Paul K.

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    Its Rivy or Rivie but not Rivi

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  1. ...And just because the alternator is rebuilt doesn’t mean it’s good. A bad diode in the alternator will give the same symptom.
  2. 60 Flattop I think your cars ride height is pretty darn close to correct. Ed I hear what you are saying by referring to original pictures in ads but I think Buick/GM used to weight the cars down to be level for the photo shoots. Very noticeable in the Cadillac ads and brochures back in the day. In person though, the cars sit just a little above level. Just what have noticed.
  3. Elvis’s car is just too low. It just is Must have had a few girls in the trunk?
  4. As mentioned a high price for a no AC car. Plus the color isn’t for everyone’s taste. Just my opinion but this looks like another dealer fishing for the “right guy” to come along. Usually the ones that pay these prices are out of the country buyers who put a premium on buying a car from a business rather an individual. They perceive the transaction as being safe and the car being in good condition because it’s sold by a dealer.
  5. + 1 on hagerty. I have 6 cars insured (I think) with them. Losing count. ?
  6. Just my opinion but the internet like cable TV has created opportunities for many more people to become writers and actors than before these venues existed. As a result, creative quality has suffered. Many automotive articles are written by some that are unskilled journalists and very biased and are just opinions (like mine here ?) but mistaken for fact. This has always happened but its everywhere today. I often ask myself just who is a REAL movie or entertainment "Star" today thats under 40 years old?
  7. Recent article came in my email today. Link below. When you go to the page below, there is another link to a First-Gen Riv article shows up in the page margin. https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/10/25/buick-boat-tail-riviera-values-on-the-rise?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_content=18_October_24_HagertyNews_Engaged
  8. If polished the front chrome edges and spray painted from the back. Not sure the name of the color, Argent Silver maybe. Depending on your location I may be interested in the steel wheels and / or the spinner turbine wheel caps.
  9. If your oil looks dirty relatively fast like under 1000 miles then there is likely sludge in the pan/engine and/or you have worn piston rings causing excessive crankcase blow-by. I had a 72 Cutlass Supreme with 150k miles that I KNEW was virtually sludge free and burned no oil Between changes every 4 to 5k miles. The oil always looked clean enough to read the dipstick markings through the oil. Conversely, I also had a 72 Olds 442 with 90k miles that WAS Sludge City. Had that crusty crystallized sludge all over the rockers in the valve covers. That oil would look dirty in a few hundred miles.
  10. Update: I installed 2 - 4 oz bottles of AC Delco Limited slip axle lubricant and all works fine. One post on a Chevy forum from a guy said he tried a brand other than GM and the chatter was still there. After installing the GM stuff, all was good. Enough for me to not cheap out and buy another brand. Other posts from people stated 1 bottle was not enough, hence me using 2. https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-10-4003-Limited-Lubricant-Additive/dp/B000QGMXSU/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1539917182&sr=1-1&keywords=ac+delco+limited+slip+additive
  11. Lesson learned. You live in another country. Don’t throw anything away. ?
  12. All good points. I’m always looking for one of those stalled projects. I’m happy the OP at least spelled Rivy correctly with a “Y” and not Rivi with an “I”. Its Rivy or Rivie. Sorry, just one of my teacher OCD pet peeves. ?
  13. Good Info for many of us that own other GM vehicles. I have a 72 Grand Prix that is experiencing the chatter while turning but only after driving a while. I installed the Castrol Limited Slip Diff oil after a recent service but was suspect it wasn't enough. The car is a "Barn Find" with only 35k miles so I had no point of reference as what it drove like prior to the fluid change.
  14. To answer the original post and to come full circle with the topic... 15" wheels. ?
  15. Looks like a nice survivor in SoCal. https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/6658934980.html