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  1. This was my first Riviera GS, purchased from Bill in Auburn, NY in January 1999. This is the picture I took of the two of them before I drove it home. I sold that car in 2010, this is the transport driver loading it up. There were 3 other vehicles in the van, a Ferrari, Lamborghini and a 55 chevy pickup - all RED!
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    Winter Projects

    Thanks,Tom. In the bible, they refer to it as the "Heater-Air conditioner diaphragm". But you're right, it diverts the air from either the evaporator core, through the vents, or across the heater core, in conjunction with the "Heater temperature door". I was wondering about the reliability of the vacuum system itself. The 2 "plugs" that connect to the temperature controller seem pliable and soft, which should mean a good flow of vacuum. But, as we know, any minor leak will prevent the devices from working as they should. It must be a good systrem, I do not recall a lot of comments as to troubleshooting etc. As I get farther into this ( my A/C has not been re-charged yet) I am also wondering about replacing the STV? If it is working, I will keep it, the alternative seems to be replacing it with an ON-OFF device rather than modulating the temperature.
  3. Decided to tackle a couple of issues. The vacuum line to the hot water valve needed replacing, so I ran a new one back to the "Heater Vacuum Disc" switch mounted on the temperature controller. The actuator for the "Heater/Evaporator" door has a broken vacuum connection, so I ordered a new one from Old Air.It will be interesting to see if these components function as they should after the repairs. How reliable are the old vacuum controls for our HVAC systems? There are many more important things that require attention on my car, but this seemed like a nice place to start. I had forgotten how difficult it was to wriggle my way under the dash and fish in new vacuum lines! It's going to be a long, cold winter up here in Saskatchewan, I hope I put up enough firewood to last!
  4. He jumped a little at first when the horn went off, but he laughed the second time! My first grandson, Benjamin. Peter Hoemsen ROA # 6910
  5. Pretty impressive array of early 60's automobiles.
  6. Is this an original? If it is, it's the best name EVER put on a plaque!
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    63 trunk cardboard

    Does the 63 have the spring and clip like the 65? It does a good job holding the jack in place and preventing rattles!
  8. Thanks Tom! Exactly right again! The choke "tube" down to the manifold never got hooked up because it came with a compression fitting when it needed a flare fitting. Connected that, corrected the choke setting and it runs like new! Also, during a clamshell adjustment session, I had left the ignition "ON", causing points to get pitted up. Replaced those,too. I also noticed a new noise from the rear of the car, turns out one of the bushings (panhard bar) decided to fail. I have a pair on order from Cars. Looks like this restoration is not as close to complete as I thought! Owning an old Buick must be like building a log cabin, apparently those projects are never complete either! Took it to it's first car show and all comments were positive! It's amazing how many people want to see the interior of these cars! While impressive, I am more interested in the engine bay. But I guess if you don't know whats lurking under that massive air cleaner housing, buckets, console and that gorgeous dash are an attraction,too!
  9. Looking for advice on a small problem. Car starts, runs pretty well. Does not seem to go into "High idle" at start-up. This could be due to multiple pumps of accelerator to get enough fuel in to start. Choke has been backed off a bit and is fully releasing when warm. Carbs were re-built by professional - maybe not experienced with AFB's? Have not done any adjustments after installation to idle screws, just backed off the automatic choke. I am not typically starting this car cold, +10 celsius is as cold as it gets in my shop, even at -40 outside! Can you tell I'm from Canada, eh? Ideally, one pump to set choke and fast idle, start 'er up, kick 'er down after 30 seconds is what I would like to see. Thanks!
  10. Did they announce the location of next year's meet?
  11. phoemsen

    Comedians in Cars

    That's a great clip!!! and a great restoration on a 65. Who's car is that? Fabulous!
  12. phoemsen

    65 glove box badge

    To remove the badge, there are 2 studs through the glove box door. There are 2 plastic dome shaped covers on the nuts on the inside. Using a very small blade screwdriver, gently pry off the 2 covers. They fit very tightly inside a "lip" under the nut. ( If memory serves correctly!) So you need to get the tip in between this lip and the dome shaped cover. Good luck!
  13. Inspired by an episode of "Wheeler Dealers", in which, Edd repairs the clock from a C2 Corvette. I decided to tackle my own. I had a spare non-working clock and proceeded to experiment with it first. I disassembled it and sprayed it with contact cleaner. I carefully dressed the contact points on the winding solenoid/motor. After "exercising" the movement by rotating the adjustment knob, I manually reset the spring mechanism... it started working right away!!! I sprayed a light coating of lubricant on the gears ( Rust Check ) and then used some canned air to remove any excess. After confirming this was a success, I duplicated the procedure with the clock from my car. Two weeks later, it is still ticking away.
  14. Wow!!! What a difference! Alignment, lower control arm bushings and pipes from the muffler back!The steering wheel is aligned, could not be happier. Steers like it was a new 65!!! Incredible.
  15. Looks like Rich's is 06A And mine is ( going from memory) possibly 01B