/CCG/ - Classic Car General

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

/CCG/ - Classic Car General

Why Don't You Live In Your Classic? edition

Bring your classic and lets all get dope and swish in our eyes together.

Cars are considered classic at 25 years old, shopping carts not so much.

Everybody has their own taste, either if it's of age or rarity. Liquor, too.

Post your classic, your work on it, your clearing stick, and get advice

Any and all discussion about classics welcome, even Cyrus' fuckin' Corvette

Any and all classics welcome regardless of nationality, Canadian or American.

Rust is a bitch, and not for the faint of heart; tread lightly and carry a rum and coke

You will inevitably spend twice your budget, no exceptions unless you mint your own hash coins

All urls found in this thread:
https://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/d/1956-ford-custom-2-door-sedan/6261891242.html
http://m.ebay.com/itm/RARE-two-tone-1978-Excalibur-Series-III-Phaeton-with-454-1978-Excalibur-/162627950043?
https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BK_7001006
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holman_Moody
https://www.ebay.com/i/322578960921?chn=ps&dispItem=1
http://www.dearbornclassics.com/carburetor-spacer-kit-phenolic-material-6-cylinder-falcon-ranchero-comet-1960-1968.html
https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/1968-chevy-bel-air-reduced/6232593837.html
https://sfbay
http://www.mymopar.com/72to76_wiring.htm
Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

/o/thread/17688818#p17710875
Thank you. I think I'm gonna just start tearing shit down. Well, first I'm gonna lap the valves on the new heads, then I'm gonna take the intake off the motor and try to tackle all the issues at the same time (misfire, coolant leak, wanting to upgrade to HO heads/cam/intake etc)

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

64 Falcon from last bread

Managed to get the cluster and column remounted today but snapped a cable trying to reinstall the heater controls, also have to wait on finishing the carpet and doing the seats until i get new belts delivered.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

why don't you have a greasy-ass-beater whore to play in /ccg/?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Went wheeling with my dad last weekend in his 1979 J54. Like a CJ3B, but a little spiffier. Needs minor clutch work, but other than that runs beautifully. Always worried about something major breaking and being SOL for parts.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

/o/thread/17688818#p17707856
In slim chance you notice this reply in new thread.

Geting must stuff from dearborn/macs, sometimes summit. She will be golden here soon, at least for a while. I'am also east bay, Fairfield. I mean she will still look like a rat rod, but I will hopefully get her primed some time later this year.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Harmless_Venom
most* fuk

askme
askme

@Spazyfool
@Harmless_Venom
@Spamalot
Mother fucker, I shouldn't have jumped the gun fuk. Eh my excuse is its late.

Anyways you got different horn ring, and now that I look at the other thread you don't have as much chrome as I do, you have a sedan model?

cum2soon
cum2soon

Pull 1990 Volvo 244 DL into garage to change oil.
See puddle
Think transmission cooler line must be fucked again.
mfw it's just water

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Well, orange ford is out of commission for now. Pic is of the bottom of the flywheel and bell housing.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@TalkBomber
God that poor car

FastChef
FastChef

@askme
Yeah, its the basic sedan, not the futura like yours. Dearborn and macs are both subcompanies of Ecklers, i got the steering wheel/ring by ordering the dearborn part number from the macs page.
When i bought the car it had the same wheel as yours but with a plain horn button in the center.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@TalkBomber
I already have your mother

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@BunnyJinx

went to see a 69 Buick GS
seller said it was a nice condition daily driver
literally riddled with mouse feces and urine
could not sit in it for more than a minute without feeling sick
while checking for rust accidentally touched a mouse carcass

Would it be possible to get rid of this horrendous smell or would I need to gut the interior? Already needs a new headliner and carpet for sure.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@CodeBuns
That's an awful picture, man

Emberfire
Emberfire

@StrangeWizard
what is this roadkill? fucking gross

RavySnake
RavySnake

@StrangeWizard
that reminds me of the time I found a mummified rat in the driver's side seat of a ranchero

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@StrangeWizard
you can get it to go away but its going to be a long slow process.
and some hints may come back on hot days.
you can try the easy route of cleaning and washing everything you can then go to the pet store and get a couple bottles of enzymatic spray for carpet.
its specifically made to break down and get rid of the smell of urine.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Snarelure
Yeah, i know. Quality is shit because it's a tight fit and phone camera wouldn't focus right.

farquit
farquit

@BunnyJinx
Can I join your club?

farquit
farquit

@farquit
shure

takes2long
takes2long

@farquit
)

My dad had one when we moved to America

How do you like yours?

Is it manual?

Welcome to /CCG/

massdebater
massdebater

@New_Cliche
you can have her im gay anyways

Firespawn
Firespawn

Tfw your radiator fucking explodes

Where tf am I gonna find one...

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Firespawn
How bad is "explodes"?
Take it to a rad shop and get their expert opinion on getting it fixed

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@StrangeWizard
Mine was in similar condition, strip interior and apply liberal amount of laquer thinner to clean everything

Skullbone
Skullbone

what does /ccg/ think of this 56 ford 2 door sedan for 6 grand?

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/d/1956-ford-custom-2-door-sedan/6261891242.html

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Skullbone
Not bad at all.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Skullbone
If the bottom is solid I'd do it.

WebTool
WebTool

@New_Cliche
(You)
@massdebater
(You)

RumChicken
RumChicken

@FastChef
Thought she looked a little naked, nice to see another 4 door tho, everyone where I live has the 2 doors models, expect for 3 guys which have 4 doors, but only me and 1 other have 4 door futuras models. Funny thing is is that vin says she was made in New Jersey, and that means she some how made her way cross country in the 60s, other wise she wouldn't have calis 60s plates. And on the keys theres what looks like a base number for where the vet was stationed in Vietnam, and a veteran association tag, from ohio. Wish this car could speak, would have story for the ages I bet.

That last pic of the dash is fairly old, here have a updated pic.

MPmaster
MPmaster

for anyone who has had their car painted/ had body work done professionally around how much does it cost? i know every car is different and w/e but ive got this big ass car that needs all new paint and some body work done and i have no idea how much its going to cost. i havent gone anywhere to get an estimate either

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@MPmaster
Anywhere in the ballpark of $6000-$10000
If you do some of the prep work yourself it would be cheaper

cum2soon
cum2soon

@MPmaster
This is just what I've heard, but I think in general a paint job runs a few thousand. A hundred or two per dent, depending on how big it is. My car needs paint badly but I'm probably going to take a crack at it myself

Illusionz
Illusionz

@RumChicken
Yeah! Mexican blanket interiors!

idontknow
idontknow

@MPmaster
Rent a cheap sander to prep and just rattlecan it, it'll look fine with polish and wax if you're patient and dilligent.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Illusionz
I like them, but if I had the extra money I would just get the seats reupholstered.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Burnblaze
It's not a permanent solution for my car, either. Now that I've gotten my Lincoln sorted out, I can take the Imperial in and have the seats redone; that is, once the shop is ready.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@BunnyJinx
No pics right now, but I'm a /k/ommando who just shook on $500 for a beaten up old ford fairlane.

I can't salvage the floor pans, and it needs a new brake line, wheels, and seats (I'll need to install mounts)

I've done welding before, I build lots of shit (I'm one of the guys from the parts kit/gunsmithing general) and have more time than cash.

