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JZRIV last won the day on August 31 2018

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    Live life daily by solid Christian values. Same ones our country was founded on but unfortunately are fading. Have a wonderful wife who likes Riviera's, loves to ride the 48 Indian Chief and do anything outdoors in the country where we live including riding her horse. No kids. I like American history and traveling by road trip in the USA whenever possible. Always attracted to anything with an engine especially pre-1970. First motorized machine I was the operator of was a Sears 3.5hp mini-bike at age 6. After that I was hooked, riding, repairing, buying and selling dirt bikes, then cars and was mostly self taught as no one else in the family was a car nut to guide me. Dad taught me to do the basics like tuneups, brakes, exhaust, etc on cars but being from near the depression era, he sees a car as a tool to get from point A to point B and no need to do anything other that what was necessary to keep it on the road. At age 17-19 I was full into the hobby and built a 4x4 Pinto. Dad sold me his rusted out 70 Bronco for the chassis and tolerated this project but know he felt it was a waste of money and time but probably figured at least I was at home and not out getting into trouble. No interest in todays stick and ball sports nor idolize movie stars (well, except for Clint Eastwood). Haven't played video games since Pacman in the early 80s! Didn't go to college but attended trade school during high school for Industrial Electricity which launched me into plastics manufacturing at age 17 in 1979. Except for 1 year as a heavy equipment operator after a plant closure, I've worked in all aspects of plastics manufacturing except sales.
    With Gods blessing I'll be able to retire around 65 and see more of the country by car.....and Indian with my wife.

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  1. There are too many variables when it comes to a nailhead to buy a prepackaged kit but that's just 1 opinion. You or your chosen rebuilder first have to access the condition of your engine and what all is required and or desired as far as a rebuild before you start buying parts. I'd personally only deal with Tom Telesco (Known as Telriv here on forum) in CT or Russ Martin at Centerville Auto in CA.
  2. Yea, I've seen a lot of Rivs over the years but will never forget a 71 I saw locally that was Sunset Sage way back around 1986. It was beautiful and I wanted it but was into 67s at time and only room to store one, not to mention poor as a church mouse. I know it could be considered a little bit girlish of a color but it sure makes a statement and its not often seen. This 70 in that color, floor shift, and short skirts black top and white interior is eye catching.
  3. Ed, they could but that's a Harley. Guessing 59 or 60 similar to the Buick in background. Indian guys dressed better generally.
  4. Need more info. Mileage, color, options? Got a link to an ad? If not running that significantly reduces value. The typical “ran when parked” statement by a seller is supposed to make a buyer feel good that it will run but all the risk is on buyer which must carefully access this risk based on what they know of cars history or integrity of seller.
  5. 1971/1972 are interchangeable. The passenger side face was concave to mimic the driver side instrument panel section. In 1973 the passenger side was no longer concave and just straight. So the interior lines were softened as well as exterior in 73.
  6. Paul, This is another one of the many differences between 66-67. 66 had the signal switch mounted low on column under dash activated by a linkage rod. 67 went to the integrated signal switch assembly located behind steering wheel. Gabriel I do not have that switch. Unfortunately I failed to remove one from a 66 parts car I scrapped a few years ago that had cornering lamps.
  7. Agree fully with the accolades. The many articles on individual attendees cars is a great idea makes for good reading. You know its good when you can read and enjoy even when the subject car may not be a personal favored model. I found myself with anticipation turning each page to see what was coming next.
  8. Randall, Your name isn't Rivman for nuthin. You live up to it well! Congrats on the additions. Reminds me of my mother in law who is supposed to be getting rid of horses but more seem to keep appearing!
  9. Man is this thread going down hill fast
  10. That's a good one Pat! Perhaps if a bottle was included in each goodie bag at the next ROA meet a great(er) time would be had by all! Or it could be passed around during midnight judging in the parking lot. The opportunities are endless. Just noticed its made by John Rich the country music star. Maybe we could get him to make a Super Wildcat Redneck version that's 100 proof instead of 80! https://redneckriviera.com/ Reminds me I just received the latest Buick Bugle which was the national meet addition. The bartender at host hotel was creative and made a special drink for the event called the Dynaflow which had a red tint like tranny fluid. I guess they didn't go as far as having leaking glasses though.