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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.
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    1959 Mercury Montery front brake drums

    Front Brake drum without hub 3 in with 5X5 bolt pattern Ford # MG125B also fits 58 Edsel Corsair and Citation, 57 Merc 368 engine, 57 Merc wagon, 58 Merc with 3 inch brakes, all 59-60 Merc full size. This is from Hollander Their interchange # is 750.Maybe this helps.
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    Running Rich Solutions?

    Your best bet might be to put some highway miles on it to get everything cleaned out. Make sure you have fresh gas in it and that it gets fully warmed up. Then try again to see if there is any improvement.
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    16.5 was tubeless while 16 in was usually tube type. Back then most 16s were the split rim type. Nobody wants to change the old split rim wheels so most of them were scrapped and replaced with one piece wheels. The tire's weight capacity is important when picking tires. Every modern tire has it's weight capacity marked on the sidewall. Example 2000 lbs @ 40 psi This is for each tire. I don't know the truck's weight or if you are putting a camper on. Most trucks had a label somewhere stating the weight for front and rear axles. The tires need to meet or ideally exceed this weight.
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    Converting 1990 Reatta from R12 to R 134

    I did a number of these twenty years ago. Four Seasons AC recommended refilling the converted system with about 80% of the original system's R12 rated capacity. Apparently it took less R134 to do the job. I did a bunch of them this way and had good success. I don't know if they since changed this idea or not.
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    Inspired by Keiser

    What is the grey tow vehicle?
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    1950's Chevy Rear Light ?

    The 51 parking light has chevrons on it. That looks like a 52 Chevy.
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    Caddy + Buick

    This is from the 1966 Hollander Manual. 54-55 Buick Trunk lid , Super and Roadmaster 2 door #347 4 door #376 54-56 Cadillac 60S #408 62 cpe and conv #408 75 and 62 4dr sedan #409 No further interchange on these. Special and Century don't fit. Might be hard to find.
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    Mulling over a barn find

    I have had a mobile locksmith come to the car and pick the ignition lock without taking it apart. He then made a key for it in his van. The only hitch is not everybody stocks the old GM key blanks.
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    A car guy in Vajenya's Governor's Mansion!

    Bill Clinton's Mustang is the actual car he drove in college. I remember when it was restored.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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"