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    Des Moines , Iowa
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    Buick Riviera 1963-1973

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  1. That is good to know - think I will just leave them alone . The previous owner must have put them on at some point to "dress it up" . Thanks for all the help. KReed ROA 14549
  2. I have a 1969 Riviera GS that I bought several years ago from the original owner in Montana where it had lived its entire life . It's a great car with 45K miles but something which has always bugged me is that it came with chrome valve covers . I have searched the options lists for that year and can't it find any mention of that being an option and all the pictures that I have seen (while limited ) do not show any with chrome valve covers so... I am interested to know if that was ever an option . If not, I am considering painting them together original red which brings up another subject - how good does chrome take paint - ?..rough it up with sand paper, prime and paint ?..... Help would be greatly appreciated KReed ROA. 14549
  3. Can you say "scam......" 😛 😛 KReed ROA 14549
  4. I have an extra Carter AFB. 3645 S AM 3 which is the slave (secondary) for the dual quad set up for 64 -65 Riviera . I needed a primary for a KX engine I am rebuilding and in order to find one , I had to buy a compete dual quad set up including the manifold to get a good primary so... I have the extra very nice slave and a dual quad manifold for sale if anybody needs them . I am enclosing pictures of the unrestored one for sale as well as the two I had restored by Sparky in Milwaukee. He looked at both of the slaves and said they were in equally good condition so just picked one to restore as I didn't need two. He does an excellent job as you can see in the first picture of both carbs . I am offering this first to ROA folks for a couple of weeks and if no one needs the carb or the manifold ( casting B357106L ) , I will list them on eBay . If anyone is interested in the dual manifold, let me know and I will provide more pictures . As I discovered both of these items are becoming very difficult to find . The carb is $450 and the manifold is $650 . Shipping is separate and will be calculated exactly to your location . KReed ROA 14549
  5. I have just removed my valves covers on my 66 to repaint and wondering what the consensus is on two things as I replace my gaskets : 1. Is any type of sealant recommended for cork gaskets and if so where do you put it ? Between cork and cover ? 2. Should bolts be torqued ? If so , how much . Understand that they can be easily over torqued on cork gaskets Sorry for these elementary questions but internet is confusing and I trust the guys on our forum much more . Thanks KReed ROA 14549
  6. Hi Mike - how did you make out ? Any damage ? KReed 14549
  7. Who is a good source for a harmonic balancer for a stock 425 nailhead? Thanks KReed ROA 14549
  8. Sorry to hear that story both there sake and yours - plating I guess is dangerous business. Boy, you are right about the fact that we are NEVER done with these cars . My OCD has cost me lots of money over the years doing things to my cars that no one will EVER see except I know it's there ! I envy guys who roll with little imperfections that at the end of the don't mean doodly squat . Put up some pics when you can . KReed ROA 14549
  9. Wishing all my friends on the East coast a safe and UNEXCITING next few days . Buckle up! KReed ROA 14549
  10. Had the 66 out this weekend at the Des Moines Concourse de'Elagance which has been held for the past 50 years . It's an invitation only show that had 170 cars representing 10 different classes . We were accepted in the "space age collectibles" . Didn't win our class - was beat out by a fabulous 1962 Plymouth Fury convertible which clearly was the best car . Beautiful weather for a change and huge crowds . We were the only Riviera in the show . Lots of questions and compliments . Everyone loved the flip down headlights , especially the kids !
  11. Not sure of that but there is a "sticky" spot on the top of the lid where it looks like a decal once lived KReed ROA 14549
  12. The air cleaner is NOT chrome - black all the way and missing the original decal . I Will probably see him this weekend at a local show and plan to get more pictures , particularly of the trunk which I have never seen . KReed ROA 14549
  13. Yes I took the pictures last week at the only show he has been able to attend since breaking his hip a couple months ago . Agree the wide whites and mud flaps would be the first to go if it were mine but as Pat says it's all about personal taste. Here are a couple more pics . Justifiably so, he is very proud of this car ( "those wide whites cost me $200 each!" 😀) . He is a delightful guy and I think would love to see his car go to some one who would appreciate it as much as he has and might come off the price a little but I have no dog in this hunt and am just trying to help him out .
  14. Here are some pics of the 68 described above
  15. I was contacted last week by a wonderful 95 year old gentleman who is thinking about selling his 1968 Riviera which he brought brand new here in Des Moines. The car is completely original and looks like it came out of a time capsule . The car is olive gold metallic (code S2 ) with a light beige vinyl top and buckskin interior ( code 683) . It has 36,000 miles . The paint is 6-7/10 and looks like it's 50 years old but the car was always garaged and never driven in the rain according to him . I think it would buff out pretty nice though . The vinyl top looks very good and I see No rust at all in the usual suspect places . The engine compartment is totally original and has had no rattle can touch up but could use some detailing .. AC works according to owner . He proudly put wide white walls on it recently ( and mud flaps !👍 could easily be removed ) . He feels he is getting to old to drive and doesn't want his daughter to be burdened with it when he passes as she has no interest in it at all . As many of you know, I have been looking for a 68 GS with buckets so this car is not of major interest to me ( although I must say it is tempting given its one owner , low mileage originality) . This car is the real deal for the right person. He is asking $27,500 but suspect there may a little wiggle room particularly after the car season is over this Fall . If anyone is interested , let me know and I will get you hooked up with them . Kreed ROA 14549