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About 68RIVGS

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  1. You mean the nicest '66 "restored" Riviera on planet earth Winston, and I agree 100% !
  2. Not an easy decision to make, but I do wish you well with the sale of this impeccable creation Jason. I took many photos of the chassis he had trailered to the ROA meet in Hershey, PA in 2010. It was most impressive !
  3. We need preformed PCV hose for second generation cars too !
  4. Al Schmidt are you still looking ? https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-1969-70-Riviera-Console-Rear-Lamp-Lens/123226471800?hash=item1cb0debd78:g:~BAAAOSw7UZbOnQu
  5. Just google Delco Remy Stephen. They have available GM Buick horns listed with part numbers. Not sure about a source for you though.
  6. The factory ground location on a '68 is exactly as shown in your photo Sebastian There should also be two copper braided ground wires bolted at the rear of each cylinder head, and fastened to the firewall with small self tapping bolts. The rear seat lower section can be removed as per Ed's instructions !
  7. Correct XframeFX - Buick never used gaskets on the exhaust manifolds, and they were bolted directly t the heads. A "used" manifold should be checked for flatness with a steel strait edge, and can be resurfaced prior to reinstallation.
  8. Very interesting views ED, and thanks for starting this thread, BTW - your link worked fine for me. I have been looking for nice whites for some time to replace my 25+ year old Goodyear Radials that are long "unobtainium" now. Looks like plenty of sources when you start beating the bushes !
  9. Seems your original thread got way off track Gene, my apologies for getting off topic ! Does anybody here have a clue, or identity for Gene's manual antenna mast ?
  10. Hi Mike - It was just a VHT rattle can, very high heat, flameproof header paint - silica ceramic coating in a Cast Iron finish #CSP998. Supposed to be good for1300 - 2000 degrees F, or 704-1092 degrees C. It simply looked much better than the replacement rusty finish manifold - how long it lasts remains to be seen? Certainly a definite improvement over the old "cracked" manifold it replaced !
  11. The larger, lower mast section of the power, or manual antenna determines how much it will protrude out from the fender. Buy shortening this tube, I think you can reduce the amount of antenna that protrudes above fender ? Only one way to find out ! LOL
  12. . . . your welcome Tom ! Must have changed sometime during the '68 production run. One of my parts cars with the 4 note option had the reinforcing clips per the illustration, and my resto car had the flat, ribbed reinforcing plate you see in the photo. Much stronger than the original '66, ''67 and partial '68 design. (...imho) That long trumpet horn has a tendency to flex much more than the smaller horn !
  13. I was fortunate enough to find "good used" when I did my resto. many moons ago. These certainly would do a good job, and they are a reasonable price too! Thanks Mr. Paul.
  14. Well we finished everything up today ! Great fun, and a real challenge - I could never have done the job on my own, and fortunately had the expertise of some fellow car buds ! One with tools, torches, and knowledge, the other with a well lit, heated garage, and well stocked fridge. Anyways - the car fired right up, without any annoying exhaust noise, and no coolant leaks! Here's your 4 note horn pics Tom M., along with my freshly painted up 430 engine. . . . my thanks to all for sharing their expertise !
  15. Thanks Tom - NO exhaust gaskets, I know that's the way it was built + a shim steel head gasket, no composit gasket. Silicone around the water ports, and the 4 corners of the intake manifold and block seals I was quite surprised how clean the head and valves looked with about 60-75 K miles on the 430. The cylinder walls were in good shape visually too, with no ridges at the top of the cylinders.