Scott Mckenzie

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  1. I`m picking at a list of things , one is the amp light stays on when running. The alternator has been rebuilt, I`ve tried unplugging and plugging the voltage regulator many times in case corrosion has built up on the contacts. Lost in the woods again.
  2. I `m looking for the member who sells the mini starter for my`64 425 , please.
  3. Caveat Emptor. Learn from my mistake. Never again.
  4. Time well spent, looks great!
  5. I used a 6 inch wheel on my homemade set up with great results . Perhaps using a large wheel with a faster rim speed could cause the grief you speak of
  6. I was thinking more a DIY solution (Deep pockets, short arms)
  7. I`ll further muddy the waters,Remove your moldings, get a heat gun , Set it on low, soften the tar and scrape off tar.Any residue left can be removed with lacquer thinner or acetone I use a green 3m scrubbie and lots of paper towels. I used an old 1/4 hp motor and attached a mandrel on it so I could run a buffing wheel. Get a bar of stainless compound and buff til your happy.
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    '63 Riv seat sizes?

    Call Clarkes,they are really good people they should have an idea / size for you,
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    Replacing back window in a '65

    The only thing to watch for are the clips, they rust out over time. do a hose leak test . If it leaks there will be work to be done to repair rust and holes. Very common to find leaks from the clip fasteners rust away leaving a hole .Check your trunk for moisture. The body service manual shows how to install the glass with the rubber spacers. May as well give it a go. Hopefully you have a Riv that was garage kept its whole life
  10. This happens when the Gas (Ethanol) evaporates from the float bowls after sitting for a long while . There is a thread about this in the last year or so. Riv Nut had a solution using an electric mini pump . well worth looking into.
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    Lowered 66 Riviera

    Go to the HAMB and check their archives.
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    Now she’s smoking!!!!

    Check your oil ,see if you have water in it, sometimes it looks like an ugly milkshake .Best of luck.
  13. I don`t believe mine are original and glass beads cleaned them up nicely .As with most tools , it`s all in the hands of the operator . Flat clear (automotive) helps to keep the finish looking good while stopping flash oxidation which is common with Aluminum
  14. I went to a local U- Blast, used glass beads ,sprayed flat clear on them.
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    Greetings Canadian Riv Lovers

    Welcome to the Great White North, Enjoy your stay.
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    64 Riviera stuck in first gear

    Maybe you`ll get some driving in this Summer after all !
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    New radiator?

    I have not used them , I had mine re-cored.The top and bottom remain stock and the cooling part is replaced,looks stock but performs like a new rad.Saved a few bucks too!
  18. Well it`s time for another dip into the puzzle box .Headliner is in so it`s time to install the moulding, is there a best place to start? any super sneaky tricks you fellas may have garnered over the years to make this a more pleasant (?) task? Thanks in advance. Scott.
  19. Ok I wanna get my spock on,I know someone on here has a set of license plate frames From Lausen Buick (westwood) do they ever come up for sale?
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    65 Riviera Lighting failure

    Not to hijack but what is the acronym IIRC ?
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    Lausen Buick Westwood

    Someone who out there could make some cash by casting or 3d printing sets maybe...wishful thinking on my part, there are only so many people who would get it. Back to Ebay . May the force be with you!
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    Lausen Buick Westwood

    I thought it was you who had them,...the search continues!
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    Stained trunk liner

    I was happy when I welded in a rust free trunk...gotta up my game
  24. It`s been too long for me to even guess, Good parts are worth the money.
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    Serpentine belt conversion

    Wow! I just checked March Performance out, I didn't know that it was even available . Definitely a different look https://marchperformance.com/buick/buick-nailhead/all-inclusive-kits.html Good luck on your search.