Hard Pedal, No Brakes F100

Q. I have a 1962 Ford F100 with a new master cylinder installed. No leakage. All manual drum brakes. No booster. Hard brake pedal but NO fluid going to wheel cylinders even with bleeders completely removed on all 4 wheels. I can’t bleed the brakes. Any suggestions? I have bled many brakes in prior years… Read more »

Restoration: Getting Started

Q. I’m restoring a 1962 Pontiac Catalina 4 door sedan. This is my first time restoring a classic car and need help with things like what other vehicle would interchange parts. Needless to say, I have searched the web quite a lot and can hardly find any information for the car. I want to replace… Read more »

MIG Welding Wire Size

Q. When welding butt welds on floor pans, what size MIG wire should I use, and at what voltage setting on the welder? A. When MIG welding automotive sheet metal, thin wire is better. Most often .023 solid wire is used with a 25/75 (argon/CO2) shielding gas. Some welders can not use .023 wire, so… Read more »

Adding V8 Power

Q. I found a 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger with a slant 6 engine. Can the slant 6 be removed and replaced with a 340 or other V8 without a lot of modification? A. Yes, The 340ci small block MoPar is a great way to add more than enough power to your Swinger. You will need:… Read more »

Thunderbird Missing Springs

Q. I own a 1962 Thunderbird, and when doing a brake service on the car I noticed the manual shows two hold-down springs on each brake shoe. When I pulled the brake drums there was only one on each. Should I have two on each shoe? A. Yes, each brake shoe should have two hold… Read more »

Stolen ’55 Chevy

Q. I had a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door that was stolen from in front of my house on October 22nd of 1968. I have the registration with the V.I.N. from the D.M.V. and a receipt from my insurance company. Is there any way I can find out if the car is or was registered… Read more »

Timing a T-Bird

Q. I have a 65 t-bird with a 390 and I just changed over to electronic ignition. It runs great and starts right up. No pinging or missing. I want to make sure the timing is right but I cannot see a timing mark on the balancer. I found the indicator but no mark. Is… Read more »