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About misterc9

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  1. How to bench test a new '49 Chevy fuel gauge and sender

    The body of the gauge would be grounded by the screws attaching it to the dash cluster. To bench test you would need to ground the gauge body. Don't let anything short out.
  2. What was your biggest screw up working on the cars

    A guy I knew years ago put a water pump on his Falcon Econoline. He did it in the back yard in the dirt and lost one of the four bolts that held the pump on. So he went down in the cellar and found a replacement bolt in his collection of stuff. He tightened everything up good and filled the coolant up but it took a lot more coolant than it should have. He went to start it up and the starter didn't crank at all. I looked at it.It was locked op tight. I took the water pump back off. The replacement bolt he found was too long but he tightened it up "real good". The too long bolt poked through the #1 cylinder wall and the cylinder completely filled with coolant. That van never ran again. Monday,04:42 AM PSTAA
  3. restoration shop

    The Packard and Lincoln are probably in need of a thorough restoration with all areas. They need to run and drive reliably . They will be driven little if at all. Both have historical significance and are worth the effort and expense.
  4. restoration shop

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a restoration shop? A friend has two cars, an early thirties Lincoln and a late thirties Packard. Both were museum cars and have been in storage for years. They are decent but are stale from sitting. The idea here is to make them showable in a museum again. Both are limousine type big deal cars. They also need to be put in good mechanical shape. They realize this is BIG MONEY. The cars are in Upstate New York. Any recommendations are appreciated. Thanks
  5. Minnesota title question.

    You didn't say what state the car is from. What paperwork comes with it? Does it have a registration or a DMV transfer slip or other documents" Do these have the VIN matching the car"
  6. Coolant Hose Leak

    Try Peremetex Aviation seal in the brush can. Clean the water neck and inside the hose end thoroughly. I wouldn't use silicone.
  7. Brake Light Bulb on Rear Deck

    What make and model is this?
  8. How about when you ask simple specific questions over and over but keep getting nonanswers? Nonanswers mean nonsales.
  9. Why One Noisy Valve?

    Try rotating the suspected tappet around the full 360 in it's bore while measuring every 45 degrees or so. You may find the base of the tappet or the tip of the valve is not worn evenly and the clearance varies. You might be able to find a suitable compromise adjustment or not.
  10. 65 buick riviera kickdown switch

    You should have the 400 Hydramatic with the variable pitch stator. Two of the wires on the switch go to the electrically controlled downshift. The other two are for the electrically controlled variable pitch stator in the torque converter. These transmissions were sometimes replaced with a non variable model when they went bad. I'm looking at a 66 Electra 401 and the switch has four connections on it. There is just a regular dashpot.
  11. 1966 Impala convertible, help with identification

    Hydramatic 400 became available in full size Chevys in 1965 but only on the Mark IV big block V8 . Small block V8,sixes and 409s could get Powerglide but not Hydramatic. Starting in 1968 Hydramatic was optional on any V8 . Some big blocks also used Powerglide.
  12. Throw some dryer sheets under the seat and in the trunk etc.
  13. 1970's GM Air Compressor Leaking Oil

    Some of the national remanufacturers probably still carry this compressor. The one you have might be just worn out and not rebuildable. How many times can you fix the same thing?
  14. 1956 Oldsmobile 88 - bleeder valves

    A 56 Olds probably came with a particular size bleeder. Aftermarket wheel cylinders could have a different size. Probably will have to remove and measure the threads on all four to be sure.
  15. Estate Sale Cars & Parts

    Near me in Glens Falls NY there was a factory. On the building it said "Home of Jarts". It's gone now.