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PostSubject: 1977 & 1995 Rivieras   Wed May 16, 2007 5:40 pm

I'm kinda new here. I have a 1995 Riviera pictured below:


It's stock with the obvious exception of the wheels and tires. Those are 17" ICW wheels. The tires are Continentals, P235/50 R17s. They're a little bit wider than stock tires, I think. I have sequential brake/turn signals installed. I swapped out the stock headlight lamps to SilverStar low beam lamps, and GE Night Hawk high beam lamps. I also changed rotors to slotted & crossed drilled rotors. I had a problem with the front rotors warping with the stock rims. I changed the front rotors to the new ones before I got the new rims. It seemed to fix my problem. Although, I could've gotten hold of cheap rotors too. I switched the back ones just so they'd match the front ones. Here's a closer look at the rotor and wheel:


I have a Connex 4600T CB radio in the car because I'm a truck driver and I have a few folks I talk to on there. I put the antenna on after I took the first picture above.

Here's a picture of my first car, which was a 1977 Buick Riviera:


Sorry for the black and white pic. It's the best pic I have of it. It was white with a blue vinyl top on the back half. It had a stock 350 V8 with a 4 barrel carb. I forget which brand of wheels I had put on there. Pretty much your standard chromed steel wheels. I had dual exhaust put on it. NO mufflers at all. Just a catalytic converter and the pipes. It sounded great. Not real loud, because those were some LONG pipes to the back of that car. It had a great sound though. It came stock with a AM/FM/CB radio with 8 track player. I believe it was an extra $500 option back in '77. The CB didn't work anymore and the radio didn't pick up very well either. The whole dash had to come out to get that sucker out of there. I had it replaced with a Kenwood tape player. (early 90s, CD players were still too much for my teenage income) I put some new 6x9 speakers in the back deck, and that thing sounded great even with no amp. The trunk sealed so good, it was like a big speaker box . It had a factory sunroof that leaked. Had the seal repaired, but after a year it started leaking again. I had a lot of fun in that car. Sometimes I miss it more than the 1980 Corvette I had about 9 years ago! If anyone else has some 77 pics I'd like to see them. Don't see many 77s on the road these days. Those cars were really nice for back then. That car took the road so smoothly. My '95 rides and handles good too, but that '77 was a boat! It seemed to float going down the road... Thanks for letting me post, and thanks for reading!

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PostSubject: Re: 1977 & 1995 Rivieras   Wed May 16, 2007 9:15 pm

Hey Fuelman, Welcome! Nice looking tire and wheel set up. happy
Your the first person I've heard of besides myself that have sequential lights. How do you llike them, get many comments? Good looking 77 too, I like that body style.
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 & 1995 Rivieras   Wed May 16, 2007 9:41 pm

jax95riv wrote:
Hey Fuelman, Welcome! Nice looking tire and wheel set up. happy
Your the first person I've heard of besides myself that have sequential lights. How do you llike them, get many comments? Good looking 77 too, I like that body style.

Thanks for the welcome. I wanted a wheel set up that was different, but not too flashy. I went a little more conservative, and I haven't seen that exact wheel design around that much in my area. Everybody has chrome. Which is fine, to each his own. I like chrome wheels, but I just really liked the ones I got when I saw them. For my car, I just thought really flashy wheels would be just too much for me.

I like the turn signals a lot. I've gotten more response from the website I bought them from than in person actually. happy
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 & 1995 Rivieras   Wed May 16, 2007 10:19 pm

jax95riv wrote:
Hey Fuelman, Welcome! Nice looking tire and wheel set up. happy
Your the first person I've heard of besides myself that have sequential lights. How do you llike them, get many comments? Good looking 77 too, I like that body style.

I didn't know you had them! I was looking at the website where fuelman got his when I saw his car on there and emailed him about it.

I think I might do it to my car too. Looks pretty cool.
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 & 1995 Rivieras   Thu May 17, 2007 6:42 am

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I didn't know you had them! I was looking at the
website where fuelman got his when I saw his car on there and emailed
him about it.

There's a video of them under my showroom thread. I love them!
What website did fuelman get his from?
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PostSubject: Re: 1977 & 1995 Rivieras   Fri May 18, 2007 8:42 am

Hey FuelMan,
There is a real sharp '77' on E-bay right now. Two tone silver...http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1977-BUICK-RIVIERA-56K-FLA-CAR-OUTSTANDING-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ270121573533QQihZ017QQcategoryZ6142QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem. check it out... smile
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