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    Lost half my electrical.

    Check the fuses with a test light to make sure each fuse has power. Do this with the ignition on. Maybe a fusible link has burned out. Check for a bad ground. These items might share a ground or a power feed.
  2. I think a 200 kilo speedometer for export models is a valid explanation. Probably the best answer.
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    Opinions On This 1936 Cadillac?

    They want 30K for this car but don't even want to wash it. I don't like the practice of showing a picture of another car in an ad like this.
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    Backing up an in-tank fuel pump with an in-line one

    A good way to shorten the life of an intank fuel pump is to run with a plugged up fuel filter. Sometimes when a fuel pump becomes noisy the cause is a restricted fuel filter full of crud. Changing the filter will often get rid of the noise and take the strain off the pump.
  5. In some states abandoned or stolen vehicles that have been recovered are sold at Police auctions. The state will assign a vin # to the car after it is sold and all the paper work is submitted. This vin will be on the new title and a new tag affixed to the vehicle. The tag will usually say assigned identification number and the state name. One reason for this is it frees the new owner of any problems associated with the cars original title ,liens or original owners etc.
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    56 T-Bird Won’t Start

    Did you put a volt meter on the battery with the car running? You should get 13 to 14 volts when you rev it up to 1000 to 2000 RPM. Did you get the battery load tested? Maybe the new battery was low to begin with and the car is not charging it up.
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    Timing a '57 312 Y block

    It's possible the timing marks aren't right. The wrong harmonic balancer or pointer could cause this. The rubber in the balancer could be failed and the outer ring has shifted. You could test for true top dead center on the #1 cylinder, then see if the marks line up. If you have enough swing at the distributor to bring the timing marks to line up with the engine running ,being a tooth off is not the immediate problem. Sounds like the mark shows more advance than it really is.
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    1963 Chrysler power brake photo?

    Where are the wires that plug into it?
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    Portawalls question

    I remember the tires sometimes having bead leaks when using the Portawalls.
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    This 55 Nomad showed up at my work

    That 55 Chevy got 10 mpg in 1968. I had a 55 Chevy V8 Powerglide that didn't get much more than that in town. Also had a 60 283 Powerglide that got 10 mpg in town. These were cheap cars with cheap gas 50 years ago. Mileage didn't matter.
  11. My father worked for the railroad. One day he took me to a train wreck. A whole train load of new 63 Chryslers and Plymouths derailed then went down a steep embankment. They had cranes to hoist the cars out. They smashed the glass out of the cars to put the cable through to lift them out. Plenty of guys were there writing on clipboards. Wish I had a camera that day.
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    1929 Buick battery

    Many new "smart'"chargers won't charge a questionable battery. Try a full size old fashioned garage charger. Take it to a shop after charging and get it load tested. If it won't pass a load test it won't crank the starter properly if it cranks at all.
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    1948 Car Production

    That 1948 production total sounds low. 3.9 million is shown in The Last Onslaught On Detroit . It also shows the totals for nineteen US makes.
  14. A common problem with old power windows is chafed or broken wires in the flexible conduit where the drivers door opens. With the door panel off you can check these from inside the door. Pull on the wires one by one to see if they are intact and have a little pull back to them.
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    Failed Again! 1977 Seville

    In New York we don't have the tailpipe sniffer. We do have to have the check engine light not on to pass inspection. A vehicle with a check engine that won't stay off can get a waiver to get an inspection certificate. The vehicle owner after spending a certain amount of money on repairs can furnish receipts for emission/check engine light work to an inspection station. These receipts would need to be for work relevant to the problem and from a registered repair shop. The inspection station can then apply for and then get the waiver to issue an inspection certificate. California must have something similar to this. I don't know what gas is available in CA. I would think a non feedback car would run leaner on gasohol than no alcohol gasoline. I might even try adding a small amount of E85 to dilute the fuel. Nobody wants to put gasohol in their old car but. I don't know how far over the limit you are rich. Maybe the fuel difference wouldn't even help it.