sebastienbuick

Restore my buick electra 1969 :)

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Then reassemble the charge controller
 
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reassembly of the metallic box of the electric harness
 
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Then I continued with the timing cover, I removed the seal spi that was barely 4 years and half, and was already HS. Then after cleaning
 
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I then disassemble the oil filter and the water pump which is a little over 4 years old to do a check, and it is still like new, it has not moved
Then cleaning, polishing the oil pump which was dirty

 

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When reassembling, make sure that you torque the balancer to a minimum of 200 lb. ft.

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Very nice and time consuming work.

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16 hours ago, RivNut said:

When reassembling, make sure that you torque the balancer to a minimum of 200 lb. ft. 

 

Thanks for the information ;) , what do you want to say for the balancer ?
I'm sorry but I do not speak much English and I did not understand ^^
Thank you :) 

 

 

15 hours ago, GARY F said:

Very nice and time consuming work.

 

Thank you very much GARY F ! ;) 

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4 hours ago, sebastienbuick said:

 

Thanks for the information ;) , what do you want to say for the balancer ?
I'm sorry but I do not speak much English and I did not understand ^^
Thank you :) 

The harmonic balancer

 

 

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is bolted to the crankshaft and the pulleys are bolted to it.  When you bolt it to the crankshaft, it must be torqued to 200 lb/ft of torque (200 lb / pi de couple)  using a torque wrench.

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If the balancer is not bolted on to those specifications, it will work loose and ruin your crankshaft.

 

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On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 3:20 PM, sebastienbuick said:

I then disassemble the oil filter and the water pump which is a little over 4 years old to do a check,

 

Don't forget to pack the insides of the oil pump cavity with Petroleum Jelly.  

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On ‎1‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 7:40 PM, RivNut said:

The harmonic balancer

 

 

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is bolted to the crankshaft and the pulleys are bolted to it.  When you bolt it to the crankshaft, it must be torqued to 200 lb/ft of torque (200 lb / pi de couple)  using a torque wrench.

Image result for torque wrench

 

If the balancer is not bolted on to those specifications, it will work loose and ruin your crankshaft.

 

 

 

Thank you very much for all these explanations, I will do what you tell me when I reassemble this piece :) 
thank you so much :)

 

On ‎1‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 9:51 PM, JohnD1956 said:

 

Don't forget to pack the insides of the oil pump cavity with Petroleum Jelly.  

 

Yes a friend told me the same thing too, thank you very much for this information :) 

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1 hour ago, sebastienbuick said:

 

 

Thank you very much for all these explanations, I will do what you tell me when I reassemble this piece :) 
thank you so much :)

 

If you don't already have one, you should get a Buick Chassis manual.  It will guide you through the sequence for tightening bolts and the torque you should put on each bolt.

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Sebastien, where did you find those brake disks?  I recall you saying that you have been looking for them for a long time!

 

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6 hours ago, RivNut said:

If you don't already have one, you should get a Buick Chassis manual.  It will guide you through the sequence for tightening bolts and the torque you should put on each bolt.

 

Thank you, I buy the "assembly manual" and the "body shop" manual
I will try to find the couple of tightenings for the engine :) 
 
4 hours ago, EmTee said:

Sebastien, where did you find those brake disks?  I recall you saying that you have been looking for them for a long time!

 

Yes I took 4 years to find a solution for the brake disc.
as I did not find, we found records ( disks )  1986 oldsmobile and I have machined the disc completely for them to be exactly like my original, it's expensive but at least I have new disks :).
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Sebastian,

 

Rock Auto shows that they carry rotors for the '69 Riviera.  Does anyone know how they differ from an Electra?

 

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, RivNut said:

Sebastian,

 

Rock Auto shows that they carry rotors for the '69 Riviera.  Does anyone know how they differ from an Electra?

 

 

 

 

 

I do not know what the difference is :( , but it seems to me that they are not quite the same.
I will put some pictures soon :) 

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