ Click on the contact us at the top-right box of the screen, and ask your...

Vintage Cars: antique car, cherry bomb muffler, classic car club
cherry bomb muffler, classic car club, stock muffler: It wasn t all that long ago that a car had to have been built before World War II to be considered a true classic, at least as far as the Classic Car Club of America is concerned. And there s the problem: just who decides what a classic is? Under your...

Vintage Cars: autostick to manual, vw cabrio, vw power
vw cabrio, vw power, david answer: I think that would be wise, that way you are sure to matched tranny and engine, and it should come with all the parts already hooked up. If I were you and you plan on keeping the car, look for an engine set up that will work, you may even be able to look...

Vintage Cars: Badging for a 1958 Olds 98, oldsmobile owners, classic oldsmobile
oldsmobile owners, classic oldsmobile, e bay: Search the web for sites like classic Olds forums or something similar. You need to find a site where you can ask this question of fellow classic Oldsmobile owners. They will also be a great source for future questions on repairs and so forth. Good luck...

Vintage Cars: Body Parts, mopar parts, chrysler 300
mopar parts, chrysler 300, cornering light: The first place I d look is Hemmings. If you ve never seen their magazine, it s a HUGE listing of cars and parts for sale, usually 500-600 pages. They also have a website, but I d start with the magazine, available at any good newsstand or book store (just...

Vintage Cars: battery dies, battery tender jr, test meter
battery tender jr, test meter, old radio: First, if the battery isn t already grounded to the engine/frame, then nothing would work. A battery won t die because of a bad connection, it will die because something is using juice that isn t supposed too. First are you sure the battery was fully...

Vintage Cars: buying my dream car 1975 vw superbeetle convertible, mid life crisis, car tools
mid life crisis, car tools, mechanical skills: Hello Kym Anytime you get into a vintage car it is important to realize that you get what you pay for. For some a great deal on a vintage car may be one that need to be fixed up, for another it may be one that is ready for the road. More specifics on the...

Vintage Cars: Car or choice, mg car club, mg specialists
mg car club, mg specialists, liken: My choice for a classic car having regard to the cost and practical side of things would be an MGB from 1967 to 1973 either a roadster or a coup. If you join an MG car club and there are many in the USA they will guide you on the issues, but the main thing...

Vintage Cars: Chev Small block identification, bbl carb, suffix code
bbl carb, suffix code, chevrolet division: SO I was right, or at least that group backs up what I told you. As to the intake, I am not sure what it came with, but since it is in a car it wasn t intended for, and mods are not an issue, I would not worry about the carb. It is a 327 and they can take...

Vintage Cars: Chevelle, chevelle ss, detuned
chevelle ss, detuned, base model: Great question, and one that s often debated. Hard-core Chevelle enthusiasts say that 72 was the last year, mostly because they despised the all-new 73 with its colonnade styling. And there was a final Chevelle SS offered in 73 (in coupe and wagon...

Vintage Cars: Chevrolet Drivetrain question, iroc camaro, chev 350
iroc camaro, chev 350, irocs: I ran into this myself with a 66 L-79 Nova I owned for a few months. Bought it without really giving it a hard run, and the first time through the gears at speed, same thing you mention. Real bad vibration. Not enough to tear things apart right away, but...

Vintage Cars: Chevy Malibu*, chevy malibu, general motors car
chevy malibu, general motors car, chrysler corp: Sorry to inform you, but the Malibu was never offered with a pushbutton transmission. In fact, no General Motors car had one, as it was never made by GM. Most people remember Chrysler Corp. for this feature, as nearly every one of their cars had it from...

Vintage Cars: Columbia auto part?, acetylene gas, patent dates
acetylene gas, patent dates, early cars: I don t know anything specific about the Columbia automobile other than the fact that they built both electric and gasoline powered automobiles in Hartford, CT during the first decade or so of the 20th century. I don t have any info on the part you describe,...

Vintage Cars: car value, history options, convertable
history options, convertable, car value: depends, which model? How many miles mint meaning concours?, or very nice? does it have service history, options? all original? Can t really tell you without more information, but ultimately comes down to what you are willing to pay You can always look...

Vintage Cars: car value, liter engine, desirable car
liter engine, desirable car, rough value: Hello Kim Depends....rust is a big killer of these cars. Since you mention rust free , you are ahead of the game the other big factor is the suspension( air bag sytem) If the suspension in the back is functioning and there is no or little rust, this is a...

Vintage Cars: car value, 1955 ford thunderbird, ford thunderbird
1955 ford thunderbird, ford thunderbird, liklihood: The price guides I have don t really list what would usually be called a #5 (non-running, but complete, needing complete restoration or a #6 (parts car, not complete and not really restorable) type of car. What you describe would fall at #5 or between them....

Vintage Cars: carb, screw slot, stock carb
screw slot, stock carb, metal spring: If there is a choke, it will be one of two types. The manual type where there is a cable to the inside of the car, I assume this isn t it. Or the bi-metal type with a round housing on the side of the carb, and some way to get heat to the metal spring,...

Vintage Cars: cars, troise, google
troise, google, tuscany: Hi Stan, The only car I know with a similar name is the Hyundai Tuscani. You can go to Google.com, click on the search for images , type in tuscani, and see if that s the car you saw. Otherwise I don t have a clue, never heard of any other. best ...

Vintage Cars: changing paint color on Mustang, old adage, paint job
old adage, paint job, mach 1: Bob, I apologize for not responding earlier, but your message came in about an hour after I left for a vacation. I am assuming that your car is completely original - an original car is ALWAYS worth more if nothing major (other than maintenance) has been...

