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jonly
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Name : james
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PostSubject: what's up!   what's up! EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 10:46 am

first post -
I bought a 96 riv sc in 2000 with 32k miles on it. Now it has 174k. I've been fairly impressed with it in the last 7 years, aside from incidentals I've only really had to replace the sc tensioner pulley. I"ve had it long enough to start thinking about the restoration process which is going to begin this summer, so I'm looking for web resources and stumbled on this site from a link at regalgs.
Look forward to hanging out with you people.

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edit: I also had to replace the sc bypass valve at around 110k.
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PostSubject: Re: what's up!   what's up! EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 11:35 am

welcome! thats a sharp looking car for 174k!!! you have found the mother of all riv resources wink (well for the 95-99 that is)
what needs restoring?

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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: what's up!   what's up! EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 11:39 am

it needs paint, the driver's seat is starting to rip, she drips oil all over the driveway, and some of the chrome is starting to flake.
The trim over the driver's side front wheel comes loose from time to time and needs to be snapped back in place. Little things like that. And nearing 200k I'm starting to think about my next engine. Thanks for the welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: what's up!   what's up! EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 11:54 am

probably the oil pan gasket leaking = easy fix happy
you mean the chrome parts of the body are peeling? thats the first i've heard of that.

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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: what's up!   what's up! EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 12:04 pm

yeah, it's the worst around the rear license plate
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PostSubject: Re: what's up!   what's up! EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 12:13 pm

jonly wrote:
...And nearing 200k I'm starting to think about my next engine. Thanks for the welcome!

What makes you think it needs a new engine? I'd imagine the miles are mostly highway and not all that hard on the lump. You should be more concerned about the trans more than anything if you WANT something to think about. Otherwise, welcome. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: what's up!   what's up! EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 12:41 pm

I'll end up replacing both this summer/fall. Peace of mind perhaps.
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PostSubject: Re: what's up!   what's up! EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 1:30 pm

Welcome! This is a great forum for thr last generation Riv.

jonly wrote:
yeah, it's the worst around the rear license plate

The only chrome on these is the rear plate ring and the grille and they are plastic, the best way to replace it to do the whole tail light assembly.
The rest is stainless, and the clips on the front wheel moulding are replaceable too.

My '92 Riv has 216K on it and the 3800 still runs very good, it actually uses less oil in 3000 miles than my '95 with only 54K!
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PostSubject: Re: what's up!   what's up! EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 3:26 pm

welcome to the forums james happy alot of good info here. nice looking riv, I like that color.. I feel your pain with the whole paint ordeal though, mine needs to be painted soon
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Welcome to site site! You'll enjoy it here wink
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PostSubject: Re: what's up!   what's up! EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 10:38 pm

hey thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: what's up!   what's up! EmptyWed Apr 18, 2007 10:56 pm

Hey James. Welcome! You'll spend most of your free time here. Lot's of info. happy
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PostSubject: Re: what's up!   what's up! EmptyThu Apr 19, 2007 10:28 am

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Hey James. Welcome! You'll spend most of your free time here. Lot's of info. happy

Especially when you catch the mod bug.
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