1964 Riviera Wildcat

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About 1964 Riviera Wildcat

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  1. Good to learn they exist. I may do that. Thank you very much, Arnulfo.
  2. <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:DoNotPromoteQF/> <w:LidThemeOther>EN-US</w:LidThemeOther> <w:LidThemeAsian>X-NONE</w:LidThemeAsian> <w:LidThemeComplexScript>X-NONE</w:LidThemeComplexScript> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> <w:SplitPgBreakAndParaMark/> <w:DontVertAlignCellWithSp/> <w:DontBreakConstrainedForcedTables/> <w:DontVertAlignInTxbx/> <w:Word11KerningPairs/> <w:CachedColBalance/> </w:Compatibility> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="--"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr></w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> Yes indeed, a new title other than "junior member" should be created in honor of my lack of knowledge regarding automobiles. "Non-tinkerer member" would suffice quite nicely, even though I have pulled a jet ski motor in the past, whereas my grandmother (original owner) used to adjust her Riviera's carb. Fortunately I am blessed to have an angel of a young mechanic whom is knowledgeable with my newer vehicles, or I would be beyond doomed. I have since forwarded him a link to this thread, asking if he has access to a video scope. I also forwarded it to my friend having suggested the scope. Although extremely car and motor knowledgeable himself, he has a friend in the classic car refurbishing business with a two year waiting list, and intends to ask him for further suggestions (unfortunately they both reside out of state, or I would be golden). My local friend having attempted to siphon the gas called someone whom suggested removing as much gas as possible, then adding Sta-bil 360 to the new fuel, and supposedly that would resolve the issue. He had explained to him that not much rust was visible within the siphon hose. I do not know, but I do know that rust is evil; so, I want all of it out of there. Has anyone used it? http://www.sta-bil360.com/how-it-works When siphoning the gas, my friend used maybe a 6' clear hose, perhaps an inch diameter, with a sinker anchored onto the bottom of it. The car is garaged upon a flat surface; the tank he drained into was lower than the Riviera's tank. Perhaps the length and/or large diameter was the issue. When it got to where he could siphon no more, he cut off the sinker, to no avail. I suggested putting the portable gas tank on its side, but that helped for only a bit more. I suggested cutting the hose at an angle, but he did not try that, before calling it quits. He has since suggested jacking up one end of the car, to force the gasoline to one side, so as to remove as much as possible. I have seen someone utilize a portable air tank method to siphon fuel from one of my jet skis. Perhaps that would work. He rigged to the siphon hose creating a vacuum of sorts, but that is all I can recall. Thank you very much for the warm welcomes and prompt input, as well as the suggestion of the pump method. It is possible I purchased one of those long ago for my skis, and simply never unpackaged it, leaving it long forgotten. 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  3. Hi. I have my late grandmother's car now (she was ROA # 5537), and I just uploaded a photo of it into the random gallery. A friend was siphoning the gas today (half tank). The first 1/4 looked fine but smelled abnormal. He was unable to siphon more than 1/4 before it stopped draining. At that point he noticed minute traces of rust particles, while later mentioning the filter looked good. I called around and was told the tank could be flushed and resealed. I do not know if that is advisable. For the price range quoted, my friend suggested attempting to find a new or re-manufactured tank. After many phone calls, I learned it was not a simple feat. Another friend suggested running a video scope into the tank, first. He said if it did not look too bad, to simply drain as much as possible and then fill it with 100% gasoline, along with a fuel stabilizer. Female here and know next to nothing about cars. Is there some special trick to siphoning out the rest of that gas (a long hose was utilized)? Does anyone have suggestions as to where I might find a tank, as well as any additional suggestions (I have already located a sending unit)? Thank you in advance.