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  1. Now, this is really something different. Has it's own way of being Cute! intimeold
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    Is this car worth something.

    Sad to see a car, that was at least presentable in 1978 ( the dash plaques, pop riveted to the cowl); to look like this today. Of course it is worth something; probably a 1937 Buick owner, out there needs a parts car. To restore this car today; the restoration $$$ costs would far exceed the finished value. intimeold
  3. I was a Ford service technician during the mid to late 1980's; saw every known problem a Ford could have. Your problem: When I stop, I need to keep my foot on the accelerator to keep the car from stalling. Pretty easy to diagnose, if it were in my shop. Not familiar with the after market ignition; the stock ford will work great, if the system is up to Ford specs. Yours may be good, but without checking it I am Not commenting on it. 1. I would make sure there is not a vacuum leak. Those cars sometimes had a vacuum "tree", on the intake manifold somewhere, to have a source of vacuum to operate something, like a vacuum brake booster. Check there first, a missing vacuum cap or hose off will cause the symptoms, you have. 2. Carb just put on ?? Check the base gasket to the manifold, or carb to manifold spacer. Saw this sooo many times; wrong gasket, or torn gasket. Same symptoms 3. The stumbling may be a faulty vacuum ignition advance unit. I don't have any ides what you after market ignition has . This won't affect idle and your stalling at idle; but it will affect drive ability when pulling out from a dead stop. 4. I also would go back and look at the PVC valve. Depending on the emission level and part of the USA where the car was sold new, determines the use of PVC valve on these early 289's. If it is a car that originally had a PVC make sure it is the correct one. This problem mimics your symptoms. Some 1966 289 Mustangs had PVC valves. A PVC valve is Not a one size fits all. 5. Of course maybe an intake manifold gasket problem. 6. Maybe something else, but from the owner's remarks, which I added to my post, I am looking first at a manifold/carburetor problem; gasket, hose, valve, a leak somewhere. intimeold
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    1936 Lincoln Model K LeBaron Sport Coup

    I just love the look of these cars, and I too would have thought they would bring more money. But of course the blue one selling for, under $100,000, is still out of my price range. The closest I have gotten to the Lincolns was a 1940 Mercury; and I loved that car also.
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    Help Me ID These Traction Bars

    There were any aftermarket companies, offering a full array of speed parts in the late 1950's and 1960's. If your parts do not have a company logo, your only shot at identification is finding someone that has the same set in original packaging. intimeold
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    1934 Terraplane Sport Coupe

    Very Nice
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    1954 Chevy Bel air. An impossible restoration?

    Just reading the above posts; you may do better by passing on this car. To much time and $$$$ to rebuild something that has limited appeal. Don;'t get me wrong, I have owned 4 - door Chevy's and others , but never spent much for them. Great cars to drive, but hard to recoup and money spent on them. Buy them in running or near running condition, and have fun with them. Your car, is going to need lots of everything.
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    A window into the life of a car dealer

    As a semi-retired auto,truck, motorcycle dealer; I look back on some of the crazy things, some customers tried to pull. Just a a few years ago a customer had approached us in trying to find a 1970's certain classic Japanese motorcycle. The bike is currently one of the hottest, affordable, collectible, being sought out. We had one in storage, a nice, low mile, original bike. Had been in storage for several years; so it needed a thorough going over, even to be a really nice driver. He say's he has this certain amount of $ to buy one. OK, we have your bike; showed him pictures and then the actual bike. Got it out of storage, and put a battery in it; and a few other checks and the bike was running and driving. Ran nice too, and looked even better. Here is your bike! But wait, he goes down the street to a new OEM dealer and wants them to do an estimate on getting it "show ready". They knew we had this bike and concurred it is a nice one. But he wanted an estimate for new tires, not just a tune-up but an engine check to include any disassembly needed, some new cables, and a little chrome and paint work. Of course they were trying to judge is level of "show ready", and the potential cost. Remember this is a pretty nice bike. Fast forward ahead: He gets his estimate and says, " I will buy this bike at your price minus the "show ready" estimate. we say: The bike is still for sale at our offered price, (even though we screwed around with him for 2 weeks). He seemed not to understand and got upset. Conversation Over, Don't come Back intimeold
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    1964 Ford Falcon

    From your pic, the car has the Sprint emblems; and the body seems in good condition, (especially to an East Coaster like me). This car is a very desirable, certainly has potential. It probably deserves a full restoration; but that doesn't answer your question. I would try to find inside garage storage, until you have the time, to devote to a full restoration. intimeold
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    Not exactly round, ????????

    Sure looks like damage on the left side at 9:00 O'Clock,. That flat spot is not original. There is more damage, at the 1:00 o,clock position
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    1941 Lincoln cabriolet

    And another Indian motorcycle, lurking in the last pic. intimeold
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    1929 Stutz for sale

    Nice, I saw it laying on the running board, and took a quick double-take intimeold
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    1977 Seville Update

    Good to hear, that you have taken steps to get the car, up and running again. intimeold
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    Help needed to identify Gauge Cluster?

    Both sets of pics of the gauges, appear to be the exact same pics. The patina is remarkably identical. Hum! But after a closer look, they are not identical. intimeold
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    antique air cooled engine

    I think the original poster is asking a general question about, how well do air-cooled engines work. If I am wrong I apologize; but I will go ahead and tell of some of my experience with air-cooled engines. First of all I grew up with air-cooled motorcycles. In the late 1960's and early 1970'S; the majority of off-road and motocross motorcycles were air-cooled. A Huge weight savings was realized, less weight more speed, power at a lower cost. Of course liquid cooling has advanced light years, since then. Then automobiles, I like most of us had a few VW's. Again less weight, lower cost. Moved on to Corvairs, of all types and different horse power ratings. If you never owned a 140 horsepower, 4 carb, 4 speed Corsa; you indeed missed something. I never owned the turbo. I own a farm, and had various tractors of all sizes and makes. I still have one Deutz. The most efficient Tractors were those made by Deutz-Fahr, a German Tractor. More horsepower per cubic inch engine than any thing else. The modern Deutz-Fahr, company was forced out of the US due to stricter emissions and noise ratings. Still can be bought worldwide though. Maybe a few models in the USA but liquid cooled now. Not anywhere near as good as the air-cooled. The liquid cooled engine blocks, tend to deaden the combustion noise a lot better. Sad to see the air-cooled engine is a thing of our past. And Yes, to the first poster, air-cooled engines do work and work very well.