Q. I have a 1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV 460 V8 7.5L. When I start vehicle each day a cloud of smoke rises from drivers side exhaust manifold and quickly dissipates. However, car idles rough thereafter. If I let vehicle sit for a couple hours and restart the smoke is less. A. When you claim,
Q. In an ideal world this would never happen, but I sometimes find that I cannot cut away all damaged metal and must deal with blow-thru when welding patch pieces in. Do you have any tips/suggestions for minimizing blow-thru (other than cut more metal away)? A. If you find yourself in a situation where you’re
Q. I have been annotating correspondence between my grandparents from the mid-1930’s, from before they were married. During this time, my grandfather had what I think was a 1929 Essex. He frequently complains about keeping the thing running and at one point, has to replace the clutch. Because he was short on cash (as was
Q. I just purchased a 1957 Ford Skyliner and have questions about correct gas and oil uses. It is un-restored and looks like it just rolled off the assembly line in Kansas City where it was built minus the 60 year old normal where and tear because it was not in a museum. My question
Q. Years ago when building custom vans, we used to attach extenders to the crank window crank posts for the handles to work with all of the plywood and shag carpeting. Where can I find door handle extenders today? I made new custom door panels for my car and the window handles won’t fit anymore.
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
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