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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.
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    To pay or not to pay?...

    I did it for many years; doing, organizing, and attending car shows and asking car owners to pay to enter. All the while the spectators, got in free. Oh yes a lot of businesses would ask us to arrange a show or cruise to draw people into the business, I do get that. Now to be honest some people are just naturally vain; and want other people to "see what they have"; but for the most part the majority or car owners just like to be around other car owners. Don't even get me started on the judging! Some person comes around to judge my car; and that person has never restored anything, let alone an automobile, with the myriad of separate systems that are involved in making a car work. And then the lucky owner (maybe not the most deserving) gets to flaunt the trophy around. Some judges are excellent, and know a wealth of automotive knowledge. I still feel the old saying, "Drive it and Enjoy it", is the best policy. OK: I checked my spelling, nzcarnerd. My excuse, I was watching a NASCAR while typing tonight. thank you
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    Indian Sidecar is this Expensive ? ?

    Welcome to the world of Vintage Motorcycles! intimeold
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    Paint Color Opinions

    Not getting in the original verses modified color discussion; only you can decide what you can live with. Just my opinion, The body and roof combination, that your car has; look great on that car. The (scallop), I too am not crazy about the black; consider just making the scallop white. It seems to change the whole look of the car, in my opinion. But I don't own the car. intimeold
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    Dangerous hydraulic jack

    Yes the missing saddle is a major problem? If you notice the saddle's mount (the saddle fits in the big hole), the mount with the hole then goes up pretty much level ; as the jack goes up, the mount pivots. The jack is not intended to be used without the saddle. Another thing also, maybe not in this case; but the jack must be used on a hard surface. So one side or other or front or back of the jack doesn't sink into soft ground or even soft macadam. I bought out a guy's workshop one day and one of these Chinese jacks was with the tools for sale. The jack was twisted. I first thought is was used for a load to heavy for it; but the guy said he was using it in his gravel driveway. One side of the jack sunk in the gravel a little and the jack got twisted. After seeing that, I only use one of my, 2 old Walker jacks around my shop. I know they sold a million plus of these little jacks; but they are not too sturdy; even if the saddle is is installed properly. intimeold
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    1964 Karmann-Ghia convertible - For Sale

    Is that rust on the rear bumper? No it can't be.
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    Double Clutching

    Yes, mrspeedyt I thought that too; but didn't want to really confuse some. The 13 speed Road Ranger trans, was ideal for that; but of course it has syncros intimeold
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    Double Clutching

    Here is another thought. Don't rule out a gear oil change Lubricants have come a long way from the beginning of the start of the automobile. Of course some of the very thick gear lubes, may not have a modern equivalent. 1. From my own experience: BMW early airhead motorcycles, have a great transmission; but it likes to be shifted on-time (Revs), and torque load, plus shifted positively. BMW uses an automotive type transmission and dry clutch; not your typical motorcycle transmission integrated with the engine. Synthetic gear lube really makes a huge difference. Better shifting, no crunching, just smoother. 2. 1990's Mitsubishi/Eagles and Chrysler/Talons, had a gearbox that was a cruncher and hard shifting. I had Talon 5-speed that while in warranty I had the synchronizers replaced to fix this problem. The syncros made it better, but a technician recommended that we try synthetic gear oil. OH MY what a difference. Smoother by a lot and positive engagement every time. I'm not new to double clutching: Many 1940's thru 1960's commercial and Military heavy trucks. Of course the transmissions of the very early cars had very thick lubricants; I'm not sure how to match them up to modern lubricants. intimeold
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    Retired #oldcarprincess

    Victoria, All of us that followed your journeys, in the old car world; are going to miss your posts. Stay Safe in whatever you do intimeold
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    1977 Seville Update Answer Found!

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    1977 Seville Update Answer Found!

    Yes, Jack M I have that tool, it may be a K-D tool company, or Snap-On The inside expanding jaws slip right in the groove in the lifter; where the snap ring is, that holds the hydraulic lifter together. Normally the lifters come out with a little struggle. But some cases are really serious, with the mushrooming. Back to the lifter puller: The jaws are hardened steel ; but I'm sure they can be broken. I have never broken one of those tools yet; they are very strong. BUT I start out by using good old Vise-Grips and a curved pry-bar on stubborn lifters. The pry-bar will have a curved hook, on one end. Get a good hold on the lifter with the Vise-Grips, and really good vise grips; and try to work the lifter up and down, repeatably. Hook the pry-bar under the Vise-Grips and leverage between the engine block and pry up on the Vise Grips. Hard one take a few try's at this. Just saves beating the jaws all up on the $$$ slide hammer puller; if they are really really tight.. As for the damage to the lifter bore, from the mushroomed lifter; you will just have to asses if any damage was done, to each bore. intimeold
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    1977 Seville Update Answer Found!

    Yes Sir, I know. But, I for one would have walked you through it, over the phone. We would take one wire, hose, bracket at a time. Seriously, we could have done it, with your help, over the phone. Then once the covers were off, a closer look, by a trained eye, may have been needed. And yes it does take some time getting all the gunk away from the covers, to lift them off. intimeold
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    1977 Seville Update Answer Found!

    a ha, The verdict is in. Cams DO go bad in an Olds engine. But of course I know that, because we had a few in the shop. Probably from poor lubrication, oil not changed routinely, but who knows now. We can only speculate now. Remember several of us clearly stated, "take the valve cover off, and check the valve operation" and go from there. About he easiest way to eliminate the valve train as a problem.
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    Please ID this relic

    That is a Mercury emblem. The wings represent speed. intimeold
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    77 Seville Noise update

    Yes, I have seen plugged exhaust system, cause the inability to get up to full power. Catalytic converters are the main culprit there; but also saw dual walled exhaust pipes, collapse inward. Big V-8 Fords and Mercury seemed to have this problem. The header piped was dual walled; and collapsed right where the left and right engine bank merged. Found that by removing header to manifold bolts and dropping the Y-pipe, the engine would achieve full revs. But you could not see the collapse until you removed the Y-pipe from the exhaust pipe leading to the muffler. Saw several like that. Keep looking you will find it; these tips are only suggestions