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About amberlmansfield

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  • Birthday 06/01/1987
  1. Sometimes the light will stay on, even while cruising along at like, 40 or 50. Other times it won't. Not sure what it is but right now I'm just grateful she's up and running smooth again. Thank you very much, De Soto Frank. Fowlcoon: We did that while we had some down time after accidently kinking the line from the fuel pump to the carburetor. While one was bending the new line the other was cleaning and regapping the spark plugs. (It was during that time that the coil was being ground on the fuel pump) When I first bought the Falcon on April 1st, the first couple things I did was a tune-up a
  2. I was going to take my white 1965 Falcon there, but I don't think that's the best of ideas just yet so I'll probably be just observing this years show. This whole week if it's not too crowded or poor weather I might go up in the Falcon throughout the week until the day of WDC. I'll probably be up at Woodward cruising around just to enjoy it whether the Falcon wants to run smoothly or not. (If not, I'll be in my red '99 Jeep Cherokee Classic) I hope to see ya there. I usually don't stop, I just drive to drive. As for 'our' police... Well, if it was my choice they wouldn't be ours. They're rude
  3. I know I said I would update you guys and let you know what happened... But after everything going on we called an early night. Currently, we have replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter and the metal line leading from the fuel pump to the carburetor because it was so rusty that the brass fitting on the line was rusted onto the line itself. We see no sign of rust, so have left the gas tank alone entirely. Trying to start her up now and she just repeatedly turns over with no true start. At this point we've removed the spark plugs and began cleaning them out and also in hopes of the engine clearing
  4. Thank you very, very much. I appreciate all the help! We managed to track down a fuel pump today and it should be in tomorrow (seeing as she did sit 3-4 years, it won't hurt and it was only about $30 bucks) and we'll probably be installing that tomorrow. I suppose my head was too into the project to stop and consider that rust could have gotten in the gas tank so I'll probably start the day off draining the gas tank and checking for rust, then I'll replace the fuel pump and fuel filter. Hopefully I don't need to go much further then that. Thank you very much, Robin Coleman. I haven't seen any
  5. Oooh... I wish I was there for that! Gorgeous cars set on lovely plot of land. Thank you so much for posting!!
  6. I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I was just wondering how many people from this forum will be present at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan. The Woodward Dream Cruise > Home If you're going it'd be cool to know/see what kind of car(s) you're intending to cruise or park somewhere on Woodward in. Look forward to seeing you all there! Amber
  7. The man before me got the Falcon from someone he knew whose relation to him escapes me, but she sat in a garage for 3-4 years. He started driving her in '09 and drove her for some months before selling to me in April. Until these past 3 weeks or so she ran like a champ which is what's confusing me. She's sat 3-4 years and ran about 1 year afterwards before this problem. The fuel filter looks new to me but I don't know about the fuel pump and the carbuerator has a couple small pieces loose but nothing serious.
  8. Oh where to start? I guess from the beginning. Back when I got my little '93 Toyota pickup (stick and very first car, mind you) I only had my permit. Mother dearest tells me the gas is on the right, clutch is in the middle and brake is on the left. See the problem here? Only having illegally (without a license) driven her automatic minivan at that point, all I could do was listen to her. I managed to start the car because she told be to keep my feet on brake and clutch. Then she tells me to take my feet off of the pedals gradually and move forward. When the truck started sputtering out she sto
  9. Wow... I'm glad you're safe and sound! Sorry to hear about that, that really is horrible. My father had an incident similar. He's a mechanic and has been around cars his whole life. He crawled underneath my mom's old Shadow and kept getting a bad feeling about it. Finally he slid out and no sooner then his head came out from under that car it came crashing down. Everyone needs to be careful doing those things. Me personally, I will never crawl under a car that isn't firmly on the ground or on a 4 post hydraulic lift because of that story. Again, I am glad to know you're okay. God bless you an
  10. I recently got a 1965 Ford Falcon 4 door. We drove her from Fort Gratiot down near Detroit in April 2010. For those unaware, about an hour and a half drive with no problems. Now she keeps making a sputtering want-to-stall sound. When I hit the gas it only gets louder with longer gaps in the sputtering and will occasionally make her stall out entirely. When looking at the temperature it's at about halfway, but the fuel gauge is slightly off so the temperature gauge could be as well. Our first thought was either a charging problem or an overheating problem. To remove the story of why we ended up
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