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  1. Hi and welcome to the forum. Congrats on getting your 68. It is imperative that you get a 68 chassis service manual. Originals are available reasonably priced or reprints. It will have a wiring diagram to assist in troubleshooting your dash lights problem. It is the single best publication to help keep your car on the road. Join ROA. These cars aren't like Mustangs, Camaros and Mopars where there is massive amounts of information available online or in restoration manuals. Nor is there a huge supply of reproduction parts like there is for mainstream classics. There is also a lot of misinf
  2. Believe it or not there are horn repair kits. The rivets can be drilled out. I did a tech article in the Riview on rebuilding them a few years back. Sometimes the coil burns out, contacts go bad, or they get very oxidized inside. In most cases replacement is best (either new or confirmed good used), easiest, and least expensive option.
  3. Yes Mike, In 65 the nuts were solid steel and chrome plated. The stainless capped nuts started in 71 I believe and that design did not withstand repeated abuse from impact guns and often the stainless cap would split.
  4. Very nice condition. If those are stainless capped they are for the boattail era and original can be hard to find. I'm not sure anyone is reproducing them.
  5. This is what I documented when I did my car. So as long as I didn't make a typo..... 3/8 to pump inlet. 5/16 from pump to filter and filter to carb 1/4" return all the way You probably know these hoses snake through the right front coil spring tower and are clamped inside up high. I've got the clamp loosened and fished them through but it is VERY challenging with the coil spring in place. Probably easier to remove spring or just take a different route.
  6. This is an incredible car I would love to have. I expect it to bid up pretty high
  7. I had the pleasure of viewing this car in person as the buyer (ROA member) who is now the new owner and lives local contacted me to come and check it out. It is a very straight AMAZINGLY rust free car. All bumpers and trim fit as original which is rare on these. Engine sounds great and drives great. Its a perfect car to just drive as is if it were mine but think the owner wants to eventually do a high level resto on it. It has some basic needs but nothing serious. Nice original vinyl top with one small defect. I did not investigate if original GS or not because the owner did not ask me to and
  8. I was just thinking since BCA cancelled both meets, ROA "might" see an increase in registrations from BCA/ROA members wanting to get out and attend a meet.
  9. Chuck, If you are planning on Branson it is a good idea to register ASAP as the number of registrants could be the deciding factor on the meet being held. It appears from everything I read Branson is open for business including hotels, entertainment shows, shopping, and restaurants. https://www.explorebranson.com/article/bransons-current-safety-measures
  10. Even if the venue gives the all clear to host the meet, Ed's post reveals the fact there are many people who are still afraid even if they got the vaccine and will not attend gatherings like a meet even though it can be done safely. Probably what happened with BCA especially trying to have 2 meets splitting a small number of interested registrants there were. Just not enough interest. A national meet requires a minimum level of attendance in order to make it financially feasible and sometimes that's tough even without a pandemic. I hope ROA gets enough registrants to support the meet but won't
  11. At first I did not recognize the part because the vacuum nipple is broken off the top but Rivman contacted me and figured out its the TVS/TCS sensor. You need to reference a 72 manual if you have a 72 as I believe the 72 varied a bit in the design of the TCS system vs 71 which was the first year for this messy attempt to control emissions. This is part of the TCS, (Transmission Controlled Spark Advance system) which essentially limits spark advance at lower rpm. I suggest eliminating/disabling the TCS system so it has no effect on the engine performance. Go to Teambuick.com. They have 7
  12. Are there any other stamps on the valley pan surface that you have pictured above? Thinking the 3F may be the identifier which indicates a 1959 364. The piston part number seems to match up to a 364 based on internet search as well as the head number comes up as 364/401/425. Go to Teambuick.com tons of Buick engine numbers
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    wire ?

    Philip the photo you posted is not a Riviera
  14. Original exterior color was Sahara Mist. The more I look at the floor repair the more it appears to be of very inferior craftsmanship. Certainly I've seen worse but considering the price of the car I'd expect better. Its too bad because a car like this would justify doing it right but everyone has a budget and differing perception of what's "right" Doesn't look like anything was touched/rebuilt on the chassis and suspension. At least not for decades. That can be a good thing, again only if the price reflects it because there a lot of work there to bring it up to reliable condition.
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    wire ?

    Yep that would be for blower motor
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