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soultech67
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Name : Scott Burkhalter
Joined : 2020-11-06
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PostSubject: Hi from Scott, new to the Riv world   Hi from Scott, new to the Riv world EmptyFri Nov 06, 2020 10:19 pm

Hi all, I just purchased a 1967 Riviera with about 120k miles on her, that has been parked in a garage in western WA since 1991.  The car's exterior is in decent shape, prep'd at sometime in the past with little to no surface rust and very little dings.  The interior though is mildewed and stinky, and leaves much to the project gods for me to work on. The engine bay is pretty rusty in a surface rust sort of way. But she starts and runs and there's no horrible sounds, in fact the car sounds pretty tough, so I feel like I have something I can work with here.  

The radiator leaks once pressure builds up, and what came out of it looked very oily and also latte coffee brown where the oil hadn't mixed.  I'll have to dig in to all of this as I go forward.

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Jack the R
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scott, new to the Riv world   Hi from Scott, new to the Riv world EmptySat Nov 07, 2020 4:23 am

Welcome! You've got some work ahead of you, but it looks like all the pieces are there. I've been going through the process with my 72 Charger. Here's a pic from a couple months ago with the new carpet in (since you're doing carpet for sure!) -

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It was easier to find all the little holes than I thought it would be (same for the headliner), but more difficult to get the area around the firewall trimmed. Altogether there was a lot more trimming around the edges than I expected, but I was able to get it right the first time.

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stan
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scott, new to the Riv world   Hi from Scott, new to the Riv world EmptySat Nov 07, 2020 4:53 am

Welcome Scott.
Can we see the front?
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LARRY70GS
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Name : Larry
Age : 64
Location : Oakland Gardens, NY
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scott, new to the Riv world   Hi from Scott, new to the Riv world EmptySat Nov 07, 2020 10:32 am

Scott, looks like a solid car, but yes, you have your work cut out for you.  This a great board, but mostly for the 95-99 Riviera.  The very best place for you to be is http://v8buick.com/index.php  With over 44,000 members worlwide, and WAY MORE traffic, V8 is where you will find the most resources for the 60's and 70's Buicks.  If you have any questions about the engine, I can help you with that.

Does the switch pitch transmission still work?

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1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
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MaxLegroom
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Name : Robert Smith
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scott, new to the Riv world   Hi from Scott, new to the Riv world EmptySat Nov 07, 2020 9:53 pm

Looks like you're off to a good start there, good luck!
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