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    Wednesday evening Bear Mountain NY cruise in. Over 300 cars. Always a great turnout. Took the Electra for its first cruise in and my first time at this venue this year. Around 40 miles roundtrip.
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    After resolving an issue with my camera and pc interface, here are a few pictures which I would have included in my last post. Wednesday evening was picture perfect! But we are losing sunlight earlier now, so here is the result: And two other notable cars I had a chance to see for the first time. It's not often you see an Impala with it's original Blue Flame 6 and a 3 speed on the tree! The Mustang was just exceptionally clean
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    I drove the '15 truck to downtown Flint for the Back to the Bricks car show. The show took up all of downtown Flint and then some. The picture is of our truck in front of the GM Factory One today with other Buicks from the Buick club. Here is the website for the building. http://www.gmfactoryone.com/product/public/us/en/factory-one/home.html
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    I recently acquired a 1938 Buick Century Model 61 project car. The car was a good running, driving car until the previous owner died in 1993. Unfortunately the owner's family left the car outside in Massachusetts weather until last year. Last year, the guy who last worked on the car for the previous owner bought it to save it. I bought it from him recently and am going to try to save it. The drivetrain is in relatively good shape but the body is a bit of a disaster from the decades of weather exposure. Yesterday I bought a battery. Today I hooked up the battery and a temporary gas tank. I started her up and drove her up and down the driveway a bit today. I got all of the doors opened up and pulled the seats out of her and used a shop vac to clean about 4 or 5 more gallons of dust, rust, dirt, mouse nests and other debris from the interior. I used a garden hose to wash out the interior and left it out in the sun to dry out. It ran well until it ran long enough to empty my small temporary gas tank. After a quick refill, I let it run some more. While I don't have any good photos from today attached is a video showing the engine running. The idle is set high on purpose to be able to drive it because the accelerator linkage is currently missing. It starts from the carburetor linkage and even the horns work on the car. It has good oil pressure and the temperature gauge shows a steady 180 degrees. VID_20170819_092654348.mp4
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    Racked up 324 miles on the Happy car ( the GS) Sunday, traveling to the Yankee Chapter show. I did not take many photos of the trip or at the show either. I have documented the trip several years so it's old news. But I did get this one photo on the way over in the AM No, there are no mountains high enough in this area to be snow covered peaks. Luckily the show was way south of the Vermont Green Mountains! Turns out I never even got a picture of my own car at the show site, but here are a few others: Here is the class winner and Dealership award winner ( Sorry for the fuzzy photo) But I never saw a battery hold down like that! And, here is Philip Roitman with his ( practically) NEW Electra! This car is gorgeous! And the rest:
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    My daily driver is the 38 Studebaker State Commander. My 4 legged friends loves the back seat and sticking her head out the window.