I've already sourced some parts.

How fucked am I?
I'm heading off to work btw, so I won't respond til AM hours.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Fried_Sushi
Realized I should have included specs.

V8 (dunno the exact model, but it's definitely been ducked with because it has a bunch of shit that looks different and some stuff alluding to having been a drag racing car)
All the windows are included, the thing starts, the electrical stuff looks good.

I have access to a full shop of car repair shit, and friends to walk my retarded ass through when google won't help me.

I'm picking it up tomorrow.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@RumChicken
I found it with plans of being a dd/ family cruiser so it def had to be a 4 door. Was a 1 family car, built in san jose, sold in Concord, ended up back here in hayward with the grandkids of original owner and i picked it off craigslist last april.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@cum2soon
It dosent have dents or anything but it used to have a vinyl top some time ago and has since been removed and the holes from whatever was keeping it on are still there. Some of them were shittily bondo-d over but there are some that aren't. There are some other small problems but that's the bulk of the body work

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@BunnyJinx
guess I won't be bleeding my brakes today...

TechHater
TechHater

@Fried_Sushi
No bubba no

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@MPmaster
previous owner rattle canned it for like less than $100. I'd love to re paint it but I don't want to drive a birdless firebird since the decals are expensive as fuck.
@Fried_Sushi
Made the jump from guns to cars too. If you've had any experience with gunsmithing none of this will really be that new and if you need anything feel free to ask we'd be glad to give advice and help you out. I have a buddy that's really into farlanes, what year is yours?

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Boy_vs_Girl
forgot pic, my bad!

Bidwell
Bidwell

@Firespawn
Alberta

Hey bud

massdebater
massdebater

@Boy_vs_Girl
68, thanks.
Just spending some time waiting until I need to go, so I'll be here around ten minutes to answer questions.

Thanks for the offer man.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@massdebater
68's look super cool, It's not a fastback is it? Anyway, My buddy has 2 67's one parts car and one he's restoring.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@cum2soon
My paint was 4k, incl about 1k in bodywork

massdebater
massdebater

@Burnblaze
What the fuck am I looking at?

Emberburn
Emberburn

@massdebater
One incredibly rusted wheel cylinder and bleeder nipple

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Going to be checking out a 90 honda tomorrow. Where are key places should I inspect for rust? It was repainted recently too, is that going to conceal any rust that may be there?

farquit
farquit

@massdebater
DO NOT DRIVE THIS VEHICLE
DO NOT DRIVE THIS VEHICLE
DO NOT DRIVE THIS VEHICLE
DO NOT DRIVE THIS VEHICLE
DO NOT DRIVE THIS VEHICLE
DO NOT DRIVE THIS VEHICLE

Illusionz
Illusionz

@SniperWish
Pretty much my plan for my falcon to.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Skullbone
I had a 1953. If its as solid as it looks, then thats a pretty good deal for one that nice. Just a heads up, that thing is an around town kinda car. Maybe on the highway if youre ok witg pushing it ay 60mph. Super easy to work on, rockauto has majority of parts for it. You'll have to special order tires. Comfy as fuck though.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@CouchChiller
Though legally a classic, this is not the thread for that... i doubt any of us have the 3k civic.

takes2long
takes2long

@CouchChiller
Wheel wells and frame. And yeah, the paint will conceal rust. Doubt the owner will let you peel it off to check

likme
likme

@Skullbone
beautiful.. Do it. There was a 55 Chevy or something similar for sale in my area, swapped in small block with 4 on the floor for sale for 8k a couple years ago. Never went to check it out, still regret it

King_Martha
King_Martha

@LuckyDusty
sorry about that. the QTDDTOT thread wasn't biting.

@takes2long
cheers

JunkTop
JunkTop

Um, I have lived in the volvo for about 3 months... Fortunately that was a bit ago.

Was building and didn't make it in time for winter.

Also I guess these are more the just old, not classics, but piss off, they're old.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Shit, I thought that was a brighter pic.

viagrandad
viagrandad

1970 Chevy Impala 3door
doesn't look too rusty. Does need new paint and a polish on the internals.
automatic
$1600
Tell me why not...

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Firespawn
Sadly no, but like I said it has the V8.
It honestly doesn't look exactly stock in terms of the frame.

Kinda like some bastardized fastback/standard, though this could just be me not truly understanding the proper angle based off of pics from the internet.

Postan favorite paint job pulled from the web so far.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@Sir_Gallonhead
What size v8? IIRC the 62-70's were unibodies and that frame modification very well could be subframe connectors. Can you supply pics of the car?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@TreeEater
Sadly not today.
I forgot to take pics, and it's getting delivered tomorrow around noon.
I'll take pics sometime tomorrow.

Please explain subframe connectors to a fucktard.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Raving_Cute
So on unibody cars like your fairlane or my Trans am the frame is 2 pieces meaning that the middle of the car isn't supported. In short they tie the front and rear frame together stiffen up the car to make sure it won't twist or bend.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@viagrandad
Gotcha...so, in theory, if I found a replacement back or front half I could probably get rid of a lot of the rust and have a solid place to mount floor pans without welding a whole new fucking floor in the damn thing?

Methshot
Methshot

@DeathDog
sorta kinda, The frame is probably good okay as long as you can't stick your finger through it. The frame doesn't really touch the floor plus there's usually a cross member for the floor and it's usually on the body. You'd be better off cutting the rust out and fabricated or buying new floor plans. They literally make new trunk floors and footwells that you can weld in. If it's just holes you can patch it but if it's really gone you'll have to do that.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Burnblaze
Fuck man, thats not even as bad as the bleeder on my truck tbh1

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Methshot
Oh, excellent.
That makes this whole thing even more manageable.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@JunkTop
They even make quarter panel skins that you can weld on too! How bad is the interior?

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Fuzzy_Logic
I want you to think of the worst hotel you ever stayed in.

Then imagine three crack whores and an eighth year old man with a fake dick having sex in it.
Then imagine a raccoon watching.

That's about 1/4 the amount of "completely and utterly fucked" it is.

The only things going for this are the windows and the fact that it runs and has most of the electrical wiring.

I'm gonna have to sand blast literally fucking everything.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Firespawn
*eighty

5mileys
5mileys

@Firespawn
Quite vivid, luckily for you these old cars really only had bench seats, headliner, door panels, and carpet that would deteriorate. As long as the dash and sail panels aren't cracked too bad they'll clean up. They make literally everything you need to finish the interior in that car especially since it was a fairly popular ferd. If you don't have access to a sandblaster and if it's just surface rust you can sand her down and por-15 it unless it's really bad.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@5mileys
Honestly, the upholstery is gone.
The dash is there, but the upholstery and seats were sitting about thirty feet away from the car around the corner of the building it was sitting next to.

I can salvage the metal from the seats (mounting brackets, etc.) and I have a sandblasting cabinet, but I'll need to ask a buddy of mine about a sandblaster.
Otherwise it's gonna be a load of time in just sanding the damn thing.

As for the upholstery, it was vinyl to begin with and someone diamond stitched(?) over it. The second layer didn't stand up to the years very well.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Skullbone
Probably a stupid question, but is there any way to potentially swap the regular quarter panels to the fastback version?

