Here is a list of suppliers I've used. There is also a note regarding each one. Remember, these are my OPINIONS based on what I've experienced!
TA Performance - 16167 N. 81st Street Scottsdale, AZ 85260 [480-922-6807] Performance parts. Mike Tomaszewski is a rabid Buick performance enthusiast who will answer any questions you have. He should be your first call for any parts, regardless of whether you want to rebuild your Buick to stock specifications or as a performance build. Mike has personally invested time and money to redesign and remanufacture parts which were no longer available for Buicks. www.taperformance.com.
Tri-Shield Performance - 3001 Upton Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411 [612-522-8219] What can I say about Jim Weise and his associate Mike? One of the absolute best machine shops and all around Buick restoration shops in the world. A call to Jim will yield education as well as an appreciation for what he does. www.trishieldperf.com.
Martyn Motors - Morrisville, PA [215-295-2500] I've had too much experience getting burned by engine shops. But Barry is an absolute professional! He will work with you like I've never seen. He doesn't try telling you what you want; instead he listens to what you want and, using his skills, shows you all the options he's learned. Together you get a perfect build.
Automotive Machine and Performance (AM&P) - Philpot, KY [270-729-5556] Their website is: http://www.superflow.com/superflow-it/Auto-machine-perf.html. Excellent intake baffle for use with composite intake gaskets.Pee Gee Performance - Scotty Guadagno shares shop space with Pat Musi at Pat Musi Performance. He is among the best in the world with Buicks. 377 Roosevelt Ave, Carteret, NJ, 07008. Phone (732) 541-1919.
PAE Enterprises - Jim Burek is among the world's elite with respect to Buick engine building. He built the engine in the Steven Dove book. http://www.paeenterprises.com El Paso, TX [915-855-6009].
Jet Performance - Huntington Beach, CA [714-848-5515] Jet has been manufacturing and modifying fuel systems for many, many years. They'll make your Holley or Q-jet run better than ever. http://www.jetchip.com
Ratech Manufacturing - Cincinatti, OH [513-742-2111] Has ALL the parts necessary for a rear rebuild. Even the crush collar! http://www.ratechmfg.com
Mike McClain - Buick dealer service manager. Will gladly run a national parts search for you to locate leftover stock on shelves. He has done wonders for me. firstname.lastname@example.org 727-862-5406. I have his home phone if you need to contact him directly.
Mel's Old Car Supply Corbyville, Ontario, Canada [613-966-7252] Mel's has new Riviera rubber products such as door seals, door bumpers and more.
Ron Fryer's Auto Upholstery - Send Ron your original seat covers and he reproduces them perfectly. Price quote for 1969 Riviera, 2 buckets and rear seat is $440! 360-574-8070. www.autoupholsterykits.com.
Poston Enterprises - Atmore, AL [334-368-8577, 800-635-9781] Performance and replacement engine and transmission parts. Reseller of PAE Enterprises transmissions. Their transmissions shift superbly!
Buick World (formerly Buick Specialists) - Washington state [360-825-3787] Extensive line of Buick restoration parts. Ask for Jim Macy.
Dick Linton - Pineville, PA [215-794-7294] Superb rearend rebuilder. Retired GM mechanic. 30 years in the business (1960-1990, so he saw all of the musclecar era). Arrange to ship him your rear. I'm sure he'll do it.
Corro Therm Inc. - Langhorne/Feasterville, PA Powdercoating, plating. 215-322-5255.
Original Parts Group www.originalpartsgroup.com 800-243-8355 GM 'A' Body specialists. Lots of new parts, but only useful for Rivs if they are interchangeable, which a lot of parts are not.
Mercer Spring - Trenton, NJ [609-586-3119] All suspension springs and expert driveshaft rebuilding. John Gilleo does excellent driveshaft work.
Pete's Welding and Driveshaft - Trenton, NJ [609-392-3944] A great shop for welding and driveshaft fabrication. Ship it to them and they'll make it right. He even had parts for my driveshaft laying around his shop. THAT's a driveshaft shop!
Master Power Brakes [888-251-2353] Front disk brake conversion kits for 63 - 73 Rivieras.
Speedway Automotive [602-276-3200] Good source for Buick parts.
Here is an interactive Parts Locator web page: http://www.mypartshop.com.
Memory Lane - Sun Valley, CA [818-504-3341] Large inventory of used parts. Had my bucket seats in stock for a good price!
Steele Rubber Products - [800-544-8665] Complete line of rubber replacement parts.
Kanter Auto Products - Boonton, NJ [800-526-1096 or 973-334-9575] Complete line of restoration parts/services.
The Eastwood Company - Malvern, PA The Eastwood Company Complete line of paints, auto body supplies, powdercoating kits and more.
Year One - WWW.YEARONE.COM [800-932-7663].
Original Parts Group - WWW.ORIGINALPARTSGROUP.COM is for GM "A" body cars, but a few parts are usable or can be made to fit if needed.
POR 15 - WWW.POR15.COM [800-457-6715].
Dan's Auto Parts (Formerly Dan's Obsolete GM Parts) - Chinook, MT [800-472-4402] Nationwide parts locator, and VERY helpful and courteous.
CARS, Inc. - Neshanic Station, NJ [908-369-3666] Full line of restoration parts. * I am not impressed with their service or attitude.*
None of the "DESERT" used part junkyards I have called have been very helpful or even very nice.
Hemmings Motor News - WWW.HEMMINGS.COM
Auto Custom Carpet - WWW.ACCMATS.COM [800-352-8216].
This bulletin board is one of the most helpful for auto restorers of all makes models and years: WWW.AUTORESTORER.COM
http://www.buickgsca.com Site of the Buick GS Club of America. The posts on this board are very insightful with respect to building engines and transmissions. They are all avid racers.
DaveJunkYardPart@aol.com Dave has lots of Chevelle parts - if you are looking for bucket seats or any other interchangeable parts for your GS or Riv, and 3 Spoke Sport steering wheels and parts. Email him and he'll be glad to discuss your needs.