Caballero2

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    Member of BCA since 1984, #18632. I have restored, body off, a '57 Caballero, now a Roadmaster conv
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  1. I really like those old farm auctions. Half of my 'stuff' has old farm auction origin. - Dan
  2. Those Vogue "Octavo" wheels on the 90s Buick sedan are probably worth more than the Car. It might even be a 'Gold Option' car. Vogue Tyre reply to my inquiry... The Octavo wheel was made between 1995 and 2000. The Vogue Goldstripe tire was made in the nineties, all the way through 2006. We recommend searching Buick forums for other owners as we do not keep record of any ownership of tires or wheels. Thank you for your interest in Vogue products. Vogue Tyre and Rubber Co. http://www.voguetyre.com http://facebook.com/voguetyre 1-800-323-1466 info@voguetyre.com
  3. You are doing a very nice job. Your post on the fender well cover that may present a problem, attached is a photo of how we handled this problem.
  4. I don't know for certain, but on the '57 there is a major adjustment involving the brake shoe anchor pin. This aligns the arc centers of the shoes to the drum center. This must be done whenever any extensive break disassembly has occurred. The procedure is explained in the service manual. I wonder if the '55 is the same or similar?
  5. Took a mulligan Mr. Earl. Another 70 degree day in Colorado, top down, lunch at A & W.
  6. A photo op of a neighborhood feed store near Golden, Colorado
  7. A good friend, now deceased, brought his new 220HP, '57 210 two door HT, 3 on the tree, to the Oroville raceway in the summer of 1957 and was placed in the "A Stock" class. There was a rather non-descript Rambler Rebel entered in the class. Guess what? The Rambler took first place. I don't remember the clocks. The Chevy took first at the Dixon raceway later in the same class. Dan, Class of '57
  8. When you did the compression test, what did the spark plugs look like? They often offer clues. If no clues there, lift the rocker cover, with no plugs in either side, turn the engine over and determine if the valves are opening and closing. Note that the smallest of opening in the valve/seat will complete kill the cylinder. If everything is working well, then it could fairly be assumed that at least a valve stem in each cylinder is slightly bent or carboned to the point of the valve failing to close fully. After that, with a bore scope rented from your local Napa store, look into each cylinder with the piston near the top for damage. Look for cylinder wall damage. If none of the above give you the answer, you probably have lucked out on the mechanical end. Then if nothing is determined, the right cylinder head must be removed for at least a valve job and inspection of the head gasket.
  9. Try again! I had the same problem, Sent an email to Mr. Earl, then two hours later everything worked. Caballero2
  10. New member of ROA 1995 Gold edition with original Vogue gold line tires and Octavo wheels - 40,400 original miles
  11. Seventy degree day Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 in Northern Colorado. Warmed up the old Roadmaster with the top down and had lunch at A & W. We just might survive until Spring. Dan
  12. Bernie: That is exactly what I would do. Lancem: PM me with a shipping address if you still want it. Dan
  13. I think I have a spare original. I will check today. I would like to have your broken one, I can repair it. - Dan
  14. Orange for four Barrel, White for two Barrel. And yes, in the factory, a rooky may have been on his first day. QC then just didn't care. Many of cars of the mid 50s had some kind of mistake. My Super project car, a factory Air car with Air, tinted glass, camomatic wipers... None of the accessory codes were stamped on the firewall data plate. I have original build sheet on the Super. - Dan