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RivVrgn

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  1. Gene at AB&G has all kinds of sheet metal. I got a hood from him last year for my 65. I don't remember what I pain cause I got a lot of other stuff. He's located in Pennsylvania, a little drive up the coast for ya. Those hoods are heavy and big and shipping would probably be more than the hood the way shipping costs are now. If you talk to him he will really encourage you to come and see it rather than ship. He's a great guy, very reasonable with prices and very knowledgeable too. Only thing is you will leave with more than what you came for. At least I did. Could not separate need from want. Good luck, Joey
  2. New Grand Tour coming July 30 on Amazon Prime, it's called Lochdown. The boys, Clarkson, May, and Hammond go for a tour of Scotland driving a Lincoln, a Coupe de ville and a boat tail Riviera. There is a two minute preview on YouTube of it and it looks like the shows they used to do on BBC. For anyone that knows them this looks hilarious. Looks like they are in top form. And anyone that doesn't, watch this and enjoy. Not another car show like it. Especially when they were Top Gear. Other hosts have tried to do Top Gear but these guys are the originals. Watch the older politically incorrect ones, hilarious. Joey
  3. Yep, got mine Wed 28
  4. It was hooked up on my car, i just didn't want to leave it. It was spliced into the wires under the dash and mounted left of the steering column. It has the ends that pierce the wires and slide the rubber boot over it. Did not pay attention were the wires went because i wasn't going to use it in there.
  5. sorry Philip, i'm hanging on to this one. I did see a few on eBay though. there are different model numbers, not sure if that matters. there is one of these (no. 127) on there for $75 and I think he ships worldwide. The challenge would be the wiring. what wire goes where. Joey
  6. Had one in my 65 but, what I thought was strange is four of the six wires are red. Hmm. Did not work though, the flasher relay on the end was missing.
  7. Gene is his website. Just click on his avatar and message him, he'll get back to ya with the info.
  8. I'm getting ready to tackle the rear suspension on my 65 and had a few questions. Replacing bushes, springs, body mounts, shocks and while I'm there clean and paint everything. Got a few questions to anyone that has done this before. Mainly is where to put the jack stands? Manual says support the frame, but won't that leave no support for the rear end when I remove the control arms except the shocks? I thought stands under the rear end and under the frame towards the rear a little higher with just enough pressure. Then when I drop the arm with a jack everything is supported and the arm can swing away. Also support for when I remove the panhard bar. And is the rear spring a possible missile like the front? Do I need to chain it down as i lower the arm? Is there a certain order to remove this stuff? Have already done the front, the rear looks a little easier. I'm open to any and all tips or tricks as this is my first time around with this. also are there any measurements or angles I should be aware of or is there no adjustments needed to the angle if I unbolt everything? Can someone let me know if i'm thinking about this correctly. I know I forgot some things. Thanks Joey
  9. I think this is the way to try. All wiring inside is intact, the harnesses from the firewall in the engine compartment are unplugged. I'll look for the breaker, is it the only one in there?
  10. I'm in the process of putting my 65 back together. It was someone else's project I bought. I need to lower the windows to put the new weather stripping on but, wiring is out of it. Only unplugged not cut up. I plugged in top wiring harness and tried connecting red wire that goes to the horn relay (i figured that's where the hot wire connects so..) to + on battery ,grounded battery. Nothing. There has got to be a way to do this. What part of the harness do I need to power up? Also plugged in driver window switch and rear switches to possibly make a circuit. Does this make sense the way I explained it? If someone knows which prong to jump to on the switch, would that work. thanks Joey
  11. I feel your pain. but, I took mine apart myself and took lots of pics and tagged and bagged everything. I thought about offering pics but you wouldn't know what you are looking at because they are close ups and unless you know what your looking at... It can be done, Ive talked to people that have brought cars home with totes full of parts. Its a challenge but think about the accomplishment when your done. Stand back and say "I built this". Wealth of knowledge on here if you get stuck. Good luck, you must be somewhat mechanical or you wouldn't have gotten the car so, go get em. Joey
  12. Was looking for some parts recently for my 65. Did some searching and Gene at AB&G kept popping up so, gave him a call. He said he had whatever I needed and then some. He is in Pennsylvania, I'm in Kentucky (he said he wouldn't hold that against me). That's where I got the car so, road trip again. 10 or so hours later we made it (wife and I). First thing he asked did you eat? and fixed us sandwiches. Can't say enough good things about Gene, he was great and he did have everything I needed and then some at a great price. I don't think there are enough cars out there to use all the parts he has. It was really overwhelming. I told him my problem is my line between want and need can get rather blurry. So we loaded the pickup with parts. And besides the parts he was great to talk to about these cars. I haven't been messing with these cars as long as some around here (about 10 years) so his knowledge was welcome. I think he said he's been gathering parts for over 30 years, and it shows. So, if anyone needs parts (anything) give him a shout. If nothing else you might learn something. Thanks again Gene, Joey
