Frequently Asked Questions
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FAQ's



Question:
Do you have a catalog you can send me?

Answer:
We only offer our catalog On-line. Please print any page you would like to keep for reference.

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Do you have parts that you do not list on your Website?

Answer:
We only carry items that are listed on our website. The best way to find your part is through the categories and their respective sub-categories. If you do not find your part please try searching our site using the Search field at the top of all pages. If you cannot find your part, you may contact us and ask about it; and if you still can not locate the part you need try our valuable links page for a list of suppliers and helpful resources.

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Do you have used parts?

Answer:
We are not a wrecking yard or a dismantler. As a valuable service to our customers we put a list of suppliers and helpful resources for parts we do not carry on our links page.

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Do you have chrome, stainless trim, sheet metal, body parts, bumpers, grilles or glass?

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We do not carry any of these items. As a valuable service to our customers we put a list of suppliers and helpful resources for parts we do not carry on our links page.

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Do you have door panels, dash pads, armrests and headlinings?

Answer:
We do not carry any of these items. As a valuable service to our customers we put a list of suppliers and helpful resources for parts we do not carry on our links page.

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Do you offer technical support and consultation regarding diagnosis, repair and installation of parts?

Answer:
We are very knowledgeable about our parts, but we are not mechanics or installers. Furthermore, liability prohibits this kind of advice. We urge you to check our Literature section of the Website for Shop Manuals, Chassis Service Manuals and Body Service Manuals.

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Question:
Can you tell me what my car is worth?

Answer:
Go to any good bookstore or magazine rack and pick up any of several old car price guides.

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How do I know what body type I have or what to call it?

Answer:
This information and much more is available on the Body Style chart.

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How many of my model Buick were produced, what was the standard or optional engine, interior, exterior and what are the identification codes?

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This information and much more will be found in the Buick Reference Manual.

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Question:
My 1965 Riviera headlamp system is not covered in the Chassis Service Manual. Can you help me?

Answer:
We have a reprint of the original 28-page Service Bulletins Manual. See our 65 Riviera Headlamp System Service Manual.

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Question:
The air cleaner on my engine says "Wildcat". Does that mean that my engine is from a Wildcat?

Answer:
Buick Motor Division used the word "Wildcat" on most of the engines from 1959 through 1967 and is a Buick Trademark.
The numbers included on the air cleaner are foot-pounds of torque, which was how Buick actually identified the engine.

Examples: "310 Wildcat" = 300-2bbl "445 Wildcat" = 401-4bbl "465 Wildcat" = 425-4bbl "Super Wildcat" = 425-2x4bbl

This information and much more will be found in the Chassis Service Manual.

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Question:
Why do they call the early design V-8 from 1953 thru 1966, such as a "322", "401" or "425", a NAILHEAD V-8?

Answer:
In the early 50's the racers and hot rod crowd nicknamed this engine the Nail-Valve V-8 because the first engines had a very small exhaust valve that reminded them of a framing nail. This term later became Nailhead, which is now commonly used.

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