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PostSubject: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:50 pm

Hello all,
I've been enjoing the forums for the last week as a new (to me ) Riviera owner from Massachusetts. I always likes the looks of the Riviera and did some Craigslist searching. I found a 1996 non supercharged with 46,110 miles - always garaged, elderly owned. It's shocking how clean it is under the hood, and all around for that matter. Just started using it for work this week and it's awesome on the highway. Looks like I am going to have to replace the brake lines unfortunatly - do they coat those with a rust inhibitor? Probably the rotors too due to lack of use... I usually do all my own work -will post pictures of any procedures that would be usefull for others.
A great Forum you have!! wink
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:31 pm

Welcome Phil!! Great to have another New Englander here. smile

Looking forward to seeing some pics of your ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:35 pm

Phil Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:06 am

WELCOME !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:33 am

Welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:35 am

Greetings hi
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:12 am

Welcome Phil. Nice to see another Massachusetts owner.

I used to be pretty easy to pick out of the crowd as my craigslist riv had purple hood on a silver/blue Riv.

I can usually be found on the Mass Pike. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:07 pm

Ello! Welcome to the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:56 pm

Welcome Phil! If you are north of Boston and want any assistance with any of those things hit me up.

-Derek
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:34 pm

Thanks all for the welcome! cool
Andrew.. I'll look for you on the Pike I'm on it every day too - live in Millbury.
Derek... thanks ...just sold my MG ('79)
Rick..here's some picks








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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:03 pm

I'll post some better pictures in the Showroom when I'm feeling more creative
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:38 pm

Just a head-up, Dragnet.
Lost my brakes recently when a rear caliper line broke off through simple corrosion. Replaced both sides, and all is good. Another victim of northeast weather conditions (NYS) and it's brother, salt.
Beware, take care, garaged or not smile
Good luck with that beauty.
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:44 pm

Very nice... and with the non-SC Series II engine you will get more than 30 MPG on the highway when everything's running right...
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:59 am

nice to meet you Phil, shes beautiful
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:04 am

Welcome Phil! Nice riv too. It looks like it's the same color as mine and I wish my paint looked like that. And although I'm proud of my miles, I wouldn't mind of my odometer looked like that too. lol

Riddle me this, riddle me that, why does your '96 have a 98-99 front driveer seat..? hmm
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:13 am

I'd like an answer to this question too Phil.Nothing but the facts.
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:54 am

Dragnet wrote:
Andrew.. I'll look for you on the Pike I'm on it every day too - live in Millbury.

No shyt! I live in Grafton. I must have seen your Riv cause that was my color of my previous one before I painted it bright green. My Riv now is like I said a blue/silver. I'm driving kinda slow and careful since I still need some work and I don't want to break it. wink
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:54 am

Guess I would like to know that too!!!

The story you are about to hear is true... razz

Here is a high res picture of the seats (link)

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/e2vtsbvkJKUn0jctmLIwz9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/VGx34cPkn4ELiSL5zocFS9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

Here are ones from under the driver and passenger seats with dates- can a expert whitness identify? :-)

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/xCgSnVxukxtUsxHiaPWt6dMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JPwZJM-7St0shEuReDiAqtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:58 am

Andysdorm wrote:
Dragnet wrote:
Andrew.. I'll look for you on the Pike I'm on it every day too - live in Millbury.

No shyt! I live in Grafton. I must have seen your Riv cause that was my color of my previous one before I painted it bright green. My Riv now is like I said a blue/silver. I'm driving kinda slow and careful since I still need some work and I don't want to break it. wink

You might not have seen it yet as I just picked it up last Wenesday.. I'm on the road a lot so I'll keep an eye out!
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:52 pm

Dragnet wrote:
Andysdorm wrote:
Dragnet wrote:
Andrew.. I'll look for you on the Pike I'm on it every day too - live in Millbury.

No shyt! I live in Grafton. I must have seen your Riv cause that was my color of my previous one before I painted it bright green. My Riv now is like I said a blue/silver. I'm driving kinda slow and careful since I still need some work and I don't want to break it. wink

You might not have seen it yet as I just picked it up last Wenesday.. I'm on the road a lot so I'll keep an eye out!

I still can't believe you found one with only around 40k miles on it. Wow.

Ford in Westboro had one on their lot in 2008 when I was looking to buy new and needed to trade in my old Riv. They wanted $12,000 for a 1997 SC with over 100k miles on it. And they had the gaul to only offer me $100 for mine as a trade in.
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:08 pm

Andysdorm wrote:
Dragnet wrote:
Andysdorm wrote:
Dragnet wrote:
Andrew.. I'll look for you on the Pike I'm on it every day too - live in Millbury.

No shyt! I live in Grafton. I must have seen your Riv cause that was my color of my previous one before I painted it bright green. My Riv now is like I said a blue/silver. I'm driving kinda slow and careful since I still need some work and I don't want to break it. wink

You might not have seen it yet as I just picked it up last Wenesday.. I'm on the road a lot so I'll keep an eye out!

I still can't believe you found one with only around 40k miles on it. Wow.

Ford in Westboro had one on their lot in 2008 when I was looking to buy new and needed to trade in my old Riv. They wanted $12,000 for a 1997 SC with over 100k miles on it. And they had the gaul to only offer me $100 for mine as a trade in.

Add is still up
http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/2718075207.html
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:39 pm

Welcome! Tons of great info and great people here!
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:10 pm

Ok am I missing something? Why do you say the seat is from a 98-99? My 96 has the same seat
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:40 pm

Only difference that I know of is that the 98-99 seats have a more rounded seat control trim piece than the 95-97 Rivs. Otherwise they are the same seat as far as i know.
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PostSubject: Re: Allow myself to introduce myself..   Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:46 pm

Now im going to have to check that when i get home... scratch
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