MRJBUICK

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    Yet 1 more question on tail light retoration

    2 questions The spar varnish you use is that anything like the helsman spray by minwax? And The adhesive pad that hold on the hood emblem anyone have a source or how to reproduce the circle pad the factory used?
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    91 Reattas in Trade Schools

    There always seem to be stories around Indy pace cars. I have a consumer 75 Buick pace car so when you get to 75 contact me I can tell u what I have picked up over the years. Once racing is involved everything gets more interesting
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    I D. TAG BEHIND RIGHT HEADLAMP

    I had to remove the complete right (passenger) headlamp assembly recently doing some work. On the radiator support there is a metal tag riveted on with stamped numbers. What is this tag for and is there a break down if the numbers/codes.
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    I D. TAG BEHIND RIGHT HEADLAMP

    Thanks Barney my VIN is 900336 red and tan top. The C05 on the tag is the spo code for a convertible as mine is.i think the first letter in the upper left is the year code, because if the red tag you posted is an 88 and mine a 91 that works. I don't know why mine wouldn't have the stripe code though. Now please be aware my car on the window sticker was not delivered to a dealer but went to BMD show cars, don't know if that matters. I am attaching my SPID label not a great pic but the only one I have handy. I think the test tags are real interesting. Thanks again
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    I D. TAG BEHIND RIGHT HEADLAMP

    Thanks,yes I did notice the VIN my tag is 13 digits later than my VIN and that VIN is not a color match at all so hopefully Barney can she'd more light on the subject
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    Reatta Pace Cars

    I know this has been mentioned before but for the newer members who might not be aware of it, The 88 PPG Reatta pace car. Here are a few pics. And I'm going on record I really like the lower aero treatment all around, it's a shame no one made this as a kit. I believe the pic without the light bar is later than the others the last I knew some years ago it was in a private collection here on Long Island, it had been up for sale with a big pricetag
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    STEERING WHEEL RECOLOR

    Has anyone recolored by paint or dye their Reatta steering wheel. my steering wheel is color worn and faded in spots but still intact and i would like to save it if possible. looking for input on what anyone may have done with good or bad results Thanks ahead of time
  8. My wife and I went to an evening car show 3 to 8 at the Food and Fun deli nice show sponsored by the local Caddy club. We took the 91 Reatta for a nice 35 miles felt great. The only Reatta at the show with just one other Buick, check out the pic with the Allante, GM cousins
  9. Again just my opinion. First Ronnie please don't beat yourself up, I don't see any problems with what you are doing many of the ideas are also tried on the general BCA side and have different levels of success, some better, some not as good. That being said I think that it might just be a technology/social issue, as an example my wife can run circles around me on Facebook and my children are in another ballpark than myself (i am 59 proudly) but when i talk to her about the forum she doesn't know anything about it, and is learning as i tell her. Facebook is very easy on mobile devices. and i have a feeling that the Reatta crowd in general might be on the younger side, just an assumption from things i have read, please correct me if i am wrong so hence possibly the leaning to Facebook. again i think you are doing a great job, please keep up the good work. i find the forum is a better place for the technical stuff, which is always very helpful on our high tech collector cars. Reatta on
  10. Just my opinion but i,m on both. Check both out on a regular basis, trying to get as much info on whats happening with Reatta's and also Buick/BCA info for all my cars! Both great places! Just saying though☺️
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    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    WOW, Great pics, how many of us wish we could stroll through those pits taking it all in. interesting things, top pic looks like 2 Century hardtops and a 2 door Special sedan, and they have license plates "driven to the race" in the lower pic on the 55 its interesting to note the sweep spear molding is still on the car, i guess this was before safety rules. Curious if anyone knows what track this was, pretty long straightaway a couple of cars including the 55 have NC hometowns but that just goes with stock car racing anywhere in the country I am sure someone was racing from North Carolina in those days!
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    Favorite Pictures of My Buick Reatta

    Took this last night after our club meeting, beautiful night, beautiful car, so Happy my wife and I decided to get the 91
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    Nailhead Dragster

    Thats alot of pipes pointed in the drivers direction
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    1964 Skylark Oil Pan Removal

    something that hasn't been mentioned above, from what i am seeing is it looks like the 300 is in a 64 special/skylark if this is the case and the car has a single exhaust you would also have to drop the Y-pipe (or crossover pipe) as that usually goes under the oil pan in the rear. if its not a new exhaust that can be problematic alone with rusted bolts or snapping studs. kind of what i am saying for a messy job like the oil pan you might want to take JohnD1956 advice and take it to a shop where they have it on a lift can put heat on the exhaust and the problems become theirs. As much as i love dong my own work sometimes if you have someone you can trust its just better for yourself
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    GIRLS ON BUICKS IV

    Thanks for the info
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    GIRLS ON BUICKS IV

    i found the rail cars in the background very interesting. i'm not familiar with what kind of rail car they are and what they were used for. they almost look like some sort of troop transport.
  17. Not taking anything away from this beautiful looking 60, but that Pontiac ambulance sure looks cool a 64 i think?
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    1990 Reatta Pick-n-Pull Shopping List

    Headlamp switch is one year only./ is shift indicator better than yours? center console armrests, look in the console box for the hard foam insert for cassettes or CD and cassettes that fits inside the console box always look in the trunk and wells for gifts, i have found service manuals, owners pouches, luggage straps and new horn buttons in junkyard cars. in a way we are lucky because not many people know about these cars so they are left alone in the yards
  19. That is an original 1958 Limited at its first car show / The new owner and car recieved our Spirit of Buick award at the show
  20. NO RAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR THE WEEKEND LOOKS LIKE WE ARE GO FOR THE SHOW
  21. The Long Island Chapter Show Will Be On June 10th Weather Related decision Hope to see you there Thanks
  22. WEATHER REPORT TOOK ANY RAIN OUT OF THE FORECAST AS OF NOW WE ARE A GO FOR THE LI CHAPTER SHOW ON SUNDAY JUNE 10 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE
  23. The Long Island Chapter hosts the 39th All-Buick show at the Wantagh Train Station, Sunrise Highway, behind Sun Buick-GMC. GPS location: 3470 Park Ave. Wantagh, NY 11793. Sunday May 27th, Show Hours 9am to 3pm. Show open to all Buicks including Modified. NEW THIS YEAR, the non-judged DRIVER/SURVIVOR class and we welcome OPEL having their own class. Special pricing for Pre-War. Rain Date Sunday June 10. Please see our website: www.libuickclub.org for more info and registration form, or contact and day of show call Dave 516-380-5751 millard48@optonline.net or Marty 516-606-4620 mrjbuick@optonline.net Registration form should be on the website by Feb 1
  24. Just trying to find out if anyone has used the fiber/paper intake gaskets for the nailheads from Cars in NJ up until now all i have used is the original style steel shim gaskets. i understand they are getting harder to get, and in many instances replacements are just as good. I am just trying to find if anyone who has used them likes or dislikes them i have to use them on my 57 364 they are also the same as 60 401 i am just a little concerned by the exhaust crossover ports. and of course i am doing this for the rotted freeze plug UNDER the manifold, fortunately which i have already. Thanks for any help/input Marty
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    NAILHEAD INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKETS FROM CARS

    Thanks for all the responses / info i ended up calling Best Gaskets, they were very helpful i was worried about the exhaust crossover and the gasket material i was told that the material is actually exhaust gasket material so no worries there should be installed without sealant although that is left up to the builder and torque "SHOULD" be the same. i have a set of Fel -Pro steel shim gaskets on the way from Rock Auto also so i have my choice when i get it apart, neurotic i guess lol thanks to all for the input and info Marty