Part 11: Power Windows Installation - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
I now present episode 11 of my '76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo restoration. This
episode deals with the task of installing the AutoLoc PW4650 universal
power window kit. This kit includes motorized actuators which rotate the
existing manual window cranks, driving the manual regulator and thus
converting it to power without the need to fit an entirely new window
regulator. Additionally it includes all wiring and switches (not installed
yet), and mounting brackets. As it is a universal kit, it is universally
wrong for every application and must be customized to fit. The installation
was straightforward though time consuming. I have to admit, this episode is
a monstrosity and quite a bit longer than normal. But for good reason,
because I didn't want to do a "To be continued" as the next episode will be
quite special. Included in this part: custom fitting AutoLoc universal
power window actuators, making cutting channels into the inner door for
space, patching and finishing off the channels with welding and sheet
metal, cutting sheet metal from templates, media blasting before painting,
making brackets for actuators, a surprise at the end.
Route 66 All the 1961 Chevrolet Commercials PLUS Others (PART 1)
Sit back for 10 minutes and enjoy ( PART 1) of some long lost commercials
of 1961 from Route 66. Many Chevolet Impalas, Biscayne, Brookwood Station
Wagon, Corvairs, Trucks, etc. Bayer Asprin and Philips Milk Of Magnesia, it
will surely bring back some great memories, it does for me!
Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
• Harry Fisher
In stock form, the 1955 Buick Special could best be described as a "nice"
car. It's not drop dead gorgeous like a 1959 Impala, nor does it have the
panache of say a 1956 Chrysler 300. You see the '55 Buick Special was a
working mans car. It had room enough for the whole family, a decent
power-plant thanks to its 264 cubic inch V8, and style that was, well...
above average. Harry Fisher or "Uncle Harry" as most people know him, saw
the old Buick a bit differently though. He knew that with a few little
touches (like a 502 cubic inch big-block, modern suspension, and a new set
of wheels) that this old Buick had the potential to become one of the
baddest hot-rods around.
1953 Ford Crestline Victoria Part 2
Sorry this video is unedited, but I still like it. Turn up the volume but
be ready to turn it back down (I need a wind filter for my camera).
1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.
Buick Endurance Part 2.avi
An old video of a 1960 Buick Invicta performing an endurance test of 10,000
miles in less than 5,000 minutes
How To Replace The Intake Tensioner Coolant Elbow 1992-99 Buick Lesabre
If you are slowly loosing coolant look at the passenger side of your engine
between the coils and alternator. You will see a small plastic elbow that
is prone to cracking and gasket or O ring failure. If your engine
antifreeze is leaking from this location you will need to replace your
coolant elbow. This video is applicable to the Buick LeSabre, years 92, 93,
94, 95, 96, 97, 98, and 99.
1961 Buick LeSabre 4 door hardtop
Beautiful car, second owner. Note the clock positioned on top of the
instrument panel..and the fancy, mirror imaged speedometer. This has air
conditioning, so it is great for Florida.
Part #1 3.8 03 Impala INTAKE MANIFOLD.mov
This is the 3.8L V6 in many vehicles. This is an 2003 Impala LS with 130K
miles. The intake gasket and intake is leaking and it may have a blown
head gasket. While taking the steps to correct this I will take care of
other small leaks and prevent others that are known with this engine. This
isn't the best design. There are going to be problems with different
expansion, heat dissipation rates, and cooling of three different
materials. Cast, Aluminum, and plastic all have different physical
properties. This design is the culprit of these issues but the engine is
not the worst of engines. The 3800 engine is a good candidate for a bolt
on M90 Supercharger kit
9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at
the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also
the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to
Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been
taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to
bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our
shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new
powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the
engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and
get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138
hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the
5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing
adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle
the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool
but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to
straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll
go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
'66 Buick Back From The Dead! - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 5
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, we raise a '66 Buick from the dead.
After spending 33 years sitting outside in the desert, the broken down
Buick Special is revived by David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of HOT ROD
and Rick Pewe of 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine.
Rick's mother bought the car when it was near new and parked it when the
transmission failed in 1978. In 2011, the guys spent two and a half days
wrenching on the car, with the hopes of driving it home from Phoenix to Los
Angeles. Come along for the ride and see what happens!
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