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  1. 18 points
    Thought this worth sharing with the Forum. This 1930 Lincoln model L engine has come back to life after 65+ years of being dormant. Now on to the rest of the car........
  2. 16 points
    Took the Roadmaster out to the last big cars and coffee of the season. Temps in the 70s today and tomorrow, first snow storm of the season on Monday. Had the Eldorado out too, just to enjoy the weather. Scott
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    Took the 56 on the After Tour for our Regional Meet. About 90 miles preplanned, add a few for when I got everyone lost in the hills of Rennselear, NY.
  5. 14 points
    The colors haven't really arrived here in SW Ontario but will a corn field do ? I posted these on Me and MY Buick but they fit here too.The '25 is just getting it's legs back after a 37 year slumber. Jim
  6. 14 points
    My wife and I took the '53 to the local antique festival, and I played around with the editing software when I got back.
  7. 14 points
    Always parked next to something fully restored. But she's front and center. The other buicks here:
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  9. 13 points
    John, your Buicks are so photogenic! I finally have one to contribute:
  10. 13 points
    Took the '75 Electra to the Lower Hudson Valley BCA annual picnic at Constitution Island in Cold Spring N.Y. Very historic location, part of West Point (USMA) directly across the Hudson River. 72 miles roundtrip. It ended up being a beautiful day with good friends. There were a few Oldsmobiles from our friends in the local OCA. The Electra now has 20,091 miles on it from 18,500 when I bought her 2 months ago.
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    Here is my 1929 Studebaker President Brougham. In addition, my Studebaker with a 1929 Pierce-Arrow, also an original car.
  13. 12 points
    This evening I drove Curt and Lisa Getz from their wedding to their wedding reception in my 1937 Century. Curt is the son of Tom Getz who is a local AACA member, a BCA member, and a forum member. Tom was originally going to drive them but he is not currently able to drive with a clutch due to having to have a replacement knee replaced again earlier in the week.
  14. 12 points
    Found! Mommy's first car 1946 Buick Roadmaster 76S
  15. 11 points
    My son and his fiancée made a very special request of me back in May of 2017. They asked me to chauffeur them in my '41 Buick Roadmaster sedan on their wedding day. I was thrilled to be given this opportunity. I was also quite anxious. My car is no beauty and it is on a constant repair and improvement schedule. A lot had to be done before the wedding date. I have chronicled the event on my WordPress blog and you are welcome to read the entire story. Just click the blue link to get there. I hope some folks enjoy the story and are encouraged to post their own story here on the AACA forum. Thanks! (Note: Photograph courtesy of Matt Ferrara Photography)
  16. 11 points
    Great minds think alike.... I went out this weekend to get some pictures specifically to resurrect this thread! It was a bit cool (wife put on two sweaters) but she endured the trip with the top down. Basically drove around Vancouver looking for some nice leaves but with how cold my wife was, I thought I should keep it within a 10min drive of the house. Here are some of the shots I was able to get with the Electra with some fall colors! A friend down in Tacoma Washington also posted some fall pics with his 67 Wildcat, and with his permission, I've reposted a couple here.
  17. 11 points
    Ebay auction, no reserve, cash and carry. Forget the money it represents, just get it out of the widow's life and out of her garage so she can move on. That's all she wants anyway. There's no cash score in that car, just get it gone.
