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PostSubject: Sup all   Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:29 pm

Hey guys and gals!. Don't know why I waited so long to join...I've browsed the forums many times b4. Got a '98 Riv SC for 4 years now. Been moddin' it and never plan on stopping twisted . Glad to see so many of you Riv heads like me.
The name is Scott. I'm a mechanic who started at a Buick dealer, so hopefully some of my knowledge can help a bit!
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:03 pm

Welcome Scott! Good to have you here. smile
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:04 pm

welcome scott! glad you made the move to say hi, and i hope we can pick your brain about buicks when the questions come up smile

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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:17 pm

THX!.....feel free to pick away, just don't go in through my nose shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:24 pm

Started at a Buick dealer? Where are you now?

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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:32 pm

Welcome, I waited 5 years before finding these guys, way too long!
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:51 pm

Again, THX!. I started as an actual mechanic at a Buick dealer. Got a better offer at a Pontiac-GMC dealer where I specialized in steering/suspension and driveability, and then became victim to the mass GM dealership shutdown. After 3 months of unemployment and hopelessly searching for another dealer job, I now work at a local collision shop who just expanded for mechanical repairs. Lil more backround, I'm ASE certified in Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Electrical/Electrical Systems, and Engine Performance.
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:10 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:20 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:29 pm

Scott,
Glad to have you on here. we can always use another perspective and some expertise in certain area's.
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:40 pm

Welcome! 3gears
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:10 am

Abaddon wrote:
Again, THX!. I started as an actual mechanic at a Buick dealer. Got a better offer at a Pontiac-GMC dealer where I specialized in steering/suspension and driveability, and then became victim to the mass GM dealership shutdown. After 3 months of unemployment and hopelessly searching for another dealer job, I now work at a local collision shop who just expanded for mechanical repairs. Lil more backround, I'm ASE certified in Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Electrical/Electrical Systems, and Engine Performance.

Oh!

BTW is your exhaust off one of the Cadillacs?

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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:37 pm

Welcome to the Forum thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:29 pm

AlbertJ,

No it's not. The tips are off of a 2005ish GP which I acquired working at the Pontiac dealer. The rest of the exhaust is custom made from the downpipe back......3" down the tunnel into a 2 1/2" equal length split, and DynoMax muffs. No cat (simulator) and no resonator. Had to turn the muffs to fit around the spare tire well, and slightly cut the fascia to raise the exhaust....I hated how low the factory positioning was. Below is a link to the full size image....

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad281/MuchPsi/PostableRivRear-1.jpg
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PostSubject: Resurrection   Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:32 am

I'm back.......god help you all lol
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:37 am

LOL I read your posts all the time! No offense, but I never knew you were gone!
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:08 am

Theres a bunch of em. It's been well over a year I believe.
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:18 am

Hope you're doing well, Scott.

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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:27 am

I"m ok I suppose. I've just been keeping to myself for a while...working. I think I mentioned before I disappeared that I was going back to the dealer. I'm still here.
Re-did my suspension last fall and completed my F41 setup (struts/shocks/springs/sway bars/bushings). The trans is coming out hopefully by the end of this week and getting rebuilt. I found a supplier that got me the Raybestos Stage 1 HP clutches and steels, and it's also getting 3.29 gears. I've since put wheels on the car too. I'll get a pic up soon. Also re-did the exhaust with Hooker Aerochambers. Got rear-ended last week, bent that exhaust all to hell, broke the tail light, the license plate frame, and gouged up the fascia...also cracked up the paint on the front bumper from hitting the car in front of me.

That's the quick version....
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:46 am

Scott!! Welcome Back!! We missed you over here.

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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:45 am

Welcome Back!
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:29 pm

Scott,haha....
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:37 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:35 pm

That gold Riv is lookin pretty nice! I would like to hear more about the park avenue ultra suspension upgrades that you've done! More pictures of the exhaust too!
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PostSubject: Re: Resurrection   Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:20 pm

welcolme back
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