Or would that just be more work than it's worth?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Illusionz
Theres a falcon club that meets in dif areas of the bay every other month. When im done im going to check them out.
Hopefully this winter i will be saving up to upgrade the engine from the stock 170.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@farquit
Hello, brother.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@BunnyJinx
Come on, don't die before it even arrives and I can supply pics.

BUMP, LIVE MOTHERFUCKER!

StonedTime
StonedTime

Is there anyone here willing to do me a favor and place a bid on my car?

http://m.ebay.com/itm/RARE-two-tone-1978-Excalibur-Series-III-Phaeton-with-454-1978-Excalibur-/162627950043?

The reserve is $25,000; so, you won't win as long as you stay below that.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Firespawn
Screen capped for my kek folder.

Firespawn
Firespawn

I finally sold this rusty '82 280zx on Saturday. A couple of Mexicans drove 5 hours to buy it. Since they lived on the border it may very well be going down to Mexico. Although, they did care a lot about the title and waiting a copy of my driver's license so who knows.

WebTool
WebTool

@BunnyJinx
Yes you can, should you, no. It'll just be hard, people do it with mustangs all the time but you'd have to find a fastback car to get everything you'll need. Anyway, you can get some cheap "speed seats" like I have for like $30 so you can test drive it and cruise around while you're fixing stuff. Re upholstering stuff is expensive as fuck, I'm trying to track down seats for my 79 that are worth saving and the metal alone is more than aftermarket ones that are better in like every way. But since you have benches I'd get those upholstered because it's like driving on a couch and there is nothing like cruising with your girl that's sitting in the middle seat! lol Pic related are those seats, sorry about the dirty ass floor black carpet and the fact that it was my DD makes for a super dirty carpet.

farquit
farquit

@JunkTop
@Need_TLC
the grandpa series doesn't get enough credit user, it's all about 240's with the hipster crowd

is the traktor also yours?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@TalkBomber
Restore it please

5mileys
5mileys

@Fuzzy_Logic
go to hell user

askme
askme

@TalkBomber
clean your car you fucking poorfag
-warren county

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@askme
clean your car you fucking poorfag
I hosed it like a month ago

JunkTop
JunkTop

Welp... this kills the man... found out my syncros are donezo in the camaro. The tech said the damage is already done, and if it drives fine, ill just have to put up with the noise.

My options are A) replace sycros for 1-3. B) Have a total rebuild. C) Find another 4spd.
What should i do? How much do you think each would cost? I live in Mobile Al btw.

On another note, found out the carb is running rich, and maybe the engine burns a little oil. Idk if its the gas or oil i see puff out the exhaust.

I did order intake manifold gaskets, only to realize its leaking out the timing chain, so thats gonna be a fun job. Thank god for a huge engine bay.

Dont regret my purchace, but granted i havent calculated my mpg yet either. Good news is i was able to jew my apartment complex for an extra parking pass, so now shes right outside! And under a car cover!

I havent decided on a paint scheme, but im thinking of painting the bumpers black. Thoughs?

whereismyname
whereismyname

@SomethingNew
Was also looking into that, i like my 170, call me odd, but I will probably only get rid of it when I have to., but not before.

That 2 speed auto tranny however, needs to go.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@JunkTop
Oh! And i fixed the seat belt so maybe now i wont die in the mad max mobile!

JunkTop
JunkTop

@JunkTop
Well, first find out what trans it actually is. There are plenty of sites devoted to the various GM 4 speeds of the era should you should be able to look up how to do that.

Once you know that you can decide whether you want to keep this one if the gear ratios and spread are compatible with what you've got in mind later or if finding another one would be better.

It may perhaps be that if you float the gears like an 18 wheeler it won't grind so much.

black bumpers
I vote against. You've got a relatively uncommon 74-76. Be proud of it.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Poker_Star
Finally posting pics.
BRACE FOR IMPACT!
Ain't posting full body pics because I don't want doxxed via my garage.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Lunatick
Eventually I'll get a full body pic but it may take a while...

Inmate
Inmate

@King_Martha
And now I have to go install a garbage disposal, so more later.

idontknow
idontknow

Man... I've been so patient with the glass guy. I finally get my car... New battery is dead. They left the key in the accessory position. I told them disconnect it if they're not sure, there's a switch. So I tell the owner he should replace my battery... he gets in my face and says I'm always causing trouble... This is the guy who I hand delivered parts to because I called him once a week for 3 weeks because he was still "looking for the parts." Now he has to nerve to say I'm always making "special requests." He's had the car for a month.

gets in my face, puts his forehead to mine
"what do you think you're doing"
"making sure you understand"
toughguyboomerasshole.jpg
push him off
REEE DONT TOUCH ME
puts me in a headlock and throws me into the street
calls cops
apparently it's ok to manhandle me because it's my property
I've never been so disrespected in my life. I had to get my buddy to bring a new battery by

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Lunatick
She ain't nearly as bad as I thought she was. Hell, the engine bay looks really good! Kinda curious if it was a restoration and they stopped there. Just weld in a new floor pan see how thin the passenger side is if need be cut that one out and weld in another one there. Sand blast it, undercoat it, and you'll have a nice looking project car! Did you say it ran and drove? Also it appears you're missing a radiator. Other than that she look real good.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@JunkTop
Like the other user said, figure out what tranny is in it. I would not paint the bumpers black, I've seen it done and it just looks really bad. Plus no one kept the 74-76 cars so embrace the really niche year of fbodys lol Also what carb are you running, if it's a holley I can help you out but I'm a little rusty on the edelbrocks and the quadrajets.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Snarelure
No battery right now, the floor starting at the Half way point forward appears to be fucking shot.

I'll get interior pics in a little bit.
They were in the middle of restoring it (turning it into a replica of the live action punisher movie car actually) and didn't have the time to continue.

Garbage disposals fucking suck.

Soft_member
Soft_member

my 57 ford f100, 223 ci inline six 3 on the tree 456 rear glass pack muffler.

Top Speed: 50
suspension: straight axle front and rear
HP: 104 @ 3500 RPM
Torque: 374 ft-lb @900 RPM

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@idontknow
Wtf, did all that shit really happen?

eGremlin
eGremlin

@Boy_vs_Girl
Yeah. I'm going to try to not let him live rent free in my head though. Hopefully he knows he was being a fucking hothead. The nerve to tell me I've "got problems." What a tool

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@JunkTop
What color is the puff? If it's blue, it's probably your valve seals. A temporary fix is to pull your valve covers and scrub all the crud that's built up. If it's white...

Bidwell
Bidwell

@StonedTime
Got you man

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Would I be retarded for buying a Fiero Formula

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Need_TLC
No, why would you be retarded?

King_Martha
King_Martha

@JunkTop
How is it uncommon?
I really wish i knew what is in it... any easy way to find out?

@Stark_Naked
....its white....tell me its not fucked. Though its only on start up.. the only time ive seen it past start up was when the tech was trying to drive it which involved a lot of throttle.

@Garbage Can Lid
Edelbrock

Snarelure
Snarelure

@eGremlin
That's fucked. I'd blast his ass on google or yelp.

What transpired after all that? Did the job get done, did you pay him, etc?

