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PostSubject: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptySun Jan 17, 2010 11:11 pm

hey guys im dave. im from new zealand and this is my 67 riv it had a body off rebuild about 15yrs ago but hasnt been driven much at all since then . its running a 430 /th400 and a 10bolt posi diff i have also added 18in showheels 'streeters' for a little bit of modern styling.there would prob be only a handful of this model in new zealand
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptySun Jan 17, 2010 11:18 pm

she looks like a beaut my man! my grandfather had the same one in green. btw, your pics didnt come out ....
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptySun Jan 17, 2010 11:21 pm

Amazing Riv!
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptySun Jan 17, 2010 11:26 pm

there they go. sweet! what a dynamite ride!
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptySun Jan 17, 2010 11:28 pm

Love it! clap

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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 12:05 am

Well I'm obviously going to love it - Look at my Avatar! thumbsup

Oh, it's better than a Turbo 400... Its the last year of the Super Turbine 400, with the switch-pitch stator-vanes in the torque converter. With that and the Posi, that car will do 0-60 in 7 flat. (Also, it hardly "creeps" at stop lights.)

3 questions:

-Do I see cornering lights in the front?

-Does the A/C still work?

-Was the car originally sold in New Zealand? I notice that it has a single master cylinder, and ours had a tandem... Also, there were never headrests in ours.
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 8:06 am

Welcome to the site, fantastic car!
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 8:17 am

Welcome Dave, and that is definately one sweet ride!
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 11:40 am

Welcome Dave!
Nice '67! Reminds me of my old '66!

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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 12:13 pm

That is one beautiful vehicle. The wheels look excellent on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 12:16 pm

My neighbor has a burnt metallic orange 71 Riviera with gold spoke daytons. I will try and gets sum pics of it up here for you, it really isn't my style, but it is still a gorgeous car.
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 10:31 pm

hey guys thanx very much im glad u like it . to answer eldos questions
1- yes it does have cornering lights
2-not sure about the a/c it is complete but it has been removed i have all the parts.
it was imported into nz in 72 and as far as i know that is the factory master cylinder and head rests but interior was vynal originally. and ohk on the trans dont know anything about it but yea it doesnt creep and does boogie once u get it rollin. wat rear end ratio would it be likely to have?
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyMon Jan 18, 2010 10:54 pm

IIRC, it's a straight 3:1 axle ratio. You don't need any more with 475 foot-pounds of torque plus the switch-pitch... twisted

Just for edification, I'll give you a brief run-through of that: If you look at your throttle linkage, you'll notice that you have a lot more wires than necessary to just work the electric Turbo 400 kick-down solenoid. That plunger-switch on the side of the carburetor controls both the kick-down and the switch-pitch. Also, there should be a microswitch where the rear part of the throttle linkage meets the horizontal rod. You'll see that the joint is rather sloppy - it's that way on purpose. That is the switch that puts the converter into high-stall when your foot is off the gas at a stop, which is what reduces the creep.

If it still works, you've probably noticed that you really have to bury your foot in the carpet to get a forced-downshift, and that it has a distinct 'click' feel at the end of the travel... Long before you get to the kick-down click (click-down?), the plunger hits the contacts for the torque converter. Basically, you pass through 1> Partial primaries, 2> switch-pitch to high-stall during the rest of the primaries, 3> Secondaries, and finally 4> Kick-down.

You can test the switch-pitch by un-clipping the end of the plunger from the carburetor and having a friend power-brake the engine to about 1500 RPM. If it's working, when you manually press the plunger in you will see, feel and hear the change in RPM and driveline torque.

Try it, you'll like it! happy

PS - Does it have power locks, too? Also, how much is petrol down there?
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyTue Jan 19, 2010 4:04 am

um ok as far as i can c only the kickdown wires go to the plunger there are 2 .1 straight from the trans and the other is an earth i tink
it has vacuum door locks which dnt work. and petrol is $1.90 per litre an thats nz $ which is 73c us at da mo
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyTue Jan 19, 2010 4:41 am

Not as bad as Europe, but still over $5/gallon U.S...

Are there unused terminals on the plunger? Did you find the microswitch on the throttle linkage joint? I suppose someone could have replaced the tranny with a regular 400 somewhere along the way, but if it has that plunger switch, it from the factory with the Super Turbine... The surest way to check the transmission is to look underneath. If it's a Super Turbine, it will have 2 electrical terminals at the connector-plug instead of just one.


This isn't the greatest picture in the world (my closeup setting won't work with flash for some reason...) but as you can see, the front two terminals go to the throttle-linkage switch. The other 3 are for IGN Hot input, output to kick-down solenoid, and output to switch-pitch solenoid. There are no grounds (earths), because the solenoids ground thru the transmission case.


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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyTue Jan 19, 2010 1:23 pm

buick67 wrote:
hey guys thanx very much im glad u like it . to answer eldos wat rear end ratio would it be likely to have?

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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyTue Jan 19, 2010 4:48 pm

Sweepspear wrote:
buick67 wrote:
hey guys thanx very much im glad u like it . to answer eldos wat rear end ratio would it be likely to have?

3:07

Well, I was within 2.3%... oops

I guess it was the '71 Lincoln that was 3.0, and the Rivi and the Wildcat were 3.07.
(That's why I have those switches, SOMEday I'm gonna' put Switch Pitch in the Convertible.)
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyTue Jan 19, 2010 5:53 pm

Eldo wrote:

Well, I was within 2.3%... oops

I guess it was the '71 Lincoln that was 3.0, and the Rivi and the Wildcat were 3.07.
(That's why I have those switches, SOMEday I'm gonna' put Switch Pitch in the Convertible.)

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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyTue Jan 19, 2010 9:51 pm

verry nice dave
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyWed Jan 20, 2010 1:55 am

mmm no mine doesn have that .
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyWed Feb 03, 2010 7:03 pm

Great looking Riv, bud. Sure am glad to see I'm not the
only guy here with the second generation body style!
Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for it.
Oh yeah, since your vacuum locks are inop, make sure
that the vacuum source for them is plugged. There should
be a rectangular plastic "manifold" on the driver's side firewall
with vacuum hoses coming from it. Plug the nipple if you haven't
already. Your idle mix will thank you! Glad you found the forum!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyWed Feb 03, 2010 8:22 pm

The Riv wrote:

Oh yeah, since your vacuum locks are inop, make sure
that the vacuum source for them is plugged. There should
be a rectangular plastic "manifold" on the driver's side firewall
with vacuum hoses coming from it. Plug the nipple if you haven't
already. Your idle mix will thank you! Glad you found the forum!!!

Or check that the "small coffee can" vacuum tank under the hood isn't rusted out...
BTW Dave, does your car have the vacuum trunk release button in the glove box?
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PostSubject: Re: Dave's 67 Riv   Dave's 67 Riv EmptyWed Feb 03, 2010 10:15 pm

not sure if it did originally but it does not now think it was removed wen the car was rebuilt
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