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  1. The stories behimd the cars are the best for me. The guy who repurchased his white 66 years later, and didn't know it til he got the paperwork in the mail, and the blue boattail story was really cool.
  2. Not to revive an old thread, but my 65 has recently developed this issue, and I tried your method just now, and it seemed to work. Good advice!
  3. Who did your package tray? My 65 is getting to the point that a new one would be nice, but many of the replacements are kind of shoddy, I have heard.
  4. I live in North Alabama, and I swear that could be my hometown, lol.
  5. I agree with Tom. Drop your idle speed to about 550 in gear and see how it does first.
  6. Try Autozone part number VR715. Worked on my '65, it is electronic and looks like the old style regulator, plus it fixed the overcharging that the new Napa regulator was doing.
  7. Awesome story, and I certainly understand your feelings on these cars; I feel the same way.
  8. It's indicated in my above post.
  9. I agree with Jim on this one. Had basically same issue a while back with my 65. Switched to an electronic regulator and all is right with the world.
  10. The one on the right was in the back; I have an identical one for the other back floorboard
  11. The mat on the right is what was in my 65 in the back seat when I bought it 5 years ago. The one on the left with the shield logo is part of a good used set my wife bought me. Which is correct for 1965? The front ones are identical; they ones that were in it and the set she bought both have the Buick logo with cutouts on the driver's side for the gas pedal and dimmer switch. Buick's floormat nomenclature is somewhat confusing to me, such as Handimats.
  12. Sometimes, it's fun to play like you're Uncle Buck, lol.
  13. The plate on the firewall indicates options put on by Fisher Body. The engine codes are on the block in front of the valley pan on the left as you face the car. It should be a 2 digit code, such as "LT". L indicates 1965 and T would be for a 401, for example. The 445 callout indicates engine torque, as Buick was quite proud of torque ratings. To see if it's "number matching", look on the right side in front of the valley pan on the block, and a VIN will be stamped there. If the engine is original to the car, it will match the VIN on the body. A 64 401 will be KT, a 63 will be JT, and so on
  14. That would be me with the marbles, lol
  15. What a shame and my condolensces to his family. He had a great knowledge of these first gen Rivs, and I remember seeing his Verde Green 65 back in 2005 in Hemmings Muscle Machines, and it just spurred my desire to get a 65 Riv even more.
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