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  1. 48Super

    1948 Buick AC Delco Fuel Filter & Gasket

    Try this source on ebay: Carter Ceramic Fuel Filter Also, do an ebay search for "Carter ceramic fuel filter" and you will find several complete units available also. These filters were used in many applications besides Buick.
  2. 48Super

    Purchase Advice?

    This car looks very rough to me. You will certainly have to spend much time and money to bring it back to life. Personally, I believe the best approach is to find the nicest car you can afford because the cost of repairs and restoration add up very quickly. There are a fair number of Rivieras out there and if really want a '65, get a decent one and you'll be able to enjoy it right away. The cost to bring a poor condition car up to reasonable standards will far exceed the additional initial cost of purchasing a better example. Don't be in a hurry, half the fun is looking for the right car.
  3. I ordered a cover for my '65 Riviera from Barney in the ULTRATECT material. I received it today and I am very happy with it. I like this particular material because it is a woven fabric and to me it feels more substantial than the non-woven type materials. The fit of the cover is very snug and well tailored to the car. A nice feature is the special plastic grommet supplied for installation on the antenna hole opening. My wife sewed an extra piece of vinyl material on the inside of the cover to provide some additional reinforcement in the area where the grommet would be installed. I think it is highly likely that this car cover will outlast me! Thanks for your help Barney.
  4. Bump to post. Surely someone can use the manuals for free!
  5. 48Super

    1960 T-Bird Excellent Original w/21000 miles

    Bump This car drives like new and is ready to go for Summer.
  6. I'm looking to replace the existing cotton flannel cover for my 1965 Riviera because it is starting fall apart due to age. Most of the covers available today seem to be made of non woven synthetic materials and are not custom fit. The material seems like it is likely to be stiff and I'm not crazy about the generic fit issue. I don't need something that is rain proof, hurricane proof and resists atomic fall out, just a decent quality indoor cover that will keep dust off the car and won't scratch. I'd like to know if anyone has recently purchased a reasonably priced indoor cover for their Riviera that they have been satisfied with. Thanks for your assistance.
  7. 48Super

    1966 Dodge Monaco Station Wagon

    Very nice! Looks like a real time capsule car. I'm sure this wagon will draw a lot of attention at any car show you attend. Enjoy it.
  8. I still have the car. Feel free to contact me if you are interested.
  9. You can get the gasket set from Rock Auto. https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/buick,1965,riviera,7.0l+425cid+v8,1319330,engine,timing+cover+gasket+/+set,5484
  10. I bought a new transmission mount for '65 last year from Centerville Auto who I think is the source you saw on Ebay. The mount fit perfectly with no drilling or modifications required. I agree $40 seems high when compared to the cost of the standard mount that is widely used but this is a low volume reproduction part and I thought it was worth the price to have the RIGHT part. The motor mounts are widely available and you can easily just shop around for the best price.
  11. 48Super

    1960 T-Bird Excellent Original w/21000 miles

    Bringing this to the top. This car is beautiful and ready to go.
  12. 48Super

    1993 Corvette Coupe 32,000 original miles six speed

    This will be great buy for someone. I have a 1996 Corvette which is very similar and it is reliable and a blast to drive. Plenty of parts and support for these cars as well. I posted a link to this ad in the C4 section of the on-line Corvette Forum. Hopefully this car will have an new owner in time for some fun summer driving.
  13. 48Super

    What came loose?

    Bob, The shop that performed the repairs on your car owes you both an apology and free labor on the additional work you now need. Make certain that the end of the crankshaft is not damaged. Did the crank pulley hit anything while it ejected itself from the engine? You will need to find the correct crankshaft bolt and washer in order reinstall the pulley. I'm certain someone on this forum can supply you with the items you'll need. The crankshaft bolt MUST be tightened to at least 220 lb-ft torque. Good luck with the repairs.
  14. I came across this nice looking '60 LeSabre 2 door survivor on Craigslist: https://reading.craigslist.org/cto/d/1960-buick-lesabre/6478243728.html Could certainly make a nice car for someone. '60 Buick Le sabre - SURVIVOR CAR !! V8 power, automatic...... Nice Forest green paint with a light and dark Green Interior .... Has the Hi Compression 364 power plant that moves her along VERY WELL ........... and she has an Automatic trans of course .... The car sat since 2005 and was bought from the ORIGINAL OWNER and THAT IS WHY the LOW MILEAGE on her - 49,032 ...... This one is a TIME CAPSULE for sure !!!! We installed ALL NEW wheel cylinders, brake shoes and steel lines because the brake system on ANY car is the ONE THING that has to WORK-- first time AND EVERY TIME !!!! Chrome is nice on the car as is all the stainless moldings ..... Interior is FACTORY ORIGINAL and could stand some small repairs but is pretty DAMN NICE as - is .. She rides like a DREAM ..... Just like the 60's cars USED TO ...... Take a look at her pics and cruise BACK IN TIME to a MUCH BETTER time in ALL of our lives ......... 1960 LeSabrejpg
  15. OK guys here's some answers to your questions and comments: Yes the car is Verde Green. The combination of saddle interior with the green really looks great and get lots of compliments. If I could have purchased a GS new in '65, this is the combination I would have chosen. The car has the 4-note horns, rear defroster and remote trunk opener in addition to the visible options. The road wheels are in excellent condition and are correct as far as I can tell. The sport wheel and original horn bar are just about perfect (the wheel is on correctly, the front wheels were turned when the picture was taken). The chrome air cleaner is so nice it looks like it just came out of the box yesterday! Prior to my purchase, this car was in the same family since 1968. The previous owner and his father operated their own service station and this car lived there in its own bay for decades. The literature I have includes the original owners manual, accessories manual and service policy. No build sheet unfortunately. As far as what I'd like to replace it all I can say is I don't have anything in mind right now but I'll know it when I see it. I'm not in a hurry at all to sell the car so I can wait for a more favorable time. I'd like to have the money sitting in the bank so that when I do come across the right car I can jump right on it. I agree that really nice cars can be hard to come by and if I sell my Riviera I want to buy something equally as nice.