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Hello everyone, my name is Dave Garcia and I am the new owner of a 1963 Riviera. I bought it from a friend of mine who had it sitting for around 6 years. He purchased it from the grandson of the original owner. The lady had passed away and the grandson wanted the car out of the garage so he could get the house ready to sell. According to the grandson, the car had been in the garage for 20+ years before my friend bought it. My friend and his son put tires on it and a new battery, but found the manifold gasket was leaking. They tore the thing down a bit and replaced the head gaskets, manifold gaskets, and put a new HEI distributor and an aluminum radiator. It is a great running car! I had a problem with the electric driver's seat as it would not move at all! And with such a huge steering wheel that seat needed to be moved back. I looked at this site for direction and read some old posts on the same subject. I followed the suggestions and I got it to work again so thank you for that. Attached are a couple of pictures of my new ride!

I am interested in buying a service manual for this car. I looked on ebay and found there are 3 manuals for it? I don't want the CD version of it, so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to pick up a set that is reasonably priced? Thank you in advance!

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19 hours ago, Raiderdave said:

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to pick up a set that is reasonably priced?

 

Welcome to the Riviera family!  Two suggestions: (1) Join the Riviera Owner's Association (ROA) (https://www.rivowners.org/) and (2) try https://books4cars.com/listings.php?findmake=Buick&model=Riviera&year=1963&type=Shop  for your shop manual.  They advertise in the "Riview" which is the award-winning bi-monthly publication of the ROA.  You'll find a plethora of sources for parts, accessories and articles with useful how-to information.  The ROA website contains a members-only section with an extensive library of Riviera data, articles and technical information to maximize enjoyment of your Riviera.

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On 5/28/2021 at 9:46 PM, EmTee said:

 

Welcome to the Riviera family!  Two suggestions: (1) Join the Riviera Owner's Association (ROA) (https://www.rivowners.org/) and (2) try https://books4cars.com/listings.php?findmake=Buick&model=Riviera&year=1963&type=Shop  for your shop manual.  They advertise in the "Riview" which is the award-winning bi-monthly publication of the ROA.  You'll find a plethora of sources for parts, accessories and articles with useful how-to information.  The ROA website contains a members-only section with an extensive library of Riviera data, articles and technical information to maximize enjoyment of your Riviera.


What he said! 😀😀😀😀😀

 

Welcome to the world of ‘63 Riviera ownership. The Riviera site here has a wealth of information on how to solve the usual problems and helped me many times make my ‘63 a reliable and enjoyable Buick. Often the search facility will bring up previous posts on what you are trying to solve.

 

The shop manual is invaluable and worth waiting for a good one to turn up. I also found the CDs from Jim Cannon for parts and dealer service bulletins are worth the small $ he asks.

 

Chosen the right colour and year, say no more! Enjoy!

Rodney 😀😀😀😀😀😀

 

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