Vintage Cars: classic car value?, classic car value, hemi cars
classic car value, hemi cars, hemmings motor news: The car could be worth up to $40,000 if it is showroom new, but chances are even if very nice, it will fall in the average or lower category. Even with LOTS of information (what you related is not even minimal info!) it is impossible to value a car accurately...

Vintage Cars: classic ferraris, ferrari 250, gt california
ferrari 250, gt california, dream vehicle: Not just ANY Ferrari, but a 250 GT California long wheelbase? I think you already know the answer to this question, so I ll assume this is for the benefit of those reading answers to such questions. If you can even find one for sale (in other words, someone...

Vintage Cars: cold start, adjustment screws, small screws
adjustment screws, small screws, cold start: First thing is to check that the choke is working, this is easy, take off the air cleaner, and look into the carb as you open the throttle with your hand. The chock flap should close the carb off. If it doesn t, fix it, or replace it with a manual choke....

Vintage Cars: corvettes, chrome bumpers, jan brady
chrome bumpers, jan brady, lt 1: With the exception of the A/C needs a recharge and the bushings, all the others are electrical problems. Corvettes can have big electrical problems, usually with the ground. Plus, was the car messed with? Gauges, rebuilt, maybe a new wiring harness? ...

Vintage Cars: cowl tag to get vin, 57 chevy, seat area
57 chevy, seat area, tag body: The Vin number on a 57 Chevy is on the drivers door frame between the hinges. Look there. If that isn t there, then it should be on the chassis, drivers side, maybe under the drivers seat area (under the seats rarely gets destroyed in a crash. Do...

Vintage Cars: Diesel, mercedes benz, diesel engine
mercedes benz, diesel engine, diesels: Great question. The first motor vehicle with a diesel was a van built in England in the early 20 s, but the first diesel-powered car was built in 1936, and I ll bet you can guess the manufacturer. As the diesel was invented in Germany, and the company most...

Vintage Cars: Dodge motor, theus, mopar
theus, mopar, uncles: For now, I ll have to assume it s a 440 V8, built sometime between 1966 and 1978, and that s about all I can tell you. Search the Web and track down Chrysler/ Mopar sites that have forums dedicated to this engine, and ask your question there. They ll need...

Vintage Cars: Door Plates, classic mustang, website thanks
classic mustang, website thanks, vintages: Try posting your question in one of the forums of this website: http://www.mustangforums.com/classic-mustang/ There are more reproduction parts made for 1964 1/2 thru 1973 Mustangs than just about any other car out there, so I m sure you ll find what...

Vintage Cars: Dust cap, mercedes star, wheel cap
mercedes star, wheel cap, cap ron: all original equipment for mercedes , no matter the vintage, but especially the vintage stuff will have a part number on it may be proceded by a W or the mercedes star and have numbers like w107,126,123 ect. Off the top of my head I cannot think of any model...

Vintage Cars: E10 in old trucks, rubber seals, old trucks
rubber seals, old trucks, fuel pumps: Any amount of Ethanol is not supposed to be good for older fuel pumps, rubber seals etc in the system. But around my part of the country it is hard to find gas without it. If you have put in a re-built or new fuel pump recently, it probably is going...

Vintage Cars: Electrical Grounding, fuse box, car example
fuse box, car example, electrical grounding: most all cars, especially vintage use a negative ground system. The electrical loop /- uses the frame of the car as the ground. The negative or black wire connects to the frame at varrious points on the car. A good ground is essential for correct operation...

Vintage Cars: Engine Over Running, coolant level, vacuum tubes
coolant level, vacuum tubes, thick gloves: You don t give a date, which is important. There are 1950s Princesses (Austin limousines), and 1980s too (more likely, since you describe it as Leyland). I am not familiar with the latter, but let s try... Anyway, run-on, aka dieseling, is usually caused...

Vintage Cars: Engine runnung rough, pertronix electronic ignition, car volvo
pertronix electronic ignition, car volvo, marvel mystery oil: I think you will be amazed at how much better she will run after the injectors are done. Get some new fuel hose ( it may be metric, so you may have to order) I use this place they are great - http://www.autohausaz.com. Make sure you have the right fuel...

Vintage Cars: elet. window issues, fuse panel, ball bearings
fuse panel, ball bearings, 560 sec: howdy, I suspect that if it is not a fuse it is your switch, -pretty common. Actually they just pull out, just be careful when you pry it up. I can send you detail on how to clean them if you send me your email. But for starters they can be cleaned, take...

Vintage Cars: engine 56 chevy, 56 chevy belair, chevy clubs
56 chevy belair, chevy clubs, e bays: The best I can suggest is to join in on some old Chevy clubs, there are bunches of 55-56-57 Chevy clubs and their web sites or publications should have a classified section. 6 cyl engines aren t that popular with the old car crowd, at least with cars that...

Vintage Cars: engine surge at idle, 1966 chevy impala, chevy impala
1966 chevy impala, chevy impala, 283 engine: If some of the passages in the carb are blocked it can do this. When you rebuit the carb, were you careful to blow out all passages and maybe even use a thin wire to make sure they were clear. Or have the carb boiled? Check the float level closely and...

Vintage Cars: Fair selling price, ballpark figure, troise
ballpark figure, troise, good car: Well, Paul, I don t know what you mean by rough but if you mean fair and not terribly rusted or damaged, probably $3,000-$3,500 for both cars would be plenty to ask. It s not a car that is likely to appreciate in value so any real money offered should...

