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    Winston McCollum #13242
  • Birthday 02/23/1952

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    Plano, Tx.
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    Car hobby, boating and fishing


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    Born 1952......Own several cars that I show and drive....1965 buick Riviera, 1969 GTO Judge convertible, 1970 Chevelle SS396 hardtop, 1979 Trans Am, 2013 Mustang, 2010 Camaro .....BBA from University of Texas 1975, Car repair business owner in Plano, Tx. since 1975. My Dad bought a 65 Riviera brand new in September 64, I learned to drive in Dad's 65 Riviera in 1967.....finally bought my own in 2013

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  1. In my experience, if the car is more than 5 years old and you have air suspension, it is going to leak a little or a lot. The shocks can leak a little or a lot as can the lines, connections on the lines and the pump. The amount of time your pump is running is quite good for a car that old. I would leave it alone for now. If the leak gets bad, you will need to start changing parts starting with the shocks, or just disconnect the system and do away with the feature if you don't want to spend a lot of money on it. Being a 93, I would think the only parts still available to repair it would be the shocks. If your car sits too low all the time in the back with the system' disconnected, there should be conversion kits available for your car that have different springs for the rear that will allow the car to sit level when unloaded without any help from air shocks. There is a company in California that sells conversion kits to do away with air suspension on pretty much any model of air suspended car. I have one of their kits on my 2009 Lincoln Town Car. The only problem is that on some cars like my Lincoln, there is no way to get rid of the "Check Air Suspension" message on the dash. On many makes of cars they give instructions on how to cut a certain wire to get rid of the light.....but no way to do it on my Lincoln without also disabling my low fuel message and door ajar message, overheating message, etc. so I just ignore the message.
  2. The trick to reinstalling the rod is to move the knob and rod assembly in and out of the switch very quickly while you are pressing on the button up and down very quickly. You have to do this until it finally grabs the rod. Usually takes me about 20 seconds of doing this to get it to latch.
  3. There should be a hole near the bottom of the driver's side of the trunk divider for the harness to pass through. All 60's GM cars were done this way.
  4. These cars do this because of the angle of the filler neck making the end of the neck very low in relation to the top of the tank. My car does this and my Dad's 65 always did that from when it was brand new if you filled it up all the way till it clicks off. I always fill mine when it gets to the same place on the gas gauge then I always but in 13 gallons and this gets me to a little over 3/4 on the gauge and it never leaks when I do that. The problem is that the license plate is so low in the bumper on these cars that the neck is very low and almost straight instead of curling had to be this way in order to hide the filler behind the license plate. My 69 GTO has the same kind of setup with the low neck but Pontiac solved the problem by running the vent hose to a metal tube that goes way up into the trunk behind the trunk lid striker then comes back down through the trunk floor. The early Riviera vent hose stays under the trunk floor thus the leaking problem.
  5. Here is the windlace on my totally original never been apart interior on my 65 .
  6. To me the ultimate boat tail would be a 72 with the rubber on the bumpers removed. I like the 72 not having the vents in the deck lid but the rubber on the bumper is not as pretty as the 71 smooth chrome bumper.
  7. If you look I think you will find that the rag joints you bought will work fine. The pins are only there to give you some steering if the rubber completely tears in two. They just sit loosely in the slots on the shaft and have nothing to do with the actual connection between the gearbox and the column.....the bolts and nuts do that. As long as both pins will fit in the slots on the shaft you are good to go. The thing you should worry about is to make sure the rag joints you bought have grounding straps built in to them to ground the steering shaft so the horns will honk.
  8. So do you fill the hole in the fender where the cushion normally sits?
  9. Do you get a residual payment for each one sold?
  10. CARS sells them under part B1635. They are called Bumper Insulators.
  11. Yep, you've got Chinese ball will find that the ball and socket are wasted too, not just the boots. The reason they don't sell Chinese cars in America is that the ball joints collapse before they can get them on the boat!
  12. That car is a 421 Tri Power 4 speed Bonneville convertible that his Mom bought new. He still has it and finished a frame off resto on it 5 years ago. It has a white leather interior and the exterior color is the same as my Seafoam Green Riviera only Pontiac called it Palmetto Green. It is indeed an awesome car. The trunk on that car is larger than the bed on an S10 pickup.
  13. No, my Dad decided to sell the car in 1986. I wanted to buy it......I loved that car.....I learned to drive in it in 1967 and used it in high school on special occasions. My first wife would not agree to my purchasing it, so my Dad wound up selling it to a guy in my Pontiac club. He only had it a few months when he started having electrical problems where the car would just cut out and die intermittently. After trying everything he could think of he got frustrated and sold it to another guy in my Pontiac club, who quickly figured out that the clamshell motor was shorting out intermittently causing all the problems. New relays and a motor fixed it right up. Right after that, a relative from Ohio called, saying he had a friend who was looking for a 65 Buick Riviera, but all the ones up in Ohio were rustbuckets and would he be willing to sell the car to him. He was offered substantially more than he had paid for it so he flipped it and it left Texas for Ohio. The car was a nice solid 100K car with the only rust being in the rear window channel, with no dents and in need of a paint job. The interior was still very nice. It was Arctic White with a saddle base interior.Options were power trunk release, AM radio with rear speaker, rear armrest, floor mats, tinted glass, A/C, and wire wheel covers. The guy who bought it said he was going to completely restore it and change the exterior to black. After I divorced my first wife in 1990, I started looking for the car to buy it back, but the relative of the guy who sold it had passed away and we had no idea who to contact or where the car was. I looked online for the car for many years and finally gave up and bought my Seafoam Green car in 2013. I'd still like to find the car......I'm fairly certain that the VIN was 494475H900633. Here are some pics of the car. The first one is me and my Mom standing in front of the car on Easter Sunday 1965.......The second is a pic of my younger brother in front of it in 1967. The other pics are from right before it went to Ohio in 1986. You'll notice in the interior pic that it was built with a 1964 glove box Riviera emblem from the factory. I figure the car was built in the first week of production.
  14. To clarify........the engine does not need to be running for the 65 release to work. The vacuum tank stores the engine vacuum and the trunk release will open the trunk one time without restarting the engine to restore the vacuum to the tank. The 65 release would work even if the engine had been shut off for many days, but after using it once you would have to restart the engine to replenish the vacuum to the tank.