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  1. On my way to a Father's Day car show. Up and over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
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    1964 Skylark Oil Pan Removal

    Can you rent a engine hoist for the day? Only need to take the mounts loose and hoist the motor but a few inches.
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    1954 century sedan. GA to NC

    The Honda and Chevy look like appliances. Still loving the poverty cap and trim ring with black wall look!
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    New Classic Buick Owner

    Back in the day these Buicks with the nailheads were affectionately called "The Banker's hot rod" as they were fast for the time. In the 1950s and 1960s, Buick was known for its combination of tasteful styling and high performance. Its buyers were doctors, lawyers, local bank presidents and other professionals who weren’t earning quite enough money to buy Cadillacs. Back then, Buick was called “the banker’s hot rod” for its deceptive power under the hood. Now that yours has a 401 it should cook the pavement at the rear tires. http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/2011/09/rick_haglund_buick_isnt_just_f.html
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    New Classic Buick Owner

    It looks like the "Banker's" hot rod. Bet she is with the 401 lurking under the hood. Nice car. Enjoy!
  6. The Pontiac I believe is a 64-65. The owner, who is an EMT, purchased the car from a city in NJ where it was put into service. He had all the medical devices (paddles, gurney, etc) for the time period. Overall it was in great shape with all the original equipment, medical or otherwise. Being a EMT he also had a retired fire truck and two police cars. A lot of spectators got a kick out of the car. Much talk of Adam 12 and Emergency that featured these types of ambulances. He also wore his EMT uniform to make the scene. Super nice guy. Take a close look at the red emergency lights on the top. They look like the taillights of a 59 Caddy! Only bigger!
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    1953 Convertibles project

    The French exhaust locks on the exhaust manifold bolts, are the tabs bent down to lock the bolt in place? I can not tell from the picture.
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    Which engine oil grade to use with 56

    The manual states what viscosity and air temps of the region the engine will operate. I use 10w-30 and sometimes 20W-50. These I purchase from Lucas Oil(classic car).
  9. Middletown MD car show. First show for this little town. It as fun!
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    Seatbelts 1960

    I'm looking to installing seatbelts in my 60. The front is a bench seat with no visible pass through between the back of the bench and seat itself. Has anyone a suggestion for passing the belt between the bench upper back support and the bottom portion of the bench.
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    Seatbelts 1960

    There is a separation but the backing upholstery is finished off at the bottom of the backrest with matching carpet material that blocks the pass through. I used a razor blade and cut enough to pass the belt through. I did not want to but it was the only solution. It did not compromise the look at all. It looks good and I'm pleased as the belt exit is not visible as it is under the seat. The anchor point is also just about hidden. The belts are installed per the instructions. I ordered the dark green belt material. It matches the dark green found in the door cards, carpet and dash. I'm pleased with the match.
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    Seatbelts 1960

    I appreciate the help!
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    Seatbelts 1960

    Found one thread concerning pass through if seat belts were ordered. My 60 did not have OE belts. Has anyone cut a pass through? Specifically through the 12 gauge metal in the lower portion of the seat frame?
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    1963 Buick Special "Pinhead"

    Enjoy man!
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    Daily Driver Vintage?

    If you repair or replace parts that require attention and get it in good order....you can drive the car daily and anywhere! I drive my Buicks anywhere and any amount of miles I desire without hesitation. Both very dependable.
  16. Seek and ye' shall find!
  17. Nice looking Buick. Shame the exhaust was piece meal with new sections. Other than that, it looks like a car to consider.
  18. Some can be stubborn like a mule. A little heat can sometimes be persuasive enough to break them free.
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    1979 4.9 v-8 cruise and a/c

    I owned a 78. 3.8 engine 2 door coupe. Damn fine car. Appears to have a block heater. I would say the $2500.00 is on the high side. But, you can always go down but never up.
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    I did see that but did not put two and two together! Really neat picture!!!
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    That awesome! Our buildings signage have lost the creativity much like the design of our cars. The picture brings me back to my visit to Memphis TN and the restaurant Elvis would eat his fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
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    Got to love the records at the top as part of the sign. I wonder were this was taken.
  23. As for plugs, 44S are had to come by and usually costly when found. I run AC Delco R45 without issue. I also ran Autolites that cross referenced with the R45. These also worked fine.
  24. I soaked mine in ZEP 505 Grease cleaner. It softens up the carbon. Required some scraping and finally OOO steel wool. Also, ZEP 505 is very strong but a bit more friendly for cleaning grease off your parts.