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  1. superbuick

    1925 Buick Standard Export model

    Serious inquiries only, Don't need to sell! Serious Cash offers, and/or New England land trade possible. Don't ask me what my price is, you will be ignored. - Land trade? So is land real cheap in New England? Looks like a poorly stored old restoration. This guy wont air up the tires or clean his $8,000 car, and does he the he think its worth 80k ?? Oh well good amusement.
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    for sale 65 wildcat parts misc electra

    I am looking for a 65 Wildcat 'tilt column' for a floor shift car - Thanks
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    BCA 2018 Denver Meet Prewar Buick Parking

    Thanks you Lamar for you wise and careful input. I was one of the first that remarked on this thread and I am looking forward to the National and how the parking works out for all. It does seem this thread is going on to long as the desired outcome has been achieved. I say let see how it goes and then report AFTER the nationals what we thought about it. So I for one would like to see this thread die - or die down until after the show. Steve
  4. John- Have you ever used the services of a doctor? Lawyer? Dentist? Bought groceries at a grocery store? Hired a electrician? Carpenter? Those professions mark up their wares and services far more than vintage car dealers do. Why would you say such a thing about vintage car dealers? Your statement is an ignorant generalization. I have bought several significant cars from dealers and have always been pleased. I know more than a few of them. Most are in the profession because they really like vintage cars and not because they want to get rich. You have been luckier then most. All the cars I have bought from dealers were overstated and much higher asking price. I get the selling dealer has overhead and needs to make a living. But most seem to brag about the good items and NEVER mention things that are weak or need attention. I own a repair shop that works on classic cars and the ones that come from auction or another dealer seem to have many more hidden problems to resolve. They are shines and look good but have so many issues. Yes there are some honest classic dealers, but in my experiences this the minority. We all should inspect the car before the purchase, but because of time, extra cost we tend to trust the seller..... so as always buyer beware. Stweve
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    1963-65 AM/FM radio / wanted

    Looking for a good working AM/FM radio for 1965 Riviera. 1963-65 riviera - or 63-64 big car should work. or - a good recommendation to send my am/fm out for repair . Thanks, Steve
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    Cragar 0309 trans adapter

    What does it fit? From what engine to what transmission?
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    42 Limited For Sale, Not mine.

    This car did get bought buy a local Buick guy, he has a 41 limited that has been in line to get on the road. So hopefully we will see two of these driving soon in Enumclaw WA. I agree with Mat , as I have a very nice 41 limited. It does amaze me how great the car drives, handles and stops for it's size. Was the best prewar car made in my opinion. Handles and drives better then Packard, Lincoln, Cadillac and others. Here is a fuzzy picture of mine. Steve
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    BCA 2018 Denver Meet Prewar Buick Parking

    I agree with Mark and Brian. I like all Buick's and love the early ones and there changes through the years. After attending several nationals and having to look all around for the early cars it is not as enjoyable as a spectator. Not to mention the preway car owner that atends the show with his prewar car wanting to spend time by it and talk with other owners of the same era that are scattered around. Yes it may be a little harder on the several hours of judging. But the increased enjoyment for the spectators and car owners over the many days they are there FAR out way any downside. I live close to the LeMay family collection. They have 1500 cars that were packed in many large buildings. A short time ago one building was emptied and then cars put back in by year. You started with the early years and went up was you walked. This has been the most enjoyed display by all the visitors. So for the prewar I think this will be a much enjoyed arrangement. I can't wait to see them when I go this year. Steve
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    1941 Buick- Clutch disc design question

    I had the same concern last year when I replaced my 1941 Clutch . After not finding the original type I installed the newer type and it is very smooth. The original style of pressure plate did not work very well over the years. So I think it is an upgrade with the newer style. The Buick's really amplify a clutch chatter with the torque tube rear end.
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    1960 Invicta front suspension swap / brake swap

    Sure, BRAKE & CLUTCH SUPPLY 2930 6TH AVE S. SEATTLE WA 98134 206-510-3691 I have had good luck with Napa when they have the correct size. A big help is the shoes arked to match the drums. They work good right away instead of driving for thousands of mile to seat the shoes in. Some customers that is 2-5 years. Steve
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    1960 Invicta front suspension swap / brake swap

    I agree with NTX5467. I have run my repair shop for 40 years and we work on a lot of classic cars. Every couple of months a nice car come in with poor braking. You almost have to use both feet and they are afraid to let the wife drive the car. After all wheel cylinders, hoses check out I go for a test drive. While going down a steep hill at 30 I shut off the engine, pump the brakes to loose the assist and then try and stop the car. Most of the time I can only slow the car because of hard and improper friction material. Then the shoes get removed, a light clean cut on the drums and then I send the shoes out to a brake and clutch shop in Seattle. They re-line the shoes, arc them to match the drums. After it is assembled the car ALWAYS stops very well. They stop so well the owner needs to be careful until they get used to it. But the car will lock them up in a panic stop and work well cold and hot. I have corrected 20 cars this way from 1930s-1963. After that most of the off the shelf shoes seem better matched. And with your bolt pattern 5 on 5 there are many wheels to chose from. I think the fined aluminum loos cool thru the wheels.
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    1960 Invicta front suspension swap / brake swap

    My 1960 Wagon had disc brakes installed by last owner. It was a simple kit with later GM rotors, calipers with caliper adapter brackets. Unsure of brand. But... it did not stop near as well as my other 1959 and 1960 Buick's. Read Beemon reasons, If took more pedal pressure and longer stopping length. Never had a problem with those big aluminum drums overheating. So on a good driver I would not recommend a change to disc. Steve
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    Sold Kelsey-Hayes wires, ‘53 and ‘54

    I see the wire wheels have an index hole in them. Some don't and I have read the spoke wheels don't have them. Does any one know which is correct, or did they come both ways? Or someone drilled a hole to ease installation. I have some 53 and 54 wheels that don't have the hole. Was just wondering?
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    Ebay - 1965 Wildcat Dual Quad 4-Speed vert

    i agree with Wildbill. This is a make up car. After I look under the hood of my original 65 Wildcat Custom 4 speed car I can see the problems that are pointed out. And look at the chrome under the radio. It has an accessory switch to the right for the power top, but the left side is not lettered. If it had factory am/fm with power antenna , it would be lettered 'antenna' on the left. The big, and I mean big red flag is the riveted on build tag. The factory did NOT do that! I would like to see the top of the tunnel from the bottom side where the shifter cut out is. Someone is going to get very hurt from the looks of this clone being represented as a 1 of nine. Would be good if the seller correctly inspected and verify the car. Cancel the listing and relist correctly as the car stands. Steve