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  1. Great. Can you tell me the model number - they offer several that say they fit the car, but they have different bolt patterns. Thanks. Or send me a photo of the starter/bolt pattern. Thanks.
  2. Good advice - supposedly two mechanics have already done that, but the third one will do it for sure`!
  3. It's a long story. Last year the starter performed perfectly - but on rare occasion, when it was really hot outside and the engine was hot, the starter would not re-engage until the car sat and cooled off. So I had the starter rebuilt. When the starter came back, it had a new new problem - it would crank too slow to start it (a new battery was installed at the same time) - but if you turned the key off for a minute, it would then crank normally and start. So, I took it to a different shop who took the starter off and sent it back to the shop who rebuilt the starter - they checked it and bench tested it and stated that it performed perfectly. So the mechanic reassembled the car and could not find the problem. I drove the car for 6 months in that condition. Now, the starter will barely crank and the car will not start. The car has a full electrical charge and this condition repeats even with a charger/starter on to boost it. I have been told that it could be an electrical problem which needs to be traced down; so the next shop that will look at it to trace down these problems. But if it is the starter, I do want to replace it rather than have it rebuilt again - that is why I am seeking advice. Thanks.
  4. Hello everyone! I am in need of a remanufactured or new starter that will fit my 65 Riviera with the 401 engine. Rebuilding my started was not successful. I have found several starters on line that state they fit this engine, but the bolt attachment patterns are all different. The starter is still on the car - so I cannot compare visually until the car is towed to the repair shop. Your help is appreciated! David Baker #14360
  5. Hello everyone! I am in need of a remanufactured or new starter that will fit my 65 Riviera with the 401 engine. Rebuilding my started was not successful. I have found several starters on line that state they fit this engine, but the bolt attachment patterns are all different. The starter is still on the car - so I cannot compare visually until the car is towed to the repair shop. Your help is appreciated! David Baker #14360
  6. Hi and thanks! The 65 is Turquoise Mist; The 66 is Aqua Mist. They are nearly identical in color - but the 66 is just a bit more blue in it. Thanks for your inquiry!
  7. I am interested in installing an aftermarket temperature gauge/cellphone powersource kit in my 71 Riviera (non bucket interior) slide out ashtray unit. Has anyone found a unit compatible with the size of this ashtray? Thanks. David Baker #14360 65 Riv, 66 Riv, 71 Riv
  8. I am looking for the best aftermarket cruise control kits to purchase for my 1965 (401) and 1966 (425) Rivieras. They were not equipped with factory cruise. Can someone direct me to the best and easiest to install products? Thanks David Baker ROA 14360
  9. I wrote to you all recently about needing a new heater core for my 65 Riviera - thanks for your advice. I am hoping that one or more of you may know a fix to a new problem. The mechanic successfully changed the heater core from the engine side. HOWEVER, now when the Heater is on ( My car is an AC car), heated air flows from the proper defrost or heat vents according to the lever controls, but there is a continuous flow of untreated air coming from the AC vents. (The AC is still functioning perfectly when engaged). This air flow varies with the fan speed and speed of the car. The Mechanic will continue to work on this to correct , but he states that all of the vacuum lines were properly reconnected and that they did not disturb any of the heater/ac vent doors. I have provided him with the Buick service manuals to study to correct the problem. Any suggestions?
  10. Thanks to all of you who replied! Not sure which method I will decide upon, but I am leaning to under the hood after reading the GM service bulletin for removing it from the cabin!
  11. Thanks for your helpful replies, gents! I will use these approaches with the Mechanic.
  12. I recently purchased a very nice 1965 Riviera. It went through a complete restoration, including engine rebuild, in 2010, and has been driven only a couple thousand miles since then. I noted when I inspected and drove the car that there was a minor vibration in the car (I would call it a 2 or 3 on a scale of 1-10), which I assumed was either related to wheels or tires. However, those items have all been checked by 2 different mechanics, wheels replaced with different ones, new tires purchased and balanced twice, suspension inspected (and all proper and intact), and the vibration persists. As added info for my question, the car runs and performs beautifully at all speeds and is extremely powerful. Both mechanics concluded that it is related to the engine. The vibration can be felt at all speeds above Idle; it is constant in that it is always there, but it does vary according to RPM; at higher ends of each gear it gets smoother, then when it shifts it becomes more pronounced, presumably due to lower, momentary RPM. They checked the harmonic balancer, and state that is not the cause; they checked the driveshaft and state that is in perfect balance. That said, their only suggestion for a possible cause is that the engine is out of balanced internally and would have to be torn down to correct it. Any suggestions for other checks or causes, or should I expect that the engine will need to be torn down to correct this? Both mechanics state that I should just put up with it since the car runs perfectly and is very nice otherwise; . That is not acceptable to me, although it seems practical! Thanks. David Baker
  13. Help! My Mechanic tells me that my heater core on my 65 Riv (401) is totally blocked and needs to be replaced. I have observed that the heater core encasement appears to be visible on the firewall; the mechanic states it is not required to disssemble the dash board and go through the interior; rather it can be replaced from the engine side of the firewall. Please advise. I would also like to know the best place to purchase a new heater core. I have only been able to locate one online on ebay but thus far not directly from a distributor or manufactor. Or is it necessary to have it recored? Thanks. David Baker #14360