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    Southern Ontario, Canada
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    Antique cars, Cars in general, Boating, Trains (model and real), Exploring the back roads


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  1. 1940 Buick 76C Frame-off Restoration

    Congrats Ken! Isn't that a great feeling? All adding up to the day when you are driving down the road and thinking to yourself, This has been quite the journey getting here, now look at her! I did that!
  2. 1954 century sedan. GA to NC

    Last weekend I took a licensed mechanic friend of mine who got his ticket working on drum brake vehicles for a ride in the Special and out on the open road he made the comment that she sounded good! Then as we approached the off ramp he asked how were the brakes? I said hang on and hit them harder than normal but not intending to try and lock them up. Without seat belts in the car he slid a bit forward and then said Man they are good for drum brakes! Yup, everything is new and adjusted properly so with full knowledge anti-lock disc brake technology is a better design, I still have confidence when driving respectfully.
  3. 1954 century sedan. GA to NC

    Getting the confidence in her to stop and start safely well, then the fun gets better every day. (Ask me how I know...)
  4. Woke up this morning to find an email from Jim Hughes with progress pictures of my transmission saying he is ready for me to bring the universal joint to complete the rebuild. If you notice the magic marker lines, that is so the flex plate goes on properly. Guessing if you see this marking on one of your transmissions you can guess Jim had it apart once before. With Easter coming next weekend looks like a day trip will be after that. Unfortunately it won't be in the Special but... getting it home in the back of a truck just makes so much sense.
  5. I've never done anything like this so thanks for the advise but not likely going to try what I might likely screw a piece up... Will keep the information in the memory bank though. My son has a Mig welder and thinks I should try doing that which I might... I have lots of spare parts to try without fear of screwing those up and who knows, maybe fix things that need welding? One is never too old to learn right?
  6. With a possible road trip soon I thought I'd better renew the Plate sticker today so gathered the paperwork and went to the Ministry Office. The lady asked for all the paperwork and then asked for the Emissions Test papers not realising, until she looked at the year, the Special was exempt from that. Process was good and the ensuing conversation was fun. Guess the office naturally deals with modern renewals right, but she had lots of fun questions. She just about fell off her stool when I said I bought it when I was in High school!!! That was fun.
  7. Thanks you for that information! I'll have to look around here and see if someone can do that and save this piece.
  8. 1956 Buick Special

    If it were a '58 and showing condition from two photos, the no motor and transmission would be a deal breaker at half that but, that's just me.
  9. 1964 Buick Lesabre station wagon

    Curious about that corner of the black '58 I see in the shot with the '57. Which model is it? Any pictures?
  10. Stunning combo MrEarl! Poor Elvis...
  11. Winter Buicks

    Oh the joys of living in the north. And such beautiful scenery when all thawed out!

    Big Car, Big Hair, Love It! And sporty to boot...
  13. The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Looking at possible retirement in a few years... Health willing, looking at accomplishing what you are now doing Old-Tank!
  14. The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Na, Na, Nana, Na .... but seriously... I've said it before Ben, You ARE the living example when someone on this Forums asks the question, "What to expect" or "Can one drive an old car as their primary transportation?" More power to you! I sound like my Dad now as I write this when I say, I remember when.... I went out to Phoenix with my parents my last year of High School looking at possibly going to school for Architecture and the Counselor was asking questions like what living accommodations and transportation I might be considering? I said rather enthusiastically that I owned two 1958 Buick's. This somewhat sceptical look came on his face for a minute and he asked if I felt it would make it there as it was 2, 200 miles one way. Boastfully I said, "Sure would!" Now, as it turned out I decided to stay close to home College wise so the 2,200 miles wasn't tested but funny how those nail heads instill both confidence and sometimes frustration (when they are down). Aww the "Good Old Days" and that's the point. They were the everyday man's car in their day and today with routine regular maintenance as you are proving, can bring you along many miles in ones life yet. May you triple the 2500 Mile Challenge here plus many more! As always, Safe travels. Doug
  15. So Ron, this must have been your car at the 2008 Willistead Classic Car Show? It was the first time I had seen one and was fascinated with the side jump seats.