  18. 11 points
    With summer like weather (temps in the low 90's ) still convinced the wife to go for a drive and late lunch today. Our first stop (for a picture naturally) was a cul-du-sac on the mouth of a small river off Lake St. Clair. Fortunately this is still a public road for now and one can see this. Not many 72 foot yachts on a lift under a canopy in these here parts! The next Stop was on the Pier in Belle River where there is a Marina, Restaurant and Public Boat Launch on the east side. The place was "super busy" just like in the middle of July so skipped the restaurant as parking was at a premium but stopped for a shot of the great public beach across the canal. Next we came to a place for lunch we have never been before and if one doesn't get we are bi-lingual here in Ontario Canada here is the name of the Restaurant/Grill we decided to try. We ate a great light lunch outside in the outdoor covered area on the edge of the Golf Course (in the 89 degree heat) but had just enough breeze in the shade to take the edge off. Actually, I told my wife we should eat outside because if we ate inside the air conditioned building, she might not like getting back in the car with the top down! She is such a sport sometimes. If you haven't guessed by now I'm following the shoreline of Lake St. Clair from outside Windsor City Limits and..... After lunch we continued along the lake till coming to.... Sadly the long time Restaurant in front of us is closed and for sale and other than lots of fishing and pleasure boating going on, things don't look too prosperous like I remember. Just behind us is the old Government Light House guiding the small commercial boats that used to ply the river and has been preserved. This area was originally (way back) a marsh / flood plain and after the rail road came through (again way back) developers dredged canals and built up land they sold to build houses which today are really beautiful homes with private docks just like the inter coastal waterways in Florida. We travelled around this area and a little up the River Thames to another Marina where Cindy saw LOTS of turtles sunning themselves on floating logs but they all scattered back in the water buy the time I got out of the car. They must have great eyesight and or hearing! Decided this was far enough and headed home taking a slightly different route but all secondary roads not over 50 mph. The car performed GREAT being it was officially 92 degrees today! The temp gauge only once went up to the "P" on the gauge, fired up after every stop and as long as we were moving, with the vents open, heard no complaints about TOO HOT. Total trip was 80 miles according to the trip odometer and will fill up again tomorrow to see just how thirsty she was but either way, T'was a great day!
  19. 10 points
    I guess this is as good a place as any to post updates to the Limited. I bought it four years ago to sell, but when it arrived, it was in poor condition with a lot of needs. It was BADLY misrepresented by the seller. So I shoved it in the corner and forgot about it for about a year. Then I started chipping away at a few projects and tweaking things and discovered that underneath the neglect there was one hell of a great-running car. The paint is just OK, but the interior is gorgeous and the thing runs like a freight train. I rebuilt the carbs, replaced the cracked exhaust manifolds (with another set that cracked), and did a lot of tuning to get it just right. My goal is to make it a bulletproof high-speed tour car that will go anywhere in any weather. With radial tires, new shocks, and a fresh alignment, it's just a joy to drive now. Planned upgrades include either yet another set of manifolds or (more likely) having a set of tubular exhaust headers made to cure the exhaust leak permanently. The other advantage to headers would be getting the exhaust decoupled from the intake (they are bolted together) and removing a LOT of heat from the carburetors. That's really appealing to me, even though this car has exactly zero heat or vapor lock issues. I also have a pair of 2-barrel Rochester carbs that I am considering installing with a fixed linkage so they're both working at all times rather than the stock progressive setup. There are some who say the car will idle better, get better fuel economy, and make more power with that upgrade. I don't care about show-quality or 100% authenticity (although I don't want to go too far astray, either), but I do want this thing to be reliable and comfortable. It runs so well now with the Strombergs, however, that I'm loathe to take it apart. Last summer it chased down a '41 Packard 160 convertible coupe with overdrive without apparent effort, and that guy was VERY surprised (well, not surprised--dismayed, actually). He's used to being able to walk away from just about any pre-war car and frequently boasts about his car's performance. The fact that the limo weighs about 600 pounds more than his convertible was not lost on him. This big guy is impressive as hell. I am starting to suspect that the engine is not entirely stock. Anyway, some of you may remember that the big guy was sidelined last spring when I took the rear differential cover off to change the oil, had an issue with correct cover orientation, and ended up doing it twice. But while I was in there, I was advised to take some things apart like the main bearing caps "just to see how they look." Sadly, I dropped one and broke it, so the car has been out of commission all summer, much to my dismay. I've found a machine shop willing to make me a new set and they should be done this coming week, so