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    The last time I posted here, I had parked my car at a farm on the coast. There was this big scare that the winds were going to be as strong as some gust storm in the early 1960s that blew down the original barn, so I went to go get the car. It was only natural that the storm wasn't nearly as big as everyone thought it was going to be so now the car has been sitting out in the rain at home with me. That being said, my grandpa and I went out tonight and the only photo I snapped was at the bank at the end of our ride. I feel more connected to this car than the car I used to call "daily driver." I'm not sure if it's because of all the pain I've endured during its reconstruction or the sentimental value it holds to both myself and my grandfather, but the car has become an experience for me rather than a mode of transportation and I just feel out of place if I'm not driving it. On the plus side, it gets comparable gas mileage around town to my 2002 Jeep Liberty so no harm done I guess.
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    I was able to take out all 3 Buicks out this weekend before the winter weather came in to central PA. I did errands with the 1937 Friday evening. Then on Saturday took the 1925-25 Standard out for a couple of trips around town. While I have been sorting out the "new" Buick, I thought I would put down the top and see if the boot I had made for the 1925 Standard would fit. The boot fits the 1924-45 Master perfectly! I took her for a drive of several miles and she seems to run better each time out. Still have a lot of sorting out to do yet. But, this car wants to roll! 1
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    Absence makes the heart grow fonder...as another weekend passes and I cannot find the time to do one small thing with the Buick. Looking foward to next weekend.
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    Hello, I just bought and had shipped a 41 Buick Century Sedanette. Rust free and bondo free. I have been looking for quite a few years for an example like this one. Owned by a gentleman in the LA area who decided to sell after 25 or so years of ownership. I really like the car , but like a lot of old cars that have sat for some time (driven 800 miles in 22 years) it needs some TLC. Just a lot of "piddling". I will probably re-join the Buick club as I was a member some years ago when I owned a 59 Buick. I hope to get some info from this group over time and possibly help in aiding others in their quest of info. Many thanks in advance. Paul
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    Thank you so much! Pictures do hide a few sins but that's Ok, I'm not trying to sell anytime soon and have lived with it for some time. Going to try in vain to make the National next year (should things go well ).
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    The parking lot at school was pretty bare so I thought I would snap a few photos on Friday. Not the best looking Buick but it's my Buick.
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    Why thank you Chuck...retirement...never worked so hard in my life and can't figure out how I ever had time to work when I did.
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    I have attended many car shows with her, never wins any awards but sure gets lots of looks.
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    Found this on eBay. It's an article in the Oct. 1915 issue of The American Chauffeur
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    Received the latest Bugle today. Told the full story of the 50th Anniversary Meet. Wow! I can now say I was at the first Meet in Flint and the 50th also. Great job Pete!! Earl Beauchamp BCA #55
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    IMHO, headlights are a safety issue. If you're going to drive your car at night, put good lights on it. Generally speaking, that means replacing the original harness with a new, relay-based harness. Even with old sealed-beam lamps you'll get better illumination as the lamps will see higher voltage. If you take the next step and install upgraded lights as well, you'll have the same performance as a modern car. No, it won't be original. Neither is the deer that's wedged in your grill because you couldn't see it.
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    Shortly after we acquired our 46R, we ran across another 1956 46R at a show and he started talking headlights. He had one pebble background ('55-'59?) T3 and one stripe background ('60-'67?) T3. As I recall, he said the pebble background bulb was blown out, but he kept it in for originality. He was desperately looking for a pair of pebble T3s... Now, this was over 20 years ago, and we didn't have the internet like it is today, so I don't know if repros were available then like they are now. A few years back we pulled our working pebble background bulbs, put them on a shelf, and started running with modern halogens installed. NOBODY has ever said a word to us about our 'non-authentic' headlights. Not.Once.
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    Dummies don't know what they are MISSING! Ben
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    Here are a few shots of the Hudson truck, showing what has been done. Cab has been insulated, wired, glass installed, trim going on and the bed is painted and on the truck. Fuel system will be next, and then back to sanding other parts.
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    Happens to all of us. Ben
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    Someone sent this to me showing soldiers during the Liberation of France then and now . Click on the picture of 1944 and it goes to 2014 . What they can do these days .
