moran75

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  1. Hi all my heat/air system has never worked properly, but that’s ok - I can live without either...not a priority ... BUT what I have done is break off the vacuum nipple at the heat door diaphragm...so I now def have a vacuum leak..and possibly others hence system not working. As I’m in no rush to repair everything , but want to avoid performance issues no matter how small or inaudible to untrained ear, how about plugging the ‘main’ vacuum hose from the T at back of carb...therefore isolating the whole heat/AC system ? is that feasible or would it create unforeseen problems? Thanks in advance kev
  2. Hi all hear me out on this one🥴 my heat/air system has never worked properly, but that’s ok - I can live without either...not a priority ...currently researching , will get around to it one day.. BUT what I have done is break off the vacuum nipple at the heat door diaphragm...so I now def have a vacuum leak.. This got me thinking....I potentially already have other leaks elsewhere in system... As I’m in no rush to repair everything , but want to avoid performance issues no matter how small or inaudible to untrained ear, how about plugging the ‘main’ vacuum hose from the T at back of carb...therefore isolating the whole heat/AC system ?! Thanks in advance kev
  3. Hi and happy NY At some point soon I’ll need to get to the back of the heater/ACcontrol assembly to check/repair vacuum hoses and cables etc. A previous reconnaissance mission suggested access from front consol won’t work as not enough room to twist unit or pull out completely? removing dash pad was next thought but radio would be in the way? Or maybe going in from the side some how ? Learning from any previous experience out there would be most welcome! Thanks in advance Kev
  4. Hi all I came across this Riv today at the UK’s biggest classic car trade show - in contention for the Classic American Magazine (UK) car of the year award - one of the last six in the race..I think it’s a 67? I’ll let you know if it won... By the way I’ve met the owner before and asked if he’s a member of the ROA - He’s not , and despite my ‘encouragement’ he still isn’t...I’ll keep trying .. kev
  5. ..i should add that when the mechanic got the pinion flange off he showed it to me and pointed out it was 'grooved' - is that's the right word - and added that therefore the new seal might not work on its own ...recommended the sleeve Admittedly i have no idea how everything goes together back there😀... i'm just taking him on his word... Cheers Kev
  6. nope, didnt check the specs as didnt have any specs myself - just trusted the website as it states its appropriate for a 65 Riv ...
  7. To be fair to him he put on the one i bought, again from good ol' Rock Auto..as per attached....
  8. ...managed to find the attached on RockAuro of all places believe it or not....might as well give it a go..i'll keep you posted.. Thanks for all your responses Kev
  9. Hi all It’s a long story but I need a repair sleeve ...I’m dripping oil and a new seal didn’t fix...mechanic showed me the flange ant it has some grooves.... first question is if the sleeves are universal or I need a specific size/thickness? I didn’t think of measuring the flange when it was off the car....now it’s back on would rather leave it there until hopefully final repair.... secondly can I still use a stock rear opinion seal when reassembling or will I need diff size ? lastly if any member has done this can they recommend a supplier? thanks in advance kev
  10. Hi all Swapping out my fuel pump as its leaking oil (a little) and because it looks like the original...so its old..so good idea to nip any problems in the bud.. The instructions for my replacement from Airtex states that the rocker arm pad and the rocker arm cavity should be greased....does anyone actually do this? Any special type of grease or bog standard? I'm curious as my research building up to this hasnt' produced any ref to greasing.... Cheers Kev
  11. I have an original option wood wheel option on my 65...horn bar sits in centre, no mid alignment. All comes apart very easily so yr issue May be evident when you take all apart? In case it wasn’t honking because the ‘contact spring’ - If that’s correct terminology! - has lost its spring ..bought one on eBay .. cheaply...honks good now.. kev
  12. Thanks all - re. telling the Air B'nB owners - I originally discounted this as I thought that it might appear suspicious if i told them some ''packages' were arriving for me! As you prompted me to think again maybe as packages are coming from inside USA it would be OK...wish me luck! Kev (will be NYC)
  13. Hi All I'm visiting New York for a short holiday break in October - I've had the bright idea of buying a few Riv related bits and pieces, getting them delivered to where i'm staying and bringing them home to save on postage/import tax /VAT. But - there is always a but... I'm staying in an Air B'n'B for only 4 days which is a short window to get things delivered - if they are delivered in time i'll no doubt be there anywhere, and don't know how the US deals with missed deliveries - and the wife wont to spend any time chasing the post office! Its a long shot, but any ideas on how I can make this work?! Thanks in advance Kevin