RivCat

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  1. Jason, Thanks much for the info. A cold chisel and hammer got it moving. Just kept working my way around and it eventually separated. Posting a few pic's so when the next first time Rivi like me gets in this situation, they'll have a couple reference pictures. Flange on the differential Flange on the drive shaft And here's the section of drive shaft you can't see in the tube portion of the frame A couple hours in and I'm realizing this car is just a bit different from my Camaro and El Camino
  2. Removing driveshaft (DS) from car so I can pull the transmission. I've marked the DS flange to the pumpkin flange and removed the four bolts, however the DS flange doesn't want to budge from the pumpkin flange. I removed the two bolts holding the center DS carrier and the DS now has a little up & down play. Is the DS flange simply rusted in place to the pumpkin flange? I've whacked it a couple times with the hammer, but nothing has moved loose. Pg 5-93 of the Buick Chassis service manual simply says "disconnect propeller shaft or rear companion flange, mark flange and shaft so they can be reassembled in same relative position..." Like I say, i've got the four bolts out, what is holding these two flanges to each other? Thanks, David
  3. Hello, My name is David and I live about 15 miles south of the state capitol of Wisconsin (I'm just south of Madison). I grew up on a dairy farm, went to a two year tech college, programmed computers for a large Midwest based insurance company for 32 years, and am now retired. Just prior to retirement, I decided to restore our 1969 Camaro I had bought used back in 1984. I hired out the body and paint work, but did all the mechanical work myself. It was a body off frame restoration. I had so much fun working on the car that when it was completed, I bought a 1964 El Camino at a swap meet. I pulled the straight six and 3 speed on the tree and put in a small block and 200-4r transmission. I have all the pieces to put in power steering this Fall when the car comes off the road. It's my classic-daily-driver-on-nice-days car. I've always wanted to learn how to do body work and paint on a car, so I've been looking for a project that I could use to teach myself those skills. I found this 1964 all original, numbers matching, un-molested Riviera which I hope will fit the bill. After getting the car home and removing the seats and pulling the carpet, I may have jumped into the deep end of the pool... we shall see. Car came equipped with full tinted glass, tilt wood steering wheel, deluxe interior, power seat, remote side mirror, dealer installed Buick compass (60's gps :)) Buick floor mats and dealer installed hitch. The 425 motor is stuck. I do have some specific Riv questions so I'll probably be hanging out in the Riviera Owners section on this board. Here's a couple pics...