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    1966 conv.---glass or plastic rear window?

    My 67 is a glass window, and most I’ve seen are glass. Hopefully someone with direct 66 knowledge chimes in.
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    Winter Buicks

    No pictures that I can recollect but I was there and can at least attest to the Estate Wagon part... I didn’t see snow though 😛
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    How buttercup got her groove back

    My oh my, that is a beauty!
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    Use Of Premium Fuel

    We are blessed up here on the west coast (north of the border), every Chevron carries Ethanol free 94 octane fuel marketed as “supreme plus”. It’s even on its own hose. A little more pricey, about $1 gallon more, but given the Buick’s don’t get used much, I don’t mind the extra few bucks a tank.
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    Autumn Buicks

    Leaves are just about all gone now around here, so took advantage of a nice day to change the oil and clean up the wagon before putting it away for the winter. Also had a ”Thriller”ing evening with Derek (Thriller) and his family who were in town for the weekend!
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    1954 Century model 66-R in TX., estate sale

    TTT for a beautiful car
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    Autumn Buicks

    I do think it had the 3300 John, although it’s been awhile. My sister is not easy on vehicles and it survived her. She eventually traded it for an SUV. In fact that became a running joke... at the same time I had a 97 Chevy lumina with the 3100 that I meticulously maintained. I had all kinds of problems with that car (worst I ever owned) while my sister who did nothing, no maintenance, had no issues with the Buick. I joked the secret to keeping that vintage of GM vehicles running was to never maintain them.
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    Autumn Buicks

    Very nice John! I hope you enjoy it as much as your old Estate Wagon. We had a 93 Century sedan that eventually made it's way to my sister. That thing was indestructible as she only changed the oil when the light came on!
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    Autumn Buicks

    That sounds great Derek, I’ll send you a PM with my contact details and we can touch base when you’re back from Whistler.
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    Autumn Buicks

    A couple driving by the beach (my wife took these). Gorgeous day
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    Autumn Buicks

    We’ve had fantastic Autumn weather around here for the past 2 weeks, but I’ve been too busy with work and other commitments to take advantage with the cars. Today I was able to get the convertible out before all the leaves are gone and the rain returns.
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    Autumn Buicks

    I think I smell another challenge coming!
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    Use Of Premium Fuel

    Gas pumps in Canada (at least the ones I have seen) show the percentage of ethanol in each grade of fuel. Most of the fuel indicates "up to 10% Ethanol" in all grades. There are two exemptions though and that is Chevron 94 which says "No Ethanol" and Shell 91 at some locations is offered with No Ethanol. In any case, the pumps are marked. Ethanol fuels have been around here since late 80's or very early 90's. The main issue I have with Ethanol is the phase separation after sitting. I recently had to rebuild/clean the carb on my father-in-laws lawn mower. He refused to go get the non-ethanol fuel, even after a previous cleaning by a lawn mower repair guy had shown him the varnishy remains gooping up the carb and advised him to only use non-ethanol fuels in his circa 1983 Honda lawn mower. As soon as I heard the symptoms and opened it up, I knew what the problem was. I've been running that lawn mower now for 3 seasons with the non-ethanol fuels and no other problems. By the way, I’ve never replaced any rubber hoses on that lawnmower so in my experience the ethanol was more problematic for the separation than effects on the rubber. I don't usually have a problem running ethanol in either car if I'm fairly sure I'm going to burn through it within a short period of time, otherwise I will make sure to use the E0. I do usually add some Marvels Mystery Oil to the E10 just for peace of mind.
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    Autumn Buicks

    Definitely Autumn around here now, but today is “moving day” as my sister needed help moving to her new place. I thought I was too old for that, but family is family I guess. The wagon did most of the heavy lifting anyway. Here’s a quick stop at a familiar location to snap a photo and revive this thread.
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    Use Of Premium Fuel

    That is a pity and I did notice that when we were in Ontario over the summer.