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The Riv
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The Riv

Name : John Rolfing
Age : 53
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PostSubject: Hope you dig older stuff............   Hope you dig older stuff............ EmptyFri Jun 12, 2009 5:43 pm

1968, and same family since new. (Second owner). BUILT 455
and 400TH. Very red, very fast, picked up a few trophies along the way and showed many Chevy and Ford boys the tail lights.
Glad I found you folks. Hope to share a lifetime
of grief and happiness with you. Lots of info to share, and hope to learn a bit along the way. Sorry, it's not a late model turbo, but I hope the 1050
makes up for it. Hope there a parking spot here for this thing......
pics to come, looking forward to meeting you guys. John.
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1998 Riv
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1998 Riv

Name : Dave
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Hey John, welcome aboard! We don't discriminate, a Riv is a Riv. smile
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And a 455 is a 455 (maybe not in your case)... Welcome John!

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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
Because fun


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


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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TonySmooth89
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Yeah we have a few guys with older rivs on this board so you'll have some help , though most of us know the 8th gens the best. Get some pics up when you get a chance!
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Jack the R
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TonySmooth89 wrote:
Yeah we have a few guys with older rivs on this board so you'll have some help , though most of us know the 8th gens the best. Get some pics up when you get a chance!

agree
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Karma
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PICS! smile

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Greetings!

455's rule!

The 68 Riv is so cool. I can just see Dean Martin cruising around in one...


Bert tavis
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deekster_caddy
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Welcome! There are quite a few of us around who have experience with the older stuff, myself included. We run a 455 in a '69 Buick Special, with fuel injection, nitrous, custom T/A cam for nitrous, custom rods and pistons, T/A block girdle... well let's just say there's nothing like a 455! I love driving my '98 Riv too, though...
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Welcome John. It's good to have some company in the "older generation" Riviera department. Mine aren't quite as old as yours (I have 2 '71 boattails, a '72 boattail I'm thinking about selling, and a '73 boattail I just ran at the Silver State Challenge here in Nevada at an average speed of 105 mph for 90 miles - our "rookie run"). One of my '71s is actually a Bonneville land speed racer (and is in my signature). We hit 182 mph last year and intend to go well over 200 this year. We have the first of the new aluminum Buick V-8 blocks from the protiotype run of 5. - and we're putting twin turbos on it!!!!
Welcome again,
Bill
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jimmyriv
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Welcome to the forum, John! cheers
Having an older Riv too('65'), the Riviera Owners Asso. is a good club to belong to also,
for info on the older models. A few of us here, belong to it.
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The Riv
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The Riv

Name : John Rolfing
Age : 53
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PostSubject: Re: Hope you dig older stuff............   Hope you dig older stuff............ EmptySun Jun 14, 2009 8:08 pm

Boattail Bill wrote:
Welcome John. It's good to have some company in the "older generation" Riviera department. Mine aren't quite as old as yours (I have 2 '71 boattails, a '72 boattail I'm thinking about selling, and a '73 boattail I just ran at the Silver State Challenge here in Nevada at an average speed of 105 mph for 90 miles - our "rookie run"). One of my '71s is actually a Bonneville land speed racer (and is in my signature). We hit 182 mph last year and intend to go well over 200 this year. We have the first of the new aluminum Buick V-8 blocks from the protiotype run of 5. - and we're putting twin turbos on it!!!!
Welcome again,
Bill
We'll be talking, bud! TA or Bulldog? Stage 3 or 4 heads?? Gear ratio?
You gotta be pushing 800hp plus to move that thing! Ever think about a 3:90 -4:30 gear? Thats a low-mid 10 second ride, you sure have my respect!!!!!! Weight?? shocked shocked shocked shocked
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