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About kreed

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    Des Moines , Iowa
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    Buick Riviera 1963-1973

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  1. Thanks for the note Tom . I think you are exactly right . The numbers on the carbs are 3646 and 3645 . Am I to understand that the 64 dual quad set up did not have a kick down switch . When I pulled these off the 66 hot rod the kicdown switch was attached but I didn't really pay any attention to it as the carbs were pretty nasty - just dusted them off and sent them to Sparky. After he looked them over , he sent me a note saying that they were a "matched pair" from a 65 . A couple of references I saw state the the 3645 is a 64 OR a 65 but the 3646 is a 64 rear carb . Haven't received them yet from him but will check it out further when I get them and let you know. Thanks again for your expertise . KReed ROA 14549
  2. The original switch pitch was on the original carb set up and there was an extra one on the rear floorboard among the mice droppings and old beer cans .
  3. Thanks everyone - already sealed the ends . Jason, you are right that the rubber wants to come out on the bends on the trunk so will do it judiciously . Also noted the "joint" you mentioned on the right side nearest the bumper . KReed ROA 14549
  4. Replacing the rubber trunk seal on one of my cars - getting two trains of thought on whether to use an adhesive or not . Would love to hear thoughts on the use or no use of the 3M adhesive ( or others ) on any part of the car seal i.e. trunk, roof rails , doors, etc. Thansks. KReed ROA 14549
  5. For anyone needing an original carb rebuild ,wanted to give Sparky's Carb Sevice in Milwaukee a little shout out. These dual carbs came off a 66 Riviera which had been a hot rod and then left in a field in northern Iowa for 29 years when I drug it out of the weeds last Fall. The " before " pictures are actually after I spent a few hours pulling out mice nest and cobwebs ! Apparently they originally came off a 65 Rivi GS according to numbers on the carbs . Putting them on my 66 MW code GS. Sent them to Sparky and he worked some miracles even on the kick down unit. Not what I call inexpensive but you get what you pay for in quality from him . I highly recommend him .
  6. Jason - your car is in the ultimate garbage which it so well deserves ! Looking at heated floors but at $6 SF probably going to be out of my budget . Considering epoxy vs polished concrete right now . Polished concrete about twice as high so lots to consider . Appreciate everyone's input so far . Always great to hear from everyone .
  7. Would like to start a new topic where members describe or show how they store/ show their cars as it seems many people have more than one ( it is an serious addiction ,admit it) and if you are like me, my home two car garage is full and my daily drivers set outside in the Iowa winters ( wife not happy). I currently rent space at a close-by local storage unit where each of my cars is located Iin a 10X20 ' "box" that barely lets me open the doors without banging them and costs me $100 month? Of course, my fat belly doesn't help any but that's another story. Would love to see some pictures posted from members . I am currently planning a storage building near to my home and would like to have some ideas of what others have done . Particularly interested to know whether a pole barn, old barn , steel frame , roofing, siding, insulation, heating, cooling , flooring,sprinklered, etc - lessons learned , etc . Thanks KReed ROA 14549
  8. Chassis finished in satin black which was the right choice-smooth as silk. thanks for all the advice . Now onto the body .Hidden VINs there but unreadable KReed ROA 14549
  9. All this advice appreciated . The damage is only on 4-5 of the pinion gear . Perhaps Will try the suggestion of grinding off a few of the rough spots . Is it true that if you do replace the differential , you should always have a "matched " set of ring and pinion gears and not just replace a pinion gear ( assuming you could find one ) ? Aren't these machined identically ? And therefore work with any other ring gear .? Thought it was a little weird that you couldn't interchange them but these kinds of things are well over my pay grade . Thread lock is a great idea. Thanks for all the comments. KReed ROA 14549
  10. Thanks Tom - that is very good to know and makes perfect sense. And yes , splines = gears . Appreciate the advice. KReed ROA 14549
  11. Thought I would post a few pics of my differential after it was taken apart. Four of the bolts that secure the ring gear were completely out and ground up and laying in the bottom of the housing . Three of the remaining bolts were loose and could be unscrewed with my fingers . At least 4 or 5 of the splines on the pinion gear are damaged although difficult to see on the pics . The splines on the ring gear look OK .There was also some evidence of some minor damage to the housing where the bolts had been banging around . There is no question that they damaged the pinion gear . Why this happened I have no idea . This is a 60K mile car but maybe driven hard at one time ?... Does vibration cause the bolts to back out? .... Are these bolts normally torqued ?
  12. Thank Tom - just sent you a PM . Ken Reed
  13. Tom - I think that is exactly what happened. My guy said there were two loose bolts in the casing when he opened it . Apparently chewed up a couple of the splines on the pinion gear .mi am going to look at it tomorrow and might put up a couple of pictures . Ken
  14. Thanks much -will continue to explore options and any suggestions as where to find one or an alternative greatly appreciated . KReed ROA 14549
  15. Thanks for everyone's input. Going over tomorrow to look for myself at the gears - just going by what I have been told by the guy who tore it down. He said that several of the splines on both the ring and pinion were damaged - not sure how it would happen but he said someone has definitely " been in there at some point" . Way over my pay grade but will get some photos and try to post them . KReed ROA 14549