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  1. I was driving my 55 Chrysler yesterday and a couple of kids were fascinated by my older car. It was like something that they had never seen. I though about when I was about 10 and a neighbor was driving his 1919 touring car back and forth from Florida. Wow was that ancient! Now that I think about it, it was only 41 years old and my 55 is 60 years old. Now a days, I think of a 1975 as a used car, not an antique. The highlight of my day was when I stopped to see a new train depot that was just built in a neighboring town ,and to admire the new train service in my area.While I was lookin
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  2. I didn't open you post at first, I would like to see what the person is looking for listed in the title. But enough of that, I do have the exact demonstration item you are talking about. They were made of plastic and got very brittle with time. I don't think many survived. I will try to locate and test my skills on posting a picture. Steve F
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  3. Electra will stay in CA during the winter; plans for a next road trip are already in progress for June '16. With Buick greeting:
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  4. Never give up !! https://www.facebook.com/districtspeedfans/videos/930675726982987/
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  5. In approx. 1953-54 Buick sent to my fathers dealership a HAND HELD working display piece of a DYNAFLOW transmission/converter. It was approx. 8-10" in diameter, was made of clear see-thru plastic, filled with colored water, and had a hand crank on one side, and a knob on the other. You would crank the handle, while holding the knob on the other, and you could feel the movement thru such. You could see the fins/turbine thru the clear plexi. It was a cool piece, have never seen another, but would like to find, or at least see a picture of one. Hoping someone has knowledge of this. Tha
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  6. Due to too many parents just letting kids run wild with no supervision and no manners or consideration for other's property.
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  7. Was your father from Tyrone, Pa. A few years ago we visited a gentlemen that had one on display. If I remember correctly, He won it when he was 16.
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  8. Owner of 1990 coupe. Not as technical as the rest of the forum gurus here. But I live in Texas currently and had these same issues. Would start great in the morning but would not again till night time when it was cooler outside. Not the best conditions here. So after reading the forum and the Reatta repair website which I love and has been very helpful. Came to the conclusion it was my ICM. I could see some green "slime" coming out around the edges and leaking onto the ground plate. This prevented a "hot" start. As the day warms up so does the "slime". Thanks to Rockauto for a great deal on
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  9. At least I saw your advice before buying anything. With that, I'll probably button it up as-is, since what I think I need at this point is brakes enough to drive it around the block to check the condition of the transmission, etc. If something big is wrong with the transmission, I'll have another path to go down for a while before really needing brakes.
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  10. Crater Lake: Beautiful highway 27 to Bowman dam (video): Visitor on the hood near Crecent City, CA Golden Gate bridge:
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  11. changing the waterpump was the only other repair I had to make. Finally drove almost 6,000mls (engine used less than a quart oil). We had a great trip. Wild fires in the NW caused smoke so we didn't see much of the mountains. A few more photos (to keep it Buick related I only choose the one with the Electra). A 71 Electra FS; (never seen a 71 with louvres in the hood, but it turned out early production 71's had them): At Ryan dam, Great Falls, MT: On our way to a ghost town the road was blocked due to ongoing SAR ops... missing hiker near Elkhorn, MT (ghost town) found alive thanks
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  12. Ya I ordered one of those remotes for my '90 vert a couple of months ago, and it went well. I find it interesting that the remote locks were standard equipment on the Reatta but weren't even available on the '87-'93 Cadillac Allantes that cost $20,000 more when they were new. Also the late '80's Eldos didn't even have that available. Nice job there GM!
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  13. As always if it ain't broke don't fix it......................Bob
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  14. I am in Sacramento. I have earilier DB in my truck and It is a DA-6. Chrysler Corp. took over Dodge Bros in the late 20's. Your engine is quite different then my DA-6. Be sure and check out the Northern CA chapter of the Dodge Bros Cub. There are members in the bay area with similiar cars.
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  15. Ordered the remotes through the Reatta store and used the procedure to get them set up. Went flawlessly....power door locks are still a little sticky on occasion and the Alarm system is a bit twitchy but I'm very pleased. Another non function bites the dust!
