RoadShark

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  1. 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
  2. '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
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Welcome. There's nailhead info to be found here also: https://www.v8buick.com/index.php?forums/da-nailhead.9/
  7. Is that a steering wheel spinner on the shift handle?
  8. "Missed your birthday"! LOL. That's for sure...
  9. That's what I bought my Riv recently. This is the "good old days"...
  10. How Many Cars, How Many Buicks

    50 8 cars 1 Buick
  11. car fell on me last sunday

    I know you were referring to the 4-post lift, but I just have to throw 2 cents in on 2-post lifts - especially with the X-frame. I have a substantial Mohawk 2-post, but it grabs the frame near the centerline of the car. Even accounting for that, if I'm getting frisky under there, the nose is a little heavier and can start rocking. Two tons at 6 feet up is a lot of potential energy. I bought two of the tall vertical jack stands, and I think I'm going to buy two more. They're like motorcycle helmets - they seem expensive when you're buying them, but so cheap when you're really using them! Just to add: the brake lines don't look like that anymore!
  12. Man that looks good in black. You picked the right wheels too...
  13. Needs surf boards on the top! He does nice work and I like the look. Picking nits: the red lines are just a little too close to the wheels. It'd be perfect if the red lines were a slightly larger diameter. Somehow the white lines look different at the same size.
  14. Nice. I just like being on the scene too.
  15. That looks like some good fun. Was it just a show or were they running them down the track too?