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About lrlforfun

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  1. OK Riviera People: Good seller, NO RESERVE, excellent presentation. Go up there and and check it out. Ask questions....that's how it's done! Mitch
  2. OK Ed: I got a slug of 600 and Flitz. I'm gonna try your suggestion. They certainly are hen's teeth not busted up around the outer edge. Mitch
  3. OK Riviera People: How does one get the turbines to sparkle like on this blue car? Next, remember that the spinner from the 65 Riv poverty spinner cap is identical to the turbine spinner (tri-shield and R aside). Mitch
  4. OK Riviera People: Several things I really like about this car. 1. It's a 64 Riviera. 2. The color is sensational. 3. The quality of the build is also sensational. What I don't like??? 1. The LS swap. Hey man, it's not a Chev. The original engine and trans built correctly will perform more than adequately. 2. The customizing is basically futal because if the quality of build that went into this car was directed in the direction of stock it would have really come off better. (just me now) Mitch
  5. OK BluRiv: I'm with Mike S. on this one. 225 70 15 is perfect. I recently purchased a set of Venesian Classics whitewalls for $325 on line. I mounted them and Costco balanced all; 4 of them for $22. I also was able to scrounge up a set of 6" 65-70 Buick steel rims. A half inch wider rim and a wee bit wider tire gives me a wee bit lower with a wee bit more tread on the ground. I hope this works better. Mitch
  6. OK Bob: That wheel cover is toast. They are mated with a big press and to restore this wheel cover is a big a fool's errand as one could imagine. Parts for one with a good base. I know because I have dismantled and put together several hundred...if not more. If you want to put it on a dead car just to tidy it up try JB Weld. Mitch
  7. OK Buick People: So by changing the terminology, it would also send a signal that the old car community is looking after itself. Change can be good. In this case, very good. How many more reasons do I need to give? LET'S DO IT! Mitch
  8. OK: Ed. How about UOS? Simple enough. Ship. It needs clarification. Who knows how this inaccurate phrase came about? Matt H. Unused would simplify the confusion. AND....a similar deal in which consumers are given another ride to where they really don't know where they're going is "Salvage Title". When a title is branded by most states it doesn't say why. It just says flag. This really doesn't help the consumer that much. Maybe it's better than nuthin' but all in all it's way too vague. Mitch
  9. OK Lamarr: Here is my request. I'm hopin' you can fill it. The request? Please have people quit using the term "New Old Stock" on this forum. Here's my reasoning...... 1. If it's ain't new. It's only new if it was recently manufactured. 2. People have unreasonable expectations. So many think they are getting a product in the same condition as if they were to purchase it from a store during a time when the product was indeed recently manufactured. Not necessarily true. 3. Father time has done his magic on me, the next guy and the Universe. A bunch of old parts un-used can be anything but perfect. Chrome sittin' on the shelf can be pitted. Soft parts can get brittle and of course, oxidation never sleeps. 4. Safety. How'd you like to rebuild a carb with an un-used old kit and it leak and the car catch fire? How 'bout un-used brake parts that fail due to the fact the components deteriorated from sitting? It can easily happen! I'm sure the folks reading this paragraph can add to the list. 5. Industry standards have adopted the term New Old Stock. I suggest it is misleading and our hobby has made a big mistake in adapting it's usage. My suggestion is to make a rule ON THIS FORUM that if a person wants to sell a product that is un-used they call it "UN-USED old stock. They can also describe it's condition to their prospect. 6. This forum carries a lotta pull and I believe that if you pull the trigger on the re-naming other forums will consider might just follow suit. Thanks for your consideration, Mitch
  10. OK Bob: A theory that what you want to hear is that there is a real short cut. I wish because I have ooodlez of cars with rust holes. The short cut. There is none. Total disassembly of the trim. Media blast to bare metal. Cut the ca-ca out and replace it with non rusted metal that sometimes can be purchased new or used...or....fabricate what's necessary. Very involved. I have found that the shops that do this kind of work think they have everybody by the short hairs and unless you are willing to write a blank check paying by an hourly time/materials quote....... good luck! Perhaps with a new administration that gives vocational training the respect it deserves, more young people will be learning this skill and then it will get reasonable. I can only hope. Mitch
  11. OK David: I have tons of them. I do not ship. Oh, and what's your location? I'm In Castro Valley, CA. Mitch
  12. OK Beast: Location? I have dozens of Nailhead blocks, cores, etc. Mitch
  13. OK Ms. Lauren: You ditched so many cars to the front of the line. 1. A 600 mile drive home says a LOT about an old car. 2. It's a custom interior with a/c and power vents. Nicely equipped....and BTW, like the auction announcers commonly say....nicely bought! Mitch
  14. OK Riviera People: A correct term is "Unused Old Stock" New? No...and we know that 50 years old ain't new. What else is so important about this totally incorrect terminology? 1. It may have been on the shelf for 50 years and it could be pitted, scratched or damaged. 2. If it is a soft part like fuel or brake related the part might be dead from sitting. That's a flat-out SAFETY issue. Even bolts of fabric can be no good from sitting for so long. That's not a safety issue unless gettin' a spring in the wrong place is worth discussing. 3. There are hidden expectations that one is buying the same product they would have if they were to go and purchase the product new from a seller today. So, there you have it. UN-USED OLD STOCK. Mitch
  15. OK Riviera People: I played a game in my head while working out. This game really took the sting out of some tough exercising. I'd take one of my cars...or a car i knew of and would imagine Just 3 or fewer added options. I could add to give any particular car the extra something I'd like to see. BTW, with First-Gen Rivz....Full tint, a/c and power windows is almost everything. Example: A stock 64 Riv. Beige/saddle Custom, power windows, a/c. What 3 options would i add? In this case nothing. Example: A stock 65 Riv White/blue, Standard, no power windows, a/c. I'd just add power windows. Example: A 60 Le Sabre 4 door post silver, Power steering, automatic, music-n-heat. I'd add Full tint, a/c, power brakes Get the jist? Mitch