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About RivRider

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  • Birthday 01/06/1955

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  1. What a gorgeous ride,glad to see you got pictures before you blew the dust off.The last one I got like that,I was able to drive so I washed the windshield so I could see where I was going and there happened to be a show that weekend,drove in and had more attention than the shiney ones.It was a '65 Riviera that I'll be posting pictures of soon.
  2. So do I and I am always nice to my customers,deal with the public,grin a bare it.
  3. I live in PA and they use exempt on cars after a certain age with 5 digit speedometers,it pisses me off also,but if you ask when changing titles,most places will put in mileage,most people don't catch that and if you don't ask,they do it automatically.The old gal whom I got my Hudsons from didn't catch it and they say exempt now too,very irritating for us car fanatics ! Almost as bad as the young girl who did the work and didn't think there where enough numbers in the VIN,I had to explain that back then there weren't as many cars !
  4. One thing people forget is the rear end,well worth changing.Just a suggestion,I use Lucas products in every fluid in the car,especially with cars not driven regularly,keeps gaskets and seals from drying.When I bought my Riviera 25 years ago,she had a whine in the rear,used the Lucas oil stabilizer in the rear,suggested on the bottle, and has not made a noise since.Rear main seal was dripping and that also stopped.I have a pair of Hudsons that have stopped any oil leaks also,Lucas in everything I own. One of the most unusual parts of that '60 is the speedometer,how many people realize is is embedded in the top of the dash,upside down and backward and you are looking at a mirror to read with an adjustment on the side for you're height behind wheel !
  5. I just started looking on line yesterday
  6. Very nice ride,I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that doesn't mind an extra set of doors ! So many people don't even give a 4-dr. a second look.Makes me even more antsy to get working on mine, a '60 LeSabre. How many miles on yours? Mine has been named "Elvira",all black and looks like she should be driving.
  7. I'm looking for rebuild kit for '60 364 and not having much luck,finding 401 but no 364.Next question is are they interchangeable and could it be turned into a 401? I don't know engine work much and just looking for info.I plan on getting started on my '60 LeSabre that has been in a garage since '78.When I bought the car the motor was stuck,so I filled the engine with Marvel Mystery Oil,like I did with my '68 and saved that one,but unsure of this one,haven't tried to see if it freed up yet,it has been soaking for 9 years now.She only has 49,000 miles so wasn't to worn when parked and I have my finger crossed.I just have the feeling this one won't have the same results,so I'm trying to get ready for a rebuild.I have saved two other engines by doing this,a '54 Nash Statesman with 36,000 parked for 19 years and a '63 Skylark with 40,000 miles,aluminum 215,parked for 22 years,and drove both afterwords with no problems. Any guidance in this quest appreciated,Thanks,Dan. P.S.,I have obtained a 4-barrel intake to use,would this be helpful on this car? It has the better turbine trans.Keep watch of "Me and my Buick" will be posting pictures soon.
  8. I forgot another unbelievable fact about both these cars that make most people squirm,I payed $1500 for the '68 LeSabre with the stuck engine and the son-in-law wanted the Cady out of his garage and paid $999 for that one !
  9. For those who noticed the '77 Coupe DeVille in the pictures,wish I had that one back too,bought the same year from original owner with 31,000 miles,and also parked in '86,last hoorah for Cady with 425 4-barrel,crushed velvet full bucket seats and console.I never thought that anything built in '77 would do anything for me until I drove that car.Can't keep 'em all ! Wait till I post the pictures of my '60 LeSabre survivor off the road since '78,coming soon.
  10. Looks like I better go looking as it is only dis-colored.
  11. What do you use to do this?
  12. This car is so close to perfect it's unbelievable,the only reason she ever left to begin with is that my auto parts store that I ran for 15 years got bought out by "corporate america" company and I couldn't put up with they're bullshit and left then realized who the hell wants to hire a 56 year old. Didn't want to loose my house and got close to the bottom of the bank account so had to let her go.The one thing I would like to replace when she comes home is the carpet,which is faded.Anyone know of a good place to get replacement? People always say "but it's got too many doors!" in this case who cares!When I was driving her,one night we put 8 people (we where all small people) in her and went to dinner,laughing about it the whole way.
  13. I found one,thanks Jolly John
  14. I just heard from "Helens" current owner and she will be coming back home this fall,she is up to 17,311 miles !!
  15. I thought the same thing,when she comes home,she's getting a new name with front plate to match,her new name is now "Helen". Ms Foley passed away in 2002 at 90,interesting article about her,google "Helen Foley Binghamton school teacher".Another weird fact,I met her in 1973 when I worked at Botnick Chevrolet in Binghamton when she brought her '56 Belair with 23,000 miles on it in for service, and never saw her again.A friend of mine now owns that car and only has 27,000 miles today.