Black River

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  • Birthday 10/13/1979

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  1. Looking to sell the rolling stock off my '60 Deville. I have 4 chrome Kelsey Hayes wheels. 2 are in great shape (run on the front) 1 is decent, and the 4th is one that I always run hidden under the skirt. Center caps are good, but the ones I run on the rear do have a couple small dings. Cap logos look like they've been repainted on the two nicer center caps. Tires are nearly new Hankook Optimo white walls in 235/75R15. Tires don't have more then 500 miles on them, mounted, balanced, and roll smooth. Car does not shake a bit with these wheels and tires. Just looking to step into something different for my car.Pics show the 2 good fronts, the pic with the skirt pulled off is of the worst wheel and cap. I couldn't get the skirt off the passenger side where my car currently is parked, but it is in similar but better shape then the bad wheel pictured. Tires/wheels do not leak air like you hear about some Sabres doing.Since these are not perfect I'm not asking a perfect price. You're getting two really good wheels to run on the front of your ride to be proud of and two to put on the back with your skirts that are still shiny and nobody will noticed they aren't in the best shape unless they get down and look at them. Looking to get $675 for the whole set-up with wheels, tires, and center caps ready to bolt on and go for thousands and thousands of miles. Shipping cost will be on the buyer, and will be leaving from Missoula, MT zip code 59808 if you need to guesstimate shipping cost.Feel free to give me a call or text at 406-214-5397. Leave a message if I don't answer and I'll get back at you asap.Thanks.Lucas
  2. Hi, I just bought a dream car of mine, a 1960 Coupe Deville. I'm going to replace the speakers with something "better", and need to know what size the factory speakers are. Anyone know off hand? I believe the dash speaker is a 4x10, but I'm getting mixed signals about the rear speaker(s). I know about the ohms of the factory stuff and that is not a concern, just need the sizes. Thanks for your time! Lucas
  3. Exactly what my post was about. I'm into modified cars, but I realized that this forum isn't for my modified cars, which is why I left. I also realize I can still glean some needed info about my stuff from here if I need to know a factory spec or the way something was put together, which is why I came back. As I said in my post, there's plenty of other forums out there for guys like me and my modified stuff, and I use them. I also come back on here to try to help out with technical things, as I've been in the automotive fields for 20+ years of my 40 year old life, and have degrees in metal fab and body work, build my own engines, transmissions, suspensions, a little upholstery and everything else that goes along with having built over 20 cars both stock and modified. It's a great forum. I think you guys should keep it "stock" style. But someone saying that something from the '50s or '60s is too new to be included on here because it can keep up with modern traffic is ridiculous.
  4. As someone that originally found this forum after I bought my (highly modified) 1963 Riviera, and subsequently left for a few years after getting tired of being lambasted about the modifications done to my car by various members, I have begun to come back every so often to try to help out with technical answers and if I need to find some bit of info I can't find on other forums. I also own a modified 1972 Mach 1, 1974 F100, 1977 F250 Highboy, and a completely stock factory original (except for wheels) 1970 Coupe Deville with 90k miles that I am the second owner of. I appreciate all kinds of cars, from factory fresh restos, preserved cars, trucks, all the way to highly modified customs. This has been a great source of info, and when I left I decided that this was not the sandbox for me to play in, and that was fine. There's plenty of other forums out there for guys like me that build and enjoy all kinds of cars, fabrication, and customization. The one thing I will say to everyone that is hard line "stock only" and wanting only vehicles that are manufactured before "such and such" year, especially the guys that think something like a car from the 50s is too modern, is this: Be careful what you wish for. If you haven't been paying attention for the last 20 years or so, check out some results from auctions and even what kinds of cars are put out there for sale at all. Pay attention to what kinds of cars are at car shows, or Heaven forbid a car cruise where we actually drive our stuff in town (in traffic!!!!), that aren't associated with the AACA.......Completely factory stock is great. I love cars like that. But they are not what is popular, and the cars/owners (I'm sorry to say) are a dying breed. In 20 years, if the closed mindedness continues, there won't be anyone around to keep the classics going, at least not in the way that you want them to be. Try to appreciate the fact that guys are keeping them going and alive for the world to enjoy, modified or not, and not letting them all rust away in junkyards, backyards, and "barns".
  5. You just have to get a drop base (about $8) then do a little testing and dinging here and there depending on your carburetor. Not a big whoop after I figured it out.
  6. I've got KYBs on my Riv, and its lowered about 4". Couldn't be happier, and they're actually affordable.
  7. Car is listed and sale pending on their website. https://www.thewestcoastclassics.com/inventory.htm?make=("Buick")&
  8. Time for me to get a '60 Cadillac, my car is for sale, same deal for you guys....$17,500 no dicker price. Read the thread for all info, and there's a link to it idling as well toward the end. Car will be going to Mecum if not sold to a Riviera enthusiast, their friends, or family. http://v8buick.com/index.php?threads/my-1963-riviera-black-river.348243/
  9. Thanks for the compliment. The inserts are panels I made from lexan, then had my buddy hydro-dip with a black burlwood pattern laid over red paint. I've done lots of car parts with hydrodipping, here's some pics of those panels and the door inserts and center stack I did in silverwood for my Mach 1.
  10. Thanks, won't be back for long, just thought I'd show the guys that remember the car from a few years ago what it came out to be. Finished up the engine compartment, interior, trunk (nice and easy to do a custom upholstery job back there, took all of a day to go from stock to what it is), and the rest of the outside this year. Been driving it a lot. For those that have asked (I got a lot of private messages after I "left" the forum) about the wheels and tires, they are: Ridler 695s in chrome 20x8.5 on front with 4.75" backspace 20x10 on back with 5.5" backspace 245/35R20 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires on the front. 275/30R20 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires on the rear. I have 5/16" wheel spacers and longer studs on the front of the car. These wheels WILL clear your stock hubs, but will rub your frame at full lock without the wheel spacers. I ended up lowering the car a bit more, it's about 4" in back and 3.5" in front. This was done by simply cutting the springs, and running KYB shocks. Car drives great for being "slammed". Few more pics:
  11. If you click on that first picture, it'll take you to it. Thanks for your help! You're making a 9 year old girl very happy