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    Listen to Ronnie. This is going to be another series of posts similar to "Snowdrift". I would recommend you start a new post as this one may get long...
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    Here in Kansas we don't look so much for perfection. Oh, don't ger me wrong, we like a fully restored car like everyone else but we like less than perfect too.
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    For some years there was an MG A that consistently won the club concours. It over came the rule about being driven onto the show site by being driven on the starter motor. There was no problen with overcoming the friction in the motor as there were no con-rods or pistons. It did not suffer from oil leaks either as there was no oil in the sump. It took some years before anyone complained and actually checked it out. As you can guess I am not a big fan of car shows. Thank you for the nice compliment about the Rapier. Having just the one car to worry about has its advantages. It is a tough little car and very seldom gives me any grief. Again having stuck with it for so long I think we both have got to know each other. The one thing I am really carefull about is changing the oil and filter every 1,000 miles and greasing the chassis before every long trip. This even to the extent of seeking out a friendly (village) garage to do it when overseas. Usually they are happy to put the car onto their hoist and let me do the rest. Way back in 1984 I took it to the main Aston Martin - Lagonda "works" at Newport Pagnel, in England for its 50 year service. Once they had got over the surprise they were terrific, They had a foreman and two apprentices go all over the car. It cost a lot but how many people can say that they too have had a 50 year service done on their car at the "factory"? And one of the company executives took me to lunch at their village pub while I was waiting. Somewhere I should have some photographs of it up on a hoist inbetween two brand new Astons Bernie j.
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    Welcome to the forum. I assume you are in Venezuela from the front tag. This appears to be a 1956 Dodge Kingsway station wagon that has be cut down into a pickup truck. The export Dodges were based on Plymouth bodies with a Dodge front end fitted.
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    Most of the cars went from 150 to 200 range mostly parts cars that were fairly complete. There were a couple gs cars in the mix and bought right.
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    It's not about us, it's about your enjoyment of the car! Sounds like you had fun doing it and that's what counts. I think it looks really good, better than my stock carpets to say the least.
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    They varied a bit through the years. Special alway had three ventiports and Roadmaster always had four. In 1953, Buicks had the teardrop shaped headlight door. In 1952 they had Chrome fins on top of the rear fenders.
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    Here is a picture of your car circa November 1962. I think it was in Florida or down south at that time because I have pictures of it at an early AACA show in Florida.
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    Watch the video. It's self explanatory. In the video, the process is used to restore a really pitted hood ornament. The hood ornament is stripped, sanded, then resurfaced with body filler, primered, and prepped as if it were going to be painted. Then the process is applied. You'll need to watch it in person to actually see what can be done. As the Nike commercials say "just do it." Then find out who is doing it in your area.
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    Fortunately I am not concerned in show judging, my main interest is in mechanical intregritary. Using the correct thread to match its partner should take priority. OK once it is done up no one will know. That is not the point; the strength of the job should be first and foremost. What good is a nice shiny chrome plated nut if it's internal thread is stripped due to using the wrong bolt? It is a bit like trying to use a Lawn mower piston in a big block chev. Sure it will go into the hole but is it the correct fit? Bernie j.
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    Until the two-tone steering wheel was mentioned, I was wondering if the Corvair wasn't actually a red car with red interior, that someone did a low-budget changeover to white, perhaps when the seats needed recovered...but that two-tone wheel seems to make that unlikely. I would think that Corvair guys could tell you off the top of their heads if/where there is a code that definitively identifies the interior color? Barney Eaton seemed pretty certain that the metal portion of the door should be body color, which makes sense, but I always have a healthy skepticism about such things and am really hesitant to change anything unless I am absolutely certain it just "couldn't be". In any event, that interior would be very low on my list of things to "fix". It looks nice enough, and it looks original enough. In an NFL stadium full of people there might be one guy who would know that that interior might not be "correct". Purists care, but to take that car to where it satisfies a purist would cost many times what the car would be worth...better just to sort it out mechanically and enjoy it as it is for what it is.
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    On the other side. I tried to use already drilled holes, homemade brackets and an all thread heim joint adjuster Everything is square and straight but I have only cranked it with the starter. Will get it fired for test running by end ofthis mmonth.
