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How to set a carburetor on a big block 454? I think the carburetor is a 600 cm
Hi - As excited as most of our team would be to work on a classic, big-block 'Vette, that is not a service we can offer at this time. I would check references by other Corvette forum members on a...
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Noise after the car is turned off, car idles rough - 1973 Nissan 240Z
Hello. It sounds like the starter relay might be bad and is causing the starter to stay on, which is the clicking noise that you are hearing. There could also be a problem with the starter solenoid. The problem you...
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Smoke from the dashboard, parking lights won't turn off
Hello. It sounds like there is a short in the wiring harness of the car. If the wiring comes into contact with other wiring, this may cause a short and smoke from the dashboard. This sometimes happens due to old...
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Lost all power to the car
Turning on one additional switch creating a loss of all power suggests you have a short somewhere in your system. The additional power draw that the extra fan is creating puts an additional load on voltage being supplied to other...
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Battery wont stay charged
It appears the alternator is providing the correct charge (within range) to the battery at 12.6 volts. This also suggests that the voltage regulator is working properly. You may have a slight power draw coming from somewhere in the car....
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So a friend and I spent 2 days putting a brand new generator in the Beetle, but it went bad this morning. Why.?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide some insight. There are a few issues that may be happening. First, the voltage regulator for the generator may be bad and caused over or under charge conditions. Or, the...
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Car won't start.
It is very likely that you have an issue with your starter. If you have lights and other power electronics working in your vehicle but it will not turn over, this is a sign that the starter has failed or...
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Car died when passing another car - 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle
I would check first for fuel and spark to inspect the linkage coming from the throttle pedal to the throttle valve on the engine. With these items present and good compression, the engine should turn over and start. If you...
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My truck will sometimes run in park but whenever I switch gears. It dies when going into either drive or reverse
Hi, thanks for writing in. A weak idle is most often caused by vacuum leaks in the intake system. This can be a loose or leaking vacuum hose (including hose to modulator on the transmission), leaking or stuck open exhaust...
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What is the prcedure of replacing an accelerator pump on a 73 monte carlo with a 2 BBl
For a carburetor and car of this age I would not recommend just trying to install another accelerator pump in the carburetor. The fuel system in this car was not designed to work with the new fuels in use today...
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need rear sway bar links replaced and dashboard temp. gauge needs replaced
Hi there. Has an inspection been performed that determined the failure of those items? If not, a proper inspection performed by a qualified technician is strongly suggested to avoid replacing unnecessary parts. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can...
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84 dodge truck 440 with 727 trans put into 73 charger
Hi there. You can put a big block engine into a 73 charger, however, you will have to adjust the engine mounts to accommodate the larger engine. The transmission should bolt up to the transmission mount bracket. The driveshaft will...
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Yes I have 1973 Chevy dump truck the temperature connecter coming from electric thermostat melted all the way to my dash.
Hi there. Check the temperature sensor on the engine. If the wiring melted off, then the sensor has caused a short to ground on or near the wire. This will heat up the wire and make it burn. If the...
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Headers that fit my car with a manual transmission? 1973 Ford Mustang
Check Cjpony, Jegs, or Summit Racing. They all carry headers that include your model.
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Won't start, so many possibilities can't figure out why
It is quite likely that the old battery was too weak to turn the engine over which is why it just clicked when trying to start. The new battery has plenty of power to turn the engine over which is...
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73 f100 360 FE lurches then stalls when put in gear
Hi there. Typically when you put the truck in gear and it stalls, it's caused by a fuel delivery problem; usually a defective fuel pump, dirty fuel filters or a fuel filter installed backwards in some instances. It could also...
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Brake hose instructions states that hose must be straightened and left in warm area before installation. How important is this.
As long as the length is correct, and the ends on the hose match those that are being replaced, it really should not be a big deal. If the hose is installed and won't be driven for a week anyway,...
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Can I use gasket maker as sealant for my oil pan?
Using gasket maker in place of an oil pan gasket works sometimes. However, what I recommend is using a the actual cork/rubber gasket with a thin coat of The Right Stuff brand gasket sealant applied to both the engine block...
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My key is stuck in the ignition.
The female screw hole is not the release, but there is a slim slot very close to that which is the release and it can be activated using a small flat blade tool like a small flat head screwdriver.Consider hiring...
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1973 Jeep CJ-5 304 V-8. Vehicle starts right away but dies as soon as the key is released to "run" position.
Hi there. I would assume that your problem is related to the ignition cylinder on the dash. It's possible that either the ignition is damaged, or perhaps a ground wire behind the dash is loose. You should be able to...

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