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  1. A good buddy of mine bought one brand new, dark metallic blue white landau white interior, loaded. Great car took several road trips in that one. Rode nice, gas mileage was great... good car.
  2. Truth be told, I can't give you an impartial answer.. I've always liked the 58s. But as stated earlier.... if she ain't happy your not happy. Good luck.
  3. You guys are gonna think I am nuts but I have seen it work, I have also tried it. Go to one of those health food/vitamin places, they have wax tubes that actually pull the stuff out of your ears. No one has to dig around in there. Its weird how it works, ya gotta light one end so this thing draws from the ear.
  4. Looks like 63, 64 and 65 all carry different part numbers, 65-66 yes, same part number.
  5. I,m a little late on this thread, but your headed in the right direction. *Rebuild the Q jet. *I had a 455 with the Q jet, long time ago... days of young and stupid. *I tried a Holley, along with all kinds of other "tricks". *I should have rebuilt the Q jet and called it a day. *Rebuild it, ,don't repeat an error thats already been made.
  6. According to what I have the 340/2, can be either NA or NB. *In the sedan 4469 I show an NL code for 340/4.*
  7. Just a thought.. if you don't block off your vacuum when the car heats up and the choke comes off, its running leaner than it did before. *Only reason could be because of the open vacuum but if the engine continues to run lean, you may need to adjust the jets.
  8. What kind of AFB did you replace it with? Another stock rebuilt Carter. I am trying to keep the car as original as possible.
  9. Shouldn't the timing be 2.5 BTDC???? Had an issue with my 300, but it was pinging on accel, long story short, carb had a crack in it and was dumping gas in the vacuum advance. Maybe this is a common problem on Carter AFBs although I replaced it and that was that.. As for the radiator.. have you had the flow checked by a shop?? Mine looked great, till I had it checked... 30% blocked.
  10. Hopefully, you'll have good luck with the carb, over my car's life I have replaced 3 of em, all good success. I hate new parts too, replaced starter and solenoid only to have the solenoid not work, of course after I had installed it!!
  11. I can't recall any issues on the 76. Common areas of rust, over the rear wheel wells, but that is with all especially if dirt has been left to hold moisture. Can't think of a single engine problem.
  12. I know the engines for these cars.. but thats a moot point. One last dumb question, don't be offended. Are you checking your timing off of number 1??
  13. I am going to assume you knew to check and make sure the rotor was in the exact same position as the old one. You sure that lark has a 300?? My Chilton's shows a 340. Anyhow, 2.5 BTDC is correct. Your idle, with the car in Drive, should be 500, add 50 if its got air conditioning. If your idle is too low, that could be part of your problem. Also check your dwell, you should be at 30 degrees.
  14. If the third pic down has a backing plate its from a "trim motor" its function is to pull paper into a blower, chop it up and discharge. Its not old or valuable..
  15. Not saying this to be a smart @ss, but its your car. What will make YOU happy? I have a true survivor, am very pleased to keep it that way. I don't really care about someone else's view on what I should or should not do with the car. I like it just the way it is. So in all honesty, if keeping it the way you like, makes you happy, whats the problem? I'm sorry if this comes off harsh, it all boils down to what you want to do. I know people who have restored cars that won't drive them because they are too nice... and they were not happy with their decision. Just my .02
  16. Make sure the ground is your problem. Just an FYI I had one of these and it loved to eat starters every 6 months. Is it possible the charger just gives the starter extra amps it needs because its gonna go, and is pulling way too much amperage?? Just thinking out loud.
  17. First of all, a high five to you for getting another Buick back on the road. That being said, if you are going through the trouble to pull down the engine to replace gaskets and such, how much more will it take for you to take it down and make sure its in specs?? Reason I mention this is, you stated this car had been sitting and you fired her up with a lot of smoking. I'd hate to see you go through all the effort and trouble, just to find out later down the road you have a stuck ring, scored cyl, etc. Sorry if I am being a PIA, just hate to see that happen.
  18. I have had it done a very long time ago. Only reason was to make sure my insurance company at the time was not gonna rip me. I have no idea what I paid, if at all, as they sent me. I guess it all depends what you want to accomplish by having this done.
  19. Dual exhaust?? Make sure ya travel as light as possible, every 500 pounds shaves a mpg off. Keep the cold starts to a min, the quicker it gets off choke the better off you and the engine will be.
  20. Thats impressive!! Only way I got 15 out of that lead sled was to gas her up just before getting on the interstate, and right after getting off. Only car you could race the gas gauge against the speedometer if ya floored it. Still hated selling that car, first convert.
  21. No offense, just my personal experience. Owned a 72 Buick Centurion, loved the car, had the 455. I tried everything I knew at that time to get better mileage from a car that got 8-10 in the city during the winter. Max was 15 on the highway. I disconnected the secondarys, pulled the pollution stuff off and tried a Holley carb. The car was just a lead sled. IMHO efi would help, but not offset the costs involved versus the savings in fuel.
  22. Brake warning light could be as simple as the parking brake on?? As for one of the tail lights being on, I suspect a bad ground on a socket or a wrong bulb installed in a tail light... 1056 instead of a 1057. Check all your bulbs to make sure they are correct.
  23. Maybe a dumb question but is there anyway you can get to it with a really long extension? My thought would be to take it apart from the inside??
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