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  1. Thank you very much...I guess I found the right ones... carrier bearings 25520 / 25584T with a tapered bore... I‘ll try them and give a feedback here later... Andy
  2. Does anyone have any idea, where I can get the Information, which bearins are the right ones? Or who I might ask for that?
  3. Hey guys, let‘s get in touch-I‘m based in Berlin an I‘m interested to get „on board“ 😋 cheers Andy
  4. Hey guys, we are currently rebuilding the rear transaxle transmission of my 64 Riviera because it was leaking heavily. So far there is no unusual wear, everything looks better than expected. I‘ll try to explain my issue, hopefully you‘ll understand-as a German it is hard for me to properly explain technical details in english. We also ordered the two Bearings for the bolts on the sides of the transmission. The old bearings are conical inside-we ordered new bearings via a German retailer but did a cross check with the RockAuto homepage. We got National bearings that unfortu
  5. Thank you very much guys. The interior is still "old", but in quite a good condition (in relation to the age). I will post some pics later. I like the patina. It was a struggle to come to the decision to repaint the car. Original colour was this "sand" and the paint was original but old and I did not really like it. When it came clear (due to rust removal on the body) that a new paintjob was neccessary, I went for this one. Though it is not original, it perfectly suits the shape and style of the body. I don't regret it at all. I do regret one thing: I got rid of the pow
  6. This colour is from KIA and it's called sand track metallic. It perfectly fits to the brown (saddle) interior.
  7. Hey guys, finally my 64 Rivera is nearly finished - in between the project I thought it would never be possible, but in the end the result is exactly as it was in my mind all the time before. This is a 64 Riviera which has been set into service in Austria in 65. Thus it has an original km/h-Odometer. The engine has been completely rebuild, the transmission too, much more bodywork than expected, due to that the original paint could not be saved. As a result I chose a colour, which every varnisher can easily reproduce, as it is a standard colour. A lot of
  8. And here are some pics of Engine and Transmission... The engine will be repainted in green.
  9. Sorry for not being here long time, but myjob caught me with a lot of travel and of cause life is going on beside the Riviera project... A lot if this happened since my last logon here. The Riviera Project got bigger than I thought it will (as it usually does). Some quick facts: The car turned out to have more Rust than expected so huge parts of the lower body have been completely rebuild. Now there is really no rust anymore on the lower part of the body and I will be safe for years. The work is amazing. There is not one ounce of body filler or GFK, everything has been
  10. Oh nice to see that there are more Riviera owners in Germany...hello to Frank again. Thanks Ed for the short introduction to the world of Riviera hubcaps. So I'll start my search, it is not that urgent but I guess in the end it is easier to find some good wheel covers than to find proper Rims (especially when all the items have to be shipped to Europe) I'll Keep you updated... One further question: I want to repaint the engine block in the original green colour. Is there a RAL-Code or something for that? Cheers Andy
  11. Thank you Ed, I think you are right. It will be easier to search for a nice set of wheel covers and go for white wall tires. The tires on my Riviera are pretty old, so replacing them will be a good idea anyway. Even if it's not 100% original, do all 63-65 wheel covers fit on the standard rims or are there any differences I have ro consider? Thank you guys, I really appreciate your help...it is not easy to get any information about the early Rivieras here in Germany... Andy
  12. Thank you very much so far. We also made jokes about the Riviera being equiped like a boat concerning the positioning lights ;)) I guess in Austria it was mandatory to install these additional indicators on the sides of the front fender. Maybe I'll get rid of them, but this will be more a future project. I already contacted the guys from nailheadbuick, they are offering everything we need for the engine rebuild. One more question about the rims: Is it possible to use the rally wheels from later riviera models? They are available as 15x7 with the
  13. Thank you so far...They are ugly like hell, but once they get removed I have to paint the whole side of the car...so maybe I have to live with it...
  14. First I would like to introduce myself: My name is Andy and I live in Berlin, Germany. I recently purchased an all original matching numbers 64 Riviera which is nearly rust free and in a very good overall condition. I guess the interior is still all original - including the headliner. The ST400 has been rebuild (finished yesterday) and now the engine has to be renewed. At first I have some general questions: The car is a european car and has never run in the US. It has a km/h speedometer. I guess it has been set into service in Austria in 65..
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