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  1. The size of the certificate has already been decided. It is 11" x 17" and it is already at the print shop. Though the smaller 11" x 14" size is a more common size and it's easy to find cheap frames for that size at Target, Walmart, etc., the 11"x17" is not an odd size. Affordable pre-made 11"x17" frames can be easily found at many stores or ordered on the internet. What determined the size of the certificate is not how cheaply it could be framed, but that the larger 11"x17" certificate looks more impressive, befitting a 100-year-old Buick. For any of you BCA members who own one of these great old cars and receive a certificate in the mail, if you choose to frame it, I'll bet money that the frame is BY FAR the cheapest part of your ownership!
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  2. Here's an FYI for all you nailhead junkies. The bore diameters are the same for the nailhead 401 and the Buick 430, and the nailhead 425 and the Buick 455. Only the strokes are different. The rings are the exactly the same/configuration. So if you can't find those 0.030" over 401 rings, look for some 0.030" over 430 rings.
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  3. Saturday April 2nd the Mason-Dixon Chapter had a tour near Sharpsburg MD. Most thought it was too early in the season to bring out their cars. But we drove "Lucy" our 1937. We had good company with a 1930 Franklin and a 1931 Ford at the Rural Heritage Museum. It has about 30 cars on display. 5 locally made. 2 Dagmars, 2 Pope Tribunes from Hagerstown and A Crawford from Martinsburg WV. .
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  4. 1939 Buick Special Business Coupe.
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  5. I know you all have photos of your cars. Done or not. Show them off. Here is my '65.
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  6. The Eastern National Spring Meet will be held on May 19th - May 21st at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville N.J. We will be offering two hours of track time on Fri. night which is included in your registration.The meet along with Judging school, Membership Roundtable,Judging Breakfast and the Closing Banquet and Awards Ceremony will be all held at the Motorsports Park complex. There will be self-guided tours on Fri. to attend. We will have maps and info for Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, Millville Army Air Field Museum, The Matchbox Museum and The Bellview Winery. Our Drop- dead Deadline for Vehicle and Judges Registration is APRIL 19th.
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  7. Browsing the Craigs' Lists tonight. I defy anyone to find a nicer 1955 Roadmaster anywhere near this price. If this car isn't sold by this weekend, then something is wrong with the old car market. Look at the condition for the price the seller is asking. Everything looks correct and original to me. Who says you have to spend $10,000 to get a nice, showable, driveable mid-1950s car? https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/5521543922.html Not mine, but is very tempting.
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  8. He's calling that a century, but there's only three holes.... Better check the body tag.
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  10. Then let some air out! Just because they can take 120 psi, it doesn't mean you have to run them like that. The Monroes want 20 psi min, and that's a pretty stock feel. Monroe also has non-adjustable coil-overs (58567).
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  11. I thought it was funny. Probably should have mentioned it but....
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  12. I got this in Munich from an old mechanic His family had a shop since WWI Just thought I'd share the photos with you all Anyone have any information on it or it's operation ? Thank you here it is:
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  13. While I'm 14 years away from being eligible, it's nice to see this get done. I do have one suggestion, make the certificate 11" x 14". I've spent a fair amount of time around picture framing and will attest that this size will give the recipient a lot more off-the-shelf options. "11 x 17" is not as commonly available, particularly if matting is wanted.
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  14. Your local library probably has city directories. Since you have the address of the building, you can see the names of the businesses there at the time each city directory was published. Looking though various years, you can then tell when the business changed names, or changed entirely. Maybe the dealership even had an ad in the directory. If your library has all the old Oxnard phone books, they will have listings (and ads) too. Another source: Google Images probably has an old photograph or two of the dealership!
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  15. Next stop is Hawaii.. My wife would love to look at this darrin ... To bad this one will not get done...
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  16. There's a site called Shorpy that features historic pictures. Worth a try.
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  17. https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/5528471483.html Not mine, but very rare and appears to be very solid. Just realized this is in Idaho, not Arkansas. I saw the town listed as Mountain Home, which is a town in Arkansas, but also apparently in Idaho. Correction made to posting title.
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  18. I will be there with the rest of you knuckleheads. I just have to get Beulah (the 1925) to cooperate. I know that Joan can drive the 1937 up but I am still plotting as to how I will get the 1925 there.
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  19. The car from which all of the measurements were taken and photographed was Ed and Sherry Pentico's 1964 Diplomat blue with the super wildcat motor. Here's one of the models with which I had the most fun.
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  20. I know what you mean !! Those Chevy people are so lucky to have a catalog like that .
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  21. I guess that I should add that up here a "soda" was something that a person ordered at an ice cream parlor or soda fountain in days long past. A soda would have been made of carbonated water, ice cream and flavoring, like chocolate or strawberry, etc. So, in this part of the country the word soda continued to have that meaning even though I have no idea where I would go these days to order a soda.
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  22. Got new bearing and now the car shifts!
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  23. MAN OH MAN, NO, NO, WOMEN OH WOMEN, I sure do love that GS-X with BLACK tires, " BLACK TIRES MATTER ". Dale in Indy
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  24. My 1913 Model 31 Buick at Pearson Airpark.
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  25. I would replace all the pads - Trans pad AND thrust pad, plus engine mounts. I think that will cure your problem, and makes a big difference how the car goes into gear.
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  26. Whee! Now back to our regularly scheduled "programming". Ben
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  27. Hi Dave, I have always been inclined to mount WW's on my vintage cars especially rag tops but there is something sinister about black walls on this car that I like. I think of it as the early muscle car it is and in that regard WW's are a bit too charming. I heard a great line about WW's on a formal car being akin to wearing a black tux with sneakers. I have skirts for it but not sure I will mount them as they have a cruiser look and I am not into the Fulton sun visor, skirts, twin spotlights and wide white wall look for this ride. That's why I will keep the black rims and not go with the popular red. Red is just too cute on a 66S...for me anyway. Here is what it looked like when I first saw it, the photo is from the seller last year.
