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  1. What's the deal with the original screw-top master cylinder AND a modern power disc brake conversion? or are they using the original master for a hydraulic clutch?
  2. No, but the issue of leaking well plugs was suggested as a cause for this problem. The advice remains applicable. If you REALLY think that's the problem, it is trivially easy to test before doing anything.
  3. This allegedly "common" problem on Qjet carbs is usually NOT the problem. It's very easy to test for leaking well plugs. Simply prop the carb up on your workbench with blocks. Put a piece of paper under it. Fill the fuel bowl and let it sit overnight. If there is no stain or wetness on the paper, there is no leak. Unfortunately, ever since Doug Roe wrote about this in his Rochester book, people have incorrectly blamed the well plugs for all sorts of problems. Only the 66-67 Qjets with the stamped cup plugs have this issue. Qjets since 1968 have spun-in aluminum plugs that do not leak. I've rebuilt far too many Qjets that have the suggested epoxy coating on the plugs, and after a year or so, the epoxy has lifted and is certainly not sealing anything. As others have noted, the real problem is that fuel evaporates when the car is not driven regularly. Couple this with a weak fuel pump and you get hard starting problems after sitting. Ethanol can accelerate the deterioration of the check valves in the pump. Once that happens, it can take a LOT of cranking of the engine to refill the carb fuel bowl. I recently replaced the pump on my 62 Olds and it made a world of difference.
  4. Or, you can just buy new ones.
  5. I'm sorry if I'm missing something here, but the car doesn't appear to have anything that a W-30 would have. A 1967 W-30 engine compartment looks like this:
  6. The first question that comes to mind is, were the carb engines you tested rejetted for the E10? If not, then the reason for the difference is obvious. With jets sized for straight gasoline, the E10 makes the engine run lean, but at a given throttle opening, the jets are fixed so the fuel flow rate is fixed. The relatively small economy differences are due to the need for more throttle opening to make up for the lost power. On an EFI motor with an O2 sensor, the ECU will sense the lean mixture and will increase the injector pulse width at a given engine load, thus the decrease in fuel economy. Those of us old enough to remember the late 70s will remember oxygenated fuel (basically E10) in the winter months. The claim was that this tricked the engine into running leaner when the choke was on (which pretty much defeats the purpose of the choke being on, but these are politicians we're talking about). Of course, EFI compensates for the lean fuel, so that "benefit" is long gone.
  7. Sorry, this is all about buying votes. Farmers are sucking wind thanks to ill-conceived tariffs. Now we the tax payers have to pay for a $16 BILLION bail out for them PLUS we have to have our vehicles destroyed by E15 to further buy them off. Your tax dollars at work. Are we tired of winning yet?
  8. is also a good site for cross references.
  9. I don't know why people are surprised by this. Obviously there is a large camera crew that's been set up for hours at the seller's location long before the "stars" show up and knock on the door. Yeah, that's a big surprise to the seller... 🙄
  10. In my experience, uship is a great way to get unrealistically low quotes from brokers who will never be able to find an actual trucker to pick the car up at the quoted price. Every time I've tried to use uship (about six times in the last five years), I get half a dozen low-ball quotes. I select one, and weeks go by with no response. Finally the broker contacts me and suggest that "sweetening" the offer will increase the odds of a pickup. On those six shipments, three times I had to cancel the uship bids and just secure separate (more expensive) transport. The other three times it ended up costing me 50% to 75% more than the initial low-ball bids. Buyer beware.
  11. While I enjoy Cussler's books (a Dirk Pitt book lasts about a cross-country flight), I figured that the inclusion of his cars in his novels was a smart way to claim them as a tax deduction.
  12. Same answer I gave you over at the Station Wagons website. There is no dedicated fuse. The relay is fed from the A/C fuse and the compressor motor uses a fusible link in the power wire that goes to the BATT post on the starter.
  13. GM factory service manuals from the 1960s tell you exactly how to replace the spindle. I suggest you read the one for your car. Bottom line is that if you support the lower control arm under the spring, the weight of the car keeps the spring compressed. The shock absorber on the inside of the spring will prevent the spring from moving. Once you loosen and separate the ball joint studs, the upper control arm can be pivoted up out of the way, allowing the spindle to be removed.
  14. Again, "new car sales", not a "ban" on existing IC vehicles.