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  1. Bob, Paul, Winston, Ed and Steve, Thank you guys for your input and opinions! I really do appreciate the responses! I'm OK with a less than premium tire on this Riviera because the car is really rough looking but is a pretty much un-messed with original Minnesota car. I have later road wheels on it so it looks OK with black walls. I have Michelin rain sense tires on my Black Riv that have a decent size white wall and look very good for almost 10 year old tires! I'll be replacing those over the winter before I have any issues with them! Thanks again! Tim
  2. Good afternoon everyone! I was just getting my Blue Riviera ready to go out to MSRA's Back to the 50's car show. As I was putting some tire gloss on the tires, I noticed one of them had a cracked sidewall. Decided it was time to inspect the others a little closer and found that 3 of the 4 had sidewall cracks! Needless to say, I am in need of a new set of tires! Just wondering what people are using these days? I don't need an exact OEM replacement and would be OK with a thin whitewall, Red Line or Black wall, wide white walls don't do it for me on a 60's vintage Buick! Thanks, Ti
  3. Tom, Thank you very much! Seems either master cylinder is readily available, just wanted to make sure of what I have before I order one up. Hope all is well with you and your family! Take care, Tim
  4. Guys, Thanks for your input. I am using the stock OEM 63 booster. Tim
  5. Hello everyone! I have a 67 Riviera master cylinder in my 63 Riviera to provide me with a dual system. When I got the car running this spring, I noticed the rear resevior(?) of the master by the booster was empty. Filled it up again and had good pedal but there must be a leaky seal in the back of the master cylinder as the chamber is low again! My question is, I have a master with a bolt on cover, not a bale. It that a Delco or Bendix master cylinder? It has performed flawlessly for over a decade and I would like to make sure that I replace it with the correct one! (I guess as correct as
  6. I have seen cars from the 60's and 70's with the double thin stripe white walls but I am not sure when Buick used them on the Riviera. I know a couple of people in the local Buick BCA chapter that claim to have the original spare in their trunks and they are double thin stripe white walls. Do I dare even ask what tire manufacturers supplied tires to Buick for the 63 Riviera? Tim
  7. Guys, I've got black walls on my Blue riv and white wall on the Black car. With black leather interior and black wall tires, I think that would be too much black for me! My brothers 50 Roadmaster looks just great with wide whites, seems to fit that car. Thanks again for all of the information! Tim
  8. Thank you all for the information on white walls! Glad to see there are options still available for getting something close to the originals on the car. I do remember various relative talking about buying tires back in the day and black walls being the more economical way to go. Dad wasn't wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, but the Buicks always got white walls! Thanks again! Tim
  9. Hello everyone, The tires on my Black 63 are likely to die of old age before they wear out! What seems to be the best replacement size radial with as close to original White Wall width? Seems a lot of folks go with the wide white which just doesn't do it for me on these cars! Thanks in advance for suggestions! Tim McCluskey
  10. Price is now $4500.00 or reasonable offer near that! The original wheel and tires are available, too! Finally started to get some interest on Craigslist; really want this car to go to a Buick enthusiast but 4 weeks is a long time with little to no interest in the car! Tim
  11. Hi Guys! I thought I remembered a Pontiac Trans Am (second generation) box back in the day that some of the handling guys really wanted to score. I have heard of Lares and been to their core gear supplier at French Lake Auto Parts in Annandale, Minnesota. Lares has a very good reputation in this part of the world! Also, watch for some OEM magic coming to some Luxury cars soon, variable ratio power racks that change the steering ratio based on vehicle speed and steering wheel position sensor inputs! There are really getting cars ready to drive themselves! Tim
  12. Looks like it finally posted the ad! Tim
  13. Ed, Wish I could tell you what is going on! My craigslist account says it is posted on Minneapolis and I can look at it. I've tried to find it by going to craigslist and searching and it won't come up that way! Tim
  14. New lower price of $4500.00. Car is now listed on Craigslist with pictures! Tim
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