Dave Gelinas (XP-300)

I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

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When I went to college my roommate had a '55 Special in baby blue.  The key was broken in the lock and the car had an electrical short which would drain the battery so it was disconnected whenever it was parked.  Anyone who knew these idiosyncrasies, and the fact the starter was activated by the gas pedal, could drive this 15 years old car.  Oddly, people kept running into it, by the end of the four years it took to graduate, the Special acquired a yellow fender and green door and the insurance companies paid more than was originally paid for the car.  Good car, Gary

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7 hours ago, cxgvd said:

.  Anyone who knew these idiosyncrasies, and the fact the starter switch was under the gas pedal, could drive this 15 years old car.  

 

 Has ANYONE ever seen this starter switch? I cannot find it.:(

 

  Ben

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The switch is not under the accelerator pedal. The accelerator linkage connects to the mechanism on the carburetor. The electrical switch is on the carburetor near the base.

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16 hours ago, MCHinson said:

The switch is not under the accelerator pedal. The accelerator linkage connects to the mechanism on the carburetor. The electrical switch is on the carburetor near the base.

 Matt, I could not find a " tongue in cheek"  emoji.

 

  Ben

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2 hours ago, Elpad said:

Did I mention that this Buick I a doll?

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I've seen that floor before...in Tacoma

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In this building that Brian Laurence (Centurion) took me too.

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19 hours ago, Elpad said:

Happy Fathers Day 

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John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1912 or 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The son of a sharecropper, he rose to prominence performing an electric guitar-style adaptation of Delta blues.  (No relation of mine) Had he seen the Buicks in the thread 'I just don't like the picture of this Buick' , he would have certainly sang the blues.

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18 minutes ago, 38Buick 80C said:

 

 

I've seen that floor before...in Tacoma

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In this building that Brian Laurence (Centurion) took me too.

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Yes, Brian DePouli, the Christmas display photo was indeed at the old Mueller Harkins Buick building on Broadway in Tacoma!

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16 hours ago, Elpad said:

I know there is a Buick within the bunch and I believe is a two tone 

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In Lane #1 starting with the Ford  wagon as #1 I think I see one 14 cars back.

In  Lane two starting with the Plymouth 4 dr,  Look at car #11.

In Lane 3 starting with the  51 Chevy I did not see any.

But lane four has one at #8 and 11 starting with the Pontiac.  Figures they would be in the fast lane.

 

As a bonus it looks like two on the hillside in the background.  Smart!  Very  smart!

:D

 

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44 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

In Lane #1 starting with the Ford  wagon as #1 I think I see one 14 cars back.

In  Lane two starting with the Plymouth 4 dr,  Look at car #11.

In Lane 3 starting with the  51 Chevy I did not see any.

But lane four has one at #8 and 11 starting with the Pontiac.  Figures they would be in the fast lane.

 

As a bonus it looks like two on the hillside in the background.  Smart!  Very  smart!

:D

 

 

#8 doesn't look right - maybe an Olds,

Agree with #11 - '55 or '56?

 

Thanks for your ID, especially the one(s) on the hill

 

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That same picture could be taken today and the list would be Opel, Mitsubishi, and Mazda. Then you would get down to the particular badges.

 

I hear there are plans to market a new US built car, the Eli Whitney. It is a patriotic spin off of the Ebay Parts Compatibility division.

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11 hours ago, Elpad said:

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WOW, Great pics, how many of us wish we could stroll through those pits taking it all in. interesting things, top pic looks like 2 Century hardtops and a 2 door Special sedan, and they have license plates "driven to the race"  in the lower pic on the 55 its interesting to note the sweep spear molding is still on the car, i guess this was before safety rules.  Curious if anyone knows what track this was, pretty long straightaway a couple of cars including the 55 have NC hometowns but that just goes with stock car racing anywhere in the country I am sure someone was racing from North Carolina in those days!

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I was going to put this in the " I don't like this picture of this Buick"

But will put here as it looks like someone is going to bring this back to life.

 

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13 hours ago, Elpad said:

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 55 Century 2 dr hdtp # 54  with  260 H. P. written on the hood. Wonder it had the Export kit .

Bill

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17 minutes ago, billbuickgs said:

 55 Century 2 dr hdtp # 54  with  260 H. P. written on the hood. Wonder it had the Export kit .

Bill

Most specs that I've seen for Buick engines that were export engines developed less hp than their domestic counter parts. 

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2 hours ago, RivNut said:

Most specs that I've seen for Buick engines that were export engines developed less hp than their domestic counter parts. 

WOW !,

That is interesting .

Bill

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