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Robb
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Name : Robb
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 4:50 am

I just picked up a 95 supercharged Riv. Mopars are favorite, but I have always loved Buicks. My friend in college had a 66 Electra convertible. You couldn't hear the motor run, but it would smoke the tires. I've also always loved the 63-67 Rivs. I know a guy that has a 97 Riv that I've done a lot of work on and its a nice car. So I looked on craigslist and found a maroon with maroon leather for $800 - too hard to pass up a deal like that. Its not perfect, but only needs 4-5 minor things to be a good driver. And I got an extra supercharger and a great sound system in the deal.
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 6:02 am

Welcome to the site Rob and congrat's on what sounds like a good deal.

There's a lot of good info on this site. If you feel you need it.
The "Write-Up" Section, accessible from the tab at the top of the page has great stuff in it and the search feature will generally find any other subject you may need as well as much, much more.

Again, welcome and hope maybe you can help some of us here as well.
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 8:54 am

Welcome!
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 9:34 am

Please be sure to set up a Signature with info about your car (year/color/mileage/modification).

Please post somthing about the problems you are working on , on the car, after you run a 'search' of the site to find out if someone's tackled those problems before.

Thanks and welcome aboard

Albertj
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 11:51 am

welcome!
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 11:59 am

hi Hola senior!
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 12:44 pm

Welcome Robb, good to have you here. There's a fellow who has done work on my Riv where I live named Rob too, which is pretty funny.

This site is full of excellent information on these vehicles. Enjoy!
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 12:59 pm

hi Rob.
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 1:08 pm

Ello Rob!
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 1:56 pm

sunny

Welcome!

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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
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'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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BMD
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 2:00 pm

Welcome Rob, looks like we might have twins! shocked
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Robb
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 3:20 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to getting it fixed up a little. There are a lot of scraps and dents and scratches, but it runs good. The guy I got it from gave a laundry list of what he did to it, and from what I can see he wasn't lying. He is also the head of vehicle maintenance for a large plaza, so that is a good thing.

The exhaust is brand new, but it leaks around the cheap clamps....Looks like a trip to the weld shop. I'm also debating about removing the Supercharged emblem off the back. Less reason to get pulled over and more of a sleeper is always a good thing, lol.

I haven't gotten it on the road yet, but thats only a few days away. Oh, and BMD....if we have twins, my car would be the one that was the crazy risktaker bro....everything works fine, but a lot of cuts and bruises.
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyMon Jul 12, 2010 5:25 pm

Robb wrote:
Thanks for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to getting it fixed up a little. There are a lot of scraps and dents and scratches, but it runs good. The guy I got it from gave a laundry list of what he did to it, and from what I can see he wasn't lying. He is also the head of vehicle maintenance for a large plaza, so that is a good thing.

The exhaust is brand new, but it leaks around the cheap clamps....Looks like a trip to the weld shop. I'm also debating about removing the Supercharged emblem off the back. Less reason to get pulled over and more of a sleeper is always a good thing, lol.

I haven't gotten it on the road yet, but thats only a few days away. Oh, and BMD....if we have twins, my car would be the one that was the crazy risktaker bro....everything works fine, but a lot of cuts and bruises.

A 'plan B' would be to install "guillotine" clamps instead of the ones that are on there. They have a C-shaped bolt and a skinny metal hasp instead of the wide stamped one. Another 'plan B' clamp would be like the ones Volvo used in the '80s - they were one stamped and rolled piece, went all the way around the pipe and had a fairly small bolt to clamp shut. Older parts guys know what those clamps are. Try a NAPA. Plan "c" would be to put on band clamps (pricey) usually you see those only on polished SS exhausts.

All of which make welding sound good.

Albertj
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Robb
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyTue Jul 13, 2010 10:43 am

I have a welding shop that Ive never paid more than $40 to get anything done, and they are excellent. I once had a 3" duel custom exhaust done for $35 years ago, I had it all cut and ready to go for them and cash deal, so yeah I'll be going to them.
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1998 Riv
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1998 Riv

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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyTue Jul 13, 2010 11:27 am

Robb, welcome aboard. Sounds like you got a nice deal on the Riv.

I'll assume you spell your name same as you typed it. smile
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curious riv

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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyTue Jul 13, 2010 3:43 pm

welcome!
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Robb
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Name : Robb
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Hi Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hi   Hi EmptyTue Jul 13, 2010 4:25 pm

Thanks, I do, its funny to have to correct people sometimes.
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