This is my work in progress, a 1997 Supercharged Buick Riviera, stone beige metallic.
I bought it as a daily driver till i could find some classic detroit iron to restore, but found that showing ricers that a Buick isnt just your grandpas grocery getter was a helluva lot more fun than pouring $$$$ and time into a 40 year old muscle car. This car is definently a sleeper, it came stock with 240hp..nothing to sneeze at, but i know that with a little more engineering GM coulda pumped out way more considering their S/C 2.0 cobalt ss puts out 202, my 3.8 should be able to leave unsuspecting vtec's miles behind.
It handles like it looks, a little floaty at over 100, but it makes up in comfort what it lacks in cornering ability, it is after all a lux cruiser. Pick up from dead stop is awesome, but the addition of a manual transmission could have helped take advantage of the high rpm powerband. My mods so far are the addition of a chemical intercooler(a normal plate style intercooler costs 2,200 and is mostly unnessesary since it would only restrict airflow and the blower only comes on past half/throttle) a DNA performance muffler, K&N filter(soon to be a CAI) and a performance chip by Caspers.
My to-do list is as such.
>Removable bolt-on/off cat, also know as a "test pipe"
>Cam by Crane cams along with new springs and a higher ratio rocker arm set
>possibly rebuild current engine or find a donor block to build from the ground up
>Apperance mods and sound system(mild), any advice is more than welcome as i am more of a mechanically/electronically inclined person and not that great at fiberfabbing or paint
>I welcome any and all positive Criticism, and ideas, suggestions or personal experience stories are greatly appreciated! also, dont be offended if i come off as a rice hater, id love nothing more than to have a lowered and insanely boosted Talon tsi awd (my personal favorite import) but ive always been and always will be a fan of American made bruisers!
anyway, her she is in all her glory(those rims are American Racing Estrellas on Fuzion ZRI's by the way, I think they clean the look up quite a bit)ALSO those of you who think this is a bit familiar it is because my old page crashed during a revamp.
Nothing better than the high pitched whine of a blower at 4k Rpms!