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  1. Ha! Thanks....you should have seen it before I hit the record button. That corner of the garage get NASTY with me running that wheel there.
  2. I posted this on the AACA Technical section last week, but it's crickets over there. So, A friend over on v8buick.com asked me how to polish his stainless trim before he puts it back on his freshly painted race car. He just wanted a once-over quick job....most bang-for-your-buck type deal. I decided to create a video on how to do this, because it's nearly impossible to explain it via text alone. I call this the "Cliff's Notes" version of polishing. There are a bunch of steps you can take before this, but I will cover that in another video. IF you're looking to do a light polish job on your trim, this is really the easiest way to do it, while achieving nearly professional results. This method will not take out dings or big scratches, but it will make the trim shine like crazy. If your trim is anodized aluminum, this method will NOT work. If the anodizing is scratched or cloudy, it must be sent out to be re-anodized, or you can remove the anodizing layer and polish the aluminum itself. Be aware that if you do that, it will remove any protection the raw aluminum had with that anodizing layer, and you will have to maintain the piece with something like wax or aluminum polish. This is my first shot at a YouTube video...many more to come! Hopefully, I'll get a little more comfortable in front of the camera. I HATE watching and listening to myself on video.😄
  3. I just stumbled onto this thread...nice to see a local member on here! Hello from Foristell! I haven't seen many 62's that don't need a ton work work recently. But I will keep my eyes open for one.
  4. Ah ha! That's the info I was looking for. Thanks John.
  5. I'm trying to find a fuel pump for a 65 Riv and no one has a pump with a return. They are only in/out config. Am I missing something?
  6. Hi all, long time member of the forums that doesn't really venture out of the BCA section very often...bu I thought I would share this video for everyone. It is an abbreviated version of a how-to on stainless polishing. I will be doing several videos like this, as well as some other projects I have going at the time. So if you like, hit the subscription button below the video on the actual YouTube page. Hopefully, this helps out folks who don't want to ship or haul their stuff to a pro if it's not damaged...and you're not looking for a concours finish. Although, this process will make your trim look professionally done if it's already in decent shape with just some haziness or dulling. This process won't remove any real scratches... My next video will dive deeper into the world of small ding and scratch repair on these pieces from start to finish. If you go to YouTube to watch the video, there are links in the description that take you to the products I mentioned in it.
  7. Price drop! https://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Buick-Electra/254911248484
  8. You've already done the hard part. It will go together much easier. Clean the threads of the nut and the MC so it spins freely.
  9. I screwed up the mileage...it's about 97000, not 71000
  10. To be clear, that $10k is pie-in-the-sky asking price. And even at that amount, I'm still losing money. I would love to get out of this car soon. So, any offer will be considered.
  11. It's a Super and the seller states that in the description. FB is terrible for being able to list all of the models available in a given year. They require that you select the model when you list a car for sale, and sometimes the model isn't on the list....so you choose whatever you can.
  12. So what was your method of removing the nut from hell on the interior side of the firewall?😀
  13. Awesome! Glad you made the deal.
  14. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Buick-Electra-/254911248484?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
  15. eBay listing scheduled for 8pm CST tonight
  16. I'll likely be listing it on eBay tomorrow evening. Although I'm hopeful I can sell it without ebay's help.
  17. Manual brakes I would definitely rebuild the master. It's a different type of setup than the power brake system on these cars. Funny, people think the drum brakes on these cars are inferior to disc brakes. On any of the cars I've had with a properly working system will stop as well as any of the modern systems. The 57 Roadmaster I had last year was an anomaly with its system. I couldn't figure out why I had a terrible pedal feel, and it ended up being anchor pin adjustments. After that, the brakes were awesome again.
  18. I am singling out this photo because the way the brace is set at an angle makes it look like it is collapsing. It's not...it is supposed to be in that position.
  19. Or I just have to upload one at a time when I select them through the file manager...
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