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  1. Great article in the May Bugle by Jack Gerstkemper. I thought I'd add some of my photo's that I took there. (The black & grey '41 Sedanette is mine, still have it, and the factory buildings in the background of some of the photo's is the original AC Spark Plug factory, which was demolished a few years later). Dave
    7 points
  2. I have decided, in my 2nd [or 3rd] childhood, to "HOP UP" a 263 for my '50. The plan is custom pistons for a bore as large as practical. Cam grind for better performance. A little head work. To start of, I acquired a 1951 263 from Evan Ritter over in East Texas. It has been sitting in his shop for several years. He said 17. It is from a Dynaflow car, but he had a standard crank. I will need a Bell Housing and flywheel. Looks like that will come from Pete Phillips. Need a few lifters, fortunately, Bill Stoneberg came to the rescue. Pictures of the Engine as found. A little gr
    5 points
  3. I am driving the Buick "Bug" in these pictures. Also the black 32 Model 97 was mine, Joe Taubitz
    4 points
  4. Here's a few more photo's of some of the Buicks that were at the show. Wonder where they are now. If I remember, A Buick photographer took individual photo's of each car. They developed the 35mm slides in time to use at the awards banquet to show the cars that received awards. The banquet was held at the IMA auditorium which was later converted to a theme park called Auto World. Later the auditorium was demolished to make room for expansion of the U of M Flint campus. I believe that a full set of the individual photo's of all of the cars at this meet exists in the Sloan Museum.
    4 points
  5. I liked the picture of the "Old Guy" in the Bug......... and they are both still around.
    3 points
  6. I was the head of the Chuys team doing that in Austin when they started. The cars were trash that I found to do it to, and most were heavily fiberglassed. Not saying it was right, but not restorable cars. I also made sure the hubcaps they put up in the hubcap room were unusable.
    3 points
  7. Precious little vegetation on the trees so far in this part of the world, but we've had a nice day touring through the Niagara area and the scenic town of Niagara on the Lake. Went through a bunch of bugs last night on the way here, as you can see by the picture of the front on the car. Proves my car is driven! We stopped to take a few pictures of the whirlpool, which is downstream a few miles from the Falls themselves. As the name implies the current and he bend of the river forces the flow to swirl around the basin. The cable car gives a great view, if you're not afraid of t
    3 points
  8. My name is Jan and some of you might now me from the 1954 Buick forum. I've got a 1954 Buick Special Riviera, which was my kick-start for the Buick hobby. I didn't had much time to drive her in the past years, because of another project. After I bought my 54 Buick, I met MrEarl and we started the 54 Buick Highway at www.1954buick.com. Besides that I collected everything that was for sale about 54 Buicks. That was the beginning of the reference part of the forum. Some sellers had packages of old Buick stuff, plus I started to take a look at other model years, too. Today,
    2 points
  9. Thanks for the kind words - I very much appreciate them! Its great to see you having fun with the website!
    2 points
  10. Well, this will be GOOD one to follow. Are you going to DUAL CARB it? At such a young age, YOU will do just fine. I will be a nice guy, and not kid you so hard, Dale in Indy
    2 points
  11. The owner of the website had posted an introduction to his new site earlier down in the Garages and Memorabilia forum. I will move it up to General for better exposure and pin it for a time.
    2 points
  12. I need a little help with date/age of this automobile. Its all mostly there plus many extras.. like motor parts and headlights. Located in Mississippi. Looks like some type of deliver truck or something along that lines. I can take other pics as requested. Plus I need to dig boxes of others parts out of shed to photograph. Any info would be helpful. The poor thing is just rotting away sitting in the southern humidity. It was under some protective cover but that has gave way and fallen over. Luckily it didnt fall on this piece of history.
    1 point
  13. So I go to this Mexican restaurant to meet some friends and....
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  15. Beautiful spring day and had a Kodak moment with my son's 1953 Special and my 1956 Century wagon. Quite a change in style in just 3 years.
    1 point
  16. OK, so the movie didn't come out until 66, but it pretty much describes this car. This is the second of the cars I purchased as group from my Father-in-law's estate. The 54 Roadmaster has been mentioned elsewhere. I've always loved 1st gen Rivieras, but lots of things show that this might not be 'the one'. The car does have AC, but not much else in the way of upgrades. The good - Its shiny and red! (the original color was a maroon). The seats look like they might be originals in good condition. The motor is the original 401. Obviously it has been worked o
    1 point
  17. http://www.prestonopportunities.com/
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  18. The belt bypasses the compressor completely.
