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  1. Mounted behind the differential. No resonators.
  2. The 11385 is the same muffler as above but not polished. And $40-50 cheaper. I got a deal on Ebay for the 14385 (polished). Or I would have bought the other.
  3. Magnaflow 14385 muffler. The guy at the shop did a great job with the install. I drove it around last night. It is great sounding on the road. Not loud at cruising speed. But loud when you step on it. Infact I stopped by a buddy's home and asked him to drive it up and down the road so I could hear it go by. No complaints!!!
  4. Just got new exhaust installed with a magnaflow cross flow muffler. I had glass packs on it and HATED the drone at highway speed. This setup sounds so much better.
  5. Call Vogel electric 661-323-1995. I'll bet anything these fellas will treat you right. Bill
  6. UPON FURTHER REVIEW!! I kinda like the car. The wheels absolutely kill the look for me. Try to imagine that car with a decent set of rims. Deep gloss black. And actually bright bright work. It would be badass. The fact that it has an LS motor is cool too. If the nailhead gave up in my car. I wouldn't think twice about putting an LS with overdrive in it. Can you imagine 25+ mpg on the freeway.
  7. Distinctive Industries supplies Riv covers for OPGI. My experience with OPGI is well documented here (NOT good). I won't rant. That is a good deal on them. They are $269 on the web. Even at $149 plus shipping I'll bet you are disappointed. I can't imagine the color could be as wrong as the saddle I ordered. But they are thin and the seams tear easily.
  8. Wow. The only thing I like about the car is the steering wheel.
  9. I had a clam shell hang up and smoked my headlight motor. I took it to a local auto electric shop they simply said it was junk and couldn't be fixed. I called Vogel electric (ad in the Riview). They said it shouldn't be a problem. A couple of weeks turn around time and I have a working headlight motor. I'm thrilled. I installed it today and all is well. Just wanted to let you all know these guys are are great.
  10. You can power the windows with a drill battery. I carry one charged with two leads on it in my junk yard tool bag.
  11. bb1970


    This was on the HAMB. I think you posted your needs there too. It may be gone. 1965 Buick Riviera Parts - THE H.A.M.B.
  12. You might have Spock's old Riviera!!!!!!!!!!! Those are after market.
  13. You might try some twist in coil spring boosters. You can gain ride height by twisting these into your springs with a ratchet. They are around $12 at the parts store. Mr. Gasket makes them. I'm sure many other companies do as well.
  14. If you want to replace the clutch they are available at your local parts store. I bought one (correct for the car) at a local Oreilly's for $32 Sept.-Oct. 2012. They may have made a mistake in billing. But I was pleased. It does sound like your fan is fine. Be careful if you replace it there are several thermal clutch fans. It may take a old wise parts man to look it up. I had a kid look up the clutch. he quoted a price of $174. I said that for the a/c clutch. It was. An older gent said "you gotta use the book kid". Showed him how and I got a deal.
  15. A little look at an actuator at work
  16. ^^^ Good stuff right there. I agree with Pyntre 100 %. This guy with the motors is trying to get as much as he can for them. I don't blame him. They sell for great cash. There is a hell of a demand. We all looked at the auction. Frankly I thought that first one went low. He'll get more for the rest. Jolly John sell his over priced wears all over this site. He hasn't been called out. I guess because he doesn't point you to a e-bay listing he's alright.
  17. I cut two pieces out of a junk rubber truck bed mat. Sit the ramps on the mat. Works on smooth concrete. I never tried it on epoxy floor.
  18. I'd prefer to drive and enjoy my cars. Over paying on a car puts a damper on that. For the most part. A guy that spends over 70k+ on a Riviera GS is going to add it to a collection. It's going to sit and rot un-driven. In time a shiny useless boat anchor. Keep your far fetched higher values.
  19. I hate to see classic car values so high. It really puts the hobby out of reach for most.
  20. 1963 Ford sales video. T-bird vs. Riviera. Kind of interesting to see. I'd love to see the Buick side of this. 1963 Thunderbird vs Riviera Filmstrip - YouTube Sorry if it's a re-post.
  21. The color is Prowler orange. From a 2000 Plymouth Prowler. In Dupont.
  22. Damn. The music on that ^ web site sounds like funeral music.
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