67 Riviera 430 Build

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by johnriv67, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Yeah fair enough Tom, upper end work. Calling it like it is:D
  2. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Gonna repeat it here, looking for a set of iron ported heads to slap on this thing this winter.
  3. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    I remember Chris--- Azstage1 I think had a set for sale.
    Not sure if you already ruled them out or not but last I saw
    he had dropped the price a little.

    Had a bunch of port work done and he did have a set of rollers on them but I think he sold the rollers.

    Might be worth a second look....
  4. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Bringing this to the front cause I might get bored tomorrow:

    Tighten a lot of bolts on the engine to find out where oil is going on long highway trips, cause it's apparently not being burnt in the cylinders

    The Driverside front window

    Fix the damn dash brake light, once and for all

    Auto adjust the drum brakes by using reverse

    Tighten the exhaust again just to make sure

    Suspension work

    If I get ahead of myself on the heads:

    160° thermostat

    New rear tires

    Trans work to firm up shifts

    New fuel line up to the pump? I'm thinking yes

    Check current intake for leaks by spraying starting fluid
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2019

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Going to Cecil??
  6. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    I really wish, I can’t though, I have walking pneumonia and now have to get healthy.

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Man...sorry to hear...take it easy on all that car work...
  8. 300sbb_overkill

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  9. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Probably shouldn’t have been surprised:

    Sway bar end links are rotted to death

    Brake reaction bar bushings are shot

    Sway bar bushings are shot

    Track bar bushings are shot

    All four shocks are locked up

    Ball joints seem to be doing well

    I’m guessing after this fix, if I need to, I’ll be replacing front and rear coil springs.
  10. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Very cold (45*) for this time of year in the morning, just warming up before I took it to a local show with over 500 cars after installing 4 new shocks, track bar bushings, brake reaction rod bushings, sway bar bushings, and sway bar end links. Feels remarkably better after two short cruises.
  11. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Looking & sounding good John.
  12. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Stealth and stock appearing mode activated. image.jpg
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  13. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Final product
  14. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    May not make a big performance increase but will be easier on your back to install.

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