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  1. 1- Is the spring in the lower radiator hose to prevent it from collapsing during high speed flow? 2- Does it have a clutch fan, although i doubt that it should, but if it does when you shut off the motor is the fan locked due to the heat? 3- Are belts tight, any slippage, 4- is radiator the same temp at top and bottom, as well as left and right? any cool spots, is it new or was it cleaned? 5- does it stay cool idling and get hot while driving? or does it get hot both ways 6- is the pressure 12-15 lbs? check the cap at an auto parts store. 7- any bubbles in the coolant while running? 8- any coolant in the oil? 9 - were the heads done by a pro? 10- timing, timing timing!!! p.s. putting in a 165 stat will not improve your situation at all. opening the tstat 15 degrees sooner will have no material effect on an engine temp rising to the point of pinging. such symptoms state that you are going well beyond 180, so opening at 165 might delay the rise for a couple of minutes, but it will rocket right by 165 then 180 etc. was the engine comlpetlely disassembled and known to be free of all stop leak, rust grud etc in the passages? could some stuff have been trapped in the radiator and or heater core? are your heater hoses properly connected and flowing please report your findings. good luck while it is hot, spray cold water from a hose on the radiator. temp should plummet and remain low while being sprayed with water. if it does the radiator is cooling properly, if temp does not plummet either the radiator is malfunctioning, or you have some thing significant within the engine causing the heat such as blocked flow, combustion leak, failed gasket etc., or any headwork done around the water passages may have breached one passage. Marty
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  4. When I first looked at it, the theme song from the television and radio commercial for "Yellllooooooooo birdddddddd" popped up in my head immediately. Growing up in the Philadelphia / South Jersey region, our area was a principal marketing target for those flights to Florida, year after year. The airline catered to the "snow-birds", that would leave here right after Christmas, and then return them around Easter. You would see shots of the airplane, crew, and cabin, intermixed with lovely beaches, waves, and warm weather tempting scenes. The only pertinent fact now though would be if the Riv's owner at the time was not a pilot, then the car was likely owned by someone up here in the winter salt area, so double check the frame in all of the usual places for rust caused by trapped salt residue. To the OP, thanks for the transport back in time to the 60's with that picture! Marty
  5. Congratulations! Simply a beautiful car! Enjoy many happy years of ownership!
  6. Boy you guys are really taking shots at my confidence levels today! You have convinced me that it is indeed Buckskin, although certainly a "lighter Buckskin" than the Corvettes that I am more used to. My 70 With Pearl Strato Buckets with console has black dash, carpet, kick-panels and console, and is not considered to be two tone. The oddity then with the 68 is the console, as all else appears correct. From the little seen in the pictures of the door panels, they seem to match the seats as they should, although more and better pictures would be helpful. The flash has indeed affected the pictures, but as said earlier the only anomaly is the color of the console. However, as others also mentioned earlier, the outstanding condition of the car is a testament to it's originality, and it would appear to be typical of factory original. The interior looks far better with the console matching the seats as opposed to the dash and carpet. So absent clear proof of a color change, which I would doubt, Buick must have realized that the way it appears was the best choice, and the woodgrain would have looked washed out against a darker console. It might prove interesting to see the underneath of the console or at least in any openings that are accessible. So with a .90 confidence level, it's factory original. With a 1.00 confidence level it is a stunningly beautiful car. While I personally like the later years darker Green a bit more, this car is simply over the top! Good luck for a successful buy, and pay the man closer to what it is worth. Maintaining a car that well deserves top dollar. Best luck with it once bought. Don't let it get away!
  7. My guess is Champagne 70% confidence, or Parchment 50% confidence, Buckskin 30% confidence. IMHO FWIW
  8. Looks very good! Kindly PM me the info for the Trophy Shop, as I think one would look great somewhere in our 70. Your persistence paid off, and you got what you wanted! Thanks! Marty
  9. Welcome to the Forum! Indeed you appeared to be, and are, genuine, an enthusiast, and a buyer! Good Luck in your quest! Marty
  10. I received this email message last night. I was advised that someone is looking for such a Riviera. While I cannot validate it, it would appear to be genuine. Don't know why they selected me, but here it is if anyone would like to respond. I will forward the link to this post to the sender. Contact me for the senders email address and I will PM it to you if you would like to respond. ( or if this is a known spam blast to us all kindly let me know, although I doubt that ) Good Luck! Marty Hi, I am Stéphane. I live in Côte-d'Or in France. It is the capital of Burgundy. I would contact you to see if you know anyone or any member of your association sells the car. Indeed, I am looking for a Buick Riviera 1971 or 1972 good working condition and wish to import in France. If however, you have a member who sells his car, thank you for putting me in touch with that person or to forward my email to exchange. I will ask you to excuse me for my English but I use the Google translation service to facilitate my request. I remain at your disposal for any further information Thanking you in advance and waiting to hear from you. Best Regards. Stephane
  11. Very nice car, so it commanded a very nice price! Congrats on the sale! Happy New Year! Marty
  12. A very special wish for a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2015! I hope Santa brings each of you, and everyone in your families, exactly what they want the most! Marty
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