Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

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About Ted "Wildcat65" Nagel

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    Ted Nagel
  • Birthday 12/02/1961

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    Cincinnati, Ohio
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    1965 Buick Wildcat; dual quad four speed positraction options.
    1966 Ford 7 Litre

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  1. I’ve got some 😎 i will attempt to get pictures and post.
  2. I know this image is around the interwebs, but this one was from the Spalding (maternal grandfather) archives. From Hock's Buick in Cincinnati. My grandfather had several Buicks- a 62 LeSabre and a 68 LeSabre were the ones I remember. He also had the greatest nickname i@ MIT - Dymo (short for Dynamo :)) He was also known as Skip... I do not think anybody called him by his given name Francis Wheeler Spalding. He would always draw locomotives for me when we came for Christmas. I got married too late to have kids, but I though "Rusty Wheeler Nagel" would be hilarious ... Nagel is German for nail Merry Christmas Buick People!
  3. OK, 1966 Wildcat Convertibles break down. From Daily Car Report! 46467 2690 built. Wildcat Convertible A 7 425 cid Q-Jet 62 built A 8 425 cid dual quad -1 built (GS option) A 9 425 cid Q-Jet 40 built (GS option) 46667 2790 built. Wildcat Custom Convertible A 7 425 cid Q-Jet 114 built A 8 425 cid dual quad -3 built (GS option) A 9 425 cid Q-Jet 195 built (GS option) So there are 425 cid Wildcats that were not Wildcat GS. But unlike prior years, they were equipped with the Q-Jet carb.
  4. Good year for business but not so great for miles on Buicks! 2019/2019 challenge... how about 2019 miles in various Buicks in 2019? I've written down the mileage in most of them, and it surprises me that some have mileage so close. 63000 +/- 500
  5. We watch Perry Mason on MeTV, the local oldies station. One episode I swear I saw a 65 Wildcat for a flash. Cathi was not as amused as I was since the show starts at 11 pm and she was half asleep when I saw it
  6. I have the short side behind front wheel. I've parted out 10 65's and the passenger rear molding is the one that is banged up the most for some reason. Ted
  7. I was trying to see if there was a tire pressure decal somewhere. I found one for 1954 that recommended 24 cold and 27 hot. IMHO bias ply paradigm is lower pressure and will give better ride at recommended pressures. Corvair tire pressure for front was 15 psi. Many handling problems with the corvair were from front tire pressure being too high. I do like to increase pressure if in storage - my attempt at lowering chance of flat spots.
  8. If I were restamping you know they would be in a straight line and neat as I could get it. I say its legit
  9. Please let us know where you are. Maybe somebody local can help, or if shipping is needed how much that might be. Ted
  10. Curtains don't match the rug? Text says no a/c but the engine clearly has an a/c pump. Gosh do you think its the same car? https://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/d/1969-buick-riviera-cruise/6694992959.html
  11. I need a new bottle opener - attached to the hood of a LeSabre
  12. I was reviewing the 4-speed pedal set I have. The manual brake pedal set is different; both pedals mount to one pivot point. Probably for better leverage - the master cylinder on the manual cars is mounted higher on the firewall than the power MC.
  13. Converting a 66 Riv will be fun. No known good pedal conversion comes to mind. But the basic format for pedal mounting seems to be the same. on a lot of cars the pedals are mounted to the same shaft that is mounted on the steering column support. Pedals hang from the common shaft, pivot from that same point. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/Wildcat65/IMG_2780_zps540tsyqs.jpg[/IMG] I have 4 Wildcats with 3 pedals and the clutch pedal on those has a separate mount so it pivots closer to the driver position. That may be for increased pedal travel needed for the clutch. My converted car has 65 Impala pedals with common pivot. It looks like there may be short clutch pedal travel - hope to have the hydraulic operator work with short travel. Ted
  14. Matt, thank you for posting my thoughts. Valve rings go bad when the muffler bearings have too tight tolerances, right?