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  1. These pictures sure lend truth to that old saying: A Buick can pass anything on the road except a gas station!
  2. JohnD1956

    Good article for those looking to buy/sell/spend$

    Nice to see logic as the basis for the article but not sure the haggerty valuation tool is as described. It read like one could enter more than just the vehicle basic info, but I did not see where that could be done.
  3. JohnD1956

    1953 Convertible project

    Which part do you want the color of? If the brake reservoir, I believe it is aluminum and would have been unpainted from the factory. Yours look like there is some external corrosion but being aluminum they may clean up enough externally with some 400 wet dry sand paper, then some aluminum polish. BTW, I would not toss the one without the mounting tabs. In an emergency it could still be mounted by making a u shaped bracket to imitate the tab positions. No one will ever know if that was original, and it may be that the other reservoirs have enough damage that it goes through the tube to the interior.
  4. JohnD1956

    Restore my buick electra 1969 :)

    Did you replace the original steel brake and gas lines?
  5. JohnD1956

    Passing of a longtime BCA'er

    Sad news! Our condolences to family and friends!
  6. JohnD1956

    1955 motor swap

    Not passing judgment on your plan, but really, after 63 years it hasn't proved it is reliable? Just sayin...
  7. @EmTee Shell is still prolific outside NYS, although there is one I know of in Newburgh, NY.
  8. JohnD1956

    Ruby’s boyfriends

    3 lucky guys! Good times!
  9. JohnD1956

    1969 Buick Riviera

    For your consideration: If you had done the timing chain with the engine in place, in the vehicle, I would not recommend either the core plugs or the rear main seal. However, you have the engine on the stand already. You have a unique opportunity to do the rear main seal standing up and looking down, rather than looking up from the bottom, either on your feet or worse, laying down, and getting debris in your face. Likewise you have full access to the core plugs rather than interference from confines of the engine compartment and the additional opportunity to remove any sediment from the bottom of the water jacket, which is unlikely to have been removed from a flushing operation, resulting in a cooler running engine. It is your car, and you should do what you feel comfortable with. It's just that with the engine already out, these two tasks can be completed in relative comfort. And although this particular engine may never need these original items replaced, if it were me, it would be a big plus to know I had addressed these items when they were accessible.
  10. JohnD1956

    1969 Buick Riviera

    Not only the rear main seal but also the core plugs, including flushing the water jacket while it's upside down.
  11. JohnD1956

    Looking for vacuum valve

    Is this what you were looking for?
  12. JohnD1956

    Finishing my Buick Shop

    Can we get a WOW/ YIKES button please?
  13. JohnD1956


    Believe a 55 Roadmaster here:
  14. JohnD1956

    1969 Buick Riviera

    @VickyBlue Caught that timing gear just in the nick of time! Also the best time to do the rear main seal.
  15. JohnD1956

    Third Brake Light

    I figured you had already made up your mind. lol...