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  1. In a related matter, I have a car for sale on these forums. I have received three phone text messages from a different numbers each time with the exact same words " still available, Call me". I did not respond, has to be a scam just don't know how or why? Regards, Gary
  2. Larry; The two hood clamps look just right. Mine are red painted now but will be stripped and sprayed black. Thanks, Gary
  3. I am missing a couple of hood clamps as pictured to complete the restoration of a 1915 McLaughlin ( Canadian Buick) model 25. I would accept two which are similar or even a set of four of the correct size. Overall 4 1/2" long and 1/2" barrel diameter, hooks unscrew and are nickel plated. Anything, check your spare parts please? Regards, Gary
  4. For taillamp Tuesday I cannot wait, it is raining cats and dogs in Southern Ontario, the remnants of Hurricane Florence. I've painted the rear parts for my 1915 McLaughlin touring car and this is the first fitting. Next my local shoemaker will duplicate the leather belts and the paint will get polished this winter. The front fenders are in final epoxy primer and the headlamp rims are still at the platers. So far I've painted everything in my home workshop, not the best painter except to say I have time to work out the details and I make up for my failings by employing the best tools and materials available. Regards, Gary
  5. Todays Daily Dose of Buick is from the summer past, a friend was looking to purchase one of these two 1940 Buicks and since I seem to be the local Buick guy I was invited to participate. The picture I snapped through the fence reminded me of my youth when cars were stored in alleys and boys riding bikes would dream of the day when he would learn to drive. The black car is a Century and the blue a Super so no parts interchange. My friend decided not to buy and I do not know the outcome of these cars, I have a phone number if interested. Enjoy, Gary
  6. cxgvd

    Where are the Pre-War Events these days???

    AACA Vintage Tour, Kingston, On August 2019 as advertised. I'm going. Regards, Gary
  7. cxgvd

    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Brice; Even though the brake bands look very usable I believe they are asbestos and dangerous to health. You can get them relined at frictions shops locally with superior and safer modern linings. I had two brake bands and two parking brake bands relined for about 350.00 Canadian including tax which would be a bit over $200 in your money. Best of luck, Gary
  8. Hey Brian, sorry we missed you, Saturday was a busy day for us, pass in review and we had company. I did see this Buick driving around quite often and I thought of our friend Lawrence. Regards, Gary
  9. cxgvd

    1939 Buick Century sedan model 61

    New price $15,500 or best offer. Cleaned gas tank and added new sender, all gauges function. Driven 1,000 miles this summer without incident. Gary
  10. I took some photos of children and cars at the Old Car Festival ( OCF ) to prove if you get kids into and driving your old cars they will stay involved. The first photo is at a High School we stopped at during the Lansing to Dearborn Endurance Run, the car is an '08 Northern. The second is a young lady driving her grandfather's Columbus at the OCF. The third is not a kid but the fellow on the right is attending his 62nd OCF in a row with his dad's 1920 Overland, pretty good investment, 62 years and just two payments remaining. Finally mom taking her daughter of a drive in her Hupmobile. There were hundreds of photo opportunities of children dressing in period costumes and enjoying the antique car hobby. Long live the OCF. Regards, Gary
  11. As part of the Old Car Festival in Michigan is the Lansing to Dearborn Endurance Run, as you can imagine Buicks are very popular in this event for one and two cylinder cars. This year these three, a Model G and two F's were successful. In the first photo a G had trouble starting and a " riding mechanic" is making adjustments before the return trip to Dearborn, He made it but with a little difficulty. The second photo is taken at one of the stops and is the beauty picture. And finally a stop at a High School showing the students ancient motoring. As you can see these are working machines, 200 miles round trip. Regards, Gary
  12. Bev and I attended the Old Car Festival ( OCF ) for our twentieth year with this 1913 Buick model 31. Since the OCF is not a static display we gave rides including leaving the park, driving on Dearborn streets and re-entering the park via different entrance, by the back workshops. With parents permission I must have had a dozen children learn how to crank start an engine, they were all successful. I have the car in such a high state of tune it will start on a quarter turn and the impulser means if the kids can turn the engine it will start. The engine has never. ever kicked back. Great weather ending with showers late in the afternoon Sunday and huge public crowds. I should mention the OCF had 4 Model K Fords and 8 Sears high wheelers too. Regards, Gary
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    Bringing one home from Canada

    You are correct, please leave our cars in Canada. There are more cars in Florida than in all of Canada, look there. Tongue pressed firmly into cheek, Gary
  14. I have a '39 Century and the shocks have a hard time keeping 2 tons and 18 feet of car in check. It is a soft ride. The expensive to repair things are running board mats, not available except custom work, and the plastic steering wheel cracks. Also ask or look if the wiring harness has been changed, it will need to be. The Century is the best of the prewar sedans, except for maybe the '38 Cadillac Sixty Special. Make your best deal on it, good looking car in your town which runs and drives. The early 1939 cars had short frames, which Buick fixed with an extension, the later cars had full frames. You want the full frame. Regards, Gary
  15. My wife's favourite event, if we went just one place this would have to be it. Look us up in the Ragtime Fair display Sunday. Regards, Gary