Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

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About Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

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  • Birthday 12/02/1961

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    Cincinnati, Ohio
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    1965 Buick Wildcat; dual quad four speed positraction options.
    1966 Ford 7 Litre

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  1. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    1971 LeSabre - $8500 with 20k miles on CL

    I need a new bottle opener - attached to the hood of a LeSabre
  2. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    1963 - 1965 Riviera 4-speed

    I was reviewing the 4-speed pedal set I have. The manual brake pedal set is different; both pedals mount to one pivot point. Probably for better leverage - the master cylinder on the manual cars is mounted higher on the firewall than the power MC.
  3. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    1963 - 1965 Riviera 4-speed

    Converting a 66 Riv will be fun. No known good pedal conversion comes to mind. But the basic format for pedal mounting seems to be the same. on a lot of cars the pedals are mounted to the same shaft that is mounted on the steering column support. Pedals hang from the common shaft, pivot from that same point. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/Wildcat65/IMG_2780_zps540tsyqs.jpg[/IMG] I have 4 Wildcats with 3 pedals and the clutch pedal on those has a separate mount so it pivots closer to the driver position. That may be for increased pedal travel needed for the clutch. My converted car has 65 Impala pedals with common pivot. It looks like there may be short clutch pedal travel - hope to have the hydraulic operator work with short travel. Ted
  4. Matt, thank you for posting my thoughts. Valve rings go bad when the muffler bearings have too tight tolerances, right?
  5. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    Wildcat 65's 1968 obsession...GS400

    Currently building the "matching #s" engine for the triple black 4-speed. I think I will test it in another car though- my 68 convertible engine has all the right parts but it does not run very well! I have a time waster plan to install this engine so I can sort the convertible engine out later. Maybe not...if I just pull the engine out and fix it it would be less hassle. Time, who knew how fast it flew!
  6. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    WTB '65 wheel

    The steering wheel is the same for 454, LeSabre Custom 464 Wildcat Deluxe series and 466 Wildcat Custom series- they have the ring on the wheel. Frame of the horn bars are the same. Plastic medallions held in place with metal tabs and maybe a bit of yellow glue. I thought the different Riviera horn medallion designs were standard trim vs custom? In LeSabre/Wildcat world there are 2 designs- standard trim and lower series Lesabre had a chrome with center Buick trishield, upper series got the black with silver lines, tri shield center. Lower level series had a plain steering wheel without the trim ring embedded. Yeah, we need pictures! Ted
  7. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    Raise your hand if you drove at least one old Buick this weekend

    yes, did some car washing and drove the 65 around a bit.
  8. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    '64 401 Nailhead Questions

    I like the fuel pump idea, but also check out the rest of your fuel system...filter, tank, fuel lines. Ted
  9. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    BCA National Meet Photos? Anyone?

    Yes, there is a thread here.
  10. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    Meet photos from Denver

    Pete: next year: 4-speed WIldcats in OK. Ted
  11. When I rebuilt the 401 in a 65 Riviera I bought an Edelbrock 600 cfm. It worked pretty well but the stock air cleaner did not fit. after 5 years I put the old carb back on...I wanted the stock air cleaner. Amazing -the old carb worked better without a rebuild than the edelbrock. My best running 2x4 starts easily , idles great, perfectly civilized. Ted
  12. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    Wildcat 4-speeds, 1965

    2002 to 2015...what a long, strange trip its been.
  13. Not sure if this one has been listed here... https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1966-buick-riviera-465/6607612004.html
  14. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    1965-1976 Brake Boosters wanted

    Steve= I have a few 65 delco and bendix cores...probably not as many as Greg!
  15. Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

    To resonate or not?

    Dang Pete, I bought mine for way too much! I've put resonators back on all Wildcat exhausts. I want factory quiet on them. Plenty of loud cars in my garage too. T