  13. Hmm, I did not get my nuts with last rebuild.
  14. Prices are on the website. differs according to what you have and finish you want.
  15. Just thought i'd share an experience I had recently, thought it was great. I'm in the process of redoing my 65, not a frame off but probably one or two steps down from it. I needed my brake booster rebuilt and I had used Booster Dewey before so it was a no brainer. With things the way they are they were saying they were 4 to 5 weeks out, didn't matter wasn't driving any way. Sent it out, checked a few times on progress. Same person answered the phone every time. Always very nice and jovial. She was professional but very personable. It was almost like she laid the phone down and walked out in the garage to check on it. Always left me with a smile when I hung up the phone. For those that don't know, they are located in Portland and everyone knows what's going on there. So, anyway I could support a local business and one that helps our hobby, more than happy to do so. So, got a call, my booster was ready, talked a bit, paid for it, they were shipping it that day, good deal. Received the booster, looked great, painted black like I said, a few notes and cautions. Then I looked at the invoice and I thought this was hilarious, (that's a pack of peanut m&ms). In a time of political correctness I loved it. I doubt if anyone on here is but in a time of being offended by everything this is a perfect car guy (gal) joke if you will. This might not be much of a deal to anybody else but I'm so tired of people being so cautious about joking around. I like busting my buddies balls and them doing it to me. Anyway, great experience and I hope there business is around for a long while. definitely will use them again and will recommend in an instant. Just had to share this. Thanks Joey
  16. Sounds great, could not be better timing as I will be rebuilding my rear suspension this winter so, i'll be needin some. count me in. Joey
  17. Wow, i've seen tarred roofs with less tar than under that car. Wonder what they are hiding?
  18. Jim, yes they did ask. yes it was a factory air car. Thats strange, wonder why AC would determine coil springs. I didn't see anything in the manual about the shim, but that doesn't mean its not there. It was only on the left as you stated, so I guess back they go. Guess they were there for a reason
  19. Hello all. I'm in the process of rebuilding my front suspension and had a question. All components will be new including coil springs I got from CSS, which are the GS specs. When I disassembled it there were metal shims on top of the springs. Two on the drivers side none on the passenger with the rubber insulator on top. I guess they were there to even the car at build time. I have new insulators (the rubber ring), do I need to put the shims back in even though I have new coils? Seems like metal to metal would give a chance to squeak. Guess they didn't before, don't know. Both shims only equal about quarter inch total. Since I'm changing everything can't see how it would make much difference. I've searched on here and gotten both answers, leave em in, don't leave em. Any thoughts? Thanks Joey
  20. I have heard of a usage tax. They track your mileage at registration renewal. Makes your joyride a little more costly. Why not, just one more way to track people and sell that info so we get more unwanted solicitations. But hey, they know what's good for us and, its for the good of the people comrad.
  21. TA-DA. easy fix, thanks to all. Appreciate all the help. Thanks, Joey
  22. obviously been doing this for some time, incredible. I'm curious what do you do with all the screws and fasteners? There are so many different ones. How many 55 gallon drumfulls do you have? Screws, nuts and fasteners oh my!
  23. ok, good. they are in jersey, probably not open now huh? but good to know its not an uncommon part. thanks
  24. Thanks fellas. When it was running I believe I did hear a leak. Guess I just pry it out and replace with new. Thanks again for the help. Joey
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