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On 5/13/2019 at 5:29 PM, Riviera63 said:

Hopefully, tomorrow I can take her out for a nice long drive so that I can top of the transmission fluid.

 

Hmmmm, that almost looks good enough to pour right back in!  ;)

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An interesting 66 posted on Facebook:

 

"After 5 years it runs. ‘66 Riviera GS. ‘72, 455 BB, 2x4 ELDERBROCK cars on Offy manifold, 268 Comp. cam. Engine built by “Wells Racing Engines”. Totally new wiring harnesses from “ Haywire” wiring. Totally new front suspension. Paint by “Munoz” painting, Red Oak, Texas. Color “ Riviera Red”. New AC from “Old Air” Kennedale, Texas. “ Griffin” Raditor Summit Racing Next is 4 wheel disc brakes, coming this winter."

 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/750693058659917/?ref=feed_rhc

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I just acquired two medium format slides from 1965 and 1966 of a '65 Riviera Gran Sport and a '66 GS with head restraints.

The '65 picture was taken in July 1965. The '66 picture was taken in July 1966. Maybe the same owner? Definitely the same photographer, as both slide frames have similar annotations in the same hand writing.

I always enjoy seeing classic cars in their original environment.

Look how long those radio antennas are!

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The Aqua Zephyr made a new friend today. Fellow ROA member Ron and his 1971 Buick Riviera. People were stopping, staring and giving us the thumbs up!

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I just picked her up this past weekend! Excited beyond words! This is my dream car. So I bought her for my 40th birthday present to myself. My wife will forgive me eventually, right?? Haha!

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11 hours ago, M. ALEMAN said:

I just picked her up this past weekend!

Congratulations on your new present! You have a great looking Riviera and family.

Welcome to the forum. You have found the right place to have your Riviera questions answered.

Two recommendations: 1) If you have not already done so, please consider joining the Riviera Owners Association. Go to www.rivowners.org to find the membership link. Membership is not a requirement to participate in the forum but membership definitely has its advantages (to quote an old advertisement). The site has a wealth of Riviera information available only to paid members.

2) Feel free to learn how to search for information in this forum and others using the Search feature. Many of your upcoming questions have probably already been asked and discussed at length. If you can't find what you are looking for, post a question with supporting photographs.

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22 hours ago, M. ALEMAN said:

So I bought her for my 40th birthday present to myself.

 Well, Happy Birthday to you;)

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My other daily drivers seem to be having issues lately, so this one has gone from show car to driver status again. And of course it promptly rained.

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23 hours ago, M. ALEMAN said:

That patina is work keeping. I dont think I'd paint it.

 

Agree - I have the same situation with my '64 Grand Prix (also white).  The paint appears to be original and the wear tells a story (like where it's worm to bare steel just above the driver's door handle.  It was basically flat white when I got it.  I have been treating it to a couple of doses of Meguire's #7 Show Car Glaze (non-abrasive) each summer.  It really has a nice shine now.

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13 hours ago, EmTee said:

 

Agree - I have the same situation with my '64 Grand Prix (also white).  The paint appears to be original and the wear tells a story (like where it's worm to bare steel just above the driver's door handle.  It was basically flat white when I got it.  I have been treating it to a couple of doses of Meguire's #7 Show Car Glaze (non-abrasive) each summer.  It really has a nice shine now.

I’ve heard WD-40 helps but I’m afraid it might make the paint even softer. Old wives tale?

 

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WD-40.  The inventor's 40th try (finally getting it) at Water Displacement.

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22 hours ago, PWB said:

I’ve heard WD-40 helps but I’m afraid it might make the paint even softer. Old wives tale? 

 

I apply the Meguire's #7 as described here: https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/how-to-articles-by-mike-phillips/25304-secret-removing-oxidation-restoring-show-car-finish-antique-single-stage-paints.html

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Just kind of because ...

 

My 1999 Silver Arrow #152 at the ROA International Meet in Gettysburg, PA, June 2019 …

 

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2 hours ago, Rivman said:

Just kind of because ...

 

My 1999 Silver Arrow #152 at the ROA International Meet in Gettysburg, PA, June 2019 …

 

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Beautiful car! 

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It took me 4 1/2 years start to finish and I am ready to enjoy my 64!  Kept everything original except springs, tires, and paint (needed a dark color to show off the brightwork) Taking it to Good Guys in Des Moines.  Big thanks to the ROA for technical help along the way.

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On 7/1/2019 at 9:46 AM, 64 SUPRCAT said:

Kept everything original 

You created a fine looking Riviera. Congrats and now enjoy it! 

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I promise these will be my last pictures of The Aqua Zephyr at Gettysburg but I couldn't resist sharing a composite image I made for Instagram's 'Tail Light Tuesday'. (Yes, today is Thursday 😁

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Mike,

 

I've found a sister for Aqua Zephyr.  Gotta find a way to attach the link.

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I needed to get away from my tablet and get to an actual computer.  

 

Here you go.  Just think of the fun you could have.

 

1968 Buick Riviera

 

1968 Buick Riviera

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3 hours ago, RivNut said:

Mike,

 

I've found a sister for Aqua Zephyr.  Gotta find a way to attach the link.

There was a turquoise 69 GS at the meet but I didn't get around to talk to the owner. I wanted to get some pictures of the cars together but he left right after the show. Too bad, too. His was almost a mirror image of mine. 😕

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3 hours ago, RivNut said:

I needed to get away from my tablet and get to an actual computer.  

 

Here you go.  Just think of the fun you could have.

 

1968 Buick Riviera

 

1968 Buick Riviera

I saw this one for sale on CL several times. 

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It's now on carsforsale.com.  In the ad it says that its powered by a 350 SBC.  But it looks more like a Chevy big block to my eye.

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