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  1. Terry, we have been on vacation so I have been away from this site but happy to hear you had the engine running. Ramp up your patience quadrant just a little more and hang in there for everything to come together in a few days. Looking forward to the video as all the other folks are but know you want it to be running correctly first. Sending positive vibes,



  2. My 1921 K45 steering would turn fine to the right but about halfway thru the left turn it would bind and would not make a full turn.  I tried the special agriculture grease recommended here on the site but that did not improve it so I removed the column and steering box and sent it off to be rebuilt.  I got it back and I need to get it back in the car to see how it turned out.

  3. 13 hours ago, jj5794 said:



    Suggest contacting Briz.  He is active on the V8 Buick website, has a '68 and is also a member of the ROA and BCA. 


    Briz has reproduced Riviera items including the 1968 / 1969 Riviera center trunk filler as well as other items such as dash face plates for 1968, 1969 and 1970 Rivieras.


    At least some of his items are listed in eBayMotors if you search under itsjustbriz.  However, I do not see the center trunk filler and it may be out of stock.


    Best of luck.


    Jim Vesely

    ROA # 7437

    BCA # 39477

    Thanks Jim, in fact I went to the Riv magazine recently received and he advertised in it and showed the piece I need. I contacted him and I have one headed this way in time for Auburn meet.  I appreciate your lead.



  4. Just discovered my center plastic piece that fills the gap between the bottom trunk edge and the bumper/gas tank filler cover has deteriorated and missing some material at the right angle fold.  I have contacted Ron Hing in Oregon and he does not have one from his parts collection.  Any help appreciated.






  5. On 6/7/2021 at 12:53 PM, Bill Stoneberg said:

    Just wondering who I might see up there.  I am driving my new to me Cadillac as my Buick is still being worked on.

    Dianne and I are coming in the 1969 Riviera I bought last May, entered in both AACA and BCA for judging.  Looking forward to seeing friends

    and making new ones!


    Chuck Nixon

    Fort Worth, TX



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  6. David, you journey sounds fascinating as well as challenging. I have a 1921 Model 45 Buick Touring and you have found the right place for expert advice, not me but the 8-10 fellas who regularly post here and are a wealth of knowledge on the mid teen to late 20’s Buicks.  The one thing that jumped in my mind as I read your post was, oh—that’s going to be a challenge to start since the fuel system draws the gas by vacuum created by the engine from the tank to a vertical cylinder mounted on the engine by the carburetor.  Trying to get that vacuum established after sitting all these years will be a challenge. You might want to make a makeshift fuel tank out of a one gallon paint  thinner can, rig up a hose and connect directly to the carburetor.  That way you are getting fuel directly to the engine without having to hope the vacuum system works.


    The experts on this pre-war site can comment and clarify or correct my thoughts.  I bet one or two of the gentlemen would be willing to develop a post listing the step by step start-up procedure to go by after the initial clean up and then photos.  Good photos of the engine plus dash will give them a sense of the car’s condition and whether the engine is complete including the carburetor, coil, distributor, fan belts, fuel vacuum reservoir, spark plugs and wires etc.  It would be good to know if the ignition is intact with a key that locks and unlocks it. Of course you will need a new 6 volt battery to get it started and check lights etc.  lets hope the wiring harness is intact and the varmints have not ruined it.


    Good luck and keep us posted. 
    Chuck Nixon

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  7. On 6/24/2019 at 7:53 AM, Jack Welch said:
    11           1982       Bethlehem, PA Free Spirit