Emberburn
Emberburn

@King_Martha
Ill have to check the smoke again, cause coolant isnt draining, though a little rusty, and the engine runs well.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Boy_vs_Girl
supercharger
neat

TechHater
TechHater

@King_Martha
White is usually coolant, yeah. As in head gasket bullshit. Check for signs of head gasket leaks (under oil cap, radiator cap, tailpipe, etc) and maybe do a compression test. If it comes down to it, pull a head or two and do the gasket. Don't be intimidated by it

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@Snarelure
What's the point, he's just going to retort with what an aggressive, horrible customer I am. I mean, I might do it anyway

I had already paid when I went outside to start my car and it was totally dead. Cops were called and naturally the boomer customers sided with the boomer business owner, who no one saw chew me out apparently. Mechanic buddy rescued me, took my battery to his shop and brought it back to life with another battery twice the amps, did it as a friend no charge, so I'm not out anything except my ego. I just hope the guy feels like shit

His name is Rodney at freddy's glass in Waco if you feel like blasting him with a made up story no one can prove didn't happen, lol

Inmate
Inmate

@Boy_vs_Girl
Shitty 80s GM build quality, idk

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@TechHater
Well coolant cap is clean (little brown, but i think thats rust cause its all water with stuff floating in it, not a slurry)
Cant check oil cap due it just being a breather on the valve cover, guess i can drain the oil and hope for the best.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@AwesomeTucker
Those breathers should just screw off. Mine does. Otherwise how would you change your oil?

5mileys
5mileys

@whereismyname
If its in good condition i might be willing to talk trade. I have a c4 i think is from a 68 or 69 mustang that p.o. put in but didnt change anything else in the column so i cant put the thing in park without changing parts.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Fried_Sushi
Well the breather is spotless then. Ive been reading and it turns out with the 350s, its more likely to be a intake manifold gasket vs a blown head gasket... i had already ordered those gaskets due to a wrong diagnostic for an oil leak.

If its a blown head, and mu radiator is full of water, would it look like chocolate milk? Or more of a brownish water with brown specks floating in it? I see rust in the radiator, so i want to say its just that.

Also, the oil on the dipstick has been all black, (so old dirty oil) so that means no coolant therex correct?

If the head isnt blown, would there be harm in throwing in some "sealant"?

I swear to god... i wasnt this worried until i got on to Veeky Forums...

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Fried_Sushi
Oh this motherfucker is in Texas? Fuck that stupid bitch, I just might have to

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Methnerd
The shop I work at has a tester for blown head gaskets, I wouldn't know about shops around you but I'd imagine they might have one too.
Not like it really matters, doing head gaskets isn't really a huge job on old engines

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Methnerd
Literally was about to post that the intake gaskets can leak internally and you won't know until you check your oil. So change your oil, make sure it doesn't look like a latte. If it's not that check your PCV and see if it's clogged or not working.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Methnerd
This is what coolant in your oil looks like

@TurtleCat
Autozone has a kit you can rent you just buy the bottle of testing fluid for like 8 bucks to see if combustion gases are in the coolant.

To be honest, don't freak. White could literally just be excess gas although its more a grey thinnish color but it certainly could be. Or even condensation in the pipes.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Update:

engine broke in
no clashing metal noises, neat
go to change oil and get break in shit out
start it next day to warm up
step outside car to raise idle
notice pool under car
see my life flash by in those 2 flashing seconds
jump back in car to shut off
plastic oil line bursts off temporary mechanical gauge fitting
caught it before the oil was even off the dipstick, wew
BP calls and ask if they can drill in my driveway

notice small coolant leak from what appears to be waterpump
fuck me
gets worse and small pool under motor in morning
pressure test to confirm
all the new hose clamps I bought and tightened loosed to finger tight
tighten them and leak is gone
god bless Lee Iacocca

order second dipstick
this would should fit
this one does not fit
take hammer and wood
massage gently in to shape
works pretty well
top is stuck up against valve cover
yup I got an idea
pic related, drilled out a washer to fit over dipstick tube
perfect

Boy oh boy classic cars sure are fun

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Garbage Can Lid
Also finished wiring up gauges yesterday

happy_sad
happy_sad

@TurtleCat
All i see is that they cost a min of 1k?

@RumChicken
Pcv?

@JunkTop
Im just hoping the engine isnt fucked. Today i.found out the trans will probably need a rebuild... guess i shouldve known better than to buy a hot rod drag car...

takes2long
takes2long

@Soft_member
Green faded interior lights confirmed for maximum comfy

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@happy_sad
The pcv is the hose that goes from the front of your carb into the valve cover. Disconnect that bad boy at the valve cover and give it a good shake. It should click if not it's good. Basically the PCV takes crank case blow by and reburns it. A lot of times a malfunctioning one will let oil through.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@happy_sad
Doing headgaskets on an old SBC is not that difficult of a job

PCV is positive crankcase ventilation, a fancy term for using some of the intake vacuum to suck in gases in the crank case that blowby the rings so the crankcase doesn't become over pressurized.

It's an emission system otherwise older cars would just vent the gases into the atmosphere. It doesn't kill power or anything and you should make sure yours is working properly. There's usually a little black valve that goes either into the intake in a rubber grommet or one of the valve covers with a hose that connects to the carburetor.

The valves sometimes will stick closed from being gummed up, shake it and hear if it rattles.

Rebuilding a manual trans is not the end of the world, but you can always go and find a junkyard trans to swap in.

Methshot
Methshot

@takes2long
i love the old soft green lit dashes

finally got around to taking POs rack off
weighs about 400lbs
fucking thing couldve been a rollbar afterall

Snarelure
Snarelure

@happy_sad
https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BK_7001006
the one we use at my shop is a little different than this but basically the same

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Methshot
Makes me want to cruise into nothingness senpai.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Emberburn
i know those feels. kinda want the rain to come back for comfy mountain drives

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Emberburn
Dude that green is comfy as fuck.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@BinaryMan
Damn that shit looks nice

@BinaryMan
It's too comfy, may fall asleep at wheel man

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Sharpcharm
maybe something along the lines of "rodney thinks that because he works in a big fancy building built by his pappy he can treat paying customers like crap. Don't get work done here unless you dress like money or look old enough (50) to warrant their "service""

MPmaster
MPmaster

Oh yeah and I fixed the coolant leak on the lincoln. Realized the only place that could be leaking had to be at the top of the intake for the coolant to be pooling in the casting like that, should've just calmly looked around and seen the cracked hose right in front of me

@ZeroReborn
That is really lovely. Where is that?

idontknow
idontknow

@Soft_member
Hey at least you've got that! I don't even know how bad my car's overheating

Firespawn
Firespawn

@MPmaster
up lake fury road in snoqualmie wa

should've just calmly looked around and seen the cracked hose right in front of me
wheres the fun in not overreacting at the most miniscule shit for no reason?

flush cooling system
spring hose leak
fix hose leak
radiator springs leak
replace radiator
waterpump seal shits the bed
all i have left now is the heatercore which ill probably bypass if it goes

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@BunnyJinx
Stupid question but could someone school me on cam's and torque converters. The cam In my new Pontiac 400 is a comp cam with these specs 224 /230 duration at .050" with .480" lift on 110. I know it's going to be lopey but is it going to be streetable with a 2400 stall? also unrelated, Do I post on here enough to warrant a trip??

