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  1. If your rear seat belts were factory installed there will be a code on your Fisher Body plate. Tom
  2. Ray, Gran Sport tail pipes were originally 2 inches in diameter Tom
  3. Rod, Check the part numbers for the "over the axle" pipes. Tom
  4. Hi Mark, Yes, technically, when rear seat belts were initially ordered and factory installed the standard buckles were supplied. Having stated so, rear seat belts with the custom chrome buckles were available for installation through the dealer service system. So which are "correct"? Personally, whether back in `65 or now, my preference would be matching buckles. I think the matching rear buckles look great on this particular car. Tom
  5. Hi Winston, Yes, it did, larger tails compared to the standard Riv...I think it is present on this car Tom
  6. Hi Winston, Aside from leaking and lacking symmetry what`s not "correct" about the exhaust? Tom
  7. Art, The cumulative statistics were reported by Buick in a document titled "Daily Car Reports". The `64 data is available, Tom
  8. Hi Rod, Didnt know you are local to me...I believe I have some beautiful 853 wheels in stock....for a `67 Riv? If so, send me a PM. I`m currently out of town but will be returning to the Chicago area for a few days in the near future before leaving town once again. Tom Mooney
  9. Tilt wheel was optional in 63-64 and standard equipment in 65. I have seen quite a few non tilt 63-64 cars. The really rare occurrence is a 65 with the tilt wheel delete option...only encountered a couple of those! The outside rearview mirror became standard in 66. Previous to that the outside REMOTE mirror was a factory option or dealer option. No factory installed manual mirror previous to 66, dealer option only. If the remote mirror was not ordered by the original purchaser and no mirror was dealer installed there was no outside rearview mirror. I currently own such a car and have encountered a few others over the years. Tom
  10. The diff will only drop as far as the shocks will allow. Tom Mooney
  11. Gene is correct, the Pontiac version looks identical to the Buick but the mirror glass is larger and will not interchange. I have a complete Pontiac remote mirror which I plan on selling...if anyone is interested send me a PM. Tom Mooney
  12. Oldsmobile and Pontiac mounted them on the front fender. Tom Mooney
  13. Jim, I have the engineering drawings for the 63 factory mirror installation. Any changes in the original drawings were noted in the right hand margin, dated and initialed. The change relative to mirror position was drawn in early Oct 62. I started tracking the actual cars but didn't obtain what I thought was a good data sample so my research fell by the wayside. Is it possible the change in mirror position took 2 full months of production from drawings to being instituted on the production line? I am out of town right now and don't have access to my data but I'm almost positive I have examples of the later style factory installed mirror position which are earlier than the examples you cited. Part of the problem with the data is, in spite of the fact we can determine if the remote mirror was factory installed, the cars are over 50 years old and have been tinkered with, some many times over. Tom
  14. If your mirror was factory installed your car must be a relatively early production car. Sometime in late Oct 62 the factory installed mirror position was moved forward on the door. Tom
  15. Hi Art Valve covers are 64-6 6 CA closed PCV, same for 401 and 425 Tom
  16. Personally, I would choose a mirror of limited value over none at all, but that's just my personal preference.. Tom Mooney
  17. Agree..I've encountered both sizes Tom M
  18. Ed, Many cars utilize coil spring suspension with a pair of both upper and lower control arms, no track bar, including mid sixties full size Buicks. The Riv only has one centrally located upper control arm, which also serves as a pinion angle adjustment, hence the track bar. Tom
  19. Hi Wayne, That looks like it is much brighter, maybe more metallic, than the original silver... or maybe it's just the pic/lighting? Looks like a Mercedes silver to my eye... Tom
  20. The kickdown switch voltage feed to the ignition coil is for key "on" position, not in the "crank" mode. While in "crank" mode, voltage should be supplied to the ignition coil via the contact plate in the starter solenoid. That is why there are two small wires which connect to the starter solenoid. . One is the voltage signal from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid intended to engage the starter for the purpose of cranking the engine, and the second wire transfers full system/battery voltage to the ignition coil while the starter solenoid contact is closed (crank mode) to enable easier starting. The original resistant wire from the ignition switch and the wire from the starter solenoid which supplies full system voltage to the coil are joined at a common terminal in the engine wiring harness plug on the firewall side. If you are not getting full system battery voltage at the coil while cranking, look for a compromise in the wiring between the starter solenoid and the coil. Did you leave the original, factory wire connected to the "+" terminal of the coil when you added the additional switched wire lead to the "+" terminal of the coil from the kickdown switch? If not, that may be the compromise between the starter solenoid and coil while in the "crank" mode. Tom Mooney
  21. Hi Ken, Can you describe your friend's method? Thanks, Tom
  22. Dont over complicate things...they are available from several sources with various applications, Tom
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