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About 60electra225

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  1. I have an RCA Victor AP-1 in Sydney if interested. Might be closer than shipping from the US. You can email me on enseeess@gmail.com Craig
  2. Your car is a 450 SEL, not an SL. The car Michael is looking for is a convertible.
  3. Buick script mirror, with the 5 rings around glass ?
  4. I had a look at both web sites, but couldn't see it listed on either.
  5. As far as I know, there is no one making one specifically for the '60, but there is always some on eBay for the '59. 1959 BUICK LESABRE INVICTA ELECTRA HOOD INSULATION KIT: eBay Motors (item 270330742596 end time Nov-06-10 04:24:02 PDT)
  6. That is a different switch that they are talking about. What you are talking about is the starter switch on the side of the carburettor, whereas they are discussing the vacuum switch to control the COLD and HOT instrument panel lamps. Here is a photo of each
  7. Shouldn't that be SUCCESSFUL flops ? If it was an unsuccessful flop, it wouldn't have been a flop !
  8. I would like a copy. Why not upload them to one of the free hosting sites, such as Mediafire and then you can post the link.
  9. If you send me your email address, I can scan the relevant section from the body manual.
  10. The board is plain, not printed like the original. If you want the original look, most people buy the repro houndstooth vinyl - needed for the floor of the trunk, and glue this to the plain board. However, I have yet to see a good job. Usually there are bubbles in the vinyl. This is what it should look like.
  11. From the 1960buick.com website "Lastly, there was the lowly “Wildcat” engine. No numbers, just the name “Wildcat”. This was the standard and only engine available on cars with synchromesh transmission. It was rated at 210 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque. Since less than 1% of 1960 Buicks had manual transmissions, this engine is quite uncommon. I am uncertain what type of air cleaner identification this engine had."
  12. I have just gone through somethimg similar on my "60 Electra 401. Running was fine at 160 F however when stopped at the lights or idling, it would quickly move up to 180 then 200. Just prior to this, the water pump started leaking and the idiot light didn't work, so it boiled before I knew it. I decided to do a compression test and most were fine at around 160, but one was at 105. I pulled the heads to see what was going on and couldn't see any real blow in the head gasket, however my engineer did see what he thought was a small blow. Some of the valves were also burnt, which would not have he
  13. Apparently the car is going to a Florida collector, so it will remain in the US, but probably not see the light of day too much, which is a pity.
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