70rivme

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  1. I do not know the part # off hand but T/A recommends a Dynomax muffler that pairs well with their system. I just went with those. Give them a call, they are great to work with!
  2. I picked up an exhaust from TA. It's 2.5" and looks to be very well made. I have not installed it yet as doing it on jack stands was proving to be a pain in the ass to get everything positioned right. So I gave up for now and since I will have to pull out my newly built 455 due to an oil leak I ended up breaking down and got a set of TA headers. Once I can get those test fitted to make sure they do not need a little massaging anywhere when installed in the engine bay, the plan was to get them Jet Hot coated. Once all of this is squared away the plan was then to have a qualified exhaust shop make the exhaust fit like a glove as I do not think I will be able to accomplish this on stands. So at the end of the day I should be back up and running in 8-10 years by the way this all sounds to me. That was a joke hopefully! It seems like a nice system though and I do not think you can go wrong getting one. If you are working with a motor that is not all hopped up it would probably be better to go with a 2.25" system, Cost and fitment would be my 2 main reasons for saying that. Just my $.02, good luck!
  3. I know we are talking about your 1st Gen here, but as an example I put 1" lowered springs all the way around on my' 70. I put Monroe shocks on the front and RCD Bilsteins in the back. The back of the car rode like a brick. I was finally allowed to return the Bilsteins so then I put the cheapo Gabriel's in back and now it rides presentable. Not great but good enough for a weekend cruise here and there. I'm still in search of something better but we all know we have limitations on what's available. Good luck and I look forward to reading about the direction you go in and your results!
  4. The buckets from a 70 Riv will work in your car without an issue. They are what you are looking for, just swap the covers to the style of your 69 if necessary.
  5. I have a set sitting here in Chicago I wouldn't mind parting with but something tells me you can find them closer to you. Good luck!
  6. Appreciate the replies! I can understand the liability thing and a simple waiver could take care of that I would think. I would imagine at the least, the guy could have walked me out to the cars and let me take a gander all the while he was babysitting me. I guess I have just been spoiled by roaming the places that have no worries about liability or that is why I sign a waiver before I have gone in. Too bad there isn't a publication that names junkyards across the country and any rules that might apply. Just a thought.
  7. So Tuesday while making my way to Chicago from New Mexico I thought I would reroute myself to make a visit to a junkyard I have been wanting to check out and see what they have hanging around the yard for my 1970. I walked in and asked about 2nd gen Rivs. The reply was "what do you need?" with an attitude. My reply was asking, "can't I check them out and see what's available and the condition?". I thought all junkyards let you walk the grounds or at least accompany you on the grounds. That has been my experience with the many I have been to. I was told I cannot go onto the lot and I would just have to give them my list. I don't know about most situations but I have never had to approach a junkyard in person with a list. If it is online or a phone call I can understand the list but in person I would expect to be able to see the vehicle. When I walk a yard I usually find more than what I went there for by seeing the vehicle and sometimes I even go without needing anything but end up finding more than I need. Does this sound pretty typical or did I just cross paths with this guy on the wrong day? I had even asked about posi rear ends for my '70 and was told he has not seen a posi in a Riv. That could have been a clue to leave also.
  8. Awesome engine! Put a set of #5 heads from a 350 on it and it will move out really well. Just my experience.
  9. I put Monroe brand shocks on the front of my '70. They work decent and do not bottom out even with my car lowered an inch. I'm thinking of getting Bilsteins and seeing if it rides nicer but when I had them on the rear of my car it rode like a brick so I'm hesitant. Good luck, looking forward to reading what you went with and your results.
  10. I would encourage you to tackle it yourself. Just make sure to support the car appropriately and do one corner at a time. As long as it's not too rusty you should get by with hand tools. Good luck!
  11. I don't see a location, can you provide that?
  12. You might say that now about the '70 Riv, but it will grow on ya. It did for me at least. Good luck in your search!
  13. Appreciate the info, I was in contact with this gentleman. Price is a little steep in my opinion and then there is also shipping. On top of that it is a '66 rear with the same size carrier bearings on both sides. Carrier won't work in a '67-70 and I prefer that it does in case his '66 housing is off in some way. I do not know how much these typically go for, but the most I have paid for any Riviera posi diff is $375 complete. Thank you for lookin out though!