Pete Phillips

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  1. Pete Phillips

    Ethanol damage after 4-1/2 years

    Thanks, Ben, but I didn't see your post until after I bought the new tank. It arrived Thursday. It is slightly smaller, so now the straps don't fit tight!
  2. Not mine, but just the tires and wheels are worth more than the asking price. In Colorado.
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    EBAY - 1953 Buick Skylark

    Given what I see anymore at local car shows, I predict that Skylark will sell for every bit of its asking price, even though I wouldn't give two cents for it. This is what 75-80% of the cars are at car shows in my part of the country (northeastern Texas). I walk right past them, but most car show attendees with be enthralled with a car like this and wish it was in their garage. Pete Phillips, BCA #7338
  4. A little high, maybe, but seems to be in exceptional condition and the two-doors are hard to find. Looks like it has a LeSabre grille, though. Mineola is in East Texas just north of Tyler, TX.
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    Ethanol damage after 4-1/2 years

    I put a chain into this tank and shook it around for several minutes (until my back said "That's enough!"). That resulted in a couple of pea-sized holes opening up near the top of the tank, so that's it for this tank. Going to have to buy a new one. Pete
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    1940 Buick Special engine question

    Sounds like a later model engine color and possibly a ground off engine serial number. The number you gave sounds like a casting number, but can't be sure of that until seeing a photo of it.
  7. Anybody need spotlight and front driving light/fog light parts? $10 for all, plus about $20 for US postage. Pete Phillips, BCA #7338
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    1972 LeSabre Custom Convertible

    Rare car, reasonably priced. Someone needs to jump on this. I'm too far away.
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    October issues of the Buick Bugle wanted

    Thank you! I think all of these will fill the need. Pete Phillips
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    1937 Buick Century Coupe (Project)

    This one? Where does it say it is a Century? Pete favorite this post 1937 Buick Sport Coupe - $19000 hide this posting unhide <image 1 of 6> © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap (google map) 1937 Buick Sport Coupe condition: good cylinders: 8 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas paint color: grey size: full-size title status: clean transmission: manual type: coupe QR Code Link to This Post 1937 Buick Sport Coupe, Straight 8, 3 Speed, Air Rides Original Car, Running! For Sale $19,000.00 Cash Only, No Trade! No scams. Don't need help for selling the car! do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers post id: 6722061994 posted: 28 days ago email to friend ♥ best of [?]
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    Ethanol damage after 4-1/2 years

    Closest Gas Tank Re-nu to me is about 300 miles south in Waller, Texas near Houston. The service was excellent--had to do it for a '47 Lincoln Continental gas tank couple of years ago, for which there was no other alternative. It cost me more for that than what I can buy a new reproduction Buick gas tank for this '56 from Bob's Automobilia, so that may be my next move. Thanks for the advice, etc. Pete
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    1932 Buick Victoria

    What series? 50; 60; 80; or 90. Tag on the firewall under the hood will tell you. Makes a big difference on the value and rarity of the car. Pete Phillips Leonard, Texas 1932 model 56-S 1932 model 57 1932 model 57-S and other Buicks
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    Ethanol damage after 4-1/2 years

    Tank is still very solid. That's mostly the dried up gas residue. Pete
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    Ethanol damage after 4-1/2 years

    I got this car running and driving for a customer 4-1/2 years ago with a new gas tank, new sending unit, etc.; 1956 Buick Special. He let it sit since then--never drove it. Now I have to get it going again. Here's the "new" sending unit after 4-1/2 years of sitting with gas & ethanol in the tank. The stinky dust and debris on the sidewalk is from the inside of the tank. I'm open to suggestions on how to get the rest of it out of the tank. This is after half an hour of shaking it upside down. Moral of the story: AVOID enthanol if your car is going to sit for more than a month or two! Pete Phillips, BCA #7338
  15. Getting ready to order a new top for the 1966 Electra convertible. The BCA Judging Manual does not specify what type of rear window it should have. Is it glass or plastic--anyone know? Supplier offers both, and of course plastic is cheaper. Pete Phillips BCA #7338 Leonard, TX