53 cavalier just won't fire

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:40 pm

You would know better than I if it's driveable, but I'd think if either of the two possible situations I mentioned are the cause of the problem, it certainly won't be particularly pleasurable to drive. And a small amount of use isn't likely to cause further damage though one always wants to avoid driving more than necessary with a vacuum leak.

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Coach Js » Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:36 pm

Haha, very true sir.

There was a vacuum leak where the vacuum line connects to the carb. I needed to tighten the connection more. Definitely helped.

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Coach Js » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:21 am

I have some missing bolts on the radiator shroud. I went to my local hardware store and had no luck finding a match. Any ideas on where I could get bolts for my radiator shroud? I would like a full set so they all match. However, I need at least 6 to fill in ones that are currently missing.

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Coach Js » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:18 am

Can someone please identify this gasket? Is this the distributor gasket?
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Gasket?

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Dave Czirr » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:52 am

Measurements or indication of size would sure be helpful, but it looks like a thermostat housing gasket. Can't recall any distributor gasket with that configuration.

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Coach Js » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:15 am

Center hole diameter is 2.25"
Center to center on the small holes is 3.5"

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Coach Js » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:18 am

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measurements

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Packard fan » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:39 am

Yep,definitely a thermostat housing gasket.

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Coach Js » Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:48 pm

Thank you. I was given a box of random parts the other day. Most are transmission pieces. Now I know what this gasket is for. Thank

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Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Post by Coach Js » Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:49 pm

would a 55 patrician have the same transmission as my 53 caviar? That's what the parts were for

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