Today I arranged to have the Buick delivered to my brother Marty’s house where he agreed to help me get it running again…. or I guess I should say, I’ll hand him tools while HE gets it running! Anyway, my friend Korey who I bought the car from was kind enough to deliver it this afternoon. After making room in Marty’s shop, we rolled the ole’ girl in. After some quick inspections, he found the oil to look good enough for now. The gas tank didn’t smell too bad, so I don’ think there was much or any old gas left, which is a good thing. After adding 4 gallons of premium to the tank, cleaning out the fuel sediment bowl and priming the carb, it runs! At first it was pretty noisy, but once it got warmed up it was sounding better. The power windows all work, but the rear armrest switches are hit and miss. The power seat makes noise but it doesn’t move. The power top does not work, the motor appears to be seized, but the top cylinders look like they will be serviceable. Most of the lights work too, but the radio does not appear to be getting any power.
I`m glad to see that you`re doing such a great job on a 60 Buick! I grew up having a 60 Invicta 4-door hdtp as the family car, even used it at graduation. It was a few years old at the time, but a beautiful and powerful car. Wish my Dad would would have kept it, but in the early 70`s it was just a big used boat. These are definetly not appreciated as they should be! Just as good as a Cadillac!