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    Live life daily by solid Christian values. Same ones our country was founded on but unfortunately are fading. Have a wonderful wife who likes Riviera's, loves to ride the 48 Indian Chief and do anything outdoors in the country where we live including riding her horse. No kids. I like American history and traveling by road trip in the USA whenever possible. Always attracted to anything with an engine especially pre-1970. First motorized machine I was the operator of was a Sears 3.5hp mini-bike at age 6. After that I was hooked, riding, repairing, buying and selling dirt bikes, then cars and was mostly self taught as no one else in the family was a car nut to guide me. Dad taught me to do the basics like tuneups, brakes, exhaust, etc on cars but being from near the depression era, he sees a car as a tool to get from point A to point B and no need to do anything other that what was necessary to keep it on the road. At age 17-19 I was full into the hobby and built a 4x4 Pinto. Dad sold me his rusted out 70 Bronco for the chassis and tolerated this project but know he felt it was a waste of money and time but probably figured at least I was at home and not out getting into trouble. No interest in todays stick and ball sports nor idolize movie stars (well, except for Clint Eastwood). Haven't played video games since Pacman in the early 80s! Didn't go to college but attended trade school during high school for Industrial Electricity which launched me into plastics manufacturing at age 17 in 1979. Except for 1 year as a heavy equipment operator after a plant closure, I've worked in all aspects of plastics manufacturing except sales.
    With Gods blessing I'll be able to retire around 65 and see more of the country by car.....and Indian with my wife.

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  1. JZRIV


    Fake News! 15x6
  2. Depends how much clearance there is between the hub and race. If the race slides in with no force needed but the clearance is not enough to allow it to move noticeably side to side you can use Loctite Retaining Compound 609. It will make up clearance of about .006" maybe a little more depending on conditions. It will permanently bond the race and it will not spin in the hub. I have used 609 in conditions where a last ditch desperation try was needed and never thought it would work but it has never failed me.
  3. Chris it sure does look nice. They are coming out of the woodwork lately. Ask wife if you can buy this one too!
  4. Shop manual states 3.91 locking diff in the Riv is PS code.
  5. Nice car. These low mile babies just keep showing up. While Buick got almost everything right on the 66-67 engineering, one thing they missed was reinforcing the lower edge of the front bumper so that when the heavy car was towed with the sling type apparatus of the day, the front bumper would not be damaged. Maybe they felt the cars would be so reliable they wouldn't need towed.
  6. Buy used lines from a parts vendor. Easy to find and not in demand and should be cheap. Send them to Classic Auto Air's Original Air division https://originalair.com/ and they will duplicate them. I doubt Original Air would have the specs to make you lines without sending an example but you could try asking. Never know Or if you don't care about them looking like originals, just take the car to a competent local A/C shop and they can get lines made up for you.
  7. First: Lamar you are a man of great character and integrity. You are doing a fantastic job here. Thank you for your service here on the forum and to our country. Lets take a step back, look at reality and try be positive. There is turmoil because it is perceived BCA has TOO MUCH MONEY in the bank and didn't provide a statement. This is NOT a bad problem to have. As I write this I am imagining my wife saying "honey I found we saved too much money in the bank, I am going to report you because you didn't tell me why we have so much. . Silly right? She would however have ideas on how "we" could spend the new found money. Anyone who has ever been on a BOD knows issues of severe personal differences consume a large amount of time that is better spent on value added tasks not to mention causes grief and mental stress to "volunteers". Sure sometimes its fully necessary. I have read meeting minutes to date and I fail to see the justification here for such drastic and potentially harmful action to the club. OK maybe there was a slow of lack of response, but again (TOO MUCH MONEY) I could see great concern if reserve funds were low and a statement wasn't being provided because our dues are higher and we have a lot of patron donations. Considering all the clubs an associations I've seen over the years that had crooks skimming members money and running them into the ground, this does not concern me in the least nor does it that a nonprofit car club might have made a small "perceived" profit. I think its great there is reserves and bottom line I am getting my $50/yr worth and would not expect a dues increase for a long time. When the day comes I don't think my dues are worth the value I get in return, I have freedom of choice and will cease to be a member. Simple as that. We have a BOD fairly elected by members and they have term limits. Lets trust the BOD will make a decision based on Bylaws and in the best interest of dues paying membership.
  8. I believe it is computer generated image. Not an actual build. But man, what a great creation.
  9. If you're going to go through all that work modifying, go all the way and build this.
  10. Sorry not on FB or I would like. Highboys were awesome when new and are still awesome today. I've owned 4 of them in my youth 75,76, and 2 77s. I find myself looking at listings and will probably end up with one at some point. Good Luck!
  11. Agree - Beautiful showcase Winston! Thanks for submitting
  12. Larry, Yes we have some pretty good ascents and descents around here. I stopped in yesterday evening at Ramada but you were out on the town or so said Art Moore. Little rainy starting today. May try to stop again Thursday but not sure if I can get out of work in time. A couple friends on Indian motorcycles are planning on stopping in as well one of which has a 1919 Buick.
  13. JZRIV

    Will the new wagon survive?

    Got no further in article than the opening statement: "With a starting price of just under $30,000, the TourX is supposed to be GM’s crack at stealing even a little bit of market share away from the Subaru Outback that pretty much dominates the rugged-lifted-wagon segment." Couldn't believe what I was reading. No way this car can come close to the Outback. There are many reasons why its sales are through the roof. Buyers of the TourX over an Outback will do so only because they prefer the Buick logo vs Subaru and. Maybe the TourX is a good car in its own right but expecting it to compete with the Outback is ludicrous. I have a 2017 Outback Touring 3.6R. It is phenomenal in so many ways. Forget the old Subaru stereotype. Its dead.