InkedGhandi

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  1. Turns out that the starter I had just purchased and is only a week old turned out to be really bad. And thanks to the help of someone on this forum found out that my old starter was just fine. But because I am still new to cars I didn't put insulation on the wires so the headers just melted right through them causing the whole car to short out. So that is my plan for this weekend before my first show.
  2. Well last night I tried exactly what you had just explained to me and when I touched the S terminal with the postive battery post all it did was spark. I was told it was a bad solenoid. So that is why today I was going to have it tested out because I was told that how it had started and then smoked real bad I could have burnt out the starter.
  3. Right now I think I need to get the starter re-tested because while trying to take off the wires the ratchet I was using sparked causing the car to start up. Really scary being under a car and it not running the past few days. And when I had some help from a fellow classic car guy talking me through how to test the starter nothing happened at all. It didn't turn at all. Only sparked once when I was told to touch a positive wire to the S terminal. If anyone can tell me anything about this that would be awesome.
  4. The neutral safety switch is how it should be. And the car is in park. I have made sure of that many times. So has my wife. So right now I am trying to figure out if it is the starter or something. It is brand new so maybe my wiring is off.
  5. Recently my '64 wildcat decided to stop running. And I need some major help figuring out the problem. The starter was re-manufactured no more than a week ago, the battery is new, as is the alternator, and I replaced the ignition coil, ignition switch, and also changed the fusible links. And it wont turn over for anything. Everything else comes on except for the starter. And I have had the battery and starter tested and they both test good. So any help would be highly appreciated.
  6. Recently my '64 wildcat decided to stop running. And I need some major help figuring out the problem. The starter was re-manufactured no more than a week ago, the battery is new, as is the alternator, and I replaced the ignition coil, ignition switch, and also changed the fusible links. And it wont turn over for anything. Everything else comes on except for the starter. And I have had the battery and starter tested and they both test good. So any help would be highly appreciated.
  7. I really appreciate your input. I am used to getting vehicle fluid running down my arms whether it is fuel or oil. And I was just going to jack up the front end and take off the pan. I guess I should find a gasket also. Completely forgot about that. Also thank you for letting me know exactly what kind of ATF I need. But one question I had is that recently there seems to be so much pressure that the transmission dipstick gets blown off and it spews all in the hood. What could be the reason for that?
  8. I feel I have to throw in my opinion here. I am only 22 so I am not as knowledgable as some of you other members. But in my personal opinion I think the later years of the classic GTO is underrated. When I had to sell mine I had to try to sell the guy because his wife wanted a classic mustang. My dog wants a classic mustang. The GTO is just in a class of its own.
  9. I am going to take a stab in the dark for you Reggie, but I watch all those car restoration shows and they always have some kind of adaptor for things like that. I am not sure where you can find one but just figured I would let you know.
  10. Ok thank you. I am glad someone knows something about these things. I haven't checked the trans pan. I will do that as soon as i get off. How hard is it to change a transmission filter? I have never even heard of one before.
  11. Which brings up another question. What are both the pans that are underneath? The is a round-ish one closer to the front and then a more square one maybe a foot behind that one. The round-ish one is missing its two back bolts so it just hangs there but no one has an answer as to which one it is.
  12. Ok. It seems like I have to order it offline because no one around here seems to carry anything for a car older than a 1990
  13. I am way too cheap and paranoid about shops messing with my stuff. I like to do it myself. Allows me to learn and pass on my knowledge to the next guy who asks the same question. So this is what I found. Let me know if it is right. Buy B & M GM Vacuum Modulator 20234 at Advance Auto Parts
  14. Is it this one perhaps? Buy BWD Automatic Transmission Modulator Valve VM324 at Advance Auto Parts
  15. Alright sweet. Where do I find said modulator. This is only my second classic so I am still a learning man. Also its nice to know someone else owns a car just like mine. I never even heard of a wildcat until I was looking on craigslist for a classic and it jumped out at me as the car I must absolutely own.
  16. I had the same problem. Only thing is that when I changed the fuses the brake lights and turn signals worked but since my battery keeps dying they refuse to work now. On the inside on the dash and the outside.
  17. I wish I had known that before I put it in my '72 GTO. I put that in there and on the way back from a road trip it overheated and basically ruined my engine. I had to sell the car because I couldn't afford the engine repair. But thank you for that tidbit. Now I know what not to put in my '64 Wildcat. Can't afford another ruined engine.
  18. I know there is probably a post about this already but I have yet to find it. And I need answers quicker than I can find the post. So onto the problem. For some reason why I stop at for any reason and then I try to accelerate again the car revs and then jumps into first gear. Also when i get up to speed, about 50-70, the car seems to not want to stay in the right gear. It is really aggravating. I have checked the fluid and I do everyday before I leave for work and everyday when I go home because I have a small leak. I can't seem to find anything online that could give me answers or parts so I can replace things on my own. Please don't tell me I need a new tranny. If so then sadly enough my wife will divorce me because of all the other bad car decisions I have ever made and the debt I have accumulated over the past 6 months due to them. Even a quick easy fix would be nice, at least long enough for it to last so I can drop it off at a shop when I deploy. Any help would highly appreciated.
  19. Ok sweet. I was going to redo the exhaust anyways. I was thinking 3 in straight pipe but not sure how obnoxious a car like this should be.
  20. I am not sure if I read this right but the 401 was a single exhaust only? Is there a sure way to know what size the engine is? Markings somewhere that I haven't looked yet? My 1964 Buick Wildcat has the dual exhaust but I did notice under the driver side it looks like the exhaust used to sit there and then was changed.
  21. My first car was a 1997 Ford Ranger. My stepdad bought that for me I guess as a graduation gift from high school. As for my first Buick that would be my 1964 Buick Wildcat that I bought 4 days ago for $1500 with the only problem with it being a transmission leak. Everything else had been redone by the guy that owned it before the guy I bought it from if that makes any sense.
  22. It is nice to see so many people into these classic cars. I had a 1972 pontiac gto for two months before I blew the engine. Then trying to keep with the classic cars I purchased a 1964 Buick Wildcat. By the way I am SrA Matta of the United States Air Force.