Classic/Antique Car Repair/Expert Profile


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Expertise

Mechanical, Body, Historical, MOPAR, GM, Ford, Packard, 1930-1975

Experience in the area

Former Chrysler Tech., Project Manager for Antique and Classic Car Dealership. Owner/Driver of Classic Cars Since 1972

Organizations

AACA, North GA Mopar Club, Packards International, W.P. Chrysler Club

Education/Credentials

High School Auto Shop plus Adult Night School

Past/Present Clients

California Car Company, Roswell, GA

What do you like about this subject?

It's my passion

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Always trying to improve technical knowledge. Is there a better way to do things using modern technology and parts in vintage cars without permanently deviating from originality? ie. I like drivers rather than musium pieces (they're full size models of the car they used to be!)

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Unhardened valve seats on small block Mopars will "ridge" severely in long-term use. Early Pinto 4 cyl have a tendency for flattened cam shafts at about the 60K level.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

There is no equal to an original car. Even showing a bit of wear, original trumps all but the most through, high buck restorations. And, even here, you end up with a hand-built car to tolerances not typically found in a manufactured originsl. Pintos and Vegas are junk, despite rising desirability with Boomers.

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Gabriel10/09/16101010Thank you,
Jim10/07/16101010 
Paul 11/16/15101010Thanks Bob! I will order a carb .....
ahall110/10/15101010thanks ,learned a lot
kevin07/15/15101010Thanks Robert Will try tomorrow Kevin

Recent Answers from Robert Russell

2016-10-16 1969 Ford Mustang engine problem:

Hi Charles,    I suggest you do a major tune up on your car including carb. rebuild, plug wire replacement,etc.    Here's why: It's difficult to give you a good diagnosis from here because it sounds like

2016-10-05 dip stick level:

Hello Gabe,    Sounds like you take VERY good care of your car. Congratulations!!    Years ago, my auto shop teacher taught me to use the back or non-marking side for measurement issues. Lost to time is

2016-09-27 1971 Eldorado transmission:

Hello Ron,    Sorry for the delay in my reply to you: I've been ill.    As a general statement, Cadillac drive trains from the early to mid-seventies are considered almost bulletproof. A '71 Eldorado uses

2016-06-25 1950 dodge b2b part:

Hello Scott,    You may have been looking at the wrong online sources. Your engine was built from 1934-1959 in cars and through 1962 in trucks so parts availability is still quite good. Plymouth and Dodge

2016-05-17 wipers on '54 Buick Special:

Hello Bert,    The most likely cause for your problem is in a rubber grommet on the internal linkage connecting the wiper motor to the windshield wiper post. This post feeds through the cowl to the windshield

 

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