On my 57-59 Coronets (4) there is, above the roof drip
channel, a substance that seems to be a hardened material that has deteriorated
over the years and is now cracked, curled or missing. What is this
substance, what is it's purpose, and what can be used to replace it
(assuming it must be replaced)?
I am about to get back to tackling the 59 coronet with
rewiring the wire between the starter solenoid and the ignition switch. It
fried all insulation off the wiring, and I am replacing the solenoid, ignition
switch and the wiring to eliminate any short that caused the problem. The
car is a good-running, 49k 4dr sedan, very solid for an Ohio car, and one I am
looking forward to restoring. That pushes the 57 4dr hardtop D500 and the
58 2dr hardtop to the back burner, and probably moves the 57 4dr sedan to be
moved out. The 59 is the most complete and needs the least at this
So many projects, so little time.