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    Living vicariously through my old cars...

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  1. I just can't justify the extra cost, nor the perceived benefit of synthetic oil in my classic cars, given the fact they only rack up maybe 1000 miles before the oil is changed. I'll spend extra money on ethanol-free gas instead...
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    1969 Buick Riviera

    I love a happy ending!
  3. Wow -- it's 1966 again!
  4. As PWB said, the stock switches set the converter to high stall at idle (as at a stop sign) and will also engage high stall at about 2/3 ~ 3/4 throttle, just before the electrically triggered downshift to 2nd gear ('passing gear'). I can't really see where a manual switch to the high stall state buys anything performance-wise beyond what the stock control setup already provides.
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    So, we'll just make a Cadillac 'truck'...
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    1954 century sedan. GA to NC

    So sad -- I had a similar experience with my '56 Bel Air when I was in college. Hit in the LR corner, but not as hard. The buckling was limited to the sheet metal and 95% of the damage was fixed by pulling the quarter panel back into position. Even so, I remember the feeling when I got out and walked around to see what had happened. Hopefully everything will work out and maybe at least part of the car will survive to help another. ABOVE ALL ELSE, make sure you get checked-out and don't simply dismiss any unusual physical symptoms...
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    67 brake booster?

    Covers your 1-year ROA membership with money leftover for lunch!
  8. The issue that I have with using steel wool on parts that can't be removed from the car is that it can be difficult to remove all of the steel 'dust' shed from the wool. Any that remains will quickly rust and potentially bleed visible red stains. The clay sounds like a good alternative. I have also used a razor blade on tough spots. Barkeeper's friend also does a good job.
  9. Here's a pretty 1963 advertised as originally from CA. https://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/d/1963-buick-riviera-sports-coup/6685231378.html
  10. Just saw this -- nice looking '69 with 54K miles... https://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/d/awesome-1969-buick-rivierawow/6699775397.html
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    1958 Caballero

    Wow -- beautiful! Where did you get the pleated vinyl? It looks very similar to the pattern used on my '74 Glastron GT-150. I need to reupholster the original seats and would like to match the material as closely as possible.
  12. Those Shell stations sure bring back memories. There were lots of these (both varieties) in central NY in the 60's and early 70's. Now gone, though I believe Shell became part of what is now BP. Still none of these around here. Esso/Exxon all became 'Mobil' after the merger and now I believe there is only one (maybe 2) Mobil stations remaining. The most prolific national brand around here now is Sunoco.
  13. No, most likely he was upset about being stuck behind an 'old jalopy' not driving 10 mph over the posted limit, riding the bumper of the car in front and actually stopping at red lights & stop signs. That guy was simply in a hurry to get nowhere...