NC1968Riviera

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  • Birthday 02/10/1964

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  1. Which are you referring to? The ignition switch or the relay Randy refers to? Ignition switches are like hens teeth, very hard to find. They show up on Ebay occasionally. I don't think anyone is reproducing them. The relay is for sale new at Lectric Limited. Look for the 1968 Power Window Relay. The relay is located above the radio on the firewall under the vent ducting. It is VERY difficult to get to. After replacing mine, I left it hanging down so I can get to it easier if I remove the ashtrays.
  2. The Tarheel Chapter will have an outing to Wilmington, NC on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 12 PM – 4 PM, starting with Lunch and meeting at the Pilot House followed by optional tours in downtown or of the USS North Carolina battleship. Rain or shine, bring your classics in good weather, your daily driver if less than perfect. RSVP to Ron Phillips ronphillipsnc@gmail.com no later than July 31st, 2019. The Pilot House Restaurant 2 Ann St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
  3. Grant Steering Wheels has universal wood steering wheels. Several eBay sellers have them. Beware: the wheel kit I bought for my 68 Riv has a turn signal cancelling cam that does not line up correctly with the turn signal switch when the steering wheel is installed and oriented correctly. The cancelling cam should line up between the turn signal switch "arms" when installed so that the turn signal is disengaged when the wheel is turned. The cam for the Grant wheel I had lines up outside of and not between the arms. Thus when you turn to the left, for example, after signaling and turning right, the switch is not disengaged by the cam, resulting in having to manually turn off the turn signal. Another complaint I have with the Grant wood wheels is that they are too smooth. While they look very attractive, the wheels get very slippery when your hands get sweaty. I eventually got tired of both issues and reinstalled my stock, original steering wheel and cancelling cam. I will deal with my cracked steering wheel hub until I can find a nicer original steering wheel. I hope this helps.
  4. The back bumper looks a little tweeked in the center. It would be nice to see some interior photos of this one.
  5. Hopefully you will find something that works good for you. I found the sunshield from my 2016 Chevy Silverado is an almost exact fit in my 68 Riv front windshield! I am not saying the same will work for you but something for another model may fit yours. My two cents worth...
  6. Look on the Facebook groups for Classic Buick group. There was a guy, Robert Stagle, who advertised on June 18th, for large Buick signs that his son makes. Watch the Riview for adverts also.
  7. Someone should pipe in soon. Funny you mention this though. I saw several First Gen Rivs at the ROA meet with muffler pads in a multitude of attachment configurations. Some had what appeared to be original metal straps and several had plastic zip ties holding the pads in place. I don't know if the original style straps are available as reproductions but they sure look a lot better than zip ties. My two cents worth...
  8. I heard you aren't, yet, a member of the ROA. FYI, you don't have to be a Riviera owner to join. Anyone with a love for Riviera's is welcome to become a member.
  9. Congrats! Interesting category too! Last year we won an award for "Best Original". Not sure what that really meant but, hey, it was a nice trophy!