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For your health's sake, here is a daily therapeutic dose of pictures or other Buick related "stuff" found on the web or maybe even some of my own. Some may be artsy, some may be old, some simple, some hot, some cold , some happy, some sad, some abstract and maybe even avant-garde or grandiose. Guaranteed to furnish only the daily minimum requirement of Buick to barely keep you going. It is not meant to be a replacement for driving or working on your Buick.

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Taken during one of my daily morning coffee walks around Buick Gardens

 

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Sweet!  This should be an awesome treasure trove! ;)

 

 

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"Tell me tomorrow will be brighter" __ KT Oslin __ 'Hold Me'

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No K-cups here, make it by the pot and drink every drop. 

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The '53 and '55 get to languish outside at Buick Gardens whilst the fifty-fo's get the new roof over their heads. At least we understand your priorities. ;):rolleyes:

 

 

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Oh,,,,,how I remember the first time I saw the 53 headlight design/trim, really like it, STILL do.

 

Lots of those pieces ended up on customs, nice compliment to Buick designers,

 

OH, OH, how I cherish those FITTY days in the dealership, we had a 53 SKYLARK & a FITTY FO LARK, you know the FITTY FO Lark that I tore the door off at two weeks old.  MOTHER NEVER KNEW, THANKS DAD!

 

 

Dale in Indy

 

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2 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

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Filled 'er up with ethyl, then hit the road to the summit.  No vapor lock with that gas.

Dan

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This photo is very interesting.  I can't be certain of the year, but it looks to be a 52 Chevy in the background with the hood adjar.  That tells me that even when virtually new, the late 40- early 50's cars could, under some conditions, run hot.  Also the photo subject, the 49 Roadmaster, towing what looks to be a 25 ft trailer, with at least 3 people inside, and preparing to decline 4300 ft  on drum brakes without power assist, tell me the factory brake systems are truly well designed.  This makes me feel a lot more confident about my 56.

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3 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

This photo is very interesting.  I can't be certain of the year, but it looks to be a 52 Chevy in the background with the hood adjar.  That tells me that even when virtually new, the late 40- early 50's cars could, under some conditions, run hot.  Also the photo subject, the 49 Roadmaster, towing what looks to be a 25 ft trailer, with at least 3 people inside, and preparing to decline 4300 ft  on drum brakes without power assist, tell me the factory brake systems are truly well designed.  This makes me feel a lot more confident about my 56.

 

The fact that people did it doesn't mean it was smart!

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8 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

This photo is very interesting.  I can't be certain of the year, but it looks to be a 52 Chevy in the background with the hood adjar.  That tells me that even when virtually new, the late 40- early 50's cars could, under some conditions, run hot.  Also the photo subject, the 49 Roadmaster, towing what looks to be a 25 ft trailer, with at least 3 people inside, and preparing to decline 4300 ft  on drum brakes without power assist, tell me the factory brake systems are truly well designed.  This makes me feel a lot more confident about my 56.

I was thinking about how the h*** they towed that giant trailer all the way UP there!    Now that you mention, yes the descent would be scary!

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Looks like the RM had a water bag on bumper, maybe a window water cooler, don't know what that item is on center hood?

 

4300 feet up, I don't know how steep the path up, but probably not the only car to make it up, & down.

 

We all know you don't have to rely totally on brakes, use a lower gear, don't ride the brakes, and do what you can to keep the speed down.

 

Many states back then forbid riders in the trailer as it was moving.

 

Dale in Indy

 

 

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It is a steep path now, and was worse before the road was modernized.  Poor 49 did not have an easy day. 

 

Could a 49 Roady be ordered with manual trans?  I doubt it could have made that hill with a Dynaflow...

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22 minutes ago, Fr. Buick said:

It is a steep path now, and was worse before the road was modernized.  Poor 49 did not have an easy day. 

 

Could a 49 Roady be ordered with manual trans?  I doubt it could have made that hill with a Dynaflow...

My first impression of the picture was:  YIKES!!

But if properly equipped (trailer brakes, load equalizing hitch, anti-sway, standard transmission, 4.XX rear gears) if would be fine.  I noticed blackwall tires on the rear...probably truck tires.

Still, if I had to go down the hill in front of it, I would want a 2 mile head start!

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6 hours ago, MrEarl said:

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Note that the biggest trailer in the park is pulled by a BUICK!

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Back when the wife sold new trucks, a GM factory rep was in town for a visit and said something very true:  Just about anything can get a trailer moving and keep it moving (especially if you don't care how fast it moves).  It's when it's time to STOP the trailer that things start to break!

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It looks like the same Buick from the first picture.  Perhaps the first trailer did not make it down the pass afterall?

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34 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

It looks like the same Buick from the first picture.  Perhaps the first trailer did not make it down the pass afterall?

I'm pretty sure it's the same Buick and same trailer. If you ask me, that trailer is every inch of 30'.  Anyone know the overall length of a '49 Roady?  I think you could get 2 of them in the length of that thing!

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56 minutes ago, SpecialEducation said:

I'm pretty sure it's the same Buick and same trailer. If you ask me, that trailer is every inch of 30'.  Anyone know the overall length of a '49 Roady?  I think you could get 2 of them in the length of that thing!

X2, I think the sun reflecting off the front of the trailer blocks out the writing over the window.   What's the car in the foreground pulling what looks like a motorcycle under a tarp?

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Same trailer... While the lighting makes the trailer logo on the front invisible, the exact same logo is visible under the large window on the side of the trailer.

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Yeah, they both say "The Magic Carpet" but additional Google searching hasn't produced more images or any more of the story for me.

 

Every time I look at that thing, I think of The Long, Long Trailer.

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That's a 34' trailer being pulled by a Merc.  Incidentally, the old flathead F*rd under the hood didn't have the guts to get the job done, so a stinkin' Lincoln had to step in for a few takes.  If they had just started with a Buick...

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