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May 25, 2023 07:32:59   #
mvetrano2 Loc: Commack, NY
 
nice

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May 25, 2023 07:37:04   #
RKL349 Loc: Connecticut
 
KTJohnson wrote:
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One of the best looking cars of its time.

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May 25, 2023 08:03:48   #
Jimmy T Loc: Virginia
 
dmagett wrote:
This Riv was rear wheel drive. The Olds was front wheel drive.



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May 25, 2023 10:06:46   #
Ava'sPapa Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
dmagett wrote:
This Riv was rear wheel drive. The Olds was front wheel drive.


The Olds Toronado was front wheel drive, but the 442 was a regular rear wheel drive.

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May 25, 2023 10:11:10   #
Ava'sPapa Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
Funny, I owned both the '63 Riviera and a '65 442. Two different genres but both great, fun cars. Back then the 442 was a fast car. Today there are Honda's and Toyota's and any number of small cars that are way faster. Electric cars being among the fastest of course.

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May 25, 2023 10:12:18   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Great set, Kim, one of my favorite cars back in the day.

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May 25, 2023 10:12:21   #
Ava'sPapa Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
KTJohnson wrote:
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Good to see you back Kim. I've missed your car photos.

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May 25, 2023 13:40:42   #
RCJets Loc: Virginia
 
FredCM wrote:
Very nice.

For those wondering what "445"means, it's probably the torque rating of the engine, that's what Buick did, "named" their engines by the torque rating. Also one can tell here by the narrow valve covers this is a nailhead engine. The intake valves and ports provide a very good path for the air-fuel mixture to reach the cylinders. But this used space for the exhaust valves and ports, the exhaust valves are very small as a result. The valves are a small as nails (not really).
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I had a 64 Riveria that was Carolina Blue. Beautiful Car. It looked just like the one in the photo. It had been ordered from a dealer, and had NO extras. No power seats, windows, AC, nothing. But I loved it. Got it from a dealer when I got back from Nam in '67. Paid $2000.00 for it. I wish I still had it. For as long as I had it, I was told the 445 was the cubic inch displacement of the engine. It was a big block and would pass almost anything but the gas stations.

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May 25, 2023 14:35:23   #
Ava'sPapa Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
dmagett wrote:
This Riv was rear wheel drive. The Olds was front wheel drive.


Which Olds are you referring to?

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May 25, 2023 15:05:51   #
black mamba
 
One of the most stylish cars of its era. Still is in my eyes.

Tom

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May 25, 2023 15:08:08   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Ava'sPapa wrote:
Which Olds are you referring to?


He is referring to the FWD Oldsmobile Toronado.

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May 25, 2023 15:10:40   #
Bear2 Loc: Southeast,, MI
 
Sidwalkastronomy wrote:
I remember a car with 442 in the name. 4 barrel carb 4 speed trans. Dual exhaust
A real muscle car


Yes, nice Olds.

Duane

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May 25, 2023 16:17:11   #
dhank01
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Beautiful. I remember when they were new - an early attempt at FWD.


I think you are thinking of the Oldsmobile Tornado or Cadillac Eldorado. They were FWD. The Buick Rivera was still a RWD.

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May 25, 2023 16:45:12   #
tcthome Loc: NJ
 

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May 25, 2023 23:01:09   #
BarneyB
 
dmagett wrote:
This Riv was rear wheel drive. The Olds was front wheel drive.


The Olds 442 was RWD. The Buick Riviera was RWD. The Olds Toronado was FWD.

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