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Projects New toy. 62 Buick Invicta wagon

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dweb7321, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. dweb7321
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    Just traded for this 62 Invicta wagon. Floors have already been replaced. Has engine and trans from 66 Riviera (which I believe is a 425) with new dual exhaust. I'm working on getting it on the road now. It runs but needs a few things. I've already ordered a new water pump and alternator for it plus a few other small things (belts, hoses, thermostat etc.) I'm also rebuilding the brake MC. I may upgrade the brakes later. I'm having trouble finding a few pieces. I need a gas tank, front bench seat (grey preferably), the stainless trim under front lip of hood, and the little piece that goes between the front and back door down by the rocker on the passenger side (fills the triangle shaped gap). I carved the shift knob myself. Thanks for looking. I can't wait to get it on the road.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. 504640
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    Iffen' you wanna' dance, Ya' gotta' pay the fiddler!
     
  3. 40Standard
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    nice looking wagon. gonna use it as a daily?
     
  4. dweb7321
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    Gonna drive it as much as I can. The gas mileage isn't optimal for the 1.5 hour one way trip to work but I'm definitely gonna tool around town in it as much as possible. 40standard


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  5. cool.....and kinda a rare wagon there !
     
  6. Put a lot of groceries in there:D.
     
  7. choptop40
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    That's a mess...that's half the fun....love tiki bars...
     
  8. Racingsnake
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    Cool wagon, I had one a couple of years back. Still got a couple of parts left over but not the ones you listed. Think I've got one side of the grille, a gauge cluster and some other bits and pieces. If you want them PM me your address and you can have them for the cost of shipping.
     
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  9. Hdonlybob
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    Love those old boats..
    You don't steer them, just kinda point them in the direction you want to go..
    Nice find...good for you..
     
  10. porkshop
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    did you try Owens auto wrecking in the Hamb o dex.....?
     
  11. belair
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    That little triangle should be on any 4 door (sedan) I would think. Maybe most any 62-64 GM.
     
  12. dweb7321
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    Thanks porkshop and belair. I was curious if any 62 gm 4 door piece would work


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  13. dweb7321
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    Drum brakes are so fun..... The 61 caps that came with the car cleaned up quite nicely. I like them better than the 62 caps anyway[​IMG][​IMG]


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  14. Congratulations,and welcome to the long roof club. HRP
     
  15. Coolcar !!!
     
  16. dweb7321
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    Cruddy brake parts
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    Hard to see the new lines among all the crust
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    Had to take apart the dash to vacuum out about 80 pounds if acorns, dog food, and rats nests. Now to do damage control on the chewed up wiring harness..
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    Back on the ground after fixing the brakes. Next to put the water pump on


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    Putted around the parking lot today. Still has some carb and vacuum issues. My 62 lenses were in bad shape so I put these 61 taillights on. I like them better.


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  18. porkshop
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    I like the 61 lenses better Also......
     
  19. dweb7321
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  20. dweb7321
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    So I know the radiator has a leak but it is not bad enough that I can't top off the radiator and mess with the engine or drive around a little bit. I was going to put some stop leak in the radiator but when I removed the cap after I parked it and it cool a bit I noticed white foam. I don't think it's a head gasket as I just changed the oil and didn't see any water in the old oil (it had be driven a bit before the change) my question is. Would the leak in the radiator let enough air in to cause it to foam or should I still consider a head gasket even though there was no water in the oil? (Running straight water right now so no antifreeze in system)


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  21. Hot Rod Jerry
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    Cant answer your question, but I do love your car.
     
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  23. 1964countrysedan
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    I would drain and flush radiator and fill with straight water. Rerun and see what you have.
     
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  25. dweb7321
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    Drove ten miles to gas station and filled up. Was heading back and it sputtered out and quit on me. Still getting gas. Doesn't sound like its getting fire. I've heard points and condenser as possible options. Can they fail suddenly like that? Timing chain is also an option (I'm hoping not)


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  26. enloe
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    Loving the wagon. we have a ton of fun in our 61 chevy wagon just got back from Bowling Green this past weekend.
    Could be points condenser or coil.
    Have fun:)
     
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  27. dweb7321
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    Thanks enloe! I wished I could have made it to BG, I'm only an hour away


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  28. enloe
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    I posted some pics on the next to the last page of the thread that is linked in my signature
     
  29. COOL wagon.I had a 1964 and loved it .Bruce. HPIM0811.JPG
     
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  30. enloe
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    DIDN'T I SEE ONE OF YOUR OTHER WAGONS ON CRAIGSLIST?
     
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