Vintage Cars: FB Holden (1960) sales in America, fb holden, old holdens
fb holden, old holdens, collectible cars: Not to my knowledge, Sally but I can t say for sure. Being a right hand drive vehicle and never having seen one in my entire automotive career of 30 years in collectible cars, I rather doubt it. But in the old days , people could bring in just about anything,...

Vintage Cars: FERRARI 250 GTO, ferrari 250, vanilla sky
ferrari 250, vanilla sky, gt 250: hi rubert, There were 39 Ferrari GTO 250s made between 1962-64. They are worth a bundle---IF they are in great shape and have no stories or suspicions about them--about $7 million to $9 million dollars each. Don t know about the movie part. You can...

Vintage Cars: Floor pans, ladder frame, porsche 911
ladder frame, porsche 911, floor pans: HI Tom, Well it really depends on the type of car, the type of repair you want to do, and the extent of the damage. Some floor pan rust is localized and not structural, and this isn t hard to fix . It is hard to make it look like it wasn t fixed, though....

Vintage Cars: 1938 dodge car, dodge, odds
Vintage Cars: 1938 dodge car, dodge, odds

Vintage Cars: 1940 chrysler royal business coupe, reserch, buss
Vintage Cars: 1940 chrysler royal business coupe, reserch, buss, chrysler

Vintage Cars: 1940 de soto, laguna hills ca, metalcraft
Vintage Cars: 1940 de soto, laguna hills ca, metalcraft, restorer

Vintage Cars: 1941 Cadillac A/C, 1941, cadillac
Vintage Cars: 1941 Cadillac A/C, 1941, cadillac, cars

Vintage Cars: 1949 FORD, vent window, rear seat
Vintage Cars: 1949 FORD, vent window, rear seat, business coupe

Vintage Cars: 1949 Ford F1, 1 ton trucks, floor shift
Vintage Cars: 1949 Ford F1, 1 ton trucks, floor shift, shift transmission

Vintage Cars: 1950 Ford Vin #, fodor, vin
Vintage Cars: 1950 Ford Vin #, fodor, vin

Vintage Cars: 1954 chevy belair, weather striping, bel air
Vintage Cars: 1954 chevy belair, weather striping, bel air, doors

Vintage Cars: 1955 Thunderbird Frame VIN location?, volt generator, vin plate
Vintage Cars: 1955 Thunderbird Frame VIN location?, volt generator, vin plate, frame rail

Vintage Cars: 1957 Corvette, national corvette restorers, national corvette restorers society
Vintage Cars: 1957 Corvette, national corvette restorers, national corvette restorers society, corvette clubs

Vintage Cars: 1957 Ford Thunderbird, eye bolt, eyebolt
Vintage Cars: 1957 Ford Thunderbird, eye bolt, eyebolt, lap belt

Vintage Cars: 1958 ford, automotive products, cleveland ohio
Vintage Cars: 1958 ford, automotive products, cleveland ohio, ems

Vintage Cars: 1959 ford wagon, station wagons, drycleaning business
Vintage Cars: 1959 ford wagon, station wagons, drycleaning business, automatic transmissions

Vintage Cars: 1961-1962 Pontiac tempest body swaps, motor trend car of the year, motor trend car
Vintage Cars: 1961-1962 Pontiac tempest body swaps, motor trend car of the year, motor trend car, drivetrain components

Vintage Cars: 1961 Corvette restoration., crager ss wheels, candy apple red
Vintage Cars: 1961 Corvette restoration., crager ss wheels, candy apple red, vern

Vintage Cars: 1962 Chevy Impala, linage, good luck
Vintage Cars: 1962 Chevy Impala, linage, good luck

Vintage Cars: 1964 Pontiac LeMans 326 Powerglide question, dipstick tube, panheads
Vintage Cars: 1964 Pontiac LeMans 326 Powerglide question, dipstick tube, panheads, powerglide

Vintage Cars: 1965 Pontiac 2+2 cutting out (no spark), brake master cylinder, fuse box
Vintage Cars: 1965 Pontiac 2+2 cutting out (no spark), brake master cylinder, fuse box, engine compartment

Vintage Cars: 1966 Cadillac Calais, timing chain, bad luck
Vintage Cars: 1966 Cadillac Calais, timing chain, bad luck, gm

Vintage Cars: 1966 International Pickup, international trucks
Vintage Cars: 1966 International Pickup, international trucks

Vintage Cars: 1966 Mustang, brake light switch, spade connectors
Vintage Cars: 1966 Mustang, brake light switch, spade connectors, slop

Vintage Cars: 1966 Pontiac Bonneville, tripower, rare car
Vintage Cars: 1966 Pontiac Bonneville, tripower, rare car, digits

Vintage Cars: 1967 chevy chevelle 300 deluxe; 2 door sedan, factory v8, 6 cylinders
Vintage Cars: 1967 chevy chevelle 300 deluxe; 2 door sedan, factory v8, 6 cylinders, canada

Vintage Cars: 1967 GTO hurst edition, gold interior, gold vinyl
Vintage Cars: 1967 GTO hurst edition, gold interior, gold vinyl, siad

Vintage Cars: 1967 Mustang 390 overheating, fuel air mixture, retarded timing
Vintage Cars: 1967 Mustang 390 overheating, fuel air mixture, retarded timing, cylinder walls

Vintage Cars: 1969 Cutlass, rear fender, bottom line
Vintage Cars: 1969 Cutlass, rear fender, bottom line, wheel

