RoadShark

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  1. At the bottom of this thread you can see what I did. I used the cheap NAPA mounts. They were close, and workable, but definitely not like original. https://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/1967-riviera-motor-mounts.326776/#post-2735663 Some people send out for revulcanization of their originals, but it's pricey.
  2. This should rustle some jimmies.... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5955209/Incredible-pictures-Lowriding-culture-embraced-world.html
  3. I gotta say - someone must have done a lot of work and that came out very nice.
  4. I ordered up the Classic Tube set for my '67. First off - the stainless is not very forgiving. The pre-bent lines are good, but not perfect. Whereas steel or NiCopp will give a little to get that last move into the fitting, the stainless feels like you are nearing that "kink it" point much sooner. The long line is a real pain. It comes folded over once in the box so you have to try to figure out the proper un-bending to make it correct. I'm using a lift and it's still a pain threading the line through the X-frame and getting it oriented right. Might be easier on a frame-off. If I was going to do it again, I'd do NiCopp. Perhaps Classic Tube will offer pre-bent NiCopp someday.
  5. RoadShark

    Do you do your own work?

    I've done everything on a complete frame-off in the past. I'll likely do everything except upholstery and body work on this one. Time is the big issue...
  6. I had my 430 out to replace the manifolds. The oil pan bolts were amazingly loose. It might help some...
  7. A commitment to the marque. Tough to drive a Ford after that tat...
  8. Definitely shows a commitment...
  9. RoadShark

    Header question

    Sorry - I can't help you on the '63. I have TA headers on my '67. I don't think they had that same note. They're really nicely constructed, but mine interfered with the steering box (inside the frame) and I had to heat them and dent them to clear. Other 2nd gen Riv owners told me they had a similar experience. If you don't get an answer here, I've gotten some good performance-type information at V8buick.com
  10. '67 with a "custom" paint job... https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/1967-buick-riviera/6284048068.html Nice looking '72 for 12k: https://vermont.craigslist.org/cto/d/1972-buick-rivera/6286962941.html '63 that needs more than a little attention: https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/1963-buick-riviera-with-401/6301995332.html
  11. EmTee - It was a pleasure meeting you on Saturday. I'm glad I got to see your '67. I'm a little bummed that I couldn't be there on Sunday too. Work really cramps my style. Oh well, a September motorcycle ride across New England was fun, but I was hoping to have the shark ready for the trip. I got the frame welded and the headers in, but there was still too much buttoning-up to do. Next time. PS - remind me about those control arms...
  12. Hopefully some others will chime in. There's a variety of opinions on this. Try searching on shocks or springs, because I think there's already some threads on this.
  13. I put these Bilsteins in my '67. If you like it a little sportier, you'll like these. '71 part numbers OPG stocked mine, along with some other places. I'd search on the part numbers. I ordered up the AC Delco heavy duty springs for my car. Rock Auto has all the spring specifications (wire diameter, number of coils, etc) and I found this helpful when making comparisons.