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  1. Thanks for the lead, Mike. My friend bought the switch. Appreciate your help. Jim
  2. Looking for an ignition switch (key cylinder not needed) for a 1968 Riviera. Last year for the dash mounted switch. Any replies appreciated. As always, asking for a non-computer literate friend.
  3. Thanks for the comments, Greg. The odometer has 29,xxx miles on it. The odometer had 29,xxx miles on it when I first bought the car in 1963. It has not been driven much, if at all, in over 50 years.
  4. Terry, When I bought it the first time in 1963 I was 18 years old and weighed 147 pounds. I had no trouble getting in and out and fitting between the seat and steering wheel. Lets not talk about today.
  5. We drove it onto the trailer when I repurchased it. When we got it home, we couldn't get it to start. I think that it could use a rebuild of the vacuum tank, the carb, the starter/generator and the coil and distributor. I had the pan pulled and cleaned out - very little in it. It was reinstalled with a new gasket. Replaced a leaking freeze plug. Has new plugs and wires.
  6. Buickborn, the original factory literature I have gives the 6 cylinder b.h.p. as 50 and the 4 cylinder b.h.p. as 35.
  7. 1922 Model 46 coupe for sale. The only Model 22-46 listed in the 2017 BCA membership roster. Featured in The Buick Bugle, Volume 47, Number 3, July 2012, pages 30 - 32. Asking $9,995. Owned from 1963 to 1971 and from 2008 to the present. History known. Solid car - no rust, good wood. Engine not stuck, needs some work to get it to run. Upholstery well worn with a couple of pack rat holes. Glass is good. Should be solid black, was repainted with a dark blue body in 1950. Brand new (incorrect size) tires; should be 33 x 4 black side wall, are Goodrich Silvertown Cord 35 x 5 white side wall. Extra parts and literature included. Located in Andover, Minnesota. Is stored inside. I will continue to store until spring if necessary. Contact me by PM with your email address for more pictures. The late Dave Corbin verified the car as a "matching number" 1922, and the 307th built out of a total production of 2,293, "making it a fairly early 1922." Quotes from Dave. Frame #849688 and engine #877138.
  8. Where is the ignition relay located on a 68 riv. Asking for a friend. Thanks in advance.
  9. Thanks for the responses. I have ordered it all from Centerville.
  10. Have a 65 with the 401. I need the driver's side motor mount (will take both sides if available) and the transmission mount.
  11. My friend's 68 GS is getting ready to paint. He is looking for rear wheel lip moldings to complete the car. He needs both sides.
  12. I see in "Options Not Included" for 68 that 47% of Rivs were equipped with the stainless steel rocker moldings. My question is: are they painted solid black or are the tops of the ribs cleaned off for contrast?
  13. Thanks to Mike, Randy and Jason. I bought one of those on eBay. This forum and its members are absolutely the best.
  14. This is the manifold I'm looking for. It does not have any part number on it.
  15. A friend is looking for the plastic vacuum manifold that mounts on the firewall of a 68 Riv. It has ten ports, three of which are used. One is the main line from the engine, one goes to the vacuum tank and one goes to the heater controls.
  16. The hood ornament on my 1983 Riviera broke. Does anyone have one for sale, like Jolly John?
  17. I bought mine from Metro Moulded Parts, 800-878-2237, www.metromp.com. Fit was good, quality was good. I bought from them because I drive by their business two times a day and saved on shipping. I have also purchased rubber parts from Steele Rubber, 888-778-2237, www.steelerubber.com. I was pleased with the quality of the product.
  18. I'm hoping that someone who has been through this will post the best way to remove the power antenna on an 83.
  19. Checked out Diamondback's catalog. I didn't see any whitewalls narrower than 2 inches. But - Wolfgang - I love the look of the triple stripe tire. I'll check those out. Thanks.
  20. Thanks for the replies. I'll check out Diamondback. Seafoam - I like the idea of the underinflated spare tire. I'll give it a try.
  21. I need to get new tires for my 65, as the ones I have are 14 years old (only 10,000 miles on them though). They are Cooper Pacesetter 225/75R15 with a 3/4 inch white wall mounted on standard steel wheels. However, the tires rub the frame rail on full lock, and the spare is too wide to go up on the shelf. I would like to go to 215/75R15. I have looked at all the classic tire sites. Any suggestions?