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    This is a picture of my 1966 Skylark Convertible at a campground near the Grand Canyon going to my first BCA National meet in Phoenix, AZ in 1993. I had joined the club in 1992 and happened to be in the area of the previous year's meet in Overland, KS in 1992, but just stopped in for a one-day visit. That convinced me to go to a National Meet the next year. Some thoughts on that trip....We went to Carlsbad Caverns and the Grand Canyon. As you can see by the picture, the campground was nothing exciting. We felt like we were camping in a desert. Although, we had to go buy blankets because it got so cold at night up there in that high altitude. Who would have thought that we needed blankets in Arizona in July? Also, we discovered on the first morning, that we were camped immediately across from a helicopter sight-seeing company. Yep, right across the fence, about 50 feet away, helicopters would take off and land, starting early morning. Constant noise and sand blowing. Yeah, that was fun. After a few days there we headed to Phoenix. I remember coming down a pass. It was a straight drive, and we could feel the temperatures rising constantly. When we got to the bottom of the pass it was probably 110 degrees. But the wind chill made it feel more like 120. It was that hot the entire show. We stayed at a campground near Phoenix. Thank goodness they had a pool. It was 100 degrees even after the sun went down. I made the mistake of parking the Skylark with the top down once. Grabbing the metal door handle was enough to burn my hand, but I can't tell you how burned my legs got from seating on those vinyl seats! And I couldn't touch the steering wheel, either. It was my first time judging. The judging was held in the parking garage, where the lighting was terrible. But, it was my first BCA National Meet, and we made it there and back safely with no mechanical issues, so that was good. More on the 1966 Skylark Convertible.....So, after the first National Meet I was excited to go to the 1994 meet in Atlanta. Now, on the Phoenix trip, I did nothing special to the car, just jumped in it and drove. I decided to go through it a bit before heading out to Atlanta. I had relatives near by so I know I wasn't going to pull a camper this time, I could stay with them. So, I changed the points, cap, plugs, alternator, hoses, belts, and cleaned and painted the engine. it looked good, if I must say so myself. 100 miles from home the new alternator went out. OK, a minor setback. The next day somewhere around Memphis, I sprung a water leak. It appears that one of the new hoses was too close to one of the new belts and it ribbed a hole in the hose. I took a screw and screwed it in the hole, held in in place with a hose clamp, and made it to town where I could change the hose. However, the water leak sprayed everywhere under the hood. There went the new paint and cleaning of the engine bay. The next day, we were going to stay in Chattanooga, TN. When we got there and checked into our hotel, we went to town to eat. After eating and a little sight-seeing, we were headed up Lookout Mountain to our hotel and the car starting running real bad. Sputtering, no power, etc. It finally died and wouldn't start. I was able to coast into a housing neighborhood out of the main road. I had the hood open, trying to determine the cause, when a car drove up. A young guy (probably early 20s) got out and came over. He worked locally as a mechanic, and diagnosed the problem was probably the new points I installed just a week ago. But this was late on July 3, so he helped me push it into a nearby driveway. We contacted the owners of the house and explained the situation to them. We would come back tomorrow, July 4 and fix it. The young man took us to the hotel for the night, came and picked us up the next day, took us to his shop, got the points, went back to the car, installed the points, and it fired right up. And he wouldn't accept any money for his time and effort. I'll never forget that. So, we spent July 4th in Chattanooga. The next day was planned to go through the Smoky Mountains north of Georgia. That day presented a new problem. It started overheating. I had to drive, pull over, drive, pull over, etc. That night I pulled out the thermostat and that didn't fix the problem, so I had to find a radiator shop the next day. Oh, one other thing. My wife, being an organized person, had made reservations in advance for every night. So, each day we were delayed, but had to drive as long as it took to arrive at our reserved destination. This meant driving very late some days. Well, I finally made it to the show. I didn't score high enough to win any award, but it was fun anyway. The car was running good all the way back home. I-20 west all the way home. We were almost home, just east of Dallas, when we hit a big Texas rain storm. Rain coming down so hard you could hardly see anything. Driving on the interstate highway, he rain would hit the windshield and come through the gap at the top of the windshield and the convertible top. Water was pouring into the car like a waterfall. I guess I had never driven in a rain storm with this car before. I stopped under a bridge but by that time we were already soaked. Water had filled he floor pan. The windshield started fogging up so I took off my shirt and my wife tried to keep the glass clear, wiping it down every few moments. Finally, we made it home, after a full day of driving. Once we got to bed, Michelle told me she will never take another trip in that car again, and I believed her. I sold it soon after that.
