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I am not sure of that. But here are a couple of sites that may help.

http://www.tciauto.com/tc/speedometer-gear-calculator/

http://www.drivetrain.com/parts_catalog/ring_and_pinions/what_gear_ratio_do_i_have_in_my_gm_or_chevrolet.html

https://www.hotrodhotline.com/calibrating-speedometer

http://www.tciauto.com/tc/transmission-accessories/speedometer-gearshtml/

 

Also ebay has a 40, 41 and a 42 tooth speedo gear for the ST400 trans for sale now. Only $39.99 each. What gear do you have now ?

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1 minute ago, JZRIV said:

Check out the hood on this 95.

 

V8 power?  I wonder if anyone has ever tried stuffing a G8 or Northstar drivetrain into one of these...

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29 minutes ago, JZRIV said:

Check out the hood on this 95.

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/5990945520.html

 

Actually, not a bad price, and a good-looking Riv. Not overdone and low miles.

 

Even though I have NO need, if that was closer, I might just have went to take a look. 

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58 minutes ago, EmTee said:

 

V8 power?  I wonder if anyone has ever tried stuffing a G8 or Northstar drivetrain into one of these...

 

Yes, GM did it several years ago. It was in their collection for a while, sold at auction, and now owned by an ROA member. You can see the story in Vol 32, No. 3, Pg 20-21.

 

Meant to add a picture of it, you can't really see the engine, but it's a Northstar in it.

 

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                A supercharged 3.8 would run circles around that Northstar V8 in a drag race. I have a 2000 Pontiac GTP

that would blow the doors off any Caddy with that engine.

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2 hours ago, Rivman said:

Actually, not a bad price, and a good-looking Riv. Not overdone and low miles.

Even though I have NO need, if that was closer, I might just have went to take a look. 

I thought it was a real nice car too especially for this area. Appears that someone took great care of it. Put some chromies on it and it would look very attractive.

C'mon Randall you can squeeze another one in the herd. Its only an hour from me, I'll go look at it for you.

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7 minutes ago, JZRIV said:

I thought it was a real nice car too especially for this area. Appears that someone took great care of it. Put some chromies on it and it would look very attractive.

C'mon Randall you can squeeze another one in the herd. Its only an hour from me, I'll go look at it for you.

With it so close, you could go take a look at it for YOU!

 

Just be sure to look at the sub-frames on both ends, they are prone to rot in the rust belt areas.

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On 2/25/2017 at 8:21 AM, PWB said:

Real nice '66 with shorty consolette:

 

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/5998538081.html

 

 

 

Wow, nice car. Love the jade green interior in `66. This interior is screaming for a wood grain wheel although the original looks to be in nice shape. Who can tell me what the switch on the lower left hand dash is for? Seems to me I remember this car on Ebay a couple of years ago? Belongs to an ROA member? Nice car and very fairly priced ...

  Tom

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9 hours ago, 1965rivgs said:

Wow, nice car. Love the jade green interior in `66. This interior is screaming for a wood grain wheel although the original looks to be in nice shape. Who can tell me what the switch on the lower left hand dash is for? Seems to me I remember this car on Ebay a couple of years ago? Belongs to an ROA member? Nice car and very fairly priced ...

  Tom

I see it has a guidematic eye on the front cowl. Not too familiar with them but usually 66 should be mounted on the dash pad and a different style sensor. That looks like a 67 Guidematic eye and maybe that's the switch for it.

 

I just found this pic. look at switch. Sorta looks like it huh? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Buick-Electra-225-Riviera-Skylark-GS-OEM-Delco-Guide-Matic-Headlight-Dimmer-/141818463554

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3 hours ago, JZRIV said:

I see it has a guidematic eye on the front cowl. Not too familiar with them but usually 66 should be mounted on the dash pad and a different style sensor. That looks like a 67 Guidematic eye and maybe that's the switch for it.

 

I just found this pic. look at switch. Sorta looks like it huh? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Buick-Electra-225-Riviera-Skylark-GS-OEM-Delco-Guide-Matic-Headlight-Dimmer-/141818463554

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Correct!!! That is a `67 Guidematic retrofitted to this `66. Guidematic is an option very rarely seen on a `66. Dealer installed only

  Tom

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Hi All,

 

I bought the '66 Riviera in post #185 about 6 years ago on eBay and sold it in early 2016.

 

Jason's post #187 and Tom's post #189 are correct. I rarely drove the car at night but the Guidematic

worked, although I was more comfortable using the dimmer switch on the floor.

 

For those ROA members, the car was featured in the Riview  - Jan/Feb 2014.

 

Rich

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Rich,

Oh yes that stunning photo taken of car along the coast on the 17 mile Drive in Monterey! Perfect colors for that setting. That was Volume 30 #1 for ROA members who want to look it up on the website in past Riviews. Thanks for the update!

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Called on that 68. No engine or trans or suspension maintenance done. AC and wipers needs repair. Front bumper looks tweeked a bit. Clean and straight bench seat column shift model. 

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On 2/26/2017 at 5:55 PM, JZRIV said:

I see it has a guidematic eye on the front cowl. Not too familiar with them but usually 66 should be mounted on the dash pad and a different style sensor. That looks like a 67 Guidematic eye and maybe that's the switch for it.

 

I just found this pic. look at switch. Sorta looks like it huh? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Buick-Electra-225-Riviera-Skylark-GS-OEM-Delco-Guide-Matic-Headlight-Dimmer-/141818463554

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Didnt review the exterior pics after posting my "quiz" question or before Jason`s post but just did...the tech at the dealer must not have been paying attention as I believe the installation instructions call for the sensor to be mounted on the driver`s side cowl panel, not in the middle as this car displays. Nice car....

  Tom

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2 hours ago, 1965rivgs said:

Didnt review the exterior pics after posting my "quiz" question or before Jason`s post but just did...the tech at the dealer must not have been paying attention as I believe the installation instructions call for the sensor to be mounted on the driver`s side cowl panel, not in the middle as this car displays. Nice car....

  Tom

Sure looks like a '67 knob style. Where does the knob install?  Cool trick but not very aesthetic. War of the Worlds B)

 

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