hmm i might just sell the carb then and use the money from that on the car then. yeah i'm going to be driving this wagon daily. i found 2 dealers that actually have brand new original hoses for my car but i think i'm going to try and use another hose before i go ordering a $30 hose. just dropped the new thermostat and thermostat gasket in it but waiting on radiator to fill before i start it up to see if i fixed the leaking issue and hopefully it will stop it from going through an entire gallon of water in less then 10 mins. i know this car will require work, i mean i bought it for $400. but at this point and time i just want it to run right so i can drive it daily. where can i find one of these Buick manuals you speak of?