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  1. I pressed in the tubes and flared the one end and loctite sealed them for good measure. It runs a lot better but I’ll have to spend some time resetting the carb since I had messed with it so much. Much smoother running. Hopefully I can start moving on to other things soon. i appreciate all the help. Chuck
  2. I noticed a bulletin from the Hershey Elegance that they are cancelling the show next year. Hopefully it is not forever. That was a great show and I attended almost all of them. The bulletin said something about not making a difference. Did the overhead become too much, or did the organizers have some other reason to shut down I wonder.
  3. Hugh, After removing the old tubes I can see that the heat riser is basically a cast shell, hollow on the inside, and with holes in the tubes it can pull air from the linkage holes drilled on either side of the casting. Also, in my case I had not plugged the carb side of the heat tube, only the exhaust side so I'm sure it was pulling from there too. Chuck
  4. Terry, You are lucky your cars don’t have these, that’s for sure. If I didn’t want to keep the car looking original I’d toss out the whole mess and put a downdraft setup in it. Chuck
  5. Tony, I'm glad you posted, I forgot all about digging that light switch out. Anyway, here it is, complete with the cover. I think I paid $50 for these so that is what I would need out of it plus $10 for shipping, or I can bring it to Hershey if you'll be there. I have a space in the green field. I am not sure if it works but I do remember checking them for continuity and they all checked out that way. No guarantees though as it is obviously used. If you want it PM me with your address or let me know to hold it for Hershey. Thanks, Chuck
  6. Thanks for the replies everyone. I got the old ones out. It looks like I’ll have to machine down 1 1/2” OD pipe for this. The pipe is actually flared out on one end. It is 1.43 OD on one end and 1.475 OD on the other. Go figure.
  7. Hugh, The block plate I welded in is on the exhaust side of the horizontal cross tube. I’m not sure where the riser would be pulling outside air from but I’ll probably block off the other side as well since I have it all apart. Larry, I saw you were having fuel problems, I’m sure you’ll figure it out. Chuck
  8. Hubert, yes the exhaust butterfly is removed and the tube blocked off. Thanks, Chuck
  9. After exhausting every other possible issue for my rough running Buick I started going through everything again, one by one and doing much closer inspections. I had visually inspected the heat riser for holes in the tubes and not seen any, but his time I wire brushed the heck out of them and then dropped a bore scope down through, and low and behold there are a couple of holes. Small, but there all the same. My question is, has anyone tried pressing a thin walled tube over the original tubes? Doing so would reduce the diameter from 1 3/8 to a little over 1 1/4. It would save me having to completely dissemble the riser and cutting out the old tubes, plus I have not been able to find the original tube size. The riser is already blocked off from the exhaust. Any suggestions appreciated.
  10. Tony, I think I have a couple of the switches with covers I bought a few years ago. I’ll look in my spares in the garage tomorrow and let you know. Chuck
  11. I’ve heard of only a couple of ways to get a title for bill of sale transactions in PA. A bill of sale alone in PA means nothing to the PA DOT. One is the most expensive but fully legitimate way. There is a legal process in PA where a judge will declare you the legal owner of the vehicle and you will receive a court document requiring the DOT to issue a title in your name. It requires a chain of custody, and depositions from all known owners as well as the earlier mentioned stolen vehicle search. I did this once and it cost me over a thousand dollars for a pretty straight forward situation. Of course I needed a lawyer to navigate through this. PM me if you want his name. He was a good lawyer (believe me I don’t say that often). The other I’ve been told about but never done myself is some routine where you acquire registration documents from Vermont and then take them to the PA DOT and receive a title. If you do an internet search you will find the steps people have taken. Good luck.
  12. Great project, I’ll keep watching the progress.
  13. Dave, Finally got to digging for the filter brackets. Is this what you’re looking for? Did you get the other print for the wiper?
  14. Dave, It looks like it is really coming along. Very nice. I do not have the right side linkage either but I have the print so I plan to fabricate a set one of these days. Let me know if you want a copy of it.
  15. Hi Dave, Don’t give up on me. I haven’t been very active the last few weeks. The flu hit me hard. I’ve been out to the garage a couple of times but didn’t find the right box for the brackets. I’ll find them. Chuck