Seafoam65

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  • Birthday 02/23/1952

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    Plano, Tx.
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    Born 1952......Own several cars that I show and drive....1965 buick Riviera, 1969 GTO Judge convertible, 1970 Chevelle SS396 hardtop, 1979 Trans Am, 2013 Mustang, 2010 Camaro .....BBA from University of Texas 1975, Car repair business owner in Plano, Tx. since 1975. My Dad bought a 65 Riviera brand new in September 64, I learned to drive in Dad's 65 Riviera in 1967.....finally bought my own in 2013

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  1. Today's North Texas weather....Sunny, High 72, winds 10 m.p.h. through next weekend. Weather report for Kansas,Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and other midwestern states........."A bomb cyclone with 80 m.p.h. winds and white out conditions with 15 inches of snow expected. Reportedly the worst winter storm in Kansas recorded history. Ed, have you climbed into your storm shelter yet?
  2. On my car the original A/M radio sounded fantastic, so I ordered a REDI RAD radio conversion device that plugs directly into the antenna jack on the A/M radio in series with the antenna cable, and that enables you to plug an MP3 into the provided extension cord that I routed behind the ash tray on the console. Not expensive, very easy to install and sounds great. My car has the rear speaker option so it really sounds great.
  3. If you are having bogging and cold naturedness, these symptoms can be caused by a loose timing chain.My 55,000 original mile car was doing this when I bought it.....I changed out the very loose timing chain and gear set and the symptoms went away.
  4. Ed meant to say "doesn't" go down flush with the fender.
  5. Go to upper right hand corner of your screen and click on the word search.....then type in the subject you are looking for (for example "seat belts") then click on the magnifying glass at the right end of the search white oval. down below it will ask you where to search, just click on "forum".
  6. The brackets are engine color, the pump is painted black. From 1955 till 1965, the nailheads were painted Buick Green except that the 63 riviera engines were silver. The last nailheads of 66 were painted red. The original paint on my 65's engine was was more of a blue tint and not as green as all the vendors sell, and not as green as the original paint on earlier Buicks that I have personally inspected. If you have the original paint on your engine this is why it looks blue to you and not green. You can't buy paint off the shelf that matches the 65 engine color exactly. When I repainted my engine I went with the Buick Green that Bill Hirsch sells......it is correct for most years of nailheads, but doesn't match the original paint on any 65 I have seen. It isn't far off and looks fine, just isn't quite as blue as the original paint. The seal kit should solve your leaking problem. Here are pics of my original engine paint, and then another pic after it was repainted with Buick Green........you will note the original paint is a little more blue and less green.........
  7. Frenchy you are the man! FINALLY somebody ordered one of the available cables out there.......I figured they would work! Jason Zerbini.....can you see that this info gets written up in the Riview?
  8. I agree with Ed's story......putting gas in a 65 Riviera is extremely difficult. I've found that in order to do it without risking scratching the bumper with the gas filler nozzle I have to get down on my hands and knees to fill it up.....a real PITA and horrible design.
  9. As crazy as that picture is, I saw something even crazier about a month ago on the internet. There was a guy on you tube that was showing how to winterize your cabin cruiser and he had his 16,000 pound 37 foot cabin cruiser in dry dock in his driveway at home and he was using concrete blocks to hold it up off the ground instead of the proper heavy duty screw jacks. In the video he was lying on his back on his concrete driveway with his 16,000 pound boat perched a few inches above his chest while he chatted away explaining how he had repaired the keel on the boat.. It was frightening as hell to watch.......I'm sure he's probably dead by now.
  10. Congrats!.........great find. Now we can start looking for the Arc of the Covenant!
  11. Here's another person who vanished as fast as he arrived........perhaps he had a welding accident? Perhaps the ROA could hire a private detective to track down all these missing persons!
  12. I've been looking at some of the interesting threads from many years ago and I thought I'd bring this one up for those who haven't ever seen it. This thread is very curious because the guy joins the forum and the ROA and claims he is excited to be restoring his GS and is looking forward to asking questions on the forum and he literally disappears after 25 days and 8 posts. The main reason I dragged this up is the picture of how he is cleaning the undercarriage without a lift. That is the craziest scariest most insane way to lift a car I have ever seen. My theory is that he was using the forklift and the car fell on him, that's why he was never heard from again!
  13. You can buy them for 64 Impala columns from chevy vendors. I've been begging someone to try the chevy cable and see if it can be made to work, but so far after several years nobody has done it yet. Nobody advertises a cable for the Riviera columns. Please help us all out and buy the Chevy cable so we can all find out if it can be made to work on a Riviera column.
  14. I used to sell Interstate Batteries (sold them for 35 years), but had to drop them because they were all going bad on me in 12 months....way too many warranty batteries were coming in to my shop. What I use now is Super Start batteries from O'reilly's Auto Parts. These batteries are fantastic and on average last about 6 years. I just changed the Super Start in my wife's car and it lasted 8 years. What I did on my Riviera is use a 24F battery so I could use a Tar Topper battery topper. Nobody makes a Tar Topper for a 27 series battery.
  15. To install them you have to loosen all the door skin nuts on the back half of the door and pry the skin away from the inner door frame, install the door edge guard then reattach the door skin. Also. if the door edge guards are NOS and haven't been installed before, it will be necessary to carefully pry them open some before installing or you will chip the paint on your door.