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denim
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PostSubject: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 5:40 pm

Tried to find a sturdy jack point under the front end of my '95... not much luck.
Decided to upgrade.
This is my "new" '98 Signature Edition" (goldie stick-on emblems all over). Checked the rarity and found only 47 made in this particular configuration.
The engine has some serious issues, apparently in the bottom end, but still turns over. Diagnosis not complete until I get into it.
This is the one I was considering swapping engines with the '95. After research, it may work out better to simply repair this pup. Can't really go wrong... I didn't pay anywhere near the price scribbled on the windshield.
All options, new tires, a few minor paint issues, driver's seat a bit worn, 104K.
Here's the sale closer... Florida car! As opposed to my '95's cancerous undercarriage, this one is immaculate.
Whodda thunk a thang like this could be found in New York State? Hasn't seen a single winter here smile
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 5:47 pm

Looks Sweet! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 6:16 pm

Nice find. The Sig Ed stuff is dealer aftermarket "fluff" to pad their margins. On my 98 too.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 6:24 pm

I kinda figured the emblems didn't mean much. Not like the Silver Arrow with a mere 200 run.
But, they do serve to set it apart a bit. Not that I would hop into the wrong Riv coming out of the pancake house smile
Hey, wanna sell me your short block tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 6:29 pm

Hard to beat a Florida car...CONGRATULATIONS !!! clap
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 6:35 pm

I don know??...Vegas cahs are supah clean!
Its official,Denim is a lover of Rivieras.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 6:37 pm

Thanks, Dave.
My jaw dropped nearly to the ground when I peaked underneath this car. Under my '95 it's hard to tell one component from another 'cause they're all the same color... rust smile
Perhaps I can getting looking as fine as your own Riv in time.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 6:40 pm

Hmmm, could be, Robo rabbit For a guy with no garage, I now have way too many rides.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 6:43 pm

Be sure about the problem as well - there are a lot of 3800 cars available cheap because they hydrolocked and need a "head gasket" when in reality it's the LIM gasket.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 6:46 pm

Yeah, most all of the southwestern states have fine rust-free vehicles.

Only thing...if you buy one, make sure it's been sheltered from the blistering sun.

I try to buy my cars in Arizona, California, Nevada or New Mexico and I have bought a couple of vehicles in Florida (lots of retired people). The 3000GT I purchased a few days ago came from the estate of an older gentleman in Albuquerque who bought it new and kept it garaged.

In my opinion, it's well worth shipping a car from one of the rust-free states. smile
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 6:53 pm

Yes, Deekster, I'm anxious to get to the "bottom" of the real issue. 'Twill be enlightening in any case.
The fellow I bought it from drove directly to his "mechanic" after the failure. The mechanic deemed it needed an engine replacement, then made him an offer for the car. Sound suspect?
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 7:25 pm

QUESTION: Guess I'm in the market for an OEM 1998 manual.
Any suggestions?
I have a 2-volume set for the '95 Riv, but suspect it is of little value for a '98.
Are CDROM manuals any good? Or should I shoot for a paper manual?
How many books compromise a set for 1998?
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 9:12 pm

Good looking car! I like the gold emblems, always have.

You should be abe to find manuals on ebay fairly easily. Expect to pay around $50, but as I'm sure you know, it's WELL worth it!
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 9:27 pm

looks like a decent buy. Congrats.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyWed Jun 06, 2012 11:17 pm

denim wrote:
QUESTION: Guess I'm in the market for an OEM 1998 manual.
Any suggestions?
I have a 2-volume set for the '95 Riv, but suspect it is of little value for a '98.
Are CDROM manuals any good? Or should I shoot for a paper manual?
How many books compromise a set for 1998?


98 is a 3 volume set, frequently found on Ebay.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyThu Jun 07, 2012 6:31 pm

A quick look under the Florida Riv.
Haven't yet trailered the car, so it's bit hard to see all.
Since I haven't been under anyone's Riv but my own, how does this look, anyone?
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyThu Jun 07, 2012 9:59 pm

Wow! Mine sure doesn't look like that, but i wish it did!!
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyThu Jun 07, 2012 10:18 pm

Looks real nice, Sean.

Like I've said before...it's hard to beat a Florida car and well worth the expense of shipping . thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyFri Jun 08, 2012 6:21 am

Thanks for the input. Just looking for a benchmark.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyFri Jun 08, 2012 6:31 pm

Looks decent, might want to wash it, scrape the rust with a Scotchbrite wheel and repaint. Done well will slow down further rust.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyFri Jun 08, 2012 6:38 pm

Thanks Albert.
RE: Your avatar shot... Grand Canyon? Sure's looking like good 'ol NYS?
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyFri Jun 08, 2012 7:03 pm

denim wrote:
Thanks Albert.
RE: Your avatar shot... Grand Canyon? Sure's looking like good 'ol NYS?

OOPS I forgot to update the caption. It's Niagara Falls, recent pic at dusk (hence the golden sunset color).

I'll fix that caption.

Albertj
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyThu Jun 14, 2012 1:15 pm

Scored a set from eBay, $48 total. Revised Edition. A better deal could have been had for the initial printing, but I assume any updates are valuable time savers.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyFri Jun 15, 2012 2:01 am

Looks good. The rear suspension looks great. The rust spots on the front cradle all look to be paint that got nicked or scraped away so if you want to be picky, just take care of that stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Newly Acquired Riv '98   Newly Acquired Riv '98 EmptyFri Jun 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Hired a tow for this one. On the trailer, on the way.
Seller was nice enough to grab a shot.
Tow guy, without me present uses trailer instead of flatbed as promised. WTF?
Should I step hard on his toe or break one of his fingernails?

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