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Engine ticking and smoking.
It is possible that the ticking sound you are hearing could be an exhaust manifold leak. This would also explain the gas type smell inside the car. An engine this age may have some oil leaks as well which could...
Brakes not working very well
I would definitely NOT drive this car as it is a major safety liability. I would be willing to bet that there is a hydraulic leak somewhere that is losing brake fluid, or master cylinder failure. I highly suggest hiring...
Will a 3.5L Ecoboost engine fit? How much work would it take to install one?
Hello, it is probably possible to fit that particular engine (or any engine really), with the features you like on that vehicle. However it will probably be expensive and will likely be a highly custom job that requires special parts,...
Car not turning over
Hello. There are several other things that will cause the car not to start, other than the battery or starter. Your fuel system needs to be checked, as well as the spark coming from the distributer to the spark plugs,...
Stalls reaching normal temperatures
Hi there. I don't think that this is an overheating issue. This sounds like a carburetor problem. If the choke is not working correctly, then this will occur. The choke needs to open when the engine is warm as the...
Possible carburetor problem
Hello! There are a few things i suggest checking to find the cause of the no start condition. I suggest checking the spark and fuel pressure. Also while trying to crank the vehicle look inside the carburetor to see if...
What type of carb to replace with?
Picking out the appropriate size carburetor is a factor of how much air your specific engine build will pump. This is measured in CFM's (cubic feet per minute). You are most likely correct in needing a smaller CFM carburetor. Your...

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