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Mr.Riviera
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PostSubject: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyWed Jan 17, 2007 11:32 pm

i think im the first one here with a 96 smile
i took some new pics recently, but if you want to see more of them just look on my cardomain site.
sorry its so big but i wanted to show off my (well actually my parents) new camera. and the purple tint to the lights looked cool.
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it really shows how the pearl coat changes with the sunlight.
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ok last one.... for now 8)
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu Jan 18, 2007 12:17 am

LOVE the pearl! smile
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu Jan 18, 2007 8:38 am

Great shots. I really like this one:

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We need to make a calendar!

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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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'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
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'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu Jan 18, 2007 10:03 am

Great pictures!
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu Jan 18, 2007 11:40 am

thanks for the complements,
did i mention i'm in the CNFCGP callender? got july all to myself. but i totaly agree, we need to contact cafepress and make one up of just riv's. so there is 10 members as of today, i say the first 13 get in next years callender smile 12 mo and cover shot.

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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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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu Jan 18, 2007 10:35 pm

Sweet ride. That is definately tight. I love the pearl! I bet it turns some heads! :shock:
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptySun Jan 21, 2007 12:23 pm

Your chrome wheels and paint look fantastic together. Great pics Matthew.
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptySun Jan 21, 2007 7:39 pm

Sharp Car! Love the Color!
If I get another one it will be the Pearl White. Where did you get the tail pipes?
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptySun Jan 21, 2007 7:42 pm

ractives tips-but they dont make them anymore frown i found those on ebay. its hard to find oval chrome tips that are similar to the stock ones. those retailed at $42 each :shock:

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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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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyTue Jan 23, 2007 9:09 pm

Thats one of the best looking Rivers I've ever seen. Those blacked out windows on that white is about as good as it gets!
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyTue Jan 23, 2007 9:14 pm

nothing beats a complement about a mans car happy thanks everyone. its nice to know everyone here is as car crazy as i am about Riviera's.

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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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PostSubject: new pics are up   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu May 10, 2007 1:30 pm

i took some more pics of my cleaned engine and interior after seeing everyone posting up their engine shots wink

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the alternator was hard to get clean
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the dried out look of the black plastic where the wipers are is actualy a spray wax that i didnt clean off before taking the pic bonk and my STB was off b/c i was repainting it.
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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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a few wrinkles but not bad wink
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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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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu May 10, 2007 1:40 pm

sorry, last ones;
here are 2 shots after an acrylic wax (Klasse AIO and glaze). very shiny but not much depth. white paint is hard to make reflective.
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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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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu May 10, 2007 2:51 pm

Wow, so clean! Showing what it takes to be Riv of the month!

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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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'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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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu May 10, 2007 3:09 pm

lol thanks!
now i just hope i can place at the car show may 19th happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu May 10, 2007 4:07 pm

Looks good thumbsup

The alternators are a pain, I took mine off sanded it smooth and polished it on a cloth wheel with rouge bars. It was a lot shinier when I first did it, bare aluminum fades quickly frown

How much of a mark does the STB leave in the hood liner?
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu May 10, 2007 4:13 pm

The 'old skool' seat buckles are the best.
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu May 10, 2007 5:46 pm

Wow looks awesome. How do you get the engine so clean?!?!

And where did you get that steering wheel cover? I can't find out that will fit our steering wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu May 10, 2007 5:50 pm

Very nice Matthew. I think you'll do just fine in the show. You have a damn good looking ride. thumbsup How did you clean your alternator and is that an amp cord on the driver's side floor?
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu May 10, 2007 6:47 pm

thanks guys!
the cord is for my scanner, it is always plugged in and my pda stays in the console just in case i have a problem.
i used a degreaser on the engine first (black magic engine shine) and i used sea foam spray (baisicly just a coat of petrol oil) to detail it and spray wax on the painted parts.
the steering wheel cover is the standard size, most will fit but they do not go on easy. you must pull and strech it starting at the top and working down. just make sure its lines up right starting out b/c it will not move once its put on! i cut my last one off :shock:
(dont laugh but i think i got that cover at wallmart or autozone) it matches pretty well and doesnt look too gaudy IMO. i just like it b/c it protects the wheel and thickens it up a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu May 10, 2007 6:55 pm

I mean the actual ENGINE. It looks perfect.

I have black magic but I didn't want to use too much. Did you spray the engine down? Will I have to cover anything up?

I don't want to be ruining anything I dont have to trying to clean my engine. wink Someone should do a write-up of this. :o
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyThu May 10, 2007 7:59 pm

Wow, what a clean and pristine looking Riv inside and out. Kudos to you and your detailing skills Matthew. You rule......... bow
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Wow! That is a clean looking engine for sure. Bravo! Great job. I love the pics. Keep up the great work!!! bow
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5)   1996 Riviera (Updated 2/4/10 on page 4 & 5) EmptyFri May 11, 2007 2:36 am

dude the dash kit makes me want woodgrain, but i wish i could find a solid black. maybe i'll paint one.
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