hopefully it will go back together and not blow up when I put some power through it. I'm also over my anger at being goaded into doing something I knew I didn't have to do. I lost a summer with my car because of it, but what the hell? It's only time and money, right? In the meantime, I've been doing some upgrades in preparation for having it back on the road, perhaps for the fall colors tour after Hershey. First there was the LED brake and tail light upgrade: When I finished the LED brake light upgrade, I noted that it took quite a bit of muscle to get the brake lights to come on. It was possibly the switch, but most pressure switches are go/no-go and not directly related to the amount of pressure, so I figured the master cylinder was going bad. The pedal was rock hard and the car stopped OK, but the brake lights taking that much pushing was a tip-off. So I ordered a new master cylinder from Bob's and it showed up a few days later This afternoon, my son, Riley (age 9) and I installed it. It took me, my wife, and both boys to push that Limited across the shop and every bit of muscle we could spare to get it up the ramps and onto the lift, but once it was up there, it was all good. I taught Riley how brakes work, how to pull the master, and why we use flare wrenches on hydraulic fittings. It came out without a fight and the new one went in just as easily. I grabbed son #2, Cody (age 11), and had him push the pedal while we bled the brakes underneath. Result? MUCH improved pedal feel and brake lights that come on with a light touch instead of a heavy stomp. No leaks, no issues, no problems. It's a bit of a pain to bleed brakes on these cars simply because the reservoir on the master is so small so you have to keep refilling it after every push, but not a big deal. All buttoned up and ready to go. A few months ago, I bought a correct battery hold-down bracket with heat shield for my Century but since the Limited doesn't have one and just uses a hokey homemade hold down the previous owner invented, I decided to use it there instead. A quick coat of black paint and a trip to the hardware store to get some J-bolts, and it will be ready to install tomorrow. The engine bay on the Limited isn't show-quality, but it's not bad, either, and this should be a nice upgrade that will tidy things up and hopefully eliminate a CLUNK up front when I hit big bumps. I'll post some photos of the battery when I go back to the shop tomorrow and finish the job.
  20. 10 points
    I've looked for a year and a half for a 1941 Buick Roadmaster and I finally found one and settled on it. It is currently an all original car with 59,000 miles on it. The interior material, plastic, steering wheel and woodgraining is pretty much perfect.....pristine. The trunk interior is the best I have ever seen....material is faded some but not dirty or oily, or even stained. The tire well still has the cardboard liner, and the black painted spare tire hubcap is there. The exterior shows wear and the engine area is messy. The wiring under the hood is original, but currently without any black tape or breaks in the insulation. The owner before the owner I bought the car from put on modern radial tires and the wrong hubcaps. The car came with almost a full set of good pot metal chrome which I can install and go HPOF or have it plated. Personally, I would like to restore what is needed and just go Driver Class. I think HPOF would cause me to leave too may things that need repair to make the car look good at five feet. I don't yet know which way I will go. I will have to paint parts of the car, but I've said now for two years as my Wildcat has languished in a paint shop that I will never repaint another antique car. Maybe I will be tested. The car gets picked up in North Carolina, hopefully tomorrow and will be delivered in Florida a week or so later. Hershey was wonderful to me. I spent more money there then I ever have, especially with Lynn Steele Rubber, because all of the door weatherstrip on the car was mostly melted from age and NC heat. Wish me luck. I can't wait to get those tires and hubcaps off the car. Bob's Automobilia had a whole set of correct hubcaps too, and I found a NOS rear bumper from him as well. P.S. I know the car looks down in the front, and I hate that look, but it's parked downhill in this picture.
  21. 10 points
    Been worried to go far recently as have oil leak from Torque ball seal, have parts now , but haven't had time to repair , so have been monitoring size of oil spill in car port and looked bad .. refilling gearbox not the simplest task unless on ramp as car needs to be level, not achievable with my jack . So went to friends garage yesterday , up on ramp 15 mins done, good news too only needed 1/2 pint amazed. Thought the worst. So with greater confidence took Ruby and wife to Town for coffee Saturday and up the coast Sunday for a swim and picnic on the beach . Roof down living the dream!!😁😁
  22. 10 points
    Great thread. I had a blast (as I always do at Hershey), but it was extra special and extra fun to have Lamar there and have my 80C on the showfield. I really appreciate Lamar for trailing it and that "old Cod" Bob Coker for the "upgrade" to the truck and trailer, Bob and Lamar both prove time and again what amazing guys they are. I didn't get near the photos I normally do as I was too busy talking to everyone (that's not unusual) visiting at the car. It was really neat to chat with Mr Hayes BCA #5. I've got a visit planned next time I'm in SoCal. A HUGE thank you Mr. Earl!!! Now where did all the Oatmeal cookies go that were in that empty box on the flea market table??
