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  • Birthday 02/10/1968

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  1. Used gear ? I bought this set TS576 from CARS. I think the surface marks are left from the machining, but there was no surface treatment like grinding. It is not a high precision part, but that is maybe not required. I‘m thinking of leaving this part in the box and order the TA performance chain set. This is not the first time I buy things twice....
  2. I also used just one of The 3 Mr. gasket 98 steel plates. I need to grind a small cutout on one side to clear the choke or carb Linkage. Plugged the intake holes in addition as I will not use the car as a dayly driver or in cold climate condition.
  3. Good Morning, read a discussion in this forum about water pump replacement and timing gear set replacement. This time I started a new Topic before intruding in an existing one. Has anyone made experience with the timing gear and chain set from CARS ? I purchased one a while back and brought it with me to Germany. Still not installed, and from visual inspection, it seems the gears did not went trough any deburring process and no heat treatment. Maybe I’m wrong with the heat treatment. I know now there is much better quality parts available ( See second pic.) but now this set is already on my bench. It has only one small hole in the larger gear, while others sets have two small bores of a different size. Would you use the set and what kind of deburring treatment should I do ( no tumbler available for me). What is the second larger bore for in the second Photo ( this is not the CARS kit I have) ? thank you.
  4. I agree to the risk of damaging fender if there is just a small hit on the corner. With the bolts and washers uninstalled, I saw the bumper ends shaking when car ran in idel. (Ok, you may say I have to fix an issue on my ignition or engine first , 😂 ) I also noticed both brackets were cracked from continious bumper vibration. Is this a common problem with or without the outer bolts installed ?
  5. You will be able to find aftermarket emergency light flasher here in europe as well. Bosch and Hella have them for vintage cars. Just be careful, there a special ones for US classic cars which do not have separate yellow flash lights, but using brake light as well.
  6. Anybody selling a Opel Kadett B with the larger 1.9 liter CIH engine offered by Buick between 1968 to 72 ? Would like the 2 door coupe or a station wagon would also be cool. A solid rust free body would be important to me. Mechanical condition is secondary, but should be complete. Attached some pictures just for reference what I‘looking for. Any tip or link to a local seller in a dry climate state would be very much appreciated. thank you
  7. Aron, Used two bottles of the Förch cleaner in clear water for three days and a few hundred kilometers. The result was unexpected good.
  8. Are you looking for something to clean the Motor cooling system and the radiator ? Do not use citric Acid powder. I did it once and it ended in a leaking water pump from the citrat which has been Build in the System. It was not possible the flush this out ! But I had very good experience after this with a cooling System cleaner bought at my local Auto supply. I ran it three days in my car with lime free rain water on a longer weekend tour. Comming Home first thing was draining all the water out and open the drain plugs on the motor Block (1966 mopar 383 Cui) and flushed it with clear water frome in the Garden hose. The result was much better then expected. Was not expensive at about 16€ and just needed two small bottles for the 17 liter cooling system capacity. Yes 17 liter when opening the drain plugs in the motor block. I will have a look for name and brand when you are interested.
  9. Installed rebuild booster and upgrade to dual master on the 1963 Riviera. Need to fabricate some brake lines and put in new power steering hoses the same time while There was better accesss to it with the master and booster removed. Need to bent the new tubes slightly to clear the larger dual master. Waited for the booster all winter long. Shipped it out before Christmas. Hope to get it back to the road soon, but have to make some other rust fix and rust Prevention befor I put everything back together.
  10. I want to remove the door skin, where do I have to remove the cables, at the joy stick or at the mirror ?
  11. Have the same problem since I had my carb off for rebuild. Installed it with a new AC fuel filter. My first thought was I did something wrong on my rebuild. inspired from this post I blocked the return line and the stumble disappeared. I can turn this effect on and off by adjusting this clamp on the return line. When blocking the return line completely, my fuel pump becomes noisy.
  12. Ed, shop manual states max 1/2“ of shims. Over this point you are going to run out off thread on the bolts, or you need longer bolts. Frank
  13. I adjusted the upper control arm one turn out off center (to move the upper arm backwards). I guess a single turn was not enough. Unfortunately it is not possible to adjust this again while the care is already on the lift in the alignment shop. I would not go the way with pulling the lower control arm forwards by the reaction rod. As sayed before in this thread, our Rivieras are cruisers, not made to race on the Nuerburgring 😉 So far I am happy with the result as it is for now. It drives much better then before with its -1* caster. The car runs straight and there is not to much understeer. I drive slow anyhow 😁
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