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  1. Cleanout time in the garage: Rather than throw them out or even put them in the recycle bin, I have a small assortment of parts that someone may be interested in. Some parts are free but you pay shipping from San Diego. Pix attached. Here goes: 1963 Riviera: Pair of reverse light housings and assembly. Pitted, one lense good condition, the other crazed. A rechromer’s dream! Make offer. Master cylinder. Not sure if anyone but a purist would want a single MC these days but I’m offering before I toss. Free, you pay shipping. Later model Riviera: Hood emblem f
  2. Cleanout time in the garage: Rather than throw them out or even put them in the recycle bin, I have a small assortment of parts that someone may be interested in. Some parts are free but you pay shipping from San Diego. Pix attached. Here goes: 1963 Riviera: Pair of reverse light housings and assembly. Pitted, one lense good condition, the other crazed. A rechromer’s dream! Make offer. Master cylinder. Not sure if anyone but a purist would want a single MC these days but I’m offering before I toss. Free, you pay shipping. Later model Riviera: Hood emblem f
  3. Thanks, Chris, I'm in University City close to UC San Diego, where I used to go to work before COVID, but I'm now working from home like a lot of other folks who were fortunate to keep getting a paycheck. And of course one seems to work more hours from home! I'm not driving my daily ride or classics nearly enough these days so I think that's what got me in trouble this time around. Especially the Riv - my maintenance sked is based more on time gone by than miles piling up, that's for sure.
  4. Many thanks, Jim. I think you gave me enough guidance to sleuth through this. After studying the Edelbrock 1406 pdf a bit closer, it looks like the fast idle cam was in the wrong position, and just for good measure I inspected the choke assembly more closely. It started right up normally after some minor adjustments but I'll do another "cold" start tomorrow here in 80s+ San Diego. I know, we're spoiled. But this weekend we've been getting a special dose of airborne ash from the LA-area wildfires!
  5. Hoping for some clues. Yesterday I started up by '63 Riv, which was not started in a month - my bad. I had a new Edelbrock 1406 installed on it in late 2019 and it always ran very well, worlds better than a wonky 4GC which was beyond a rebuild if anyone remember my earlier thread. (The rebuilder was kind enough to give me a full refund.) I understand that with the 1406, one should press the gas pedal once with the electric choke, but I had to press the pedal numerous times for it to start, and when it finally did, it immediately idled excessively fast, and if I pressed the gas pedal sl
  6. Looking for this part, which is also offered by Edelmann under Part # 80717. (I also posted this in Buick Buy/Sell but thought some Riv folks could be of help as well.) And leads appreciated! Thanks!
  7. Looking for this part, which is also offered by Edelmann under Part # 80717. And help or leads appreciated!
  8. That because great minds think alike, Ed!
  9. Try this shop and forget Rock Auto rebuilds and all that cheap crap. They actually know what they're doing and will guide you through the process if you need any advice. They really came through for me. http://boosterdeweyexchange.com/
  10. Wow. The two images of the engine bay seem to indicate they spent little time on anything there other than darkening the photos to make the engine color look more acceptable. All for hoping for an $18,400 flip minus transpo expenses?
  11. The odd thing was that the actual sign was one of those fabric sail panels that retract into the base, i.e. something seen at more professional trade shows. Pretty good graphics, etc. But yes, he didn't have the text spell-checked (at the very least), and as mentioned, some of those numbers don't appear to be grounded in verified research if available. Maybe the buyer will contact ROA at some point and ask for help in bringing this car up a notch or two. Or maybe he's already looking to flip it. At any rate, it will be a reality check for sure!
  12. I attended the McCormick Auction in Palm Springs CA this weekend, where a '65 GS was hammered sold at $41,500, apparently with no reserve. I would say the car was a Condition #3 at best. The engine compartment left a lot to be desired, starting with the engine block color and various missing vacuum lines - feel free to comment. Newer exterior paint but lots of amateur-level touch-ups and an aftermarket wood steering wheel. Some interesting reading on the signage next to the car.
  13. Hi Adam, I've been following your projects for many years and admire your craftsmanship as well as your documentation skills for the forum. Probably an uninformed question, but does leaving polyester in what I assume are the low spots create any issues for those who may still run a magnet over a panel to see if there's "bondo"? And, is the poly a pretty stable filler over the long haul given temp changes, shrinkage, etc.? Keep up the good work and updates!
  14. I had a beautiful 1964 Skylark Wildcat 310 coupe many moons ago that lurched out unexpectedly into oncoming traffic one day. The solution was that chain link holding down the engine some solid engine mounts were available shortly thereafter. Those mounts were the first thing I replaced when I acquired my '63 Riv in 2015, just to be on the safe side. Peace of mind for me and others, as they say.
  15. Hi telriv, Could you be more specific as to what should specifically be checked for when hooking up the DynaFlow linkage with an Edelbrock1406 or a non-period 4GG/AFB carb? I took my Riv out for an extended run last weekend, and while I don't press usually my luck by stomping on the 'GO' pedal of a 56 year-old car too often, it appears to run quite well and my nose is already sensing much reduced fuel vapors in my garage after such a run. Plus I may be getting (slightly) better MPG, although that's not a big priority for me as it's relegated to pleasure cruising and smaller runs.
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