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  1. 460 miles to Port Allen LA...just west of Baton Rouge. Pooped! 400+ to home and another 70 miles to pick up the critters. Everything at this point is functioning well even the ac. As Mike says 'everything is dialed in'. Still maintaining 16 mpg with lots of hills and ac engaged. Willie
    4 points
  2. Found my issue this morning as We took off the Air cleaner and the car died. Loose wires on the coil was part of the culprits. I dont know who put those wires on, but he lives at my house. He needs to be fired. Anyway reattaching that wire fixed a majority of my issues. Still a minor issue was occurring, stopped at an auto parts store for Heat, but ended up using Seafoam and octane booster. Ran great the rest of the day. We stopped in Nashville to see friends and found 93 octane non ethyonal gas and filled it up with that. Could not tell the difference. 70 mph all the way to M
    4 points
  3. Cheers Mr Earl. last leg commences! Received good news today car has left Uk on its last leg to Cyprus ETA. 22nd or 23rd , really looking forward to giving her some TLC and my first drive!
    3 points
  4. Wanted to THANK YOU for the information. We were able to get the install completed flawlessly.
    3 points
  5. My example was not an illustration about this forum or any other. I was a commentary of club mentality as a whole. McHinson and I have had respectful and polite conversations about this because we are both mature adults who can allow the other to have an opinion that may or may not align with each other's and not take it personally. This is the crux of the overall problem, those that feel that they are somehow above the rest of us try as they may all they can to keep that illusion alive. Their efforts only serve to further cement the poor opinions that other have of them. My experi
    3 points
  6. http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1105341_buick-y-job-named-to-the-national-historic-vehicle-register
    2 points
  7. In the gang it would be called representin'.
    2 points
  8. Been catching up on a few other projects around the shop but I'm back on the Packard now. We've been finishing up our new paint room, the owner of the '55 International was in town a few weeks ago so he brought it back to have seatbelts installed, plus we started back on the Model T firetruck project. I've cut out 90% of the bracing, its no longer needed now that it can hold itself together again. I did make bolt-in braces that mount in the door jambs since the body will have to come back off the frame later on. I also finished the lead work on the upper quarter panels. Got it
    2 points
  9. I've sort of been waiting for the dust to settle and to decompress a bit after the long weekend, and I wasn't sure where to post my gratitude and thanks, so it's here. Organizers and volunteers, you guys did a fantastic job. Thank you for all the overtime and hard work that nobody ever notices or appreciates, but I know you did it. You guys rock. Thanks to everyone who brought some high-grade cars, it was a genuine thrill to see some of the cars that were there, many of which we'll never see again. Also, I very much enjoyed meeting so many forum friends, some of whom I've known for
    2 points
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  11. I will ultimately need to get photos organized, but we did some divide and conquer today. While Teresa and I attended a webinar, Suzanne and the boys headed for the Volo Auto Museum. If it isn't a part of an organized tour next year it would be worth a side trip, so I'm told. According to Google Maps, it's about 1.5 hours from Brookfield avoiding toll roads. After the webinar, Teresa and I headed to visit BCA #346 in Whitewater, WI. 1929 parts were procured to be able to progress on my car. He has a model 55 in Ledo Green, which is the colour mine is supposed to be. W
    2 points
  12. Burned two new chips today, my first ones. One for 30# injectors already installed in engine, with some programming changes, and with that appearing to be successful, the second for the 24# Bosch Type III"s with similar changes: TCC lockup speed, corrected speedometer, raised idle speed, cooling fan cut-in temp, etc... Changed back to the Type III's to match. Time will tell with some driving to see how it all works out. Looks good so far.
    2 points
  13. I think i figured it out. took the sway bar to my favorite muffler/suspension shop in San Diego (Dualtone). The tech (Darrin) says i may have what you need. See photos. The bushings are two piece, the inner ring of the bushing fits perfectly into the hole on the sway bar, when both "grommets" are on, the length is 1", which is what the other end of the bar is with the old bushing still in place. the last photo only shows one grommet sitting on top of the bar end. best of all, did't cost me a penny.
    2 points
  14. The big body (super, roadmaster) cars are similar. You need to put the pillars on last. The center part of the bottom trim has a clip in the middle that is screwed to the cowl. It is held on the ends by the wiper escutcheons. Then the side pieces slide under the wiper escutcheons, over a clip on the cowl. The pillars go on and hold the ends of the top and bottom trim. Where there is another clip, unfortunately they are mostly rusted away on this car.Nothing attached to the gasket. Rear windshield is different and DOES go in the gasket. Hope this helps.
