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19 minutes ago, Rivdrivn said:

Ed, you know, I try never to just blend in. If a task can be made more difficult and the outcome more distinctive, I’m a sucker everytime. Glad you and others appreciate the extra effort.

I've got that Silver w/ black vinyl interior 65 Gran Sport. Pretty typical.  When it gets moved to the front burner, I'm going to go with the black fabric seats and look for a set of the Gran Sport wheel covers like yours.  Don't want another one just like the other one. What would it look like with red line tires? Or do I do black walls or triple stipes? 

 

Non-compliance is one reason I'm perfectly content to drive a '94 Roadmaster Estate wagon.  Probably get twice as many comments on it as the guys driving their new Camaros get.  Plus I'm getting spoiled "Driving the Lazy Boy leather covered couch" down the highway.

 

I don't know if he still has it but a guy I know has/had a Sedanette powered by a '455 with a TH400 behind it.  With the steel wheels and Buick dog dish caps, it was a real sleeper.

 

Which car are you taking to Gettysburg?

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5 minutes ago, RivNut said:

I've got that Silver w/ black vinyl 65 Gran Sport. Pretty typical.  When it gets moved to the front burner, I'm going to go with the black fabric seats and look for a set of the Gran Sport wheel covers like yours.  Don't want another one just like the other one. What would it look like with red line tires?  Non-compliance is one reason I'm perfectly content to drive a '94 Roadmaster Estate wagon.  Probably get twice as many comments on it as the guys driving their new Camaros get.  Plus I'm getting spoiled "Driving the Lazy Boy leather covered couch" down the highway.

 

I don't know if he still has it but a guy I know has/had a Sedanette powered by a '455 with a TH400 behind it.  With the steel wheels and Buick dog dish caps, it was a real sleeper.

 

Which car are you taking to Gettysburg?

We’re driving the convertible up from Tampa. Along the coast we’ll get our fill of oysters in Savanna and Charleston and on the return we'll go through the mountains to Asheville and Atlanta to visit grandkids

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When we met in Harrisburg in '10, Linda and I went back via the mountains.  It was a great drive and very scenic.  Except for when that underpowered 5.0 liter Olds motored 84 coupe of mine couldn't get uphill.  We got as far south as TN and KY before heading west towards home.  We visited Gettysburg then and explored the area pretty thoroughly.  Don't know if we want to repeat again this year.  Going the same place twice just isn't in my makeup.  Too many stones yet unturned.

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11 hours ago, dbaker9323 said:

My 1965, 1966 and 1971 Rivieras.  

 

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David, You have a beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing!

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13 hours ago, dbaker9323 said:

My 1965, 1966 and 1971 Rivieras.  

 

David Baker

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Lovely—are the 1965 and the 1966 both Turquoise Mist?

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Hi and thanks!  The 65 is Turquoise Mist;   The 66 is Aqua Mist.  They are nearly identical in  color - but the 66 is just a bit more blue in it.  Thanks for your inquiry!

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New coffee mugs for The Aqua Zephyr!

Created by a good friend of mine who does this kind of craft work as a side job.

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The wife and I at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Fayetteville, NC. Our local BCA club held our monthly meeting in Fayetteville this month.

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Nick going on tour with his 67 GS.

 

Their Band "Alien Atmosphere" is dropper the song Sail Away April 26th! 

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I’m visiting the northern Rivs this week. So far, the boat tail started right up and sounded pretty good. I’ll try another one tomorrow 

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New Diamondback triple stripe whitewall 235/75-15 tires and new stainless steel lug nuts installed on The Aqua Zephyr today. I like how the taller tires fill the wheel wells more than the old tires.

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New tires before I washed the protective coating off.

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Old crappy Chinese 225/70-15 whitewalls

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On 4/6/2019 at 10:43 PM, Rivdrivn said:

I’m visiting the northern Rivs this week. So far, the boat tail started right up and sounded pretty good. I’ll try another one tomorrow 

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Hey! All 3 started right up and ran just fine. And I just discovered that my Max Trac still works. Anyone else have a working Max Trac in their boat tail?

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1 hour ago, Rivdrivn said:

Anyone else have a working Max Trac in their boat tail?

 

Wow—that's impressive.

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We spent the day (Saturday) with The Aqua Zephyr at this years Goodguys NC Nationals car show at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC

The weather was perfect after rain and strong gusts the day before!

We had a lot of folks stop by and ask "How do those headlights work?" or just to talk about who they knew that had one when they were growing up. No judging today. We were just there to enjoy the beautiful spring day, admire some great works or rolling art and meet lots of Buick enthusiasts!

 

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I took The Aqua Zephyr out to the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Car Show today (Sunday). The weather was a little iffy early in the morning but cleared up nicely by noon. Ours was only one of two Buicks at the show, which isn't unusual for where I live.

Surprise! The Zephyr earned a Top 5 Antique Vehicle award. 

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This car is obviously not mine but I had to share with the group. Maybe it belongs to one of our members?

Seen at this past weekend's Goodguys show in Raleigh, NC

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This car is obviously not mine but I had to share with the group. Maybe it belongs to one of our members?

Seen at this past weekend's Goodguys show in Raleigh, NC

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Custom background picture of The Aqua Zephyr taken at the Goodguys 5th North Carolina Nationals car show.

Side Shot Saturday

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I know the spacing of the last "e" in 'Service' is wrong. I have contacted Photo-Sports to get a corrected copy of the custom photo made and sent to me.

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Finally getting to enjoy my first boat tail. Drives and handles great. All mechanical systems are now in good working order, except for the radiator which needs more cleaning. Too much Stop Leak over the years, I guess. New tires and center caps too.

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11 hours ago, Rivdrivn said:

Finally getting to enjoy my first boat tail. Drives and handles great. All mechanical systems are now in good working order, except for the radiator which needs more cleaning. Too much Stop Leak over the years, I guess. New tires and center caps too.

Where are you located? 

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13 hours ago, Rivdrivn said:

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Sharp color. I was about to ask you which blue it was, but then I was smart enough to check your signature …

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I got the Riviera out of hibernation today. We finally got some consistently warm weather strung together for a few days. This is one of my favorite days of the year along with all of the rituals that go along with it. I always enjoy sitting in the car with the aroma of moth balls and dryer sheets tickling my nostrils while I crank the starter until the oil light goes off, stop to give 2 pumps on the gas pedal, crank again and immediately I am greeted with the lovely sound of that engine starting and smoothing out. Nothing beats hearing that rumble coming out of the exhaust pipes for the first time of the year. As always too, I am left with the evidence of the Dynaflow belch in the pan on the floor. Hopefully, tomorrow I can take her out for a nice long drive so that I can top of the transmission fluid.

 

Bill

 

 

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I saw this on Instagram. 1969 Riv with a 1990's Buick Regal luggage rack (according to the owner) mounted on the trunk lid.

Looks kind of cool but I would not put it on my car. To each his own!

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