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  1. I *think* (and someone can correct me if I'm wrong) that the ignition lamp is mounted on a keyed ring that goes around the ignition switch. If this wire does go to that light, remove the ignition switch and drop the ring out through the access panel rather than try to futz with it in place.
  2. 1. That might be the buzzer rather a relay. If it is the buzzer, it appears to have both wires in place. 2. The black wire in question may be the ground wire for the ignition light. Does that lamp light up?
  3. Three things: - You shoulda let the kid drive you back from Boston. - It's the silly things like the detail in the sill plates that make these cars so cool. There's no reason to ever emboss that design rather than using a plain strip. But they did. - I used that very same paint for car roofs the on the Christmas train:
  4. 58-65 45 fin front brake drums

    Is that $200 per piece or per set?
  5. 64 Front shocks?

    This is a bit of a tangent, but was Rymal affiliated with Sherri Meyer in any way?
  6. 64 Front shocks?

    The trouble, of course, is that overhauling/upgrading everything needed to effect even a "reasonable" makeover of the handling gets expensive: - Bilstein shocks are $400(!) a set (even KYBs are ~$140) - 4 new springs are $400-500 - Larger sway bar is ~$125 - LCA bushings are $50-60; track bar bushings are ~$30, reaction rod bushings are ~$30. If you buy the only off-the-shelf rear control arm bushings available, you're in it for almost $500 for all 6 (although there's a DIY option for substantially less). - Quick ratio steering box is $150-400 (depending on where you get it and if you outsource a rebuild) - That doesn't even address any sloppy parts in the steering linkage. Didja add all that up yet? The trouble is that there's not much sense in throwing a bunch of money at one thing (i.e. new shocks) if other parts are worn out (i.e. your springs have dropped or your bushings are shot). One thing you might try right off the bat is replacing the rear track arm bushings. It's cheap, it's easy, and it can make a tremendous difference.
  7. 1956 Buick Limo on CL

    That's just what I was thinking. But yeah, he needs to drop his price by a lot. I'd guess he's trying to recoup the cost of all the plating he says he had done. He didn't say anything about either the size or condition of the engine. Probably a Chevy 350.
  8. Of course, there's also a cautionary note: avoid US 50 through Dodge City, etc. Too slow, too many trucks, not very scenic.
  9. 1956 Buick Limo on CL

    Buying someone else's abandoned project is always a crap shoot.
  10. If you're driving in from the west, do yourself a favor and take US 36 across northern Kansas. Very cool road; you (and your car) will dig it.
  11. Are you replacing the bolts piecemeal without dropping the pan? As Ed pointed out earlier, the problem could be that the pan was previously overtightened and the lip was distorted. If that's the situation, you'd be well advised to remove the pan and bang it flat again. Of course, you won't know if that's the case unless you drop the pan and look at it.
  12. Show us your Vintage tools

    I have one of those too in my shop. Have no idea how old it is. All that I know is that it has a big 460 volt 3 phase General Electric motor that runs it. Not to be a downer, but you guys ought to have those tanks checked if they're that old. I was once standing 5' away from a compressor when the tank exploded. Not an experience I care to repeat.
  13. Show us your Vintage tools

    All of my cars still have one of those spouts in the tool kit.
  14. 1929 Master drive train rescued

    Why not buy the whole car?
  15. 1960 Buick Advice

    IMHO, the goal here is to end up with an Invicta Custom coupe. If you can make that happen and end up with a second (mostly) complete car in the process, so much the better. So, you can cherry pick all the best parts for the Custom, piece together a second car out of the others, then sell it and leftovers. If you store anything for another 7 years in a building with a dirt floor, it's going to me in worse shape then than it is now.