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Boy_vs_Girl
2400 should be fine. With a big cam you also want some steep gears to go with it

Methshot
Methshot

@Boy_vs_Girl
Do I post on here enough to warrant a trip??
Literally the only question I can answer lol

Tripping allows you to not have to list your car(s) every god damn time you post.
Like Dracula. It would fucking suck if he went user.

Pic unrelated

Lunatick
Lunatick

Today I got my 1 year only ECU and a Kenwood head unit. I've never upgraded audio in my truck before. Excited though. Pic related.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Firespawn
Post more if you got em, I'm savin em all. And yeah that's what I like about my 69 D100... There just isn't that much to go wrong. Still getting used to working on cars with more stuff in the engine bay

farquit
farquit

@Firespawn
Meanwhile
rad had pinhole leak when I bought it
deal, maybe a liter a weak
Get around to replacing rad
Heater core blows tremendously, the next day

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Boy_vs_Girl
If you don't understand cams at all watch the engine masters vid. Sometimes freiburger just skims everything as if you know it all already but this one really helped me understand. Of course if you know all the terminology and concepts already that won't help lol

Methshot
Methshot

@farquit
At least you guys can buy a radiator and heater core. I'm looking at a possible $200 custom job with my leaking cooling system...

Methnerd
Methnerd

@King_Martha
They weren't particularly low-production or anything, just uncommon now due to age and attrition. You'll see many times more 77-81's, and a noticeably greater amount of 70-73's than the 74-76's.

@Methnerd
@happy_sad
Honestly I wouldn't worry. It's probably just a bit oil getting past the valve stem seals and valve guides. Valve guide/seal smoke on start up is sort of a SBC thing.

And when they say "blue" smoke what they mean is a mostly white smoke with a bluish tinge and sometimes the blue is subtle. Especially to those that aren't familiar with smoke colors.

TechHater
TechHater

@Methshot
Tripping?

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Methshot
My rad and heater core were around $240, so what's your point?

Nojokur
Nojokur

@SomethingNew
Thanks for the info, I need to see what gears I'm running currently.
@Methshot
Excuse me for my ignorance if I fucked up. I'm not used to using a trip.

viagrandad
viagrandad

Ignoring all the shit i have to fix and getting back to dreaming... what are some mods i can do for a 75 camaro? Its already got the bars on the rear axle, 3/4 ton suburban rear suspension and rear end, 275/225 rear to front tires, so its got a rake. And sadly discovered a fake hood scoop. So other than these, what are some cosmetic mods that will leave a good taste?

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Boy_vs_Girl
400
224 /230 at .050"

Not even sure you'd notice that on 400 cubes. That'd make a 302 have a noticeable but still mild lope at idle but a 400 would smooth that out a lot. I expect a 2400 stall would be ok though I'd probably want something a bit more like a 2800-3000 range but not just because of the cam.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@TechHater
Using a trip code. Its not really necessary to go beyond namefagging like you and I because it's not like anyone would wish to imitate us

happy_sad
happy_sad

@JunkTop
My radiator is starting at $200. But also my heater core is going as well.

whereismyname
whereismyname

after an entire year, my differential is finally about to be fixed
Fuck this MJ was a mistake.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Inmate
Thought y'all might like to see the floorboards (lolno motherfuckers)

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Evil_kitten
Aaaaand passenger side (pre-cutting it out to install new ones)

iluvmen
iluvmen

@farquit
good times, gonna guess the old cap was no good too?
i pulled some nasty shit out of my cooling system when i started flushing, i fully expected a major block leak

@MPmaster
i have a few, havent gotten out for much shooting with it, it might get afll workup on the body and paint this winter though

Playboyize
Playboyize

@cum2soon
Floorboards are fun

Methshot
Methshot

@cum2soon
Should I be worried about this...?
I can see through, and I can probably weld on a plate to reinforce it, but it's still a bit nerve wracking for someone who's never worked on cars before.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@farquit
oh, and the fuelpump shit the bed literally the minute i bought it, drove home on a failing pump pushing about 1psi when i need 14.5 for normal running

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Methshot
Is the name Holman Moody significant?

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Methshot
Dracula is user 99% of the time. Tripping only makes sense if you're talking about things where you need to have some sort of credibility.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Methshot
inner fender under battery tray
No more difficult than a floor pan

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Flameblow
I don't trip unless it's a subject I know like Pontiacs

JunkTop
JunkTop

@TurtleCat
Thanks user.

I have a stick welder and access to a spot welder.
So long as I can get it in the car to weld I'm good.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Methshot
worried about that
Fucking kek you should see the "battery tray" in my 68 Lincoln, in that same spot.
There is not tray left

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@Fuzzy_Logic
@5mileys
those 80-82 cougars and tbirds are incredibly rare

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Need_TLC
my man,

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Firespawn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holman_Moody

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@PurpleCharger
Again, never done anything with cars before, so I have no fucking idea what I'm doing.

You might assume this was someones first car that they bought as a 17 year old...potentially. Maybe. Though they would most definitely not post here because that'd be against the rules.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Crazy_Nice
and one of my fiero

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Harmless_Venom
Veeky Forums is a worksafe part of Veeky Forums,you can be here

WebTool
WebTool

@Carnalpleasure
/o/ is a worksafe part of Veeky Forums,you can be here
No, he can't. All of Veeky Forums is 18+ only, no exceptions.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@WebTool
Hmm, thought that the majority of Veeky Forums wasn't 18+
I haven't read the rules in at least 6 years

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@WebTool
Correctomundo, my friend.
Which is why it's not my first car.
Though my first car was so generic and boring I don't even remember what it was.
So.
I got a 1968 Ford Fairlane instead, and decided to use gunsmithing knowledge to fix it.

Should I go back to the original mounts or make it a more standardized version instead?
I'm gonna have to cut the parts where the mounts attached out anyways, it's just a matter of what I put in afterwards.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@New_Cliche
If you care about originality, keep the stock mounts.
If you want to put in a seat (I say Seat cause I hope you keep a bench seat in it) from any other vehicle you please, then do that.
In the end it's your car, you may do what you please

takes2long
takes2long

@Booteefool
The original bench seats is deep fried with a side of fire ants and centipedes.

I'd be purchasing brand new bench seats, not reusing the old one.
I think I'll pull some older seats from cars in slightly nicer condition at a junk yard.
Hopefully with no fire ants.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Methnerd
I have one, too.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@cum2soon
The guy said that it would have a bit of a lope to it but maybe his definition of lope is different than mine or yours lol
@viagrandad
Gauge lights when you get them working. I like the look of the red gauges in the 10th anniversary ta's. It kinda reminds me of old aircraft gauges. Sub frame connectors are also something I'd like to do to mine. Also if it's got a hood scoop you can cut them out to make them functional. My ta has it's shaker gutted to make it functional.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@PackManBrainlure
nice pace car. got any interior pics? i love the red and white.

