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  1. Beautiful looking car.....but then I'm partial to 65' Electra's. Does your engine have the cable and lock to hold down the engine in case....when....the motor mount breaks? I remember receiving a recall notice or some form of notification from GM in the early 70's stating that I should bring it back in for the lock and cable to be added. I didn't bother to get it then, but added it about 15 years ago when I found one available. Good luck on your Electra' Bill
  2. I'm going to guess the middle one is the repro. Lots of subtle differences, but they always say "go with your first instinct". Bill
  3. Matt, The photo came from the WOKR library. You can find it on this website: http://www.wokr.org/gallery/gallery6.htm I'm the forum adm. for WOKR and admire anything built with a Knight engine. While looking for a WK, I found a Whippet Cabriolet that I've been working on for a few years. I guess I like the orphan cars. I'll PM you with a bit more info on the Brewster. Bill
  4. It must be the twin sister to this 1920 The 10 spokes vs 12 spokes gave it away too. But she's sporting silver rims. Please keep us updated. Thanks
  5. Anybody have a friend living near Somerville, MA who could pick it up and mail to you?
  6. Not super quick, but Rockauto has it for $75 and you send in the part for rebuilding. Not sure of their timeline but the price isn't bad. Good Luck Bill
  7. I contacted the owner of the car and told him of my interest in Chandler Automobiles. Nice gentleman said the car has been in his family for many years but not sure about having a title. Bill
  8. NE Ohio 2.89 for Ethanol Free 91 2.00 for reg unleaded August 23, 2020
  9. Rare Parts In Stockton, CA. I just sent mine to them on Tuesday for rebuilding. Be sure to call them for instructions for shipping so you center link doesn't go to the wrong dept. I have a new centerlink that wouldn't fit my 65 Buick Electra. It was to be for a full size Buick. It was close, but not exact. I don't think it fits a Riv either. Bill
  10. Looking to buy a clean and straight hood for a 1965 Buick Electra. Wildcat and LeSabre hoods are not the same. My location - NE Ohio Please post here or PM Thanks Bill
  11. The larger Service Manual details the horn circuits and relay testing. It the proceeds to the horn switch plate in the steering wheel. No photos in that section. There maybe other illustrations in the book... like this one. It even states to use the existing bolt.
  12. There is no illustration in the manual. Mine are separate with the low horn on the passenger side and the high note horn on the drivers side. Mounting location can be seen in photos. T Bill
  13. I finally got under my 1965 Electra to find out why it wanders when driving. I found a bad drag link, so I went upstairs and grabbed my spare I bought many years ago....and it's not the same. Here's a photo of my current drag link and the new one that is marked 715. I looked up Mood DS715 and could not find a photo or listing. I'm thinking the new one is for a LeSabre and not my Electra? I'd like to put it up for sale but I'm not 100% convinced it's for a 65 LeSabre So close. But not close enough. Any way to figure out what the new one fits? Here are some photos and
  14. Got to ask: You say that the #2 spark plug was dry, but you smell raw gas like it is being dumped into the exhaust? And you think it is coming from # 2 ? If it's dry then #2 must be firing or not receiving any fuel air mixture to actually fire. Is this Cadillac engine an externally balanced engine similar to a Buick 401 nailhead? Any chance the flywheel is not installed properly and your getting an out of balance vibration and not an actual miss? Good Luck Bill
  15. Glad you got it working. Bill
  16. What model is it? Does it take a super small SIM card or is the memory tucked away inside the device? I have connected a garmin to the computer and copied the software to another device before. It had to be the exact same device. I have 2 old garmins that I still use. I like the fact that I don't use data on my cell phone.
  17. Thanks for sharing. Good information to know. Bill
  18. After having to replace the pts. and condensor setup in the Buick, she's up and running well. I managed to meet up with the local aaca chapter who was sponsoring a 'social distancing" cruise. Since I live in the middle of god's country, I had to drive about 30 miles to get to where the meet was starting. We met at a local truck stop near the intersection of Rt 80 and drove through Newton Falls, Ohio. The town with zip.......44444, and and a great covered bridge. Finished up with an ice cream stop. I drove a bit over 100 miles all told, with the car running great. I think that makes m
  19. Do you need - or do you have a proportioning valve? Just wondering because I installed one when I switched from single to dual MC Good Luck Bill
  20. Here's the plate for my 28' Whippet On my 1965 Buick Electra 225 I was able to find the key chain tags for this car. I can remember my Mom and my uncle having these tags in the 60's I think the registration expires in 2050....or something like that. And I have to carry the antique car plates with me too.
  21. Thanks for all the work it takes to write up this post. And thanks to all the experts you have helping you. Hopefully this fall I will have my Whippet running again and can concentrate on making a new top by using your info. thanks much...and stay safe. Bill
  22. My shop consists of 3 buildings. The right section is for cars, center section for woodworking , and the left section is the newest (2019) and is my potting shed and gardening area. My Chevy Colorado sits outside these days. I do any welding or cutting outside but have enough room to work on both cars easily. 1965 Buick Electra 225. This was the first car I ever bought (1973) and I kept it all these years. It was 8 years ago today that I painted it and got it back on the road. I just purchased new tires for it in March and then the 'stay at home' orders c
  23. I understand that we are just talking out loud and the real decision is and should be by the BOD and the local chapter. But I have to ask if anyone has considered canceling this year and bumping everything back by one year? That would make 2021 National Meet in Cleveland, 2022 in Charlotte, NC etc. I totally understand the logistics involved in making those changes for the 2021 and 2022 meets since they are already in the works. And the amount of work the 2020 Cleveland NEO BCA Chapter would have to complete would be monumental, but I would think the $$ losses would be mi
  24. My Mom would buy a new car every 3 years as I was growing up. She needed a dependable car to get to work and drive her 5 kids to church and to visit relatives. I remember in the mid 60's, she and my uncle drove to Detroit to pickup their new car from the factory. She kept it for 3 years and then bought another station wagon.
  25. Mac's Auto Parts sells this one: https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_a/model-a-ford-turn-signal-beep-flasher-6-volt-3-prong-type-a-great-safety-item.html Good luck Bill
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