    2 points
  15. Reatta, Reatta, who drives a Reatta ? When you see one of those go by, you know its someone with some mechanical skill. Most likely not a "millenial"generation person, rather, a skilled mechanic who also knows a bit about computers. Knowledge has its rewards, in a world where a pretty vehicle costs at least 20,000 "dollars", yet a Reatta can be had sometimes for $2500, needing but a little know how and a few hundred $$ of parts. The reward is worth it, a timeless classic with a short turn radius and hwy fuel economy easily over 25. To all the Reatta owners, I salute you, my old-school
    1 point
  16. Well, yes and no. I have an overdrive in my 1929 Cadillac and while it's technically capable of going faster, it's still happiest at 50-55. It's still ancient, the brakes are still ancient, the tires are still skinny, the suspension is still based on a conestoga wagon's, and, well, more speed isn't necessarily a good thing. I'm a big proponent of overdrives, but they aren't a cure-all and aren't just for making more speed. I wanted to simply cut down on the wear and tear on the engine as those big rods flail around in there, not necessarily go faster. With the overdrive, my Cadillac probably h
    1 point
  17. I cleaned her up inside really well and got her dry and under cover. I found no rust-through of the floors, not even the trunk area. Beyond this cleanup, Miss Wanda has sat patiently waiting her turn. I've been tempted to start on the dismantling and starting the chroming process but I have resisted as my other cars that are in progress need to be finished. You may have seen my 1931 Buick thread where I'm getting close to having the wood work done for that car. Although I enjoy working on multiple car projects at one time, shop space is limited and I've learned that you need
    1 point
  18. It's the same as wearing a club jacket to an old car function or having a club badge or sticker on your vintage car. Just shows your membership in a group. Greg in Canada
    1 point
  19. I'm wondering what the purpose of showing that somebody is an AACA or not is?
    1 point
  20. Dave, I too checked to see how much it would cost but I chose the # to buy to be 2. So 2@ $8.80=$17.60 Plus 11.00 for S&H= $28.60. Just shy of 30 bux. A lot to spend on the wrong part. I'm sure I can send them back but of course I'd have to pay $11.00 to return them. Plus, I believe Car id charges a 15% restocking fee that would only be about $2.64, So, for a grand total of $13.64 we can see it they are the correct ones. Why order two, you ask? Well... if on the off chance they send the ones we can use, I wouldn't have to pay another $11.00 for the shipping of another one
    1 point
  21. Keep in mind the high number of shows but the limited number of interesting cars. The shows themselves need good cars and if you have something unique or interesting they will love you. It doesn't have to be a million dollar car. Also, every show is set up for a different reason. Most have a charity they are donating too but there are different reasons for the shows. Some are vanity projects, some are there to generate traffic at a resort area. I brought this to St John's a few years ago and they were thrilled. You can see it is certainly not a 100 point car, or even a 70 po
    1 point
  22. Hmmmmm. No turn Signals, Real Headlights,.. 101 years old, and can get me to the Martin Guitar Factory and back from downtown Allentown PA Buick Nationals. Must be a Genuine Antique Car. Dandy Dave!
    1 point
  23. Snow load in Newport News?? Pretty small chance, I would think. Ben
    1 point
  24. Moved the car to the driveway about a month later. It was around this time my wife and I learned we were going to have another baby. So naturally I wouldn't do much with the car for the next 2 years except to occasionally start it and let run for a few minutes. Other than that, I would also occasionally sit in the car to just touch it, smell it and imagine her being all done.
    1 point
  25. My PM on this project has been out on maternity leave so yeah I have been there a lot the past 12 weeks. She came back today, so I am there Friday and then again Monday, but probably not a lot again until end of the year. Oh and by the way my contractor has not pulled any Buicks or parts out of the ground (not even a Pontiac or an Olds), unfortunately... no comment on the master developer...