    12           1983       Westerville, OH Central Ohio


    13           1984       Atlanta, GA         Dixie


    14           1985       Los Angeles, CA                LA chapter


    15           1986       Indianapolis, IN Central Indiana


    17           1988       Flint, MI               Buicktown Chapter


    18           1989       Batavia, NY         Finger Lakes


    20           1991       Sacramento, CA                California Capitol


    23           1994       Atlanta, GA         Dixie Chapter


    24           1995       Lisle, IL  Heartland Region


    25           1996       Plano, TX             North Texas


    26           1997       St. Louis, MO     Gateway Chapter


    27           1998       Danvers, MA      Minuteman Chapter


    28           1999       Columbus, OH   Central Ohio


    30           2001       Buffalo, NY         Niagara Frontier


    32           2003       Flint, MI               Buicktown


    33           2004       Plano, TX             North Texas


    34           2005       Batavia, NY         Finger Lakes


    36           2007       Seattle, WA        Northern Cascade


    37           2008       Flint, MI               Buicktown


    38           2009       Colorado Springs, CO      


    39           2010       Ames, IA              


    40           2011       Danvers, MA      Minuteman Chapter


    41           2012       Concord, NC       Carolina Chapter


    43           2014       Portland, OR      NMC


    44           2015       Springfield, MO NMC


    45           2016       Allentown, PA   NMC


    46           2017       Brookfield, WI   NMC


    47           2018       Denver, CO         Mile High


    48           2019       Oklahoma City   North Texas


    49           2020       Strongville, OH  North East Ohio.  not yet


    50           2021       Concord, NC       Carolina Chapter. not yet


    They have all their appeal. The two I was happiest to see finished were the two Danvers meets. . The great part was seeing that people had a good time, the hard part was the responsibility and stress of running a National Meet. You would have thought, I would have learned form the first one.

    We really enjoyed Danvers 2011 since we live in Texas and our son and family live in Winchester, 8 miles out of Boston. We brought the 1932 67S in our trailer, enjoyed all the activities including going to the coast and having great seafood. Our family drove to Danvers to meet us and the kids really enjoyed the indoor water activities next to the hotel if I am remembering correctly.  

    We got to spend another week with the family after the meet.

  8. 4 hours ago, dibarlaw said:

    Sorry Chuck. The one Terry gave me I sent on to Mark Kikta to complete his light. We will be on the alert.

    The photo is your hood you gave to Mark, I took it from his post st about finishing his dash👍

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  9. Morgan has sold me a dash light less the hood for my 1921 dash.  Wondering if anyone out there in your pile of 'stuff' might have a hood  that resembles the one in the photo below.  The light is coming from Morgan so I don't know the exact diameter of the hood but if you have something that you think will work let me know and I will check the diameter in a week or so when the light gets here.




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  10. On 12/10/2020 at 9:30 AM, Morgan Wright said:


    The two that I have lack the little fiber insert with the wires and bulb contacts. They also lack the lamp shades. If you want one send me $5 for shipping, at least this way you will fill the hole in your dash. You probably can find the bulb contact at a parts store.


    Morgan Wright

    7272 Barkersville Rd

    Middle Grove, NY 12850





    Sorry, just saw this post, I did not get the email notice that there was a response.  Money on the way, 



  11. On 9/25/2020 at 9:05 PM, chuckfmtexas said:

    Just found out the rear bumper on the restored 1969 Riv I bought last May has previous damage that was fixed by brazing. The chrome shop I am using has concerns about re-chroming it after my recent self inflicted tangle with an overhead door steel door frame.  I am wondering if one of you Riv folks here has a nice rear bumper laying around waiting to be re-chromed and installed on my 69 Riv. If so, let me know and how much would it be.




    Found a nice core and had it re-chromed. Car is now back to ‘good looking’ and I watch carefully when I am backing up😁



  12. On 12/15/2020 at 8:25 PM, RivNut said:

    On the FB Riviera page, there's some older guy from Oregon who apparently has a ton of parts for '69 Rivieras that he needs to get rid of.  

    Thanks, I have bought parts from him earlier this year so I called him and ended up buying a nice rear bumper from him as well as other parts. He has a ton of 69 parts.

  13. Wow, stunning results Hugh. Your car has a ‘healthy ‘ look in that it looks a bit bigger all the way around than my 1921 touring does. Mine just looks skinner and yours looks ‘bulked up’ if thats makes any sense. The dark paint, wheels and top may be contributing to my impressions.  You need to do a Texas tour so us Texans can see the car first hand and admire your work👏👍




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  14. I put a Vintage A/C system in one of my 1967 GS 400 cars and sourced a used original compressor mounting bracket and pulleys since Vintage did not make the bracket or pulleys. I then bought a new aluminum compressor that closely resembled the original A-6 compressor. I painted the compressor black and when all hooked up it looked closely like an original A/C system under the hood.



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  15. Mark, it looks great. I have been searching for a dash light for my 1921 45 touring as I currently have a hole in the dash where it is supposed to be. I found odds and ends and Model A Ford lights at swap meets before Covid hit last spring. Did you by chance end up with an extra light that could be rebuilt and if so willing to sell?Thanks,


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