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  1. EmTee

    Posi unit cost

    Having made a similar swap in the past on my '56 Chevy (3.55 to 3.36) and honestly it was hard to discern any real difference in performance (aside from cruising RPMs). If you really want to feel more 'pep', I think that you should reconsider the 3.42 option...
  2. I had the same thought -- thanks for saving me the trouble of looking for the photos! I concur regarding those re-worked Riviera bumper covers! Did the owner have that done by a local body shop?
  3. Hubba-hubba! I have always liked those too! A '69 - '72 GP would certainly look good in my garage. You do have a knack for finding 'black beauties'! Where did you find that one? Did it come with the honeycombs?
  4. Bumper fillers look good on that XX. The blackwall tires are an interesting look; I'm not sure whether I like it or not...
  5. John suggests what I was thinking. I also agree that grease isn't a good idea, as it will only make it easier for the plug to loosen. It's hard to see from the photos, but I have had good luck in the past coming up with 'creative' solutions using nylon wire ties (aka: 'zip ties') to hold plug/socket connections together.
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    Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    Why not paint it? There's some good epoxy 'rattle-can' paints out there these days. Or, find a local auto paint jobber and have a spray can made up of the proper color (or close approximation) acrylic enamel.
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    Are you a BCA member?

    Hey -- I (used to) resemble that remark!
  8. I agree with John -- it will be 'virtual pee' because your grave will have been moved to 'the cloud'...
  9. I saw a '72 LT-1 Corvette convertible similar to one my best friend owned (his was a '71) go for $185K on B-J the other night. If you're into flipping cars, it seems to me that Corvettes are a safe bet. On the other hand, if you like to just sit and stare at your car because you love the style and enjoy the 'hand of God' feeling pushing you back in the seat as you tip your toe to the firewall, buy the Riviera and don't worry about retail prices of things you have no intention to sell.
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    NC pole barn

    I know the feeling -- I forget how may loads of bank-run gravel and stone I brought in to prepare the site of my pole barn. Fortunately, the guy who I had doing the site work didn't let me cheap-out and settle for less. I thank him every time we get an inch or more of rain or a foot of snow. My barn floor is high and dry. Water issues after-the-fact are ugly and expensive to fix...
  11. I would line-up the witness marks on the column and wheel, then have an alignment done. That puts everything back where it belongs. I'm not opposed to 'cheating' the wheel position a tooth in either direction, but since you are contemplating the alignment anyway why not zero everything out as it is intended to be? Oh, and if you do take it for an alignment, be sure to mention that the steering wheel needs to be re-centered -- they usually check (or ask) but I wouldn't assume anything...
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    1960 Torque Tube R&R

    I'm certain that Bernie has some words of wisdom on this subject...
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    Steering Wheel Repair

    Congratulations -- sounds like a perfect wedding gift!
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    Finishing my Buick Shop

    Ha -- I was thinking of you while I was typing my response! Between the cold & the taxes I'm thinking of moving down to Asheville with my son!
  15. OR shorten the left (driver's side) tie rod and lengthen the right tie rod equal amounts (one or 2 turns at a time) until the wheel is centered. (Assuming that the toe alignment is OK now.) Otherwise, this would be a good excuse to have the front end re-aligned.
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    Finishing my Buick Shop

    That installation would never work where I'm located! I'd be shoveling snow off it this morning...
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    1958 Caballero

    Well, I understand and it is your car after all -- but I'll wager what you have now is still nicer than the way most left the factory in Flint... The finish line is in sight!
  18. Standard bucket seat interior with consolette!
  19. That's a nice looking Mercury -- I presume it's a Canada only model. I don't recall seeing any like it growing up.
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    Restore my buick electra 1969 :)

    Sebastien, where did you find those brake disks? I recall you saying that you have been looking for them for a long time!
  21. Or, maybe a couple 10-wheeler loads of stone?
  22. 1992 https://binghamton.craigslist.org/cto/d/corning-1992-buick-riviera/6787966429.html
  23. 1966 in northern NY: https://watertown.craigslist.org/cto/d/watertown-1966-buick-riviera-best-offer/6761814248.html Doesn't look bad rust-wise (at least on top) and does have cornering lights, A/C and a desirable steering wheel...