King_Martha
King_Martha

Encountered vapor lock for the first time today, thankfully was in fairly quiet street. Any ideas for fix guys? So far I have read spacers are the way to go, or electric fuel pumps.

girlDog
girlDog

@King_Martha
Yes, a carb space will work wonders

Playboyize
Playboyize

@girlDog
Would this work? https://www.ebay.com/i/322578960921?chn=ps&dispItem=1

Saw this but they are no longer making them.
http://www.dearbornclassics.com/carburetor-spacer-kit-phenolic-material-6-cylinder-falcon-ranchero-comet-1960-1968.html

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Playboyize
Generally a Phenolic spacer or Wood spacer works best as the don't get as hot, but yes that would do. Just don't buy cheap shit

WebTool
WebTool

@Emberburn
Looked for phenolic, but they dont seem to have any for my crab/engine. At least not anymore.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

I'll keep it in mind, at the moment I cant really afford to have the new tranny installed, and the old one isn't perfect, it has 2 leaks needs new gaskets. Plus she is now officially DD status, so I need her running, at least till classes end for winter.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Spazyfool
fuk forgot to add reply@5mileys

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@King_Martha
@Playboyize
A Six vapor-locking? Virtually unheard of but not impossible I suppose.

Fuel pump needs to be good. Gasoline boils at 150F at atmospheric pressure so, much like a radiator, having pressure in the fuel line increases boiling resistance. Also the fuel line needs to be metal for as much of the distance from the pump to the carb as possible. Rubber hose actually holds heat in better. Finally none of the fuel line should touch any part of the engine and needs a minimum of 1/8 inch clearance to any engine part.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

What do you think if I can talk him down to 4k?

https://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/d/1968-chevy-bel-air-reduced/6232593837.html

Bidwell
Bidwell

@Stupidasole
That looks a carbon copy of my bel air... Makes me miss it. 4k wouldn't be a bad deal if it's running and driving good. Mine was $800 but mechanics were shot to shit and it smoked like a rastafarian

Methshot
Methshot

@Firespawn
There are popular south of the border, you need proof of ownership to import it. When I lived in central america, these kids drove a 280z around town they were the cool kids.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Boy_vs_Girl
It was fairly hot today, and I stopped a total of 3 times with in a hour and half. 2 at friends houses and once at a gas station.

farquit
farquit

@Bidwell
@Bidwell
The style is perfect, going to check it out in a few days. The guy seems cool and straight forward but Craigslist can be misleading for sure

SniperWish
SniperWish

car has been sitting for an unknown amount of time. what do first ?

atf in cylinders and carb rebuild?

Nojokur
Nojokur

Is there anything you should look for specifically when buying a classic?

WebTool
WebTool

@SniperWish
atf in cylinders
Only if the engine's stuck. But a little oil in the cylinders before you do anything is a good idea, since there won't be much oil film on those cylinder walls.

Then, crank it for about 20-30 seconds with the plugs out to bring the oil pressure up and get them bearings lubricated. Disconnect the coil while you're doing this.

Then, put the plugs back, hook the coil back up, and dump a little gas down the carb to see if it'll fire.

If it fires, then carb rebuild (and probably a fuel system cleaning) and now you can start dumping money into it.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Nojokur
A lack of rust. And good oil pressure.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

wanted to go to car show later today
tfw feel like shit

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Ignoramus
Iktf

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@BunnyJinx
tfw going to the junkyard today
Wish me luck. Probably won't find anything for my car though...

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@LuckyDusty
If you see any early 80s Lincolns, get the On Off button for the cruise control kay?

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@StrangeWizard

Ozone generator, bro. I bought one, they're magical.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Raving_Cute
Sure pal

Inmate
Inmate

Ran into a guy at the parts store yesterday
Says he has the parts I'm looking for
Attached to a 68 4 door hard top he'll sell me for $300

I went out, turns out he has a shitload of cars and parts. Also had a 454 HO he'd sell me for $800. The 68 is in good shape, but it's totally gutted, no front fenders, no interior. Needs quarter work. I'm more interested in the 454. That would look pretty good in my 67.

Ran into another guy later that also has a 68, he has a set of 355 gears he's going to GIVE me. I'm not up on rear end gears, but I said I'd take them. I think my 67 has 308s.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

What's your opinion on this hood scoop for the Beetle?

Found one at really cheap, good condition too.

TechHater
TechHater

coworkers finally giving me the "why are you still dumping money into that thing" speech
I work at a dealership so they know just how fucked up this truck is
I am tempted to fiberglass the hole in the floorboard until I can afford to take it to get cut out and welded up properly just so I can throw the interior I'm nearly done restoring back in and say "see look it's gucci now m8"

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Inmate
Stupid question time: what do you mean by 68?
A model year?
A type of engine?
The number of women that this entire board has fucked in the past 200 years?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Fried_Sushi
Which one are you? I also post ITT a bit.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Gigastrength
Mowerblade.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@kizzmybutt
Also, finally a full body pic (realized I'd taken one and could just black out the background and crop shit out.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Firespawn
Alberta!

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Carnalpleasure
A type of engine, the Ford 68ci 2cyl. Put out an astounding 34 pounds of torque. My grandpa has one sitting in his backyard

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@kizzmybutt
Doesn't ring a bell. I think flandre is the only one who trips there though. I'm the user with the stuck ak74 sight blocc

Evilember
Evilember

Anyone know what a typical price would be for a pair of junkyard heads? I'm thinking of picking up a pair of vortec heads and seeing if I can clean them up a bit

likme
likme

My daily. '81 240d 4spd.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Carnalpleasure

Sorry, my trip disappeared- which is why I use one.

68 Impala, same body style as my 67, so parts are interchangeable. Unfortunately, it was already stripped of anything I could use.

The 454 is tempting though. I bet it would be a little more fun the my 355.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Dreamworx
might actually restrict airflow kek

massdebater
massdebater

@Dreamworx
When dealing with air cooled cars, just don't do shit like this.
They were engineered just fine and these things survived in Mexico.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Gigastrength
I haven't tripped in a while, but I'm the guy who built the FAL with a lawnmower blade instead of an action wrench.
I normally am the person (in user form) who walks people through ultra-cheap AK builds.
I don't have any projects going right now (because of the car actually) so I haven't posted in a bit.

My full trip is trip related.

Inmate
Inmate

@massdebater
@Soft_member
But these were a factory option over here (i'm brazillian). Was actually on the most powerful fcatory Beetles ever produced, the 1600 S.
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I think it's way better looking, and just as functional as those decklid "raisers", with the bonus of not keeping your deck half-open.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@likme
number plate bracket looks like a bowtie

nice daily though

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Well I moved into college dorms a few days ago and just figured out 4 Chan is blocked on the wifi.
Fml

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@ falconguy
Saw this on cl. Might be worth contacting him
https://sfbay craigslist org/eby/pts/d/ford-c4-transmission/6259573734.html

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

I'm going on vacation, I'll try to check up on everything every couple of days but if I don't I'll see you guys in 10 days. Anyway, See ya later dudes and good luck on all your projects! Ps my hand's aren't really that fat in person I swear lol

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

So after some thinking, I come to the conclusion it might not be vapor lock but i am not sure what it could be. She cut out after a bout a hour and a half of driving, with three stops for about 15-20mins each. On top of that she wont even run unless the choke is pulled out a bit now, before she would run with choke pushed in after warming up of course. We went to change the thermostat today, and broke the housing which sent coolant every where, already ordered a new one should be here tomorrow. We also tried before that to put some extra gaskets between carb and space, only succeeded in making a loud whistle which we immediately went and said "fuck" . So tomorrow we go back to the original configuration. Any ideas on why the shes dying with the choke all the way in?

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@New_Cliche
Link doesn't seem to be working friend.