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    Finally got settled in at the dorm with computer and internet setup. Here are some pics of the journey. My girlfriend thought the Antique Fruits was pretty funny. I think she said something along the lines of "who would want to eat old fruit?" oops
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    Here's a few pictures of our travels from our last couple of days. The '56 Lincoln MKII is a car I've long admired, and an uncle had one through the late 60's to the early 80's, and this is the first one I've seen in a number of years. The mini rat rod also brought back memories, it was made from a ride on lawn mower of the 60's, as my grandfather father had the same one, sold by a large dept store here in Canada, Eaton's. I really wanted to drive it (my grandfather's), but I never did as I was too young at the time. He had lots of trouble with it, and with only 5 HP, to propel you, and cut the grass, it would seem a bit under powered! The yellow Rolls Royce is a Silver Ghost model which according to our tour guide brought most of the owners bad luck with their marriages. The first owner divorced his wife to marry his mistress, but then couldn't as he was titled, and she wasn't, so he paid an impoverished Italian count to marry her, then divorce her, so she could become a Countess, and was therefore able to marry her! Wow, I'm glad I'm just a regular guy. It is currently owned by the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ont. The lion shot was taken at Jungle Cat World, which we visited on Tues. Just a sampling of our adventures this week. Keith
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    Here's my contribution. This was my Dad's 1965 Sportwagon which he named the Golden Streak. He bought it new in 1965. This picture is how we were typically loaded for camping. Inside the wagon was everything we needed for 2 weeks of camping, 6 kids, my Mom and Dad, and an Irish Setter named Kelly. This was taken in Mount Rainier National Park probably around 1966. This was in the days before reservations for camping. I can remember my Dad passing campers and trailers on the way to the campground to be ahead of them so we would get a campsite. The bag on the luggage rack was a Buick accessory and had the tri shield emblem on the zippered flap. The old Sportwagon soldiered on until 1976 when my Dad passed away. It had around 180,000 miles on it but it was on its third motor and second transmission. It was pretty beat and tired when we sold it to a guy who said he was going to use it in a demolition derby.
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    A few weeks back I posted a photo of a friends daughter and her friend sitting on Ruby .and a couple of days ago the young ladies aunt visited us and said she liked the photo and wanted a photo of herself with Ruby , never miss a chance ! 😊
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    Wags and Wheels Car Show. County Animal Control free adoption day. 15 cats, 2 dogs and 1 ferret found a home!
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    As to distance, maybe 10 miles round trip but.... she did me proud getting there down the Main Street to the Waterfront for a local show and back home later that night. Great show and lots of cars I have never seen before. Guys, I'm sure you all know by now, when the wife is happy, Life is good! Good weather, good music, good friends = GOOD TIMES!
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    Mother in laws birthday was 12-20 for 1984 birthday and Christmas my father in law took mom to Belford Buick in Davison Michigan and placed a order for a new two door Le Sabre collectors edition. I have the Buick sales catalog they had went over choosing and rejecting options before the dealer visit. the salesman was Al Smith, we believe is retired now but sold a few more Buicks to may father in law from a couple different dealers as they went out of business or were bought by another dealer. The Le Sabre was delivered to mom on Thursday February 2nd 1984, Dad saved the original window sticker with the suggest mfg. retail price rounded to 16,000, also the final sales option list and price paid rounded to 13,500 including Rusty Jones rust proofing. Inlaws were from Missouri originally so drove the Le Sabre down there on long week end family visits and during summer vacations. They also drove it to places that interested them in other states like Branson for the country music, Florida for the beaches and other such places. When the car got 50,000 miles on it my mother in law said it was old and refused to ride in it any place, Dad had a 1992 Park Avenue they traveled in and the Le Sabre became the antique car dad had always wanted but never had to take on a short Sunday drive and so called quick trips to the store that included a minim 10 mile drive to the store a mile down the road. Car was garage kept except on trips polished regular even the inside door frames, bottom side of the trunk lid and hood out side the blanket. Dad had retired in 1994 so had time to do those things more often. Dad passed away in Nov. 2009 and the car sat in the garage with the battery unhooked. Mom would have me hook the battery up and start it every so often and some times have me run it for 5 to 10 miles. I had had instant love the first time I laid eyes on the car so in 2010 I asked about buying the car. I am not sure of the reasoning but mom always said no. In 2012 moms oldest daughter moved in with her and mom told me to put the La Sabre out side so the daughter could store her crap in the garage. I always took every opportunity to ask about buying the car, finally giving up in 2014 when My wife said Mom seemed up set when I again asked to buy it. Finally in August 2016 she told my wife she would sell us the La Sabre, we took delivery on the 16th. Dad had a folder with a recite for every thing he had done to the car including things he had bought and done him self like the oil changes. We have had over heating issues with it our selves intermittent. Have had a total flush done, thermostat replaced and it still is some times over heating. Getting a new clutch fan installed on Monday before I buy a electric fan and install it in front of the radiator to help out. We also had to replace the 2 front tires dad had installed in 1998 because a belt had shifted in the left one causing a awful thumping. Al
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    We went to a local cruise night tonight. I drove the Skyhawk and Suzanne drove the Reatta. British cars were featured tonight - I have some photos on the camera. Only one obligatory GN tonight.
