misterc9

Members
  • Content Count

    360
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

80 Excellent

About misterc9

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 09/01/1950

Recent Profile Visitors

1,041 profile views
  1. You would need to use an import-export broker to convert the Mexican paperwork for sale in the USA. I don't know what type of title you would end up with. That's a four door sedan not a hardtop.
  2. In NY any auto store or garage that sells oil has to accept old oil for recycling whether you bought it there or not. They will accept up to five gallons at a time at no charge.Some places will accept more. They have to have a sign outside saying so. The same goes for batteries in NY.
  3. GMs of this era suffered from bad connections at the harness plug where the fuel sender plugs into the car's harness. This often caused intermittent fuel pump action or no start at all. Most new fuel pump sender assemblies include a new harness plug repair kit to splice in and fix this problem.
  4. Maybe you are hearing the air ride pump running. The fuel pump should not run more than a few seconds without the engine turning over and giving an ignition spark. The fuel pressure gauge is a must for this type of no start. A noid light to test power to the injectors would be another must.
  5. The car is in Park as they're driving.
  6. Lowes has a good selection of Craftsman tools and honors the lifetime guarantee. I have already exchanged a few tools there. Easy and quick.
  7. That price is for a set of four. The spare tire and wheel is $537 more.
  8. Is the pump mounted lower than the tank? They work best that way because it will be self priming and will only have to push fuel and not have to pull.
  9. Those lines should be double flare tubing. Easy to make if you have a double flare kit.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. misterc9

    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.
  14. 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.