Re: Brought my '65 Galaxie Convertable home yesterday.May 8 2012 at 10:01 AM
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Response to Brought my '65 Galaxie Convertable home yesterday.
Heck, I don't see any dents except for the trunklid....if theyre even slightly accessible from inside I'd approach them conservatively. Years ago I bought a $10 book from eastwood called something like the art of metal bumping.....great little book for understanding the old world (and intelligent) approach to working a dent back out. That and about $30 of body tools from them and I understand a lot more about working out dents so they need very little bondo in most cases....when I see a car where someone went willy-nilly at a dent these days it's painful to look at. That looks like a pretty straight car.
I'd probably squirt a little light oil into the cylinders, replace the points/condenser with motorcraft units, put oil with zinc in, spin the oil pump with a strong drill for a while, fill the carb and try running it for the minute it'd run.
FWIW since it sat for so long I might also check to see if the alternator diodes are still good... no point in frying the wiring.