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  1. Light bulbs

    Assuming this is the original manufacturer's fixture, then that is most likely a self contained unit with the light and a mercury filled switch. This works by changing the angle of the switch where upon the slug of mercury moves internally to open and close the circuit. When the trunk lid raises the angle of the fixture changes resulting in the mercury's motion.
  2. Non- Buick, but buick reminiscent

    A garden gnome...
  3. 57 caballero project

    It's different. Although I can see you are not going for reproduction original, in my opinion, the tri shield is too new for the '57.
  4. The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Whatever works for ya Em Tee. Welcome to the challenge!
  5. It's been freaking cold here Dei. 30's during the day. Teens at night. And there were two nor easter's here since the beginning of March. It hasn't warmed up enough to melt it much. But got the '56 out again today. Went to Church and then ran it about 35 miles total. Each mile better than the one before it.
  6. The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Nice Ken! Glad you're in on the challenge. Also a great day for a ride. Bet it was nice an toasty inside there what with the new interior and insulation!
  7. Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    Oh man!!! That is amazing! I never measured it but I am surprised the oil rides that high! Considering some of the steep mountains in your area that is amazing that you never lost the oil pump prime. That 322 is a beautiful thing!
  8. Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    Am I understanding this right? The pickup was not attached to the oil pump?
  9. The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    We have highly variable snow depths. The big advantage was the warm February resulted in the thawing of most areas so the current melt cycles are not impacting the roads a lot. Anyway, just trying to establish a base so I filled her today @ this reading: Just 36 miles into the challenge so far.
  10. Winter Buicks

    3/17/18- St. Patricks Day
  11. Was lucky to see the sunshine here, and get the '56 out for a 20 mile drive, and, naturally, a few pictures..
  12. Right Tire Pressure

    The Diamondback company says that for wide white walled radials, inflate to the tire's maximum pressure as shown on the side wall.
  13. 56 Super

    '56 @ 1pm today: '56 @ 4pm today. Still not a fan of wide whites but they are growing on me!!!
  14. The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Well, it's the original mileage on the car but the engine was replaced with my 70K Roadmaster engine back in 1975. I really do not remember what the odometer said back then but I am certain that there would be at least a 1 on the left, if it had a 6 digit meter