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  1. well, Rebuilt or not....... Fitting a 4GC With the correct accelerator pump can get very dicey. The diameter, depth of travel, and material used for the accelerator pump are critical to supplying the initial shot of fuel to allow smooth transition to off idle operation. your problem is well known to 4GC owners. Quick story...... I got pretty good over the years in rebuilding carbs, but met my match when trying to use “rebuild kits” that did not supply correctly spec’d. accelerator pumps for my 4GCs for my 58 RoadMaster. I had the original carb and a n
  2. It was a faux “engine turned” appliqué you are referring to. it was on all 1971-1972 Rivieras. They went to the wood grain on the restyled 1973 dash. Hope this helps
  3. As I recall, I simply made a small incision in the inner fabric barrier you refer to, separating seat back from seat bottom. Otherwise pretty straightforward.
  4. Is your Electra equipped with the FlightPitch Dynaflow or the standard Dynaflow? Two different animals. There is a separate transmission shop manual issued for 59s with FlightPitch.
  5. Hers the not so good photos of the Silver Mist 58 and interior. the steering wheel was perfect in this car and was a beautiful , almost translucent gray.
  6. Stand by Boys will send pics of my nearly perfect original 58 RoadMaster75 silver Mist car with shots of dash and steering wheel...... gotta find the file sold it 4 years ago to a nice young man in SanDiego. i miss it......
  7. Matt good thinking i think number 2 is a strong possibility........ thoop thoop in time with the valve train was your clue 😳
  8. This is awful news for us dedicated Buick people...........sorry this has gone off the rails. SO, Dear Buick CLUB brethren...... ( I’m BCA #2954) Lets help get this put right.........! mike
  9. Ok this is now the part of the project I love! each little cosmetic piece......contributing its bling! Go Adam! mike
  10. Excellent find and progress! love what you’re doing! keep it up.
  11. There is a small paragraph in the 1973 Buick shop manual for 455 equipped cars that calls out “clip on flex plate weights” . These were specified to help solve customer complaints of vibration or roughness NOT attributed to belts, pulleys, accessories, etc. Weights were to be clipped on the flex plate in various locations until the roughness was eliminated or minimized. Perhaps a similar procedure existed for later model nailhead cars.....? I’ll try to find the paragraph today........
  12. Another stellar endeavor, Adam! Home run, my Friend! Mike
  13. Heed Old Tanks admonition........ If the Old gasket got petrified and stuck in the groove of the housing..... then you put a nice new gasket on the canister........you get a gusher! Happened to me in 1965 on my 55 Special.......what a mess .....but hey, I was 17!
  14. What year and model? I think you’ll be good for short , low speed shuttling of your Buick. Let our Buick experts chime in, but....... back in the 60s I was always using used, questionable batteries for my beautiful Laurel Mist 58 Special coupe....... due to lack of funds! Many times I enlisted friends to push start me! set it in neutral, get ‘er up to about 25 mph, then drop it into drive.......vrooom! Fired right up. This worked due to the Dynaflow having a rear pump and at that speed , had enough ummmph thru the trans to spin the engine.
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