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  1. My grandfather gave me my first car on my 17th birthday in 1960. It was a 1941 Buick Super 4 door sedan. It had the compound carburetors and it would haul ass. It was bought brand new by my great aunt (his sister) and she gave it to him in 1954 when she bought a new Buick Special. When she got too old to drive she gave it to me in 1975 and I still have that car.
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  2. My wife saw this piece advertised locally, and we got the last boxed one on the shelf. What have you found?
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  3. Lots of old wives' tales here. Batteries stored on a concrete floor won't go dead, tires stored on a concrete floor won't dry out. All rumors that have persistently spread for decades but just aren't true. Also, if the concrete slab is 0 degrees, then the wood sitting on it is also going to be 0 degrees, you're not protecting your tires from cold from that particular source. Wood feels warmer than concrete, but that's just to your skin, which has moisture in it. Your car's tires won't notice the difference. Parking on wood is a non-thing, but I understand that if it's always "worked" for you,
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  4. A lot of guys are great mechanics who have had little to no formal training so at this point if someone is going to be generous enough to help me I'm not going to start asking for credentials. That may be a common practice in Vulcania but it's not cool here unless "ASE certified" stands for Avanti, Studebaker and Edsel. LOL
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  5. I use cardboard under my cars in unheated storage. Refrigerator boxes work great and absorb the oil drips nicely. The cardboard against the cement floor gets the moisture. The little ribbed area acts as an air layer and the top layer stays dry. Moving air helps prevent condensation as well and dries anything that does form. Two trains of thought on storing cars that work best. Heat it so it stays above the dew point, or keep it frozen until you are ready to take it out for the spring so it never comes up to the dew point. I prefer heat but I did store one of my cars in a dry basement of
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  6. Here is the email I got : Hello, how are you doing. I saw your post on CL yesterday and didn’t have a chance to message you until today. Anyways, I was thinking if you’d like to set a convenient time for us to meet up, with the car of course, so that I can have a personal look at the car. Will be honest though, the last time I got a car from Craigslist I got burned pretty bad and I’ve learned my lesson. I am going to have to see a car report for your car just cause a look through of the car can only do so much, and I’m pretty suspicious when dealing with cars on craigslist now. I took a look
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  7. Market values rise 30% for a Studebaker Avanti R2 according to "The Drive." www.theavanti.net/drive.html
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  8. Today (Sunday) was a dry, but dull and chilly day, at about the freezing mark here in Toronto. There had been a good rain a day or so ago, which had washed away the road salt, so I decided to take the '41 McLaughlin Buick Roadmaster to its' hometown of Oshawa for a McLaughlin Buick Club directors meeting. We meet at the former home of the man who started it all, Sam McLaughlin. The flat light was good for some photography, so I took a few pictures in front of the old coach house and stables. The car was built only 4 or 5 miles from where these pictures were taken. Keith
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  9. I despise junk regardless of where it is from.
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  10. The Roadmistress needed a good wash after a months-long slumber, and yesterday was a great day for it, weather-wise. Took her out just around downtown for a while, then mounted this near-NOS hood ornament (found mislabeled on ebay for $50) to replace the pitted original. Topped off the fluids and tires and she's ready for wintry activities, a benefit of Southern Living. TG
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  11. I agree with Mike in Colorado... Two post lifts may be great for working under vehicles, but I prefer 4 post lifts for storage. I have three 4 post lifts; two in my car barn & one in my home shop so I can still work comfortably under my cars. My home shop was my only storage until I bought property with a storage building.
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  12. Ha! Every time I feel like I want to spend some money on the Avanti I end up needing a root canal or new crown or HVAC system, etc. etc.. A man just can't get ahead these days! I haven't added it up but I'm probably at break even point myself. Of course, not that it matters to me - it'll be my widow's decision someday, because I don't ever want to sell it! I did take the old girl out yesterday, since it was calling for rain today. Man, she runs better than she ever has! Strong motor and quick acceleration - she really loves to run! I'm so happy that I fixed the carburetor gasket and the bat
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  13. Hi Wayne, Sorry no other Studebaker parts, Might be worth trying Colin Rogers of the pre50aac. cheers Si
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  14. If one has the space, BUYING now would be a good investment. Should beat bank interest all to heck. Ben
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  15. Bernie, with all the respect I owe you, I have the impression that you are unfair to most of the people looking at you posts. The diagram you posted is interesting, but how many people understand what it means? Such diagram could interest another audience: the people who modify cars with different camshaft or develop new engines. Those must have an idea what they are looking for but not those who are restoring an old car. Usually, they are happy if the engine is running the way it left the factory, whithout to go deeper in the technical characteristics.
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  16. Looks to be an interesting restoration. Will be great to follow the work being done. Hope that you keep it up to date for us to follow progress.
