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Raise your hand if you drove at least one old Buick this weekend

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37 minutes ago, Paul White said:

All my earlier bragging about the year round driving season we enjoy in Australia has come back to bite me on the arse. Tore my Achilles Tendon pushing my son's flat battery '89 Toyota out of the way when I was planning to get my '36 out of the garage for a weekend away, now I cannot drive for at least 8 weeks,......damn!

 

My condolences Paul!!! I was so looking forward to all your posts too...Hope you heal faster!

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Saturday was my grandmother's birthday, so I took the car out to visit her. She supposedly drove it off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. The car was ordered from the Kessler dealership in Detroit, and she went to go pick it up while my grandpa as on base. The odd thing is that it came with aftermarket mirrors, which I suppose were an afterthought by my grandfather. They later took the car and drove out west where they settled in 1958 and started their family. This is the first time I've driven the car out. Never thought about it before until now, so I made sure to thank her for not getting rid of it after all those years.

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8 hours ago, Paul White said:

All my earlier bragging about the year round driving season we enjoy in Australia has come back to bite me on the arse. Tore my Achilles Tendon pushing my son's flat battery '89 Toyota out of the way when I was planning to get my '36 out of the garage for a weekend away, now I cannot drive for at least 8 weeks,......damn!

 

Ouch!!

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On ‎3‎/‎6‎/‎2017 at 10:24 PM, Paul White said:

All my earlier bragging about the year round driving season we enjoy in Australia has come back to bite me on the arse. Tore my Achilles Tendon pushing my son's flat battery '89 Toyota out of the way when I was planning to get my '36 out of the garage for a weekend away, now I cannot drive for at least 8 weeks,......damn!

Times like this calls for a Buick Snow-Master. Drags Scrap metal out of the way as easy as moving piles of snow. Dandy Dave!

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On ‎2‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 7:57 AM, Caballero2 said:

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

 

Took a mulligan Mr. Earl.  Another 70 degree day in Colorado, top down, lunch at A & W.

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7 hours ago, Caballero2 said:

 

Took a mulligan Mr. Earl.  Another 70 degree day in Colorado, top down, lunch at A & W.

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Indeed you did, no disputin it now :D

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Took Irene out today for the bi-monthly Buick club meet down by the river.  Drove very well as always.   From here we ventured to an aircraft museum for a look through.

The drive home was spectacular with a lightning and thunderstorm show and a few drops of rain.   Got home just in time before the big downpour.

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Took "Almendron" to a car show in Palmetto Bay, FL from Miami about 20 minutes ride. Left from wheel grease cap came loose inside the hub cap on the last turn and boy what a rattle. Other than that.... a magic carpet ride. Have a 1 minute video but can't upload 

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Elpad, love your color combo. Mine liked like that some 40 years ago. 

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That picture above looks like Irene dancing into the 28" of snow we got this week. No old Buicks out around here, maybe Sunday.

Bernie

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Took the missus out for ice cream. 

 

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This weekend was my college orientation. I wish we had gotten more photos, given it was a 5 and a half hour drive to the campus from where I live, over the mountain pass and through the Eastern Washington plains.

 

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My buddy is the photographer. Everyone told us not to take the Buick. I was determined to take it with me and prove to them that it is as reliable as any other car I've ever driven. So this is the point of no return. The on-ramp to the pass.

 

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We got in around 8 PM but the offered spaces for transfer students was already booked, so luckily there was a really cheap motel 5 minutes from campus. I parked her under the neon sign. The old girl worked hard that day.

 

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Here she is parked on campus. I wish there was more college flair, but I suppose you can spot the WSU Cougar in the background there...

 

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And the same day with us getting ready to go back to the motel... Funny story here. My gas gauge only ever went to half full, despite being filled up. Yet in the photo, it's at Full. The roads in and out of the campus were so beaten by all the agricultural shipping trucks that they must have jarred something in the gas gauge and it started working properly... I couldn't believe it!

