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

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My wife and I trailered the '25 4 passenger coupe to a small town car show sponsored by the Lions Club.There  were about 125 cars there,mostly hot rods,restomods,and performance cars.The '25 got a lot of attention, so much so that when the trophies were handed out,the old girl won "Fan Favourite". It does my heart good to see that what fans really appreciate seeing are the oldies, unmolested and as built.

This was the '25's first public showing in at least 35 years.

Jim

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I attended our local Cars and Coffee today. This photo shows my 1937 Century with a fellow AACA Chapter member's 1968 Skylark Convertible behind it. 

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We took our '60 Invicta our for a drive around the south side of the city this afternoon. A nice summer afternoon and a great time to take a ride. We simply enjoy our '60, and have for years. :

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Got the '39 out today to move the fluids around..........cleaned it up and snapped some pictures,  going to put it up for sale.

 

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My wife and I went to an evening car show 3 to 8 at the Food and Fun deli nice show sponsored by the local Caddy club. We took the 91 Reatta for a nice 35 miles felt great. The only Reatta at the show with just one other Buick, check out the pic with the Allante, GM cousins

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20 hours ago, wndsofchng06 said:

notice the 54 plates are on

 

Take those modern cars out of the picture and it's 1954 all over again!  ;)

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Beautiful weather today;  low 80s and low humidity!  Looked up the Nort Durham County Scenic byway, packed a sandwhich, and hit the road.  48 miles round trip. Found this 1940s hunting lodge that's now a park. Cool place,  surprised to be the only one there! 

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On 7/7/2018 at 7:48 AM, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

 

 Jack, I bet your voltage was a little low. When the temp raised a little, the battery became warmer and the voltage increased slightly. Pertronix is sensitive to voltage.

 

  Ben

Could have been, Ben, but i had driven two hundred miles to get there, the day before , i have I have a good charging system and battery. Not quite sure what it was, but with points, I can always get it running , no matter what.

Jack

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18 hours ago, Barney Eaton said:

Got the '39 out today to move the fluids around..........cleaned it up and snapped some pictures,  going to put it up for sale.

 

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Barney, that looks like a Century? If so nd you do decided to sell it and I have found a taker for my 40 Limited, maybe we can chat.

 

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I left the house for a Cadillac meet in Buffalo this morning about 9. I headed south out of town up the eastern end of the Niagara escarpment. Then westerly through the Muckland, the black bottom of and ancient glacial lake. Leaving the Muckland I crossed the headwaters of the Oak Orchard River. Then through Indian territory and on to Buffalo.

 

Every time I go somewhere it just seems like a big adventure.

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On 7/5/2018 at 1:40 PM, cxgvd said:

Eighth day of the current heat and humidity wave but when a task needs doing I answer.  A fellow car enthusiast passed away and his family asked for old cars to attend the funeral procession today.  He and his wife were familiar tourists in Southern Ontario and were often seen in their shoebox Ford convertible.  That is their car in the background of my photo with my 1939 Buick sedan at the funeral home.

His widow, Judy. was my fifth grade teacher.  I'm not kidding, honest, it was her first year of teaching and my first year of being in grade five.

 

Buick performed well, hot but satisfied.  Gary

 

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Beautiful car.  I assume it to be a Century because of the window trim.  However, that was an accessory available on a Special as well.

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Took the Electra out for a memorial drive and lunch for Cancer research, about 120 miles total.. Lots of Sports cars and some American Iron. Will clean her up and have it all checked out tomorrow. Driving down to Gettysburgh Tuesday for the Saturday AACA National plus 3 days of touring.

 

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Me and the 54 this weekend.  100 mile round trip to a nice farm museum setting.   Weather was excellent.  Buick performed like a champ....as usual.   

 

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20 hours ago, wndsofchng06 said:

Beautiful weather today;  low 80s and low humidity!  Looked up the Nort Durham County Scenic byway, packed a sandwhich, and hit the road.  48 miles round trip. Found this 1940s hunting lodge that's now a park. Cool place,  surprised to be the only one there! 

 

Scenic byway...is the only way to travel! 

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 As we are unpacking the seemingly million boxes that we recently packed up madly. So we needed a break and took advantage of the beautiful weather and took a drive to Port Dover, a town on the shore of Lake Erie, and saw signs for a cruise, so we stopped in for a while.

 About 100 cars, or so, and here are a few that I took pictures of, another, newer Electra, and an original looking '64 Wildcat, and my own, of course.

 Keith

 

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 Last night we took a drive to the small resort town of Turkey Point, maybe there's turkeys, though we didn't see any. We were able to park quite close to the beach, so here's a shot of the Reatta with a very calm Lake Erie in the background.

 It was a lovely night for a top down drive, though a bit chilly on the way home.

 Keith

 

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10 hours ago, Buicknutty said:

 Last night we took a drive to the small resort town of Turkey Point, maybe there's turkeys, though we didn't see any. We were able to park quite close to the beach, so here's a shot of the Reatta with a very calm Lake Erie in the background.

 It was a lovely night for a top down drive, though a bit chilly on the way home.

 Keith

 

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There are indeed some great sandy beaches on the North Shore of Lake Erie, especially when the water is calm like that!

Conversely, I love areas around Lake Simcoe (your region) with the rocky shores and waterways too!

Nice shot Keith.

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On 6/11/2018 at 5:10 AM, JohnD1956 said:

Our chapter's 10th annual cruise in was a pleasing success,  and the 56 was the poster child ( and T shirt captain) this year.

 

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Of course, no good deed goes unpunished.  Friday I worked some fingerprints out of the trunk with some  Meguliar's  cleaner /polish. But then that patch made the rest of the trunk lid look bad.  So I wound up spreading out the polish and eventually did the whole lower body.  I keep forgetting how much paint surface there is.  Then Saturday before the event I did the roof.  I thought it was looking rather spiffy! 

 

Then, at the event the poster child car parks right up in front of the Pavillion at the park.  When I got back in the car to leave at first I thought it had rained, then realized the tree had dropped sap all over the damn thing.  Since the event was a PM cruise in I didn't get home till 10 PM and then I had to break out the wash bucket and clean her up again, before the sap had a chance to set up. But it looked pretty good again today, and drove so nice as well, so I think I'll keep it a while longer. :wub:

With you John  on a couple of issues . When you have a pretty car common problem , greasy finger prints always on front wings and doors as folks stand alongside for must have photo, have pepper trees here in Cyprus overhanging my drive , so sap a regular problem to, so always cleaning . Worst problem for me was the seams on my car cover left fine scratches in gloss finish , till I realised what they where , now place cover inside out , doesn’t look so good, seems to work. 😁

keep up the good work .

cheers

pilgrim

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On 7/9/2018 at 6:04 PM, avgwarhawk said:

Me and the 54 this weekend.  100 mile round trip to a nice farm museum setting.   Weather was excellent.  Buick performed like a champ....as usual.   

 

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Like , very smart 

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Andrew;  Congrats for purchasing the Model 31, it is beautiful and a correct looking car.  In my opinion this Buick is the best of the mid sized cars of this era though I may be prejudiced since I have one as well.  Apart from the total loss oil system the engineering is sound, nothing very odd.  You have the acetylene starter still intact, very nice.  What carburetor are you using?  I am have some success with the Schebler Model O.  Also with the center mount of the speedometer head does it not make for tight bends in  the cable?  All the best, we are attending the Old Car Fest perhaps we will see you there?  Gary

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