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  1. The exact same thing happened to me on my 67 skylark. It was the brake hose that had internal blockage. There was plenty of pressure to push the fluid through the line, but it was so gunked up inside it could not flow back to the reservoir. It seemed to be less of an issue after it warmed up, but it was enough to keep the car from creeping at idle (I credited the superior design of the "switch-the- pitch" transmission for the lack of creep, then I checked my MPG...) Do let us know how you solve it
  2. Thanks for the thumbs up on Kanter. I've gone ahead and ordered them. The cars original owner told me that he overloaded the springs in 1969 on a trip to Minnesota. After trying to get by with booster shocks he replaced the springs in 1970. 35 years on the springs doesn't seem too bad. It's the right rear that's sagging. Thanks for the response.
  3. I need new rear springs for my skylark (see sagging 67 skylark thread) and have found them at the following places: Classic Buick Parts - 179.00 CARS - 175.00 Year One 150.00 Kanter 100.00 Prices are for a set of two rear coils; stock specs. Naturally I want to buy the cheap ones. Does anybody have experience with any of these products or companies or any advice on ordering in terms of specs, stock or heavey duty? The car is stock other than gas-shocks. Thanks.
  4. I'm throwing in break drums. I had a similar problem on my 64 LeSabre. It had a pretty good shake when I bought it. I rebuilt the drive line and replaced a bent rim and it was way better but it didn't completely smooth out until I did the front breaks. Smooth as butter now!
  5. So here's what happened: I took the car to a suspension and alignment shop here in Portland called "The Line up Shop". Great guys, excellent work if anybody local needs it. Turns out the right front bushings on the upper and lower control arms were shot. I saw them; they looked like melted chocolate. We guessed oils soaked the lowers and the uppers sucumbed to the extra heat thrown off by 39 years of running the air conditioner;I bought the car in california last august. They replaced the bushings which cured the squeaks and brough the front nearly level. Then they set the car on level ground and raised it by the front center. When they did that the right rear coil sat down about 2 inches. The verdict: weak right rear spring. So anybody got a reccomendation on new coil springs for the old girl?
  6. I think I can rule out a twisted frame as the car has never been in an accident. Do springs sag as they get older? Does the fact that the spare tire, battery,drive wheel and air conditioner are all on the right side lead anyone to think that right side springs would go first? It goes in a for a front end alignment on wednesday so I'll see what the alignment shop says. Would weak body mounts be squashed, cracked or what?
  7. I recently bought a 67 skylark that appears to sag on the right side. I put new shocks and new tires, still sags. Has also developed quite a squeak in the chassis. Everything with a fitting has been greased; any thoughts? Otherwise, I love the car; 340-4, bucket seats, floor console, a real joy to drive.
  8. You've probably made your decision by now, but if your still on the fence, I can say this thing is a great device! I have them in three cars currently; a 67 skylark, a 64 LeSabre, and a lotus engined Jensen Healey. In all cases mileage and performance was improved considerably.