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  1. 8” Wilton vice mounted on repurposed family owned metal. The stalk is one of Dad’s oxygen bottles and the base is a worn out road tractor wheel from my first cousin. Turbinator
  2. I have another I quite like. TriShield for the 63 Turbine
  3. I have 1963-1965 Buick zRiviera emblems for the wire wheels and cast aluminum turbines. Some would describe the emblems as New Old Replacement stock. I can tell you without hesitation the emblems have never been mounted on a car. First Quality.
  4. Gents, First off I have no vested interest in Tekton. Tekton is a tool manufacturer in MI. Advertised as family owned that makes 20% of their tools here. The remaining 80% made offshore. The quality regarding materials and workmanship SEEM to me on par with Bluepoint. Tekton advertises they stand behind their tools. No receipts, no time period, just let them know and they’ll make it right. They have a paper catalog they send to you and you can build up award points for purchases. I have found the tools truly affordable and good stuff. The purpose of the over view is for your informati
  5. Steve, Tom may be confused a bit on inventory availability. It’s hard to remember everything. What I do remember was Centreville flamed Tom first and accused Tom of not knowing what he was talking about. I know for a fact Tom had done his homework regarding my harmonic balancer mishap. Tom knew it the situation. The young fellow at Centerville unfortunately assumed too much lost his temper and flamed Tom. I believe Centerville was kicked off because of lack of restraint and a measure of immaturity. Tom, did not cause Centerville to get removed from the forum. Thank you for your consi
  6. Bill, I see you are quite the collector of American folk art from many facets of our great country. outstanding work on the seat mechanism. Looks great and a true testament to your attention to detail. I can see you can shoulder most any load that comes your way. Turbinator
  7. You can contact TelRiv ( Thomas Telesco) through the forum.Tom is one of the experts and he can help. Tom Mooney is also expert in this area. Turbinator
  8. Winston, I spent $2500. 4 years ago for carpet, all the seats, door panels front and back, package tray, dash dyed, all weather stripping and new window fuzzies reupholstered and installed. I thought the fellow did a good job and the price fair.
  9. Jim, first off a big Thank You. You’ve got get up to Ellicott City after everyone not contagious. So vacuum needs to go into the single two port diaphram under the heater box. Take vacuum from the source with one hose then make T that go to the two ports. Simple. Thank you again. Turbinator
  10. Early on Jim Cannon wrote up information on the AC for his 63 in the Review. I want to quote part of Jim's paragraph and ask how I can achieve "open for heat and closed for AC ( Full Recirc) by having no vacuum applied to either diaphragm ( Or either port of a 2- Port diaphragm, like you use on the plenum on the firewall under the hood). I don't use partial settings at all. The spring pulls the recirculating door closed ( full recirculation - no outside air) if no vacuum is on a diaphragm under the fan." It seems I'd be pulling off vacuum hoses and plugging up the diaphragms? When fo
  11. Not a bad idea! I got the idea from my brother when I had a 65 Chevy impala. I had two different sets of hub caps for the Chevy. I was perplexed about how to use the hubcaps. Brother said put on set on each side of the car. No one will ever notice. He was right. The 65 went back to my Brother when I got a 73 Monte Carlo with a 350. The car was good looking, but I had to use for it for work doing outside sales and it go wore out quickly. I baby my Red Riviera but I do drive it when the road is dry and free of salt and sand. s oft
  12. For fun I was thinking about putting two cast aluminum turbines on one side of the car front and back. On the other side of the car the spoke wire wheels With center cap front and back. Take a casual poll at a local car show and see what people liked or didn’t like. I bet most people would say it did not make any difference.
  13. Barney, what is the difference between a driven class ( which my car is a driver) then a 400 point class car? Mybest bet I’d get the rule book and read it! Thank you for the heads up. Turbinator
  14. Pete, I would suspect you'd judge on what was original as the car off the production line. Keeps it easier for all involved. One item is original and another item is not. Simple. Thank you Turbinator
  15. SIR, I appreciate your complete response. What you say was my guess because of simple fact. One item is original the other item might look "better" but still not original. The non BCA style judges award what they like. That's ok I'm in for fun and it is hard for judges to know what is factory correct on so many cars. Again thank you for the taking the time to help me out. Turbinator
  16. I have 63 Buick zRiviera and had no mechanical or AC experience. The car came with AC but did not work. After many hours and attempts to diagnose the problems I decided to replace the entire system with original new. How hard could it be? There were several work arounds that took time along with several substitution parts. I had to get a couple of real mechanics in to do what I could not do. Bolt the evaporator box under the dash. Next find out why the system would not take a charge. After all was fixed I got cold air. All said and done I spent on parts, labor, R12, tools, as much or more tha
  17. Ed, I wonder the round trip cost from Lutherville Md out and back? It would be a fun trip for sure.
  18. The original 63 Buick zRiviera has wire wheel covers with trishield emblem. I decided to upgrade the wire wheel covers to wire spoked wheels with center cap assembly facsimile of the original. From a purist standpoint my upgrade is not original. In spirit and keeping with original design intent I think I’m consistent.
  19. Gents, Diamond Back supplied the American Classic Radial bias look in a 7.10 R 15 for my 63. I specified the 1” ww on the tire. I mounted the tires on TruSpoke stainless wires and nipple chrome wheels. I made the center cap assembly.
  20. Great installation. Plenty of room. for both cars.
  21. Gents, I’ve got a 63 that had the same problem. I fixed signal activation and canceling by adjusting the switch position on the mast in relation to the cable that connects the switch and the other end of the cable. My efforts did not require taking the mechanism at the steering a part. Hope this helps as part of the solution.
  22. I had a Clark’s set front, back, carpeting, package tray, and dash dyed, all new weather stripping, window fuzzies, windlace, door panels front and back by a local upholsterer. The fee was $2500. which I thought fair. $1500 sounds like an outstanding quote.
  23. Gungeey, upholstery for me is harder than a rubic cube. I believe it has to do with a person’s ability to visualize how the pieces of the cover relate. I’m totally in the dark. Fitted bed sheets puzzle me. I had my 63 reupholstered by a local gent. I supplied all the goods from Clark’s and the job turned out good. Turbinator
  24. aftermarket shrouds not fitting properly. Tom, I broke my original fan shroud when I was getting my 63 nailhead rebuilt. I bought a new fan shroud from CARS LLC. The new shroud did not fit, but some juxtaposition of fitment and newly drilled holes made it fit. BTW, I repaired my broken fan shroud with fiberglass and two part epoxy. Observations of my country friends and family on parts repair has paid off.
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