Vintage Cars: 1969 Dodge Daytona, 1969 dodge daytona, dodge daytona
Vintage Cars: 1969 Dodge Daytona, 1969 dodge daytona, dodge daytona, winged warriors

Vintage Cars: 1970 Cutlass S Restoration, 70 cutlass, cutlasses
Vintage Cars: 1970 Cutlass S Restoration, 70 cutlass, cutlasses, driveable

Vintage Cars: 1970 cutlass s rallye 350, correct answer, sebring
Vintage Cars: 1970 cutlass s rallye 350, correct answer, sebring, paint code

Vintage Cars: 1970 Dodge Challenger, galen govier, vin decoding
Vintage Cars: 1970 Dodge Challenger, galen govier, vin decoding, guru

Vintage Cars: 1970 Olds Cutlass S convertible, convertible models, hardtops
Vintage Cars: 1970 Olds Cutlass S convertible, convertible models, hardtops, convertibles

Vintage Cars: 1970 oldsmobile cutlass convertible, oldsmobile dealer, cid engine
Vintage Cars: 1970 oldsmobile cutlass convertible, oldsmobile dealer, cid engine, cutlass

Vintage Cars: 1972 Ranchero GT, 72 ranchero, slc utah
Vintage Cars: 1972 Ranchero GT, 72 ranchero, slc utah, great shape

Vintage Cars: 1973 dodge charger, rear side markers, rear quarter panels
Vintage Cars: 1973 dodge charger, rear side markers, rear quarter panels, side marker

Vintage Cars: 1976 Cadillac convertible value, convertible cadillac, mid 80s
Vintage Cars: 1976 Cadillac convertible value, convertible cadillac, mid 80s, eldorados

Vintage Cars: 1976 Corvette stingray, bowling green ky, corvette museum
Vintage Cars: 1976 Corvette stingray, bowling green ky, corvette museum

Vintage Cars: 1979 MGB Limited Edition Convertible, overdrive transmissions, luggage rack
Vintage Cars: 1979 MGB Limited Edition Convertible, overdrive transmissions, luggage rack, gold side

Vintage Cars: 1979 Plymouth Volare, bluebook value, plymouth volare
Vintage Cars: 1979 Plymouth Volare, bluebook value, plymouth volare, sorce

Vintage Cars: 1979 Production numbers, diagnostic panel, rare option
Vintage Cars: 1979 Production numbers, diagnostic panel, rare option, monte carlos

Vintage Cars: 1981 MGB, rare model, mgb
Vintage Cars: 1981 MGB, rare model, mgb, north america

Vintage Cars: 1985 Cadillac Seville, hot cars, sevilles
Vintage Cars: 1985 Cadillac Seville, hot cars, sevilles, continental kit

Vintage Cars: 250 Ferrari GTO, racing cars, side vents
Vintage Cars: 250 Ferrari GTO, racing cars, side vents, personal opinion

Vintage Cars: 327 chevy engine, vette, k164
Vintage Cars: 327 chevy engine, vette, k164

Vintage Cars: 327 motor, ands, lettering
Vintage Cars: 327 motor, ands, lettering

Vintage Cars: 49 chrysler 4 door sadan, oposite, steering wheel
Vintage Cars: 49 chrysler 4 door sadan, oposite, steering wheel, engine compartment

Vintage Cars: 57 chevy VIN locations?, frame rail, verifications
Vintage Cars: 57 chevy VIN locations?, frame rail, verifications, vin

Vintage Cars: 64 Impala, older cars, vin numbers
Vintage Cars: 64 Impala, older cars, vin numbers, celica

Vintage Cars: 64 mercury monterey 2 door breezeway, monterey, park lane
Vintage Cars: 64 mercury monterey 2 door breezeway, monterey, park lane

Vintage Cars: 66 Ford Mustang, inner fender, shock tower
Vintage Cars: 66 Ford Mustang, inner fender, shock tower, vin plate

Vintage Cars: 66 pontiac, pontiac grand prix, station wagons
Vintage Cars: 66 pontiac, pontiac grand prix, station wagons, brake drums

Vintage Cars: 67 440 tnt, performance version, commando
Vintage Cars: 67 440 tnt, performance version, commando, dual point distributor

Vintage Cars: 67 Mustang Convert, radio engine, assignment number
Vintage Cars: 67 Mustang Convert, radio engine, assignment number, backtrack

Vintage Cars: 70 cutlass supreme production numbers, differential, cutlass supreme
Vintage Cars: 70 cutlass supreme production numbers, differential, cutlass supreme, american car

Vintage Cars: 76 camaro, vinyl seats, vinyl interior
Vintage Cars: 76 camaro, vinyl seats, vinyl interior, red carpet

Vintage Cars: 87 Merz 420 SEL, Fuel Distributor Problem, airflow meter, lean mixture
Vintage Cars: 87 Merz 420 SEL, Fuel Distributor Problem, airflow meter, lean mixture, diagnostic connector

Vintage Cars: Chev Small block identification, small block chevy, corvette engine
Vintage Cars: Chev Small block identification, small block chevy, corvette engine, chevy engines

Vintage Cars: Chevrolet Drivetrain question, circle style, bolt circle
Vintage Cars: Chevrolet Drivetrain question, circle style, bolt circle, flywheel

Vintage Cars: Engine Over Running, inlet manifold, mgb
Vintage Cars: Engine Over Running, inlet manifold, mgb, solenoid

Vintage Cars: FB Holden (1960) sales in America, holden history, left hand drive
Vintage Cars: FB Holden (1960) sales in America, holden history, left hand drive, series 1960

