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  1. Guys, He has been banned. A faster way to get him banned would be to hit the report button on the PM. That will alert the moderators more quickly than starting a discussion about it.
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  2. Maybe y'all knew this. But, I'm here to tell you, Buick Folks are the best !
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  3. That Mikey!!! LOL... Honestly, I would not be looking to the idler arm. As you said, two bolts, no adjustment. And it won't reach the firewall. If it pulls to the left you need to look at the right side front brake. May be time for an adjustment
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  4. I know Willie's car runs fine and he is just trying to improve it a bit. He likes monkeying with setups. After they fail, he usually offers the old parts to me at a 2% discount. FWIW, My wagon was recored with a larger capacity core and I run a five blade flex fan, which cools it fine. I had to trim the edges off of the fan to fit within the shroud which means I have five razor blades waiting to bite me in the engine compartment. Just for fun. What would happen if you took the fan shroud off? Would that take the clutch size and proximity to the radiator out of the equation? Still
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  5. One thing that I know for sure, car collectors don't collect extra money!
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  6. it's the same story every time I buy parts from someone on this forum. this time it was from Matt (Winds of change) that I bought a steering pump
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  7. It also depends on the car and the judging standards. It's hard to judge a modified car--the shiniest car with the most chrome stuff usually wins. How else do you judge a modified car, since taste is subjective? With unmodified cars, you judge by how close it is to factory specifications, which is [relatively] straightforward. We run the annual Stan Hywet show in Akron which attracts about 450 cars and they're all supposed to be unmodified. We use a judging system similar to the AACA's and the goal is authenticity followed by quality. We inevitably have modified cars slip in. Two years ago, a
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  8. Hi All, I was very pleased to find out my car is a finalist for Muscle Machine of the Year! The winner is determined pretty much by popular vote. Please take a look at my GSX and if you think it's worthy, please take time to vote. Thanks! http://www.hemmings.com/editorial/mmoyvote
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  9. At least that's marginally better than the doll leaning against the side of the car or the dog peeing on the tire display...
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  10. We need to ask Jason to take a picture of his '66 "MZ" car next to his '48 Indian. You'll then get a better idea of his passion for Buick 'n bikes.
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  11. I would totally disagree with you on the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. I have been going to the museum for over 50 years and it is one of the best collections of Americana around. When I first started going in the 60's the museum was just rows and rows of stuff on display. Interesting but after a couple of times visiting it was the same. The museum has evolved with new displays and interactive displays. The new auto display is great. Their special events over the calendar year add to the experience. On Greenfield Village much of the buildings are the same as they
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  12. Bride and I are reading to Michigan early in the morning. Of course driving our 41 Limited. 70 plus MPH. First stop is Flint, getting a private tour of Sloan museum at 1. Since the Buick Bug is back on display I will be able to get up close and personal with it. Some of you know I'm making a 1/4 scale model of it. I need to add to my many photo's of it, missing is an overhead shot if the width provile. David Langdon has provided to me many detailed measurements, and photo's, but this trip will help even more. David will most likely be our guide, looking forward to meeting hi
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  13. Ed, If you are asking about Buick utes ( short for utility ) then I have not seen any here except maybe one I saw for sale a while ago. It would have been modified in the USA and shipped here. It looked similar to the ones posted here I seem to recall. There were no factory Buick utes made here. The only Buick related vehicles would be the 20s- 30s sedans / tourers and roadsters that were cut down during the depression and pre / post WW11. The photo here of the 1934 sedan that was "uted" years ago on the farm is what I am rebuilding into a Nailhead powered street rod. The picture of
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  14. it's a Buick family
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  15. This topic is for the girls. Lots of other topics for cars. We're trying to keep some youthful vigor going here?
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  16. All in 'the family' -- right...?
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  17. I was all excited about the show until I saw that the second name was 'Davidson' rather than 'Earl'...
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  18. Tyler - I LOVE your manual adjustment!!! Jon.
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  19. Sorry to ad some thing different to your post. But when you asked about a membership roster. It made me wonder, does the AACA have a list of members that have shops/garages in different towns that can help club members passing through if they run into trouble with their classic cars? I know on the street rod side they have this. If so, how do you ad your name on the list. I have the tools and lifts to do any task if some one is passing through and brakes down.
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  20. Needs to be capped/sealed and inside. It is too humid in the garage. Refrigerant oil will absorb moisture and does not protect from rust like other oils...in fact it will promote rust! If you are not ready to refurbish the compressor take the cylinder head off the back to inspect and spray down the cylinders and valves with WD-40; you should be able to turn it with a 1/2 wrench on the front bolt. Then re-assemble and turn the service valves to close off the insides.
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  21. Which way are you going to turn?
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  22. I have seen hub cap problems doing this. But yes, they will drive nicely.
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  23. I quit collecting receipts way early on. I just don't want to think about it.
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  24. Anybody can have money, you gotta be lucky to have stuff! (Terry's rules of collecting).
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  26. Drove the 1937 to a Labor day Picnic .I almost have my porch repainted in the back round. I can't finish it this weekend as we are attending the Old Car Festival!
