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  1. I'll be cruising Wed and Thurs, maaaybe Fri. But if I go Sat I'll be parked, I left LA because I like to avoid 20 mile traffic jams..! It would definitely be cool to see more Rivs on Woodward...
  2. As Jim says, ground.. Most electrical gremlins on these cars are bad grounds. In fact, I always make sure there is a clear ground before I do anything else...
  3. 65 Purple, glad I could help. Your gonna love the remote trunk, I never use my keys anymore except of course the ignition.. Thanx GM, I'm really digging your new toy..! Hey Scott, the kit was from Tony in Australia... I got it back when the ROA was just a series of emails ( a while ago , remember that? ). Not sure if he's still putting them together, and to be honest I'm a little foggy on the details.. I just remember the rotors and calipers are from the Holden designed GTO and it was bolt on (nice kit).. In case anyone missed it... 1965 Buick Riviera - Rod & Custom Magazine
  4. 65Purple, I'm out of town at the moment but I have this pic of how I attached the solenoid, I hope this helps. This is the back of the latch, i.e. screen left is driver's side.. Thanx again everyone for the support.. I keep forgetting to post this, here is the poster of Goldfinger I was selling for Autorama...
  5. Thanx Rob... I see you're in Canada, I just found out they got a pic of my car in the current Canadian Hot Rod (vol 7, issue 5)... Cool mag. 65Purple, yeah everything is stock. I have the solenoid tied in to the bottom of the latch, pulling from the driver's side... Work's like a charm.. Mike, thanx for the kind complements...
  6. Thanx Jon, I really appreciate it.. 65Purple, It's been a while but I know I used the 15 pound solenoid on their setup so I'm sure this is pretty much the same setup I used.. It's great not having to use keys for the trunk and it has great range, I use this all the time. Good luck.. Power Trunk / Hatch Kit 15lbs* autoloc.com
  7. Yeah this car is very cool I dig the split look too!! I have not seen it in a while, last I saw it was before I owned a Riviera, I have a new appreciation for it now! Very cool pic Ed, you're a lucky man!! I does suck they are not able to send these beauties out as much as they did, but hopefully that will change soon!!
  8. Hey Steve, I'm answering that question a lot.. Well they sent me a tech sheet form that asked about the cars specifics and then it asked to elaborate the cars history and what not. So I wrote a stream of conscious story just to give the writer as much background as I could think of, definitely didn't expect it to be printed as is. Not being a writer, I imagine my phrasing, etc. was weak and somehow got misunderstood. Who knows... I certainly wish that had been cleared up or checked before printing.. I do have the autoloc "shaved" door handle system installed on the doors and also their remote trunk kit installed. I put them on as soon as I got the car because I like having the remote setup, I figured I'd shave the handles and do the body work when I got access to a welder. Plans changed a bit, the Autolocs for the doors did fail and here we are... I will replace the solenoids, but I'm still not sold on loosing the handles. I want to drive this everywhere and I'd like to use the doors on a regular basis!! Thanx for all the positive feedback everyone!
  9. Was able to check out the Heritage Museum on friday and naturally went straight to the Rivs... I know most of you have probably seen the SA III at one point or another, but I thought I'd post these jik.. There was only 5 of us so not all the lights were on so these cel picks are a little crap but still a cool car!!
  10. Hey John, congrats on the new Riv, they're very special cars!! I got your pm and figure it would be better to answer here just so others can add to anything I suggest.. I've got air bags on mine so I cannot help you on the suspension suggestions, but from my experience what made a huge improvement in performance was to replace the rubber in the suspension. New ball joints and bushings made all the diff with steering, new rear bushings (track bar especially in my case) and body mounts got rid of the body movement a lot... You might wanna start there, I'd bet most if not all those items could use replacement. From my experience these cars handle pretty good with a restored stock suspension.. Good luck,
  11. It's out now, check it out if you get a chance... The August issue is out in may... Go figure:D
  12. Thanx Mike, no worries my autographs are still pretty cheap!:D Jim yeah it's pretty cool, I definitely didn't expect it... Thanx Rob, this color really gets a lot of attention from all types of car guys which is pretty cool. It really shows of the awesome lines of the first gen.. Whitewater, it's going to be in the August 2012 issue of Rod and Custom. There is a small pick of my car on the upper right hand corner of the cover. The one out right now is the July 2012 issue- even though it's only May!!:confused:
  13. Thanx everyone, I know what you mean R&C is one of the few mags left that you'll see a Riv in. The rodder's journal is a great mag, but I think they've only had 1 Riv featured ever!! The spread looks pretty cool, I can't wait to see it in print. Here's another cool shot by another photographer done during the same week.. Photo © Patrick Daly
  14. I'm so stoked I got into one of my favorite mags!! It's the first article on the Riv so I had to share... I just wanted to thank all of you here at the ROA for all your help... Photo:© John Jackson @ NotStockPhotography