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About misterc9

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  1. Those lines should be double flare tubing. Easy to make if you have a double flare kit.
  2. Chevy V8s in that era did not use gaskets between the head and exhaust manifold. Aftermarket gaskets were available but not usually necessary. When assembling they put grease on the mating surfaces. Heat from running sealed it up good. I can't swear your particular car was made that way though.
  3. We went there more than once, Gaslight Village , the rides and the auto museum. We once saw Howard Hughes' air tight sealed germ proof car in 1980 or 81. I have pictures but don't know where they are right now.
  4. The 60 Buick starter was activated by flooring the gas pedal with the key on. There was a switch on the carburetor connected to the throttle that activated the starter. The switch also prevented the starter from engaging when the engine was running.1960 was the last year for this. Packard used a similar setup.
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    Battery polarity

    Yes it can be done. If the battery is flat dead and you hook up the charger backward ,negative lead to positive post and positive lead to negative post. The battery will charge with reverse polarity. I have seen this done by accident.
  6. I had an early 58 Pacer with vacuum wipers and a new booster pump. The wipers slowed to almost nothing on every hill. I believe vacuum wipers were standard on Ranger and Pacer and electric was optional at extra cost.
  7. That second key scam would really make me mad. The whole thing is maddening. Those devices that can shut a car down remotely have been around for a long time.
  8. I have a 1995 Champion catalog. It says Pontiac 1932-1954 all models RJ12C gap .025 . It says RJ19LM is colder, then RJ17LM is colder yet, then RJ6C is coldest. Any of these numbers without the R would be good too. Without the C will also work. Also J11C. Don't get ones with a Y in the number. Maybe this will help
  9. You might want to take the double switch out of the circuit. Then see what happens. If things start working then the double switch is bad.
  10. That looks like brake dust from metallic pads. A good alloy wheel cleaner might take care of that. Maybe more than one application using a small plastic brush. Don't get any on the plastic center. As stated above alloy wheels were an option on those cars.
  11. Some people have more money than brains but at least he has that " trusted" shop to rely on.
  12. A 195 thermostat is too hot for that car. 160 or 180 would be better. If the thermostat doesn't have a steam vent hole in it drill your own. A 1/8th inch hole is plenty. Did you check your ignition timing? Retarded timing can cause overheating.
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  14. In 1970 or so ESSO had a promotion " Put a tiger in your tank " to promote their gasoline. They handed out tiger tails to hang out of your gas tank.
  15. You didn't say what kind of car this is. They sell high performance pulley kits that slow down the engine accessories to cut down horse power loss used to drive them. The slowdown is most noticeable at idle. Maybe a previous owner installed a set. Maybe you could compare your pullies to another car like yours.