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2 minutes ago, ASUIN93 said:

322 Nailhead, two speed auto. Power windows, seats.

322 w/ four barrel carb if it's a Roadmaster.  Dynaflow transmission.  Transmission shift indicator may have D and L on the shifter quadrant but it's a torque multiplying transmission - about 5 or so torque converters.  No shifts between 0 and top end. Low, according to the chassis manual, L is for getting the car out of mud, sand, or other situations where a constant lower gear is needed. You can't do that in Drive in a Dynaflow.  You can compare the Dynaflow to today's constant velocity transmissions. 

 

I drove a 55 Century, white with red interior, to high school.  Really nice car.  It was the "crowd's choice" for the long trips to out of town basketball games and getting as many as possible into the drive in theater.  The Century had the smaller body like the Special, but the bigger engine of the Roadmaster.  Buick's "hot rod."  Back in the late 30's Buick added the Century name to it's lineup.  Century = 100.  Buicks way of telling the public that this car had a top end over 100 mph, even back in the 30's.

 

Kind of like this picture that I found on Google. 'Cept mine didn't have the wide whites.  54 - 57 Buicks make great mild customs.  

 

1955 BUICK CENTURY 2 DOOR HARDTOP - Side Profile - 15926

 

All is it takes is to cut the coils, shave the door handles, and add a set of Lancers.

 

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

Wow, tough act to follow...

 

I was able to get my survivor '64 out for a quick run today. Although Alberta just opened Stage 2 of the pandemic which includes theatres, this theatre was still closed, and made for some easy quick pics...

 

Normally that playbill on the wall would be updated pretty regularly...

 

Later,

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Mike went to the movies, we went bowling.haha 😁😎

 

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49 minutes ago, 71GS said:

we went bowling.

Great pictures! 👍

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15 hours ago, RivNut said:

Any more info on the 54?

Power windows, power seats (original), amazingly, the inside is pretty original other than the seat coverings and paint. All the gauges work and are original. Not a bad car purchased for $200 in the early 90s. Engine has never been rebuilt, at least since my dad purchased it.

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18 hours ago, 71GS said:

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Gorgeous!

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22 hours ago, MikeJS said:

Later,

 

Where in Canada do you get to see Indian first run movies in a big cinema? 🍁🇨🇦🎦😊

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On 6/13/2020 at 11:06 PM, NC1968Riviera said:

Great pictures! 👍

Thanks 

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The ‘71 GS is coming along nicely 

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Just because it's Summer!

The Aqua Zephyr at Gettysburg, PA Wyndham Hotel, June 2019

Preparing for the 2019 ROA International Annual Meet

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1 hour ago, NC1968Riviera said:

Are you going with a satin finish?

No, that’s just the base coat. I’ll post pictures again once the clear coat is on.

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Clear coated. Waiting for chrome, glass, and polished stainless trim

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Clear coated. Waiting for chrome, glass, and polished stainless trim

 

Looking good. 👍

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On 6/5/2020 at 10:53 AM, bodayguy said:

I put my 64 on a truck to Columbus and a new owner, Brian. Hopefully he joins the board here. You guys have been great. I do hope years down the line I can get a 65. Beautiful cars!!

 

 

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Columbus, Ohio?  I have a matching one with red interior.  Would like to meet up with others in the area who have first gens!

 

Thanks,

Robert

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On 6/28/2020 at 1:40 PM, BillK said:

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Handsome! Blue, Sand Grey Firemist, or something else?

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Long struggle on first time effort. 401 Nailhead rebuild. Got the engine mounted without tearing up anything.

Turbinator

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Looks great Bob. The hard work is done.

 

Kevin 

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22 hours ago, MY64RIVIERA said:

Columbus, Ohio?  I have a matching one with red interior.  Would like to meet up with others in the area who have first gens!

 

Thanks,

Robert

 

You can download the ROA membership roster from the website, save it, then sort it by state, city, or zip code. It can be saved as an excel document and you can sort it many different ways. Once you have that, you could look for others in your area with first generations, and make contact with them.

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27 minutes ago, kegart said:

Looks great Bob. The hard work is done.

 

Kevin 

Kev, thank you. I believe the gent who was lead mechanic on this install is top of the heap. No short cups, no rush ( but we do keep moving), well thought and planned. His long time experience in engine swaps and replacement is a big plus in my book. We have nut run the gauge tubing yet, but we have a plan. I wrapped the copper tubing in black rubber hose to cushion the tubing from vibration and wear. I sealed the water temp black hose I split with black rubber cement.

Hooking up gauges, water hoses, fix crimps, adjust belt tension, check and double check nuts and bolts, water in the radiator, fluid in steering pump, check transmission after we get it running. Check for leaks. Hopefully good to go for a ride by the weekend. Kev, moving slow these daze.

Turbinator

 

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Riviera Owners Association Annual International Meet 2019
Gettysburg, PA #Gettysburg 
Wyndham Hotel @wyndham
Hot air balloon above and beyond the car show display parking lot, early morning June 28th, 2019. No one suspected that Gettysburg would have the highest temperature in the nation that day. What a scorcher!

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