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  1. I have decided to sell my 1972 Buick Riviera boat tail. I am the 3rd owner and all the details are in the boat tail registry.Car is located in Middletown Ohio. Blue metallic paint with blue interior. According to the date plate its an early 72 Riv.. Has the split bench seat, column shift, AM/FM radio, Front bumper guards, power seats, and the rest of the standard stuff that came on the Riviera. This car originally came with the full sized hub caps (which you don't see often) and they are still on the car. It comes with a lot of new parts that I have not installed yet ( stainless brake lin
  2. Ah ok thanks for that info! The flywheel one would work best I think... since I have everything pretty much taken off the front of the engine. and about setting the rotor to #1 with the cam gears at 6 and 12... that is why I wanted to ask first before trying to do that bec I figured that wasn't right lol. It didn't say that in the book either way, which is why I was unclear. But I think that stuff you guys mentioned has put me on the right track. I really miss driving my Riv
  3. I hope to yank the cover off here soon. What is the best way to keep the engine from turning so I can remove the harmonic balancer bolt? I don't have any air tools.. just the old fashioned breaker bar + elbow grease+ brute strength lol
  4. Thanks for the info! Installing the timing gear set wasn't the problem, I understood that. I just didn't know if you could drop the dist. back in with the rotor pointing to #1 when the dots were lined to 6 and 12 on the timing gear set or if I had to mess with it otherwise to get things to TDC etc. Any other motor I have messed with,, the distro was at the back and you didn't have to mess with it. I will have to see how my bolt removal goes for my broken bolts too. So far, I don't think I need a new cover but I will know more after I pull it off the engine I haven't done too much actual mecha
  5. I guess thats true. I do know the older shop manual were more in depth, esp my 56 chevy ones and my 62 olds. I guess you were right though. By the 70s the shop manuals just seem to assume that you know what to do. They don't even go into what tools to use as much as the earlier ones. thanks for the help! By the way, do any of you know if the roller chain will have any clearance issues with the orig timing cover or oil pump? I know they sell a repop one where the oil pump stuff is moved a bit... but I didn't know if it made that much of a difference.
  6. Thanks for the info! I can't really turn the engine over that way, but I can use a breaker bar on the harmonic balancer bolt to turn it by hand. That is a good idea though! How come it just didn't tell me to do that in the shop manual lol
  7. Hey guys I need some help! I have a 72 Buick Riviera with a 455. I never have done a lot of this stuff before so it is all new to me. I do have all of the shop manuals and what not.. so I follow them as best as I can. Anyway, my water pump went out and I decided to change out the timing set while I was at it. I only broke 3 lower bolts that attach to the water pump so that isn't too bad. My question is... the book says to just line up the dots on the timing gear (6 and 12 o clock).. no problem.. but then just says to re install distro. Should the rotor be pointing at #1? Some ppl have told m
  8. Yep already a full member to that site with picts and data to my 72 uploaded. Been to cold to work on her though. I will put rally wheels on eventually.
  9. and yes this car was locally purchased here in Middletown ohio at Guyler Buick (the 2nd owner bought it and lived on the next street over from the orig owner). It is only about 6 blocks or so from where the 2nd owner lives
  10. Thanks for the info guys!! Actually the orig owner was in the ROA. The car came with ALL of the info from when he first joined back in 86.. so I have tons of magazines to look though. I have to get the tranny to shift since it won't go into 2nd. I am putting in a new governor, modulator, filter, fluid, kick down switch and solenoid. It just needs some other minor stuff... valve cover gaskets, rear diff cover gasket. The clock and front radio speaker do not work... but the rear speaker works great (cool that it has an AM/FM radio too). The interior is SUPER clean. Only the arm rest part of the
  11. I dunno, I kind of like the rally wheels. I guess I have time to decide. Worst case, I will just keep the orig rims as spares. It is a clean car though and came with all the orig documentation and a box of stuff from when the orig. owner joined the riviera owners association in the 1980s. I am the third owner actually. When the first owner passed a few years ago, the 2nd owner just bought it and drove it to golf on the weekend. Even the orig owner just drove it once in awhile. There is NO RUST on this thing.. and this is a locally bought Ohio car. The interior is almost flawless
  12. Hey everyone! I am usually an olds guy but I couldn't pass this car up. I have always been a fan of the boat tails. I hope to get more pictures of it and I will post soon. It is all original though and in great shape. I had a question about the rally wheels. It has the standard wheels now with caps, but I think I am looking for the 5x5 bolt pattern 15 x6 JJ code rims right? What kind of tires do you guys recommend? I am not sure if the tires I have on the car now will be able to be put on the rally wheels. They are in good shape though. I need to do some minor work to it (replace hoses, fluids
  13. Priced lowered to 6,500. Ad on hemmings (http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/oldsmobile/442/1666108.html) with more picts. Olds Nationals are 45 mins from me so come check out the car if interested since I am near by!
  14. If anyone is interested please PM me with offers. Thanks!
  15. Hey everyone! I parted out my 68 GTO a few years ago (sold the body/frame) and I just have a lot of old parts hanging out in the garage. I would like to sell everything as a package deal and just come and pick it all up. Located in Middletown, Ohio. I can take pictures of anything you want (just send me a PM of your requests). I am asking $2,300 for everything and well worth it. Here is the list of everything I have (that I can remember at the moment, there may be a bit more as I dig everything out) 1. 2 sets of front fenders (have the usual rust out toward the lower rear part, one set is from
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