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Everything posted by dmfconsult

  1. Congrats Doug! I’m sure you’ll sleep soundly now that this is done. I also think you’ll feel more relaxed knowing you’ve cleaned and organized your stockpiles! It will be good for your mental health.
  2. Very nice! I guess it's been a few years since I entered that cruise. This pic from 2009! Time flies... I'll have to try for this year, if the restrictions get lifted!
  3. I'm in Vancouver as well, and while I don't have a Riviera and am not a member of the ROA, I thought I'd chime in just to connect with local Buick guys! I regularly see a black 65 Riv running around near me, but it is pretty rusty and looks almost like a daily driver. I've tried to talk to that owner, but I never see him stopped! There is also a 71 GS Riviera that is always parked on 16th Avenue between Main and Cambie and I've seen and talked to the owner of a 69 Riviera who also lived downtown. They are around. I don't think I've seen your Riviera either Alex and I know I wo
  4. I feel your pain! I've been helping my father-in-law clean out his house as he prepares to sell his home. His experience is much the same, although thankfully on a smaller scale as he was an electrician and A/V guy, so no engine blocks or large pieces. He was frequently going into the piles of recycling or garbage and pulling things out that he "might" need... at 85 and almost blind, he won't be needing any of that stuff. I mean, who needs 4 garbage bags full of floppy disks or 4 VCR's and hundreds of feet of component input cables? On the other hand, I was looking at the same
  5. Don’t usually post these leads but here is a fantastic looking 1978 Electra coupe on eBay. Beautiful car! https://www.ebay.com/itm/265141260127?fbclid=IwAR3Mf5RLfKpCqebczTq3s_SEZoYAmPWw_oojGXha4BAZKcUgUK63M_47Umk
  6. Wow, there are some very nice parts in this auction!
  7. I knew that blackwall comment was coming... I think the J.C.'s car will also look fantastic with the rallyes, and a decent set should be relatively easy to find. They are easy to spruce up with a bit of 0000 steel wool, some masking and some new satin black paint for the centers. The correct center caps are also still available in NOS and reproduction, which would really help set off the wheels too.
  8. Thankfully, I was able to send the set I found online to be "Smartinized" before they were sent up to me. He did a fantastic job, and they are still like mirrors!
  9. That is a striking color! I don't think I've seen another Riviera in that color combo before. Is that the Olds 307?
  10. 1973 was the first year you could order the Rallye wheel as a factory option on Electra. The "895" 15x6-inch wheel was used from 1971 to 1985 and was available on most full-sized cars and Riviera's, so they are more plentiful than the 15x7 wheel as JD mentions. The stock backspacing on the 15x6 wheel is 3 7/8". I don't think anyone is making aftermarket wheels with the 5-inch bolt circle, so your best bet is to find someone willing to part with a set. They do come up for sale frequently, but you can always post a parts wanted add too. I'm with JD in that many owners of Electra'
  11. Thanks Ted, I'll look into that... shipping costs across the border for my dual exhaust will be interesting! Keep the Electra pics coming, it really looks amazing!
  12. Awesome Ted! What mufflers and resonators are your going with? I need to quiet down my Electra! Cheers,
  13. I believe 1973 was the first year these wheels were even an available option for Electra, am I correct? Prior to that it was wheel covers only.
  14. For a 1973, the rim code should be "895". Should also have a "JJ" stamped as well. Of course you can't see these codes with the tire on the rim.
  15. Warmer than seasonal around here so perfect excuse to get the Electra out (after all the chores were done of course 😇). I’m about a week late for the premium cherry blossom time in the neighborhood but found these trees with blossoms hanging in there. I’ll be going for some sunset beachside cruises before this warmer weather leaves us.
  16. Nice car and good to see some honest pictures, the body does look fantastic... I parked beside a twin of this car at the 2007 Nationals in Bellevue Washington, but that car was a restored example. When I saw the first couple of pictures, I thought this may be the same car, but the latest photos proves it is not. Values of these have been climbing a bit, so good luck to the seller.
  17. I'll have to ask him, although being a photographer, I would think he is only paid if he takes the pictures 😁 I'll wait a bit longer for responses for any local cars, and if none, I'll pass along your offer. Cheers,
  18. I was contacted by a photographer for Collectible Automobile Magazine last night and he's been asked to locate and photograph a 1986-93 Riviera for the magazine in the Vancouver, BC area. I checked through the BCA Roster and there are none registered around here, so wanted to put the word out to the ROA forum to see if there are any local "ish" owners that want to have their car photographed. Please let me know and I'll get you in touch with the photographer. Thanks very much,
  19. I hear you John, and I did have to restrain myself from going there completely... I did recently cross over the 50 threshold so I felt it was more self deprecating
  20. I think that is a commonality we all share... exactly accurate at 0 MPH LOL! I've noticed my speedometer is off as well up to 60 MPH where it is dead accurate. The odometer is accurate as well as I've checked that a few times as well. The 67 has the center mounted needle so it sweeps across the rectangular and linear speedometer, so I blame a lazy needle... which I hear is common in older individuals 😁 Anyway, as 60 MPH is the center of the dial and the needle is perfectly vertical at this point, my explanation makes sense to me. By the way John, I'm about 200
  21. Had the Estate Wagon out this Easter weekend to continue to move some “clutter” from my father in laws house. We enlisted the help of my nephew and his truck as well.... as you can see it takes a lot of truck to dwarf an Estate Wagon! Put about 120 miles on her and was able to do a bit of maintenance as well. It’s so nice to have a working vacuum advance again! I replaced what appeared to be the original distributor, vacuum advance and rotor a few weeks ago but not the vacuum line, and the vacuum hoses all appear to be originals, so finally got to that today. There will b
  22. Had a day off so got the Electra up and running and cleaned off. Didn’t get a lot of time to drive but went for a 10-mile drive to blow the cobwebs out. The Electra is running extremely well after the the supplemental fuel pump was installed and the air leak in the carb sorted. Got a nice pic under this blooming magnolia tree.
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