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I like the 71 to 73s the best. I like that "bulge" in the rear window and trunk. (I have no idea what it is actually called.)
Commonly called a boat tail. I saw a boat tail Riv. earlier this year that was lowered, shaved of all emblems and door handles, wide white walls all around, and had been resprayed a candy gold. It was one of those cars that when you see it at some kind of hot rod meet, you gotta go back later in the day to get another look at it even if it means walking an extra 1/2 mile. It was gorgeous.
 

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Well, I have great news! I pulled a late one last night to get all the systems connected, tested and fully operational so today I could get the new 464 big block Buick fired up and broken in. After obtaining the last 2 foot section of vacuum hose this morning I called a buddy to stop by and help me out. Break-in requires a 25-30 minute run between a steady 2000-2500 RPM's. The engine started instantly and maintained RPM for 28 minutes at 2300 RPM. Me personally, that 28 minutes was pretty nerve racking as that is what makes or breaks an engine or even more so the hydraulic cam. After cool down I changed the oil from the break-in oil to a pretty expensive racing style oil that contains the ZDDP additives that help these motors survive. With the oil change completed I decided to reintroduce the car to the neighborhood with a nice and proper burnout. I am pretty excited about this set up as the car has some great driveability and this is without even touching the timing or the carburetor yet and it's still breathing through a ratty old 2" dual exhaust. I have a 2 1/2" exhaust just waiting to be installed but first I have to decide on whether or not I should go with headers. All of this will factor into the final carb and timing adjustments. Let me know what you think about headers or not or what experience you have had.
 

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Well, I have great news! I pulled a late one last night to get all the systems connected, tested and fully operational so today I could get the new 464 big block Buick fired up and broken in. After obtaining the last 2 foot section of vacuum hose this morning I called a buddy to stop by and help me out. Break-in requires a 25-30 minute run between a steady 2000-2500 RPM's. The engine started instantly and maintained RPM for 28 minutes at 2300 RPM. Me personally, that 28 minutes was pretty nerve racking as that is what makes or breaks an engine or even more so the hydraulic cam. After cool down I changed the oil from the break-in oil to a pretty expensive racing style oil that contains the ZDDP additives that help these motors survive. With the oil change completed I decided to reintroduce the car to the neighborhood with a nice and proper burnout. I am pretty excited about this set up as the car has some great driveability and this is without even touching the timing or the carburetor yet and it's still breathing through a ratty old 2" dual exhaust. I have a 2 1/2" exhaust just waiting to be installed but first I have to decide on whether or not I should go with headers. All of this will factor into the final carb and timing adjustments. Let me know what you think about headers or not or what experience you have had.
tuned headers + x-pipe = performance
and bucks, too lol
bet you still got a stiffy from that initial startup.
nothin smells as good as a fresh bore hehe

where's the pics???
 

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Here we have the finished product. Changing out the water in the cooling system for antifreeze and going to do a little distributor timing session. I think Dark Glide 2 is a little jealous as we haven't hung out much since the 115.
 

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tuned headers + x-pipe = performance
and bucks, too lol
bet you still got a stiffy from that initial startup.
nothin smells as good as a fresh bore hehe

where's the pics???
I would love to run an x pipe but strangely enough these cars have what is called a cruciform frame which is basically an x frame instead of a typical vehicle frame. It makes things difficult to impossible when you want to do exhaust work like that. They also have a wonky driveshaft with a center support bearing as it goes through the center of the X in the frame and each end has a double U joint which creates a constant velocity like joint. Just talking about this makes me think $ signs.

Speaking of the smell of a fresh bore, that initial start up and break in produced so much smoke my neighbors probably thought we were Cheech and Chongin it instead of breaking in a fresh engine.
 

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425 V8 Dynaflow, Arctic White, Saddle interior, PS,PW,PB, Pwr seat, under 60,000 original miles. Solid body. $15,000
BTW, good luck with the sale. I would put your car up in the miscellaneous for sale section here on this forum and I hope you put it in the Riview magazine.
 
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