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  19. Thanks Lamar! :-) And thank you for supporting me over the years! You're right, the launch of the website is just the beginning. I have thousands of items I'm going to share. Currently I'm working on the records containing radio commercials. The one for 1957 is just awesome!
    1 point
  20. I upgraded the MC in my '37 Special to a two reservoir unit from an early '70s Buick. I had to move the MC onto the other side of the frame X and modify the pedal some. I also had to make a new push rod and a plate to mount the MC. It helped that the body wasn't on the frame.
    1 point
  21. I would test the extra parts you bought [not the Teves brake system] to be sure they work. Nothing like having a problem, thinking you have replacement parts to install, but not having them be in working order. All it does is make the repair trail harder to follow. However good score.
    1 point
  22. It seems prewar Buicks were much better represented in that first meet.
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  23. By the way, Joe Taubitz (the OLD GUY) was the first Director of the Buicktown Chapter in 1972.
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  24. The 62 SD that I showed in Virginia Beach last year is an excellently done fully restored vehicle that has no sanctioned race history although it certainly had some street race history down in Florida I am sure. The car is legally tagged and insured in the state of Maryland. I drove it onto the show field admittedly with fouled plugs and the carbs not adjusted properly for the event. Maryland has some strict rules governing tagging or the ability to tag certain types of vehicles. The very simple conclusion, it is a limited production vehicle Pontiac sold and I believe they didn't have a warra
    1 point
  25. So is base/clear coat, and no date codes on glass, and "cadmium" rattle can paint etc etc etc that the AACA turns a blind eye to...............Bob
    1 point
  26. No worse than seeing the head of some magnificent animal nailed to a wall.................Bob
    1 point
  27. It was nice seeing you again today. Great photos! I did not take my camera today so I just took a few quick phone photos to get an overview. I should have remembered my camera today but having to leave at 6:30 am to get there in time for the board meeting I was not thinking about a camera. I have an identical typo on mine so I suspect all of the HPOF plaques are like that.
    1 point
  28. Yes, a 1936 Chevrolet master Deluxe... seen in this picture and must have come off of the other?
    1 point
  29. My '57 Model 73 Roadmaster Riviera Sedan, a driver, at the Caroilnas Aviation Museum with a Piedmont Airlines DC-3.
    1 point
  30. G body forums will be very helpful for your car. Found this list of color codes and manufacturers' paint codes with a search for Olds interior color codes: 1983 -1984: ***Dark Maple 77 (81-84) Ditzler #: S.G.: 72415 L.G.: 72435 Dupont #: S.G.: D8391 or Dupont #: S.G.: C8115 L.G.: C8129 W12A7298 S.G. W5A7298 flat Medium MapleDitzler #: S.G.: 72568 Very Dark Maple W12A8284 S.G. W5A8284 flat Here's a link to the thread on the "gbodyolds" forum: http://www.gbodyolds.com/forum/showthread.php?240-78-88-Cutlass-Interior-Color-RPO-Code-Index I find this forum to
    1 point
  31. I'd like to congratulate Jan on the Grand Opening of HOMETOWN BUICK and say well done sir. I have known of the project for several years but must admit am truly amazed at the finished product. But knowing Jan as I do I am sure there will be even more to come in the way of updates and new features. I feel we are privileged to have been selected by Jan as a venue for opening and hosting his new site. The features and amount of material he has allowed FREE access to is quite spectacular. The books and literature he offers for sale are all top quality print and material. It is a joy to see this yo
    1 point
  32. http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_79498-Buick-Roadmaster-76-C-1952.html http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_79503-Buick-Special-46-R-1956.html http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_79476-Buick-Super-1947.html http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_79476-Buick-Super-1947.html
    1 point
  33. Nice collections...I didn't see any like this, so I thought I'd share...my only keychain. I bought it to use but it's too nice! -Frank
    1 point
  34. Yea the guy that runs that site, posted a link in a thread about paint color. It IS a very cool site though!
    1 point
  35. Yes, Murco, the Hildebrand products are expensive. The solder paste I bought before from Castolin was, in relation to the quantity, less expensive, but after 2 years the product was no more good. Vinegar is a good product to remove unwanted residues from silver soldering; then I'm using sand paper to have a decent surface. On the present model, I'm using industrial 2-K primer; it the paint is thin enough, it's giving a nice surface. If you are looking at some pictures (engine and frame for example), the primer I used is from Duplicolor. Easier to apply (no tool to clean after use),
    1 point
  36. Paulie, have a look at the one on the left: the blades are not quite the way I expected! Glad you like each new post!
