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  1. Hi, Found out today that my passenger side exhaust manifold is cracked in 2 places. Leaving on July 16th for a BCA regional event in Cedar Rapids. Would like to take care of it before we leave. If I can get one by Monday my shop can put it in Tuesday. Not critical, but would be nice. What is the price for a good used manifold? I have found one that seems pricey $150 + S & H. Any things I should be aware of before purchasing? Anyone out there have one they would like to sell? I have been trying to contact as many people as possible. Would prefer to purchase from people I have dealt with rather than e-bay. Thanks for any help. Bill
  2. New (to me) manifold in with new bolts and french locks. Off to Iowa tomorrow. Quietly! Bill
  3. I just wanted to give a shout out to James Kehr of BestOfferCounts LLC. James went out of his way when he did not have to and made sure that I got my manifold in time so that I could have it installed before I left for Iowa tomorrow. I have purchased several things from James through the years for my Riviera. He has always supplied me with quality parts, given me great service and is very easy to work with. He is an ROA member and advertises in the Riview. Give him a try. Bill
  4. For sale is a tested, working glove box light switch typical of the type used on General Motors cars and trucks in the 40's, 50,s and 60's. The switch is in good used condition. The switch also has the retaining nut. This particular switch was taken from a 1963 Pontiac Tempest. $5.00 plus shipping. Please PM me if interested. Thanks. Bill
  5. For sale is a 1946 Pontiac 16" wheel, hub cap and trim ring. All of the pieces appear to be in reasonably good shape. This was hanging in the garage when my parents purchased our house in 1967. I had Pontiac collector cars and this hung proudly in my garage/shop for many years. I now have a 1963 Buick Riviera. Rather than hang on to it I would like it to go to someone who can use it. A kind member of the forum identified the year of the wheel for me and suggested a fair selling price. $50.00 OBO plus shipping. Please PM me if interested. Thanks. Bill
  6. For sale is a hat for the Pontiac Oakland Club International. This hat was purchased at the 2001 Pontiac Oakland Club International Convention in Red Wing Minnesota.The hat has never been worn and is in excellent condition. Size large. $10.00 plus shipping Please PM me if interested. Thanks. Bill
  7. My brother-in-law and I heading there Thursday morning with or without a cracked manifold. Looking forward to it. Bill
  8. Unfortunately, I did not learn/heed the warnings about the problems with the water in the muffler soon enough. I have drilled a drainage hole but, I see there is some rot on the bottom and I am figuring that it's not going to last too much longer. I know this is a long shot but, thought I would ask anyway. Does anyone out there have a muffler that they would be willing to sell or know someone that has one that they are willing to sell? I would prefer OEM. If I am unable to find an OEM muffler I would turn to other sources such as Waldrons. Does anyone have any experience with their mufflers? Are they constructed the same way internally and function as OEM? Any advice or help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Bill
  9. Muffler found. My thanks to Zimm63.
  10. Manifold found and on its way. Thanks to those who lent their assistance.
  11. Ed, Thanks for mentioning that. I saw that today and totally forgot about it. Bill
  12. What would a reasonable price to pay for one be? Thanks. Bill
  13. Tom, If I can't find something before I leave next week, I will be in contact after we get back. Thanks. Bill
  14. Winston, Thank you for that tip. Bill
  15. Tom, Would using a 64-66 set up still allow my current exhaust to hook up to it or would I need to have a new header pipe made? Where would one find the heat riser valve, gasket and studs? Thanks for your help. Bill
  16. For sale is an ad for the Oakland Eight from the May, 1930 Ladies Home Journal. The ad is contained in a very nice looking antique frame. The size of the framed ad is 10 5/8" X 7 3/4. $10.00 plus shipping. Please PM me if interested. Thanks. Bill
  17. Thanks for that info Tom. I was just curious about the standard Riv set up. That is what I have with the GS configuration on my car. It is quiet but, there is a pleasing V8 rumble at the tail pipes. Bill
  18. Tom, I agree and I get it. All you asked in post number 8 is if I needed a GS replacement muffler, I didn't know at that time as I did know what the specs of a GS system were nor the specs of a standard system. Because I did not have specific numbers I had no idea what my system was. All you had stated to that point was the GS was "bigger". Bigger than what? Bigger is abstract unless one has numbers or quantities to compare. GS= 2 1/4" header, 1 7/8" over axle, 2" out My car (stated in post 10, 13 & 14)= 2 1/4" header, 2" over axle, 2" out with no adapter, Muffler is a GS muffler (was on shelf for 30-40 years, so why not a GS?) Regular Riviera= 1 7/8" over axle, 1 7/8" out, ? header. For my own knowledge what is the size of the header pipe for a regular Riviera system? Thanks for the info. Bill
  19. Tom, I thought I had explained that in post # 10, which is the same post you just quoted in post 13. My shop ran 2 1/4" headers back to the rear axle, then 2" pipe over the axle into the muffler and 2" out. From that info and the info you just stated in your last post, that means the muffler on my car is a GS muffler. What is the normal Riv configuration? 2" headers and 1 7/8" over the axle and the tails or was it 1 7/8" all the way? Bill