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PostSubject: NelsonBC12's Riv   NelsonBC12's Riv EmptySun Apr 01, 2012 10:40 pm

My very first post. I've followed this forum for a while. Here it goes:

She's been banged up and you can tell from her sores and cracked paint. My sister drove it for 4 years and I can tell you, it was so poorly taken care of.
She's become my project now. I've had her for almost 2 years now and MANN!! she's grown on me.
I want a new car perhaps a 350Z, but ever since i've been following this website she has grownnn on me.
She is my first car, so yes that does make me almost 18, and we got her for free from a beneficiary after she passed away.
I think I'll keep her (;

I'll post more pics later!
Leave your comments and ideas as to what I can do to make her better!!!! Thanks afro

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PostSubject: Re: NelsonBC12's Riv   NelsonBC12's Riv EmptySun Apr 01, 2012 10:54 pm

welcome Zach.Nice ride-what is it?-95?...
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PostSubject: Re: NelsonBC12's Riv   NelsonBC12's Riv EmptySun Apr 01, 2012 10:55 pm

Looks like you already have a few aftermarket upgrades. I see a wood grain dash kit, and what look to be 18" rims, and gold trim package which is a decent start. How many miles on the old girl? Any thoughts on doing a pulley swap? It's a nice car even with the bumps and bruises. wink
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PostSubject: Re: NelsonBC12's Riv   NelsonBC12's Riv EmptySun Apr 01, 2012 10:58 pm

1) welcome

2)pop a cap in your sisters ass

3)say a prayer for you beneficiary

4) do a search in the write ups.so many mods.

5)...I'll let you fill in the blanks
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PostSubject: Re: NelsonBC12's Riv   NelsonBC12's Riv EmptySun Apr 01, 2012 11:00 pm

Hometown Hero wrote:
Looks like you already have a few aftermarket upgrades. I see a wood grain dash kit, and what look to be 18" rims, and gold trim package which is a decent start. How many miles on the old girl? Any thoughts on doing a pulley swap? It's a nice car even with the bumps and bruises. wink


Thanks! I forgot to mention it's a 1995 S/C and I just hit 80k miles.
I haven't done any work on it besides new plugs which the mechanic gave to me so I have no clue which ones they are.
There are some mechanical issues I want to take care of first, before worrying about body work.

I am not very savvy with motors, but I am going to the University of South Florida to study Mechanical Engineering and join the Society of Automotive Engineers to learn more.
I feel like this could be a great project and learning process, with the help from everyone here of course (:
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PostSubject: Re: NelsonBC12's Riv   NelsonBC12's Riv EmptySun Apr 01, 2012 11:06 pm

I dont know Zach? your mission,if you decide to accept it,is to mod a 95 Buick Riviera.No easy task. There will be many naysayers and scallywags who will tell you it cant be done.They will say "why dont you swap in a series 2?" dont listen to them.
Do your own thing my man.
The few the proud the 95s! urah!
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PostSubject: Re: NelsonBC12's Riv   NelsonBC12's Riv EmptySun Apr 01, 2012 11:13 pm

Thanks robotennis. My biggest problems while still being at home: I have no closed area to work in. No place to myself to experiment. No spare car to drive since I have a job and school and baseball practically everyday. Nor do I have the tools. Nothing to lift the car up and just begin to experiment.

I asked for a socket set for xmas this year and you know what I got??? An iPod classic. I told my Dad, "I appreciate this, but I can't accept it. It's too expensive and impractical. Can we take it back and exchange it for some tools at Sears or something?" He said sure, but never went through with it... sad

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PostSubject: Re: NelsonBC12's Riv   NelsonBC12's Riv EmptySun Apr 01, 2012 11:16 pm

NelsonBC12 wrote:
Thanks robotennis. My biggest problems while still being at home: I have no closed area to work in. No place to myself to experiment. No spare car to drive since I have a job and school and baseball practically everyday. Nor do I have the tools. Nothing to lift the car up and just begin to experiment.

I asked for a socket set for xmas this year and you know what I got??? An iPod classic. I told my Dad, "I appreciate this, but I can't accept it. It's too expensive and impractical. Can we take it back and exchange it for some tools at Sears or something?" He said sure, but never went through with it... sad

Hilarious.
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PostSubject: Re: NelsonBC12's Riv   NelsonBC12's Riv EmptySun Apr 01, 2012 11:21 pm

Any ideas as to what I should start with? I want to get hands on so bad, but I'm never sure if one thing is going to cause problems and just start a continuous cycle until I spiral out of control and get into major trouble that leaves me without a ride.
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PostSubject: Re: NelsonBC12's Riv   NelsonBC12's Riv EmptySun Apr 01, 2012 11:35 pm

With only 80k miles I would not be scared to start with a pulley swap down to a 2.5". Try to get your hands on some Yella Terra 1.8:1 roller rockers (relatively easy bolt on), maybe you could sweet talk Karma into another Custom M62 project (he is the MAN FYI). Gut your airbox if not already done (super easy) just follow write up on the forum. Those are only suggestions for easy bolt ons you can get real serious with a camshaft and the whole 9's if you really wish. happy
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