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  1. Actually, contrary to popular believe, over 90% of a cow's release of methane is caused by their burps, not their farts. Since humans can somewhat relate to our release of internal gases, as both actions in humans (at least for me) is highly dependent on what we eat, apparently there has been research... found this on line... "Interestingly, if a cow chows down on easily digestible food such as corn, it produces about a third as much methane as a cow that grazes on prairie grasses. This means that cows in high-density livestock operations such as feedlots or dairies actually produce less methane than grass-fed beef." But for some ranchers, corn fed is prohibitively expensive, so without resorting to a severe reduction in red meat consumption, maybe things can be done to at least capture 10%, of a cow's methane similar to what happened to the car's emissions of the 70's... but I have a sneakin' suspicion that this discussion is drifting a little off forum topic... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ---
  2. '64 built 04D (late April) has the rounded style as per Seafoam65's photo ^^^...
  3. Good day. I did my trunk last year on my ‘64 survivor, more for “looks better than it did” as opposed to a full original restoration. (Maybe someday) Since I had all my originals, it was fairly easy to cut templates out of poster board. I wanted a full upholstered look so, the cardboard is relatively thin but still able to hold the bends after scoring the lines. I found an upholstery that I liked at a fabric store, (that I think plays off well with the blue 621 trim of the interior, middle photo best represents the true colour) and once it was cut to size, simply used a 3M spray adhesive to apply to the cardboard. It was surprisingly easy, especially having the originals for templates. For the non cardboard pieces, (wheel well, upper shelf) I applied the fabric to a thin foam then just used two-face tape since I do want to do a proper body restoration some day and wanted most of this trunk lining to be easily removable. The bottom is a jute type mat cut to size then the fabric simply glued to it. My my wife helped sew the tire cover, the welting was a challenge and it was difficult to get proper dimensions from the original, so it came up a little tight on the tire, but again for me, still looks better than the 50 year old original. And of course, I had to get it dirty trying to affix it to the tire... Anyway, good luck, keep us posted on your progress... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ———
  4. Good day, It's my understanding that the effect is caused not by the tint, but in the manufacture of the glass itself. The tempering impacts the structural characteristics of the glass which affects the polarization of the glass itself. In technical terms, it''s called "stressed birefringence". The effect is also visible in some plastics. Again, the tint doesn't cause the effect, I believe it just 'enhances' the psychedelic 'prism-like' colours one sees through polarized lenses... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  5. What, no reel to reel...😊 Not mine, found this pic on the 'net, Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  6. Fun program... Didn’t go too extreme... yet... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ——
  7. Good day. Don't know much about it, but would 3D printing be an option? Chroming it may be a bit of a challenge, but there are some products that can produce a pretty good 'chrome-finish' that may do the trick. Again, don't know much about 3D printing, and as hard as it is for a lot of us to embrace, we are well into the 21st century and our emerging (and established) technology can be amazing... Anyway, just brainstorming along, good luck. Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  8. Ed, I did the same but was on the Eckler's Corvette site. Did the same search (211279) on their Chevelle site and found it there... https://www.ecklerschevelle.com/chevelle-turn-signal-cable-assembly-for-cars-with-tilt-steering-column-1964-1966.html Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  9. Good day. For what it's worth, I recently went through a similar experience on my '64 where one day the horn worked, one day it didn't. I had it in a shop for other work so the mechanic diagnosed a need for a new relay. I ordered the same replacement from oldbuickparts.com, and still no horn. A good solid clicking but no horn. He could get the horn to blow on direct connection, so I talked with oldbuickparts, they said it can happen that sometimes their 'new' relays fail. so we agreed that I bought another one and they would refund the first one once I returned it. So we got the second new relay in, still no horn. We figured that since we had two of them, may as well risk opening one up and check the contacts, etc. I have limited talent for some of this stuff, so this is what I trusted the mechanic to do with the 'new' part. A few days later, after opening it up, did some 'mechanic-magic', he put it back in the car, and bob's your uncle, the horns worked fine. Not sure if this is a common problem with these 'new' after market relays, but he was able to fix at least one of the new ones that didn't work. Might be something to consider Anywho, hope this helps. Good luck... toot toot!! Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB -----
  10. Good day. Although you mention a repaint in the '80's, it does appear to be the original Wedgewood Blue colour. Although I'm obviously biased., after all these years I still get a lot of people complimenting the stand-out colour on the Riv'. It appears that you are missing the script behind the front wheel... Nonetheless, great looking car, and I suspect we're all a little biased here, but full restoration on these Riv's can indeed be a daunting and lifelong quest... But fully restored or just maintaining the survivor (photo attached...) the cool factor will always be high in a Riv...😎 Enjoy your new ride... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  11. Cool, that's thick 'veneer'...😊 I kinda like how the thickness looks on the door panels, and I like the wood on the dash pad below the glove box. I'm just not sure how the thickness wood "feel" on the console. It seems like it might add mass that doesn't need to be there. Still kinda cool tho'. Rest assured, Ed, I'm not interested in buying these, but if "serious curiosity" equates to "serious inquiries" I'd love to see better pictures of how the console looks up close in-situ, if you have those pics.. If not (or whatever), I do understand. Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  12. Good day. I recently redid the veneer on my consoles, at least temporarily. It's actually pretty easy to do. I found a local shop that specialized in veneer applications, unfortunately, he didn't have any quarter sawn walnut at the time, but he did have some "scrap" walnut pieces. (scrap to him, but perfectly good veneer.) We found one piece with enough to probably do the entire interior twice that I got for CDN$20.. He said he'd call me if he comes across a need to get the quarter sawn walnut. After making cardboard templates, etc. cutting the veneer was relatively easy. Sorry, I'm not sure what the thickness is, but I used Silhouette double sided adhesive paper, also cut to size. It's pretty sticky stuff and is thin for a two sided tape. And hopefully easy to remove later... https://www.amazon.ca/Silhouettes-MEDIA-ADHESIVE-Silhouette-Double-Sided-Adhesive/dp/B008QHBL8Y I haven't ventured to the door panels yet, the console is easy to take apart, and "practice" with including oils and stains, which I haven't decided yet. I've never removed door panels so If I'm gonna do it, I'd prefer to use the right wood, which again, I believe is quarter sawn walnut for the '64 Custom interior. Just googled and found this thread. I had the same concerns, my original wood looked a lot lighter than walnut, but this helps to explain it... https://forums.aaca.org/topic/169229-walnut-trim-panels/ Anywho, for what it's worth, the wood does match better than this photo, but photo attached... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  13. Ah, crap , sorry, the white one was a 65, I think jframe called it a '63 and I just looked at the pics without thinking...
  14. Good day. Sorry, I don't know all the slight variations by year, but I always thought that the rear speaker grille in the 63s had the Riviera script and that the stylized R came in '64... (??) Nonetheless, nice to see a few of these first gens on the block for a change... Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----
  15. Ed, I posted the front belt's tag earlier in this thread, as requested by Tom, (a couple posts above the mounting diagram you posted...) No clear date on the front one like the rear, but they have what appears to be a 64 followed by a 2 applied with a sharpie type marker. Later, Mike Swick Edmonton, AB ----