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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:28 am

OK, I've been quiet until now, but it's time to point out the obvious:

THERE HAVE NEVER BEEN RIVIERAS WITH PORTHOLES!!

Portholes are reserved for Roadmasters, Electras, etc...
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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:20 am

Eldo wrote:
OK, I've been quiet until now, but it's time to point out the obvious:

THERE HAVE NEVER BEEN RIVIERAS WITH PORTHOLES!!

Portholes are reserved for Roadmasters, Electras, etc...

i never said they were from a Riviera or that you had to put them on one. Regardless of what they are supposed to be on there are a few members who already have them on the rivs.

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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:06 pm

The Rivieras of the 50s had portholes - before I get angry comments, I know those aren't he same as ours. Portholes is a Buick thing though and as long as it's done with taste and paying homage to Buick history, I have no problem with the holes IMO
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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:47 pm

Just wanted to clarify, I didnt mean for my comment above to sound angry. I havent had a good night sleep since last friday b/c my A/C in my house is broken and its no fun trying to sleep in 85* heat.

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PostSubject: VentiPorts   Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:57 pm

When I see buicks that come with them from the factory I'm like, coooool.

When I see buicks that have them stuck on I cry.

When I see cars that are not buicks that have them stuck on I get angry.

You guys didn't stick the autozone ports on your Rivs, did you?..



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A traditional Buick styling cue dating to 1949 is a series of three or four vents on the front fender behind the front wheels. The source of this design feature was a custom car of Buick stylist Ned Nickles, which in addition had a flashing light within each hole each synchronized with a specific spark plug simulating the flames from the exhaust stack of a fighter airplane. Combined with the bombsight mascot (introduced in 1946), VentiPorts put the driver at the controls of an imaginary fighter airplane. The flashing light feature was not used by Buick in production, but VentiPorts remained as nonfunctional ornamentation.
They were called VentiPorts because the 1949 sales brochure noted that VentiPorts helped ventilate the engine compartment. The suggestion was made that they allowed air flow out of the engine bay. Air entered from the grill into the engine bay and was pressurized by the radiator fan, and exited through the VentiPorts. And possibly that was true in early 1949, but sometime during the model year they became plugged. VentiPorts have appeared sporadically on several models since and are currently featured


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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:38 pm

hahaha.....i hate that too....
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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:20 am

Friends don't let friends stick "VentiPorts" on there Riviera!

or any other car for that matter!

agree

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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:00 am

jbird wrote:
Friends don't let friends stick "VentiPorts" on there Riviera!

or any other car for that matter!

agree

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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:36 pm

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When I see buicks that come with them from the factory I'm like, coooool.

When I see buicks that have them stuck on I cry.

I'm pretty sure the "factory" ones are stuck on (have seen Park Ave Ultras both with them and without).

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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:30 am

Eldo wrote:
OK, I've been quiet until now, but it's time to point out the obvious:

THERE HAVE NEVER BEEN RIVIERAS WITH PORTHOLES!!

Portholes are reserved for Roadmasters, Electras, etc...

True. However the Riviera name was started in 1949 I believe. And with few exceptions it meant a 2 door hardtop or a 4 door hardtop. Specials, Supers, Centuries, and Roadmasters of the 50s had them. The LaSabre, Invicta, Electra and Electra 225s had them. The Specials and Skylarks (through 1965) had them. The Wildcats had them (for the 1st two years). The Buick Apollo had them.

And recent Buicks like the Park Ave, Lacrosse and Lucerne had them. So, I do not consider it sacrilege to put them on the 8th gen Riviera. I quite dislike them on non-Buick cars however.
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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:26 pm

Not sacrilege, just more of a purist way of looking at it. The Riviera model never saw portholes. You're referring to Riviera trim used to distinguish certain body styles of the Roadmaster, a different thing.

Like G-Body from '80s and G-Body from '90s are the same, but different.

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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:28 pm

Well a true purist would never modify a car in any way, not even replacing a bolt or a nut with a non-stock version.
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PostSubject: Re: VentiPorts   Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:59 pm

That is true. Someone I know is restoring an old Triumph, and some of the original fasteners aren't even replaced - they're refinished with new electro-coat.

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KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
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