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  1. Fuel is going to evaporate when in the open so I believe he is relating the choke to initial start position. I had a similar issue when my car sat for a's the nature of the beast. A few cranks of the ignition and pumps of the accelerator wakes her up pretty quickly.
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    1964 RIviera and TH400 leak

    I wanted to update everyone on this in case anyone else was dealing with little leaks here and there. So after installing the pan with a rubber gasket in Dec 2016, it started to leak when parked again. I had puddles but they weren't large enough to be of concern. Besides, I had access to plenty of cardboard. Fast forward to July 2018 and I finally decided to change the rubber gasket on the pan to a Fel-pro gasket. Well, it's held up well overnight and no drips anywhere. At this point, I will say rubber gaskets are garbage when used with stamped aluminum pans. The pan that i am using has the raised ribs along the flange and I purchased it at Summit Racing. It's the generic black one, not the fancy chrome one. I'm now waiting to see what else will start to drip now that the pan is sealed. Thank you and hope this helps others. Chris
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    New Classic Buick Owner

    I had the same issue on my Riviera though. Make sure all the parts are there for the spring assembly. I was missing a perch. I ended up fabbing my own perches. It helped equalize the height.
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    '64 401 Nailhead Questions

    Paul, I am not aware of any Buick clubs in San Diego. I'm not really a club kind of guy. I'm kind of an every man's car kinda guy. I'm not even sure what that means...haha. You know about Cruising Grand right? I have never heard of Bob's carbs. I haven't been around the classic car scene too long. Glad to hear from you. Chris
  5. I have a picture somewhere on another thread. I think it's in the post your riviera thread. I'll try to find it...I'm lurking on my phone makes things a bit difficult.
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    New Classic Buick Owner

    MrEarl, Where is this? It's a beautiful setting...if I were to guess - Heaven? haha. Chris
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    '64 401 Nailhead Questions

    Where in Carlsbad are you located? I work in the area, Palomar Airport/El Camino Real. Anyways, congrats on the purchase. I have a 64 Riviera with a 425 but I did the tune up thing when I first got it. One major thing wrong was the timing. I got that sorted after I installed my Pertronix ignition. It ran a lot better after that. Do you know the state of your carburetor as far as last rebuild goes? I purchased a new Edelbrock because the previous owner threw the wrong carb on it to begin with. That was an unexpected purchase. Best of luck and I'd love to see the Century some time! Chris
  8. If you are compelled to swap out the duals I will give you feedback since I have the Edelbrock that you are referring to on my Riviera. It fired up right out of the box (after about 30 pumps to gas to it). I used a vacuum gauge to tune it. It fires up every time with points, and now with a Pertronix. I've never had issues. You will need a the gasket and the metal spacer that sits between the manifold and gasket. In regards to how it runs, mine is perfect! No stumbling or misfiring. All motors are different though. Chris
  9. Does anyone have pictures of the jets? I just noticed mine were missing and I'd like to acquire them or something similar. Found one...
  10. I haven't posted a picture of my car but I guess it's about it is. I was looking for something that I could still tinker on but I didn't want a complete project. I found this one in the CA desert and got it for a fair price. The paint isn't 100% my style but it is really clean. I lowered the rear and the front is sagging I think. I added the wheels and replaced the wide whitewalls with skinny whites. The engine is a 425 and I changed out the carburetor. An old Dixco tach was added to the dash and I got a new aftermarket side mirror. There is still so much more to do. I'm happy with it right now and I just need to enjoy cruising it.
  11. I've got reverse Supremes on my 64. They are 15x7. Here is what i had to do to make them fit. Keep in mind it's a 64 and the Supremes are wrapped in fat white Coker G78-15's. I had to hammer in a couple of protrusions under both rear wheel wells. I had to grind down the center hub of the brake drum to clear the wheels center bore without a spacer. I'm not sure if you'll need to do this. I am lowered about 2+ inches. I still get occasional rubbing on the rear. I am using a 5mm spacer up front for the hub bore clearance and I can't do full lock turns without rubbing. In my opinion, I would get 14' reverse if they have them and maybe get some sportway's on them. Hope that helps. Your car looks great as-is BTW. Chris
  12. I'm looking to replace my non-Buick mirror and have been looking at a couple of options, some not OEM. Could someone tell me the diameter of the OEM mirror? Thank you Chris
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    My 65, another build to follow

    That radiator is gorgeous. I think the welds are MIG. The aesthetic effect can be achieved with both processes. I think for radiators and mass production, MIG may be quicker. Someone that knows more than me can correct if i am wrong. GREAT build by the way.
  14. Not to hijack this post but I have a similar issue with too big a tire to fit under the shelf. Does anyone know what the original spare tire size is for the 1st gen's? Thanks and sorry again for adding more questions to your post! Chris
  15. I used a right angle bracket with a 4-40 screw and a couple of nuts. I've attached an image. I hope that helps. Were you planning on changing carbs too?