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Vintagecarguy

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  1. Hello all, how much material are you supposed to cut off of the headliner at the end of the headliner bars? Thanks in advance. Vintagecarguy.
  2. Hubert_25-25 and hchris, thank you both very much. I greatly appreciate it.
  3. Larry Schramm, thank you very much. I greatly appreciate it.
  4. Hello all, my grandfather and I are looking at a 1928 Buick 115 series sedan and I was just wondering about the spark control. I know that at sometime in the late 1920s you retarded the spark for starting and then advance it when you went to drive - or once it was running - as there was a mechanical advance on the distributor. Is this the correct procedure for this car? Please let me know. Thanks in advance. Vintagecarguy.
  5. Hello all, what would a car like this be worth? I found the car on craigslist recently and my grandfather and I are going to take a look. I did find that the 80 series never had a phaeton which led me to this discussion. If this was a sedan and is now an open car, how would one go about guessing a value? Is it one of those situations where it is worth whatever someone is willing to pay? It is a pretty interesting car even if it is not strictly original. Thanks in advance. Vintagecarguy.
  6. Hello all, my dad and I were wondering how far the brake pedal should travel before it 'catches.' Before we did anything with the brakes the pedal caught high and was firm, now it is still firm, but it catches pretty low, even lower when it is gear. The car stops okay, but it seems to need a lot of effort, especially when totally stopped. Also it seems to release too easily. The Corvair has been to a mechanic who found a leak and fixed it and then rebled the brakes. The car has a single master cylinder and drums all the way around. Any help and opinions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Vintagecarguy.
  7. So, we ordered new retainer rings and tail light sockets. But we were having an issue where the passenger side would turn on with the wrong filament so we switched the wires and that has solved the brake lights for the most part. The trouble now is that the turn signal circuit for the passenger side comes on, meaning when the brakes are on, the right front parking light/turn signal light is on. Does this have to do with the signal switch adjustment? We have tried to adjust it so that this doesn't happen, but then we do not get a right brake light. Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Vintagecarguy.
  8. Frank DuVal, thank you again. My Dad cleaned the other housing but it seems that the bulb is loose in the socket. We're going to order some new sockets and see if that helps. Also, the turn signal switch needs to be adjusted again because when the brakes are on, both the turn signal goes on front and back on the passenger side. But first the car needs its wheel cylinders and shoes replaced; we found one leaking. Thank you again for all your help.
  9. Frank DuVal, thank you for the information and help. The switch is new. I did center it and now I have brake lights, but when the headlights are on the driverside goes out. However, the driverside my need to be cleaned as it is dim with the brake light and taillight. It just occured to me that we do have one low beam filament burned out. Would this cause any issue? Thank you again for your help!
  10. Well, now my dad and I have more confusion. I replaced the turn signal switch and now we have the brake light on the driver side... but not the passenger side. So, my dad cleaned the housing, and both the brake lights and taillights work. However, we are having an issue where, with the headlights and taillights on, one light goes out, completely, while the other gets brighter when you hit the brakes???? At present the turn signal switch is not hooked up to the lever because the cable is detached from the lever itself and the only way to get to it is by removing the steering wheel. Does anyone know where the switch should be located on its travel to work properly? It seemed that in different positions we got different combinations... at one point I had the turn signal indicator come on.... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Vintagecarguy.
  11. JACK M, thank you for the help. The turn signal system on my car is a little different than the one pictured above. The switch is under the dash attached to the steering column and is actuated by a cable. The lever still 'clicks' when moved so the cancelling device might be okay. Thank you again. Vintagecarguy.
  12. Aaron65, Thank you for the information! I appreciate it.
  13. Hello again all. My father and I noticed that the turn signal lever does not seem to register correctly; meaning that it seems to move too much. Does the steering wheel have to be removed in order to get to the cancelling plate? Also, when we put the car into gear, drive or reverse, the hood rattles. We've narrowed it down to the inner metal liner that is above the spare tire. Is there something we can put there to dampen the sound, or should we try to bend it out slightly? Thanks in advance. Vintagecarguy.
  14. D Yaros, thank you for the help. I am happy that one brake light and the turn signals are all I have to worry about... so far! Thank you again! Bloo, thank you for your help. The taillights are working. The Corvair still uses the original style double filament bulbs. I am beginning to suspect the turn signal switch considering that one brake light is working and the turn signals are not at all. Thank you very much for the help!
  15. Hello all, My father and I finally found a car... a 1962 Corvair 700 sedan with a powerglide. It runs and drives amazingly, very smooth! At present one of the few issues we are having is the left brake light not working and the turn signals are not working. However, everything else, the head and taillights, are working. My dad wanted to know where the wiring harness goes after it leaves the engine compartment? Most of the wires look newer, but are not the original color so it makes it a little tricky to follow on a diagram. Any help would be appreciated. Also, strangely, the taillight sockets seem to be two different ones; two different light bulbs that won't interchange. Could this cause any of the issues? Thanks in advance. Vintagecarguy.
  16. keiser31, I will try to get pictures of the underside as soon as possible. My grandfather is asking $225 for the pair. Thank you for your interest. Vintagecarguy.
  17. Grimy and 39BuickEight, thank you for the information. I will give these locations a look when I am next at my grandfather's house. Thanks again. Vintagecarguy.
  18. For sale are a pair of hood ornament/radiator caps for a mid-1930s Dodge. Have some pitting but in overall good shape. For more information call Al at (203) 209-2856. Please no texts. Located in Stratford, CT.
  19. For sale are a pair of hood ornament/radiator caps for a mid-1930s Dodge. Have some pitting but in overall good shape. Asking $225 for the pair. For more information call Al at (203) 209-2856. Please no texts. Located in Stratford, CT.
  20. Hello all, my grandfather recently bought a 1939 Cadillac 61 sedan. We were wondering where the serial number is located? Thanks in advance. Vintagecarguy.
  21. Hello all, my grandfather recently bought a 1939 Cadillac 61 sedan. We were wondering where the serial number is located? Thanks in advance. Vintagecarguy.
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