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    This is my daily driver. Wow, its great to see that folks are keeping them on the road...
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    I have a 1979 F250 I have tagged as a farm truck. So Sunday I had a load of "farm stuff" (aka car stuff and a 1954 outboard motor) I was taking down to my shop with my 4 1/2 year old daughter. The brakes felt weak at on stop/slowing roll and I came to quickly realize I must have lost a line (calipers and cylinders replaced this spring). If it was just me I would have driven back home but the risk was too high with my little one and my wife was working so I decided we'd walk the 2 and a half miles home. She was a trooper! I only had to carry her for short periods and then she was off walking again. Along the way I figured it was time to give her the talk. "Anna, did you know there was a time, not that long ago, when people didn't have cars?" She asked good questions and followed along pretty well for a little one. We talked about riding horses but how most people had to walk everywhere just like we were doing. I told her that's what old cars look so different, they were horse carriages with motors. She really enjoys going to the shows with me so it was fun to try and put things in perspective. Cars have always been modern in my life (born in 1983), but certainly the things one expected to go bad on a used car when I was first driving rarely fail today. She'll likely grow up in an age of self driving vehicles to some extent and old cars may be relegated to special tracks or a new form of moon-shining (ever see "Firebird 2015 AD"?) We replaced the line and just had to wait for mom to get home to bleed the truck. Anna wasn't quite strong enough to push the pedal, but she tried! It turned out to be an enjoyable day.
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    Well, yesterday I took my Electra up to the other end of town for coffee with the old farts. Around noon I got the brilliant idea to get before and during eclipse shots of the car. What a plan! So I pulled it onto the grass in a good spot. And waited for the darkness to descend while I watched from the porch. About all I saw was a shift in the starburst shine in the roof rail trim. Too far north. But I did remember I needed gas for the mower. Bernie
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    Nice assortment of cars from both sides of the Atlantic. Nice pix. Thanks. It's kind of funny over here we have restaurants pretending to be French and you guys have a restaurant pretending to Old Western......................Bob
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    I had to drive over to Sunset, Texas on Friday to pull some parts at Trenton Browne;s excellent salvage yard for older cars. He has gotten in some "new" inventory, so I tried to take photos of the newer ones I had not seen before. Browne & Sons Salvage, Sunset, Texas, between Fort Worth and Wichita Falls, area code 940. That's all I can recall right now. I am not near my notes nor in my office as I write this.
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    Today at the Yankee Chapter show I discovered a difference between the big and small bodied dashboards. The one in the subject picture is for a Super or Roadmaster. The difference is in the area to the right of the inboard gauge, and the speaker grill. Note that the big bodied 40's are wider bodies as the running boards were eliminated. The small bodied 40's still have the running board and the cabin is slightly narrower. In the 40 Super convertible that I saw, it appears to be close to two inches between the inside edge of the gauge and the speaker grill. In the two 40 Specials that were there, this gap appears to be 1 inch. It is plainly obvious in a side by side comparison. I did take some pictures to illustrate the difference. Just need a few days to upload em. Also it is noted the 40 Super at the show had rubber floor mats and flat seat upholstery. According to the owner there could have been carpet inserts which were glued to the floor area of the rubber mat but not the kick boards. So if the Roadmaster also has flat seat upholstery in this model then the subject picture is either a Super or a Roadmaster.