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  27. I also remember when admission to Disney World was cheap and you bought only the ride tickets you wanted to ride. Now it's about $100 per person per day. (For totally fake fantasy) Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum are still a bargain for a wonderful real and educational experience. Turning the clock back is not a realistic option, even Ford automobiles have evolved and gone up in price.
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  28. It's good that the moderators promptly ban a criminal. An extra layer of protection is letting everyone know-- as this topic is doing--what the scammer's "name" and "location" and forum name are, so hobbyists will be alert in case they have been contacted.
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  29. True! Today's trophies are usually made of plastic, with bases that are particle board covered in vinyl. Maybe there's a little shiny metal thrown in. Is this something to strive for, to spend tens of thousands of dollars in hope of achieving? I completely forget about awards, and spend my time at shows sharing my car with the public, explaining it to onlookers, and talking to other car owners about their cars and learning from them. In this way, I gradually expand my circle of friends in the hobby-- and shows then become much more enriching.
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  30. Dale, On Sunday you should spend the day at Greenfield Village on your way back home. I will be there with the truck on Sunday. This weekend is the Old Car Festival. https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/old-car-festival It is the best car show in the country bar none.
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  31. Bob, if you look at Bullfrog's first picture you can see a small hole. I set that area on a small steel pin which was held in a vice, took another small pin and swedged the end of the inner cable so it could not come out. That way the cable wire could rotate if it needed to. That is how mine were when I took them apart. Been that way for several years and they still work fine. I used generic choke cable from a lawnmower shop. Came in 10 feet lengths.
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  32. Never heard of THAT one! NTX5467
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  33. Some of the AC parts I got from my trip to Georgia, compliments of Mr. Lamar. Sight glass and associated tubing.Both factory copper lines that connect to AC receiver.Factory braided line. I already have the other (stored away).All other factory copper lines that connect the front with the rear (compliments of Matt)
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  34. Awesome -- love those pics of John's car!
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  35. No argument here!!! (now, what did I win...? )
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  36. Removed access panels from front doors (2 total per door) shown in picture below. Just remove screws and pry open. The video will show the other access panel already removed which will give you access to the rear quarter panel nameplates. The video will also explain how to remove the nameplate.
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  37. If it was your 65 Riviera Gran Sport it would for sure get my vote. But, I have ridden in this one with you, and never went for a ride in the Riviera..... What the heck, I voted for it (several times), lol!
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  38. That is my NEW DESIGN crank arm on the right and I am rather proud of it. We now CNC machine it from alloy steel billet stock and this allows full contact will the flat sections on the motor shaft. Also note the injection molded thermoplastic rubber impact bumper on the end. A pretty good part if I do say so! Kingsley www.reattaspecialtyparts.com
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  39. That... was an incredibly useful piece of information to have in my back pocket!! Story to follow shortly! But first, here's a few adventures I've had this past month: ...Went to Glacier National Park, and met up with some mountain goats, big horn sheep, and marmots... Not to mention breathtaking scenery!! ...Went to Yellowstone National Park, and met up with a grizzly bear, big horn sheep, bison, and many many many elk!! Ok ok ok - now to get back on topic with a few updates on Buick progress: First, let's tackle the conclusion of the
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  40. In my humble opinion, this Star Chief was best in show.
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  41. I just saw the trailer for it. Showed scenes of guys swinging at each other and a pretty lady with a come hither look. There might even be something about motor cycles in it. Good luck with that.................Bob
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  42. If you haven't done so already, you might want to also list this on the Hudson club's "Open Forum" at http://forum.hetclub.org/
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  43. Shows Special on side of hood. Some folks just do not know. Ben
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  44. Once again I took the '41 Roadmaster to the local cruise. A nice warm night here in Toronto. After some carb adjustments, it is really running great, though I still have the cracked fan belt, so I'm not driving it far, or fast. There was a nice '67 Wildcat there, that I hadn't seen before. The car, though very nice is still a bit of a work in progress, so it hasn't been out much yet. I talked to the owner for a while, and the story is interesting. His first car was a '67 Wildcat, that he bought for $500., and he drove it for a while, but it had mechanical troubles, and his father mad
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  45. I took Goldie to cars & coffee this morning. The only other Riviera there today (or ever, as far as I know)... Also at C&C: On the way home I stopped for a 'glamor shot'... ...and then when nearly home, we ran across this distant relative! A beautiful late summer Satur
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  46. This subject comes up ALL the time. Everyone has this great idea the first time their 6-volt car struggles to start. Stupid 6-volt electrical system, so unreliable! I need 12 volts! The truth is, 12 volts are completely and totally unnecessary. One, you probably have dirty grounds. Two, it's possible that your battery and starter cables are under-sized. And three, your starter brushes may be worn (not terribly likely, but possible). All these issues easier to fix than rigging up some halfbreed electrical system, and I bet they improve starting performance by a considerable margin.
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  47. That's the logo for sure, you found the genuine article. Unfortunately a limited resale market though That is a detail I would not have expected but I guess the gauge supplier probably did lots of "branding" for the automakers, wouldn't you say? At least is shows some good attention to detail from the company, thanks for posting it, Todd C
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