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About j3studio

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  1. "This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available."
  2. Was Buick's MaxTrac (1971) the first production traction control system or is there prior art?
  3. They definitely changed over time—I found this site interesting: http://www.delcoremyhistory.com/Products/horns.htm
  4. Riviera brochures up through 1987 explicitly reference the four-note horn as an option which I believe was around $28. After that, the Standard Catalog Of American Cars—which I find to be helpful overall but iffy on some specifics—doesn't list the option following 1987 and Buick goes to only listing "selected optional equipment" in their brochures. Does anyone know whether the four-note horn lasted past 1987?
  5. Maybe have Summit ship it to one of their retail locations? Even by the low standards of modern shipping, this thread has been depressing. I checked: this process might be useful to others, but it may not help crowvet who, if I've got this correct, is about 425 miles from the nearest Summit Racing retail location in Sparks, NV.
  6. I saw that. On the other hand: https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/air-bags
  7. I'm doing some writing and trying to make a stylistic choice. The question: air bag or airbag? Thanks for your responses—I could think of no better place to ask.
  8. I rarely understand the choices sellers make when they cheap out. Do you think it's a real Gran Sport?
  9. Just watched a 1965 Riviera Gran Sport cross the block at Barrett-Jackson. Not completely stock—the white letter Radial T/As were a little jarring. "Onyx Black" (obviously not original color) with what is claimed to be the original black vinyl interior. Stated to have 70,803 miles, it went for $50,000 plus buyer's premium. https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1965-BUICK-RIVIERA-GS-230652
  10. Oh, I wasn't even going there. I'm used to patently awful descriptions of cars for sale. Any month in Hemmings there must be hundreds of them. I was thinking to myself that I was pretty sure that I got at least the engine options correct in this now aged blog post: https://eightiescars.com/2014/06/09/1984-buick-riviera-t-type/ —if I remember correctly, you could swap the S TYPE and earlier T TYPEs from the turbo V6 to the V8 if that was what you preferred, but that option was gone by 1984.
  11. Lots of knowledge here—what I know is that the 4-note horns are LOUD!
  12. Another silly question (it's a skillset ) — when do most folks usually arrive? I'm reasonably local and have seen the Gettysburg attractions many times.