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  17. Jay, Check out "National Auto Tools Inc." on the web, or call them @ 1-866-563-lift. My 4 post lift is rated at 8000#. and I placed (3) 2x12 pads cut 12" square, to raise it enough to park my Expedition under. Mine arrived on a Saturday morning and I had it put together that afternoon. Been in service for 5 years now with no issues, and their price was the best I could find at the time. Current price for mine now is $1995.00 with free shipping. Mike in Colorado
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  18. That was funny.. If it does not sell I can gift it to a millennial...
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  19. I converted to Pertronix years ago when I was a lot younger and I never have to work on the distributor again.
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  20. John, What a wife to be on the look out for Buick "toys" for you. Mine usually finds a reason to look the other way. U R blest. Ed
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  21. Here is the Ebay item # for the one backup light - 161899272856 There may be others, I will look later tomorrow, and I will let you know Joe
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  22. At the last few car club meetings I have attended. I look around the room and see OLD PEOPLE --- Anyone under 60 STANDS OUT--- Now, looking at these folks around the room, I ask myself, HOW MANY of these folks are ACTIVE Old Car DRIVERS? -------- Not many-- Annual Luncheons bring out 40 or more people.. We always encourage them to drive their old cars.... Average old cars that show up-- 6. Yep-- SIX--- Owners are too frail to drive them, they don't start, are not kept in running order, no one knows how to fix them and the OWNERS DONT WANT ANYONE TO TOUCH THEM Unless that have some real STRONG
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  23. Moving at the speed of molasses on Beulah...lol. One of the two horns working, patina looks good to me and smooth as glass. Cracked windshields replaced, and upholstery ordered. My three grown sons joined me for a neighborhood drive, and had a blast until radiator fluid came pouring out of the heater under the front passenger seat. I'm tempted to just bypass it just like I did on the defroster. Also have to figure out if my speedometer just came loose or broke. I would normally be frustrated at this point, but getting behind that monster wheel and waving at everybody is just too much
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  24. Bill came to $3900. That includes pistons, rings, some new valves, head bolts, oil pump shaft, gaskets, springs, etc. Not sure how the oil pump shaft got bent. Got a used one from Meyers. Need new dist cap.....you can see arcing if the video loads. More than I was hoping for but I trust this guy and know he spent a lot of time on it. trim.B18F47CA-FB1E-45E1-A407-9D7F46229152.MOV
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  25. Sunday I drove to my Mom's house about 16 miles away. Thanksgiving Day I drove to her house again. To take her to my sister's house for Thanksgiving dinner. When we pulled away from her house, Mama exclaimed "I hope my neighbors see me in this car !"
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  26. Awesome place, check out the Buick sign in slide 12. http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/travel/image_gallery/11376449/
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  27. 1922 Vauxhall 23-60 OD touring. 4 litre overhead valve engine. 4 speed transmission, beautiful original knock off wire wheels. Excellent upholstery, top, and full side curtains. The body is fabric covered, Weyman style, and is in very good condition. Built in running board tool box with all tools. Beautiful dash with all original instruments. This car was restored and toured extensively in Australia in the 60's, 70's and 80's. In 1996 it came to Vancouver Canada and has not run since then. The engine did suffer a freezing crack on the water jacket in 1996. This has been professionally
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  28. I took all of my "36 Dodge locks to a local locksmith and he made new keys and freed up frozen locks for under $50.00. I don't understand why some of these specialty shops charge so much or have that attitude that they are the only ones that can do it. i asked one guy about his high prices and he stated "because I can!" It's a shame to see folks treated this way and it seems that you see more and more of it lately. Hope you guys get your issues resolved.
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  29. Daddy bought the Roadmaster in 1970 for $300 He drove it everyday to work and back for two years. Then we cleaned up the interior, had it painted and replated the bumpers. Dad and the Roadmaster at a car show in Columbus Georgia 1976 Dad in the straw hat. Proudly showing and telling about his Buick. 2010 In 2000 we did a second restoration, repaint , replaced about 40% of the interior . Replate of the bumpers Dad passed away October 2011. He left the car to me. It's the first Buick I've owned. It's the only Buick I've owned
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  30. WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! Your engine is telling you that the 20W/50 oil is way too heavy in a tight newly rebuilt engine. YOU ARE DAMAGING IT ! The definitive article on engine oil selection is a very popular work by Richard Widman. Title : "Selection of the Right Motor oil for Flat Tappet Engines" , a 33 page masterpiece. He is a genius lubricant rep who has written a laymans guide which has been distilled from API and SAE tech papers. On page 5 , you will see that you are operating out of the protection envelope , and should be running a much thinner conventional oil for break in. Perh
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  31. 1956 Century Estate Wagon w/aftermarket under dash AC - $800 $650 $500 SOLD
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