NC68Riviera

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About NC68Riviera

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  • Birthday 02/10/1964

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  1. Miklós, If you haven't already, you should post some pics of your car in the "Post some pictures of your Riviera" section.
  2. Someone on one of the FB Buick groups asked the exact same question last night. Are you by chance selling someone some front wheel spindles/knuckles?
  3. +1 on Hagerty Insurance also. Their rates have gone up about 5% annually but my value on my vehicles has been increased annually also. They are still a good value in my opinion.
  4. The Group 10B 1972 Buick Illustrated parts manual ppgs 10-106 (69 9000 long console) or 1--108 (70 9000 long console) does not show any rubber baffle for the shifter built into the console. The floor attachment does not appear to be in this manual but may be covered in the 69 or 70 Fisher Body manual. Maybe someone with the 69 or 70 long console can talk about how the floor shifter hole is weather proofed.
  5. According to the 1972 Buick Illustrated Parts Manual, the 66, 67, 68, 69 & 70 Spindle (also called the Knuckle) are the same depending on whether they are drum or disc brake cars. Group 6.020 66-70 All B-C-E less Disc Brks. . 1232016 2 ea 66-70 All B-C-E (Disc Brks.) . . . . 1232017 2 ea
  6. We drove The Aqua Zephyr to the NC Cotton Festival Car Show in Dunn, NC this past weekend. We took home a "Best Original" class trophy, which was completely unexpected!
  7. We drove The Aqua Zephyr to the NC Cotton Festival Car Show in Dunn, NC this past weekend. We took home a "Best Original" class trophy, which was completely unexpected!
  8. The last 8 characters of the VIN is stamped on the engine block on the left (driver) side between the front and second exhaust manifold ports. Below is my engine block with VIN# stamp (8H941116 The "8" looks like a "3" but it isn't). Next to the dip stick will be the code stamp for the specific engine. My engine code stamp (PD= 1968 Buick 430)
  9. The 1969 Buick Prestige car brochure shows the new Riviera's with both a triple stripe whitewall tires and a smaller single strip whitewall tires. See screen captures below. Click on pictures to see larger versions. The 1968 Riviera brochure also showed that years Riviera's with triple stripe whitewalls.
  10. I have opted to put Diamondback Auburn Premium Cadillac-style triple stripe whitewalls in 235/75-15 on my 68. Picture of the tire from the DB website. I ordered 4 tires today for about ~$1200 shipped. They say it's a two week turn around for my order.
  11. I just ordered a set of 4 of these triple whitewall tires from Diamondback Tires. 235/75-15 Auburn Premium tires. ~$1200 with shipping to my home in NC. I sea-sawed between these and the red stripe tires for a long time until I saw this posting. I am convinced these are the tires for The Aqua Zephyr!
  12. Congrats on the new acquisition. Post some pictures of your new "baby"!
  13. That's a great price for BFG's! Great looking Riv. Hopefully the shop did not do any damage to your car.