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  1. I am looking for the best aftermarket cruise control kits to purchase for my 1965 (401) and 1966 (425) Rivieras. They were not equipped with factory cruise. Can someone direct me to the best and easiest to install products? Thanks David Baker ROA 14360
  2. I wrote to you all recently about needing a new heater core for my 65 Riviera - thanks for your advice. I am hoping that one or more of you may know a fix to a new problem. The mechanic successfully changed the heater core from the engine side. HOWEVER, now when the Heater is on ( My car is an AC car), heated air flows from the proper defrost or heat vents according to the lever controls, but there is a continuous flow of untreated air coming from the AC vents. (The AC is still functioning perfectly when engaged). This air flow varies with the fan speed and speed of the car. The Mechanic will continue to work on this to correct , but he states that all of the vacuum lines were properly reconnected and that they did not disturb any of the heater/ac vent doors. I have provided him with the Buick service manuals to study to correct the problem. Any suggestions?
  3. Thanks to all of you who replied! Not sure which method I will decide upon, but I am leaning to under the hood after reading the GM service bulletin for removing it from the cabin!
  4. Thanks for your helpful replies, gents! I will use these approaches with the Mechanic.
  5. I recently purchased a very nice 1965 Riviera. It went through a complete restoration, including engine rebuild, in 2010, and has been driven only a couple thousand miles since then. I noted when I inspected and drove the car that there was a minor vibration in the car (I would call it a 2 or 3 on a scale of 1-10), which I assumed was either related to wheels or tires. However, those items have all been checked by 2 different mechanics, wheels replaced with different ones, new tires purchased and balanced twice, suspension inspected (and all proper and intact), and the vibration persists. As added info for my question, the car runs and performs beautifully at all speeds and is extremely powerful. Both mechanics concluded that it is related to the engine. The vibration can be felt at all speeds above Idle; it is constant in that it is always there, but it does vary according to RPM; at higher ends of each gear it gets smoother, then when it shifts it becomes more pronounced, presumably due to lower, momentary RPM. They checked the harmonic balancer, and state that is not the cause; they checked the driveshaft and state that is in perfect balance. That said, their only suggestion for a possible cause is that the engine is out of balanced internally and would have to be torn down to correct it. Any suggestions for other checks or causes, or should I expect that the engine will need to be torn down to correct this? Both mechanics state that I should just put up with it since the car runs perfectly and is very nice otherwise; . That is not acceptable to me, although it seems practical! Thanks. David Baker
  6. Help! My Mechanic tells me that my heater core on my 65 Riv (401) is totally blocked and needs to be replaced. I have observed that the heater core encasement appears to be visible on the firewall; the mechanic states it is not required to disssemble the dash board and go through the interior; rather it can be replaced from the engine side of the firewall. Please advise. I would also like to know the best place to purchase a new heater core. I have only been able to locate one online on ebay but thus far not directly from a distributor or manufactor. Or is it necessary to have it recored? Thanks. David Baker #14360
  7. I have a bent steel wheel which needs to be replaced. I am looking for a good used or NOS wheel, the basic steel wheel which came on 65 Rivs. Please call David Baker 636-545-9554 or email dkb9323@gmail.com
  8. Hello. I have a bent steel wheel (the basic wheel onto which a hubcap is mounted, NOT a chrome wheel) on my 1965 Riviera and need to know the number codes to look for when purchasing a replacement. If you have a good wheel please contact David Baker #14360, 636-575-9554 dkb9323@gmail.com. I AM ALSO LOOKING OR A FULL SET OF CHROME ROAD WHEELS FOR A 1965 RIVIERA, CODE 802. Thanks.
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    Wanted - Chrome Road Wheels for 65 Riviera

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  10. Need a set of chrome road wheels, factory correct, for 1965 Riviera. Your help will be appreciated! David Baker dkb9323@gmail.com 636-575-9554
  11. I am looking for a set of Factory correct Chrome Road Wheels for my 65 Riviera. Cannot seem to locate any - HELP! Thanks. David Baker dkb9323@gmail.com 636-575-9554
  12. Hello Riv lovers! I have a very nice 1966 Riv in Aqua Mist with Turquoise mist deluxe bucket interior. The car is in excellent shape but the carpet is faded and I am searching for the correct factory replacement. I have found 2 suppliers that appear to have the correct color/style of premolded carpet: StockInteriors.com and Accmats.com. Do any of you know of other sources or the best source for replacement carpets? Also, it appears that these companies do not sell the premade carpet strips for the bottom of the doors. Thanks. David Baker #14360 St Louis
  13. Sixxer and EM TEE - I appreciate the good advice. I will get an IR thermometer and check I that way!!
  14. Hello all. I have a 71 Riv GS 455. It runs well but I am wondering about the operating temperature. It has aftermarket gauges, including a temp. gauge. On a 90 degree day, driving down the Interstate for, say, 15 minutes, at a speed of 70 with the AC on, the gauge registers 220. When stopping in traffic it rises to nearly 230. Is this normal or too high? The overflow tank registers full. The radiator was replaced by a previous owner in 2007 (only about 2000 miles ago and the car has been exercised regularly since then). All thoughts are welcome! Thanks.