Great... Another new guy from NH!

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Great... Another new guy from NH!

Postby toomanytoyz » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:10 pm

Hey Guys,

Just wanted to drop in and say hello. I'm in the process of grabbing a 97 Riviera and was told this was the place to come to learn up on it and meet some cool guys. Hope to meet up with some of you at some point when the weather gets a bit better.

I'm a pretty big deal over in the B/D body world (lol), but I am a complete newb when it comes to these cars. I've always loved the GTP's and SSEi's and have always wanted one. Now I've got this Riv that kinda fell in my lap and love it already. I have always loved the interior in them, with that wrap around dash, and love the sexy lines of the big coupe. So I'm hoping to learn the tricks to make it go fast and handle. I'm sure I'll have some bugs to shake out of it because it's been sitting for a couple years, but after that, I'm onnit!!!! :D

First mod, I plan to at least swap out the mufflers so I can hear it running... Then what? I was thinking a smaller pulley and bigger Y-pipe and no cat and a program, but I need to see what's proven before I do anything. I've been searching the archives and will keep doing so, but I'm sure I'm going to ask a few newbie questions, so I beg your forgiveness ahead of time... :D

I'm also helping my stepfather install a 3800 series II SC in his 88 Fiero Formula 5spd. Scored a wrecked 98 GTP dirt cheap for the donor. That's gonna be a fun car, too!

Oh, and I know this thread would be useless without pics, so here's a terrible cell phone pic to keep the angry mob with torches at bay...

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95 T56'd Impala SS - Highly modified - FOR SALE!
95 White Roadmaster Wagon"GS" -The Marshmallow- Something Wicked this way comes...
01 GMC 2500 ECSB SLT -The Slut- 6-OH!, four by, and loaded to the gills. So much for leaving it stock... ;)
94 Fleetwood - Red Metallic and nekkid with purple guts. 13's for <$1G total? We'll see!
97 Riv - Green/grey guts. Dings, scratches, rattles & clunks. Bullitts and studded snows...
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Postby IMPALADAKID » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:30 pm

Oh there you are! :P Nice car. was that a third party purchase? Looks familiar. :P
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Postby Swiggles » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:58 pm

welcome!
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Postby FASSSST REGAL » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:07 pm

glad you made it over here.

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Postby deekster_caddy » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:33 pm

Welcome! I had a '98 until very recently and did a LOT with it. Let me know if you have any questions. For the drivetrain mostly GTP parts and answers will suffice. For other stuff, I'm the only Riv guy in these parts...
'98 Buick Riviera; Gen V 3.2 pulley, N*, VS Cam, 180 stat, Custom PCM (Powrtuner), headers & HF cat , 42.5 lb inj.
Grant-built/PRJ/Thrasher trans 3.29 gears, 7/8 chain, zzp hardened IS
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Postby toomanytoyz » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:07 pm

Sounds like you're the man I want to talk to. :) Thanks, and you may have just uncorked a beast, by the way. ;) lol

Oh, and that's a pretty kickass sig pic, too. You take it/p'shop it?
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95 T56'd Impala SS - Highly modified - FOR SALE!
95 White Roadmaster Wagon"GS" -The Marshmallow- Something Wicked this way comes...
01 GMC 2500 ECSB SLT -The Slut- 6-OH!, four by, and loaded to the gills. So much for leaving it stock... ;)
94 Fleetwood - Red Metallic and nekkid with purple guts. 13's for <$1G total? We'll see!
97 Riv - Green/grey guts. Dings, scratches, rattles & clunks. Bullitts and studded snows...
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Postby BillBoost37 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:16 am

Welcome.
Swiggles wrote:pics slow down the build process ....


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Postby murphinator » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:33 am

welcome , I have 18 vehicles total and better than half are w body/3800 parts cars so let me know if you need anything
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2002GS 1/4 mi 13.165 108.09 trap ,1/8 mi 8.562 , 84.87 trap on spray , 13.5 @104 without

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Postby Justin Dalio GTP » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:38 pm

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Postby deekster_caddy » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:48 pm

'98 Buick Riviera; Gen V 3.2 pulley, N*, VS Cam, 180 stat, Custom PCM (Powrtuner), headers & HF cat , 42.5 lb inj.
Grant-built/PRJ/Thrasher trans 3.29 gears, 7/8 chain, zzp hardened IS
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Postby Cutlassjim » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:18 pm

Welcome! I drove by your house daily when I lived on Lamb Rd! I always saw your cars out front and almost stopped in with my D50 pickup one day when I saw you were having some sort of B-body day. I just moved to Manchester but I still work in Nashua right next to Boston Billiards. Weird.

If you see any of these cars beeping at you one day it's just me. :D

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Man I need to get rid of some vehicles. Cheers!
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Postby toomanytoyz » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:21 pm

That's funny, Jim! Seems like EVERYBODY knows where I live! LOL! :D And hey, feel free to stop by when there's a gathering! :)
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95 T56'd Impala SS - Highly modified - FOR SALE!
95 White Roadmaster Wagon"GS" -The Marshmallow- Something Wicked this way comes...
01 GMC 2500 ECSB SLT -The Slut- 6-OH!, four by, and loaded to the gills. So much for leaving it stock... ;)
94 Fleetwood - Red Metallic and nekkid with purple guts. 13's for <$1G total? We'll see!
97 Riv - Green/grey guts. Dings, scratches, rattles & clunks. Bullitts and studded snows...
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Postby BillBoost37 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:31 am

Kinda like my place..lol
Swiggles wrote:pics slow down the build process ....


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