<VV> Some early questions about an early.

Michael Kovacs kovacsmj at sbcglobal.net
Fri May 1 13:16:18 EDT 2009

PG are trough trans. Carefully check the fluid trans level when hot. Next may be the vacuum line from engine to trans. If it leaks it will result in a bad shift. Next may be vacuum modulator.

Gas smell-  Not the fill up. Easy to rebuild the two carbs. Pay attention to the float and its settings. Check hose under car by the fuel tank sender.

 Warning: if it continues to smell from gas- leave it out side till you get to fix it.

From: "JKFG717 at aol.com" <JKFG717 at aol.com>
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Sent: Friday, May 1, 2009 12:17:55 PM
Subject: <VV> Some early questions about an early.

I had the recently purchased 1960 700 out and about yesterday. It has just  
over 50,000 miles. I wanted to change the oil and get a general feel for  
the car. I noticed that when going up hill from a stop the Trans. slips. If 
you  give it more gas it slams into forward. Any thoughts? Is a PG a 
reasonable  rebuild at a tranny shop? I filled her up with gas while I was out. A  
couple of hours later I noticed that the house smelled of gas. I have an  
attached garage, all the doors closed. It was so bad that I thought the car had 
dropped a couple of gallons. I looked and felt underneath first, no fuel.  
Opening the engine compartment it was more intense on the left side. 
Looking  down the right side of the left carb with a flashlight I saw a drip and 
noticed  the shroud was a little damp. I tightened down the top carb screws 
and put a  tell tale blue paper around it and have not noticed any more fuel. 
Coincidence to the fill up? It was an easy drive on a cool day and I 
worked on  the car a couple hours before the smell permeated the house. Any 
thoughts?  Thanks, Jim
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