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    Our Western New York Chapter of the Cadillac LaSalle Club had an ice cream social today in Williamsville New York. That is about a 120 mile round trip for me. I'm still hunting for my Caddy, but showing up with a Buick is OK too, even Pontiacs are welcomed. Last year I took my '60 Electra. Now, this ride is no small undertaking and the pioneers have nothing on me. After leaving my town I crossed the muckland. That's the wet remains of the glacial Lake Tonawanda. Exiting the Muck I crossed the headwaters of the Oak Orchard River that drains the boggy areas of the remaining low spots. From there it is passage through Indian country, the Seneca reservation. Then the remainer I followed RT 5 the old cattle trail in the 1800's. Well, I was lucky to do most of it at 60 MPH, top down, and sucking up sunshine. Some people just drive that route and never know the adventure they are taking.
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    I never got the chance to finish the story about our tour. We drove about another 150+ miles in the '56 Roadmaster and got home a bit late after the wrap up dinner, then were off looking a houses first thing Friday morning! We are planning to move at some point in the next year. Glenda has retired, and we would like to get a nice place with lots of parking out of the city. I took a few pictures of our Thurs adventures, but they are still on my camera. We drove the '56 about 5-600 miles over the three days, and as usual, it ran perfect. It really is a great old Buick! Today I had the '41 Roadmaster out for a short cruise to a local coffee shop for a cuppa, and a lunch snack. Hopefully I'll have a chance to get it out again later today, but now back to some work! Keith
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    I put about 170 miles on the Skylark yesterday between a trip to PA for a clambake at a friend's place in the Poconos, and a cruise-in at a local restaurant here in Sussex County that has the event every Saturday night during the summer. My only disappointment was that by the time I got to the cruise-in the parking lot where the classics are displayed was full, so I had to park in the adjacent field among the great unwashed. Otherwise, it was a fun day.
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    Well I got the body off. That was fun without a lift. About half the body bolts broke no prob I planned on getting new ones anyway. The one just before the right rear wheel well just spun so I had to cut a small hole in the floor to get to the other side of it. No big deal there's almost no back floor left anyway . my first attempt to pull the body off was almost a disaster. I got it up on jackstands. I had one big ratchet strap so I figured I I would use that to hold up one side by hanging it from the big center beam in the shop so I could pull the chassis out sideways. When I let the weight down on the strap it moved the body and yanked it off the jack stands on the other side . not good. That's the first pic. After that I went and got another big ratchet strap and just hung the whole body so I could pull the chassis out. Kinda redneck buy hey it worked.
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    The final Chapter of “Is it Hot or Is it Not” Replaced the radiator and now One Bid is running cool just like it is supposed to.
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    This was and will be my daily driver again as soon as I can replace the master cylinder and the wheel cylinders....
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    No doubt! I'm parked on campus and we scoped out our classes. A good 15 minute walk from the dorm up hill, no parking. I think the only real driving I'll be doing is to the local Wally World and occasional barn adventure at 2 am. By the way, the Mr. Gasket gasket is the right throttle bore, wrong spacing. So I got some gasket material. Good thing I brought my ball peen hammer. On a side note, I may have a job lined up for weekends and off days at a mom and pop auto parts store. Their old boy who knew classics quit recently and I just happen to roll into town in a 56 Buick. Bringing the car has already paid off!