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  24. 10 points
    Wednesday September 27, 2017: Installation of the Front Clip and related hardware I stopped by the paint shop around 8:00 am, and the front clip was finished and ready to be picked up. So I went home and assembled the crane (engine crane, cherry picker...) so I had a place to hang it while doing pre-assemblies. Drove back to the shop, got the clip in the truck and hung it in the garage. Had a few "honey-do" errands to accomplish but then John came over at 11:00 and we worked until 1:30 getting everything built and installed onto the frame. Here goes: 8:00 am. Front clip is all buffed and hand rubbed out, ready to go. It was hanging by two wires through the top holes. I ran home and pushed the car back a few feet, assembled the crane and started laying out parts and fasteners. My chassis had these three "spacers" under the front clip, so I cleaned them all up and replaced them. I don't know it they are factory, but..... Arriving home. Here you can see how nice that lower section came out where he dollied it smooth. I ran a wire between the radiator support rod holes and hung it on the crane. Then, for safety, I also hooked a bungee cord nice and tight in case the wire broke while I was out running errands. While waiting for John, I buffed up the stainless molding strip with this very soft cotton wheel on a LOW speed. Much more control. I bought these in 1985. I still do things the same way, Tripoli first, followed by Rouge and then a hand polish with Wicked Metal Polish. At 11:00 John came over, and immediately we started installing the front trim piece with all new stainless steel washers and nuts. (Everything is 8-32) Stressful aligning everything without hitting the paint! Finishing the install of the hood ornament, the front emblem and the stainless molding. Then we installed the grilles. First step was to install the "Buick 8" emblem by flaring the posts on the back end. Then aligning and installing the grill screws. 11 of the 12 holes lined up perfect. One was off, we needed a punch to line up the metal. I guess thats why there were only about eight screws in the car when I removed these parts. I used all stainless steel fasteners here. The book says these grilles are adjustable up and down. There is NO WAY these are moving anywhere. The holes are perfectly round, not slotted for adjustment. Once satisfied that the grille halves are in nice and tight, we next we installed the radiator into the frame. Then installed that lower wind deflector with two bolts and a single screw at the bottom. By spinning the clip and pushing the crane close, the front clip dropped right into position. I only hand tightened the huge nut at the bottom for now. We installed the radiator support rods to keep her steady. I've been waiting 9 months to see that again!!! Finished the day by installing the fender brackets. And another piece of the puzzle done, and my parts bins are slowly disappearing! Getting my headlamps today. Have a great day! Gary
  25. 10 points
    Went for a ride on Saturday North to Millbrook, NY around 120 miles or so round trip. Today was a local show by a friends newly formed Oldsmobile Chapter in Yorktown Heights NY, only around a 15mile round trip. Attended this show with the NE GS/GN club and The LHV region of the BCA. A few pictures. P.S. The Electra is now 3 for 3 in getting a trophy since I got it.
  26. 10 points
    It is definitely fall around here, so wanted to make a run in one of the cars up to a town called Squamish. It's on the way up to the resort town of Whistler that many will know if they are skiers or followed the 2010 Winter Olympics. Squamish is about a 45min to an hour drive from my house and at the end of one of the most scenic highways around. The Sea to Sky Highway runs through one of the most expensive real estate in North America and follows a narrow ribbon between the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean (Howe Sound). It received a major upgrade in 2008/2009 but its still prone to accidents due to the speeds and curves, not too mention the odd rock or mud slide! It's a favorite driving road so it's not uncommon to see high end sports cars running along the highway, in fact there is a company that will rent you a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche for the day for a drive up to Whistler and back. On our drive, we ran into a local Porsche Club that were rallying up to Whistler so I was passed by many Porsches, including a 918 Spyder ($1 million car) and a rare 911R, which made the ride far more interesting. Many of the drivers and passengers took a long look at the wagon going by with many thumbs up from these fellow car guys. Weather was good on Saturday and as I invited my parents, it was decided to take the wagon as it was a little more comfortable for them in the back seat than the convertible. It had been some time since the wagon got a good run like this and was able to exercise all for 4 barrels and whatever was left of the 190 horsepower from the factory. Several hills and curves which were no problem, and at no time was I holding up the endless stream of Porsches that wanted to go by. It was a great day! The goal was to have lunch at Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish, which I highly recommend to anyone travelling through this area. Excellent food and a fantastic selection of craft beer. Ended up being about a 120 mile round trip... you don't have to go far from Vancouver to get into wilderness! A look at some of the rock blasting along the highway. My wife didn't frame the shot well, but the slope is just as steep on the right side of the road. That is the Pacific Ocean (Howe Sound) on the left. The highway generally follows the coast line through here. Added this one given JD's rail shot earlier. The highway is just feet from this well used freight line. Not much room here for the highway and rail and the highway is only 2 lanes here. Mount Garibaldi (Black Tusk) straight ahead, with the popular climbing area the Stewanumus Chief (or just "the Chief") on the right side of the frame. Parked in Squamish. The Chief in the background A vintage Japanese car club showed up during lunch, and this 1977 or 1978 Honda Civic parked beside me. You don't see too many in that kind of shape, but looked like a toy next to the Wagon.
