64 buick electra

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by bigmatt123, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. bigmatt123

    bigmatt123 Member

    It's been years since I've been on here but I'm back. Here's my 64 electra. Not sure if it was factory but it does have a nice limited slip diff rear end.
     

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  2. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back! My 64 Electra had a limited slip in it too. Factory installed.
     
  3. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    My Electra has it as well; - cost me a pretty penny to get rebuilt, but well worth it!
     
  4. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    I upgraded to a 3.23:1 , nice indeed.
     

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  5. bigmatt123

    bigmatt123 Member

    That's awesome. What a cheap upgrade.
     
  6. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Too bad that neither Buick nor any other manufacturer will sell you a car that attractive and well built for $36k today.
    Patrick
     
  7. bigmatt123

    bigmatt123 Member

    Quick question for you guys with a 64 electra. Does your oil light come on when you turn the key to acc before you start it?
     
  8. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    Why do you turn it to Acc. before you turn the key??? OR do you mean something else???

    Tom T.
     
  9. bigmatt123

    bigmatt123 Member

    Thanks yall. I get the amp and cold light but no oil light. Will be checking sensor this week.
     
  10. bigmatt123

    bigmatt123 Member

    Thanks will do
     
  11. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Disconnecting the light bulb or the sensor was a popular thing to do in northern climates when the cars were just used cars; - try and start one of these cars unplugged at -40 F. They'll start, but since it's pulling oil (at -40, it's more like butter than fluid oil), from the sump in the back of the motor and the pump is in the front, it had this alarming tendency to heat up the pump gears quicker than the housing, and since they are dissimilar metals, it would tear the clearances out of the oil pump, which meant the idiot light would come on in summer heat at idle. Can't have that when trying to sell it, so a lot got disconnected and never hooked up again.
     
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  12. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    Well the simple answer might be a dead bulb?
     

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