JZRIV

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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. I'd think so Pat. They were available in 67. Pics from Chimera's dream car!
  2. Parting 1970 in OH https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/d/tuscarawas-parting-out-1970-buick/6845721989.html Parting out 1970 Riviera. 47,000 original miles.Power everything. All glass is good.Dash pad is Perfect.Power strato bench seat Works $300. Rear Seat $50.Power trunk release $50.Original AM/FM radio $40.Fender skirts $75 pair. Set of 5 rally wheels $125. Black rally center caps $50 a set of 4. Jack assembly $30.Straight front bumper $75. Fresh recored radiator $100. 370HP 455 10 to 1 compression, Cranks over nicely, has good compression, Complete minus valve covers and water neck, carb moves freely $650. Call or text with other needs. show contact info 1968 1969 Skylark GS Electra 225 Lesaber G Body Regal
  3. Where is the fluid level/how full do you have it when not running?
  4. Thank you for your commitment and doing an excellent job for all those years Lamar. You definitely earned the moderator pay rate! You set an example of consistently good ethics and morals which can be challenging on a public car forum.
  5. Great 66 GS parts car Hanover PA. Well optioned. Pass recliner, etc https://york.craigslist.org/cto/d/hanover-1966-buick-riviera-gs/6838359922.html
  6. Those are some interesting skirts. Custom made or an old JC Whitney item??? I see ROA sticker on quarter glass
  7. Besides the small screws across front there are 2 big bolts at each end at rear hood hinge area. Then open the doors and above top hinge you will see a curved bracket that ties the fender to firewall. Need to loosen the bolt that goes into firewall because the cowl has a forked opening that is secured under bolt. Again just loosen. No need to remove. Then it will slide out. Usually the worst part of removing the cowl is getting wiper arms off without damaging paint. there is a thick foam gasket between motor and firewall. This is available reproduction. Having said that I have never removed the cowl to replace a wiper motor. Yes it requires patience and dexterity but it can be done. Unbolt the motor and you can pull it through opening just enough to remove the nut attaching linkage arm. There is no clip
  8. I doubt enough to make a profit which is probably why it has not been done and same reason there isn't many reproduction parts for Riviera's. While they are gaining in desirability, the numbers of interested folks isn't anywhere near the massive public interest in mainstream classics like Mustangs, Camaros, Chevelle s, Challengers, Chargers, old trucks, etc which make it lucrative for folks to reproduce parts and printed documents. No one person I know is familiar enough with all generations to write a book therefore it would take a tremendous amount of research to cover all years and get it right. There is a lot of accurate information on net but there is also a lot of incorrect information when it comes to Riviera's so an author would have to be careful and fact check what goes in the book. I think its safe to say Chris Wolfe never got wealthy off his book. Though I never asked him directly I think he did it more for the passion he had for Rivieras than to make money. It was a different time when he published which was mostly pre-internet so a book was still the best way to get information. ROA was still in its infancy and aside from that there was little printed info to be found on the Riviera aside from factory literature and manuals. Today the Riviera has a much larger following and there is a decent amount of Riviera related information available on the net which tends to reduce effectiveness of a book. ROA's members have been the main source of information we have today either directly or indirectly no matter where you find it.
  9. Yes discussion upstairs at "Rivieras for sale on Craigslist, ebay, etc" thread.
  10. Yea, not even witness lines of GS monogram on the glove box. Even if silver overlay came off which they do there would be a witness line. Would have to assume clone unless we could see an limited slip axle tag, PY stamp, or BS code trans or all of the above. Interesting there is a bazillion pics of underside but none of the differential cover. I think the paint job will be much worse in person than in pics. Does look pretty dry underneath though and very nice interior. Not a bad car overall.
  11. Rust free 64, looks decent, runs, drives, and stops good. Sounds like no brainer. As it sounds like you know most old cars will need regular attention and if this one hasn’t been driven in years there will be a number of mechanical things you’ll want to do. These Rivs were well engineered and very reliable with a little care. Yes nylon tooth timing gear. Will want to replace. One of the things I try to warn potential Riviera owners of is you can’t open a catalog and order any part you want compared to the mainstream classics. There are some parts available but due to low production there will never be a large variety of parts reproduced which is why it’s important to buy a good car up front.
  12. I am aware of a couple 66 Riv build sheets that accidentally were left in car and found. Never on gas tank. Many have looked with no success. Flint apparently did not have practice of leaving them in the car. Finding one is almost like winning the lottery.
  13. No definitely not all Riviera's in 66. Only the GS got BS.
  14. Thanks Tom - Great info. Did not know about the 3/16 hole in the Fisher tag either. I checked and mine has it which it should since its late March. Anyone ever see a 66 Riv with shoulder belts?