First of all i want to thank all o you that provided excellent possible solutions to my carburetor problem starting cold, but then after it was warmed up or hot, not starting again after 5 minutes, 15 or an hour later. Finally solved problem by process of elimination, had to tear down carburetor and cleaned out again all jets, ports, etc…found smaller than sand particles had clogged jets…! Why they went through the in-line gas filter, who knows…replaced it…put carburetor back together again…and…so far it’s starting at all times and running perfect. Thanks again for the input.
My new dilemma is troubleshooting my erratic speedometer, once I shift from Neutral to Drive and accelerate…the speedometer immediately starts to jump up and down…even at higher speeds…? What is best way to pin point problem…or…should I just replace the speedometer cable? If I need to replace the cable, where can I get one for my '54 Olds 98 holiday hrdtp…or do they have universal cables that will work for my car…or…shops that will rebuilt or make one for me…? All help is appreciated, thanks