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    I have replace the plastic rollers in the parking lot of several National meets....it certainly helps to have done at least one before...in the parking lot, I put the motor on the ground and step on it with my foot and start pulling. Ronnie's method above helps when reinstalling....you can get the end of the shaft started into the bronze bearing before you push in the gear....also if you locate the gear so it is touching the worm "between" to rollers you get more give/flex in the gear.. Walt that started this discussion lives in Florida and probably had no problem removing the 3 hex head screws....if you live in the rust belt, there is a good chance you will twist off at least one of the screw heads. The screws are "thread forming" screws, meaning they form their own threads when installed, the screws are case hardened so they will cut the threads and cutting their own threads, there is no clearance between the screw and the threads in the hole. A little salt water getting into that thread freezes them solid and when you try to remove them they break. Now you have broken, hardened screws to remove...on top of that they are small 8-32 so not a lot of room for error. normal drill bits will not drill them out, I use carbide bits...start small and work my way up to the minor pitch diameter of the threads and hope the threads break loose.....in 99% of them they do not. So then a slightly larger drill will catch the remaining threads and pull them out. Extreme care must be taken when using the carbide bits because they will snap and now you have a very hard drill broken in the hole. I have tried penetrating oils, heat, and prayer....none seem to work if the screw is frozen. The picture below is one that broke and the owner tried to repair but he got the hole drilled off center but made it work...then when it needed repair again that owner broke off the screw and sent it to me and I got to take out both broken screws.
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    So how many of you have ever seen one of these?
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    Probably easiest with a stock 3800 would be a Getrag 282 used in the 86-88 Fiero 2.8, & 88-93 Lumina, and Grand Prix with 3.1 so quite common and could take the torque. GM later used a 284 Getrag that could take 300 lb-ft but are quite rare. Later Pontiac G6 used a six-speed F40. These are all for FWD installations. Were others (BW T-85) for RWD cars (Firebird 3800 and five speed).
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    I like seeing the pre-war stuff advertised here. Have zero interest in looking at 50+ ads for 50's - 80's cars & parts to see one or two pre-war ads buried amongst them. I suggest adding a Pre-War Buy/Sell section if you don't want it here.
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    Well, here is a little feel-good old car story I can share: 30 years ago at 19 years old I was gifted my 1957 Star Chief as a project car. A few years later I bought my first house, a few years after that built a garage and moved it in to work on. After three jobs, three moves, three garages and countless stops and starts it is on the road and I have enjoyed Sunday drives all summer and fall of 2016, so it was a good year for me, Todd C
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    So, after finding out my camera setting taking pictures somehow was at the highest size..... here goes. This weekend was time for the boys to put their toys away. Had to enlist the help of mommy to drive us home. With cars washed, tanks topped up and gas stable off we went. It was a sunny, not too cool day for a change and they stayed clean. Must have been an emotional moment with the unsteady hand but..... all tucked in for the winter. Now, maybe I can get on those brakes.....
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    I took my 1937 Century out today and took a few photos. This is one of the photos.
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    Mighty fine job Pete, Cindy and all who contributed it. Turned immediately to page 71. What a rascally lookin group that is. Great write-up too JD!!! Now to kick back with a bowl of ice cream, watch the World Series and peruse the rest of this great magazine. Life can't get much better.
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    My Riviera Red 1966 Buick Electra convertible with dual quads with 42,000 miles...owned since 2005, and my Riviera Red 1966 Buick Riviera GS with dual quads,and 94,000 miles...owned since 1988. Barry Smith BCA #23060 ROA #1481
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    I took a few pics at the Fall Regional with my wagon, Willie's Century and Jerry C's (Alamo chapter pres.) 3 spd. Special. I especially like the night shot in the parking lot.
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    It's a Century. It has everything except AC and power electronic accessories. He's a little stubborn about riding in it because he can no longer drive anything (especially his car), but he had fun. His first comment was "wow there's a lot of Chevy cars here" lol
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    Plymouth Road Runner Ad 1971 View the full article
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    1961 Chevrolet Corvair Truck More...
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    1958 Dodge Sierra Station Wagon with Spectator Seat More...
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    1966 Texaco Toy Truck Ad: Be careful out there this Black Friday! More...
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    1967 Dodge Dart - Part of the famous “Dodge Rebellion” advertisements More...