The other things I thought of is that big accumulator cap (round dome) that is sealed with an o ring that is easy to pinch during assembly. Also check the adapter fittings that the cooling lines hook to, they are above the dipstick and can look like a dipstick leak.
Okay, so we took her out for a good drive today, even ventured on to the freeway. Drives like a new car, I'm beginning to like her so much, maybe I won't give her away ?????
Anyway here is a problem I can use your help with... When you step on the brake, the fuel gauge goes to over full, and when you turn on the lights, it goes to past empty ??? I know that both are caused by the change in resistance to the fuel gauge, but what would be tied together in those two circuit ??? Got me scratching my head, and I don't have much hair left to scratch on !!!
when grandson was cleaning rust in trunk floor , did he accidentally disconnect any wiring or as mentioned by jim a ground , or a plug connector that has some corrosion in trunk area, you mentioned it was full of water, might be your problem
Well, the time has finally come to say good bye to the Buick... It has been a good project and I sure enjoyed working with my Grandson, but all good things must be completed, so last night we waved good bye to the car...
Here is a tribute to the project...
And I'm left with this !!!!
Now Ms Bela can move back in. Well after some good cleaning up !
Thanks to everyone here for all the contributions that made this project possible, Chase and I really appreciate everything...
Still have the electrical problem with the dash (one side) and the brake travel. Like I said, there are a few things to sort out yet, but she is driveable. The trans shifting problem ended up being a vacuum issue at the modulator. Replaced the metal line with a temp vacuum hose and everything is good. Shifts better than my Pontiac !