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  1. Interestingly enough, this happened once years ago in my '61 Pontiac - 6 cylinder. Idling at a set of lights heard a massive bang, and it started idling REALLY rough. Shut it down, opened the hood, couldn't find the issue until I noticed the broken fan blade embedded in the frame rail. It probably woulda came through the roof if it had released at that point. Started it up and once I got going it actually ran fine, until of course I had to idle again. Didn't have any temp issues, just tried my best to avoid idling as I made my way home. The bang scared the bejeezus outta me...
  2. My son recently took ownership of his grandfathers "vintage" 1996 Honda Accord, with less the 70K miles it's in great shape. He works in downtown Vancouver and after a shift at work he was having major problems starting his car . Towed it to a shop only to find a dead rat entwined in the belts after lunching on some electrical cables. What a mess, At least the 'baby pterodactyl' in the above appeared to die a peaceful death... Sorry for the slightly OT post, good luck in the restoring the ol' 'rat rod...๐Ÿ˜Š
  3. Sorry, I have no specific advice related to shipping in the US, but before we cut our cable TV a few years back, I recall a cable reality show called Shipping Wars that was focused on Uship's "top" half dozen or so drivers hauling random stuff across the country after bidding against each other to get the load. Albeit a "made for TV" reality show, I get it, but if they were the top UShip haulers, good grief. My advice, hire a real professional, one often gets what they pay for... Good luck...
  4. Just have her close her eyes, the ride is smooth to top end. Better yet, get her a pair of these and set 'em for a nice leisurely drive through the countryside of her dreams... ...while you take the ride of your dreams with her right alongside you...๐Ÿ˜Š
  5. For what itโ€™s worth, to finish the main components, the manifolds are in group 3.601 and the resonators are in group 3.702... same same...
  6. Ed, the page I posted was only group 3.609, the tailpipes are in group 3.705., mufflers in group 3.701 and they list the same numbers as the original image for both GS and non.
  7. Ed, maybe Iโ€™m missing something but 1372850 and 1372851 are pipes 9 and 10 on the diagram, the front pipes, while pipes 6 and 12 are over the axles and are the last two listed in group 3.609 - 1353876 and 1353877, and theyโ€™re not specifically listed as Gran Sport...
  8. Ed, good day. In the Canadian edition I have, the illustration is different, but only one part number for each side is listed for the over axle (in group 3609), and all other part numbers Iโ€™m the other groups appear to match the illustration posted above. The edition is effective December 1964. Sorry I canโ€™t explain it, I just had the books handy and Iโ€™m hoping this is the info you were looking for. Take care. Later,
  9. Good day. Had the opportunity to meet a fellow ROA member in real life (IRL) yesterday at a local A&W rod run. John B. (aka XframeFX) it was a pleasure finally meeting you and although I didn't have my Riv out, it was also great to finally see another first gen' Riv in the wild. Rare sighting 'round these parts. Hope you don't mind me posting these few pictures, and if I'm not mistaken, isn't that you checking in the mirror making sure you still look as good as your interior...๐Ÿ˜Š Seriously, John, thanks for the chat, hopefully next time you don't have to park beside those lowly 'vettes... - I wasn't sure where to post these few pictures, but sometimes a thread like this can be a good thing for making mention of random member meetings. I suspect there are a lot of members that have indeed met IRL at various meets, whatever, but if you do happen to cross paths with another ROA out in the boonies, maybe post mention here for group posterity... or not... Take care. Later,
  10. Good day. Got my July-Aug copy in yesterday's mail here in Edmonton, AB. As usual, well done to the team pulling this publication together, great stuff. Later,
  11. Ed, good day. Outta curiosity, is that a '63 door panel with the tri-shield or did the standard interior in the '64 have the tri-shield? I thought all the '64s had the Riviera "R" logo.
  12. https://www.carid.com/us-mags-wheels/u727-wildcat-2pc-forged-welded-custom-finish-936866775.html
  13. Good day. Steady rain most of the day in Edmonton and a new postal carrier in the 'hood so I have no idea what time they show up these days, but it finally made it... thank goodness for single use plastic...๐Ÿ˜‰ Later,
  14. Good day. Maybe a little OT, but for those non-Canadian's in the crowd, so you get to know us a bit better... (not that I agree with all of these, but... You Might Be Canadian... If Your municipality buys a Zamboni before a bus. You understand the Labatt Blue commercials. You bring a portable TV on a camping trip so that you don't miss Hockey Night. You can repeat the entire Molson's Canadian 'The Rant'. You know all the words to "If I had a million dollars" by The Barenaked Ladies, including the inter-stanza banter between Steven and Ed. You dismiss all beers under 6% as "for children and the elderly." You remember when Alanis Morrissette was "Too Hot To Hold". You watch MuchMusic constantly, in the hopes of occasional fleeting glimpses of The Tragically Hip. You can sing "O' Canada" in French and actually know what the words mean. You think Peter Mansbridge is sexy. You killed your best friend for Another Roadside Attraction tickets. You think Great Big Sea isn't Atlantic-centric enough. You know the names of all the guys in Sloan. You know more than 3 guys named Gordon. You are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada You love your fries with poutine You actually watch The Gemini Awards, The Genie Awards, and The Juno Awards. You have twins named Wayne and Gretzky (alternately Gordie and Howe). You substitute beer for water when cooking. You know what "Canuba" is. You think it's pretty damn funny. You know Casey and Finnegan are NOT a Celtic rock band or imported beer. You know who Foster Hewitt is. You pity people who haven't tasted a "beavertail". You know that the Canadian Alliance is just the Reform Party with better hair. You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers. You and your friends get together to play "Millie Bornes" You cried when you heard that "Mr Dress Up" died recently. You brag to Americans: Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion & more, are Canadians. You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always pronounced "Zed" You know how to pronounce and spell "Saskatchewan" You have worn shorts and a parka at the same time You perk up when you hear the theme song from "Hockey Night in Canada." You are in grade 12, not the 12th grade. You know that Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores before Christmas. You owe more money on your snowmobile than on your car. You think the start of deer season is a national holiday. You know which leaves make for good toilet paper.
