oil all over the starter is very good indeed this is the reason why it doesn't kickdown, i though it was an electronic kickdown thing but its vacuum operated. And about the brakes, my pop just said, "oh the pads are supposed to rub on the disc" and then when it comes to weeping front and rear seals "its just a small leak i would worry about it" then again for the rubbers "ahh theres still rubber so why replace it when its not broken". I'm just about ready to strangle this man because of his cheapness, always insisting on spending as little as possible. Then lying to me that the car is perfectly fine and nothing wrong with it. On account of it stalling all the time (before the carb and electrics rebuild) "oh on hot days some old cars do stall". This man know nothing about cars or maintenance. Did i mention the front bearing where gone, what he says "so what if it wobbles a bit, all old cars wobble a bit, you worry to much, you'll get gray hairs with all this worrying" And how many times was my worrying right. Then he asks me to chip in with the repairs (he offered when he first gave me the car to pay for all the repairs, yet he didn't think i would be so competent), fair enough, but a little while later he tells how money he has in his retirement fund: 100 000+, yet he asks me to pay half of a meager $1400 for the engine repairs and half of the $2000 required for the front end rebuild.