ol' yeller

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  • Birthday 06/24/1953

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  1. ol' yeller

    When Did BCA Fees go to $50 per year?

    I am one of the BCA's "Lost Members". I didn't leave because I was mad at the BCA over some slight, I didn't leave because they weren't meeting my needs, I didn't leave because I was mad at the board for some reason. I left because my life situation changed and I no longer own any collector cars let alone a Buick. If it was more affordable, I probably would have kept up my membership just for the Bugle but I no longer have that discretionary spending within my budget. I understand what was outlined for the costs of running a club and agree that a price increase was well justified. Unfortunately for me I had to make some choices and leaving the BCA was one of the harder ones. Maybe some day in the future I can come back into the fold but not now.
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    Purchase Advice?

    The most expensive car i ever owned was a $300 1969 Riviera I restored.
  3. ol' yeller

    Help with Modern Car Problem

    A couple of points Terry. My wife is quadriplegic and we also have a converted, modified handicap van. Ours is a 2004 Toyota Sienna. It has about 103,000 miles on it. I agree that they are expensive but when you consider they have to chop out the entire floor and drop it 11", add the body cladding to cover the drop, and then add in the electrics for the ramp, it isn't unexpected. Our van has been bulletproof in the 2 years we have had it even with over 100K. It came with complete service records and there never were any issues during its lifetime. I don't think you can paint all handicap vans as having a dirty secret for reliability. I think we paid $17,500 for a 13 year old van with 100K miles. I was quoted a price of $74,000 for a new Sienna modified van. Too rich for my blood. This is unrelated to your issue but you stated a concern about being left by the roadside. That is always on my mind as well. I don't know where you live but here in the greater Seattle area most cab companies offer a handicap van at no additional charge over a regular taxi. I expect that is available in many other areas. You might want to check it out in advance of needing it. Finally, good luck on resolving your issue with Chrysler. I'd stay after them until they fix it. We abandoned Chrysler Corp. products back in 1999 after I replaced the transmission in our miserable 1992 Plymouth minivan for the 3rd time in less than 75,000 miles. I got tired of fighting with them over every warranty issue.
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    Gas and Oil

    My guess is timing. He says the timing chain was replaced. If it wasn't properly lined up or the distributor was way off, it could give the same symptoms of a too tight engine.
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    1964 Skylark Oil Pan Removal

    I have done this several times. The problem is the front cross member and the oil pickup tube. It is easy to do with a jack and a block of wood under the harmonic balancer. Drain the oil, remove the 2 bolts through the engine mounts, jack up the engine, unbolt the pan and there you go. The hardest part of this job will be getting out the broken bolts.
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    1967 Jaguar XKE Roadster

    I don't think lemonaide is going to do it Bernie. I am lobbying for someone to sell their house but I am meeting some resistance. I thought I'd been a good Dad so there is some hope and this birthday is a milestone BD at 65. It is with great regret that I must tell you to not to put your hopes on me. I am also extremely disappointed in this board as there hasn't been a single donation. Seriously though, you have a beautiful car. I believe it to be the sexiest, most beautiful car ever built. I don't know why you are selling it but It looks to be fairly priced for what it is. I hope the next owner appreciates it and understands how lucky they are to own it. Good luck my friend.
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    1967 Jaguar XKE Roadster

    I told the wife and kids. Unfortunately they are still short about $154, 798. Damn! I love this car. It is worth every penny!
  8. ol' yeller

    1965 Ford Mustang

    It would be nice to know how much you are asking for your car.
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    wanted to purchase

    And while nobody has to vouch for Barney, I got these and they were perfect and worked well.
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    1967 Jaguar XKE Roadster

    This is my dream car. As Father's Day and my 65th birthday are this month I have made a request to my wife to buy this for me. Unfortunately she doesn't have any money. Donations are gratefully accepted. 😃
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    Anyone have a drivers rear reflector strip for sale?

    Good reminder why to always pull your license plate first when removing the tail light assembly.
  12. ol' yeller

    1965 chevy elcamino 327 and 4spd Nice car

    Thanks! I read it twice and missed it both times. May be time for new glasses.
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    1965 chevy elcamino 327 and 4spd Nice car

  14. ol' yeller

    A little overpriced?

    Hey, he saw one just like it go for more on Barrett Jackson. Well maybe it was a Cadillac, an Eldorado, and a convertible, and a few years newer but this one is almost the same.
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    1991 Maui Blue Convertible 9,300 Miles!

    My favorite color and a '91 to boot. If I was in a different place and time right now on my life journey I'd be all over this.