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What is this dashboard/windshield accessory on Columbo's car?
We know that Detective Lt. Columbo drove a 1959 Peugeot Convertible Model 403 - and in this video you can see it in action. I've cued the video to this image: What is that interesting "...
What could this part be circled in green of this Bizzarini 5300?
The Bizzarini 5300 GT has the Chevrolet 327 l76 small block. In some versions it has the 4 barrel holley and it looks like the regular l76 327 from chevrolets of the day but when they put 4 Weber DCOE ...
What is the plastic plug for on the bottom of an SU HS4 Carburettor Piston?
Please could somebody explain the purpose of this plastic plug on the bottom of my SU HS4 carburettor piston? The lip of the plug protrudes very slightly from the bottom of the piston (shown bottom ...
Where can I get a schematic of the houdaille rotary shock absorber?
Rotary shock abosrbers were used in period cars examples are: Ford model A, also bugatti, and ferrari. Does this type of rotary shock absorber use silicone viscous fluid as a dampener or some spring ...
What were those small light up oval emblems called on late 70s early 80s called?
I can remember my parents having these little oval lights with the Oldsmobile emblem printed on them installed on the C pillar (on the vinyl top no less) of our 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass. I can ...
Finding a Capacitor (Condenser) for an ignition coil
How would one go about calculating the necessary specs for a capacitor to be paired with an ignition coil?
Honda Contact Points Breaker Stuck Closed
In troubleshooting starting issues I found that the points breaker on my 1974 125XL is fused shut. Beyond soaking it in pb blaster (which has been my approach thus far) any recommendations for freeing ...
Ignition Coil Not Working With Points/Stator Current
I have an Ignition Coil connected to a points and the motors stator. I have tested both with leds and the power generated by kicking the motor over blew both, the stator produced a solid light and the ...
Wiring an advancer to an ignition coil
An image for reference: Ignition Coil Leftmost (1 pin) Advancer second from left (1 pin) Gearbox second from right (4 pin) Battery Rightmost (4 pin, Positive, negative and a loopback) I have ...
What deal-breakers should I be looking for before buying a late 1970s Rolls-Royce?
I am looking at a late '70s Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow with around 70,000 miles on it. There is no significant rust, the exterior is in good shape, and the interior front seat leather and wood veneer ...
Charging a motorcycle battery with no exposed leads
I am trying to charge this battery with this charger: However The connectors are as such: The battery is 6V, 4Ah The charger operates at 6v, 1A Without an obvious way to connect these im a bit ...
Dual Window Regulators
I'm not sure if this is an appropriate place to ask this question, but does anyone know why a car would need two window regulators per door? I can't figure out which car this is, so I don't even know ...
I'm trying to figure out the date of this puch moped
I'm trying to figure out the date of this puch moped its kick start
Leaf spring preparation
I have a 1973 series 3 landrover, and have been fortunate to pick up some replacement leaf springs with much less wear than my existing set. The vehicle is moderately stock, but has a 6 cylinder ...