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  1. After years of enjoyment I am selling my 1963 Riviera. It is a turn-key driver.....a "20-footer", not a show car. There is rust in the rear quarters and trunk floor. The Riv was originally a silver blue color, but was repainted white long ago. The interior is dark blue. It has the 401 engine, Dynaflow, and positraction rearend. Nicely Optioned: -Deluxe interior - back seat is original leather, front buckets were re-done in vinyl years ago -4 note horns (The long trumpet isn't installed, but I have it) -Cruise control (intact, but not working) -Speed indicator -Glove box trunk release (not working) -Power windows and seats -Cornering lights -Wonderbar radio with power antenna -Remote mirror -Tilt steering collumn I have a few do-dads that I have purchased for the car over the years, but never took the time to install. These items include a few missing trim pieces and emblems, new wood grain veneer for the interior panels, glove box door (nicer than what is on the car), map light fixture with lens, round interior light lens, and maybe a couple other items. The air cleaner has the wrong decal..."465 Wildcat" instead of "445 Wildcat". I am not trying to fool anyone. I had purchased a restored air cleaner that already had the 425 decal. I am located in Quilcene, WA. Please send me a PM if interested. I do not have internet access 24/7 like so many people do, so please be patient for a reply. Price is $6,500 cash
  2. The engine sold. The guy who bought it took the whole homemade parade float chassis. He got it running and drove it up on the trailer. He plans to use the running gear and part of the frame to make a rat rod style boattail speedster. He is planning on using an actual boat for the body. Should be interesting.
  3. Thanks for the help. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
  4. Hello, I just bought a stock dual quad intake and air cleaner for my 1963 Riviera 401. The manifold did not come with any carbs or linkeage. I am trying to put together a relatively stock setup, but most importantly the air horns need to match the diameter of the stock air cleaner. What carbs do I need? Will my existing (original) single 4 barrel work for one of them? Can the linkeage be bought aftermarket, or can is it something I can make. Any info and/or ideas is much appreciated. Thanks,
  5. Here is some more information about my engine. The number stamped on the passenger side, forward of the distributor is: 60185125 The overall length of the engine (fan to bellhousing) is about 40 inches. Thanks, Michael
  6. Is 320 the largest displacement Straight 8 that Buick made? If so, I am pretty sure that my engine is not one of them. Can anyone advise how to determine the size and year of my engine? Thanks,
  7. This Straight 8 and Dynaflow was the powerplant for a local parade float for as long as I can remember....so, for the last 30 to 40 years, it has only seen a few miles of driving time per year. The float was retired about a year ago to upgrade to something with suspension and safer steering. I was told that the engine still ran smooth, and the trans worked fine, but has a fluid leak. I do not know the year or the size, but think that it is in the 1949 to 1952 range, and I am pretty sure that it is not the larger displacement engine. The engine and transmission are still mounted in the float frame (with body removed), and could most likely still be started up for demonstration. Price is $500 CASH and the purchaser would be responsible for removing engine/trans from the frame. I am willing to help figure out a way to lift it from the frame once it is detached. This is located in Quilcene, Washington, USA Call or email if interested. If you have questions, reply to the post and I will post the answers. Thanks, Michael (360)-765-0300 greystoneacademy@yahoo.com
  8. I am looking at a 48, 49, or 50 Ford F1. I would like to know what year it actually is (no paperwork). Can the year be determined from the serial number from the plate on the passenger side of the firewall? The number is *98RC*431394*RIC Thanks,
  9. Thanks for the info Carl. I have a couple more questions. Maybe I should have started a new thread for these......but I didn't. I am getting ready to start the engine up. The 6 volt battery is still there, but has been disconnected. Are 1949 Buicks negative or positive ground? Also, the Dynaflow is a leaking fluid. Do these take Dextron or Type F Transmission fluid? Thanks,
  10. I examined the engine a little more today. The rocker cover measures about 31 inches long, so.....according to the information found on Buicks.net, this is probably a 263.
  11. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Michael on 101 IF I have decoded the numbers correctly in my Master Parts Book (1928-1952), the engine number you list is for a 1949 320 cid engine. Howard Purvis (almost on I-5) </div></div> Howard, Thanks for the info, and for taking the time to look up my number in your Master Parts Book. I haven't got this home yet. Once I do, I'll be able to spend more time checking out the engine. It should be fun driving it around the yard . Thanks,
  12. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Michael, I can't help but ask if you are sure the number you have is the correct S/N and it is actually a Buick motor? I ask because Pontiac, Studebaker, Packard, and Chrysler had straight 8's also. Carl </div></div> Carl, I can't say that I am sure the number is the correct S/N. It is a stamped number on a boss on the passenger side of the engine, forward of the distributor. I am pretty sure that it is a Buick motor, but that is only based on local legend and it is definately bolted up to a Dynaflow transmission. Thanks, Michael
  13. Thanks for the additional replies. I haven't looked at the engine since I read them, but I did get the engine number a couple of days ago. The number is 60185125. This number doesn't seem to correlate to the identification chart that "Mr. Earl" posted a link to. I bought the chassis that this engine is in. It is the engine transmission and rearend from an old Buick mounted in a homemade frame that was the platform for a parade float that looked like a steam engine locomotive. The float was built in the sixities. The man in charge of building the float was my elementary school principal, whose name......coincidently was Mr. Earl. The float was dismantled to install the locomotive body on a more safe and roadworthy chassis. The homemade chassis had absolutely no suspension, and the the steering was completely hydrolic.......if you blew a hose or a belt, you had no steering at all. Again, thanks for all the info. I'll post what I find out. Thanks,