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  1. I got mine from http://centervilleautorepair.com/, can’t recall the brand but it works fine.
  2. There isn’t a headlight relay although it is advisable to put one (or several) in. There are stories about how to do that in the forum. The switch probably died from age, check the cabling and install relays before replacing the switch. New switch: http://www.oldbuickparts.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_354_355&products_id=6689.
  3. It is funny how we all perceive reality. The 63 that I had in Sweden in the 70’s had a rather small (10”?) grant steering wheel and “mag” wheels that made it sitt lower than normal, it felt perfect on the road with excellent feeling in the steering. The 63 I have today got really good after I installed Bilstein’s shocks and new H2 option springs with a great road feeling in the original steering wheel. Neither car had, as far as I know, a rebuilt steering box. Both cars where/is equipped with new excellent radial tires and perform great on the road. I can’t see any reason to upgrade the steering box on my current car as it sits so nice on the road, almost like a modern car but with the great feeling that only a Buick can give you. I am glad that others are happy with their upgrade but I have to say that my car drives better than any early to mid 60’s American car that I have had the pleasure to drive.
  4. Hmm, in this picture it isn't the the Alternator & AC Bracket that is in Hearse's car, it is just the standard Alternator bracket.
  5. Interesting, so you have the Alternator & AC Bracket too that can be used to mount the AC on top. Cool car even if can’t get as cold as a complete AC car...
  6. Here are info from the 63 manual regarding standard heating and AC. Also a photo of an AC car, the outlets that you see isn’t there in a none AC car. 64 has the same outlet but the controls has moved down for the AC, maybe someone else have a picture of that.
  7. It seems to me that you have the correct bracket in place for A/C. You might find the following a valuable read for your A/C conversion:
  8. I installed the 1181LS in my 63. Works fine, no need to take out the distributor or change the coil.
  9. Not so certain that they will fit a 1963 although they claim that as that was the last year with half RH and half LH... just a comment although not relevant for this 65.
  10. Maybe this could help http://www.oldbuickparts.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_354_356&products_id=6531
  11. The silver headliner in my 1963 from Clark’s Corvair was installed by the previously owner. I don’t know how perfectly it matches the original but to me it looks great and I am very happy with it. The headliner was installed in late 2012 and included parts R150 and R153 with color RHZ as per the order information. It might sound like a comercial but I must say that everything I have ordered from Clark’s Corvair such as new seat buns and bucket seat bottom (leather) have been of excellent quality. Good luck with your project.
  12. Tried all except for the dash pad.. Still took a few hours to finally get it to move. Thanks, but it will sit in its place now until I start with the internal setup for my AC conversion.
  13. Hi Jim, Thanks but I guess I just have to live with it until I feel the urge to remove the clock again. Setting the clock once at each trip isn't that hard compared to the hours I had to spend to get it out...
  14. Thanks for all the suggestions. I got my '63 clock running again although it was horrible to remove the clock.... Question: the clock loses ~5 minutes a day. I understand that it is supposed to be self adjusted when one change the time but 5 minutes a days seems to be a rather large amount to adjust. Any comments?