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Drove the '92 to the BCA Upper State New York Chapter Regional Meet on Thursday, Sept 28th and returned Sunday, Oct 1st.  About 190 miles each way from/to home.  Lucky enough to receive a 1st place plaque in the Buick 1975-Present Class.

 

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2 hours ago, DShip said:

Drove the '92 to the BCA Upper State New York Chapter Regional Meet on Thursday, Sept 28th and returned Sunday, Oct 1st.  About 190 miles each way from/to home.  Lucky enough to receive a 1st place plaque in the Buick 1975-Present Class.

 

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Wearing different wheels than I'm used to seeing. ???

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30 minutes ago, RivNut said:

Wearing different wheels than I'm used to seeing. ???

Ed...Inherited the "new" caps from Marty when he sold his '92 at Reno.

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4 hours ago, RivNut said:

Ahhhh!  Now they look familiar.  I'm not that familiar with them; are they Riviera caps?  I think they add some eloquence to the look.

They're Buick generic hubs of the era with "R" inserts, and thanks, it's a different look I'll keep for awhile.

 

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Pictures of my 1 of 454 LX 425 as promised …

 

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It looks better in the pictures than in person.

 

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Shell Beige with the Custom Saddle interior …

 

And of course, the LX 425.

 

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I posted it with my line-up quite a while back, page 15, but this is the first I’ve posted it on its own.

 

As I said in another post it is a massive project, I didn’t know exactly how much of a project when I bought it, but anyway.

 

I am getting pretty close to listing it for sale, especially after the purchase of the Flame Red ’65 GS a while back, I just haven’t gotten there yet.

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1 hour ago, NCRiviera said:

Randall,

 

Very nice Rivi! I assume the purpose of the rearward door opening handle on the door arm rest(s) is to allow rear seat passengers the ability to open the doors? I have never seen this feature before today.

Thanks Mike, like I said it looks better in the pictures than in person.

 

Yes, the rear door handle and longer arm rests was part of the Custom interior option from '63 to '65, along with other things.

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Thanks Mike.

 

As Mike said, it was posted with my line-up on page 15, kind of, but this is the first I’ve posted it on its own too.

 

This one needs a complete restoration also, but it is a solid example to start with. Now I just need to get started on it!

 

Flame Red with the Custom White interior …

 

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A bit more desirable color combination than the other one, and a GS to boot!

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1 hour ago, Rivman said:

Thanks Mike.

 

As Mike said, it was posted with my line-up on page 15, kind of, but this is the first I’ve posted it on its own too.

 

This one needs a complete restoration also, but it is a solid example to start with. Now I just need to get started on it!

 

Flame Red with the Custom White interior …

 

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A bit more desirable color combination than the other one, and a GS to boot!

Looks like a solid driver to me! Was the wire covers optional with the Gran Sport like they were with the standard car?

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On 10/9/2017 at 9:43 PM, DaveC6970 said:

Here's a pic of my Riv with the 2" drop springs installed. Still haven't decided on wheels yet, but it looks pretty cool with the turbine wheel covers.

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Stance, wheel covers, color all go together for the perfect look. The two inch drop springs are the crowning jewel for the "just right" stance.

Red Riviera Bob

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22 hours ago, RivNut said:

Randall,

 

I like the white sidewall width on these tires?  What size / brand of tire are these?  Old or new?

 

Ed

Tires are Cooper Lifeline 365, 225/75R15, probably 25 to 35 years old. The PO bought the car in 1991 and parked it in his garage until I bought it in 2015, as far as I know the tires were put on by the owner before him?

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21 hours ago, jframe said:

Looks like a solid driver to me! Was the wire covers optional with the Gran Sport like they were with the standard car?

It has been parked for a looong time, then I bought it and Tom M got it running, and then brought it on to me. It needs work to be able to even drive, but I am hoping maybe soon.

 

Yes, the wire covers were an option on the GS, but, this one did come with the original GS wheel covers, the standard covers with the spinners added, and were changed at some point. It actually has a combination of the '63 and '64-6 covers on it now. I'm not sure which I'll use in the end, either get the originals redone, or use the NOS '65 wire covers I have?

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I have a big box of pictures that I get out and scan once in a while. This one surfaced today.

It is about 1994. The Riviera body is sitting on four 6 ton jackstands while the frame is being redone. That's my daily driver, at the time, poking its nose in the garage.

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Old pic, that's before I had a ceiling put in the garage.

Bernie

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On 10/10/2017 at 12:02 PM, NCRiviera said:

Randall,

 

Very nice Rivi! I assume the purpose of the rearward door opening handle on the door arm rest(s) is to allow rear seat passengers the ability to open the doors? I have never seen this feature before today.

Yup

 

Last year was '67 deluxe interior option. 

I remember them as a kid back seater and own them now. 

As the world turns....

