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    Re: HOW LONG HAS YOUR CAR BEEN SITTING?

    My Toadsmasher will come back to the garage this weekend, after summer storage at a neighbour's. I've got to round up a half dozen burly types to push it three doors up the lane. 1:00pm Sunday, for those of you available. =>:^]
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    Jerry, -14 in Nebraska already? Holy cow! I haven't had my '71 Lesabre out of the garage in a couple of months, actually maybe a little longer than that. So if it is half way decent tomorrow, I am going to get it out and give it a run.
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    Rob, are you finally going to dust off the Craftsman tool kit and take wrench to said Buick? We will definitely need documentation on that, so get the camera crew out there for this historic event...that will need to be posted on this or a brand spanking new thread..maybe a tribute to Neil Young...Hey Hey My My..Old Roadmasters Never Die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithbrother View Post
    I am HOME......no place like home, huh...

    Weak dye was injected in an effort to lower the risk of kidney issues, something I didn't know. They had an operation room ready next door in case I needed open heart work, but thank the good Lord that didn't happen.

    All 3-by passes, and 2-stints look as good as the day they were put in place. GREAT NEWS. The bad, isn't all that BAD, the fact that I tire easy is something that can't be fixed, doctor said this issue isn't a killer, I am trying a new drug that has helped many with this problem, so we will see. He laughed, and said, now you have an excuse, NOT to dig ditches, unload trucks, etc.

    He went on to say, you know your body, and adjust, it isn't that hard to do.

    Also he said my heart is pumping very near to normal, and said that is very good, so I'M HAPPY.

    Thanks to you all for your comments/prayers.

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    Great to hear that news Dale!

    BTW: It is not usually the disease state that harms us as much as it is the Allopathic doctor's approach and their pharmaceutical treatment methods. I would advise you look into Natural Male Hormone replacement therapy and Chelation Therapy thru a D.O. or Homeopathic Physician. I did and have never needed looked back. These on-going therapies help rebuild and maintain the circulatory system naturally and treat the cause and not the symptoms.
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    Mine has been up on jackstands with the front brakes disassembled for a month now. Next weekend is looking like it will be a good time to getting that finished up and the car hopefully getting back on the road.
    Brian Page
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    Put my '41 Roadmaster coupe away at my buddy's place for the winter last weekend (Nov. 3), so it's been sitting a week now, and will be undisturbed till late April, or May.
    It was a nice day, after a week and a half of rain, so I quite enjoyed the hour's drive out to the country place. Really hated to put it away this year, as this was the first time it was licensed in about 30 years.
    Can't wait for spring!
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    How does 65 years sound? That's how long it's been since it was started and driven - here's the story:

    Let's help get a Pre-War Buick back on the road and win this contest!
    I am restoring a 1922 Buick 6-cylinder Roadster (model 22-6-44) and have entered a contest sponsored by Liquid Wrench to try and win some $ to aid in its restoration.

    All you have to do is click on the following link and then click the button "VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY" - it doesn't cost you a dime and it might help an old BUICK win this contest. Seems like most of the other entries are for late model pickups or later model Chevys. As far as I can tell I am the only pre-war car entered. I need my Buick Buddies to lend a hand and get Buela into first place!

    https://www.brickfish.com/pages/phot...69255&scid=636&

    I bought this car 30 years ago as a "future retirement project" and have had it stored in my barn since 1982; when I bought this barn fresh beauty it still had its Texas 1947 license plate on it and it has been stored in a barn and not started for 65 years. Last year I retired and have disassembled the car and am in the process of restoring it - the engine was frozen and after much effort I finally got it apart. The contest limits me to 700 words to describe my project and only one photo but those of you who have early Buicks know some of my difficulties in finding parts - according to the Buick Club of America there are only three 1922 6-cylinder Buick Roadsters left including mine! I have owned and restored Model A Fords for 40 years and have been spoiled by all the available parts and 1-800 parts dealers - I'm used to dialing 1-800-SENDITTOME and the parts arrive in a couple of days. That sure isn't the case with an early 20's Buick! I have been fortunate to locate three NOS fenders on my 10 trips to Hershey over the past 30 years in anticipation of restoring Buela; I have advertised several times looking for the passenger side rear fender on this forum and also in Hemmings to no avail.

    The photos below reflect what Buela looked like when I bought her, the second photo is as she came apart, the third is with some of my grandkids "helping" me take it apart and lastly what it should look like when finished (however I'll go with blackwalls as original).

    I would really appreciate your help in getting this PRE-WAR BUICK into first place!

    Thanks for your participation!
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    Good luck, Fred!

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    Ok, I voted for it!. Been sitting longer than my 1952 Super convertible (50 years, my estimate) That is my retirement project. Best of luck to you. Am starting mine in late Dec./ early Jan w/floorboard/trunkpan replacement-Dave BCA#46470 1952 56C
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    Dave:
    Thanks for your help - the contest permits you to vote once PER DAY from each iPhone, iPad, business computer, home computer, etc. until it ends Dec. 29. As the old saying goes, "VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN".
    Life Member AACA
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    If you aren't driving your antique car frequently, you might as well be collecting clocks!!!

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    December 1st in the wilds of western New York. Just got home from coffee at the Brockport Diner. Here's the view through the Christmas decorations. Been sitting almost 10 minutes.
    Bernie
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