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    reside in Orlando,Fl...owned 65 RIV nearing completion after 20 yrs of restoration....orig.blue/wht int, now silv/ blk int....
  1. Took a quick look at the website.....looks like one of those situations where "if you have to ask you probably can't afford it". (No prices posted can't be great for business.)
  2. Years ago I performed what I consider to be a definitive comparison between Krylon & Rustoleum. I had always trusted Rustoleum products, but was a little aggravated that my local Home Depot only carried their brand. When the competitor opened up nearby I took the opportunity to buy the Krylon versions of the same colors & finishes and applied them both to similar surfaces under the same conditions. Without a doubt Krylon is far superior in all categories. I find it humorous that they are like Coke & Pepsi, with obvious contractual agreements to limit certain retailers to their product only. But thats biz I guess.
  3. RIP,Bill. Great American Hero + Great American Auto = Gold! Good to see you on the forum, Gene. Drew
  4. I have an extra '65 remote control mirror which I have tried everywhichway to configure the bezel to look even remotely acceptable on the passenger side. Sure you could mount it, but it will always point down & out, which is exactly what you'll be after you suffer the ridicule which you may have noticed is already happening as we speak. What we need is someone with the ability to cut & weld or recast a mirror(pun intended)image of the drivers side. The cost would probably be prohibitive, but I'll wager enough of us would want one to make it doable. Somebody out there casts horn bars. Why not a passenger mirror (aside from the fact that it will suck as a mirror (but look great)) Get on it, somebody!
  5. Lee Carroll is listed in the Riview as the regional coordinator for the ROA for the San Diego area. His number is in the back of the Riview or on the ROA website. He may be the one to contact, who knows.
  6. thanks for all the info, guys! The pertronix II is on its way from Amazon, along w a 45,000V Flamethrower coil. Will let you know how it goes. Drew
  7. Im wanting to keep everything looking stock. Thats why the Petronix ll appealed to me. However there are quite a few different Petronix coils. Any recommendations?
  8. Greetings! I want to switch my '65 to electronic ignition. After a little research I'm thinking about the Petronix ll. Can I get a "customer rating" from anyone? Can anyone recommend a better one? And should I replace the stock coil with a high performance one at the same time. Any tips on installation ? Any info on the subject will be greatly appreciated. Drew
  9. Wonder where that righthand mirror came from. Not an option as far as I know, but looks just like the original. Maybe Jay shelled out some big bucks for a reverse casting.
  10. greetings Verde, you'll find several on Ebay, new & used RIVNIK
  11. Hey Ed! Are you positive that the gasket goes under the steel plate? If so, mine is "backward", with the steel plate stuck pretty tightly to the manifold with some unknown sealant, & the paper gasket between the plate & carb. This is a '65 (Carter AFB)
  12. 65 clock

    I removed the clock from my '65 and stored it for posterity (the day I sell the car)probably never). I always switch off my battery disconnect when not driving, so it's never correct. I found the hole & location perfect for an oil pressure gauge. After a search of local parts stores & the net I was able to find a Sun gauge which fits the hole perfectly & nearly matches the appearance of the other instrumentation( very important). For me, knowing the current oil pressure is way more comforting than knowing the time, and the installation is easy (& easily reversed). BTW, there is a proper working '65 clock for sale on Ebay.... a little rough but could be restored. Drew
  13. Could that hole have been added after design & production to change the note/intensity or to solve a vibration problem?
  14. WOOOHOOO! Im RICH! RRRRICH, I tell you!!!