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Drum brakes not working
Hi. On older vehicles such as yours brakes are crucial due to the mass of the car. Drum brakes are known to last longer than disc brakes but do not hold the same stopping power and cooling ability. Wheel cycling...
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Truck stalls when loaded
Hello. The stalling could be caused by several different things. The truck's engine timing could be off, the air fuel mixture could be wrong, or the fuel pump might not be working as it should. My suggestion would be to...
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Car has been sitting
Hello. If you have leaks, it is best to determine what fluids are leaking. Engine coolant usually has a green or orange color, depending on the type of coolant used. It is usually sweet-smelling, if it is relatively clean. Engine...
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Need to get car running again after sitting
Well that depends on how the car was stored. If the car was stored properly, all that would need to be done is replace the fluids, put some gas in it, and it should be fine. If it was not...
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Buzzing noise under dashboard
Hello. A buzzing noise that goes up and down with engine RPM is usually caused by an issue with the alternator. It is either caused by it being shorted internally, it being loosely connected, or a bad ground connection to...
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What is wrong with my transmission? 1968 Chevy Impala
Hi there. It sounds like the transmission forward clutch plates are slipping. First check the fluid level and fluid condition by putting the dipstick fluid on a clean white towel and seeing if you see what looks like sand in...
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Car running rich
It can always be a challenge when addressing an issue with a classic car, such as with your 68’ Chevelle. Provided that your Chevy has not been modified, your problem may simply be found in the spark plugs. Each spark...
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Pulling during deceleration
Hello. I would check for uniformity of tire pressure in all four tires. Check for brake drag and failure to release at each wheel. A likely cause is an alignment or frame issue. Check that camber is within FSM specification...
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Random misfire in race car
If you are running a 13:1 compression in an engine then you will have to have high octane fuel. The first thing to do you should do is to check all the plugs to see if one is fouling out,...
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Maintaing power in a 1968 Charger
That baby was made for high-test gas. So, you have to buy the best gas you can find. I say use the Shell V-power if you live in the United States. That seems to be the best gasoline for those...
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3 speed column trans problem.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The shift linkage should first be checked to make sure it is going all the way in gear. Sometimes these vehicles had problems when motor mounts broke and it would not go into gear....
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Will turn over but won't start - 1968 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
Hello. You need to see if you have power to one side of the coil and blinking power on the other side when you crank the engine. If you do and no spark comes out of the coil, then replace...
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Trouble installing front suspension stock springs
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air. There are some pretty good spring compressors on the market now, made from servicing modern struts. I really like the half circle style that comes with a few...
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I think the motor is having a starting issue. New battery, separate solenoid, and put in a new starter. Are all the cables good?
Hey there. The starting system has to turn the engine over at a certain minimum rate (RPM) in order for the engine to catch and run. If there is no voltage drop between a new fully charged battery and the...
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I have oil smoking out of my oil dip stick and oil filler on my valve cover. Lots of smoke coming out of my PCV valve
Hey there. Worn piston rings create more crankcase fumes (i.e. the smoke you see coming out of breather tubes and orifices). This is called "blow-by". As long as the PCV valve stays clear, and the engine can handle the fume/clean...
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1968 Ford Mustang has an intermittent surge at idle
There are only two things that can cause this problem in this engine. One is the distributor timing jumping up and down due to worn out components inside the distributor. The other problem may be that the carburetor is not...

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