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About misterc9

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  1. Years ago I bought an 81 Cadillac with a sugared gas tank. I got it cheap because everyone was afraid of it. Fuel injection hadn't been out long and was still a little mysterious. I had the tank cleaned out,fuel lines filter and new injectors etc. Fuel system wise everything was fine. It ran terrible. Four lifters were stuck in the collapsed position. They were glued down solid with hardened sugar. Maybe the sugar got there from the gas or they also sugared the oil. It ran fine after a new set of lifters.
  2. Some cars in that era had a grease fitting on the pedal pivot . You could access it from under the car.
  3. Frozen wheel cylinder on left? Did they align the front end after the frame straightening job?
  4. Did you try tapping the starter while someone holds the key in the start position?
  5. This was done all the time when six volt cars were common. Make sure everything in the car is turned off. Take the cables off as soon as it starts. Be careful of positive or negative ground. When you were stuck and needed a jump you couldn't be fussy.
  6. New cars sold in New York State since 1994 are required to have California emission systems. The first ones came with a special NY emission sticker under the hood. 1996 and newer have a standard California emission sticker under the hood.
  7. I had a 51 chevy with Powerglide. You can unbolt the bottom of the dipstick tube from the transmission case and remove it. The screen is inside there and can be removed and cleaned and put back. You may need a new gasket. In 1970 the trans in mine started slipping. I checked the screen and it was completely plugged with crap. I took the screen out and cleaned it,put it back then drained it and put new fluid in. It worked great after that.
  8. Years ago OSHA would come around to inspect engine rebuilding plants. They would fine the plants for each crankshaft they found standing on the floor. They considered the standing crankshafts safety hazards because they could tip over and hurt someone. Those racks were a way to comply with regulations.
  9. Ford called their Police car engine Intercepter.
  10. That certainly sounds like the NYS DMV. I have had different clerks in the same DMV do that.
  11. Mr Psevins the original poster has a 55 Buick Super.
  12. I looked this up in a 66 Hollander. It says the 56 trans with it's Ujoint fits 55 Special and Century only. But I have found that different year Hollander interchanges vary and are often expanded or limited from issue to issue.
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