Jump to content

EmTee

Members
  • Posts

    2,359
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    9

Everything posted by EmTee

  1. That's a cool picture -- and judging from the number of oil spots on the pavement it was quite popular!
  2. I think I know who got the worst of that encounter...
  3. As others have already said, I'm glad that nobody was seriously hurt. Still, it's sad to see this happen to one of my favorite Buicks. Accidents do happen, however, as Doug noted above, it seems as though there are more 'non-accidental' contributors these days. I'll add ignorance (or maybe it's just egocentric behavior) to the list. I was driving my GP to a cruise-in yesterday when I came to a red light at an intersection. I was signaling a left-turn. When the light turned green I pulled into the intersection waiting to turn. The opposing car continued straight through the intersection and the car behind it was also signaling a left-turn. Given that we were both turning left, I began my turn and about half-way through I see a young woman in a car approaching along the right shoulder in an attempt to turn right onto the same road I'm headed for. I blew my horn, which caused her to pause, but I'm certain she had no idea why I did that and was probably angry that I delayed her progress. Defensive driving has never been more important...
  4. Glad to hear - I put Red Line MT-90 in the Borg-Warner T10 in my '64 GP and likewise noticed a difference. I recommend it whenever I get the opportunity.
  5. Interesting - thanks for the link. I see what you're saying with the clamp at the thermostat housing, but look at the clamp at the radiator end of that hose. It's hard to be sure, but it almost looks like a flat, Corbin-style spring clamp to me.
  6. "...and I'm not paying one penny more!"
  7. This looks like a good opportunity to top-off the rear axle oil.
  8. Hmmm, I think that Corbin clamps were also used on the radiator & heater hoses in 1960. I believe the 'castle' (or 'tower') style clamps weren't used until about 1965. I was looking for OEM-style clamps for my '64 GP and that's what I discovered. That said, I'm considering using the 'tower' style anyway as I worry about the ability of the currently available Corbin-style clamps to seal without leaking without replacing all of my hoses. I have a friend with a 1960 Catalina who did make the switch and so far, no leaks...
  9. Thank you for the tour! Great cars and great weather. Maybe next year you'll drive the Electra...
  10. In addition to calendar age, the driver needs to pay attention to what the car (and tires) are 'saying' as it is driven. A mild 'bump-bump' from tires on a car that has been parked for a week or more that goes away in a mile or two of driving is very different than a bump or shake that develops as the tires heat-up. As Bernie says above, speed is also a critical factor. The force trying to tear the tire apart increases as the square of velocity. So, the stress at 70 mph is basically twice as much as it is at 50 mph. Pay attention to what your car is telling you and investigate symptoms that deviate from 'normal'...
  11. Ugh -- don't get me started... I see this issue everywhere; even with contemporary cars. It seems nobody wants to stock/sell refills, only blades. Really annoying on cars such as my wife's Equinox that uses different length blades on the driver & passenger sides. So, even if I find refills, I need to buy the longer ones and trim one of them down to fit the shorter blade...
  12. I don't know if it's possible, but maybe drill a small hole in it? You may be able to extract it with the bit, otherwise try inserting a screw into the hole. If the key turns, this might not be possible, but on the other hand, if it breaks loose while you're attempting to drill it then the magnet may work...
  13. That's a good point -- note the location and number of any shims present as you remove the original mounts.
  14. I'll bet this explains why the idler joint on my Riviera refuses to accept any more grease. When I removed the fitting I saw shiny metal blocking the hole where grease would normally flow...
  15. I'm not surprised -- that's a lot of glass (and a fairly dark colored roof)... Beautiful wagon, by the way!
  16. Interesting -- so, where did you source the new hardware to rebuild the center link?
  17. You can send Bill Stoneberg a Private Message (PM). He just went through the Dynaflow in his '60 Buick (https://forums.aaca.org/topic/344841-working-on-the-60-electra/page/10/?tab=comments#comment-2247682). He (or his transmission guy) may have the piece that you're looking for...
  18. I was hoping that Jon would chime in on this one!
  19. Try Fatsco Transmission Parts (https://www.fatsco.net/)
  20. Nice work - it's good to see the progress!
×
×
  • Create New...