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  1. Aren't most automotive relays like a couple of bucks?
  2. Huh... I've been to a bunch of sites and none of them showed a separate module for the 230. And honestly I don't know if it is that big of a deal. I bought a BT adapter that I had plugged into my AUX jack (probably $20 from Amazon) for like 2 years. It was tiny and I could hide it anywhere, but BT is still slow to connect regardless (not the fault of the phone or adapter, just the way BT works). I kind of like the immediacy of simply plugging the AUX into my phone and having the phone as my touchscreen controls. If my next phone doesn't have a headphone jack, I'll have to take
  3. While I have no plans on changing out the rims any time soon, if I was to do it all over again, I'd probably go with a monoblock design and go 1" smaller in diameter. Maybe.
  4. Why no battery terminal boots? They're like $5.
  5. I don't have the same year car, but I did just finish installing a speakers and a sub and amp into my '64 literally the other day. My car already had the AutoSound USA 230 stereo which has that retro look but has more modern internals. If I were to buy one today, I would make sure it had Bluetooth capabilities which mine does not have. All my music comes from my phone which is connected via an AUX jack that I have discretely coming out of the side of the console. For speakers I bought 2 pairs of JL Audio speakers (C2) which I custom installed onto the back rear shelf
  6. It is a '64. I'll give your all suggestions a shot, guys. I finished installing new speakers and a sub into the car so I had all these trim pieces apart. Now I could theoretically start putting it back together again and clean it all up except for this glove box issue.
  7. Stupid me. I forced my glove box closed a few days ago only for it not be open any more. I don't think it is actually locked (I never used the key with it), but I think something is jammed into the locking mechanism or latch. I already have the dash/console apart and was hoping I could sneak around the side and pop it open, but they don't seem directly connected. Not sure if it is just the cardboard box or if there is other stuff that separate the two. Access from underneath seems worse. I have tried using the actual car key and tried turning it, but it won't turn and I am a l
  8. I truly hope you realize that engineers have thought about, and are looking into all those things, right? Just last week Toyota said they were working on a battery with a full recharge time of 15 minutes and a life cycle that would keep 80% of its life after 30 years. 30 years! Tesla has been researching similar things such as their million cycle batteries. Mind you, that isn't a million miles. That is a million recharge cycles. These are batteries that will outlive you or I. Tesla is also moving their goalposts in terms of what they consider a minimum driving rang
  9. Are we really going to do this? Are we really going to pull some Fox News-level fear-mongering bullplop? What do large commercial-grade trucks have to do with our Rivs? And since when have any regulations when it comes to mileage, emissions or even safety have not grandfathered-in vehicles from a previous era?
  10. Try contacting these guys: https://www.amazon.com/stores/ERA+Paints+-+Automotive+Touch+Up+Paint/page/178B3472-FF32-455B-8DCB-825AA07EB624?ref_=ast_bln customerservice@erapaints.com My car is not painted a stock Buick blue any longer. It is actually a Nissan blue. These guys mixed the color and even put it into a spray can so I could more easily apply it for larger projects. And the kicker is that a can only cost like $35. I assume they can also put it into smaller bottles as well. I can not guarantee they can absolutely match your factory Buick color, b
  11. I have one similar to this one: https://www.vintagecarradio.com/vintage-radios/riviera/custom-autosound/vintage-radios/riviera/custom-autosound/custom-autosound-1963-65-buick-riviera-usa-630-in-dash-am-fm/ Unfortunately mine does not have bluetooth, so I bought a cheapo $15 AUX to bluetooth converter and use my phone as the music source via bluetooth. I made a simple 3D printed mount for my phone that lets it clip onto the dash.
  12. I fill up like ever other week (if not more) because these days I drive it more than I do my regular daily driver. It doesn't help that the gas tank on the Riv is so small and the fuel economy is so bad. PWB - I think you should be fine. It looks like gas with Stab-il can last up to 2 years. I would run it a little and fill it with new fresh premium gas to dilute the old gas, just in case.
  13. One more update. I finally got the correct paint and a non-shiny (matte) clear coat put on. The paint is pretty darn close. From some angles it is dead-on, from others it is ever so slightly off (the tiniest bit more green). I tried feathering in the paint as best as I could seeing as how I am doing this all outside. I reinstalled the trim around the window and reinstalled the trim below the window. I used that dum-dum putty stuff you guys recommend. I still feel that there is a special place in hell for whoever invented speednuts, but that is a whole other story altogether.
  14. Are those side pipes? They look kind of small to be exhaust though. I can appreciate the work put into this thing, but I can't say that it is my cup of tea. Then again, I know my car isn't everyone's cup of tea as well, so there's that.
  15. I don't know why people love to over-complicate things. Just because something was done a certain way 50 years ago, that's not necessarily the best way today. A small piece of 3M UHB or VHB double sided molding tape is how all modern emblems and badges are put on cars these days. A $10 roll will last you years. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002JOVUO0?tag=commconn_us_45_101399-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1&smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF (comes in different colors and thicknesses)
  16. Figured I might as well post up an update. I think I have stopped any leaks coming from the taillights with the gasket I bought. Then I moved onto removing the trim around the rear window and below the rear window. That wasn't a huge deal except that it would have been 10x easier if GM gave you just a little more room in the trunk to remove those speed nuts. I was hoping to replace them with a coupling, so you can access it way easier, but the stud on the back side of the trim piece does not look like a standard thread. I took the trim off the rear wind
  17. So finally got around to dousing the rear of the car with a hose. You can see the results above. You can clearly see water coming in from the passenger side taillight area. There was also some water on the left, which I'll look into at a later time. That might be the gasket around the trunk itself. So this afternoon, I used the new gasket that came in and installed them around both light housings. I only installed the one that goes from the chrome bezel to the paint. The one that seals the plastic lens came in too, but since I didn't see water inside the housing,
  18. https://www.mcmaster.com/roller-feeders Try McMaster. It's hard to tell how big that is. I'd measure up the diameter, the width of the roller and the size of the stud/bolt that holds it all together.
  19. Went for a cruise tonight. Stopped off at a local diner. Thought the chromed-out diner was a cool juxtaposition to the mostly de-chromed Riv.
  20. SEAMFOAM65 - so is that dumdum stuff would be applied around the rear glass if I decide to take the trim off again? Is it like a wax or clay type of material? Sunday Monday Tuesday (today) OK, so it rained, but it rained less than they were predicting. The first pic is right when I put down the paper towels (before it rained) on Sunday. The second pic is after a little rain yesterday, and then the 3rd pic is after a small amount of rain last night (the pic was just taken today). I'm honestly not sure what to make of this. T
  21. Well I kind of did that with the paper towel taped to that hump in the back of the trunk. If it comes in and rolls down, the water is going to distort the towel. It's not raining right now, so I might run out there and take up some more paper towels on the side as well. I was tempted to use some dye or even just magic marker so as the water flowed, it would carry that color dye with it.
  22. So I have an experiment going on now. It is supposed to rain all day Sunday and Monday. What I did is I removed the tape from the side rear window, but left the tape around the rear glass. If I have water in the trunk on Tuesday, then I know water is going from the side windows down into the trunk. That doesn't totally eliminate the rear window as a contributor, but it will narrow down my problem. I hope. I'm pretty interested in seeing the outcome.
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