Frank DuVal

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  1. The picture shows a split rim design that is way different than the truck split rims that are widowmakers. The truck split rim is a small sliver of rim that holds one bead in place.
  2. Yep, sounds like the "Kit" did not know the Buick wiring. The two ways to fix this, 1. go back to 6 volts and motor on. 2. Complain to vintage auto garage that their kit did not replace the Buick wiring properly and now the solenoid does not pull in. Get them to understand it is their error. Have fun!🀣 See Jim's explanation above to the error.
  3. I'm not short! πŸ˜„ ??? Explain. I see no big numbers on the dashes of my Park Avenues or Encores. I've driven friend's LaCrosse and Lucerne too, no big numbers that I remember.
  4. Ah, nostalgia, "Prices Slightly Higher West of the Rockies"!πŸ˜‰
  5. So true! I see all the No Mask people as selfish bastards. It's just another line to the sign we all have followed for years. I don't get the griping. No Shirt No Shoes No Service Now: No Shirt No Shoes No Mask No Service Simple! Now, get out and enjoy your antique vehicles!πŸ‘
  6. Ah Ha! Now, Joe is right! πŸ‘ I read the original post as you turned on the headlamps and the turn signal indicator lit up, as there was no mention of the turn signals being turned on anywhere in the post. If the indicator stays on when asking for signals, bad ground is 99% the problem. I won't go to 100% because I've seen things, as Farmers says.πŸ˜„ If the indicator lamp lights with just the parking lamps on, it is a bad ground at the front lamp, and if the indicator lights with just the headlamps on, I've seen it with bad dash ground and also with bad dash light shields just illuminating the indicator with the dash lamps.... 😯 Hence why no mention of turn signals being asked for...... Yes, exactly what I said in my post.πŸ˜‰
  7. Ha! I'm not that old and my first car was $15. I looked at many below that price, up to $50. Yes, running.
  8. A quick Google: While 866-762-5288 is Rockauto's best toll-free number, there are 3 total ways to get in touch with them. The next best way to talk to their customer support team, according to other Rockauto customers, is by calling their 608-661-1376 phone number for their International Customer Service department.
  9. No, not irrelevant. He is discussing the blinker indicator in the car stays on solid! The blinker indicator is wired directly to the front turn signal bulbs. The path between the front and rear turn signals goes through the contacts of the turn signal switch.
  10. Ah, but wait, this is a 66. If factory wired, the front parking lights do not come on with the tail lights. The circuits are separated with the headlamp switch. So first question is, did someone swap a wire on the headlamp switch to make the tail lights and parking lights on the same circuit? It is a commonly done procedure on Corvairs, same switch, same wires. Easy test is turn on headlamps, do the front parking lights light (one or both)along with the headlamps? It was on with the switch off? It was on in the first (parking lamp) position? It was the turn signal or brake light on? If the tail lamp filament was out, I would think the phrase would be "I turn the headlamps on and the right rear tail lamp does not come on". But you say it was on, then goes out. Why was it on? I agree with Joe, 99% chance of bad light socket ground.
  11. Same here. Dexron III/Mercon are very good. And what you don't use in the Dynaflow can be used as a rust lubricant! πŸ˜‰
  12. Yes, the glove box lock needs to come apart to get the code. Good news, they are easy to pick. Do NOT let anyone tell you the pretty decorative cover needs to be pried off to get it apart!!!!!! I can post instructions if you need them, but a set of lock picks is required (or at least makes the job easier). Most all GM keys from 1935 to 1966 will fit this lock, so get all your friends with GM cars from those years and have them all try their keys. Wiggle and jiggle might be necessary too. I keep a ring with all my old keys (and new improperly made ones😁) to open ignition locks. The ignition lock is a GM (Briggs and Stratton) side bar lock, and very difficult to pick. Only the glove box locks on most GMs are the wafer easier to pick style. Doors, trunks, ignition are side bar style. I can code cut keys for these also, with the 4 digit code.
  13. Master cylinders are very visible, so sleeving is a great idea if OEM is the goal. But, 65 Chevy is standard GM master of the day, with bail to hold cap on. Many new available, some look very close to original. Power and manual seem to use same master cylinder. It is the earlier 60's ones with the screw on cap or wingnut held cap that are harder to find new. Lots of new choices for wheel cylinders, many brands. The car might be from California originally, but if you drive it in the east, I suggest Cunifer brake lines. If a garage/trailer/high point car queen, ignore this advice.πŸ˜‰