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  1. Had some surprisingly warm weather yesterday, so had to take the Riv out for a bit. Not too many more chances to cruise around in 2020.
  2. I sprayed the inside of my housings with chrome spray paint and it is way more reflective than the raw metal that (I believe) is stock. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Rust-Oleum-Stops-Rust-Gloss-Chrome-Metallic-Spray-Paint-Actual-Net-Contents-11-oz/1000624793?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-pnt-_-google-_-lia-_-219-_-spraypaint-_-1000624793-_-0&placeholder=null&gclid=CjwKCAiA7939BRBMEiwA-hX5J8ryZp5AfZ_fwpJrpQm_i3nOo3rh-iJGCfR2yFBKXEd1aKO1U0KVUhoClVgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  3. I swapped in LEDs into my brake light housings a while back, but even that wasn't enough so I made a 3rd center brake light like modern cars have. It is a whole strip of LEDs and it is quite bright, but during the day you don't notice it.
  4. 71GS - I'm liking that tach! Is that an original Buick add-on? I've wanted a tach on mine since I got it.
  5. If the sale falls through with gungeey, let me know.
  6. Did you hit them with some penetrating fluid first?
  7. That's pretty impressive. Did most of those miles come when it was still a "new" car or do you think you drive it roughly 5,500 miles/year even to this day??
  8. How many do you think you put on in a non-Covid year? I always thought I would be putting a lot more miles on the old girl since I take her on everyday choirs in the summertime. She's my Home Depot car, we take her out for groceries, etc. But all those trips are only a few miles away which is why it only totals up to just 2000 miles a year.
  9. I was looking through some photos of the gauges from when I got the car (gotta love how Google Photos keeps everything nice and chronological) and then looked at the odometer reading this weekend. Decided to run some numbers and apparently I have driven it an average of 5.3 miles/day. That's just under 2000 miles per year. That might seem rather low for some of you guys, but the car pretty much sits for close to 1/2 the year because of the weather. Of course all this assumes my odometer is actually accurate after all these years. How heavily do you guys drive your c
  10. Aren't most automotive relays like a couple of bucks?
  11. Huh... I've been to a bunch of sites and none of them showed a separate module for the 230. And honestly I don't know if it is that big of a deal. I bought a BT adapter that I had plugged into my AUX jack (probably $20 from Amazon) for like 2 years. It was tiny and I could hide it anywhere, but BT is still slow to connect regardless (not the fault of the phone or adapter, just the way BT works). I kind of like the immediacy of simply plugging the AUX into my phone and having the phone as my touchscreen controls. If my next phone doesn't have a headphone jack, I'll have to take
  12. While I have no plans on changing out the rims any time soon, if I was to do it all over again, I'd probably go with a monoblock design and go 1" smaller in diameter. Maybe.
  13. Why no battery terminal boots? They're like $5.
  14. I don't have the same year car, but I did just finish installing a speakers and a sub and amp into my '64 literally the other day. My car already had the AutoSound USA 230 stereo which has that retro look but has more modern internals. If I were to buy one today, I would make sure it had Bluetooth capabilities which mine does not have. All my music comes from my phone which is connected via an AUX jack that I have discretely coming out of the side of the console. For speakers I bought 2 pairs of JL Audio speakers (C2) which I custom installed onto the back rear shelf
  15. It is a '64. I'll give your all suggestions a shot, guys. I finished installing new speakers and a sub into the car so I had all these trim pieces apart. Now I could theoretically start putting it back together again and clean it all up except for this glove box issue.
  16. Stupid me. I forced my glove box closed a few days ago only for it not be open any more. I don't think it is actually locked (I never used the key with it), but I think something is jammed into the locking mechanism or latch. I already have the dash/console apart and was hoping I could sneak around the side and pop it open, but they don't seem directly connected. Not sure if it is just the cardboard box or if there is other stuff that separate the two. Access from underneath seems worse. I have tried using the actual car key and tried turning it, but it won't turn and I am a l
  17. I truly hope you realize that engineers have thought about, and are looking into all those things, right? Just last week Toyota said they were working on a battery with a full recharge time of 15 minutes and a life cycle that would keep 80% of its life after 30 years. 30 years! Tesla has been researching similar things such as their million cycle batteries. Mind you, that isn't a million miles. That is a million recharge cycles. These are batteries that will outlive you or I. Tesla is also moving their goalposts in terms of what they consider a minimum driving rang
  18. Are we really going to do this? Are we really going to pull some Fox News-level fear-mongering bullplop? What do large commercial-grade trucks have to do with our Rivs? And since when have any regulations when it comes to mileage, emissions or even safety have not grandfathered-in vehicles from a previous era?
  19. Try contacting these guys: https://www.amazon.com/stores/ERA+Paints+-+Automotive+Touch+Up+Paint/page/178B3472-FF32-455B-8DCB-825AA07EB624?ref_=ast_bln customerservice@erapaints.com My car is not painted a stock Buick blue any longer. It is actually a Nissan blue. These guys mixed the color and even put it into a spray can so I could more easily apply it for larger projects. And the kicker is that a can only cost like $35. I assume they can also put it into smaller bottles as well. I can not guarantee they can absolutely match your factory Buick color, b
  20. I have one similar to this one: https://www.vintagecarradio.com/vintage-radios/riviera/custom-autosound/vintage-radios/riviera/custom-autosound/custom-autosound-1963-65-buick-riviera-usa-630-in-dash-am-fm/ Unfortunately mine does not have bluetooth, so I bought a cheapo $15 AUX to bluetooth converter and use my phone as the music source via bluetooth. I made a simple 3D printed mount for my phone that lets it clip onto the dash.
  21. I fill up like ever other week (if not more) because these days I drive it more than I do my regular daily driver. It doesn't help that the gas tank on the Riv is so small and the fuel economy is so bad. PWB - I think you should be fine. It looks like gas with Stab-il can last up to 2 years. I would run it a little and fill it with new fresh premium gas to dilute the old gas, just in case.
  22. One more update. I finally got the correct paint and a non-shiny (matte) clear coat put on. The paint is pretty darn close. From some angles it is dead-on, from others it is ever so slightly off (the tiniest bit more green). I tried feathering in the paint as best as I could seeing as how I am doing this all outside. I reinstalled the trim around the window and reinstalled the trim below the window. I used that dum-dum putty stuff you guys recommend. I still feel that there is a special place in hell for whoever invented speednuts, but that is a whole other story altogether.
  23. Are those side pipes? They look kind of small to be exhaust though. I can appreciate the work put into this thing, but I can't say that it is my cup of tea. Then again, I know my car isn't everyone's cup of tea as well, so there's that.
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