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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, model railway, tinkering, improving things, swap meets, living life.

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  1. Ed, interesting that they showed stock when I placed the order but showed as a back order once confirmed. Happy to wait till good ones come back in as I have other things to go on withπŸ˜€
  2. Thanks again, have just ordered the deluxe kit from OPGI that has those in it. However they are out of stock at the moment, so will have to wait. Re-assuring that they are a good product. Hoping their window fuzzies and sweepers are all good to!
  3. I love this look, but just my two bobs worthπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  4. Hi Steve, picture is worth a thousand words, many, many thanks for your reply, much appreciatedπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  5. Hi guys, thanks for all your advice. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ However after many hours and little joy, have pulled the window. Wasn't to hard except for the window stopper they fail to mention in the manual. It stops you pulling the window out, why its called a stopper. anyway, you learned gents, have cleaned all the gunky grease out, fresh in but the spring fell off when it was apart. πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“can someone please confirm the helper Spring is fitted the right way round for the drivers side rear quarter regulator as per my install below.
  6. What would be a neater solution would be to be able to buy the brass ends that fit the end of each wire and solder them back on after cleaning up the socket and freeing up the wires. One less join in the system. But have not found a source for these ends yet? just my two bobs worth. πŸ˜€
  7. It's the interior lighting that does it for me. It looks like a Christmas tree when opening the door, as all six lights come on!πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ˜Š
  8. When picking up my 63 Riviera from the importer, on the floor was a folder which among other things contained a copy of the article. It's just about worn out having read it a zillion times!πŸ˜€ It's a great read and so informative about the behind the scenes stuff. Love to get hold of the original magazine one day to add to my slowly growing collection. Are there any other articles that are worth collecting on the first generation Rivieras that others may recommend? Rodney
  9. Am interested to know why Buick chose to leave the console extension plate on the passenger side a creamy plastic rather than paint it the colour of the console. It is the same on my 63 so a bit surprised to see it here two years later. I might paint mine red just to be a little bit different, maybe a Maltese Cross or Devils head on it too ........πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  10. Drew, Mine has lasted for ages on my 63 without even running the motor. Works every time too! In fact it was installed while distributor was out so motor wasn't even running, but it still worked perfectly from day one!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ FYI the 63/64 unit create their own nothing (vacuum) when you pull the knob, but it sounds like 65 may have to have manifold vacuum stored for it to work. Perhaps those with 65s could confirm this? cheers Rodney
  11. Thanks for those replies. Yes Scott, that is my issue that the chrome was starting to part at the bottom. It looks like I will have to pull the window out to do it. Thanks.
  12. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Just think, we may have a budding George Barriss here. After all he would have had to start somewhere. And not everyone appreciated his work at the time! Just my two bobs worth.
  13. Consider putting back in the remote trunk release. They are a great option as you don't even need a key. There are enough around at reasonable prices. BTW you may need the support bracket too if that has gone. And for my two bobs worth, paint one set of wire wheel covers green, the other two black and pop them on ( best if same colour on one side of carπŸ˜€) Then after a while you can work out which looks best, or leave me that way! You only ever see one side at once? Rodney
  14. Looks like the need to replace the rubber seals on the quarter window glass on my 63 Riviera. Looks like the chrome moulding got caught on the inside channel and has come away at the bottom. The rubber weather seal is a bit sad also. πŸ˜₯ Apparently the CO f#%#{#%ed it up when trying to adjust the glass. He will get a good talking too and a thrashing! 1. Has anyone on the forum replaced these before, if so is it necessary to remove the window or can it be done while in place? 2. Any thing I should be aware of or any clues as to the best way to go about the job? 3. Have seen them on Rubbertherightway and may end up with a kit. Any recommendations on this supplier? 4. Any other suppliers you have had good experiences with? Also, am trying to get the belt window moulding to fit closer where it fits over the rear quarter belt moulding ( second photo). It seems to sit up off the rear moulding too much for my liking when the screws are tightened. The rear chromed diecast belt moulding is now all snug against the body, but the stainless steel moulding keeps leaving a gap. 1. Anyone had success in this area of improving the fit of these two. thanks for your help, Rodney
  15. Soldering mine on passenger side worked for me. After removing the switch socket, first filed the two retaining bits of plastic so I could remove the top cover to access the clips. Then I removed the clip from the housing after taking some pics, with it mounted in a vice, used a small screwdriver and small hammer to open up the clip. Removed all the wire ends and soldered back on to the harness. After installing all the wires in the right positions, used Araldite to glue the top cover to the pins and sides. All now working as it should.