  27. 9 points
    1. First fuel stop in the Blue Mountains and then, 2. An overnight in the little town of Leeton where I met up with several 1920's members. 3. Break down in the outback. 4. In convoy. 5. Running in to more Buicks in Jerilderie. 6. Pre-run line up in Echuca, post war on the outside and pre-war on the inside lane. 7. Outside the Shepparton motor museum. 8. One of a kind Boat tail commissioned by Buick and built by Holden. 9. The oldest attendee. 10. Our Paddle Steamer for the run to a winery and dinner. 11. Yours truly in a little outback town. 12. Spanner man! makes sculptures out of old spanners. 13> Kangaroos and Buicks. 14: Show and shine in the historic paddle steamer port of Echuca. 15: Overnight stay in West Wyalong. 16. Outback cows on the road. 17. Country farm house. 18. on the road near Molong. 19. '36 Buicks!!!! And finally a short video. What Mad Max might have looked like if set in 1936! MAH04213.MP4
  28. 9 points
    Great photos all! We are running out of good days this fall, and expecting several storms to roll through this week, so Sunday was likely the last nice day for awhile. Given the "on the road" insurance for the wagon will be expiring shortly, I decided to get it cleaned up and ready for a few months in storage. Once clean, I took the opportunity to burn some old fuel and run around looking for colorful autumn shots. These are all within the city limits of Vancouver...
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    Autumn 2016. Mark
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    People who ask this question shouldn't own old cars.
  32. 9 points
    All in all and thanks to my dear old friend Bob Coker entrusting us with the awesome 350 Super Duty and Landau trailer, Brian and I had a wonderful time. Lots of story telling, joking and laughter. I've always considered Brian a friend, but after this trip and 5 days of camaraderie, I must say I consider him a GOOD friend. Thanks Brian!
  33. 9 points
    Bought a few things.... Still nice and pliable Lights for the Buick Sales and Service show room Lights for the Buick Sales and Service Garage area This book is awesome V will try and scan and post later
  34. 9 points
    Pictures of my 1 of 454 LX 425 as promised … It looks better in the pictures than in person. Shell Beige with the Custom Saddle interior … And of course, the LX 425. I posted it with my line-up quite a while back, page 15, but this is the first I’ve posted it on its own. As I said in another post it is a massive project, I didn’t know exactly how much of a project when I bought it, but anyway. I am getting pretty close to listing it for sale, especially after the purchase of the Flame Red ’65 GS a while back, I just haven’t gotten there yet.
  35. 9 points
    Well, no pretty pictures like Doug. Drove George about 150 miles in a parade yesterday. Yep, a parade. High speed. Harry Patterson, the owner of Patterson Auto Group in this area started a Pray For Peace campaign a year or so back. So a parade in celebration . About 90 cars. Several were new ones from his dealerships. Probably 40 old ones. Drove mostly back roads. Did 125 miles in about 2 1/2 hours. Then Gourmet Hot Dogs , his treat, at his ranch. Fun day. I do believe George is stronger each time he is driven. Ben
  36. 8 points
    I don't understand why guys name their cars at all. You would think they owned a boat.
