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About rodneybeauchamp

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  • Birthday 10/09/1954

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    Encounter Bay, South Australia
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    1963 Buick Riviera, 1938 Series 40 Special coupe, model railway, tinkering, improving things, swap meets, living life.

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  1. rodneybeauchamp

    Tune a 1963 using a vacuum gauge

    I still have one left to do, which is happening real soon cheers
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    Tune a 1963 using a vacuum gauge

    Can you let me know where you tapped into for the vacuum source ( any chance of a photo) My β€˜63 is set by the book with a dwell and tachometer and one particular hill gives me grief with pinging. Am running 95 and 98 Octane but still pings when overtaking with near WOT. Might bring it down to 8-9 degrees BTDC . be interested in how you did it and the readings you ended up with. Rodney πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    Remote Side Mirror Repair

    Great news Tom, the top one looks like β€˜63 and β€˜64 plain knob, the other not sure, perhaps others could chime in. Great idea thinking outside the box at the dental clinic. Rodney πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    6 volt battery maintainer

    Hi, I use a solar panel charger bought from a 4WD outlet for my 12V Buick Riviera and I leave it connected all the time. Highly recommend it. Has been in use for three years without any issue. Would also like to find a six volt version for the β€˜38 Buick but no such luck. just my two bobs worth Rodney πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    β€˜29 DeSoto hub cap wanted

    Hi, friend is looking for the alloy hub cap to suit his β€˜29 DeSoto six cylinder four door touring car. We are located down under in Australia. many thanks, Rodney πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  6. Under the β€œMe and my Buick β€œ forum on this site, several owners have mentioned in their restoration blogs a private guy who specialises in Dynaflo overhauls for late β€˜50’s early β€˜60’s Buicks. You may want to ask there. cheers Rodney πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    Simple and cheap good music source in a classic car

    Hi 1935Packard, that might be a great option for my 1938 Buick which does not have a radio fitted. I gather the phone needs to be nearby to pickup the signal. Any idea what range? cheers Rodney πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    1937 Buick Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    Gary, your restoration progress is amazing and well documented. Your restoration of the heater will be a great guide to mine. Can you assist in explaining how the heater is plumbed. I found in the first pages pictures showing the routing of the two heater hoses but could not find any on/off valve or tap. How is the heat turned on or off apart from the two flaps on the heater box. cheers Rodney πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  9. Spent a few days in Penola, in an 1850’s weatherboard cottage in Petticoat Lane. The Lane has several cottages that have been restored and open to view how people lived back then. The bloomers on the washing line add to the scene. The Alpacca was most impressed with our Riviera parked outside too, probably the first one he has seen. Anyway a few photos. And for those with a sharp eye will notice the new improved exhaust tips!
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    Remote Side Mirror Repair

    Hi Tom, if you still have the mushroom head bit that fits on the end of the cable or if you can fabricate one, they could be soldered or silver soldered back on the cable. Would that be a possibility?
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    1924 Master oil pump.

    Hi David, just noticed your β€œdown under” address. We both love the β€œapple isle” and have visited three times already. Good luck with your project. Rodney πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    Favorite Pictures of My Pre War Buick

    Hi Grant, Congratulations and welcome to the Pre-War Buick forum. That's a great looking '41 in a nice colour. Hope you get the bugs ironed out and brakes and pump sorted. Looking forward to catching up on the next cruise too! Some of the other guys on this forum will be able to chime in on the body type. Enjoy Rodney (from down under)
  13. Attended our local annual Rock n Roll festival in Victor Harbor today. Only two Buicks on display, my β€˜63 and Tim’s β€˜65. Day started with a cruise from a nearby town through picturesque countryside then into Victor, parking alongside the Hotel. Day was overcast with several showers and some hail hence the quick drying off with a chamois. Was trying to show Jo how she should do this, but was promptly told β€œ not my job”. Tough to get good help these days! Attendance was down but quality of the cars on show was first class.
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    1939 Buick Special restoration

    Hi Billy, Am a big fan of cream colours on this body style. Yours is looking real good. Cant wait to see it with doors and fenders in matching colours. Dante Red wheels and a pinstripe could be an option too, even if they were not correct for '39! Rodney
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    Looking at buying a 39 Century but have questions

    Brian, Congratulations on your "new" 1939 Buick, enjoy it! Rodney (from down under )