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  1. I'm doing an LS3 swap into my 65 so have decided to sell the engine and trans. It's not a numbers matching car otherwise I wouldn't do this. Genuine 1965 Riviera Factory LX Code 425 Gran Sport Dual Quad nailhead engine complete. Previous owner painted the engine red but it is a 1965 engine which was green. New AC compressor, New Alternator , New Water Pump. Carburetors were plated and overhauled The engine has blow by so will need new rings at least. Good oil pressure and no excessive oil consumption though. (20psi at idle and 30 running, uses 1 quart per 1000 miles) Matching Gran Sport BS Code SP400 Transmission with new torque converter included. (professionally rebuilt 11K miles ago) For US customers, currently AU$1 = USD 67c so take 67% of the price shown to get the US$ equivalent, shipping is no problem and I've been told to allow about AU$1500 (approx US$1000) + cost of a custom-made crate. Contact me for more information. Pics on ebay: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/184172546150
  2. You need to make sure that the front carb is not stopping the main carb from getting full throttle. I disconnect the front carb, get full throttle on the main carb and pull the front carb to full throttle and adjust the bolt to give you full throttle on both. Hope that makes sense. I've seen some short bolts and I just ouldn't get full throttle on the main.
  3. Thanks Tom, I wasn't aware of that. I'll work out what ratio I need. From what years can I fit a 65 Riv diff housing? For example would you 66 2.78 center fit in my housing?
  4. Hi Guys, Just wondering if anyone has a 65 Riviera PosiTraction Diff they want to sell. I think they came out in 3.07 and 3.23 ratios so I'll need to know that. PM me if you like Thanks
  5. So, can anyone confirm how many ohms a 65 Riv has? is it 0-90 ?
  6. I think there must be something wrong with the compressor if you're shredding belts. The details of my compressor which does have twin belts is in this thread Feb 2016
  7. Exactly. I had an enquiry so that's why I thought I had better make sure.
  8. Thanks Jan, I used these same Narva lights in my 65 but will be installing a relay for both cars. There's a special one Tom Kunek found which he's doing an article on.
  9. A couple of my headlights have stopped working and I was not that happy with the lack of brightness anyway. Thinking of going to this Halogen upgrade kit which will pull 55w on low beam and 100w on high beam. https://automotivesuperstore.com.au/narva-72050 https://automotivesuperstore.com.au/narva-72060 I know with the 1st Gen Rivs it's advisable to add a relay because the juice goes through the headlight switch and overheats it. Just wondering if anyone know if the 71 would be the same deal or is there a relay somewhere already? Thanks.
  10. As you know I do a front disc brake kit conversion for Rivs and have just had an enquiry for a 1970 year model. I've always assumed 66-70 have the same spindles but I had better make sure. 66-69 look like this. Thanks
  11. Thanks guys. We'll check out your suggestions Have settled into Vancouver today and doing the Hop On Hop Off tomorrow