WebTool
WebTool

@GoogleCat
Put a . In the spaces.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@BlogWobbles
Air/fuel mix? Have you tried using starting fluid to check for leaks around the carb?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Someone was posting about lopo's last thread, finally getting around to lower intake gaskets on my Town Car. While I'm at it, PCV trio, all new vacuum lines, plugs, wires, cap+rotor, smog pump delete, EGR delete, 1.7rr's, HO Upper, HO TB, and factory EGR spacer bored out to 63mm. Nothing special, just shit I have laying around, enough to make the lopo suck a little less. I have two complete running 5.0 Exploders sitting around, one of them will end up under the hood sooner then later.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@VisualMaster
No, I'll try that, not sure how to will probably have to look up some videos.
@WebTool
Sorry didn't even notice that, and I was looking at this guys stuff a couple months back, When i figure out whys shes stalling and not running with out the choke i will give him a call.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Soft_member
That torque. Wonderful. Nice truck.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@CouchChiller
What's it like driving that around campus?

Flameblow
Flameblow

@CouchChiller
Hard because people don't know how to park and block me in.
Also city traffic reeeeeee

Supergrass
Supergrass

How do I restore this to it's days of glory? I want to enter Valhalla shiny and chrome

King_Martha
King_Martha

Anyone here used one of these ignition module things?
Doing a frame swap and an engine swap, and maybe a trans swap, so I just want to simplify things where I can.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Anyone have any solutions to preventing wasps.

These motherfuckers set up shop in both my fuel fillers doors, and under the truck around the frame. Knocked the hives off ,tore off down a dirt road with wasps flying in through the door cracks to sting the shit out of me, and now these fucks are already trying to rebuild after I got em all out.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@happy_sad
Borax and mothballs. Put them everywhere you can and it will keep them away.

idontknow
idontknow

@happy_sad
It's time to burn the truck. There's no coming back

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Nojokur
thanks ill try that,

i already tried using wd40 in the fillers which seems to keep them from building the hive there but the cunts are still flying around it all the time.

@idontknow

if the above doesnt work ill try that solution

because fuck wasps

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@eGremlin
Spray around the base of the carb and any fittings, if the engine revs up, theres a leak. Alternative is carb set screws might have gotten adjusted

Soft_member
Soft_member

@PackManBrainlure
Have you considered putting a wasp/bee trap near it? Also get some of that wasp spray. It kills them on contract and is completely badass

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@King_Martha
Just put one on a 400, I'll post results when I finish

Evilember
Evilember

I give up Veeky Forums. I took the camaro in so a shop can tell me whats wrong. Expecting very bad news.

Brought it in to work, changed the oil and added blue devil, and i drained the radiator (full of water) and filled it with anti freeze. Started it up and so much smoke... also tried leaning out the carb and did it way too far so now thats all screwed.

Hold me as i wait to be told the head gasket/rings are shot.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@CouchChiller
The fuck? Why would the block anything?

FastChef
FastChef

@lostmypassword
Chrysler 400 right? I've got a 360 myself

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Evilember
Nigga you probably have an exhaust leak.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@King_Martha
Night and day from points, absolutely worth it

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Need_TLC
I hope so. But the fact that there was a lot of white smoke after putting anti freeze in makes me think otherwise.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@w8t4u
You're probably stressing too much. Did you check the oil? My EGR was leaking and it was smoking out the whole neighborhood.

TechHater
TechHater

@Sharpcharm
Well i changed thw oil, but i know its leaking out the timing chain cover. And i dont think i have an egr or anything for it... pretty much headers straight to glass pack. Not much other than engine.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@TechHater
No i mean what condition was the oil in? You can have an exhaust leak anywhere. Maybe your headers aren't sealed or something.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@iluvmen
Oil was black, but looked normal. So a leak in the header would cause white smoke out the back?

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@happy_sad
Yes

WebTool
WebTool

@PackManBrainlure
Do tell? Cause that would be great.. it was a lot of smoke though....

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

New exhaust is on. Sounds good. I need to turn my idle down ever so slightly though.

/wsg/thread/1804507#p1832289

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@WebTool
Look man. You got another car for daily use right? Do a head leak test, and if it comes back your head's leaking, it's time to pull your big boy pants up. Get a pair of good head gaskets for chump change and start pulling stuff off. Take the valve covers, and the carb, and the intake mani, and so on. As long as you keep everything organized and labeled, you'll be fine. A literal retard could do the head gaskets on one of these. Just take your time

TechHater
TechHater

@WebTool
Mate serious, my EGR didn't have a gasket, it was just a small leak but it smoked like a chimney. I RTV'd it and it hasn't smoked since. You never know if whoever owned your car before you sealed the headers right, welded the pipes completely etc.
You need to douse the headers with starter fluid before the engine will hiccup if that's actually what's leaking

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Evilember
blue devil

I know it's too late but don't ever use that shit again. Even if your headgasket was leaking the only reason it would "fix" it is because it completely clogs your cooling system.

It's called blue devil for a reason and that's because it's an absolute devil to clean from a cooling system.

All that sealer shit designed to be put in cooling systems are temporary bandaids that do more harm then good.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Evilember
added blue devil
Rip your cooling system

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Does an old bus count?

Just got back from an 8 hour trip to get a coworker his 1976 Mercedes-Benz O309

Evilember
Evilember

@Stark_Naked
Its not the work that scares me, its the fact that id have my car taking up a bay at work. We're free to use them when they arent busy, but thats a day to day thing.

@TechHater
Maybe the shop will tell me that... it would be great.

@viagrandad
@w8t4u
I added it to the oil like it said.. itll all probably be dumped out later this week anyways.

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Evilember
Its not the work that scares me, its the fact that id have my car taking up a bay at work. We're free to use them when they arent busy, but thats a day to day thing.
Do what I do. Put in a proper ticket, pay employee labor pricing (which is pretty good where I'm at), and just eat your humble pie. Watch him do it if you can and want to learn how.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@RumChicken
I work at an mwr facility on base, not a dedicated auto shop. Basically just a place for people to change oil and brakes and the like. And id be fine with paying the bay fees, but id be paying for the time while im working somewhere else. If im paying for 8 hours a day, but i can only get in an odd hour or 2...

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Ignoramus
doesn't even rev the engine for us

Emberburn
Emberburn

Got a bottle of this stuff from my father, said he bought it while at the store, anyone know if its safe to use in older cars. Or even works?

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Emberburn
It sure as hell won't fix anything in the long run. Might help for a while, might trash your trans

Inmate
Inmate

@Emberburn
That stuff I wouldn't trust to do it's job, but the power steering stop leak works pretty well usually

iluvmen
iluvmen

Found a ford 289 on craigslist, hopefully going to check it out tomorrow after work. Guy only wants 250 for a near complete engine to build up from

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Emberburn
dont it will work for like a few miles then your trans will completely shit itself its time to play the junkyard lotto

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Playboyize

I'm just one man, Dude. I'll get another video of it being revved when I get home from work Friday.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Emberfire
You just need to put the phone/camera on the ground behind the car, then go rev the engine

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@iluvmen
289 is neat. If you need dirt cheap heads to hot rod it, you can pull them off a 97-01 for explorer and the derivatives.

