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  1. Exactly. I had an enquiry so that's why I thought I had better make sure.
  2. fatbuick

    71 Headlamp Upgrade

    Thanks Jan, I used these same Narva lights in my 65 but will be installing a relay for both cars. There's a special one Tom Kunek found which he's doing an article on.
  3. fatbuick

    71 Headlamp Upgrade

    Very Good Point!
  4. That makes sense. Thanks Mike
  5. A couple of my headlights have stopped working and I was not that happy with the lack of brightness anyway. Thinking of going to this Halogen upgrade kit which will pull 55w on low beam and 100w on high beam. https://automotivesuperstore.com.au/narva-72050 https://automotivesuperstore.com.au/narva-72060 I know with the 1st Gen Rivs it's advisable to add a relay because the juice goes through the headlight switch and overheats it. Just wondering if anyone know if the 71 would be the same deal or is there a relay somewhere already? Thanks.
  6. As you know I do a front disc brake kit conversion for Rivs and have just had an enquiry for a 1970 year model. I've always assumed 66-70 have the same spindles but I had better make sure. 66-69 look like this. Thanks
  7. Thanks guys. We'll check out your suggestions Have settled into Vancouver today and doing the Hop On Hop Off tomorrow
  8. Just a quick message to let you know that we'll be visiting Canada soon. In case you know of any car shows in the areas we're visiting or if you want to meet up for a coffee or something. We arrive in Vancouver this Sat 1st (13.5hr flight so might be a bit jet lagged) Tues 4th Sep - Vancouver to Toronto and staying in the Ontario area until about the 19th 19th to 24th Sep - We haven't planned anything but will probably drive somewhere further out 25th Sep - Leaving Toronto to Vancouver O/N and then home to Sydney Aust Regards,
  9. No baffles at all. I didn't think the alloy valve covers were supposed to have them. I'll try it with the PCV valve removed. It was smelly and oily through the breather/filler cap so I blocked the holes under the cap and put a nipple in it which has a rubber hose going into the air cleaner. Is the cap supposed to suck air in or blow it out? I assumed the latter.
  10. Interesting topic. My brakes were gradually getting worse as in a hard pedal. (disc brakes on the front) All worked well for years then this issue. Tried different pads etc etc. Finally had a custom booster made (meant for disc brakes) so it would bolt right in and installed. Brakes a great again. For the hell of it, after I removed the check valve from the old booster. To my surprise the valve was full of engine oil. I have dual quads and as you know there is a T-piece behind the front carbie - one side comes from the PCV valve and the other goes to the booster. It's seems oil fumes turn into oil and trickled down the vac line into the booster check valve. So I don't believe there was anything wrong with the original booster, just this oil stopping the valve from checking. To avoid this happening again I have block the left side of the T-piece and now getting booster vacuum from the main port on the rear of the main carbie. I made a new hard line as shown in the picture. My cruise control is coming from the small nipple on the manifold, close to the kick down switch and works fine. I have put a T into the line that goes from carbie to the distributor which feeds the Vac Tank. Has anyone ever had the same issue?
  11. I agree that eBay used to be fun both selling and buying. Selling: now, no one bids until the last few seconds (unless you have a NOS horn bar) I can't understand why eBay don't change the system to continue allowing bids until no one has bid for say 30 seconds. Much like a normal auction works. This would be a great advantage for sellers and I'm sure they would achieve a higher realistic final price. Ebay are only interested in people with big turnover and eBay Stores, not individuals selling the odd thing.
  12. Thanks for everyones help. Resisitor was faulty and a couple of poor connections. All fixed and now getting all the speeds as per the manual
  13. Correction: https://www.tefbafilters.com/
  14. I would buy and install a Tefba inline filter in the top hose to catch all the loose particles in the system too. Available in the US from www.tefba.com or google it. You can see mine in this picture: http://www.mako.com.au/buick/65Riviera/pages/0138.htm