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Federated52

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About Federated52

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    Frederick, PA
  • Interests
    Classic & Antique cars

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  • Name
    Todd
  • Gender
    Male
  • Year
    1969
  • Car
    G.T.O.
  • Engine
    400
  • Style
    Convertible
  • Color
    Liberty Blue

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  1. Federated52

    '69 GTO problems ???

    Thank You indymanjoe. It was my fathers. He bought it & let it sit in a garage since 1981. About 5 years after he passed away I finally got it running, driving, & stopping. (Hopefully) Now to get it insured, transfer the title, and register it in my name. Then I can start actually driving it.
  2. Hey everyone, I have a few cars that have the original (Old) paint (acrylic) & a couple cars that were repainted in acrylic many years ago (At least 30 years). I was wondering if there is a good wax to use on those surfaces as opposed to the clearcoat of today. Is the "store shelf" waxes fine or is there ones made especially for the old paint. I know it sounds like a dumb question, but just thought I would throw it out there. Thanks
  3. Federated52

    '69 GTO problems ???

    I will give it a shot. It is when I turn it all the way one way or the other. I'll let you know if it works.
  4. Federated52

    '69 GTO problems ???

    Thank You. Good question. It sounded like the tires, but could be a belt......I did put new belts on. Will have to check to see if they are tight. Thanks for the heads up.
  5. Federated52

    '69 GTO problems ???

    Took it out of the garage, drove it up & down driveway a few times, tried the top. Did not try the lights. Everything was good, but the tires really sgueeled when I turn sharped. I think it just may be old tires.
  6. Federated52

    '69 GTO problems ???

    Turn signal issue fixed.......Hopefully. Added trans fluid to motor (made a mess) top is going up & down much better now. Put a 30 amp fuse in 'cause it kept blowing 20 amp fuses. "Dieseling" issue fixed......Hopefully. Thank You again for the help.
  7. Federated52

    '69 GTO problems ???

    Ok well I think I found the turn signal issue. The taillight housing bolts were loose, so the ground wire was only making contact once in a while. I tightened the housing bolts & it seems to be working fine now. I did put dielectric grease on all the bulbs just to add some insurance. The top motor is working, just very slowly. I blew a fuse were you said to look. It just maybe low on fluid. I will have to see if I somehow find out what fluid is used in it. I heard you cannot mix them or it will blow out the motor? As for the "dieseling", I did turn down the idle on the carb, started it & let it run for about 5 min, then shut it off & no "dieseling" took place. It just shut right off. So hopefully I just have to add a little fluid to it & it will be fine. I will let you know how I make out. Thanks again for all the help, Todd
  8. Federated52

    '69 GTO problems ???

    For some reason when I checked the turn signals today they worked fine. Maybe just a loose connection somewhere. Don't know what the RPM is at idle. I can try lowering the idle on the carb to see if that does the trick. A friend helped me set the timing at the end of the season last year, but still could be off. The carb was rebuilt about a year ago. When I push the button for the conv. top I hear no sound at all. So sounds like I'll be looking for a new motor if the switch is working. How hard is it to change the motor for a novice? (I never had to change one.) My neighbor does Mustang (Ford) restorations, but he is very busy, so I thought I would try on my own first. Thanks for all you're help, I will try to trouble shoot them over the weekend.
  9. Federated52

    '69 GTO problems ???

    Hey everyone, I have just got a '69 GTO up & running after approx. 20+ years of storage. It starts & runs fine, but when I turn the key off it sputters & spits for approx. 30 seconds before completely shutting off. Also, the right turn signal works fine inside & out, but the left does not work at all inside & out. When I put on the 4-way flashers they all work. The last problem I have is the convertible top worked when I put it away for the winter last fall (Although a little slowly), but now it does not work at all. Any help with any of these problems would be really helpful. I know there are many smart people on here that could help so thanks ahead of time. Thanks Again, Todd
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