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  1. Place an ad on ebay with a low starting bid of under $500.00, but put a reserve price on it of $2,500 or whatever you decide. I'm just using $2,500 as an example. Even if it doesn't sell, the bids if any will give you an idea of what it is worth. What the market is for this type of car. Take lots of good pictures and write a detailed ad. No way should you give it away for $500.00!
  2. I bet a member (or two) on this site has, if you are not already familiar with it. Mostly Gran Sport owners. http://www.v8buick.com/
  3. The first thing to come to mind with the helmet was a Desoto.
  4. Wow! Is all I can say. You were very fortunate to find such a fine original example.
  5. The rim would fit a 17" tire. The brake drum is 12-3/8" x 2-3/8" O.D. All the photos I have found of wheels with similar spokes appear to be the demountable clinch on rims too. I suppose it is possible someone modified a set of those wheels to fit these rims, but seems like a lot of trouble to go through. Larry, maybe we can work something out on the brake drum if you think you can use it.
  6. Year? Model? I bought it at a yard sale many years ago, and it has done duty as garden art. But I have always wondered what year it really was. Thanks! Dale
  7. Thanks for the information everyone. I'm not sure where my Dad got it from. He restored a '37 SS 100 Jaguar in the early 70's, and it seems to me it showed up around the same time. Maybe it was in with the parts he got with that car.
  8. This was my Father's. As a kid I recall him telling me it was part of a tool kit that came with Rolls Royce cars. I came across it again going through boxes I brought home from my parent's estate several years ago, and am curious as to what models and years it may have been used. What was it's purpose exactly. It is stamped "Nesthill Made in England" Dale
  9. I saw some Nailhead AC brackets on ebay. Not mine. http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?nav=item.view&id=161109317521
  10. I'd be more inclined to believe it if they used two batteries from the same manufacturer. Maybe Energizers have a flatter surface on the negative end. Reminds me of balancing an egg on it's end during a March / September equinox.
  11. Sounds like your old sending unit failed in a way that falsely triggered the light, even though actual oil pressure was fine?
  12. I also own a '70. The fuel pump on the '69 & '70 Riviera is switched at the oil pressure sending unit. Without oil pressure ( below 3psi ) the pump will not operate. It is partly a safety in case the car is in an accident and the engine dies, but the key is still in the on position. You don't want the pump to continue pumping fuel. Since there is little to no oil pressure present when you attempt to start the car, the sending unit is bypassed and the pump energized when the key is in the crank position. There is an often overlooked in-line fuse in the wiring harness, in the area above the power brake booster. It is a dark blue wire. Check there also.