  37. 8 points
    Long story shortish! In 1995-6 John Rock, the head of Oldsmobile asked me if I could build a replica of the 1903 Olds Pirate to celebrate Oldsmobile's 100 years of racing. A correct 2-cylinder engine was non-existent but we did have a spare 1903 CDO engine to use as a basis for a 3/4 replica. The video gives me way too much credit as my best friend Tim Ohlendorf did the majority of the work on the car. As usual, I scarfed up the credit but this time unintentionally! One of the best weekends of my life surrounded by great race car drivers and wonderful conversations with them including Linda Vaughan. Truly a special week! Yes, I was young once and yes I appeared nervous on this deal as nothing was pre-planned or scripted. All of a sudden I got called over to get filmed.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-gHZnSj3cg
  38. 8 points
    Today I went with a group down to the Snake River. Made it just in time for the sunset. The tire tracks in the gravel may or may not be me... Also is anyone looking for a 1949 Buick Special? Minimal surface rust, paint OK, restore or rod. $5000 OBO.
  39. 8 points
    Just around 200 miles in the Electra for the central New England Chapter show in Northampton Mass on Saturday. And 250 miles inn the GS to attend the same show as Phillip today. I am looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow.
  40. 8 points
    Then it was SHOWTIME Brians Roadmaster was honestly my favorite of the whole field But this 29 was a close second, BEAUTIFUL job Had a nice conversation with Phillip Roitman, super nice guy, AWESOMELY restored '69 Gran Sport !!! The restored Buicks were nice but honestly I spent more time in the HPOF area looking at some unbelievable original condition cars, my faves Another favorite
  41. 8 points
    Hello Everyone, I am somewhat like the majority of the readers of this Website's Forum; who frequent other forums. I am certainly not a person who likes rules imposed upon me; but some format changes may be of help on here. I Read the rules for the forum; But maybe I am missing something; but I don't see any rules for this. On some other forums, if something is posted For Sale, to be accepted by the moderators; the For Sale AD must include a Price, Contact Info, Location, and may some Pics, if the poster can send pics. If the poster cannot send pics, I'm sure someone on here would help the poster get a pic on here. Other wise the ad will be pulled. Yes I have done my share of Fishing for a price, in some ads; but on here when a poster does not include the above info; the next few posting are What is the Price, Location, Contact info , and pics I know in my later years when someone contacts me; with something they are selling; if they don't even want to give a starting point; I pass on that deal. Too many times I have traveled too far, just to peg a price, on whatever. Then only to find out that after I was there, another buyer bought it. I am not trying to steal anything, but me giving a price has given the seller a starting point. With the advent of the computer; anyone can search and compare whatever they are selling, to something like it somewhere else. I welcome other points of view on this subject. intimeold
  42. 8 points
    Tuesday Evening October 10, 2017: Preparation and installation of the dash. This is an exciting one! While I was at work, I used a little fine pumice and acrilustre on all my plastic knobs and pulls to try to clean them up best I can. Got home around 8:00 and began laying parts out to do some preparation before installing the dash panel. Well, one thing led to another and here I am, three hours past my normal bed time, but had to show the results: Fine pumice with a slow speed wet cotton wheel. This removes the surface staining and smooths out some imperfections. The next product is called Acrilustre. It gives acrylic a nice shine and smooth appearance. Puts a little gloss on it too. Got home at 8:00 tonight and got right to it. Laid a heavy cotton tarp thing over the kitchen island and began pulling parts out of the "parts storage room" And the other parts and fasteners I would need The knobs and pulls look a lot nicer after the pumice and polish. So, I figured I'd do some preliminary build up while the dash was in the kitchen. Much easier access to a lot of this stuff. First, install the missing four trinidad nuts to keep the speaker grille tight to the dash panel. Build the dash ash receiver. Run the screw through the inner hole, the front backing plate, then the wood grained plate, through the metal and finally into the pull knob. The screw is passing through three pieces of metal at this point. Slip the metal trim piece over the screw and screw on the pull. Slide it into position and one thing on. Install last night's project, the glove box clock into position in the door. There are very short special screws for this so you don't dent the outside door finish. Looks sharp in there! Next, push through your glove box lock, attach the locking cylinder with one screw and that's it. All these little parts that I spent hours wire wheeling clean, painting....Nice to see all those bags emptying out. Attach the lock plate to