MrEarl

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  1. We all like pictures! Sooooo This thread is for posting pictures of YOUR Post War Buick's. Just pictures and a brief description. It will help us all know who has what and sort of put a car to a person so to speak. Still post more detailed pictures and dialogue in the Me and My Buick forum please! So let's see them! and who knows, maybe your car will end up featured in a calendar some day.
  2. We all like pictures! Soooo This thread is for posting pictures of YOUR Pre War Buicks. Just pictures and a brief description. It will help us all know who has what and sort of put a car to a person so to speak. Still post more detailed pictures and dialogue in the Me and My Buick forum please! So let's see them! and who knows, maybe your car will end up featured in a calendar some day.
  3. Have a Buick used for camping trips? Pull a trailer with one? or just post up Buick related camping/trailering pictures from the past or present. I'll start it off.
  4. We all like pictures! Sooooo This thread is for posting pictures of YOUR Performance Buicks. Just pictures and a brief description. It will help us all know who has what and sort of put a car to a person so to speak. So let's see them! and who knows, maybe your car will end up featured in a calendar some day.
  5. Considering the purchase of a camper trailer to be pulled behind a '54 Roadmaster w/Dynaflow. Trailer has 3500 # axles, actual dry weight of trailer is 2,300 lbs but would expect loaded could hit ~ 3000. Trailer has electric brakes so that will be something to figure out also. Would be used for cross country trips. I.e. wherever a BCA National might be, so yea may be crossing the Smokies and the Rockies. Just wondering if anyone here has actual experience in doing this. Other viewpoints welcome also.
  6. 1951 special steering wheel wanted

    Got a green flexible from a 54 https://www.1954buick.com/topic/3658-for-sale-steering-wheels-blue-and-green/
  7. Took a lot of these pictures over a year ago but just finding a rainy day to post them. This room use to be my son Jordan's room before and while he was in college. Then it became a "spare bedroom" but began collecting a lot of "pitch it in the door" junk. I finally decided to take it over for my office. After cleaning it of all the junk and repairing some of the mysterious holes in the sheet rock that had been hidden for years with Johnny Cash and Marine Corp posters (at least he had good taste in posters), Rita and Terry commenced to painting the walls in 1954 Buick colors of Tunis Blue and Malibu Blue. Note also the cabinets and tables are "Buick Engine Green" which I think goes great with the '54 Buick blue colors. Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy. "1954 BUICK HEADQUARTERS" That's sort of panoramic look. I can post some close ups and detail shots if any interest.
  8. 5000th birthday

    Following this thread and assuming you will make your big 5000 on it here, have a big ya hoo awaiting. So congrats and bring it on!!
  9. Cars That Made America

    I agree Larry, but not only was Durant shortchanged, Buick or its founder was hardly even mentioned. My wife kept asking when is Buick going to be mentioned and I explained to her that Buick like Oldsmobile, Cadillac and Oakland were Divisions of GM. But had no explanation for the total exclusion of Buick when they did call out and show images of the early GM divisions. Makes me wonder how misinformed I have been on all the other History Channel series. I mean was there really Thirteen Original Colonies or maybe for the sake of brevity the History Channel decides to not count Georgia. History is history, get it right History Channel!
  10. Ratings

    Pretty sure the status level is based on number of posts and not number of likes. Not sure what the number of posts is that triggers the change, perhaps 100? Not sure but will attempt to find out.
  11. Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    Good workaround Benjamin! reminds me when I was 10 and of the bicycle horn and button I rigged up on a fishing rod holder to sound when I got a bite. Sounds like it's time to change gears and give em hell in Engineering school. Good luck brotha!
  12. 1954 Buick rear end wanted

    Where are you Spencer.
  13. Thanks Doug! Nice piece. Don't know if it's a $160.00 piece though.
  14. Spam Pie

    I have a dream.....and that dream is...that this thread will never die. That "Spam Pie" will live forever as a thread that binds all rascally Buick lovers together as closely as the threads of a fine Daytona Weave carpet. A place for fun, mischievousness and devilish humor where no words of religion or politics are spoken, no discouraging or hurtful words against our Buick brethren are uttered. (Chevy, Ford guys your days are numbered though) But rather that it be a place of high patriotic American standards, but where also those Buick brethren from foreign nations are welcome to share the kinship and camaraderie of the greatest gathering of aficionados of the greatest automobile on the planet, The BUICK. hiccup, do I sear a shecond.... Enough of that silliness, lets get on with the show... (Mikey said that) With the high cost of annual dues, I am considering several cost cutting options to help me pay for them. I have an old set of radial tires I just took off my pick up and am considering putting them on one of my Roadmasters. Any thoughts as to this cost savings measure.
  15. Considering the possible purchase of an Enclave in the future with plans to tow a 3,500 lb trailer. Wondering if the engine and drive train will be up to it over time and the over all handling capabilities adequate. Anybody done it?
  16. Perhaps with one of these signs... During the infrequent times I'll be on interstates and then unless I am on a steep grade that I will likely be sharing with slow moving tractor trailers, I think Buttercup will be able to maintain a safe 60 mph.
  17. And there are some out there, both old and new. But personally while not crazy about the paint schemes, I like the curved, somewhat tear drop design of the r-pods Dan referenced. But yea, just not behind "my" old Buick
  18. 1931 Buick 56-C convertible coupe seattle WA craigslist

    Ditto! The ad says "complete" and refers it is a project so would think so
  19. We all like pictures! Soooo This thread is for posting pictures of YOUR Buick Reatta. Just pictures and a brief description. It will help us all know who has what and sort of put a car to a person so to speak. Still post more detailed pictures and dialogue in the Me and My Buick forum please! So let's see them! and who knows, maybe your car will end up featured in a calendar some day.
  20. Thanks Dan, appreciate that. Looked at the two you suggested. Amazing how they get so much in the rp-171 relative to the weight. Pretty luxurious looking. I'm a bit more into the vintage look and feel I think. Rita though, I'm afraid to show her these models. I guess I could always have one repainted and with a sweepspear on the side. LOL Just curious, do you know whats the price tag on say a base rp-171.
  21. What's new in the Buick Bugle?

    Don't look at me, I haven't deleted anything... yet. Must've been whoever quoted you that deleted it.
  22. Looks like I found one of them, well, smart but dumb enough to stick with me. So far....
  23. Going to Savannah this weekend Bernie, how north of Savannah is that uphill draw you speak of? Sure some will be glad this thread will get some rest. Know the song well Bernie but dang it, it will probably be stuck in my head for the rest of the day I bet!! Still considering the 2015 Shasta Airflyte 16 Dan. I think it is a bit overpriced for what you get. But have been looking at a lot of true 50's/60's vintage ones and like the floor plans of some of them better. Weight is the biggest concern of all of them.
  24. Good thoughts, thanks Ken! Cooling...I forgot, I also already have the 6 (or is it 5) blade fan mentioned in the above brochure also. I will be upgrading to a higher capacity radiator and consider using a '56 type with the transmission oil cooler in it. I also have a '56 timing chain cover and improved flow water pump in my stash. I am sure I can get lots of pointers from here on the extremely important external tranny cooler at some point. Lots to be considered and at some point I will be making a comprehensive list of to do's. I have plenty of time, just wanted to be researching and getting everybody's thoughts on what equipment might be worth considering or not, etc. against animal mechanic Willies advice, there will be three, don't forget Elvis the hound. (Or if absolutely necessary, I guess Rita could stay home) No beer, should be able to get that on the road. Cigars? only a pound or so a box, no problem there. Spare parts, now that is another story. Coming in a later chapter.