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  1. Hi Art, As far as I know there are no new original drums available unless one finds an NOS example. If there are cast iron drums available that seems like a downgrade from the original engineering to me. There is a relining service but from my perspective I personally would "beat the bushes" to find a used example that is machineable. Long explanation but I dont think the original bonding between steel liner and aluminum drum can be reproduced in a relining and produce a product as good as the original manufacturing process, but maybe that perspective is obsolete thinking. Perhaps the relining process is adequate until everyone reading/writing within this thread is taking a dirt nap....I`m not really sure...just another opinion...but "any port in a storm" may be the prevailing frame of reference here, we are fortunate the service is available. Your call, you`ve been around cars, Tom
  2. Dont know what your goal is but the exact production numbers for all colors are a matter of record. Tom Mooney
  3. Hi Art, The drums and rivets were sold piecemeal so technically when a drum was removed from the hub it could be replaced/reriveted...but in practice I`m sure that didnt happen often for the reasoning you suggested. For the most part I`m sure the hub/drum assembly was simply replaced and the individual parts were not generally disassembled but serviced as an assembly. Removing the assembly and having the drums turned is very common. The assembly is indexed on a lathe via tapered collars and the bearing races to true the assembly for turning. Take my word for it, this is MUCH LESS work than removing the original rivets. It has been a while since I broke down the individual components but I recall needing to heat up the hubs with a torch to push out what was left of the rivets with an air hammer even after I removed the heads...they are VERY stubborn. Tom Mooney
  4. Hi Anthony, Very interesting...may I ask what the source of your info is? Factory lit, personal experience, etc..? I`d like to do some research on this, Thanks, Tom Mooney
  5. Hi Anthony, Just curious about the `85 exclusion...did the `85 have a different final gear ratio? Tom Mooney
  6. Loren, I will be checking my car first thing in the morning Tom
  7. Standard white vinyl interior was available in `65 for the entire model year. The custom white interior was NOT...until half way through the model year when the green custom cloth and white custom vinyl were simultaneously dropped and added. Tom Mooney
  8. How is the coil spring going to go anywhere with the shock absorber running through the center of the spring? Tom
  9. Allen, You can use the original hot air choke without a functioning heat riser, it will just take slightly longer for the choke to relax, Tom Mooney
  10. Generally the auxillary wire on generic cables is too short and will require a butt splice as pictured...so there goes original appearance. Try Lectric Limited for an exact repro but call first to confirm as at one point in time they were listing spring ring cables as original for the `65 model which is not correct. My understanding is they starting offering the correct cables but a cal would be a good idea. Tom
  11. If the motor is making noise it is most likely the gear. I`m assuming it doesnt move from a fully closed position? If so, give the glass a little nudge while operating the motor. If it grabs and operates the vent window it is surely the gear teeth. Sometimes the stub on the top of the gear which accepts the vent window shaft breaks, it is a "pinch" type situation and prone to breakage. In either case the gear needs to be replaced. Tom
  12. Yes, but it wont have the original appearance if that is what you are after. You can simply make up a ground wire with a ring terminal on the battery end and capture the ring terminal on the battery clamp bolt. Another ring terminal on the regulator end. Tom
  13. The regulator was originally grounded just as yours is in the pic. There was a small diameter black wire which was molded into the negative cable end and extended to mount under the regulator mounting fastener Tom