Showing articles & questions for topic
1960

Related questions

Question
Jeep running rough
An older vehicle like this requires a lot more hands-on tuning and adjustment. Things such as timing, dwell, spark plug, point gap, and carburetor adjustments all should be finely tuned. Getting a vehicle running requires knowledge of those adjustments and...
Question
Fuel gauge broke.
It sounds like you may have a bad sending unit in the fuel tank. Sometimes the old fuel sending unit floats no longer float in the fuel tank and will not show the proper level, these must be replaced. I...
Question
Car backfires
Engine backfiring usually indicates flooding from the carburetor on older cars. Sometimes the needle and seat in the carburetor stick and cause it to flood fuel into the engine. I would recommend having a technician from YourMechanic come out and...
Question
Possible electrical issue in a 1960 Ford F-350
This vehicle being more than 55 years old would require an expert mechanic. You could have a simple battery issue, or more complex problems involving wiring, or starter issues. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from...
Question
Float valve stuck
Hello. If the engine is running rich or flooding from too much fuel then the flaot may be stuck open. If it is not closing then it will barely run, if at all. It this started right after this carburetor...
Question
My new gas gauge should read from about 10 o'clock for empty and about 2 o'clock for full. My needle goes to about 5 o'clock.
You would need to see if the sending unit is shorted to ground. If you test it with an ohm meter you should get somewhere between the 5 and 30 ohms. If you are getting 5, then the gauge will...
Question
Was k10 made in the 60s and what does k and c stand for
Hey there. The C10 is a 2-wheel drive 1/2 ton and the K10 is a 4-wheel drive 1/2 ton. The first C/K designations were first used from 1960 to 1973.
Question
Fuel problem in 1960 F-100
First, you'd want to make sure that the carburetor isn't getting full of crud. So pull the top off of the carburetor and look inside. If it's full of debris, even though you have a new fuel pump, you're going...
Question
Poured coolant in engine, now it won't run.
Hello. If you poured anti-freeze into the engine crank case, then it may very well be possible that a serious mechanical issue has occurred. If any water or antifreeze find their way into the engine, they can contaminate the oil...
Question
Brakes don't work properly. Hard to push - 1960 Jeep CJ5
Since you do not have power brakes, a clogged hose line or fitting may be the cause or a sticking/binding caliper may be the issue. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic,...
Question
How to get my truck home with no brakes but a engine.
Hello. I would highly advise against driving a vehicle without brakes, as a vehicle with no brakes is unfit to drive on the road as you will not be able to safely stop the vehicle. Also, depending on your local...
Question
The fluid in the power steering pump is overheating.
Hi there. There is a blockage in the system causing the pump to purge and build up to max pressure. Check the hoses and see if there is any issues with fluid flow. If the steering is easy to move...
Question
Distributor
It is not the gears that is not lining up but the bottom of the distributor is not lining up with the oil pump. You will need to remove distributor and using a socket and extension go into distributor hole...
Question
Automatic transmission grinds when put in reverse
Hi there. Typically a grinding noise upon shifting is caused by a gear misalignment or the gear not fully engaging due to the wrong linkage being used. This is common with tranny swaps like you've described. The first thing I'd...
Question
old fiat specialist
Hi Enrique. Our certified mechanics are ASE certified and some have individual component specialties, however, older Fiat's are not among them. The Fiat 600 Multipla is one of the most unique cars ever built, so I hope you can find...
Question
Shift Linkage is shifting but transmission is not engaging?
Hi there. On these older Ford manual transmissions, there is a series of internal springs and levers that operates the linkage internally. It's likely that those springs or other internal damage inside the transmission is the source of your problem....
Question
i cant find hydraulic lifter replacements on your quoting. is it an option?
If you pulled out one or more of your push rods you may have had a lifter pulled out of its hole and it would of fell onto the top of the engine block under the intake manifold. You will...
Question
I recently moved to Greensboro North Carolina and would like to find a mechanic that would work on a antique 1960 VW
The services that you are requesting are all offered by YourMechanic. You can obtain a detailed written quote, and schedule the repairs to suit your needs, by simply visiting YourMechanic’s Services page. Once on the Services page, please click on...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question