Jim Cannon

1963-65 Dealer Service Bulletins

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A short note to remind newcomers to this Forum and new Riviera owners that I have scans of the original Buick Dealer Service Bulletins for the '63, '64 and '65 Buicks for sale on CD for $10 for '63 and '64, $12 for the '65 (requires 2 CDs), plus my actual postage cost to get it to you.  In the USA, Priority Mail is $7.35 right now.  Overseas postage is more.  I have alternate delivery options to overseas buyers; contact me for details.

 

The scans are a series of PDF files, organized into Groups the way Buick organized them.

 

I also have the '63 Buick Master Chassis Parts Book scanned on CD for $10+postage.  It includes many drawings of the cars with part group number references.  This CD is also a series of PDF files organized into Groups the way Buick organized them.  This CD is "searchable" across all of the PDFs on the disc (which is handy when you are not quite sure where to look for a part).

 

I can mail up to 4 CDs in one mailer for the Priority Mail flat rate, if you want several CDs.  This cuts down on the average postage per CD.

 

I'm not out to make a killing off of these, I offer them as a service to 1st Gen. Riv owners.  I'm mainly recovering my cost of materials.  I've sold a few dozen in the past 10 years and everyone has been pleased.  Email me at 63Rivvy (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know what you need.  Payment can be with PayPal, personal check or cash.

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Guys: You really should take advantage of this.  This is a killer deal, and an often invaluable aid when looking down the barrel of a repair or restoration.

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Back to the top.

 

Postage is still $7.35 for destinations in the USA. Priority Mail, takes 2 or 3 days.

 

Contact me with questions.

 

Thanks!

Jim

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Jim,

 

Do the '65 bulletins include the clamshell adjusting/maintenance instructions?

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Yes, there are 3 bulletins in '65 discussing the headlight visors.

 

Here's the Index for Group 10 - Electrical. The scans on the CDs are much clearer than this screenshot.

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, JJ62 said:

Jim,

 

Do the '65 bulletins include the clamshell adjusting/maintenance instructions?

 

I picked up one of these last month.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Buick-Clamshell-Headlight-Shop-Manual-Riviera-Repair-Service-Clam-Shell/361569558662?fits=Year%3A1965|Model%3ARiviera&hash=item542f39a086:g:zTAAAOSwR5dXROK5

 

Craig

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13 minutes ago, Craig Balzer said:

 

I can't tell for sure without seeing this publication (48 pages) but it sounds like they have taken the 3 Dealer Service Bulletins related to the visor headlights and combined them into a single publication. I don't know if Buick did this for their shops or not.

 

They are getting $24+6 shipping=$30 for 48 pages. My CDs have hundreds of pages for $17. Maybe I should raise my prices?

 

 

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Attention out there.

 

No matter what you think you might have found, the complete series offered by Jim is still the best deal you'll find.  Even if he does raise his prices.  A $10 hamburger always tastes better than a $5 one.  It has to; it costs more.  Right? 

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There are numerous examples of getting rid of unsalable merchandise by raising the price and calling it a "limited edition" or some such. :D 

 

Irrespective of that, this is the best document deal going for these cars.  If you work on your own car, you need this.  If you don't work on your own car, you really need it -- because the guy you're paying to drive the wrench probably knows even less than you do.

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  The best "deal" out there, at least as it relates to the headlight service bulletin,  is the fact I have been sending copies of the headlight service bulletin (the 28 page comprehensive version which is a summation of all the bulletins), first paper and now a pdf file, to ROA members for decades for FREE.

  This is just one of the benefits of ROA membership which is already an incredible value

 

Tom Mooney

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Belonging to the ROA is like owning an American Express Card - "Membership has its privileges."

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2 hours ago, RivNut said:

Belonging to the ROA is like owning an American Express Card - "Membership has its privileges."

 

Better! Rivieras are accepted everywhere,

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Good day.

 

Outta curiosity, would there be a way to receive the pdf files electronically? Unfortunately, my computer CD's are now being stored near my 8-track and cassette collections as neither of our operable Mac laptops have CD capabilities. I'd certainly be more than willing to pay a similar CD cost for the pdf files, but the plastic, hence the files, does me no good. Personally, I don't know much about setting up a file transfer, ( but I do download a lot of client files, etc at work, but for all I know you already have a stack of CDs burned with the information) but some form of a DropBox site where once we pay for the files, we get a password to access the files to download would be handy.

 

Anyway, just wondering...

 

 

HO HO HO... twenty-twenty and beyond...😀

 

Later,

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

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Hey Jim, I'd like to buy your service bulletins for my '65 Riviera but since I live abroad (Switzerland) would you consider zipping these files and sending them through a file transfer service (like for example wetransfer.com) ? 

It's pretty easy to use, safe, and I'm using this service to transfer big files around.

Thanks for your reply.

Phil

 

ROA 13717

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On 12/21/2019 at 4:33 PM, Jim Cannon said:

Postage is still $7.35 for destinations in the USA. Priority Mail, takes 2 or 3 days.

 

Contact me with questions


email sent

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The Post Office has bumped the postage up now to $7.75 for US destinations.

 

Email me.

 

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