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    Replaced the wire, Replaced the points but can’t...

    Replaced the wire, Replaced the points but can’t figure out how to mount the plate reliably. It seems to move around, not allowing the points to reliably rest against the cam. Is there something I’m...
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    Yes, I'm super grateful for John's assistance and...

    Yes, I'm super grateful for John's assistance and parts!

    Update: Cranking, but still no spark.
    Over the weekend I worked on the distributor and replaced the rotor and condensor. Still no spark...
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    Thanks, John, I'll do that. On the new...

    Thanks, John, I'll do that.

    On the new solenoid, I bypassed the two big studs (ground and positive) and got it to crank.
    When bypassing the positive stud and the small post #1, I get a loud...
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    Not yet! I'll install the Ignition switch tonight...

    Not yet! I'll install the Ignition switch tonight and see...
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    Installed a new coil and fuel filter... and took...

    Installed a new coil and fuel filter... and took another pic!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48828094832_017e9e2ec4_b.jpg
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    Yes. The family thought it was all just a pile of...

    Yes. The family thought it was all just a pile of stuff. They didn't even know there was a car there.
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    History correction: the car has been in a garage...

    History correction: the car has been in a garage since 1990. The owner passed away in 2003. The car was only brought out of storage this summer (2019) after 29 years of slumber and I will bring her...
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    Thank you, Rebels. I’ll investigate and report...

    Thank you, Rebels. I’ll investigate and report back!

    Another newbie question: What does this pedal do?

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    Ahh, I see what you mean. Yes, in my search I...

    Ahh, I see what you mean. Yes, in my search I never found an original red one. They were usually primer or rust!
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    OK, thank you. Still no start. Maybe it's a relay?

    OK, thank you. Still no start. Maybe it's a relay?
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    Question: How do you start a push button car with...

    Question: How do you start a push button car with no “Park” I’ve installed a new battery and new solenoid. Dash lights come on, but no ignition, just silence...
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    Just arrived!!! Now to get her started... ...

    Just arrived!!! Now to get her started...

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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48796147896_25e2aa2d3b_b.jpg
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    I'm confused. Wasn't Toreador Red (DQE-70773-DAL)...

    I'm confused. Wasn't Toreador Red (DQE-70773-DAL) a Plymouth Color for Belvederes for 1958? Or was there a limited red/white combo?

    https://ccco.s3.amazonaws.com/kb_photos/346/2677_8_low_res.jpg...
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    I don't think so, but here's a photo of the car...

    I don't think so, but here's a photo of the car with the previous owner in the late 1970's. Same original color. He always kept it garaged.
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    She arrives tomorrow after a 16 year sleep in a...

    She arrives tomorrow after a 16 year sleep in a cozy, California garage. I'm hoping to have her on the road this weekend.
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    I found a nice, shiny replacement radio. I'll hit...

    I found a nice, shiny replacement radio. I'll hit it with some tin foil and water to remove the tiny pits (works great for bumpers too!)
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    Yes! I'm thankful I found this one!

    Yes! I'm thankful I found this one!
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    ChrisFBartlett 4-door 58 Belvedere

    It's a 1958, Toreador Red, four door Belvedere. All original. And she arrives to me, at her new home in Los Angeles, next week.

    I had been scouring Craigslists across the country for months when...
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    OK. Looking for his tire specs. Whitewall width,...

    OK. Looking for his tire specs. Whitewall width, tire size. Thanks.
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    Doobster, Amazing, amazing Christine!! What tires...

    Doobster, Amazing, amazing Christine!! What tires are you running?
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    Parts arrived, quickly and in perfect condition...

    Parts arrived, quickly and in perfect condition from Big M! Thanks a million, John.
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    Thank you for the update, John.

    Thank you for the update, John.
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    Cool! Thanks, all for the warm welcome.

    Cool! Thanks, all for the warm welcome.
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    PM sent

    PM sent
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    Thank you. I have the spare inserts, but knowing...

    Thank you. I have the spare inserts, but knowing 57 molding works helps in my search. Thanks again.
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