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  1. Ever wondered why Norway has such a high percentage of electric cars: · High stamp duty on internal combustion cars. · Electric cars are exempts from stamp duty and other taxes. · Exemption of roads tolls, Free ferry travel, Free recharging sites, Free public parking & access to bus lanes. H eavy government policy driving out internal combustion powered cars. Cheers Tom K
  2. I worked in the off-shore oil and Gas industry for 30 years and I am amazed at how many predictions (past & present) I have read that the world is running out of oil. In 1914 US government agency the Bureau of Mines predicted that the world oils supplies will be depleted in ten years. In 1939 the US department of interior looked at the world’s oil reserves and predicted that global oil supplies will be fully depleted in 13 years. In 1946 the US State Department predicted that the USA will be facing an oil shortage in less than 20 years. In 1951 the Interior Department said the global oil reserves would be depleted within 13 years. In 1972 the Club of Rome published Limits of Growth which predicted that the world would be out of oil & Gas before 1995. In 1974 famous population scientists Paul Ehrlich predicted that within a quarter of a century mankind will run out of oil. Reality Check. In 1980 the world had about 700 billion barrels of proved reserves. In 2018 global proven oil reserves is at 1.6 trillion barrels. Most of the easy oil is known. (think Venezuela, Saudi, Canada) But Innovation and advances in technologies allow oil and gas reservoirs that were once thought inaccessible to come into production. Unconventional drilling has dramatically increased US oil reserves. We will not be running out of Oil & Gas in our life times. Cheers Tom Kunek ROA3845
  3. Hi Everyone, I converted over to LEDs and am very happy with the improvement. The list is from the Nov 2017 Australian RIVIEW which I think Rodney Beauchamp was the primary author. All LED codes are from Super Bright LEDs. One correction needed to the list, otherwise every LED fitted nice. I know that LEDs are not OEM but the original bulbs just are not bright enough for safe driving at night. Also I don't like all that heat on the PC board and you will never change lamps again (Hopefully) I am sure George Moon would approve! (GM interior designer of 1st Gen Rivs) Cheers Tom Kunek ROA BCA
  4. Hi Eric, Thanks for your suggestion. Simple solution that worked 😊 Many Thanks. Tom K
  5. Hi all, rebuilding my console shifter and the black plastic strip in the plate assembly that is moved by the selector shaft will not slide all the way to the lower gears. The strip hits the ductwork inside the console before the lower gear clicks into position. I checked how my other 65 shifts and the same thing happens. Does anyone know of a fix or am I missing something? Cheers Tom Kunek
  6. Hi Jim, Based on the photos and description what ball park number would you suggest? $40K, $50K, $60K ? Cheers Tom K
  7. I enjoy visiting memorial parks and discovering interesting lives and sculptor. Have to say that is one of the most impressive works of art I have ever seen. Can't imagine how proud Gene must be of his father. Tom Kunek Melbourne Australia 2 x 65 Riviera ROA/BCA
  8. Hi Tom Here is the Joy stick. Is it the correct one for 1965? Cheers
  9. Hi All, I am building my 1965 doors and have forgotten where this rubber cap belongs (and how retained) on the remote mirror cables. Guidance appreciated. Cheers Tom K
  10. Larry Daisey has not been well. You Health is your Wealth. Tom K
  11. Age 63 and still having fun with all things Rivi. 1965 Riviera - Australian delivery - Right Hand Drive 1965GS Imported 2016 - Under restoration. Tom K
  12. If you make an Air/Cleaner housing out of Acrylic make sure that the 2 bolts are of just the right length so a to bottom out in the carby body. That way you don't have excessive pressure on the acrylic (which may splinter if you count only on the compressive force of the bolt head to the acrylic) Place a grommet under the head of the bolt to provide some take-up. Cheers TomK
  13. It's 4.5mm think Acrylic (Poly Methacrylate) with a slight green tint so as to blend with the Buick green. I love the way I can see what's going on with my 2 x 4's (i.e. how my choke is working...) Always get positive comments. Great way to show off your nailhead and 2 x 4's. If you want to revert to the original it's so easy. My Riv has A/C but I removed the compressor as I never drive my car when real hot. We don't have many hot and humid days in South-East Australia. Also without that huge compressor makes the engine bay much cleaner. And I have easy access to ALL my spark plugs! Cheers Tom K
  14. Some more Nailhead Art. Tom Kunek Melbourne Australia ROA#3845 BCA#47703
  15. Hi Everyone, WOW what an interesting story. The mystery on why this no number nailhead was installed continues but we sure do learn heaps along the odyssey of our hobby. Cheers Tom K