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Boattail Bill
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Name : Bill
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PostSubject: Greetings everyone   Greetings everyone EmptySat Nov 22, 2008 2:27 am

I am a Riviera enthusiast for about 40 years, a boattail Riviera (1971 to be exact) owner for about 32 years, and just registered to post topics on this forum, although I've been reading it for a couple months now and have found it very helpful.

I am 51 years old, a retired land surveyor, and currently own:
> My "baby", my '71 Riviera boattail which I've owned since about 1977, have slept in, have taken both my ex-wives on first dates in, and which has gone over 182 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats this year (Sept. 2008).

> My "spare parts car", aka "The Green Turd", which is a '73 Riviera boattail which I bought a couple years ago, mostly for the engine block, after blowing up the stock engine in the '71 at Bonneville in 2006 at 128 mph. However, it turns out the "Turd" runs pretty well, so I never stripped it. Instead, I did some overdue maintnance on it and have it running well. It looks terrible, but runs good!!!!!

> My "replacement" '71 Riviera GS, bought as a streetable replacement for my "baby" after having my original '71 modified beyond the point of no return for Bonneville Land Speed Racing (roll cage, wiring removal, rear seat area removal for 3-link quick change rear end, fire system, door net, etc). This is a "basket case" car, however, that will require much restoration.

> My "on a whim replacement" '72 Riviera boattail, which is running and looking reasonably ok, bought shortly after the basket case car so I could drive around in a boattail immediately.

> My mom's car, a '97 Generation-8 Riviera I bought for her this last summer.

Currently, I've mostly been working on "sprucing up" this '97 in preparation for presenting it to her on her birthday, and that's where I've been reading these forums for help. Topics (write-ups) that have helped me immensely here so far are;

> Removing the plastic cover off the supercharger
> Changing the oil in the supercharger
> Using the SeaFoam treatment(s) - - have done it in all my cars now
> Removing, cleaning, and replacing the center console
> Removing and replacing the seats (for thorough carpet cleaning)
> Paintless Dent Repair (I'm still stunned over the spectaular improvement that made in the appearance of the car!!!!)
> Morad's parts outfit in Ohio where I got a new chrome trim for the front wheel opening, a new headlight switch, a new power radio antenna, a new console lid/arm rest, and a new driver's air bag/steering wheel center
> Write-up on how the clips work for installing the wheel opening chrome trim

Thanks for being there, and I'm sure I'll be an enthusiastic reader for some time, now.
Bill
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings everyone   Greetings everyone EmptySat Nov 22, 2008 8:43 am

Greetings!

Sounds like YOU ARE THE FASTEST MAN, on www.rivieraperformance.com bow
Congratulations and welcome! hi

When you get time post some pics or a link to some pics of your stable. clap
The replacement sounds like something I would like to get a hold of for a project idea scratch

The happy wife has a 99 Riv and I have several other Buicks and am thinking about buying a 67 Lesabre convertible... bonk

Bert tavis
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings everyone   Greetings everyone EmptySat Nov 22, 2008 12:18 pm

Welcome! Tell us more about the Salt Flats run!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings everyone   Greetings everyone EmptySat Nov 22, 2008 1:22 pm

hi Boattail Bill-welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings everyone   Greetings everyone EmptySat Nov 22, 2008 3:45 pm

HI! Welcome, ... the 71 Riv is my dreamcar... someday.....

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings everyone   Greetings everyone EmptySat Nov 22, 2008 7:51 pm

welcome Bill.
thats quite a greeting.
thanks for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings everyone   Greetings everyone EmptyMon Nov 24, 2008 6:15 pm

Hi, Bill. I'm a little late, but welcome to Riviera Performance. Your cars define what we are all about! The high-speed run story at Bonneville has been moved to its own thread at this link: http://rivperformance.editboard.com/racing-kill-stories-f10/world-s-fastest-riviera-t4529.htm

Thanks again for sharing; welcome, welcome, welcome!

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
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'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings everyone   Greetings everyone EmptyMon Nov 24, 2008 6:44 pm

Welcome!!
You're my new hero.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings everyone   Greetings everyone EmptyMon Nov 24, 2008 7:29 pm

Welcome to the forum Boattail Bill.
i understand you love for the earlier models having a first generation model myself (65).... hi
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