1957 Buick Roadmaster - Jay Leno's Garage
The boulevard ride - pure Dynaflow
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1957 Buick Roadmaster - Jay Leno's Garage
1995 Buick Riviera Transmission swap pt. 1
Swapping the tranny in the Riv I just bought. The subframe is a 1 piece
deal so I am going to pull the engine out of the top, instead of dropping
it like I normally would. I also have to change a few things, water
pump, and put a new rattler coupler in the blower.
How To Install an HID Headlight Kit -EricTheCarGuy
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Please watch the Re: video before commenting:
I really enjoyed making this video and I LOVE driving my Element at night
now. This video is a step by step process of how to install one of these
kits. I've put in some what I hope are helpful hints along the way to make
the job easier for you. Here are the links mentioned in the video
including the one for the kit that I used. Remember be sure to check your
local laws concerning installing a kit like this before you commit just to
be sure you'd be in compliance.
8000K HID kit used in the video: http://www.motorfiend.com/8000K-HID-Kits/
Adjusting Headlights video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ3OZnzR1Zc
Automatic Center Punch:
Universal drill bit:
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HID Xenon Headlight Electrical Retrofit
HID Xenon Headlight Electrical Retrofit
Does triggering relays directly from headlight connector, harm the
The answer is yes. Activating relays is done by connecting voltage to a
coil, which in turn creates a magnetic field. When voltage is removed from
the relay, the energy that is stored in the coil collapses, and will send
current the other way, by increasing voltage to several hundred volts. A
small arc will be visible between the contact elements of the headlight
switch. Over time, the switch will only work intermittently, and will
eventually fail. That's why a serial diode is essential to protect the
Here's the current path to a properly connected H.I.D. retrofit electrical
The heart of most of the electrical work is at the H.I.D. relay. The relay,
the most common is a Bosch type, has 5 terminals, of which 4 are of
interest to you.
Terminals 84 and 85, sometimes labeled 85 and 86, is the relay coil.
Remember to install an in line diode between these two terminals. Most
newer relays have this diode internally. As we've said before, the diode
protects the headlight switch from damage due to arching.
Shown in this video, terminal 84 is connected to ground. You may connect
either of the relay coil terminals to ground. This is the activation
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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.
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.
1968 Buick Riviera
1968 Buick Riviera For Sale in Chicago, Illinois. This 68 Buick Riv with
1,800 miles since restoration and 110,214 actual miles. This 2nd Generation
E-Body Riviera has been in the owner's family since 1970. Options include
A/C,AM/FM Radio, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Power Steering, Tilt Wheel,
Traction Control, Seat Belts, Vinyl Leather, White Walls, Radial Tires, and
Rally Wheels. Restoration included; New Paint (Forrest Green, Original
Color), New Vinyl Top, New Windshield, Transmission Overhaul, New Tires,
New Front Shocks, Total Rebuilt 430 CID and Carburetor to original specs.
This 1968 Buick Riviera can be seen at www.gatewayclassiccars.com, and in
located in our Chicagoland Showroom, which can be reached at 708-444-4488.
Xenon-Vision Bi-Xenon HID Install
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. There is NO need to disable the Daytime Running Light (DRL) module if
you have the Bi-Xenon HID kit. The reason being that the DRLs will run off
the low beam and will not flicker as I initially thought. If you have the
non-Bi-Xenon (no HID hi-beam), then you WILL have to disable the DRLs (from
what I understand).
2. If you happened to have disable the DRLs, it is likely that your
interior dome light will not work, as was my experience. No idea why the
DRL module is connected to the dome light but I'm not a Toyota engineer.
3. There are two things that look like grounding wires in the kit ... they
actually are not. They are connected to the battery terminals. The wire
coming from the two fuses go to the POSITIVE terminal while the wire coming
off the control unit go to the NEGATIVE terminal. I unscrewed the nut that
helps tighten the clamp around the battery and then placed the wire in
between the clamp and the nut.
4. The clips only fit one way except for the one on the ballast. You will
see in the video how they should connect but the red wire should go to the
5. There is a metal bar in the front of the car with holes in it. Run the
wiring through that to ensure that the wires don't melt on the radiator or
get caught in the fan (that would be bad news!).
6. Lay your wires out to get a sense of how things connect together.
7. It is normal to have one of the original headlight wiring harness not
All in all, the install is very easy. I did it in about an hour and a half
but if I knew what I just wrote above, it probably would have taken 30
Hope this help anyone that is installing the Bi-Xenon kit in their Yaris!
If you have any questions, please quote this post and I will do my best to
answer them for you. Cheers
PS. This is a bit of a rough edit job ... I'm no Sony Vegas master ...
'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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