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  1. look into all of the above ideas AFTER you reverse flush the cooling system. sounds very much like restricted flow thru either, or both, the radiator , heater core.
  2. back in the day, some fool challanged me in my 1965 GTO. we came up to a stoplight and i nailed it. went about 50 feet before i came to a sudden stop. towed it to the shop and removed the diff cover to find all of the bolts in the 4:11 posi unit resembling poorly made pretzels. $100 bucks later, i had a tempest rear assembly with 3:06 gears in there.took all of an hour to do. i've done differential overhauls and they are only a little less painful than getting poked in the eye with a sharp stick. had some amazing top speed after that swap
  3. from your photos, that award was well deserved. and i think there is plenty of room for both restorations and hot rods in car shows. after all, how can the younger folks appreciate the hot rods without having any idea what those cars looked like in stock form.i'm wondering if that hudson might have been some of the inspiration for the el camino?
  4. somewhere some one is drooling at the prospect of putting a chevy LS in that nash.
  5. in simpler terms, it's a tool to install whatever seal fits on it for any type of application. yes, often referred to as a J tool.
  6. i'm sure this is way too simple for the nuclear physics project you have embarked on, but have you tried to see how it cranks with the spark plugs removed? that would tell you if problem is electrical or mechanical.
  7. if you suspect the turn signal switch, simply unplug it at the steering column and see if the problem stops if it continues then, try unplugging the brake light switch.
  8. there is still plenty of rural property in slower, lower, delaware. however, it is NOT near the beach areas of Lewes or Rehoboth beach. this area has been way overdeveloped and traffic there can be a nightmare. unlike other beach areas, there are a lot of people who live there year round. i live in a small town about a half hour from the beach and here it is still very laid back. the locals here never venture near the beach areas from may thru september. but a little due diligence will let you find a nice place for retirement living, and tax free shopping.
  9. more like a fancier chevy impala than an olds 88
  10. okay, here's a thought. maybe the older cars wern't all that bad at all.most us people might think they did. hell, they were all built like tanks anyway.the DMV's didn't track the milage much back then so it's possible that those cars went a lot farther than
  11. my only question is, was it submerged if fresh or salt water?
  12. you can still buy them and display them on your car here in delaware. tag number must be below 88000 to be legal but there are many on the road that have higher numbers. they rarely get ticketed for it.
  13. i'm obviously not a chemist lol, i just thought about the gas that kills you in auto exhaust. pretty much any non-flammable gas would work i guess
  14. if i remember correctly, vacuum is used to CLOSE the headlight doors. no vacuum, lights stay visible, safety default.
  15. all of those methods work, but to make it quick and easy, simply run the engine(can be from a different car), and place a hose from the tailpipe to the tank filler.that will fill the tank with carbon monoxide, and render it safe to use a torch. i've done this a few times.
  16. i seem to remember seeing only a handful of these factory units when i worked at the GM assembly plant in wilmington delaware in the mid 60's. we built full size chevies and buick wildcats and lesabres there.
  17. to add to a very good previous post, ALWAYS use a pressure brake bleeder. eliminates the need of a helper on the pedal.
  18. and after you spend a couple grand replacing the entire fuel system, and having the same problem, spend another 15 minutes, and correct that vacuume leak.
  19. i was a sales manager at a subaru dealer back in the 80's. we ran a promotion for new subys that was buy one, get one free. the free one was a yugo. i was buying new ones at the auction with c/o's for around a grand.
  20. remove the carb, turn it upside down and look for a small plug that is usually driven into bottom of fuel bowl for acess. mix a little dab of epoxy and cover it up. this was a common problem on rockchester carbs. might solve yours.
  21. try this: next time problem occurs, hook up a remote starter button( the tool used to turn engine over to find timing mark etc.) if the starter works with that, you have just eliminated ign and neutral safety switchs
  22. you might try this. they probably have a van with similar demensions at the rental place. tell them what you plan to do, try putting the van on the trailer, if that works, you're home free. btw good luck with that caddy. i had a 1957 series 75 limo, talk about an adventure, try putting one of those up on a lift.
  23. quick easy way to do spark check when alone: remove dist. cap and if a stick shift, rock the car in high gear. if an automatic, pull fan belt tight with one hand, and spin the fan with the other. if you see a spark at the points, you got spark. no tools or helper required.