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  1. I had concerns with the quality of mounts available for our cars today. I found this link in my search for mounts and that is what I used with a polyurethane transmission mount. The owner had to look for these mounts as he hadn’t had any interest in them in quite awhile. If I remember correctly he still had one more set. These should not fail, they are a locking design. https://polybushings.com/pages/2219.html Ray
  2. Don't forget to remove the transmission cooler lines. Ray
  3. If this was my car I’d check all the engine/trans mounts, make sure that the fan assembly is installed as per original, shroud is mounted properly before cutting the shroud. What good would that do if you later found out that the shroud was ok and some other part of the system was not right? Probably be buying the parts to fix the original problem and a new shroud. While installing a 4L60e transmission, I had to check all of this because the alignment of the trans mount was different then the original Dynaflow and it did have an effect on the shroud mount. I ended having to use shims
  4. A good reference for Riviera wiring is on eBay by Classiccarwiring. They have laminated diagrams for all Gen 1 Rivieras and show where the wiring originated from. FYI, they do not show all options that could be installed on your car, nor do they show the wiring installed for options that are not in use. Between the laminated diagram and the one in the factory service manual, I was able to trace all of the circuits in my car and verify a sound wiring harness with good connections. Ray
  5. Agree with your observation. If the OP goes to VintageAir’s website under the ‘Builders’ area, you can download a copy of the Installation manual and it includes wiring diagrams. Should be 3 wires if a Magnum 4 series, 1 red to Positive and 2 white to Negative. There should not be any other wires that are not going to the evaporator or compressor. Ray
  6. James at BestOfferCounts should be able to take care of this. Ray
  7. Thanks James for filling a supply void that truly needed filling! My order is in for a full veneer set. Ray
  8. They were still doing the trays when I got everything “interior” from them in November. Get extra vinyl if you are going to match the side pieces going between the rear seats and side panels. I’m going to do the panel between both rear seats also. Shipping was pretty steep, enough that I made a 3 day trip, stopping at BestOfferCounts in PA for parts, Clarks in MA, and then up to Maine for a bunch of lobsters. Still cheaper than having all the parts shipped, other than the lobsters! Ray
  9. From my recent observations the only wood panel kits available are for 65 cars now. The other sources have gone away. If anyone knows of a current source for 63 and 64, please let us know. Ray
  10. I had Clarks do “everything” interior for my 63 back in November. They no longer have a source for wood panels, but I was able to get everything else from them. The one thing that I had to send to them was my sun visors, they were the longer ones that they don't have a replacement for and the originals had to be recovered. Another observation was that my carpet and rear window tray colors weren’t available either so they had to be substituted. Ray
  11. 3/4” both ends https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dac-80418 they also make one that steps down from 3/4” on short 90* end to 5/8” on the long end Ray
  12. http://www.oldbuickparts.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_405_407&products_id=7194 As the original ones. Count the number of holes. You will need more than one set.
  13. https://www.inlinetube.com/products/inl15253 1955-81 GM Transmission Cooler Line Rubber Clamp Insulators 2pc SKU:INL15253
  14. I bought these recently. Will get you their source shortly. Ray
  15. Oops your right! You said December and I was thinking December 1963. Mine has Cruise, Cornering lights, Wonderbar AM, Tilt wheel, wire hubcaps on 6” wide rims. Also is a factory undercoated car from California. Console is sitting on the side as I’m finishing up on upgrades being done. Radio was changed out because the Vintage Air AC took up too much space to fit back in. Its the only thing that keeps the interior from looking original. Ray
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