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GeneMpls
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GeneMpls

Name : Gene
Age : 73
Location : Mpls, Mn
Joined : 2007-05-20
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PostSubject: New old fart   New old fart EmptySun May 20, 2007 3:20 pm

Hi- my name is Gene and I have rounded the 60 corner
and spent 30 years rebuilding and restoring corvettes as well as building
customs, street rods, lead sleds and custom corvettes. My first car was a
'32 ford coach when I was 15 and my first corvette was a two year old '66
coupe when I was 21 (my daughter was 3 mo old and grew up in the
back of that coupe- we didn't have child safety laws back then). I retired it with
285k miles- serious frame rust problems.

I have had the good fortune to have a *lot* of cars over the years
including a corvette at all times since the first one ( full custom '66 convert
and a modified '01 convert now).

This being Minnesota one needs a winter beater too, of course. I repainted
a '86 Regal T-type and installed the running gear from a SS Monte- when that
grew long in the tooth I bought my first '89 LeSabre T-type- nearly had a
breakdown worrying about stepping down to a '6' cyl- I had never owned
one. But it was a love affair from the start- that one got a lot of miles ( I
thought) and I found another one with 10k miles and ran that one up to
well over 100k and looked frantically for another low mi LeS T-type with
no luck. Ended up buying a '98 sc riviera and loving that - running the miles up
on that and buying another '98 sc Riv with 23k mi in Cleveland a month ago and driving it home.

The first Riv was kind of a test case- to make sure I liked it- so now I am pumped
to make this one nice. I had modified the ashtray and CD storage areas into
usable 'cubby holes' for the stuff that you need at hand so I transferred those
modifications to the 'new' one and have a corvette radio and changer ready
to go in when I have time. All of my cars have been silver on top and black
lower (except the '01 corv) and this Riv is all black- so I will 2-tone it with silver
sometime this summer when it doesn't get much use. I also have 16" Mille
Miglia silver wheels from the old Riv on the new one.

I would really like to add an old style rear spoiler (not the currently available
spoiler on ebay) before I paint it- but don't have much hope of finding one.
I may have to fabricate one, but I have kinda quit bodywork- but never say
never.

Anyway- I have been too windy- but it is nice to be with people who talk
Buick (especially Riv) performance- instead of grandkids ( have to admit to
having one). Thanks - I will be reading old posts as I have time and plotting
course for future mods. Buicks forever -Gene clap
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Andysdorm

Name : Andrew
Age : 35
Location : Worcester, MA
Joined : 2007-01-17
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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptySun May 20, 2007 5:41 pm

Hi Gene, welcome.

spend some time looking at some old topics you might find something you can add to,

Looking forward to pics of the Riv
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jimmyriv
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jimmyriv

Name : James
Age : 75
Location : Muskegon, Michigan
Joined : 2007-03-16
Post Count : 781
Merit : 8

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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptySun May 20, 2007 5:52 pm

Welcome to the forum, Gene.
My father's name was Gene too! Hope you enjoy yourself here as much as I do. There are a lot of cool and entertaining young dudes here. lol And the info exchange is top notch.
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mayfair4life187
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mayfair4life187

Name : Bill
Age : 37
Location : Sewell, New Jersey
Joined : 2007-05-13
Post Count : 60
Merit : 0

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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptySun May 20, 2007 6:39 pm

Welcome Gene. U'll find this site very informative, cuz i sure have. Can't wait to see pics.
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racinfan
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racinfan

Name : Joe
Location : Cleveland, OH
Joined : 2007-02-05
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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptySun May 20, 2007 8:00 pm

Are you in the Cleveland area?
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SpaceBar
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SpaceBar

Name : Patrick
Age : 33
Location : Quincy, MA
Joined : 2007-04-08
Post Count : 1199
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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptySun May 20, 2007 8:55 pm

Welcome to the site Gene! You will find it very helpful. wink Make sure you get some pics up in the Showroom.
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Mr.Riviera
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Mr.Riviera

Name : Matthew
Age : 33
Location : Florida
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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptySun May 20, 2007 9:22 pm

welcome to the forum! hi
im a vette enthusiest too, but i have yet to own one frown
just hoping for a lemans blue C6 someday wink

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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
AMG C400 White on black -daily
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jax95riv
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jax95riv

Name : Jack
Age : 57
Location : Oklahoma City
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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptySun May 20, 2007 10:44 pm

Welcome Gene! Great to have you with us! happy Sounds like you have a lot of knowledge to share. I can't wait to see some pics.
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1998 Riv
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1998 Riv

Name : Dave
Age : 58
Location : In The AZ Oven
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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptySun May 20, 2007 10:56 pm

Welcome aboard, Gene! hi


racinfan wrote:
Are you in the Cleveland area?


Joe, I believe Gene is a hop, skip, and a jump to the east of me, in Minneapolis. beer
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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptyMon May 21, 2007 7:26 pm

1998 Riv wrote:
Welcome aboard, Gene! hi


racinfan wrote:
Are you in the Cleveland area?


Joe, I believe Gene is a hop, skip, and a jump to the east of me, in Minneapolis. beer

Hes at six flags?
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Jason
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Jason

Name : Jason
Age : 36
Location : Comox, BC, Canada
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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptyMon May 21, 2007 8:53 pm

Hi Gene. Glad to have another Buick lover on board. I hope the regal T-type you gutted to put in MCSS innards was one of the few with a 307.
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Name : Dave
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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptyMon May 21, 2007 11:33 pm

SpaceBar wrote:


racinfan wrote:
Are you in the Cleveland area?


Joe, I believe Gene is a hop, skip, and a jump to the east of me, in Minneapolis. beer

Hes at six flags?[/quote]

scratch
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T Riley
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T Riley

Name : Travis
Age : 29
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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptyTue May 22, 2007 12:21 am

HEY man so im from minnesota TOOOOOO what city r u from im from Cottage Grove LOL
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racinfan
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racinfan

Name : Joe
Location : Cleveland, OH
Joined : 2007-02-05
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PostSubject: Re: New old fart   New old fart EmptyTue May 22, 2007 1:32 am

1998 Riv wrote:
SpaceBar wrote:


racinfan wrote:
Are you in the Cleveland area?


Joe, I believe Gene is a hop, skip, and a jump to the east of me, in Minneapolis. beer
SpaceBar wrote:


Hes at six flags?

scratch

Yeah that was my problem, I thought he was at six flags too, I saw Cleveland and got all one tracked.
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