Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
She (doesn't) like it hot ...
New problem I thought I'd throw out here and get your opinions..
Last weekend, I took the '63 out for another long drive, figuring I'd blow out some more of her cobwebs, and what-not. So I treated her to a tank full of Premium (which seems overboard for her puny 230 6cyl.) and put some Lucas fuel system cleaner in with it, and off we went.
I noticed that when this car's cold - it purrs like a kitten... and the hotter it gets, the crappier she runs and idles even worse. I never noticed it before, but it was apparent this past weekend, as I kept driving - stopping for a long while (and she'd cool down) - then driving another 40 miles... etc.
My buddy says the lifters aren't adjusted correctly.. I'm thinking it's the points, or the carburetor - but I'm stumped.
'63 Impala Sedan