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  1. Larry Daisey has not been well. You Health is your Wealth. Tom K
  2. Age 63 and still having fun with all things Rivi. 1965 Riviera - Australian delivery - Right Hand Drive 1965GS Imported 2016 - Under restoration. Tom K
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Some more Nailhead Art. Tom Kunek Melbourne Australia ROA#3845 BCA#47703
  6. 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
  7. Hi Tom. 1 64705 6 and photo attached. Hope this is the casting number that you are talking about. Cheers Tom K
  8. Hi Tom, I will call my friend Michael (Standing next to Riv) tonight and ask him to have a look at the casting number. Cheers Tom K
  9. Hi Tom, I figured that the no number block might be a factory replacement. Thanks for the confirmation. The cross over loop has me stumped. But as I look at it again I think that's what it is. If it is a lifting loop why on only very few nailheads? Cheers Tom Kunek
  10. 2 Questions 1/ I have a friend (Ex GM Employer) with a 65 Riv that he imported from Texas to Australia in 2009. The car is in "mostly" original condition. However the nailhead has no Engine number of any kind at the usual place at the front of the block. Not even LW or LT prefix How can this be? 2/ Also this Riv has an cross-over water manifold with what looks like a loop for lifting. I have never seen this on a 65 Riv before. Does any one know the intent of this loop? Cheers TomK
  11. Hi Zimm, The Relay box has 2 relays inside. One is for Hi beam and the other for Low. You can find the wiring diagram in the Australian RIVIEW - ROA Regional News (ROA Web site) January Edition Page 15 It is a very easy relay to wire up. Can wire it out of sight next to the battery or on the inner fender. Color of wires for a 1965. Cheers TomK
  12. Hi Ed, Nice to see you enjoy reading the ROA Australian Region newsletter. It is sent free to anyone who has an interest in Rivs. Yes it is a Regional newsletter with local news & events but there are always articles that would be of interest no matter where you live. We also invite non ROA members to join the ROA and enjoy the benefits of membership. John Forster works his magic talents as our Editor at Large. If you would like to go on the mailing list just send a email to John at ausriview@gmail.com Tom Kunek ROA#3845 Australian National Co-Ordinator riv@netspace.net.au
  13. Absolutely Brilliant. The simple solutions are the best but sometimes we complicate and overwork it. Thanks Tom M Merry Xmas. Tom K
  14. Ho Ho Ho to ALL Boys and Girls from the Great Southern Land down under. ☺️
  15. Hi Jim, In the First Gen Rivs that I have worked on the fuel line goes through the frame via the top of the spring mount tower. Inside the tower I found the fuel line fixed via small half saddle. This would be to prevent any possibility of the fuel line coming in contact with the spring coil. How do you can gain access to this saddle without removing the spring and shocker? Nice tip on how to rotate engine so that pump is in the "down" position. Cheers Tom Kunek