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    Ride was smooth. I made sure to triple lube the suspension before leaving. No squeaks except for the metal to metal trim pieces at the door jam (screws keep coming loose). I achieved approximately 17.5 MPG from Seattle to Yakima, where I refueled. When I got into town, I didn't realize how hilly the terrain was, and the car started vapor locking on me going up and down the hills after the five and a half hour drive. At one point, loss of power was so great it almost bogged going up a large grade hill and the only reason I survived was because of Low gear. Of course, all these issues went away after I unloaded the cargo and let the car sit overnight. I haven't had an issue since, though the car is running a little rich at 2500 elevation. Good thing I brought my tool box, vacuum gauges, timing light and tachometer! Also only burned through a quart of oil, but I blame the leaky rear main and probably the PCV system for that. Now that I'm here, I'm probably going to revert a lot of the stuff. I'm really finicky about this type of stuff, and should probably not listen to my father, whom goaded me into installing the alternator, Edelbrock, etc. before leaving. He was one of those guys who hot rodded in the 70s and threw out the q-jets and thermoquads and replaced them with the Carter comp series, bought the big MSD box and other go fast parts. Newer is better he says. Still not convinced. Also tore at the WCFB today in the men's restroom here on the 11th floor with nothing but compressed air and water. Kept at it until I didn't see any more particulates. My buddy boiled water in his coffee pot for me to douse the carb with, seemed to work pretty good in the sink... resident hall advisor had walked in on us, asking what we were doing. We told him it was a science experiment and he walked off. Air horn gasket still looks good, no signs of shrinking and all the holes still line up so I sprayed it with some WD-40 to moisten it up and tightened down the screws. The floats were still ok, used a 3/16" drill bit to check float height and a 7/16" bit to check float drop. Go to reach for my WCFB gasket in my tool box and - oops! Left it at home! That's okay, after doing some research, Mr. Gasket #57 is 1 7/16" square bore, which is what I measured on the bottom of the WCFB. O'Reilly here in town has them in stock, so I'll just end up tracing out the carb base with an exacto knife and then use a hole punch for the stud holes.
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    Now that is all you see, white. lets go back to the 50s colors.
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    Last night I ran the GS to the Wednesday night cruise in. It's roughly a 40 mile round trip. That car never fails to please! Today, my friend Pete, his dad Vince and I did a dry run of most of the After tour we are planning for our Regional Meet, then we went to the last Hemming's cruise in of this season. Ran it with the 56, and drove approximately 140 miles in total. The fuel gauge is giving me some issues now, so to be sure, I filled it before leaving and after returning. 17 MPG! And it ran near perfect, with the only concern the inconsistent off line (4GC) stumble. Meanwhile the tour promises to be a laid back, and scenic event.
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    Unusual six-cylinder Auburn with a lot of options. Beautiful restoration completed just before it went on display at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum about 20 years ago, so for the most part it's still pretty fresh. A very high-quality restoration with nice chrome, great paint and interior, and fine attention to detail. When we got it from the museum, it had been in stasis for two decades so the usual needs were addressed. All-new fuel system, including Gas Tank Renu for the tank, rebuilt fuel pump and carburetor using parts from our friend Curt at Auburns Midwest. The brake system was flushed, although it appears that they had DOT 5 silicone fluid in it, so it was in excellent condition and all we really needed to do was to adjust the brakes, fill it with fresh fluid, and bleed the system. The shoes are new and the brakes are shockingly effective. The radiator was pulled and boiled out and the block was reverse flushed and then chemically treated to flush out any contaminants--it runs at 170 degrees now. Car has dual sidemounts, a working AM radio, and a dual range rear end that we just serviced and appears to be working correctly, although you'll probably only use high range. The car starts quickly, idles smoothly, and drives beautifully. You should consider replacing the tires, which are more than 20 years old and if you can get radials, they will make this a fantastic tour car. I have personally had it to 60 MPH, where it seems pretty happy, so it's a wonderful high-speed machine. 3-position top is excellent and includes matching boot. Everything works except the fuel gauge, which is capillary style, and the clock, which merely seems to be disconnected but we have not investigated. Everything else is a go, including wipers, lights, etc. Price is $79,900, which appears to be a great value for a beautiful, fast, well-restored Auburn convertible with a rumble seat. I will be sad to see it go. More photos available on our website.
