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  1. My '63 Riv Dynaflow leaks as well after sitting for more than three weeks, and my mechanic said it's from several points. It has done that after three years by a top shop that did a complete rebuild. The bright side is that it's more of a drip than a shower, so economics would dictate that topping it off with a quarter pint every so often may be more economical than your quoted $5k for a rebuild, which probably is under warranty for less than 36 months anyway. He said no need to change the fluid - you're doing that already! BTW, also have a '67 Jag, and that club says, if it's not leaking any
  2. Not enough on my '63 Riv. After thinking about it, the obvious solution was to simply elongate the bracket holes with a small drill bit so I could move the console storage lid aft just a little. Problem solved. Thanks for all your responses - this forum is super helpful in every way!
  3. I know all about the misaligned glove box door in the instrument panel, but is there a way to adjust the lid to the small storage compartment on the center console? Mine is super tight at the front edge, just behind the shifter plate. Is the trick to squeeze the mounting bracket a bit?
  4. Hi Patrick, I have a '63 but that had a 4GC, and now has an Edelbrock 1406. But if both the carb and air cleaner base have the same geometry as a '64 I can send you some pix and specs on what I have as an adapter. Please let me know.
  5. I just caught up with this now. What a great thread from start to finish, capped by the Tail of the Dragon video! Are you going to do it next time with the trailer attached? (only kidding!) And what a nice thing to see while many of us are staying indoors a bit more these days! Thanks again, and my best wishes to you and your family this holiday season!
  6. Just beautiful, perfect scripting and all, so many mixed emotions. Thanks for sharing.
  7. I just wanted to mention that the 808 QR steering box I recently ordered from from ROA Member Tom Telesco was worth every penny. It was installed late last week, plus a front-end re-alignment to his recommended specs - lots of positive caster! The difference is truly transformative: a nice increased level of steering effort, markedly better straight-ahead tracking, and much, much better response on road curves at (of course) moderate speeds. My alignment tech even said that this was one of the rare properly rebuilt boxes he sees, with new innards and not just the usual 'reseal it and forget it
  8. Thanks. Ed. That's what mine are but I see a few on Bring A Trailer that are all chrome including the grills.
  9. Quick question since I've seen them both ways. Are the two large cowl vents just below the wipers supposed to be all chrome or body-colored on the actual grilles?
  10. I've noticed the same thing on my '63 Riv with its OEM factory wheel covers. I spread the tangs (just a bit) and break out the rubber mallet to tap into place. It seems to help, but if you're checking tire pressures regularly, simply make that part of the routine. Most of us are used to fancy factory rims these days on our modern rides, which eliminate this issue. File under automotive engineering progress, I guess. I live in San Diego, and before that lived in Michigan (working at Chrysler HQ through various questionable mergers) so when BEVs are eventually declared mandatory in those c
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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
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