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    three things sold the car : Presentation, presentation and the way it was presented. good job Matt
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    I know 3 guys that went to that brewery on the free tour. Management took them up to a second story catwalk so they could look down at the vats. One of the guys got so excited he slipped and fell into the vat. Management rushed everyone out to the waiting room and about an hour later he came into the waiting room and told them he had drowned. They asked if he suffered much? and they were told that, they didn't think so, because he got out three times to go to the bathroom.
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    Last week , I found a NOS fender on Ebay for my 55 Buick . Location was Holly Michigan ( South of Flint ). I emailed Roberta to see if anyone in the area could pick up the fender if I bought it. The return email from Roberta " I'll pick up the fender. Thanks very much Roberta , a great Buick Lady . Bill
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    NOT MINE https://yakima.craigslist.org/cto/d/1910-reo/6461367011.html 1910 REO - $20000 (Moxee) All Original, same owner since 1950. All leather on seats original from 1910 except front 2 cushions. Runs great, always starts on 1st or 2nd crank, No Rust. Always garaged.
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    good time to try a 50-50 mix of acetone and atf. supposed to penetrate better than anything else. (i have not tried it.)
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    You go to your local NAPA store. You give them your old one. In return they give you a brand new one. It will be "good as new"............Bob
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    Yes, it is 10.5 inches diameter, and the supplier tells me some were 11 inches, while the small cars had a 10-inch diameter. All of this conversation today has cost me a bundle I got to thinking about it and looked in Bob's catalog where he listed the complete rebuilt pressure plate. I called, and he only had one. Well, you know what happened then, I immediately bought it whether I needed it or not. Well, that let to the clutch disc (I found I had a core in the garage from a '39 Century 66S I had at least 20 years ago) and I bought that too. Figured I might as well buy the throwout bearing too (you know how it is) and the retainer spring too (there might be one of those in my bins....they were available from Buick at least into the 1990's). Well, you know how it is when you get to thinking. "Better be safe than sorry, besides it's only money, " you say to yourself. It cost me $13.65 to send him the old clutch disc in order to get the $65 core charge back. Since I didn't have a pressure plate core, that was another $100. To top all of this day off, I drove my Roadmaster to the auto paint store to get a picture taken of the color ---black you understand. Well the paint shop said, "almost all blacks are different from each other," didn't they? You'll be interested to know that oldtime Buick Carlsbad black laquer (Duco) matches a modern BMW black and apparently none other. To top the day off, the Buick chattered like the dickens leaving home like the Sallion he is, but by the time I got back home she was as smooth as a Mare or a pussy cat. That always happens when you buy something you really have to have, right?
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    Hey Guys, I actually did follow the advice and tried the ignition module, and the problem went away. I got another vehicle which allows me to set the Reatta as my project/weekend driver. I'm currently working on getting the ball joints, and power steering fixed. The car has a really bad leak on the power steering pump and also has an issue of wandering the road a lot which gives the car poor handling. Sorry for lack of update, I'm not always going to be the only one seeking this information. But the ignition module was a definite fix. Thanks to these guys on the forum I was able to survive the reigns of terror from car troubles.
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    SOLD! Only three days on the general market and sold for full asking price with multiple suitors. I guess the bargain-basement price didn't hurt...
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    If anyone goes to look at it, take the tool to release the serpentine belt. If the knock goes away then it is the balancer and NB. If it doesn't, run do not walk.
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    Actually the electrons do not move. They just transfer their potential from one to the next much like the balls on a string toy that band into one another without moving.
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    I experience the chatter with my 54 3 speed. Only chattered in 1st. There was a very bad leak at the front input shaft. The clutch was covered with gear oil. I pulled it down. Replaced the clutch assembly and associated throwout/pilot bearing. Resurfaced the flywheel. Fixed the leaking input shaft with a donut type gasket. Reassembled. Chatter much less but it was till present. Motor mounts are fine. Thrust pad was changed out. It not as bad as it was and does not really affect the driving of the Buick. However, still annoying First gear is so low I'm out of in it 5 seconds. Reading the manual it states it is ok to start in second gear on level ground as there is minimal friction heat created. That is exactly what I do. Start in second. Never an issue. I use first gear on hills and pulling stumps. Both of these are about non-existent. I have read that sometimes the chatter is inherent.
