JZRIV

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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. There is a white 66 GS MZ on ebay and I had seen pics many times of this car in past but was slowly going through the pics on this listing in detail and got a good laugh out of this pic. The accelerator pedal is upside down. Not that it changes the value much but this is a good example of a subtle red flag and how important it is to study details of all photos when considering purchase of any vehicle. If the hack that did this worked on other parts of the car, there will be surprises.....and not the good kind.
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    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    Isn't that 2 little kids playing on the street?
  3. I am curious what folks here that are familiar with this generation think the current market value is for this car. Its a really nice example and to me would think it would be comparable to a convertible in same condition??? Although a convertible would probably have a much larger buying pool. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Riviera/113284166506?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  4. Hey Steve, Aren't project cars supposed to awaken in winter?
  5. Date code deciphered above by psycho is correct. Here is pic of my 66 tag before resto. Slightly different arrangement of code but still has same info. March 22nd 66. my car was built 5th week of March 66. Not sure about the A but it could be a shift reference.
  6. That tag was sandwiched between the master cylinder and the booster usually under the left side mounting stud. 14 5 A is the date code
  7. JZRIV

    1972 Centurion Convertible

    Looked at the Centurion a little closer today. Sorry folks this is a parts car. TRUST ME. I'm not being overly critical Attached pic of Body Tag
  8. Oh yea in a big way. It starts now. Mice look for winter homes and like to build fluffy nests from seat cushions getting ready for their offspring. They can squeeze through very small openings. Besides chewing wires and vacuum hoses, I present to you Exhibit A below. 1967 Eldorado Evap box.
  9. Woohoo very nice rim blow steering wheel on the brownie. Cool option if it still works. Rather uncommon
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    GIRLS ON BUICKS IV

    I'm sure back then if you owned a Buick, that made a statement and was somewhat a prominent status symbol. I suppose personal use cameras were getting more popular too. If one could afford a Buick, they could afford a camera?
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    GIRLS ON BUICKS IV

    It sure must have been the thing for women to get pics taken by 50s Buicks. There seems to be a lot of them out there.
  12. Looking for one of these that hasn't been hacked, or is a rust bucket. Ideally an Explorer model (I know Explorers aren't very common) or a Ranger. Automatic transmission only.
  13. Personally I don't use stabil. I have a LOT of gas engine equipment, vehicles, etc and never have a problem during a years time. Debate for another day! Fill the tank about 1/2 full. Remember if you fill it full you will have a full tank of old gas you have to run out when you get back. TEST the coolant to be sure you are good for -30. Remove battery and store where warm. Do NOT start the car during storage. I wouldn't bother raising the suspension. Depending on how stable and/or slow/fast the temperature changes in the storage area can have more impact than anything. This is dependent how air tight the building is and if the doors get opened and closed often. For example the worst thing one can do is open the doors on a sudden warm day after say temps below freezing. Everything will get condensation bad. Rapid swings in temp are no good. A fan circulating air is always good if possible. As mentioned I'd spray oil in the cylinders though I would choose marine fogging oil. I would not use mothballs. That's a pesticide you will be breathing when you start driving the car. See no reason to leave windows cracked unless you will have a fan circulating air inside the garage. Light dust cover, bed sheet, etc over the car is sufficient. Make sure no animals/pets will be allowed in garage. Again depending on garage and how tight it is, some form of rodent control would be advisable. I know its not really storage related and something most don't want to deal with but it would be wise to flush the brake fluid by bleeding at every wheel. Any moisture currently in system can wreak havoc when sitting.
  14. Have more high res pics if interested. $120 plus shipping for ROA member. $150 plus shipping non-ROA member.