kiwi56r

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About kiwi56r

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    I'm a New Zealander living here in Tennesse with my wife and Two kids. Been here nearly 4 years now
  1. sure did, about 2.5 inches from memory
  2. Hi there, she looks like a pretty solid car especially for a convertible! How are the floors? I would recomend that you brace the body before removing it, be sure to triangulate the bracing both length ways and across the body. You will probably get mixed opinions about paint/ rust removal, tank stripping and media blasting both have their drawbacks. Personally if the paint is still reasonable after 55 years I'd leave as much of it in place as I could and spot strip where necessary with a paint strip wheeel. I also use a product called Gem Rust killer thats made by a company in Houston that does an excellent job, and also works well as a etch for bare metal before priming. Lastly and I can't stress this enough, take more photos, lots more photos from lots of different angles!! You cant have too many but you sure can have to few or just not quite right angle. Before after and during disassembly your camera is your most important tool !!!!!!!!! And we all like to see what your doing too ;-) Chris
  3. I figured the bell housing wouldn't bolt up but could you switch out the 57 bellhousing to the 53?
  4. I see a couple for sale over on v8buick but they refer to them as GM 10 bolts, is that what I have ? They apear to be the "Tin hat " type diff
  5. Looking to buy a Posi and low ratio for 65 Wildcat rear end (pumpkin type 3rd member) 3.40 ish ratio.
  6. Where can I get a Posi and a low ratio crown wheel and pinion for a 65 Wildcat rear end??
  7. Wow 8 trannies, I was looking around for tranny rebuild kits and they seem to be the same as the TH400 kits and but just wanted to confirm this. Also any ideas where I might get a posi unit and lower ratio for the rear end?
  8. I used a Mustang tank ( cheap and new $75 )and welded my filler neck into it as that was about the only usable part of the old tank. Its pretty close, had to shorten the tank straps slightly.
  9. Thanks Greg, are the trans internals the same as the GM th350/400? With the rear end does it share the pumkin and/or internals with any gm rears like the 12 and 10 bolt? The 66 electra I had years ago had a tin cover on the rear and is visually quite different to the one I just got as its a removeable head/third member/pumkin style.
  10. Hmm good point its from a 65. I had a couple of previous threads about the the engine so was assuming people would know from those. I know ass of u and me
  11. Got my Wildcat running gear home now and in the garage and I have some questions. First the rear axle,is it uniuqe to Buick or does it share parts with other GM rears? I'm wanting to put a Posi in it and maybe change the ratio depending on what it is. Next the trans, its should be a ST400, how do I confirm this? Also are the internals on the trans uniuqe to buick or the same as chevy TH 350/400? Thanks, Chris
  12. Its in western Kentucky, near Mayfield.
  13. He did have a lot of Pontiacs. I'm picking my stuff up tomorrow so I'll have another look, what were you wanting or did you mean a complete car?