  42. 4 points
    Please join me in thanking Jackm. He has got my '57 to a point that she runs like a new car. He has done so much that I can not inventory it all. I will forever be grateful for all the support I have received here and I hope you join me in thanking Jack for his help with the '57. He knows this car is for my personal enjoyment and he has graciously donated his expertise to make her run in tip top shape.
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    I took her to a show at PIR today. She got lots of attention.
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    went to desert valley wreaking in casa Grande az. scored rear cargo area garnish trim that I was looking for , engine bay all cleaned up and ready for new shoes and springs, trans and motor should be back in about 2wks or so, working on the rear section next
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    Wednesday August 16, 2017: Update on the body / paint progress The Impala with the rotted out quarter panel is now repaired and out of the shop so my Buick has the place to itself! It was great to stop by this morning and see my car centered in the shop and getting prepped for paint. Today Bob started spraying the yellow "self-etching" primer on the inside surfaces of the body. He was decked out in a ventilator mask and headgear. I was photographing by going outside, taking a deep breath, then holding my breath while snapping a few shots...... I didn't stay long. I left him spraying so I don't know how far he got. My Buick is center-stage! Progress will continue uninterrupted now. Bob will dedicate his shop to my car until it's done. Window riser removed from the passenger's side. Driver's side also stripped down and the bare metal cleaned up for the self etching prime coat. The "self-etching" primer is actually grey at first. It takes a good five minutes of constant stirring to scrape all the "mud" off the bottom of the can and get it to disperse in solution. Then the color changes to yellow. First, the entire inside surface is blown off using the compressor. Then, a tack cloth is used to wipe everything down. Begin spraying the primer coat. Here he's doing the roof rails that support the headliner bows. I didn't stay any longer. The smell is an instant headache! A quick note about my color choice: I went to a local car show tonight. This '37 Caddy went cruising by. Cannot mistake those Fisher body lines. Jet Black, Mahogany woodgrain, Tan Bedford Cord upholstery. Classic. Thursday August 17, 2017: Body Update The yellow "self-etching" primer is now sprayed. The inside is covered and will get a coat of black, but not clear. Interior shot. Notice how the firewall data plate is masked. Today the grey "build-up" primer will be sprayed. Bob told me the build up primer can actually fill in all the letters and numbers and I'll lose all the data plate details. Hopefully she's in prime by tomorrow. Have a great day! Gary
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    This was taken in 1969. My Dad's beloved Golden Streak was rear ended. He was at a complete stop, signaling a left turn when a stewardess in a Mustang plowed into the back end at 50 MPH. According to the Police there were no skid marks. It turned out very badly for her. Mom and Dad were pretty sore but walked away from the wreck The wagon did get repaired. A testament to how tough those old Buicks were. notice all the glass was still intact.
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    Today was the day that we lead the tour for the McLaughlin Buick Club Homecoming tour, about 155 miles in the '56 Roadmaster. It ran great throughout the day! We visited two private collections, then a zoo. It all went well, and everyone had a nice time, and more important, I didn't lose anyone on the tour. I'll post some pictures later. Keith
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    Presumably, this is the correct look
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    Glad your dad was this way and PROUD to say that I work along the same lines! BTW, our region of the AACA has Tuesday night car clinics for all of our members. They can bring their car to be diagnosed, or we go to them if the vehicle is non-op or unsafe. We have even trailered a couple cars to our clubhouse where we have a lift and tools for working on cars. Once problems are diagnosed, the member is responsible for purchasing the needed parts and then we show them how to correctly install/adjust the parts. All a FREE service to our members.