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    If they were original to the car you might want...

    If they were original to the car you might want to hang onto them. You may want them if your rims start to get rust or bent. In addition they'd be a great selling point to someone wanting to do a...
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    Are you after belts for the front or back seats?

    Are you after belts for the front or back seats?
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    I'll post some pictures this weekend. Last...

    I'll post some pictures this weekend.

    Last fall the rear window broke, the rivets failed on one side of the arm that controls the rear window and crunch. The roof was showing its age so a full...
  4. Are these still available?

    Are these still available?
  5. I'm pretty sure it's the same trim for all B-Body...

    I'm pretty sure it's the same trim for all B-Body Buicks.
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    um, he said he wouldn't part it out.

    um, he said he wouldn't part it out.
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    It could be vapor lock. If the fuel gets hot...

    It could be vapor lock. If the fuel gets hot enough it can start to boil in the carburetor and the engine dies. Try wrapping some tin foil around the fuel lines as a temporary insulation. If that...
  8. I knew you were from the Boston area with Bodells...

    I knew you were from the Boston area with Bodells and Lou's custom exhaust. Sorry to hear you are selling.

    Good luck!

    john
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    Hi Tuufly215, One of the distinguishing things...

    Hi Tuufly215,

    One of the distinguishing things about Centurions is the lack of the vents in the hood. If you're '73 has the vents then the hood was replaced at some time with a hood from a...
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    I haven't looked into why the rear window broke. ...

    I haven't looked into why the rear window broke. I agree that it's unlikely that the bushings caused the issue. Who knows maybe something shifted in the trunk and stopped the window from laying...
  11. I would stick with the 350. If you want power...

    I would stick with the 350. If you want power you can step up to the 455 but keep the 350 pieces in case someone wants to restore it. Switching to the chevy motors will require more substantial and...
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    Hi Erik, I have the factory repair manual and...

    Hi Erik,

    I have the factory repair manual and the factory book for repairing convertible tops. I've ordered a top installation manual from the "ConvertibleTopGuys.com". If you have anything else...
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    My roof was getting a bit rough and would need to...

    My roof was getting a bit rough and would need to be replaced in a summer or two. I have a replacement roof I purchased a couple of years ago in a fit of optimism. I am considering tackling the...
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    Summer is over

    My convertible roof has been a bit wobbly and could use some adjustment but it worked well enough until yesterday. :bawl: As the roof was lowering I heard the horrible crunch of the rear window...
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    The left mirror is common, the right mirror is...

    The left mirror is common, the right mirror is very rare. If I remember correctly the mounting system changed in '73 so look for mirrors for a full size Buick preferably '71 or '72.
  16. I dug through my pile and didn't find a useable...

    I dug through my pile and didn't find a useable roller. I have an impressive collection of broken ones. You might wonder why I keep the broken ones. The answer is they are car parts, and parts...
  17. Hi Martin, I had to replace that roller in my...

    Hi Martin,

    I had to replace that roller in my car as well. I lived with it until I upgraded to power windows that had good rollers. I'm not recommending that solution. I do remember sanding the...
  18. It would be great if you took lots of pictures...

    It would be great if you took lots of pictures and shared what you learned about replacing bushings and dealing with sharp edges.

    Thanks,
    John
  19. Check eBay for the bushings. I talked with a guy...

    Check eBay for the bushings. I talked with a guy who had a shop install the bushings. He said the main pivot bolts could probably be replaced with the roof still on the car but the other bushings...
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    Hi Tuufly215, Centurions don't have vents in...

    Hi Tuufly215,

    Centurions don't have vents in the hood. It's one of the differences between a Centurion and a LeSabre. If you're restoring the car you should find a body shop that will fill in...
  21. I don't think anyone is reproducing these. ...

    I don't think anyone is reproducing these. You're best bet is salvage yards in dry climates like Arizona. These weren't particularly popular cars so it might take some time to find a good set and...
  22. There are bulbs near the gauge (not the ones for...

    There are bulbs near the gauge (not the ones for the indicator lights). If the bulbs near the gauge are working you can read the fuel level fine. It's a bit dim, but all of the dash lighting is...
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    I can't tell you the number of times I wish I had...

    I can't tell you the number of times I wish I had stepped away when a repair was frustrating me, well done.

    There is a large nut behind the face plate. The faceplate is the large piece with the...
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    First let me say I don't have a definite answer. ...

    First let me say I don't have a definite answer. My recommendation is to find a shop that knows rear axles in full size GM cars and send them your pictures.

    The rear axles on our cars are a...
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    That's got some things that make you go hmmmmm. ...

    That's got some things that make you go hmmmmm. 455 badges were only used in 1973. Stage1 badges were never used. The interior looks clean but I don't think that's a stock color. I think the...
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