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  1. I will assume stock point type ignition. Replace the points or take those and file them. Points are locked together and this will cause a very quick discharge of the battery. Like running into the store and just getting a loaf of bread quick. Ask me how I know.
  2. Alex, the holes should be inch to inch a quarter deep, fully threaded. As Winston says, need to run a tap all the way in to clean up the holes. Winston, you have a loose wood wheel. Can you tell Alex if takes course or fine thread? I am not sure, and don't want to tell him wrong. Wheel goes into a splined shaft. It is straight, not tapered, so it may be tight all the way off, about 3/4" total. Use liberal amounts of WD-40 or PB Blaster on the spline to get it loosened up. Make sure the center bolt that goes against the steering shaft is straight and stays straight. These have to be pulled straight off the shaft or you will destroy a wheel getting it off.
  3. Checked my 63 last night. I also have two keys, same as Ed above. Door key will not open the trunk. I have been afraid to try to lock the glove box, based on the horror stories heard here. Mine opens and closes fine. Not messing with it.
  4. That is the foot operation for the Wonder Bar radio. It was like a SEEK button. Would search out the closest signal.
  5. I have one of the stainless ones on my 63. Fit without issue. The return line seems to be an issue on the 65s (90 ohm) but not the 63-64 (45 ohm).
  6. I have shelves of removed parts to cars I don't even own anymore.
  7. and added a 200-WATTS dual voice coil speaker for the middle rear location Jan, can you tell me more. This sounds like what I need, but not sure of size. A part number and where you purchased it would be a great help. This is the other radio I am considering.
  8. Looks very good. I have been looking at these for the 63. I want something to fit the hole without modifying the dash. I know, hard to believe, but I want to do it right. Mike, did you see the screen protectors?
  9. You need both. In 63, the Riviera was the 4700 series. The eBay link above shows a chassis manual that covers the 4700 Series. That is one of the ones you need.
  10. steelman

    The 1970 Buick Riviera

    I thought you could’t just pull the skirts on a 70 and have a clean opening. I thought there was a pinch weld or something else the skirts were there to hide? That is why there were short or long skirts, but no skirts was not an option. And I never understood the 70 grille. The vertical bars would have looked so much better turned horizontal. Made it looked wider. The vertical bars seem to contradict everything about the design of this car. I like the silver 70, but would still have to modify the grille.
  11. Not a Riviera, but I like this one. Paul, were you looking for one of these? This is a fine example, and in Florida. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Electra-Limited/113256356518?hash=item1a5e9adaa6:g:5FMAAOSwS9BboGmX&vxp=mtr
  12. Lot 705. Mid to late afternoon on Saturday. 4-6 PM range, is my best guess.
  13. 65 Verde Green GS at Barrett Jackson in Las Vegas this weekend. https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1965-BUICK-RIVIERA-GS-222793
  14. Thanks, Jim. I wasn't aware this was also one of the 63 running changes.