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jsthomas
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Name : shannon
Age : 42
Location : florida
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PostSubject: new from fl   new from fl EmptyMon Feb 25, 2008 5:50 pm

this is a great site! i have learned so much from just reading alot of the topics and post. my husband brought home a 95 riv s/c that he bought from a young kid for $200, the car had broke down (he buys cars to junk ) . one of the pulley's broke and the belt. i loved the car i had never seen that kind before, so i had him repair the pulley and belt, but it smelled hot and loud noises coming from the s/c also the temp gauage did not work nor the lights for the shifter and there was a pcm sitting in the back seat. (we never keep the cars he brings home because we dont know the history and its expensive to replace parts sometimes)any ways to make my long story short, i looked on the web and found this site and started reading............i am not mechancialy inclined by any means but this site made it easy, we ordered a coupler and other stuff from zz, replaced temp gauge, sensor, coolant and also looked at the old pcm and took out the prom and put it in the new one, now gauges work. i want to thank everyone for sharing their stories because that is how we fixed the car, now i get to keep it:) still some rough idle but we have yet to change spark plugs and wires. thanks again
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Mr.Riviera
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Name : Matthew
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Location : Florida
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyMon Feb 25, 2008 6:16 pm

wow! its always great to hear our site helped keep one more riv from going to the crusher.
$200 is quite a steal, even if it had no engine at all!
what part of FL are you in?

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1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black -daily
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RhinoFLA
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Name : Ryan
Age : 31
Location : Port Richey, FL
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyMon Feb 25, 2008 6:25 pm

Woo another FL member! 200 bucks is quite the steal, you probably didn't spend much more than that to get it running good lol. How many miles? Pics?
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TonySmooth89
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Name : Anthony
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Location : Florida
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyMon Feb 25, 2008 6:26 pm

Yay more of us florida folk.
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyMon Feb 25, 2008 6:34 pm

sounds like my car but i got mine for 700, welcome to the site
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyMon Feb 25, 2008 6:50 pm

For $200, that's an amazing deal. If the interior's in good shape, it's definitely a keeper! All you need is new spark wires and plugs, and those shouldn't set you back that much either! Glad to hear that this site helped restore another '95 Riviera!
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jsthomas
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Name : shannon
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyMon Feb 25, 2008 6:59 pm

thanks, interior is in great shape beige with wood dash and panels the car is beige also and 97k miles on it, few scratches on back bumper but other than that beautiful.................lakeland florida between tampa and orlando..........im still playing with it detailing and so on but pics soon.................thanks again for a great site
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RhinoFLA
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Name : Ryan
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyMon Feb 25, 2008 7:09 pm

Ah lakelands not too far from here. 97k Miles, that's impressive.. bargain hunter extraordinare!
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stan
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyMon Feb 25, 2008 7:09 pm

fix it,and keep it.
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jimmyriv
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyMon Feb 25, 2008 9:00 pm

Sounds like you lucked out. I hope your problems are easy fix type. Any info you need, you can find here. Welcome to the forum! thumbsup
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99Rivman
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyTue Feb 26, 2008 8:15 am

jimmyriv wrote:
Sounds like you lucked out. I hope your problems are easy fix type. Any info you need, you can find here. Welcome to the forum! thumbsup
agree
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyTue Feb 26, 2008 8:36 am

Nice find. Welcome to the site!

Good luck with your Riv, hope you keep it for a while!
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jax95riv
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jax95riv

Name : Jack
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyTue Feb 26, 2008 5:46 pm

Welcome. Awesome story, I think you'll really like the car!
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PostSubject: Re: new from fl   new from fl EmptyTue Feb 26, 2008 7:50 pm

Greetings!

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