Vintage Cars: FERRARI 250 GTO, vanilla sky, ferrari 250 gto
Vintage Cars: FERRARI 250 GTO, vanilla sky, ferrari 250 gto, wikipedia

Vintage Cars: frame for 62 laurentian, chevrolets, chevrolet
Vintage Cars: frame for 62 laurentian, chevrolets, chevrolet, cars

Vintage Cars: Klino dating back to the 1930's, klino, email
Vintage Cars: Klino dating back to the 1930's, klino, email, lord nuffield

Vintage Cars: Klino vintage car 1930's, mauri rose, indy race
Vintage Cars: Klino vintage car 1930's, mauri rose, indy race, fabric sides

Vintage Cars: "L" car, new model, 8 years
Vintage Cars: "L" car, new model, 8 years, 100 years

Vintage Cars: MGTD Ignition key, car specialists, uk stock
Vintage Cars: MGTD Ignition key, car specialists, uk stock, ebay

Vintage Cars: Need to locate VIN on '70 Torino, solvents, serial number
Vintage Cars: Need to locate VIN on '70 Torino, solvents, serial number, paint

Vintage Cars: octane booster, fillup, octane boosters
Vintage Cars: octane booster, fillup, octane boosters, goodluck

Vintage Cars: older vin numbers, studebaker, vin
Vintage Cars: older vin numbers, studebaker, vin, good luck

Vintage Cars: positive ground electrical systems, center electrode, electricity
Vintage Cars: positive ground electrical systems, center electrode, electricity, battery assembly

Vintage Cars: questions, chrysler windsor, fender tag
Vintage Cars: questions, chrysler windsor, fender tag, tag decoder

Vintage Cars: Title replacement, 66 impala, impala ss
Vintage Cars: Title replacement, 66 impala, impala ss, bill of sale

Vintage Cars: Value of Porsche 356 C, yr model, good luck
Vintage Cars: Value of Porsche 356 C, yr model, good luck

Vintage Cars: VIN # location, screws, holes
Vintage Cars: VIN # location, screws, holes

Vintage Cars: Vintage car information, wikipedia, cars
Vintage Cars: Vintage car information, wikipedia, cars, running board

Vintage Cars: Volvo p1800 E sudden death of engine on hwy, fuse block, oil gauge
Vintage Cars: Volvo p1800 E sudden death of engine on hwy, fuse block, oil gauge, volvo 1800

Vintage Cars: vin#, unit sequence, body specs
Vintage Cars: vin#, unit sequence, body specs, wayne michigan

Vintage Cars: vin number location, sheet metal, fender
Vintage Cars: vin number location, sheet metal, fender, bolts

Vintage Cars: volvo 1800e, pan gasket, rear seal
Vintage Cars: volvo 1800e, pan gasket, rear seal, gasket

Vintage Cars: ford Thurderbird, ford thunderbird, ford thuderbird
ford thunderbird, ford thuderbird, www google com: Hi Mike, I believe the T-Bird 4-door hardtop was 1967-71. You should be able to find a photo by going to the www.google.com Search Engine, clicking on images and then typing in Ford Thuderbird 4 door hardtop, or 1971 Ford Thunderbird 4 door, or something...

Vintage Cars: ford, model a restorers club, model a ford club
model a restorers club, model a ford club, ford roadster: As the Model A was brand new for 1928, I doubt there are many differences between its inaugural and second years. BUT- this is one car that s been researched from one end to the other, with outstanding club support. I d contact one of the following clubs...

Vintage Cars: frame for 62 laurentian, pontiac oakland club, canadian pontiac
pontiac oakland club, canadian pontiac, pontiac oakland club international: I am not an expert at Canadian Pontiacs, but one site I visited had the Laurentian looking like it had the body of a Catalina or Bonneville. The Canadian Pontiacs of this vintage used Chevrolet drive trains, but I don t know if they used Chevrolet frames....

Vintage Cars: GTO, 67 gto, troise
67 gto, troise, ebay: Hi Dino, I could only take a rough guess here without seeing the actual car. My reasoning would be like this: 1. A non-original car is worth less than an original car 2. The car sounds like a #3 condition, which is average , or a daily driver...

Vintage Cars: Hupmobile Purchase, hemmings website, inch wheelbase
hemmings website, inch wheelbase, ebay: The best place to watch for available Hupmobile cars is the Hupmobile Club itself. There is a monthly newsletter called the Parts Locator that is included in club membership price of $26 per year, and in the Parts Locator , there is a listing of cars that...

Vintage Cars: help on buying a 1954 chevy bel air 4 door automatic, hemmings motor news, collector car market
hemmings motor news, collector car market, ebay motors: Sounds like a whole lot of money for a 54 Chevy sedan, but then again, I m a big fan of the 50 s orphans (Hudson, Studebaker, DeSoto, etc...), and they always sell for much less than Chevies and Fords. Still, if you ve got $11,000 to spend and want a ...

Vintage Cars: hesitation!, master mechanic, quadrajet
master mechanic, quadrajet, t claim: In my experience (and I don t claim to be a master mechanic) every hesitation issue like you mention in carburetor equipped cars comes from not enough fuel upon throttle tip-in. That points to the accelerator pump. How new is the Quadrajet? Maybe you...

Vintage Cars: high idle, mass flow sensor, air control valve
mass flow sensor, air control valve, o2 sensors: Marlo, first off do you know what the cold and hot idle are suppose to be? 2000 seems high for cold, 1200 too high for hot? That would be good information, anyway things to check Throttle cable and linkage at throttle body make sure it is not binding...

