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  1. Thanks for reply, Paul Found it: color selector belongs to a 1967 album, not the 1968. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1967-Buick-color-and-trim-selector-dealer-album-nice-Riviera-Electra-Skylark-/131949849270
  2. Paul, I do have that same album. It was delivered with the additional (selector) book inside. But in my album the models where you can change the colors on are all 1967 models (like the license plates will tell as well). Is that the same in your album? Thanks
  3. Have this 'Buick press release' for the 1971 New York International Automobile Show. Presented there was a 71 Riviera (see further description in red frame). Are there any (color or B/W) photos available of this Riviera?
  4. Sorry for not replying here earlier. Somehow I don't get a message when there's a reply here. (will look into my profile hereafter) Luckily the employer, who filled the tank, found out his mistake before I started the engine. It was all siphoned out (took quite some time) and I got a full tank of premium for free. Only a little smoke after starting. I'm from The Netherlands and this was my 7th US road trip in a Buick since 2008. (66 Riviera GS, 71 Electra 2dr, 68 Wildcat 2dr, 2x 69 Electra 4dr and 2x 72 Electra). Can't think of a better way to spent my holidays (luckily my wife agrees fully).
  5. @John (JohnD1956): sharp eye; yes earlier that day, while driving, we heard the sound of breaking glass (thought from the trunk area), pulled over and it took quite some time before we discovered it was a sealed beam. Never experienced a breaking head light before. @ Jason (JZRIV): Road Island Diner was is Oakley, UT. The (several... we were thirsty) milkshakes and malts were outstanding there The Electra now get its deserved rest in CA till mid next year. Plans for another road trip are being prepared already.
  6. To keep it Buick related a couple of photos incl the '72 Electra Limited. This year's trip put less miles on the odometer than 2015: 5,300mls. The only thing the Buick required was re-adjusting the dwell now and then and less than a quart engine oil. The Electra did it's job flawlessly. This year's trip went through CA/NV/UT/WY/ID/WA/OR. One time the in Oregon (where you can't pump gas yourself) the tank was filled up with diesel. Tried to avoid Interstates as much as possible. Highlights: Zion N.P. / Bryce Canyon N.P. / Cathedral Valley / Capitol Reef / Logan Canyon scenic byway / Craters of the Moon / Perine bridge / Niagara Springs Scenic byway / Sawtooth scenic byway / John Day scenic byway / Painted Hills / Hell's Canyon (beautiful!!!) / Olympic N.P. / Umpqua river scenic byway / Lassen Vulcanic N.P. / Yosemite N.P. / King's Canyon / Seqouia N.P. More: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/75RivGS/library/2016 Electra road trip?sort=2&page=1
  7. Stubled upon while on a road trip (near Salt Lake City) in my 72 Electra Limited:
  8. FS in The Netherlands:
  9. Very nice weather here in this part of Europe so felayed hibernation for another week orso for the 73 Riviera:
  10. Sinclair and Buicks...a nice combination here
  11. John, the videos are speed-ed up 16x. Too boring to look at with original speed. (Besides; uploading to youtube somehow decreases the quality of the original )
  12. Thanks Jason. The song in the 2nd movie probably would have fit better in about the same video I made 2 years ago on the Blue Ridge highway. Next year we will start in CA and probably will see some more of northern Utah. This time traveling in June... unfortunately will miss Allentown
  13. It was clear I had to change all 4 (white wall) tires but wasn't able to find them anywhere in stock, so ended up with these. The first store we went to even refused to install the tires, I told them I needed 235(225)/75/15 tires but they wanted to check first on their computer; it came out my car needed R78/15 which they didn't have in stock (duh). Although I asked them to run a conversion program orso they refused. They would sell me tires but not install them (company policies...)
  14. During a couple of minutes the almost 6,000mls:
  15. And a few days earlier in West Yellowstone only 2 Buicks were present:
  16. Photo was made during the Drifters Harvest Run 2015 in Redmond, OR. Only 3 Buicks present there. And another 39: But euhhh....: And a very nice '69 GS convertible:
  17. Thanks, Ben. Every trip seems to have more hidden gems.
  18. Electra will stay in CA during the winter; plans for a next road trip are already in progress for June '16. With Buick greeting:
  19. Crater Lake: Beautiful highway 27 to Bowman dam (video): Visitor on the hood near Crecent City, CA Golden Gate bridge:
  20. changing the waterpump was the only other repair I had to make. Finally drove almost 6,000mls (engine used less than a quart oil). We had a great trip. Wild fires in the NW caused smoke so we didn't see much of the mountains. A few more photos (to keep it Buick related I only choose the one with the Electra). A 71 Electra FS; (never seen a 71 with louvres in the hood, but it turned out early production 71's had them): At Ryan dam, Great Falls, MT: On our way to a ghost town the road was blocked due to ongoing SAR ops... missing hiker near Elkhorn, MT (ghost town) found alive thanks to K9 . Just behind the truck a helicopter had landed on the gravel road: Libby Dam: Grand Coulee Dam: Deschutes OR:
  21. it is a beautiful trip so far; except for a cooling hose (to the heater core) ripped today the Buick is doing fine. Found a few Buick 'gems' (there were a couple of very interesting non-Buicks there as well: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10207312920410780.1073741855.1518446062&type=1&l=677124bdd8 )
  22. Further into WY: we did Highway (Sweet)16, Beartooth pass and Chief Joseph highway (Beautiful with a capital B!!): and even caught a Grizzly (on camera): Avoiding Interstates you'll find most beautiful spots; (coal-) mining area: Yesterday Yellowstone: amazing. While driving through the park we noticed quite some classic cars and hot rods; found out that in the town where we wanted to leave the park the was a classic car meet the next day; about 400 cars and only a disappointing 3 Buicks: Now in Eureka, MT after Mt Glacier NP; unfortunately too much smoke (due to wild fires) and the combination road work and closed turn outs didn't help to really enjoy it.
  23. Last week we collected the Electra; at the start we first changed the radiator and tires. Also put new points,rotor and cap in. The car drives like a dream; smooth. No leaking fluids at all (had to short cut the hoses to heater core; windshield became moist now and then). From the very first day, and although hundreds of miles from Sturgis it was obvious we would encounter lots of 2 wheeled traffic. Will upload photos with the highlights. Have met lots of very nice people in the last week. First visit was to Pella, IA. Town with lots of Dutch influences. Badlands: Even took the Buick into (madhouse) Sturgis: Devil's tower: Bikes everywhere (heard this 75th episode of Sturgis attracked over 2,000,000 people; in a 150 miles radius there were bikes, bikes and bikes):
  24. John, was your Electra built in Wilmington, DE or in Flint,MI? Wonder if there's a sequence for leaving the build sheet on top of the tank or under the rear seat
  25. Took the 71 Electra to a few US-car shows lately and had a close encounter with a Peugeot while in town for groceries:
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