    1 point
  26. Something to look at if you haven't looked yet, is the condition of the cable wrap. These cars are old enough that the cloth tape wrap can be turning to dust or just plain falling apart. The wires don't have to rub through the insulation to have movement be a problem, they just need to be flopping free next to a wire carrying power. The technical term is hysteresis affect, the simple explanation is your wire bundle becomes a mini alternator and if that micro voltage surge of electricity is tickling a sensor wire carrying a microvolt signal, it can tell the engine controller all sor
    1 point
  27. Thank you, Guest ... that is worth pursuing because everything else seems to be OK. I picked a couple Turn Signal Flashers earlier ... will go out into the oven [garage] later tonight when it cools down to miserable. Thank you, again! John
    1 point
  28. This was among the finest automotive events that I've ever attended. During the course of the meet, I kept saying to myself that I could not imagine having missed this. The location and organization were first-class in every respect. Is there any means by which we can send personal thank you notes to Mr. Bulgari? I'd love to thank him for his great generosity to our club.
    1 point
  29. I have to respectfully disagree with your characterization of the "deep pocket guys". I have found that often those guys are as deeply involved in their cars and as knowledgeable about them as the guy who has scarred knuckles and grease under his finger nails. Just because someone may not have the talent or the time to do his own restoration work doesn't necessarily mean he doesn't love his cars and the hobby as much as anyone. When did it become a crime to want a car restored to as close to perfection as possible? There is room in this hobby for all, from those who enjoy DPC to those who live
    1 point
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  31. Here's a bit of trivia. Those Buicks in the certificate background came from Buick, celebrating THEIR 50 years in 1953. Then, in the mid 1980's, the Kreamer's, The Buick Farm, had the 1953 showroom poster reprinted, according to Lois Keamer. They still had copies. So I got one of theirs, had it digitally scanned to resize on a computer. Cindy Livingston replaced the Buick header and footer with the certificate modifications and made it look good. I ended up with a nice 34" poster for the garage. Bernie
    1 point
  32. Nick, You have some very nice, rare cars. I think you will enjoy the hobby much more if you get them out an meet like minded people. Twenty-two years of hiding them is too long. Get them out and meet some people and share your cars. You won't regret it.
    1 point
  33. I don't understand your post. It looks like you're right on time and right were you oughta be! the show was held the day before..............................! just kiddin!
    1 point
  34. Hope someone got better quality pictures but if not, till next year:
    1 point
  35. D-Dave, I don't understand your post. It looks like you're right on time and right were you oughta be! What a beautiful car! Cheers, Grog
    1 point
  36. Sounds like you are mixed up about setting the timing. Your Maxwell (like all cars) should have the timing retarded to start and advanced to run. Retarding the spark of a running engine will encourage overheating.
    1 point
  37. If you find matching paint for the hood, buy enough for the rest of the car. If paint is cracking ANYWHERE, all of the paint will fail soon.
    1 point
  38. Hi Guys was down earlier, happier today as made progress, shippers seem to be accepting liability and had great after sales service from Gateway , chap who sold me car obtained details of original roof suppliers company in New England and they also provide great service and will supply any replacement part to Buick original spec. Therefore feeling positive that I'll have her sorted in due course. have a great week end with your buicks. cheers pilgrim
    1 point
  39. I think this one is on my wish list : 2018 -2019.. I like the charities, scholarships or help a family in need car shows.. It makes the cost of up keep not so bad.. http://www.rivercitycruisers.com/About_Us.html
    1 point
  40. Can't say for sure about a Super but the Century bottom trim slips, not snaps, into clips screwed into the cowl. The rear ends of the strips are screwed into the body and after the screws are removed the strips are slid out. They usually have dirt packed in the underside and take a bit of back and forth, air gun and WD-40 to get them sliding.............Bob
    1 point
  41. I did as well , too bad it got deleted along with his follow up post.
    1 point
  42. I am a member of the national AACA. I vend at Hershey and visit this very valuable site daily. I feel supporting the AACA is the right thing to do.
    1 point
  43. Limiting access to these forum based on AACA club membership would cause a fairly fast death to the site. Most of the best threads have nothing to do with the club. There are many interlopers that stop in for a single thread - usually to sell something or ask a question. Many of these are very valuable and interesting.
    1 point
  44. op, is your parking brake cable hooked up? it's a driveshaft parking brake. maybe the parking brake cable broke and someone just attached it to the transmission so it would not hang down.
    1 point
  45. I had a '68 Riviera in 1971 and a '66 in 1974. I didn't get my '64 until 1978 and I noticed the elbow room was a little short. I've been learning to live with it. I've found the best way to deal with it is to have more cars. Then you just appreciate the little nuances about each. I have too many now and that seems just about right..... well maybe one more. Bernie
    1 point
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