Vintage Cars: highest land speed recorded chrysler 300, chrysler hemi engine, chrysler 300s
chrysler hemi engine, chrysler 300s, chrysler newport: A 1958 Chrysler 300-D set a record speed of 156 mph on the Bonneville salt flats, which was the last year for the original Chrysler hemi engine (it was replaced in 1959 with the wedge-head V8). The hemi, one of the most powerful V8 engines ever built,...

Vintage Cars: Identify car and year, george johnstone, ford model t
george johnstone, ford model t, mutiny on the bounty: Hmm, He died in 1823 so I doubt that he drove it! The first auto was placed on the road in 1885. ( MERCEDES!) If I had to guess I would say one of three , (1) a 1923-27 Flint B-40 Touring (the wheels are throwing me off as most were steel by this time) (2)1925...

Vintage Cars: Ignition timing and fuel/air mixture, fuel air mixture, water condensation
fuel air mixture, water condensation, mercedes benz: your way may in fact be the best way, I have found some specs for an 81 280 which may help. I do know that to set the timing on your car requires a special dynamic timing light dwell angle at 1500 rpm for transistorized ignition 33 to 51 degrees advance....

Vintage Cars: Info on old cars, chrysler new yorker, classic buick
chrysler new yorker, classic buick, classic chrysler: Search the Internet using Google or Yahoo!, and use search terms like classic Chrysler forums or classic Buick websites with forums. Once you ve found a site with a forum, register with it and you can ask all the questions you want in the appropriate...

Vintage Cars: Inline 8 cyl casting number, pierce arrow, straight 8s
pierce arrow, straight 8s, fire engines: So many companies made inline 8s (Pontiac, Olds, Buick, Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Chrysler, Studebaker, just to name but a few), that I d have no idea where to start. Do you know how old the engine is, or where it came from? Pierce-Arrow straight 8s were made...

Vintage Cars: ignition coil, english cars, polarity
english cars, polarity, neg: Sorry about the delay: I was away. On positive grounds (lots of 1950s-60s English cars) the negative is live, and goes from the ignition switch to the negative coil terminal. (Check that it s the right wire with a testing light: it must go live when the ignition...

Vintage Cars: Klino dating back to the 1930's, pertinent info, auto manufacturers
pertinent info, auto manufacturers, plastering: Sorry, but all the pertinent info I could find on the Klino I posted with that previous answer. When I did a general web search on Klino, a lot of the responses were in French, so you re on the right track. There were literally thousands of auto manufacturers...

Vintage Cars: Klino vintage car 1930's, time kind, great depression
time kind, great depression, vintage car: I ve been asked about the Klino before, but I m afraid I can find virtually no information on it, let alone any photos. It s one of those many makes that were made in the handfuls in the 1920 s, then died due to larger makes taking over the market, and/or...

Vintage Cars: "L" car, chrysler 300, coupes
chrysler 300, coupes, convertibles: I suppose he could be referring to almost ANYTHING, but the first thing that came to my mind was the 1965 Chrysler 300 L. This was the last letter-series 300 model produced, 2,405 coupes and 440 convertibles. That may be more than a 100 or so, but trust...

Vintage Cars: Looking for classic car parts., hemmings motor news, classic car parts
hemmings motor news, classic car parts, arid southwest: It s true that GM no longer manufactures body parts for 40-plus-year-old vehicles, but that doesn t mean they aren t necessarily available. If you had something as popular as a Mustang, then you could actually buy a brand-new fender, hood or trunk (made by...

Vintage Cars: little old car's name, bmw isetta, little old car
bmw isetta, little old car, bmw dealer: No doubt, you re referring to the Isetta. Believe it or not, most of them were built by BMW, but a few other companies made them as well (I think Fiat may have made some, along with another Italian company who s name escapes me). One door at the front, to...

Vintage Cars: Mercedes 380 SL 1983, mercedes 380, floor pans
mercedes 380, floor pans, 450sl: Overall this is a solid car, the engine has been known to have some issues For model year 1981, Mercedes substituted a lighter, more efficient all-alloy 3.8 liter V-8 for the old reliable iron-block 4.5-liter V-8. And along with it came trouble. The engine...

Vintage Cars: Mercedes convertible problems., easy job, hinge
easy job, hinge, pdf file: Hmm, you will have to remove back panel ( where the handle is) to access the cable. Not an easy job, but just no other way to release from the trunk or above. Hope that helps and good luck Also I did find in my maintenance manual that you can snake a...

Vintage Cars: Mercedes SL convertible, menlo park ca, timing chains
menlo park ca, timing chains, safe cars: Some would say those are the best years!. My only issue is the bumpers, they look a little big for me, but they had to meet federal regulations In any respect , you will find these years with ABS,Air bags, anti theft alarm and back to dual timing chains....

Vintage Cars: Mercury Monterey convertibles and 2-door hardtops with factory air, mercury monterey, hardtops
mercury monterey, hardtops, many cars: Monterey convertible production: 1959 4,426 1960 6,062 1961 7,053 1962 5,489 1963 3,783 1964 2,592 1965 4,782 (last year for a Monterey conv., all Mercury convertibles starting in 66 were either Park Lanes or S55s.) Ford didn t keep records...

Vintage Cars: MG Midget Battery Connection, starter solenoid, battery connection
starter solenoid, battery connection, negative terminal: I don t know that Midget personally; but be careful. It s very likely a positive ground car. You should find that the battery terminals (and the posts on the battery) are slightly different diameters, and that the terminals only go on properly (good fit) one...

