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  1. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/britain-to-ban-sale-of-all-diesel-and-petrol-cars-and-vans-from-2040
  2. Tom, funny you should mention that, I had just changed the oil a few days prior to noticing the leak (it always dripped a small amount). It was noticeably faster just after I changed the oil.
  3. Thanks everyone. It's a 70, 455, 74k. Since the leak is not bad, rather than lifting the engine I'll live with it until at least I have the engine rebuilt. Not fiscally prudent to replace the seals if it's just a minor leak. The oil level never seems to go down anyway. Funny thing is, it only drips when it's on an incline. It doesn't drip when the car is running or not when it's on a level plane. Mitch
  4. Thanks. Any reason why I would be leaking motor oil out of the notch punched in the center (white box in picture)? It is definitely motor oil and not trans fluid. It does not leak when the car is on a level surface, only on an incline. I suspect the oil pan gasket is faulty causing oil to leak into the bell housing, then exiting through the hole. (this is not my car but a stock picture I found on the internet)
  5. Contrary to "There is no thing as a stupid question", here's one.....what is this? (in the circle). More stupid questions to follow once I find out. Thanks, Mitch
  6. http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/restoration/restoration-tips/putting_the_ticktock_back_in_your_old_car_clock
  7. That 66 is a great color combo. Wonder what the reserve is. Sloppy paint job in the engine compartment though.
  8. Ken, here is a great link that I used to rebuild my 6way. It was not hard at all. The toughest part is getting the seat out. Mitch http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t52070477/restoring-a-60s-vintage-gm-6-way-power-seat-unit/
  9. For you '69-'70 owners who most likely need to replace these, here they are. I believe this is the same gent that reproduces the switch plate ones for '68 in the Riview. Mitch http://www.ebay.com/itm/like-NOS-1969-1970-Buick-Riviera-complete-dash-set-applique-decal-/192195065926?fits=Year%3A1970|Make%3ABuick|Model%3ARiviera&hash=item2cbfb7f846:g:MzAAAOSwH09ZJCqg&vxp=mtr
  10. Seen this 1969 on Hemming's. Does anybody know if this is a factory interior? Was there a two-tone option? Cool nonetheless.
  11. I think it helps the seller a lot more than the buyer. Personally, I'd rather buy from a fellow member or collector who knows the real value rather than someone who inflates the price and see if anyone bites. Of course as they say, it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay. Mitch
  12. I was cleaning out some of my desk drawers at work and found a "Riview" from 1995. Remember these days? Completely restored, Sahara mist exterior/saddle interior, 500 mi. on newly rebuilt engine, new paint, new headlight motors, stripped to bare metal, restored deluxe interior, new rubber and trunk, wire wheels, loaded $8000. (this was Ray Knott's car). 1966 GS, all original, RF, bought from original owner, drive anywhere, always garaged, complete car, beautiful burgundy and black, $4500 1970, Immaculate, original, show winner, silver/black, A/C, pw, ps, AM/FM, 4 note. Always garaged, Must sell, $4800 1971, very desirable in stunning coppermist metallic, perfect white buckets/console, Max-Trac, auto air temp., cornering lights, cruise, tilt, pw, pl, ps, auto level, new tires, battery, practically flawless, $5950 I have to look back at my "Riview"s from 1985 now and have a good cry. The next time you bring home a "new" old Buick and your better half says "Another piece of junk" ? , well HaHa, the jokes on them. I bought my first Riv (1968) in 1984 from a used car lot for $900. I miss the old days
  13. Great story Seafoam. Beautiful car. It looked great before the conversion as well. Ed, the whole question comes down to how committed of a purest you are. Again, nothing wrong with clones, the ones on TV are top notch and done very well, but personally, I like them they way they came from the factory, but that's just me. I'll bet most judges at local shows wouldn't be checking numbers or build sheets if you decided to throw some GS badges and a chrome air filter cover on your '69 Riv.but didn't bother to add the other elements of a true GS.
  14. So I have been watching a lot of Mecum auctions lately that I had saved to the DVR. It's amazing the number of clones that come across the block. The majority seen to be stock late 60's Mustangs that have been turned into GT-350's as well as assorted Chevys, Pontiacs ,Mopars etc. that have new engines dropped in and SS or GTO badging added. (very few Buicks being sold and even less Rivieras). These cars are not misrepresented as being the real thing, just being called clones or replicas. Nothing wrong with that, it's your car and you can do with it as you like, but I pose the following hypothetical question for opinions sake: Say for instance, I restore a stock 1968 Pontiac LeMans back to original factory correct and my friend takes a similar LeMans, does GTO upgrades by adding a 400CI and factory GTO badging and whatever else was available in a GTO package, and does not try and pass it off as the real thing. Who's car would you rather have? Whose car in your opinion is worth more? Mitch