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  1. Thanks for the link. I have actually got 2 car covers from this place in the UK - I looked at but the shipping and import duty were a killer. The covers are good material and do an excellent job at keeping the car dry. My only criticism is they are a bit too big for the Riv (semi custom fit) but with the straps the fit is good. I will be storing it professionally for the winter.
  2. Hey everybody! Massive apologies for not replying to this thread, I had my notifications off like a noob!! Your information is great, even now. Thank you all so much for taking the time to reply. In the end I took my Riv to Namco, a garage just down the road from me that only do American cars. The guys down there have been great and we have been getting through some work. I have begun documenting it on my YouTube channel if you want to check it out: V8Adam At the moment I am tackling the fuel sender and valve cover gasket. The fuel sender I am going to put back to Namco. I looked into doing the job myself but I have hit limitations mainly around supporting he tank when lowering. I would rather pay them than risk snapping the filler neck. I am going to do the valve cover gaskets though as I believe I can achieve that. It also won't matter if the job overruns as i can just close down the hood and put the cover over her. I would love to do all of this work myself, I actually enjoy working on her more than driving her. Unfortunately the reality is that I have a parking space that is just about as big as the Riv and my neighbours have to walk all around and in-between the space to get to theirs. I have no garage, no car port and I live in the UK so it rains all the time. The workshop manuals are certainly useful but they do assume some prior knowledge. I have learned a lot of great things already and it is a real joy owning the Riv. Continuing to gain as much knowledge as I can from great guys like you.
  3. Hi everybody, I have just joined this forum as I purchased a 1972 Buick Riviera yesterday. It is my first American car after years of looking and I am super excited. As the car was bought at auction and represents a huge investment for me, I am being cautious. I have filled it with fuel, driven it about 30 miles from the auction to home and that's all. I have yet to properly look through the documentation but I believe the car has been stored for a number of years and driven little. I am in Aldershot in the UK:!4m2!3m1!1s0x48742b4d2f9cb7cd:0x19ae01604385ba3c?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj1gYfGgbXjAhXDSBUIHbT6C2gQ8gEwGnoECA0QBA I am just wondering if anybody happens to know of a good mechanic nearby that I could have inspect the car. I am also looking for advice as a new purchaser in the situation described above. I am thinking: Find a reputable, good, nearby workshop that has experience with American cars (preferably Buick Rivieras!) Get them to inspect and report on their findings, drawing up a list of priorities. Get all fluids and filters changed. Am I going about this in the right way? Any advice is much appreciated!