Vintage Cars: MG wheel nuts, wheel nuts, hand thread
wheel nuts, hand thread, cheers: Ralph It depends on what year your MG is but if they are standard wheel nuts they are clockwise to do up. If they are knockons then the directions are indicated by an arrow on the chrome wingnut - clockwise again to do up. No not self locking - should...

Vintage Cars: MGB cold weather adjustments, spark plug wires, silicone grease
spark plug wires, silicone grease, float chamber: I m afraid that s not much information, but let s try, based on the sudden change in behavior. 1) I am assuming that the 1974 still has points. Poor ignition adjustment often shows up when the weather gets cold and *damp*. Make sure your points are clean...

Vintage Cars: MGTD Ignition key, moss motors, series mg
moss motors, series mg, case questions: Not definite; sorry... I think it s highly unlikely you will find 1) a good enough locksmith and 2) a correct blank. I would suggest a new switch, complete with keys. In either case (questions about blanks, and about replacement switches)I would call Moss...

Vintage Cars: MUSTANG, mustang, shelby
mustang, shelby, photograph: I haven t seen the movie (and don t intend to, considering the level of violence in it), but I did find one photo of a Mustang associated with the movie, a close-up of the front of the car. I think it s the star of the movie crouched in front of it, so I...

Vintage Cars: Mustangs, boss 429 mustang, 1969 boss 429
boss 429 mustang, 1969 boss 429, decent shape: You re right- that s a dream car! VERY rare and valuable, too. A genuine 429 Boss, in halfway decent shape, is close to $100,000, and the best examples are 2-3 times that. If you find one for a lot less, then it s a parts car, or it s not a genuine Boss...

Vintage Cars: Mysterious red car??, music video clip, price model
music video clip, price model, red car: I found a clip on YouTube, a video shot in an all-white studio. There s also a fire truck in the clip- is this the video you re referring to? There are a couple of quick shots of the rear, and one shot of the front of a red convertible. Don t feel bad for...

Vintage Cars: mercedes 380 sl, mercedes 380, monterey ca
mercedes 380, monterey ca, iron block: Overall this is a solid car, the engine has been known to have some issues For model year 1981, Mercedes substituted a lighter, more efficient all-alloy 3.8 liter V-8 for the old reliable iron-block 4.5-liter V-8. And along with it came trouble. The engine...

Vintage Cars: mg vs mgb, invitation to the ball, mgb roadster
invitation to the ball, mgb roadster, wholesale auction: Lindy The MGB is a model that was manufactured in England from 1964 through until 1981. They were available as a roadster (convertible) or as a GT (hardtop. The MGB in both forms has become a collectors item especially the convertible model and in restored...

Vintage Cars: Need help getting an estimate on selling my 1971 malibu chevelle, performer intake manifold, malibu chevelle
performer intake manifold, malibu chevelle, tru blue: If this were a stock Chevelle in decent shape, I could probably give you a pretty good idea. However, with all the customizing to the powertrain and the paint, not to mention the problems (transmissions and upholstery are expensive to fix and/or replace),...

Vintage Cars: Need to locate VIN on '70 Torino, torino gt, ford clubs
torino gt, ford clubs, older cars: I was not able to find a quick answer to your question, so I will point you to some of the various Ford clubs, and I bet there is one specifically for the Torino. Just Google Torino clubs and see what you can find. The clubs may have an expert in that particular...

Vintage Cars: name of automobile?, tiny engine, bmw dealers
tiny engine, bmw dealers, lawnmower engine: Designed and first built by Iso in Italy, this car went on to literally save BMW in the 50 s. You re referring to the unique Isetta. Several websites devoted to this strange little car, and a well-crafted model is available through most BMW dealers...

Vintage Cars: need specs, mercury montclair, mercury products
mercury montclair, mercury products, ford products: For parts, check the classified ads on hemmings.com. You can also pick up their monthly magazine, Hemmings Motors News, at any good news stand. For the specs, I d start with this website: http://www.classiccar.com/forums/. They have a question-and-answer...

Vintage Cars: numbers, olds cutlass, vin number
olds cutlass, vin number, factory specs: It always helps to give more rather than less information. I can find no correlation to those numbers and what is supposed to be in the VIN of a 1970 Oldsmobile. I dont even know where those numbers came from. So without that, I can t help. Here...

Vintage Cars: OIL LEAK FROM REAR MAIN SEAL, corvair owners, oil leaks
corvair owners, oil leaks, sand holes: Keep in mind I m no mechanic, but I do own a 65 Corvair, so I m certainly familiar with oil leaks. They say it isn t a true Corvair if it doesn t mark its territory with oil! Seriously, you said you ve had to replace the rear main seal many times, and I...

Vintage Cars: Oil Viscosity for 1964 Bonnneville, shell rotella t, oil viscosity
shell rotella t, oil viscosity, seal leaks: Shell Rotella is a good oil, but it isn t that much different from a lot of other quality oils. You can run synthetic in it, and I would stick with a 10-30 or 10-40 oil. If you don t drive it in cold weather, a straight 30 weight is also OK. If you DO...

Vintage Cars: Old Ford Rims, ford rims, desktop windows xp
ford rims, desktop windows xp, ford trucks: Post a photo of the rims on this site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/index.php Scroll down to the appropriate forum (there are several that could work for what you need) and post your question there. I ve been having MANY issues with my Gateway...