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  16. There were numerous companies 'fern that made coupes, although you mention low price, that might not be the case if that's a qualifier. Jaguar is the first that comes to mind, since Unimog John on these forums owns a beautiful one. Porsche, Ferrari, Fiat, Aston Martin, to name a few. Nash Healey if you want a half-foreign! Another little known half breed was the Cunningham, with American chassis but Italian coachwork. I did the upholstery in a Cunningham coupe, complete with a leather headliner. For a big guy like me, it was quite a feat working inside that little car....
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  17. It looks happier! The 60's are so nice!!!
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  18. I am going to agree with what has been said already. 10K is probably top of the market and may take some work to get.
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  19. Update: Replaced the air filter housing and honeycomb screen on intake. Plugged in the MAF and cranked it up. Runs sweet again, MAF apparently not damaged. Moral of the story: Engine will not run right and MAF CANNOT READ CORRECTLY IF THE HONEYCOMB SCREEN IS MISSING OR DAMAGED OR UPSETS THE LAMINAR AIR FLOW ACROSS THE SENSOR. Cause of air filter fire not determined.
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  20. Hello fellow Buick enthusiasts! Ready for a long-overdue update!? So, the frame is completely stripped now and ready to be sand blasted! There is some damage from a past fender bender that will need to be addressed but, aside from that, she is in great shape. Sand blasting has been put on hold until my F-250 is back from the shop. Things were moving slowly there for a bit, so I decided to go ahead and send the radio off to be restored. The work was done by Bob's Radio & TV in Oceano, CA and they did a fabulous job! FM and AUX was added but you'd never know by the look of
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  21. Members all! Final Chapter to the steering worm saga. A machinist friend was able to polish the worm slightly. We then rotated the the worm gear 180 degrees ( so it is touching with teeth not yet worn). Further noting the sequence of holes in the mounting hub, we discovered that the boss was an eccentric and rotation allowed a tighter alignment on the sector. After this learning process, the result has removed the excess travel in steering and original performance obtained. Sometimes experience is a wonderful teacher! Gary Gates
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  22. Brett, Yes and no. The plastic piece I cut out was a piece of cake because I used one ot those high-speed ossillating tools. If you or anyone else does this , you need to take care to avoid hitting the wire bundles behind the plastic being removed. As careful as I was, I stil managed to cut into three of the wires which needed spliced together again. I used crimp on connectors becacuse it's what I had on hand and the wires were such that I could pull very little slack from them so as to move them more out in the open so to work on them easier. Just don't cut them and it'll be on less thing y
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  23. I don't think it really is an issue. For me, I enjoy the driving experience, and sharing the car with others. While I like my cars as nice as possible, I usually put a "Do Not Judge" sign on my car.
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  24. Drove around town yesterday, OK. 150 mile trip today, still OK. Looks like the pump may have fixed it for now. Just a reminder, this is not a Reatta, it is a 1998 Olds 88 3800. I cannot find a pressure switch and O'Reilly does not list a switch for this model.
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  25. I have a pair of fender skirts and an exterior sun visor for my '38 Century. Not sure what to ask, but will probably price them too low. How about $400 for all, plus shipping. Excellent condition, but don't care to use them.
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  26. There are many places to advertise a car for sale, as people have begun to point out. The foremost place for buying and selling cars, for many years, has been Hemmings Motor News, which is a monthly magazine with at least 700 pages of classified ads for cars and parts for sale. Their internet site, www.hemmings.com , parallels the magazine, and has more cars for sale than any other website I know. There are many other websites in the fragmented internet world, such as www.autotraderclassics.com and www.cars-for-sale.com. Your local paper is likely the worst place to advertise, since its
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  27. Am I having Deja Vu or did we just do this thread regarding brass cars?
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  28. Trimacar is correct. Packard prices are not going down. There were a few sales in the last three months that were 3.7 and 4.2 million. Good stuff is not going to get cheaper. Run of the mill and junior series cars will probably keep up with inflation. Find something you like and can afford now, life is short, and we never know what tomorrow will bring. Ed.
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