Lord Vader - An Unknown Buick Returns

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Brett Slater, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    Is the washer correct? ;)

    Man I love your car. So unmolested.

    who did your alternator? looks great
     
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  2. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks!!

    Stellar here on the board. I recommend his work.
     
  3. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    There's an old mill near me that I always thought would be a good spot for some photos.

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  4. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    Great spot for a shoot! Too bad the buildings didn’t survive as well as your car.
     
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  5. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Fun fact: back in 2009 the rear of the building off in the distance (in the first picture) was used as the Nazi work camp flashback scene in the Scorcese film Shutter Island.

    I was an extra Nazi soldier for a few days - my fleeting encounter with Hollywood.
     
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  6. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Correct Corbin clamps and ribbed heater hoses.

    Note: make sure you have the right tool for these clamps or they'll fight you the WHOLE way.

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  7. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    What’s the right tool? What’s the wrong tool?
     
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  8. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    The wrong tool is all the ones I used until I decided on the vise grips.

    The right tool is the pliers made for this particular job. Which is actually a thing.
     
  9. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Now you need to get the correct clamps on the bypass hose.
     
  10. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

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  11. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yep!

    I would have done it last night but I was running out of patience.
     
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    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

  13. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Not sure if I disturbed one of the caps (blocking coolant from the heater core) the other night but unfortunately, I think it's time to install the new heater core.

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  14. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    That stinks! At least you have a good one to install.
     
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  15. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Don't let this leak sit too long if the carpet is wet. Lift the carpet up & feel underneath. IF it's wet get it outa there. Anti-freeze rots metal pretty badly. You DON'T Want to replace the floor.
     
  16. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    The carpet wasn't wet, oddly enough.

    I'm going to tear into this next week.
     
  17. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    NOT ON TOP, BUT UNDERNEATH the jute padding. It can leak & NOT GET THE CARPET WET. Pull the sill plate & lift up the carpet.
     
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  18. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    While the heater box is out and ready for installation with a fresh core, I had one of those "while I'm at it moments" and pulled out the eyesore of a Harrison radiator.

    It ain't perfect but it's a HELL of a lot better than it was.

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  19. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Wait a minute.... I'm calling B.S...... You started a "since you're there" project and actually stopped at just painting the radiator?!?!?! Shouldn't you have the interior gutted by now and the gas tank pulled?
     
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  20. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Gas tank is next week. New sending unit. :D
     
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