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Age : 61
Location : The Netherlands, Europe
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Some pictures:

JOKO's 1967 Riviera MoveAside

JOKO's 1967 Riviera EngineBay

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JOKO's 1967 Riviera MySide

JOKO's 1967 Riviera 67Riv3

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JOKO's 1967 Riviera 67Riv1

It's not an original 1967 Buick colour. I choose it from several possible Blue-ish colours the painter presented me. I think it worked out great on the car.

The original colour of the car was: Charcoal Grey with a Black Vinyl Top. When I bought it, 13 years ago !, it had had kind of a $100,- paint-job in the States. Scratches on all Window Trim from sanding, all the Riviera Emblems removed, the Vinyl Top was cut of at the Roof-rail with a box-cutter, etc.
Other than that, the colour on it wasn't too bad. A kind of "Sea-water Green".

I stripped it and took of all old paint, till bare metal. (with a lot of help). Then it was straightened and resprayed in this Blue colour. (Metal Flake).

Almost everything on the car has been rebuild over the years. It's got the original rebuild Switch Pitch with a custom 12 inch converter and a 3.07 open rear end. I rebuild the engine with 10:1 Hypereutectic pistons, a streetable hot cam, Stage 1 springs, ported heads and a specially calibrated Q-jet.
All in all a real "Autobahn Stormer" here in The Netherlands, Europe.
The one thing that keeps me from going too fast are the original 12 inch aluminum brake drums up front. They work real well but cannot stand a few high speed stops ....................................pffffffhhhhhhewww !
Keeps your hearthrate going heart heart

There are no real dragstrips here in Holland, so we have to find other ways to enjoy our toys. One thing is giving korean and Japanese Plastic Kitty cars a run for there money at stoplight gran prix. That fully spoilered Subaru Impreza
did NOT like it, when we accellarated side by side. Him shifting like crazy and me just smiling (a mile wide) angel
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PostSubject: Re: JOKO's 1967 Riviera   JOKO's 1967 Riviera EmptyTue Mar 20, 2007 2:05 pm

quote: "One thing is giving korean and Japanese Plastic Kitty cars a run for there money at stoplight gran prix"

I see things aren't so different across the water. smile

VERY nice Riv. Thanks muchly for sharing.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
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
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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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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'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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awesome
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PostSubject: JOKO's little helpers .................   JOKO's 1967 Riviera EmptyTue Mar 20, 2007 2:25 pm

I can't do it all by myself, so I have some helpers.

This one is test-driving the Pro Stock Pigiera. Man, does it go ! 3gears

JOKO's 1967 Riviera ProStockPigiera2

He is forging a new set of pistons for me and also needs to repair the rod, wich seems to have "lost" the bottom halve of the big end

JOKO's 1967 Riviera ForgedPistons
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kick ass! thumbsup

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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
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PostSubject: Re: JOKO's 1967 Riviera   JOKO's 1967 Riviera EmptyTue Mar 20, 2007 5:34 pm

Sweet looking ride, John. 67 is my favorite year for the Riviera and you did a wonderful job restoring her. happy Welcome to the board.
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SWEET old skool but SWEET
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very nice
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PostSubject: Re: JOKO's 1967 Riviera   JOKO's 1967 Riviera EmptyWed Mar 21, 2007 12:37 pm

John, good to see you here. Meeting season is coming soon... will see each other on the first Saturday Night Cruise (?) Will drive the Behemoth ('72 Estate Wagon) so I can take the crankshaft, engine mount and some other small items with me for you.
I can confirm the "Autubahn Stormer" is doing the job very well.... still sweating when thinking about that drive in your '67 along the coast 2 years ago bow
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PostSubject: Re: JOKO's 1967 Riviera   JOKO's 1967 Riviera EmptyMon Apr 16, 2007 10:49 pm

I've got a 65,but I sure like 67's, especially what's under the hood. My brother has a 400hp 430 starwars in his 38 Buick Century street rod....check it out(and we're old guys 63 & 60) jimmyriv[img]JOKO's 1967 Riviera TimsBdaystuff001-1[/img]
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