the top of the glove box opening. Attach the hinge to the door Again, these are 10-32 screws. Watch your length if you are replacing with new fasteners. I'm re-using all the original stuff here. Attach the hinge through the bottom, being sure when the door opens it does not hit the bottom of the panel. It will ruin the finish quickly. All the screws are adjustable, so take your time here with all four screws to get the door to line up nice. Once satisfied with the fit of the door, do the final adjustment of the door catch and tighten it down. Next, I installed a new glove box, Only two screws here. I found it easier to kinds "square off" the upper corners a little. It just seemed to sit better. Grey felt lined. Glove box stuff is now complete. Next, install the wiper actuator. Remove the large nut, serrated washer and the pot metal housing. Align the slot with the slot in the dash. Once through, simply reinstall the pot metal part, the serrated washer and the nut. Then, install the cigar lighter. I took this all apart and cleaned it all up. Remove the outer brace that supports it, slide it into position And again, once through, put the support brace over the entire piece and tighten it down. READY TO GO IN!!! I think I did as much pre-install that I can. (That map reader is just sitting there for the picture. I have to build that socket in the car tomorrow) Out to the garage. I placed a carriage bolt through the hole where the rear hood retainer drops down. This is temporary so I can install the radio mount inside and finish all the under dash wiring. Assemble the radio mounting hardware. And attach it to the carriage bolt. OK.. The only other thing I did inside the car was to loosen all four of the nuts holding the instrument cluster to the sub frame. Just in case it had to move slightly while the dash was being seated. Remember, it's late. Everyone is asleep. I'm working alone so I don't have photos of it actually being installed, but I do have .... This! It actually fell right into position. I tacked it in with four screws for now. I hooked up the light switch and ran the two screws that secure the cowl vent arm to the bottom of the dash. So, I'm ready for tomorrow, when I hope to be installing the steering wheel, horn stuff, and the radio. The woodgrain is just beautiful. It's 1:16. It's now Wednesday. I'm beat. Have a great day out there! Gary
  43. 8 points
    Greetings from Hershey! Rather than pay for parking, Melanie and I just used the '41 Super convertible as our daily transportation around town. Never missed a beat and even the wipers worked surprisingly well during the brief rain shower Thursday night. I shocked more than a few people by simply being able to reach in, turn the key, and hit the button and the car would start with no additional assistance, and then would proceed to idle smoothly and silently. My favorite is putting it in 3rd gear and letting it idle along--it's silent enough to sneak up on people. Maybe I should tie a can to it like the golf carts? Also great to meet all you forum members who stopped by to say hello, we always like putting faces to names!
  44. 8 points
    Downtown for a brewery tour with 5 of us packed in...
  45. 8 points
    I took out the 73 GS 4 speed for the first time since it's restoration on Friday. Took it to the shop get her show tires and rims on, a few details and then loading it up and heading for it's first ever showing at Hershey this week! Sunday was out with the '75 Electra again for the Westport Ct. Concours d'Caffeine and Tour. Took our Grandson with us and we had a wonderful time. Put 107 more miles on it.
  46. 8 points
    Today at a local US car show near Stuttgart, Germany :-)
  47. 8 points
    My first parade, last night, Linden, MI, homecoming parade with the Grand Marshall! Picture by Denny Manner, whose grandson was driving in it too! Then today, rode with Denny in his '72 GS Stage 1 about a 100 miles or so to go see our friend Joe Guzek and got to see Joe's Buicks too! Finally!
  48. 8 points
  49. 8 points
    This 1936 Oldsmobile isn't mine, but I know the owner. He has owned this car for almost 82 years: He got it new in December of 1935 and still owns and drives it! It had been been his everyday car until 1956, and from some point in the 1960's on, it had lain dormant in a garage until he resurrected it. His ownership has been longer than that of Allen Swift, the much publicized Massachusetts owner of a Rolls-Royce. The late Mr. Swift had his car for 77 years. No need to trace the chain of ownership of an 81-year-old barn-find when YOU are the only owner for those 81 years!
  50. 8 points
    My '47 Dodge, owned 26 years and daily driver the past few. My wife has a modern but if I'm not out in a Model T or other oldie this is it for me. Repainted 1975 by the second owner (I'm #3) it is utterly original inside. I rebuilt the engine winter of 2011/12 a few months before this first photo was taken along the Alaska Highway. We've driven it to 37 US states, all four coasts of North America, climbed Pike's Peak and got our HPOF designation at Hershey. Second photo was taken on the ice road to Tuktoyaktuk, the furthest north one can drive in mainland Canada.