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  28. I hope everyone who has been working away over the winter on their projects are getting close to their goal of a road ready car for Spring. I got my 41 66S into the shop at the beginning of February for a phase one going over. The right side fenders got swapped out as well as the hood for starters. Fresh cooling system with modern core and lots of tidying up of fragile wiring loom etc etc. I also removed from just the front right side front suspension and frame almost 40 lbs of Pacific Northwest mud asphalt, volcanic ash and two S&W shell casings. I actually weighed it out on the shop scale. Almost ready to slap the historic plates on it. Waiting on the under seat heater cores to be re soldered. She still is sitting on jacks until the heater is re installed.
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  29. Hi! Here's my baby living in Moscow, Russia... More pictures available on the instagram @autoheritage.ru
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  30. Living the Dream: 1968, previously one owner, factory triple-black GS Riviera with rare script deluxe interior.
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  31. Entry fee, good description!
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  32. Beautiful job. Almost makes me want to do one of mine. But the 70* weather yesterday calls me to drive em another year, and let the kids worry about restoration when/if they get em.
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  33. 2016.04.01 update Discovered something surprising when I began assembling the front brakes. The adjusters for the front and rear brakes are not identical... The front adjuster "yokes" have a wider slot to accommodate the thicker, front brake shoe plates. Had to disassemble both rear rear brakes to get the wider adjuster components for the front drums. Minor inconvenience...and a new lesson learned. Front spindle with brakes installed and ready for bearing & hub installation.Each fastener is marked with a paint dot after final torque check is complete. All buttoned up with bearings adjusted. Final brake adjustment will be done after the system has been filled with brake fluid and the e-brake system is complete. New upper control arm shafts were installed with the same number of shims at each position; close enough to get it to an alignment rack. Mounted front wheels and tires to be able to move the frame as needed. No steering linkage is installed, just a length of tubing to keep the wheels parallel to each other. Now for some fun...sliding the rear axle & torque tube assembly into the frame. Connected to the winch and ready to roll off the ramps: Rolled the frame into the driveway and lifted the back end of the frame to clear the rear springs. Jacked up the front end and pulled the wood cart out from beneath the suspended frame: A few minutes later, it's back on the rack and ready for fuel and brake systems: Changing the subject...pics from the media blaster: There are more floor pan repairs required than I anticipated, but I think it looks great!
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  34. Getting the spring just right will be a lot of work. On a 56, you get nice shock mounts- I would just add in adjustable coil overs. I bet you could find a set that fit the existing shock mounts.
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  35. Now I feel bad!!! A couple more photos for you to enjoy - top down. My favourite photo is the last in black and white - taken from a friends 38 Plymouth business coupe as he managed to pass.
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  36. 41 buick special , my families baby .
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  37. Hmm, don't know if I should talk about my addiction. Luckily my wife ( she who must be obeyed ) points out on occasion the shed is full and something needs to go so I move on. I particularly like restoring Roadsters and Convertible Coupes ( but haven't restricted myself to only soft tops ). My first Buick Roadster was a 1928 Standard 28-24X - Flint built RHD ( as opposed to Holden bodied ) Then I restored a Holden bodied 1930 Buick Series 40 sedan and a modern car - a 1950 Super Jetback Sedanet Then along came an unrestored and very rare 1934 Series 40 Roadster ( Holden bodied ) which I thought should be restored. This is when I got a reminder about how many cars can one person have!! So off went the 28-24X to a new owner in the UK, needless to say I miss it. But this softened the blow somewhat and kept me off the streets for a couple of years. Great car, fast and nimble and had absolutely no problem driving in modern traffic - excellent mechanical brakes ( there's a secret to those when restoring ) and I travelled over 5000 miles in it. BUT, along came a 1936 Century Convertible Coupe. It was neglected and needed a helping hand - so, with an understanding wife it came home. I worked on it for a few years and when it neared completion a few hints suggested I might have a car too many ( can that happen? ). So off went the 34 Roadster to a new owner over east where it continues to be well used and now I am hitting the road in this. Now I have a real dilemma. I have a 1929 Master 29-54CCX sitting in the shed. Another big restoration but I have picked up a few critical spares for it. I'm tinkering at the moment but it may be time to get stuck into this in earnest - One day it could look like this We'll see!! AND Mr EARL - you want a pre war convertible don't you?
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  38. Drop the pan. This is what I found when I dropped mine. Didn't have an oil pressure problem either but the pickup was pretty clogged too. And it gives you a chance to make it nice and pretty !
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  39. Here are some pics of my 38 Special
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  40. My 73 Fresh off a "Do Over". You know how it goes, 4 Years later I'm happy with results. I've had Tails all my life as well as a few 2nd Gens. I'm still amazed at the amount of picking that has to be done, Seem like it will never be totally done. There is always something to make it better. My main goal was to have it done in time for the Nationals to get back to the East Coast. Still a bit of a drive from Conn, to Va. but we're good to go. The Motor Pic was just after putting it in, still needed some finish work under the Hood. Still trying to find some Tower Clamps that actually work ! Anybody?
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  41. JZRIV and Rob J, great stories. Unclebuck, I love the colour of your 64 what is it? Here are my two, 62,000 mile 53 in Verde Green (Green Green?) over Osage Cream and 40,000 mile 65 in Midnight Aqua. I've since put correct size tyres on the 65.
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  42. Here's my 63 but I no longer own it, it is somewhere in California...
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