Vintage Cars: Olds 442 1969 Hood Stuck, pliars, best guess
pliars, best guess, olds 442: The first thing to try is to have someone push down on the hood while someone else tries to use the lever. Be careful not to put a dent in the hood! If that doesn t work, you could try to see if you can get an arm up behind the grill and get ahold of the...

Vintage Cars: Orginal radio and amplifier 1956 chevy, hemmings motor news, 56 chevy
hemmings motor news, 56 chevy, polaroid camera: These are so simple, hard to imagine that the diagram would be needed, but then I have been stumped by seemingly simple stuff many times! This brings up the point that when taking stuff apart, have note cards handy and a polaroid camera (do they still...

Vintage Cars: Original cost of a 1951 Mercury Monterey convertible, mercury monterey, automobile pricing
mercury monterey, automobile pricing, automobile production: First a word about automobile pricing in the late 40s and early 50s. There were no window stickers like we see today; manufacturers did have suggested list prices, but it was up to the integrity of the dealer to accurately tell you what they were. A small...

Vintage Cars: octane booster, 455 olds, octane boost
455 olds, octane boost, octane boosters: I haven t needed to use these in quite some time, but they were an absolute necessity for my 68 Imperial with the 440. Problem was, I had to use 2-3 cans per tankful IN ADDITION to premium unleaded to eliminate any knocking, so you can imagine how expensive...

Vintage Cars: oddball car, car lotus, mazdas
car lotus, mazdas, bricklin: ...Shaped similar to a Corvette or a Javelin, but it was neither... Could it have been an AMX? Basically, a two-seater version of the Javelin. Beyond that, I really need more info, but I ll take a shot at some oddball names: TVR, Monteverdi, Alpine,...

Vintage Cars: old windshields, studebaker club, hemmings motor news
studebaker club, hemmings motor news, wind shields: You could try looking through a copy of HEmmings Motor News. They have last months issue on their web site: http://www.hemmings.com If they are Studebaker you could contact a Studebaker club and advertise there. You could also put them on E-bay, but...

Vintage Cars: older vin numbers, ford truck enthusiasts, vin numbers
ford truck enthusiasts, vin numbers, vin number: Try asking this question on the forums section of Ford Truck Enthusiasts (www.ford-trucks.com). I personally know of no search engine that uses the older 11-digit VIN, but those guys at FTE know EVERYTHING about Ford trucks, so that s the best place to start...

Vintage Cars: opera windows, automobile age, nelson rockefeller
automobile age, nelson rockefeller, horse drawn carriages: Hi Dorothy, Opera windows get their name from the days of elegant horse drawn carriages, which had small windows available to the passengers sitting well back in the coach. Presumably, they could look out but not be easily seen themselves. Sort of an elegant...

Vintage Cars: origianl purchase, vehicle identification number, jury duty
vehicle identification number, jury duty, purchaser: My apologies for taking so long to respond. Between jury duty and my mother being rushed to the hospital, I haven t been near a computer for a week. There are only two sources for such paperwork: the original purchaser of the car, or the dealer that sold...

Vintage Cars: original body graphics (strips), ford f 100, john fritz
ford f 100, john fritz, ford trucks: Try posting your question in the appropriate forum of this site: http://www.ford-trucks.com In their Forums area is a section devoted just to 1973-1979 Ford F-Series pickups. If the stripes are available, then someone on there will know where to find...

Vintage Cars: Paint, wet sandpaper, orange peel
wet sandpaper, orange peel, thin cloth: This is bad orange peel from incorrec pressure and maybe not the correct thinning of the paint. I am not a real painter, but understand the basics. Now that you have the problem, buffing my make it a little better, and you can really do this by hand...

Vintage Cars: Painting a vintage car, value originality, paint job
value originality, paint job, value of a car: I don t see how it can be done. First, if the original paint is in good condition, then you WILL devalue the car some, at least to those that value originality and correctness. Second, if the original paint is good, and you paint over it, you will pretty...

Vintage Cars: Please Help - Price on Parts Vintage Parts, hemmings motor news, vw section
hemmings motor news, vw section, vw cabrio: We have a 78 VW cabrio, but I haven t had to buy or sell any VW parts in a long time. I really have no idea what to ask, maybe when you get there, just look around at other vendors to get an idea. Also, check online for VW clubs with classified sections...

Vintage Cars: Plymouth Cuda, plymouth cuda, google search
plymouth cuda, google search, chrysler factory: Not sure what you mean, Rickie. You mean which Chrysler factory, or the street address or ???? I would think the best way to learn this is to get your particular VIN #, if you own this car, and have it translated...usually the VIN or a data plate on the...

Vintage Cars: Pontiac engine code numbers, pontiac engine, code numbers
pontiac engine, code numbers, lemans: Jim, Assuming the engine has not been decked (that wipes out the engine sampings on the pad on the passenger side of the block just under the head), you just check the numbers. Here is a web site that will tell you what codes denote what engine. If...

Vintage Cars: Pontiac, pontiac laurentian, yadda yadda
pontiac laurentian, yadda yadda, barret jackson: Barry, All I can do is make a wild guess. Remember that four door sedans are at the bottom of the pool for collector cars. Also, you have the small engine, and it needs quite a bit of work. A road worthy car is always worth something, but to be honest,...

Vintage Cars: Pricing a 1971 Chevelle Malibu Convertible, 1971 chevelle malibu, tilt wheel
1971 chevelle malibu, tilt wheel, ss model: Hi Helen, This isn t an easy car to price without seeing it. But presuming it s still attractive and is NOT an SS model, prices can vary between $10,000-$15,000. Condition really counts for a lot here, as does originality. If the car has been repainted,...