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  1. Technically, what made the car a boat tail was the pointed extension of the tail end that looked like the bow of a boat. The 73 model has the Corvette like back window, but not the boat tail extension at the rear bumper, so John is technically correct.
  2. Thanks for clearing that up.........I don't remember the clips but of course i didn't have to remove them from the car to take the moldings off, just the screws, so I guess that's why I don't remember them.
  3. I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone and Rod Serling is smoking a cigarette in my Riviera's back seat. I had my rocker moldings off to repaint them several years ago and all I recall holding them on were Phillips head screws. I have no recollection of any round clips! Were there two different designs?
  4. I vote for a broken turn signal cable.
  5. When I did the timing chain and gears on my car I had to toss the first timing set that I bought because the new chain was loose. I purchased a different brand and it was very very tight. If you put the new chain on and it isn't tight, try another brand.
  6. When watching the video, the most interesting car related pics are in the middle starting at about 17 minutes in. Note that at 20:21 in the video is a picture of the 65 Riviera Dick bought brand new. While on his police beat Dick saw a brand new 65 Riviera going down the street and was blown away by how beautiful it was. He decided then and there that he was going to buy a new one, but he had to search a bunch of Buick dealers to find one that had a sticker price that he could swing on a policeman's salary. The Seafoam Green one that he bought was not his first choice of color but it was stripped down enough that he could swing the payments. It was the first of many 65's that he would purchase over the years, many of which he did extensive frame off restorations on. His first Seafoam Green Riviera had the very rare deluxe Light Green interior with light green cloth inserts on the bucket seats, an interior that is almost never seen today. The great majority of Seafoam Green cars had the deluxe dark green vinyl interior or the black interior. In the middle of the video are some interesting pics of 65's in the middle of frame off restorations.
  7. Wow Alex.......what an awesome video....I can see you are as passionate about your 65 Riviera as I am about mine......the way you described that passion couldn't have been expressed any better.....Bravo and congratulations.... your car is awesome!
  8. Everyone go to Dick's online obituary listed as Richard Leon Sweeney and check out the video tribute........ very well done and lots of pics of Dick and his Rivieras.
  9. A screaming deal! Sure beats the 800.00 i had to pay for mine due to a bidding war on ebay for unobtanium 65 nos door edge guards. Repeat.......a SCREAMING DEAL!
  10. What he means is the 12.6 volts is what a good battery reads after it was charged recently and after the charger is removed.
  11. Agreed........high probability there is a broken wire inside the boot.
  12. In my opinion the different length head bolts on the engine had different markings on them when the engine was assembled at the factory. Also, head bolts like those can be used over without any problems with stretching or breakage.
  13. 225 75 15 looks nice and doesn't rub.
  14. Welcome to the forum.......we look forward to seeing the pics!
  15. I am talking about the Buick Chassis manual......the Body manual only covers the Fisher body which is from the firewall back. The exploded diagrams for the front clip are in section 12 near the back of the book. Bolt sizes are not mentioned.
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