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On 10/15/2017 at 7:01 PM, TreyRob89 said:

Beautiful cruising weather in Texas this weekend! Anyone else hit the road?

I'm in Cleburne, TX now with a rental Camaro. I must say I dont like the new Camaro AT ALL. The weather is awesome 70's.

Your rims are stunning with your car. I've never seen them before. The (mag) silver with black inserts go well with the body. Angular curve combined.

Is that a single stage paint?

 

Gorgeous

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On 10/9/2017 at 9:43 PM, DaveC6970 said:

Here's a pic of my Riv with the 2" drop springs installed. Still haven't decided on wheels yet, but it looks pretty cool with the turbine wheel covers.

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Dave, how does the 2" lowering springs affect the suspension on the car.? Does suspension wear increase faster? Love the look, but does the car suffer from the suspension modification?

thank you

Red Riviera Bob

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On 10/17/2017 at 10:22 AM, 60FlatTop said:

I have a big box of pictures that I get out and scan once in a while. This one surfaced today.

It is about 1994. The Riviera body is sitting on four 6 ton jackstands while the frame is being redone. That's my daily driver, at the time, poking its nose in the garage.

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Old pic, that's before I had a ceiling put in the garage.

Bernie

Oldsmobile. One of my Dad's friends was in the automobile business and had an Olds 88 he modified for the drag strip. The car was immaculate and a competitive racer. Our area in central Md. south of Baltimore was rural. All of us had domestic livestock on our property. Our friend , " Bones", who had the Olds had " Barnyard" painted across the side. Bones is in his 80's .

 

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10 hours ago, PWB said:

I'm in Cleburne, TX now with a rental Camaro. I must say I dont like the new Camaro AT ALL. The weather is awesome 70's.

Your rims are stunning with your car. I've never seen them before. The (mag) silver with black inserts go well with the body. Angular curve combined.

Is that a single stage paint?

 

Gorgeous

Thank you! I wish I was able to do SS paint, but the gentleman who allowed me to use his shop insisted on using a clear coat. Hope you're enjoying Texas, let me know if you come further south towards San Antonio! It's difficult to find fellow Buick people down here

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51 minutes ago, NCRiviera said:

I took the Aqua Zephyr out for a photo shoot today.

 

Awesome. Reminds me of an Icelandic beach I visited. You should get a pic' with water and blue sky in the background.

If I wasn't hung up on my stock colors, I'd put my aqua seats in my black Riv - keep the dash, floor and headliner black.  One sharp combo.

 

 

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On 27/08/2015 at 3:39 PM, RivieraBear said:

I'd be happy to post a picture of mine....what's left of it.post-94639-0-84938600-1440715140_thumb.j

Hello RivieraBear

 

I was perusing this thread and came across your post with photo of your '63 (or 64?) Did you get your car fixed?  These cars are tough.  A friend of mine has a Flame Red '65 GS that he totalled.  His throttle stuck wide open when he floored it to pass a slowpoke on the highway.  Things happened so fast that he didn't think to turn the key off to kill the engine.  Anyway, as it happened, he went onto the center grass median and flew up onto oncoming traffic, hitting a big SUV when he got to the other side.  The point of impact was his driver's headlight.  His Riv was written off, due to frame damage.  The impact buckled his roof part way!  He broke 3 ribs and was lucky to survive without more serious injuries.

 

But, undaunted, he bought the car back from the insurance company and restored it!  He had the frame straightened, got the parts he needed (including a few bits from me) and within a year or so had the car back on the road! 

 

So I'm curious if you got your Rivi back together.  I know your accident happened a couple of years ago.  I hope it all worked out well for you, and the car.

 

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On 18/10/2017 at 7:41 PM, PWB said:

Yup

 

Last year was '67 deluxe interior option. 

I remember them as a kid back seater and own them now. 

As the world turns....

Yes, they discontinued the door opening paddle handles for the rear seat passengers in 1968 on the custom interior.  Another concerssion to Federal safety rules. 

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On 10/24/2017 at 11:44 PM, 65VerdeGS said:

His throttle stuck wide open when he floored it to pass a slowpoke on the highway. 

 

It is not a bad idea to get a pry bar between the frame rail and the exhaust manifold and lift up a little. Just to make sure those 50 year old motor mounts haven't separated.

 

"Wide open throttle to get around a slow poke" is usually a symptom of some that takes longer to fix than a motor mount. Check the mounts first.

 

I had a '53 Cadillac Series 62 come in for service once. The car was completely restored and a consistent show winner, gray with a dark blue top. It had a large circle of crushed fins on the engine side of the nicely painted and restored radiator, the same diameter as the fan. I pointed it out to the owner. He thought for a moment and replied "You know, once I had to brake hard and this gawd awful sound came out of the car, but it never happened again." Both nicely painted motor mounts were broken on that one.

 

Anyone going out to check their Riviera motor mounts? Or do you think they are OK?

Bernie

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