    1 point
  37. Thanks keiser31! If your body would be reduced at this scale, you would find many, many errors and strange things. Fortunately, without a magnifying glass, the result is decently looking! Now that the windows are moving with an electric motor, I should begin with the inside trim. This requires that the model has to be disassembled for practical reasons. To retard this event, I'm doing parts which will be used much later. For example, the A/C outlet grilles. They are located into the ceiling; I'm adding a picture from a real one. Those grilles are really small with the necessar
    1 point
  38. "in a flat bed Ford slowing down to take a look at me"...
    1 point
  39. Do Baby Pictures count, Mr. Earl? These are my babies. I aspire one day to being the father again of a real live Opel. 1960 Rekord Car A Van 1962 Rekord Car A Van, similar to my first car (at age 15), a '65 Car A Van. A '60 Kapitan and '58 Rekord, for the record... TG
    1 point
  40. I like 'em in all scales, but the focus has been on 1/43rd scale since the early '80's. Some people have thousands, I just have hundreds going back to my first Matchbox cars in 1964 which I still have; the '58 Cadillac Fleetwood and Bedford dump truck. One of the first Models of Yesteryear I got was the R-R Sliver Ghost (nudge, nudge Keiser31), now proudly displayed with many others. I regret the ones I wrecked, shot with BB guns or obliterated with firecrackers. Sure wish I hadn't wrecked all the original Hot Wheels! With the dizzying array of what's ava
    1 point
  41. I know the feeling very well, I myself almost feel bored at times I have been collecting and restoring Chevrolet's for almost 40 years. I spcifically was involved with same 4 years of production. I felt there was not much to learn or see, an even contemplated getting out of the hobby. While I still stayed with Chevrolet's I bought one 30 years older then the ones I collected and it freshened things up. I was fortunate that I had both the space and money to keep my other cars, The change was good for me. I ended up selling that car realizing it was not my cup of tea, and I appreciated the ones
    1 point
  42. I have an 89 Caprice Classic in mint condition and I love it! Rides like a Caddy and that long hood looks great! My dad had a 77 Impala. Same body style. GM kept it for 20 Years so they must have considered it a success!
    1 point
  43. I totally understand where you're coming from. I started my '41 Buick restoration 15 years ago. Fifteen! I have recently come to the realization that my life has changed and I won't be able to personally finish it and will be sending it to a professional shop shortly to get it done before I'm old. In the meantime, I've discovered the old adage that it's always cheaper to buy than build. I have bought several "permanent" members of my collection, including a 1929 Cadillac and a 1966 Mustang convertible, and have just acquired a 1941 Buick Limited limousine that I'm sorely tempted to keep.
    1 point
  44. Key is to always have at least one you can have fun now with. If that means just one then that is the place to start. If you do not feel you can be happy without a convertible/manual trans/V8/ &/or AC then that is what you should look for. And I guarantee that if you look, you will find. Do not know how many cars I've had but off the top of my head & only counting ones I had for at least 3 months: Jaguars (4 -actually 9 before took the cure inc XK-140MC, XK 150S, XKE, Devin Jag), MG (2), FIATs (3), Renault Caravelle (1), Corvettes (3), Camaros (4), Corvairs (5 inc. a Fitch
    1 point
  45. Advertise it on CRAIGSLIST - Sell it cheap - then use your new-found fortune as a downpayment on a Buick needing restoration ?
    1 point
  46. At a car show last weekend, a vendor had sequencing tail lamps. They are a Mustang parts vendor but they claim their system does not care what the car is. These are custom made LED bulb assemblies that replace 1157 bulbs. They build in a delay into each bulb no special wiring, just new bulbs installed in the correct order and a new flasher. Their web site = www.mustangproject.com They do not list the Reatta but the owner did not see a problem.......the only one I see is the price....he said $165. their site says $185 for a 3 bulb system ....also said they had a lifetime guara
    1 point
  47. The factory never intended for these cars to stay on the road as long as they have. Many areas of the car were assembled with no treatment of the metal in the seams. In areas like the weatherstrip channels shown below all of the weatherstrips were removed, blasted clean, treated for rust prevention, and new ones welded in place. After doing this the weather strip channels are then blasted again and sealed in epoxy.
    1 point
  48. Done, with a black Z34 wheel. And working fine. Here's an idea though. Instead of tucking the resistor behind the lock plate, go under the dash. Pull the male end of that connector from a donor car and splice in your resistor there. That way, no cutting on the car and it is plug and play.
    1 point
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