 

What I learned on this trip? My electric wiper kit arrived after I left, so it reinforced the idea of getting rid of the vacuum wipers - especially if I plan to make the trip to and from school a couple times a year. There isn't a NAPA on campus, rather an old mom and pop store that is no better than a cheap Autozone (which is unfortunate) - however, there is a NAPA 15 minutes from campus in the nearby town and they are all very nice a knowledgeable folks. They came out and the first thing out of their mouths was 322 Nailhead. A PCV system is better than no PCV system. On the way in I had it hooked up and we averaged 18 MPG. On the way out I took it off and swapped breather caps and at best got 14 MPG. Also if the engine wasn't broken in before, it sure got a run for it's money when I pushed 90 MPH at 4000 RPM in our voyage home convoy.

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Nothing very exciting, but I took the '64 Skylark out for a road test on Saturday when I put it back together after changing out a leaking timing cover gasket. First time on the road since November when I discovered the leak after returning from a car show. I'm ready for Spring to start feeling like Spring out here in NJ. 

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Pretty cool Beemon. I had to look up WSU...I have in-laws in Spokane so I've been in the general vicinity, but not really south of the Interstate. Good to hear the trip went fairly well. 

 

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Whoo Hoo!  got the 56 out for the ten mile loop today...Just in time to avoid spring fever meltdown!  The power steering pump is quiet and feels smooth, thank God!

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Had just enough rain here in eastern MA the last couple of days to wash away the snow and road salt.  So, I took the '91 Reatta out and about for a half hour or so.  With April just around the corner, the Reatta and the '92 Riviera will be out for oil changes & radiator flushes (do rad flushes every 2 yrs) and annual state safety inspections (state can't live without their $29/ car). 

 

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Ruby back on the road after sorting few small problems , great weather here for top down 26 c, running great , just in time for cruising and sightseeing with couple of your compatriots arriving on 23rd for a couple of weeks, should be fun , mind you he's a muscle car fan!

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I had my '60 Electra out yesterday. It had been sitting in the garage since December. A ride up to the edge of the muck land and back is about 15 miles. It had a half a tank of last year's gas in it. I put 7 or 8 gallons in on top of that to slosh around a bit. I'll burn that up quick. The Cadillac Club lunch is in Batavia on Saturday. That will get me into fuel rotation and good weather again.

Bernie

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Well, this must be the quiet season.

We ended up riding a modern vehicle to the Caddy meeting yesterday. Today was much better. I noticed my state inspection sticker expired in November. So I shot up to town for a lick 'em stick 'em. The '60 Electra had 84,505 miles on it this morning. It had 67000 and change on it in ought two so I'm doing pretty good. I got back from the inspection and my Wife asked "Where'd you go?" "To get the car inspected. It ran out in November." "That was fast. Did you have an appointment?" "Nope". She just gave me one of those looks.

So I took her for the ride and out to lunch. I was telling her some stories from the forum like the one about what you carry in the car. I told her if she slams the door again she will lose her place on that list.

 

While we were in the restaurant she told me about a guy who uses computers in her library to gives mechanic's advice to online forums. That got around to the topics containing the words "my mechanic".

She said "Well, you could call **** your mechanic." I said "No, I wouldn't say the "my" would be defined quite the same way." Wow! What a look I got from that! They just had a rerun of The Godfather and I saw the same look on one of the wives in the movie.

 

Then we left for a ride in the country. I only nudged her leg a little when I closed the door for her.

Bernie

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With all the rain we had Thursday-Sauturday, the roads were void of salt.  Out came the 47' convertible for a nice drive through the countryside.  About 30 minute drive and back into the garage.  Cannot wait until I get the top installed and can drive whenever I please.....

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5 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

I only nudged her leg a little when I closed the door for her.

 

Yikes -- you better be careful, lest the Electra not break 85K before this November...  :unsure:

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10 hours ago, EmTee said:

 

Yikes -- you better be careful, lest the Electra not break 85K before this November...  :unsure:

 

She lets me get away with stuff like that so I can think I'm the Boss.

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Then there is the way the other half sees it.

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