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    Yuengling is my go to beer. Black and Tan. Good stuff. If you ever get up to Pottsville PA visit the brewery. Free tour and 3 simples from the kegs! Their porter on tap is excellent!
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    The Burlington Post. Those voters were Vermont voters. I think there is a message. Bernie
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    Yes, Roberta has always been a great example of what a Buick Club member should be.
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    Keep the Teves parts for sure. A used accumulator doesnt have much value as suitable substitutes are available new. The pressure switch is inobtanium as a new part, and is essential to the proper operation of the pump. I don't know how long these pumps will last, but I have several spares on hand in case one of mine dies. I don't think anyone is rebuilding them anymore. There was one outfit that was still doing it a few years back but I believe they stopped offering the service. Since the ABS is an integral and safety critical part of the car, if you want to stay road worthy, you would do best to have some backup parts for it. Virtually nothing else besides a [workable] substitute accumulator is available new anymore, and the only other option is to scrounge up the non-ABS brake parts from a 88-90 Riviera that had standard brakes and convert it to eliminate the Teves setup. Some of those parts are probably going to be equally tough to find as well 30 years on. I concur with 89RDG's input on the CRT. Have it rebuilt by Eddie Voland, you will need it eventually, and a working used one is a crap shoot as to how long it'll last.
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    It is like the lighting in a bar at 2:30...
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    It's a 1918. Looks too new to be a 1917.
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    Details...details...details. But the end result makes it all worth it. Looks great! I have a question about something showing in your photo #19, the one with the caption below it that states "Tested the operation of the hinges, the alignment, the locking mechanism..." Inside the trunk, and on the shelf, are those two period-correct traveling suitcases that you were able to find and restore? Or did they come with the car originally? If they are restored who did the work?
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    I was 14 when we moved from town to a farm.It wasn't long before my younger brother and I discovered an awesome tobogganing hill within walking distance.The property was owned by a bachelor farmer who was a third generation hoarder. We had to be careful tobogganing not to hit a half buried piece of junk farm equipment. One cold day we went into the barn to get warm(er).There was a granary in the barn, and it too was full of old iron.We found two one cylinder engines, one vertical,one horizontal.We were told by the farmer that they were from 1901 and 1903 Oldsmobiles and no,they weren't for sale.In September 2016, he passed away. In December,I was advised by a neighbor that a scrapper was hauling truck and trailer loads of old cars,tractors,and other stuff out of there.(It took them 7 months to clean up the property)! I made a deal for the engines and even got them delivered. Despite being up there for likely 75 years, neither was seized. The 1901 is still sitting on it's original frame,but the head is shot. The 1903 was converted to vertical format with twin flywheels and a special base. I have the '03 almost ready to run (it has barked a couple of times). Attached are a few photos.I wrote this story up for the Curved Dash Club a few months ago and am including it here for general interest.If anyone has a 1901-03 cylinder head that is being used for a paper weight or door stop,I would like to hear from you. Jim
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    I've neglected to add to this forum during the recent past, but have loved seeing our members' great collections here! I am adding some photos today of 1/18-scale resin replicas of the '68 Electra 225 and '70 LeSabre. Both models are currently offered by BoS, and both are, in my opinion, commendable efforts. And a few shots also include the diecast metal '64 Riviera model from Highway 61. These models are significant because the subject matter is excellent. I maintain that no other manufacturer was building large cars during the late-1960's that matched Buick for style. I love the sculpted forms and long, graceful lines of these Buicks, and I hope that the images here remind you just how beautiful these Buicks were. Among my great childhood memories are the long highway trips in my parents' '65 Wildcat, when the Interstates were filled with glorious, powerful Buicks like these.