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  • Birthday 05/11/1940

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  1. I was told that the '69 Hood hinges have a slightly higher lift factor than the '68 versions. Whether that is true or not - I have no idea.
  2. It's an '80 -'85 Ford Ranger, electric pump and the part is available at Napa. Sorry but I don' have a part number. It's almost identical to the OEM GM electric pump Kevin.
  3. Just ask NAPA for a AC Delco EP297 !
  4. Located in the Capital of Canada, (Ottawa), along with my '68 Riviera. A long-time ROA member and supporter. Over the years there have been quite a few fellow Canucks in the ROA come and go, for various reasons. In terms of numbers, the bulk of the membership is understandably USA, but ROA is an international group, and membership is open to all, with, or without a Riviera. Great group, and well worth the annual membership fee in my humble opinion. Here's my 2nd love.
  5. The carpet was slit to cover, and hide the bolt heads and seat tracks for aesthetic appearance, after the track is bolted directly to the floor. The track bolts should supply chassis ground, but an additional hidden ground wire won't hurt.
  6. Hi 65VerdeGS - (2) For the rear drums just go with "rattle can" Cast Grey paint after a clean up, They will look a lot better than plain brown rust ! It also looks like the chrome road wheels will need a refurb. as the Black Painted inserts are showing through the "Pewter Gray" painted inserts. A few hours with masking tape and 1/2 hour on each wheel will have them all matching again, or simply "touch up" the areas where the black is showing through !
  7. Welcome to the world of Riviera ! '68's are my preferred year, but they are all pretty unique in their own ways ! As mentioned, a '68 Buick Shop Manual will allow you to get familiar with the the car and it's features. You will find answers to questions you haven't even thought of yet ! Enjoy that '68 Riviera, and check out the ROA website at www.rivowners.org.
  8. Nice job for a "unobtainium" part - looks great !
  9. Hagerty for any Classic car - guaranteed value. I'm in Canada and only get 6 months of summer, but the premium for 25K can't be beat, along with all the Hagerty perks ! Hassle free dealing for a few years now, with no claims, and hopefully none in the future ! My regular driver, and house are insured with another company !
  10. Hi Mr. Paul - FelPro rubber gaskets and a silicone sealant on the valve cover side. Make sure the bolt hole surfaces are flat, and don't over torque the bolts ! Cork gaskets on the 430 always managed to weep, after time at the rear of the valve covers and oil ran down both sides of the engine. By only sealing the valve cover side, the covers can be removed, if need be, without damaging the gaskets !
  11. Your a sweetheart Mr. Paul - it measures approx. 3 1/4 inches from the tip of the antenna to the top of the black bezel insert. Just trying to get an idea of how far the antenna protrudes out of the fender when fully retracted, be it manual, or electric. Thank you for the additional pic. with the tape measure, much appreciated sir !
  12. Hey Mr. Paul - Can you measure the height of the chrome mast portion to the black bezel insert, fully retracted, before it finds a new home, please 'n thanks !
  13. They are stainless steel and will polish nicely with a good buffing wheel and proper compounds !
  14. The motors for 2nd gen cars are all the same Ken, so it should be easy to find a replacement.
  15. My May/June Vol.36, No.3 came today via Canada Post/USPS and it's still June - what more could a body ask for?
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