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  1. If you're in Calif I have all original 63, second owner, leather + more accessories, with all documents and only 25K original miles. If interested PM me at mdpresson@aol.com
  2. Sorry over my price range.....
  3. Just add this: Thank you Ed for all you contribute to ROA. Dale
  4. Jim. I may have the car you may be interested in. It is a '63, Spruce Green, black leather with many options including A/C. I am second owner. Truly owned by a little old Portuguese lady in San Leandro CA the car is all original with 25,600 miles. I've done replacement/repair of many functions - the car was in storage for 27 years. All parts were replaced with NOS or correct reproductions. Please contact me by email IF you are interested.
  5. Ed hope this is quick. I need to check the turn switch cable on my "63. Does it require removing the steering column or is there quick way? Thanks, Dale
  6. 1963 Riv: Seeking help. Having a knocking sound somewhere in rear on acceleration and deceleration. Doesn't happen all the time. Checked exhaust system to make sure not hitting. Could it caused by this bearing? The car has 25,000 original miles but sat in storage for 27 years. Other rubber parts are dried and have been replaced. Guess the drive shaft needs to be removed to do the bearing install. ( I have the shop manual). If I replace this is here anything else I need to order and do while this is out? Will I need both bearings as shown in RivNut's post? Someone advise please. Tnx
  7. Events overtook intentions and didn't get an opportunity to have my car there. But, was able to stop by on Thursday for a short visit enroute to another destination. At least, saw the car show and bought some "stuff" to support ROA. Met a few of the Riv "nuts" - just like me. Great show of cars and intrepid Riv owners who'd travelled distances to be there. Impressed by the great efforts put out by those organizing and staffing this event. Met a few and, thanks to all who put out so much time and effort to make this happen. Hoping will be able to make Kansas next year. Well done Dick - likely you won't remember me but we did have a chat while you were getting your Vitamin D dose in the sun and I was admiring your car. Dale Presson
  8. Thanks Chris. CARS has a "Front End Kit - FEK634D for $365.25 which includes 2 shafts (don't understand what these are) , 2 upper ball joints, 2 lower ball joints, 2 outer tie rod ends, 2 stabilizer link kits (don't understand what these are) and a control arm bumper. Ready to order but IMPORTANT INFO needed: Kit doesn't seem to include A: Inner tie rod ends OR B: Idler arm OR C: Pittman arm OR D: The center link OR E: 2 adjusting sleeves. Won't I also need these as well? Can someone please advise just exactly what I should order to rebuild the steering assembly? Thanks,
  9. For me this is a timely post: My mechanic suggested I get the following: Inner and outer tie rods. Adjusting sleeves. Center link. Pittman arm and "Idler" arm. Do all these parts come in the kit from CARS? Is there anything else I'll need to rebuild the front end?? Trying to get the car ready for the Reno meet so on a tight schedule. Thanks for any help.
  10. Ed: A bit of trivia; The high wattage radio station you listened to in Kansas late nights was from Del Rio TX. It was XERB broadcasting from across the border in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico. It could be heard in over 30 states in the mid west/west only at night. Founded by Dudley J LaBlanc who made millions from Hadacol - a patent medicine sold mostly in the South and who's primary ingredient was 12% alcohol therefor popular with consumers in areas where there were "blue laws" prohibiting sale of booze. XERB was where"Wolfman Jack" -an iconic rock and roll DJ from the 1950'-60"s and featured in "American Graffiti" - got his start.
  11. Does it run? Can it be driven? More info and pics of engine and ID plate would be appreciated. Thanks.
  12. Maybe a practice photo shoot for the upcoming Buick Saber???? On the other hand, maybe not...
  13. Thanks Ed. Good info however, there are no supply sources near me on that list. Closest is Bradly (Lake Naciamento Marina) which is 90-100 mile round trip. I could count on using 10 gallons of fuel just on the trip to get fuel.lol
  14. Personally I'm not interested in getting involved in a crusade to change Federal laws. I don't have time. However, I would like advice from other members on the best brand of fuel in California to use in my '63 401ci . I have been using Union 76 premium but they can't (won't) tell me how much ethanol is in their blend. Since I live near Laguna Seca race trackI also add about 25% high octane - racing fuel to each tankful at a premium cost of $7-10/ gallon. Further, in Kalifornia where, thanks to unscientific environmentalists laws, we have "special" blends that change with the seasons. Anyone have any suggestions for brand of fuels in California?
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