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  1. Neat story on a seldom seen car- especially in this part of the world! http://www.yourgv.com/lifestyles/county_life/article_2fcf3a34-40e8-11e5-976d-170c357be44e.html When I first met James a few years back I saw the four rings on the grille and thought Audi. That's when I was introduced to the AutoUnion DKW 900. Fascinating car and this one is restored to very high standards. Now who would have ever thought a car like this would surface out in the hinterlands of Southern Vajenya, where the most common collector cars are Fords and Chevrolets? And since the lesser-quality Fords & Che
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  2. Thanks to all who expressed an interest - She is going to a good home, I think! New Photos Added and Price Lowered (down from $6800). I think this is a great buy at this price and I am hopeful that someone on this forum will purcahse the car. If not, it will go on to Ebay or be put up for auction elseware. I offered up this car for sale a year ago without success. Now I am more serious and have posted it to Craigslist and may consider trying Ebay. But, I wanted to make sure that the true Reatta affectionados on this forum also have a "chance to take a look". This is an incredibly ni
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  3. Finally got around to having the door panels remade on the ol' Special! It had the original ones when I got the car, but with the carboard all falling apart and the color faded, I ordered new material and had a local friend down the road make up some new ones. These i cut out of wood paneling instead of cardboard. I tried to keep the orignal style but with a better touch and with a foam padding. I am very pleased with how they turned out! Some before and after pictures:
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  4. Well shoot - that was almost too easy. Had first engine start last night, after what was reported to me as around 30 years since last run. Actually started it 3x. A couple of days ago, when I put the rebuilt starter in, I was disappointed that the starter would make about half a turn of the crank and bog down. I could turn it by hand by the nut on the front pulley, so it wasn't jammed or anything. I pulled the plugs out. MUCH easier to turn. So it's getting bogged down on compression. I took that as a good sign - that it's got at least some compression. So I pulled it through by h
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  5. Thanks retirednow. I didn't realize that the smaller straight 8 used a 2 piece rather than a 3 piece manifold. I know the 3 piece is the one prone to cracks in the exhaust side but I'm not familiar with the likelihood of cracks in the 2 piece. The one I have doesn't seem to have any so perhaps it will be of some interest to someone if I post it for sale. Thanks again, Alan
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  6. The show will be open to the Public on Saturday and there will be an admission charge, donated to charity, for same. You MUST be a member of the Buick Club to participate for the week and display your car.
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  7. Was kicking around Hobby Lobby last night after dropping off some framing work and noticed the AMT 1964 Avanti kit has been reissued in its original box design. Think Polar Lights or Round 2 Models bought up the tooling for those great 60s model kits. Wish I had time, patience and eyesight to build models again! They don't cost as much nor take up as much space as real cars, and I can have all the cars I've always wanted! Like a 64 Avanti!
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  8. Thanks guys, I feel like I've come home. I spent some time out in the garage tonight, just shifting stuff around so that it makes a little more sense. Baby steps, but many wise folks have said on these pages that any progress on a daily basis will eventually result in a good outcome.
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  9. Well I once again made the trek to Gibson's and went harness hunting. I went through the Cadillacs, Pontiac's, Olsdmobile's, Buick's and Lincolns. Cars of our vintage are getting crushed and parts are getting hard to come by. I did not go through the foriegn cars. I found two leads and one is going to John [from a Cadillac] and the other is going to Kevin [from a Lincoln]. The plugs are interchangeable [from GM to Lincoln] but the "lock tabs are different. The Lincoln uses a lock tab similar to the ones used on our Reattas. The Cadillac plug uses a formed wire to lock the plug onto the switc
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  10. I think a lot of people would be interested in your decals. They look great. Post an advertisement in the Buy/Sell forum so everyone will know you have them for sale and see how it goes. Everyone needs the decals so demand isn't going to be a problem. It's just a matter of you being able to price them so the average Reatta owner can justify spending the money on his daily driver. If the price is right I think they will sell like hotcakes. Otherwise putting them on a rebuilt switch may be the best way to go. No matter if they sell or not I appreciate your efforts to make another aftermarket
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  11. Re John and Matt's comments. I totally agree. I also collect wooden. Duck decoys. As soon as there is a television show that a collector bought a decoy for $50 and sold it for $1000 everybody thinks their decoys in the garage are worth a thousand dollars. Many times they are hunting birds worth $25 but try to convince the seller about their real worth. After that they sit and rot because he has a fictitious number lodged in his brain. The same with cars ! Wayne
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  12. On possible modification of the 322: The offenhauser catalog shows a dual four-barrel intake manifold available. Might (or might not, don't know) be difficult to find. If you can find one, definately would be easier to set up a set of quads than change the drive-train. And while three two-barrels are eye-candy, dual four-barrels WORK as well as eye-candy. Throw on a repro Ford (mill off the FoMoCo) air cleaner with the aluminum top (polish), and the 322 would look pretty snazzy! Jon.
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  13. Awesome road report!!! Those are some Buickful pictures!!! Glad you got to see Yellowstone Park in the sunshine! It poured when we were driving through. Yellowstone lake is worth the trip by itself. Wishing you the best of luck on your journey, and looking forward to more pictures...
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  14. More good news today. Early last week I contacted the Kansas Department of Revenue in an effort to discover all who owned the car prior to my grandpa. I sent them a check for $25, and they performed a microfiche search. Turns out that the car was brought into Kansas, used, from Missouri in January of 1963. They sent me grainy copies of all title transfers starting on that date. One includes the name and address of the last Missouri owner. Tonight I contacted the Missouri Department of Revenue in hopes they can help me trace the owners back to new. I'll keep my fingers crossed that they have a
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  15. You are a patient man! 9 years between original request and first bump! Good luck in your quest......
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  16. Kudos for your continued work to get another one back on the road!
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  17. Back when the National Meet Committee was an idea, I assume the reason for the idea was because Chapters stopped bidding to do the work. Why the Chapters stopped bidding, I do not know. But, as I understand it, at that time certain Chapters were asked to do the Meets because of their experience and a lack of Chapter bids. With the absence of local Chapter involvement eventually the National Meet Committee idea was incorporated into our Club. And the National Meet Committee IS a success in that, after Concord NC, there would not have been ANY National Meet without the work of the committee,
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  18. Well, first of all, The AACA forum is not yet using the very latest version of IP.Board, nor am I at my hobby forum. Version 4 of IP.Board was officially released a month or so ago, after a three+ year development and beta process. Many users of IP.Board are waiting before upgrading, for reasons I likely don't have to mention to an experienced guy like yourself. Whether version 4 has ditched the use of Flash for the advanced uploader, I do not know. I can say that the advanced uploader works very well. As to the vulnerabilities Flash might have, I've not seen any issues on my end, but then I
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  19. A great set up to exercise his collection without ever having to take them onto public streets
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  20. thank you but the picture was there a month. this piece broke last week wanting to plug something. I do not ais choice but to change this piece . thank you
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  21. Thanks, Mr. Earl. It is quite rare, in fact there is not another known to exist. The body number is 8, and the chassis number is a bit over halfway through the run for '41s in Canada, so if one extrapolates that, there were 15 or so made. We do not know if this is accurate, as GM of Canada discarded all of their old records many years ago. I was President of the McLaughlin Buick Club of Canada for 10 years, and none of the long time members had ever seen another either. All that said, it is virtually identical to the US model, 76S, though there are a couple of minor trim differences on Canad
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  22. The last vehicle I sold, I did it myself. Hooked up my buddy's enclosed trailer, and a couple of good friends and saw the great northwest tourist sites. Great time! There are great services out there but nothing like 'do it yourself'. Good day.
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