The GT40p heads are the best factory Ford heads

eGremlin
eGremlin

@RavySnake
That usually doesn't really capture the audio the best and not even considering that engines usually sound different when neutral revving.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@MPmaster
1500 for single coat matte and up from there, expect to pay 5K for something half decent

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Illusionz
Sorry bruh, Dark Souls 3 be pissing me off so i'm in a bitchy mood 2bh

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Lunatick
Just do what I did, give up after DS 1

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Evil_kitten
I simply can't, i have to feed the rage and then accidentally progress through the games..

TreeEater
TreeEater

@haveahappyday
Bruh. That's me right now. I'm on Halo 2 on the Halo master chief collection and I forgot how hard this was

Emberfire
Emberfire

@TreeEater
Yo my man fuck brutes i hated that shit

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@TreeEater
By the way did they ever fix the multiplayer system do you know?

DeathDog
DeathDog

Got the back seat in, grill on and left mirror

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@DeathDog
Nice man. One day my interior will look this nice, but in blue. Hopefully.

Me and my father manged to fix our issue. With stalling/ heating. Turns out our spark plugs where pitch black, and thermostat was gone and our housing for said thermos stat was fucked to.

Pic is one of the spark plugs, they all looked this bad.

She runs 100% better now, doesn't stall while idling anymore, and doesn't need the choke to run.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Need_TLC
Mine were worse than that when i got it, instantly swapped plugs and wires and upgraded from points.

likme
likme

@Need_TLC
I'm nearly done finishing the interior of the MJ, the trim color coat is coming out beautifully and the carpet is literally ready to get thrown in, but I keep biting my fucking fingers off over getting the goddamn hole in the floor patched.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@iluvmen
Fuckin christ, thanks I feel better now. My dad said he looked them over when we got the car, but turns out he said that, and never got around to pulling them out and looking at them.

I want to swap from points soon, but it works for now, so will probably keep it until it breaks. Dad said we will probably need new wires soon to. We also as another precaution for protection against vapor lock bought some insulation tape and wrapped it around the fuel line from the pump to carburetor.

Heres a pic of the old thermostat, couldn't find the housing in the garage its bit to dark in there at the moment, and the lighting is crap.

@likme
I am pretty happy I found my car with no real rust that bad.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Fuzzy_Logic
I am pretty happy I found my car with no real rust that bad.
Yeah it's fucking awful.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@likme
I miss my 88 'manche. Brother tricked me about 4 years ago and said the bottom end was going out and i should sell it before it crapped on me. Guy i sold it to later told me it was the water pump making all the noise. Turned out my brother just had a thing against jeeps and pushed me to buy a chevy. Now i got my revenge with an old ford.

askme
askme

@Evil_kitten
Turned out my brother just had a thing against jeeps and pushed me to buy a chevy.
I would have killed him. The only fucking reason I put up with this not-even-for-parts rat trap is because I love Comanches. I don't know what I'm going to do about the wiring harness, the engine bay is a fucking mess and I probably need to throw in an entire new harness. No problems yet, but I see copper in lots of places. And there's plenty of repairs.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@askme
I went out a week after his funeral and bought the 64 falcon. He hated ford with a passion but we always talked about getting somethibg to fix up together.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@haveahappyday
mulitplayer
what? do you mean the amp in my truck?

eGremlin
eGremlin

@LuckyDusty
@haveahappyday
whoops dropped trip for /k/

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@eGremlin
no i meant in the Master Queef collection

5mileys
5mileys

@JunkTop
Fuck that, drop in a 6-speed

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Need_TLC
I think this is my problem: bad idle when cold, difficulties starting always, stalling even with choke.
I hope it's just plugs, seeing about it tomorrow.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@lostmypassword
could also be an exhaust leak.

Everyone in this general with tuning problems just needs to shower their engine with starter fluid just to rule out the possibility.

also it's a dumb thing but make sure your plugs are all in at the correct angle. I ran my 225 on 5 cylinders until i realized one night that i got one of the plugs in wrong.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@CouchChiller
They did. It's actually really good now. When it first debuted it was dildos though

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Fuzzy_Logic
points are pretty lame. You could get a magnetic pickup distributor and wire up an HEI for pretty cheap.

Lunatick
Lunatick

caring about reliability and performance
being this low-brow

viagrandad
viagrandad

Oh happy days! So turns out im blind as shit, and its not white, but blue/grey smoke. Turns out the carb is fucked so im having the shop rebuild and tune it. ($150 for rebuild and tune, 40 for kit). But i also got this fancy list of other stuff thats fucked with it! Luckily i was planning on replacing the main seal and timing gasket any way (and thus the water pump was coming off too). The trans "leak" i suspect is the fluid i spilled all over it. Even so, i plan on getting a new one next year since the syncros are shot. Only thing i didnt suspect was the oil pan, so not a big deal... just wish i hadnt done an oil change yesterday.

askme
askme

@lostmypassword
Try it, sparks are fairly cheap. Also check your thermostat. Also if you think its vapor lock just put some insulation type tape on your fuel pump to your carb.
@Spamalot
Its on the list of things to do.

likme
likme

@askme
fuel pump line*

MPmaster
MPmaster

@viagrandad
Blue smoke means you're burning oil, could be worse than white smoke

Methnerd
Methnerd

@MPmaster
Most of the time blue smoke from a sbc is the valve seals. Coastie, is there black crud under your valve covers? That'd do it too

likme
likme

@Fried_Sushi
Come unto me /I/, and imbue the knowledge of removing the front quarter panel of a 1968 Ford Fairlane, for in this hour of need Google has failed be, Bing has abandoned me, and my Manual has not yet arrived to bestow help and knowledge.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Hey guys, trying to get a 1973 Dodge Charger running. Not much of a car guy.

There's power to mechanical parts I think, but nothing to the rest of the car. Trying to jump start the car through the starter relay and a screwdriver cranks the car, but does not start.

There's no power to the interior, no dome light, no ignition buzz, no radio, nothing at all. Don't exactly know how to troubleshoot by checking ohm resistance, but I've tried and I can't really tell where the fault is.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Need_TLC
Well you seem to have power cut somewhere close to the battery.

Evilember
Evilember

@haveahappyday

Any idea how to figure out where?

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Need_TLC
Sounds like you are getting power to the starter but the ignition isn't getting power. Check the ignition fuse.

girlDog
girlDog

Pulled the trigger on buying the 289. Got damn near everything with it, cant wait til i start tearing into it tomorrow after work.
Im begining to think i need a name here.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@King_Martha
Found this online might help

likme
likme

@SomethingNew
The ignition circuit looks to be fuse number 1 with the blue wires

Emberburn
Emberburn

@likme

This is under the steering wheel? All I see is an 8 fuse box of which I've changed almost all of them and a bunch of wire connectors.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Emberburn

That one says it's for a Rallye cluster. Mine looks like the wiring diagram for the 73 charger on this site.

http://www.mymopar.com/72to76_wiring.htm

takes2long
takes2long

@SniperGod

I was under there and the ignition connector had a wire that melted that part of the connector, but didn't notice anything and the connector wouldn't come apart before so I yanked on it and pulled it apart and I'm assuming it's a part of the problem.

Should I just cut the wires on the bad pins and solder them together and see if that gives me anything?

JunkTop
JunkTop

@takes2long
Use a jumper lead to test it before soldering anything together.

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