48Super

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  1. Still looking for one of these trunk release valves. If you have an extra you would like to sell, please let me know. THANKS!
  2. Here is a picture of the trunk release system parts from a 1965 Riviera. The vacuum tank was located on the passenger side lower firewall where it angles back towards the floorpan. The Accessories Section of the '65 shop manual will show you how everything was installed.
  3. Thanks for the responses. I suspected that the trunk release should hold the vacuum for a reasonable length of time. I think mine just had a defective check valve in the vacuum tank. The trunk release units on the '63-& '64 were a different style which had the release pull knob connected to a piston in a cylinder which created its own vacuum each time it was pulled, no leak down problems with this unit. I don't know why Buick changed to engine-supplied vacuum in 1965. Seems like this system required more parts and had more opportunities for malfunction. I got mine to work properly now so I'm happy.
  4. I am curious to know if the vacuum tank for the trunk release on a '65 was equipped with a check valve to maintain the vacuum when the engine is shut down. My trunk release would only operate while the engine was running. I tested the reservoir tank with a vacuum pump and found it did not hold vacuum so apparently it does not have a working check valve. I've added an in-line check valve on the vacuum supply hose and now the trunk opener will operate long after the engine is shut off. Does your trunk opener maintain vacuum?
  5. I saw this decal on a '65 Riviera at show a while back and I thought it was really interesting. The story I got about the car was that it had belonged to the Service Manager at a Buick dealership. He had his shop install the factory GS 2x4 setup on the car. I've never seen this decal on another car. Could this decal have been included as part of the dealer-installed equipment package? Anyone else know anything about it?
  6. I came across pictures this form a while back and I thought it might be interesting to other '65 owners. The form lists all the option codes and has a full description of what the GS option consists of. Hope some of you find this interesting.
  7. I'm looking for the correct trunk opener control for my 1965 Riviera. The picture shows what the part looks like. Thanks for your help.
  8. I'm looking for the correct trunk opener control for my 1965 Riviera. The picture shows what the part looks like. Thanks for your help.
  9. These have been sold. Thanks!
  10. Price reduction now $35.00 plus shipping
  11. Try Old Air Products, they sell a color coded hose kit. You can see it here: http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalog/vacuum-parts/23-0905/vacuum-p-2670.html?osCsid=014a98365b0d16546561188f5e9ac67b
  12. Items 1&2 have been sold. Prices have been reduced on the remaining guides.
  13. I definitely agree that this is a very nice example of a '65 GS. The attention to detail on the car is much better than many I have seen, however, when you look closely there are still some non-original items present. I'm certain the seller is expecting (and will most likely get) big money for the car.
  14. Here is a nice set of Shop and Body manuals for 1980 Oldsmobile. I bought these new. I sold the car over 30 years ago so it is time to pass the manuals along to someone who can use them. Price is $25.00/pair including shipping by media mail.
  15. Here is a nice set of Shop and Body manuals for 1980 Oldsmobile. I bought these new. I sold the car over 30 years ago so it is time to pass the manuals along to someone who can use them. Price is $25.00/pair including shipping by media mail.