The original rear air shocks went out my Riviera, they were leaking and the air ride was not working anymore. I picked up a pair of Monroe shocks for $69 and put them in. This is a real easy straight forward job that took under an hour to do. If only everything was this easy to do on this car!
Riding in the Riviera, Visiting another Riviera
This video was made after I got the new engine in, I just never got around to uploading it. A little drive in the car over to my friends house to have a look at another 97 Riviera I bought before I got my green one. That one does not run and still needs work. I intend to sell that one, I don't need 2 of these, and I definitely don't have the space.
Removing the engine on my 97 Riviera
Pulling the knocking 3800 supercharged out of my Riviera to make way for the replacement engine. Came out relatively easy thanks to the engine wiring for the most part is one harness that unplugs at the firewall. Everything is in that harness except the starter, alternator and speed sensor wiring. The AC compressor and power steering pump unbolt and can be left in the car so you don't have to drain the fluid/refrigerant. The biggest pain was getting the axis motor mount off, the bolts were pretty rusty. The ironic part is those bolts have to be removed to change the belts, which are so cracked and chipped I wouldn't doubt they are original. The old engine will either be used for parts, or I may rebuild it at some point.
Inherited '84 Buick Riviera T Type
1984 Buick Riviera T Type...44,000 original miles and was owned by my grandfather. Immaculate two tone leather interior, digital dash, sports steering wheel, moonroof, turbo v6, less than 1000 made in 1984. Even the rear trunk is electric! I recently had a new radiator, new front shocks, tuned and new battery installed. Receipts to show work. This car does have some hail damage from a recent storm but many of the dents have popped out with the summer heat/sun. (Note: The dash light is for the parking brake which was engaged) Overall very nice car.
1997 Buick Riviera
Here is the new car. Ive had it for a month now. The car is in real good shape. I miss my wagon but at some point you have to say "when". While i love lots of other makes and models of cars,I missed buick and its my most favorite car company. I have had 4 other buicks and will continue buying more. Enjoy and please rate.
New project: 1997 Buick Riviera Supercharged
PIcked this one up off Craigslist for $400 plus $50 to deliver it. Car runs and drives but has what sounds like rod knock. I still need to to some diagnostic work, but that's what it sounds like to me, and the guy I bought it from was a mechanic and thinks the same. The car is fully loaded with what looks to be every option offered right down the traction control and engine block heater. The car has just under 100k on it and it in excellent shape in and out. The car has been sitting for a year or so and looks it, but it will get washed when it gets warmer.
Replacing the stiff rear shock on a Honda 250ex
With the little bit of research I did I found a Banshee front shock was a good fit for the rear of a 250ex. Others that would have worked are a 300ex rear shock and a raptor rear shock. I went with the banshee front mainly because I saw posting on various forums where people said it worked great, also because it was the cheapest for me. I know this is really an easy mod that probably doesn't need a step by step video. However, I'm sure someone out there can use this information. Respectful comments only please.
JOHNS RESTORATION BUICK RIVIERA "AIRBRUSHED"
CAME IN DARK RED !!! WE WET SANDED IT & AIRBRUSHED "IRON MAN" ON THE HOOD .... GOLD ACCENTS WITH GOLD PEARL & GOLD ICE !!!!!!! LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR BUDGET IS & I WILL WORK WITH U !!!!!
2004 Buick Park Avenue With A Strutmasters Air Suspension Conversion (Rear Install Video)
Strutmasters (http://www.strutmasters.com/Buick-Park-Avenue-Suspension-Parts-s/74.htm): This 2004 Buick Park Avenue Had A Sagging Air Suspension. The Owner Converted It To A Non Air Suspension Using Strutmasters Air Suspension Conversion Kit. Strutmasters Kits Are Designed To Bolt On Without Modification And Provide A Great Ride. If You Are Having Issues With Your Mercedes Air Suspension, Get One Of These Strutmasters Kits.
2005 Buick Lesabre Custom start
3.8L V6 Series III
1:49 - the air ride pumping up, as I had already started the car, it didn't run as long as it does in the morning! I think there is a slight leak in the air shocks or something
Series II swap, 2.8" pulley, Cam, P&P heads, SLP headers, 255 FP, 50# injectors, Stainless valves, Springs/lifters/retainer, DHP tune, Borla Exhaust, 3200 Pro Thrasher, FWI, LQ4 MAF (not wired up yet) 13.1 1/4 with a 2.01 60'
STS sway bar, Fbody brake mod, custom air shocks on rear, full autometer gauges, stock radio, audiobahn 6X9's and 5 1/4''s, MTX 5500 square 12'' sub, alpine 1000 watt amp
Riviera's bad wheel bearing
This is the front driver's side off the Riviera, made an annoying loud hum at all times. Rusty piece of crap!
Shocks & Struts - AutoZone Car Care
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Shock-Strut-Front/_/N-8oxxw In the first installment of the AutoZone Complete Car Care - Shocks and Struts Series, Bruce Bonebrake provides an overview of shocks and struts, the differences between them, and how to tell when your shocks or struts need to be replaced.
Get everything you need to do the job right at http://www.autozone.com
How To Install Rear Strut Shock Chevy Cavalier Sunfire 95-05 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install , fix, change or replace your rear struts with their loaded shocks. This video is applicable to 1995-2005 Chevy Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire models. Our loaded struts come with the spring so you don't have to worry about compressing the spring.