Classic Car Gas and Oils

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

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Early Mustang Engine Numbers

Q. I have a classic car question that pertains to the engine size and year manufactured. I have a 1965 Ford Mustang and I can not find the location of the engine block serial number. Where is the serial number located and can you tell the block is a 260 64 1/2 by the serial

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Lowering Twin I-Beams

Q. How would you lower a 1965 ford 1/2 ton short wheel base pick up with the Twin I-Beam front suspension? Also, can you add power steering to this truck? A. There are a few options to lower the front end of your F100. The easiest way to lower it would be to install drop

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Window Crank Extensions

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.

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Low Geared F1

Q. I have a 1949 Ford F1 pickup (Hope I can sneak in a Ford question). Is there a later differential with higher gear ratios to “speed” things up? A. Low gears are a common issue for many early truck owners as most were used as tools to move stuff and rarely seen as a

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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

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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

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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:

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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

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