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by Dave Czirr
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 144
Views: 7449

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Visual examination of spark plugs can provide a powerful diagnostic for engine condition and problems. How about pictures of the electrode end of the old plugs? If they all appear about the same, photos of just one. If there are differences between them, photos of the extremes. Good decision to stay...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 144
Views: 7449

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Not a question that has a simple, direct answer. Regular 87 octane is already more octane than was needed and commonly used when your car was built. Are you getting any benefit from the extra unneeded octane- no. More so the case for 90 octane w/o ethanol although with it you could advance your timi...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 144
Views: 7449

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

If your car is doing a steady diet of high speed Interstate driving, regularly pulling a heavy trailer, or similar steady aggressive use, then a true lead replacement additive would be recommended. Otherwise, no except perhaps for the V8 Caribbeans. Tetraethyl lead was added to gasoline primarily as...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 144
Views: 7449

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Lead substitute isn't tetraethyl lead and is of debatable value; in my opinion just another snake oil of little or no benefit but likewise causes no harm. Ethanol-free gas is certainly a good choice and you're fortunate it's available in your area, I wish it were available in mine. Wishing you happy...
by Dave Czirr
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: Spark Plug Wires 28 526 Runabout
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Spark Plug Wires 28 526 Runabout

I don't have the specific knowledge to confirm they are correct, but I do have good confidence in Brillman.
by Dave Czirr
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 144
Views: 7449

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Glad to hear all is OK now, though I don't understand why. With no-lead gasoline a set of spark plugs should be good for tens of thousands of miles.
by Dave Czirr
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Electrical & Fuel
Topic: 1938 Packard
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: 1938 Packard

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by Dave Czirr
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: Advice on purchase needed
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Advice on purchase needed

Whether "legit" or not (and I haven't a clue), I'd be reluctant to consider a car where the seller doesn't even bother to clear the debris off it, give it a quick wipe-down or cleaning, and take more informative photographs. Based on what I can see, I think it's overpriced by about half. Be patient ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 144
Views: 7449

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Well, that's positive confirmation that you have fuel available in the carburetor. Have you checked for spark at the plugs while cranking the engine with the ignition switch on? Have you tried another ignition condenser? Your symptoms are suggestive of condenser failure and such failures seem to be ...
by Dave Czirr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 144
Views: 7449

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Care to explain just how you see fuel entering the carburetor? If you have a glass-bowl fuel filter between the pump and the carburetor, just seeing turbulence in the bowl doesn't guarantee that fuel is flowing into the carb, a more definitive test would be to remove the fuel line at the carburetor ...