  15. Good day. Based in Edmonton with a '64 that I've owned since 1980. Original Edmonton car sold at Jenner Motors. Drove it as a daily summer driver for a number of years, then it was stored inside for 10-12 years until "The Boy" turned 16 and we got 'er fired up and rolling again. For all intent and purpose it's an original decent 20-footer, not without it's issues mind you, but basically still pretty sound. There are few other Riv's around town, but few and far between. Over the years at one of the largest car shows in Western Canada (Rock'n August), I've only ever seen one other first gen' - a Burgundy '63. Although I have been out on the links a couple times already this year, the Riv has yet to see the light of day. My insurance was always a six month policy that I would put PL/PD on it on May 23, which by then most of the street cleaning of the sand is done and potholes are starting to be filled in. That's always been my get 'er out date +/-. Looking forward to getting it out soon... Later,
  16. Russ, good day. Cool, we'll need to hook up a local "3-4-5" Riv' meet this summer somewhere. Hopefully the weekend meets at the A&W on 149 st & 111 ave return this year. The one I attended last summer had a lot cars turn out. I just replied to John (local owner of '63) on a few other topics and mentioned that back in the eighties, there was a friend of some friends in/around Ardrossan that had a red '65. I remember being jealous of his tinted glass and I recall he liked my Wedgewood blue. I'll have to ask a few friends if they remember the guy's name. Wouldn't be surprised if it's the same car, but who knows... Take, we'll keep in touch... Later,
  17. Good day. Congratulations, welcome to the forum, and the wild and woolly world of first gen Riv ownership.. Outta curiosity, if you don't mind, where about in Western Canada do you live. I'm based in Edmonton, (with a '64) and there is at least one other Edmontonian on the forum (w/ a '63). BTW, any pics of your "barn-find" you could share?
  18. Good day. Not sure what the problem is, and maybe I'm not up on the latest news, (I lead a sheltered life...) but most have known for a long time that there is no cure for this "CarOwner" virus everyone has been talking about...
  19. Good day, From the same site, although tough to tell, it looks like the '69 offered the triple stripe... http://www.oldcaradvertising.com/Buick/1969/1969 Buick Ad-02.html EDIT: Didn't really pay much attention to the setting of this ad, seems odd. I'm pretty certain that if I was golfing and happened to see a car parked in the middle of the fairway, regardless of the car, there's a pretty good chance I wouldn't be going for the green on my next shot... ๐Ÿ˜Š
  20. Ed, good day Not sure if you checked here but these look dual stripe... http://www.oldcaradvertising.com/Buick/1971/1971 Buick Ad-03.html Later,
  21. Good day. Always found it interesting how the big makers picked and chose their specific models. In the end, I'm glad it was Buick that got the Riviera... For what it's worth, and naturally very biased, but first gen pick is the '64. Refined a few things from '63 and the rear styling of the '65 looks off to me, but more so it's too bad that the '65 didn't do some form of hide-away headlight into the grille. When the clams are open, it takes away from the striking design of the feature cornering lamps. But at this point in time, any Riv is a great Riv. for kicks and giggles...what if... https://blog.consumerguide.com/1963-buick-riviera-designs/ Later,
  22. Good day. The Riview showed up yesterday in Edmonton (Canada), thanks. With every copy I receive, I'm still very impressed with the quality of this publication. Props to all involved, well done. Later,
  23. Good day. Thanks for the great suggestions, as soon as I read em, it was like "doh, why didn't I think of that. " When my kids were young, they/we all learned how to decipher Roman numerals by the dates of the old Disney classics such as Dumbo, Snow White, Jungle Book (<-one of the best soundtracks ever) etc. that they/we watched endlessly. Since The Riv is part of the family, it was a no brainer. Unfortunately first choice MCMLXIV wasn't available so went with Plan B but dropped the RIV. In spite of the province no longer using the letter I, (and no longer using month/year stickers), I'm glad to finally get my birthday present resolved. My daughter called it a 'smart plate'...๐Ÿค” Thanks again, take care. Later,
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