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  1. So recently I came across a 1986 New Yorker Turbo with the talking feature! I’m thinking of purchasing the car. What do you know about this interesting feature?
  2. Well folks, I ended up finding the reason why the car failed smog and it was a missing rubber gasket around the hydraulic plate (unit ontop of the intake) with this missing there was a vacuum leak. Also I noticed they charged me for wheel cylinders and they were never installed in the car! Lol so I have emailed the owner now regarding this and one of my missing manuals. They did a nice job mostly but I’m glad I got it out of there!
  3. I own a running driving 1921 Chevrolet 490 ask away!
  4. well I went up to check on the car no progress so I brought an air sensor and four screws and a plug later it was all fixed. I settled up for the tail pipe and the brake work they did and am just waiting for the tow truck. i thanked them for their work. But it was time to get it home. I still have to replace the egr valve and belts but that’s small stuff!
  5. 41 Dodge D19 and a 21 Chevrolet 490
  6. So everything is done on the Reatta I picked up for $400! Spent about $1700 or so getting it right: new ecm cam magnet, crank sensor, cam sensor timing chain, water pump, fluid change, abs sensor leads replaced, ac repaired new battery and alternator and belt coil and ignition module. And the ignition cylinder and fork thing replaced I replaced a lot of it as much was being removed for the timing chain anyway so I only had to pay for parts. and of course a good cleaning! I’ll post some more Detailed pics later!
  7. I took one of my cars to a mechanic and he did a beautiful job getting it running and doing the work. Besides a misunderstanding back in February with some of the bills for the car it’s been smooth sailing and I have been generally happy. It’s been there since November. There is still a hesitation with the car. However the project seems to be at a dead stop the last three or four weeks or so. I’m thinking I should pick it up and figure it out myself. It seems to be taking a back seat to his other cars because “it’s a project car” I feel it shouldn’t as we are no longer waiting for pa
  8. $1500?!?? Haha they are taking you to the cleaner. An OBD1 catalytic costs around $200 to $400 installed.
  9. If you were in Southern California I have a perfect place its failing because of the vacuum leak it’s making the car not running right
  10. Welcome! I’m a huge fan of the 70s and 80s cars and have been here for 13 years on the forum. Sadly and for some odd reason many still don’t view 70s cars as collectible or worthwhile. yet the newest 70s car is over 40 years old. In the year I joined this forum my 66 Mustang was 40 and was well considered a classic going back at least a decade or more prior to that. Some people need to catch up with the times!
  11. mine is not for sale, I have three of these 81 to 83 imperials and just picked up another efi 82 that has been parked since 1993!
  12. Well there doesn’t seem to be much information even though this model revolutionized Chevrolet and 1921 was the year of General Motors. my particular car has been in my family since 1972 and it was the first car I ever worked on with my grandpa at age 4 or so. I do have photos of it back in 1921 which I will post. (Yes my exact car!) it used to be on display at the dealer my grandfather worked at for 50 years. They sold New in 1921 and it was the first car they sold. So I have some of that documentation.
  13. I popped a new battery and some gas into my 490 last week and took it for a long drive! Anyone out there still have one? Are there any good references besides VCCA, etc for them?
  14. yes I’ve been around a very very long time!
  15. Perhaps ‘cheap’ is the only thing people can afford. as far as car parts I bought a beautiful set of tires for my 48 one of the huge expensive name brands that rimes with ogre. I’ve now had to trade them out under warranty three times. Yet the ones from Korea last years and years and were a quarter as much! This old notion of getting what you pay for is not necessarily true anymore.
  16. Online, online and online all items should be archived in or with something like Jstor. Paper archives and libraries of car information don’t work anymore. The odds of me visiting one are low to 0. Not only there is the time component but accessibility. There is very little possibility I will ever visit the AACA let alone have enough time to research. It’s sad but that’s how today’s society is. on the other hand if it was online, organized and complete I would consult it often!
  17. Oh yes! But only one speaker works right now! The fact the efi is running is a miracle as most were pulled
  18. https://youtu.be/kds87eYDs3c Last week the 82 Sinatra was driveable after 23 years! (See link above) drove it down a back road and filled her up with gas! Still a hesitation to deal with and it’s getting a new exhaust this week too.
  19. I must chime into this topic! so last summer a guy from the Imperial club gifted me a Sinatra Imperial that hadn’t been driven in 23 years due to the efi, etc. I love these cars and wanted one bad (see my post from 2008) He was 6 hours north in San Diego. He aired up the tires and replaced a blown out one for me. i called a transport broker and told them the car had to be moved immediately and told me that they couldn’t get someone out there until the next day, then there was no one. The car unregistered was in the street so i was worried about impound. broker
  20. Goodyear Arrivas from 1982 and Michelins from the later 80s
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