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  1. Good luck finding a deal on white walls. They are hard to come by. And it seems like the wider the white. The more they cost. I hunted for a reasonably priced set of white walls. I wanted a narrower stripe. I found some cheap at NTB. They were $68 mounted and balanced last year. They are cheaper now. They are closeouts and limited supply. I have put maybe 2000 miles on these with no problem. http://www.ntb.com/tires/sku-detail/Neptune-UN101/P225-75R15-102S-225-75-15/sku770007.s?pageName=SLP&skuId=sku770007


  2. I don't think there is any "softening" old vinyl. It won't take on oils like leather does. Good news though. The rear seats are 10 times easier to re-upholster than the front seats are.

  3. I have a pile of receipts from Hancock Automotive in Nevada MO. left from the previous owner of my Riviera. The car had $7800 dollars worth of receipts in a two year period (99-00). The majority of which was Hancock. Everything they did is holding up (motor and tranny rebuild plus many small jobs). I know Nevada isn't super close to Nixa. And alot can change in a business in 15 years.

  4. A few years ago. I parked in a stall at the local coin-op car wash in my Riviera. In the next stall is a gal in a Prius. We went to get change and she asked me "What kind of car is that?". I replied "That is the polar opposite of your Prius". She laughed. But was really interested in the Buick. She even asked if she could set in it. I was shocked given her choice in a car. Kind of cool.

  5. I contacted Coil Spring Specialties about drop springs. They are about 100 miles from my home. They were more expensive than Jamco. Even though they supply Jamco in California. Go figure.

  6. I have tried to take artsy photos time and time again. They NEVER look all that good. We went to a car show in the West Bottoms on Kansas City a few weeks ago. It was a some what cold rainy day. I noticed a young lady snapping several photos of my car. She gave me a card. I finally looked up the site and found some great pics of my car on there. I ordered this print.


    I know the color has been altered. But I was very impressed she got such a cool photo on a day like that. I can't wait to get the print in the mail. 24x18 hanging on the shop wall.

  7. Check and make sure if you set the wheel deeper on the hub that you don't hit the fins on the drums. I had trouble with the hoop of the rim (with the wire wheels) hitting the flared out part of the fin. It would be a shame to have the hub machined. Only to discover it still won't work. I couldn't find white walls in a 235/70/15 to replace the Michelins that were 13 years old. Except Vogues. I went with 225/70/15.


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