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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Yes, that gas was from last November but it’s non-ethanol 94 octane. I originally thought I was out of gas, but when I filled the tank on the way home yesterday there was about 8 gallons left. The same thing happened to me last November on a much cooler day. Both times I had less than half a tank, so it could be a result of old fuel.
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Way behind in this challenge as work and family have been busy. Took my father on a cruise yesterday so just round 178 miles in the challenge so far, most of them fun. Have been battling vapor lock on this car, not sure why it’s become a problem now as it’s never been the past 15 years I’ve owned the car. Stranded me and my father yesterday, but luckily I was on a quiet road and had room to pull over to a safe location (only a short push as it stalled at a red light). After 45 min it fired up and got me home. It wasn’t a long drive and the car wasn’t being pushed and the temps were around 84 degrees, so not super warm.
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    1972 Buick Electra 225 Limited coupe (SOLD)

    Congrats Tom! Only a bit jealous 👍
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    1972 Buick Electra 225 Limited coupe (SOLD)

    I think this is a fantastic deal and if it was closer, I would definitely go for this (like I need another 19-foot long Buick!). I see a great upside on this, and in the meantime you get to enjoy a low mileage 2 dr Buick! I think this will be gone very soon...
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    Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    The canyon? That’s an awfully long way around and you still wouldn’t avoid some mountain passes and high roads. Beautiful drive in the summer but I’m not sure it’s better than what you have in the winter! The drive from Vancouver to Castlegar/Trail area (north of the border from Spokane) is 7 hours going the southern route in the winter depending on conditions. Probably at least 11 hours going the canyon just to Vancouver with another 2.5 to Seattle
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    Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    I prefer the term "Rolling Restoration"! You are going to cringe with that new paint job going over those mountain passes in the winter when those trucks shower you with the sand/gravel mix they drop on the road that time of year!
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Got down to a cars and coffee this morning with the Electra. More of a sports car event so the Electra stood out a bit from the Lamborghini’s, Ferrari’s, McLaren’s, Jaguar’s and Porsche’s. I did manage to find some friendly American iron. As I was coming back to my car, a 68 Deville convertible had parked next to me and so I had a good chat while we compared lines, both cars are almost identical in length! Only added a little over 20 miles to the total but the weather at the beach was worth it!
  8. Thanks Doug. Wow, didn't realize you were that far away, but Ontario is a big (the biggest) Province. I'm not sure how much time we'll have anyway as we'll be staying with my wife's family while in Toronto, but I like to check to see what's going on! The boys were quite excited to get into Waterloo, as you say it is the top Engineering school in Canada by most standards. They are in the Co-op program and I'm hoping they can start paying some of their own way after their first co-op term... sending both at once is a bit hard on the old pocket book! (I could fully restore both Buicks for what it's costing in first year!... I try not to think about it...). They did get into UBC here locally, but decided they wanted to get out of town. That was particularly hard given the bus that stops almost directly in front of my house goes right to UBC directly!
  9. Hey Doug, how far away is Kitchener/Waterloo from you? Both my boys (twins) are accepted in to the Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo, so we'll be travelling there at the end of August for a week or so to get them settled in their new residences. Not sure if I'll have time to visit any car shows, but it would be good to have options? We'll be in Toronto from the 25th to the 4th, with a stint in Waterloo from the 31st to the 2nd.
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    2018 Buick Race day-Lebanon Valley, NY

    very nice John... you weren't tempted to get the GS out there to see what she'll do?
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Finally was able to get to the wagon today, first drive of the year! First had to wash the dust off if it... I also asked my son for some help to change out the power lock switch on the passenger door, he jumped right on it and completed the job with very little input from me. My sons haven’t shown much interest in the cars so I’ll take what I can get. Added 32 miles running errands, so my combined total is up to 143... I need a road trip to keep up with you guys!
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    I feel your pain! My list gets added to faster than I can check them off! New battery goes in the wagon tonight, so perhaps I'll be able to use it to increase my total.
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    They're great until you have to wax them!
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Needed to go out to the suburbs this evening so jumped in the Electra so I could try and keep up with you guys. Round trip of 70 miles exactly bringing my total to 111 miles so far. Tried to get the wagon out over the weekend to contribute to the total but the battery is DOA. It’s 9 years old so time to replace it.
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    Wildcat 65's 1968 obsession...GS400

    I thought you said you were warming up to white walls! Either way, I think the car looks great with any of the combinations... I definitely prefer the Buick chrome wheels to the Torque Thrusts though.