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  1. One of my favorites. Please forgive if already posted:
    5 points
  2. All mounts are rubber. My teeth are rattling just looking at that..............................Bob
    5 points
  3. The switch energizes the starter solenoid. That is the next step I would check. Going though anything electrical start from the feed source and work from there. A test light or multi meter can be your friend in the string of electrical systems no mater what it is part of. If you do not have energy to the solenoid then it is the wire that is bad. If you have full power there then most likely the Solenoid or starter is faulty. Dandy Dave!
    3 points
  4. Warming up for Feb 2nd, Groundhog's Day. Post a picture of Your wakened Buick's shadow!
    2 points
  5. Factory AC resistor, compliments of Doug. All I need now is the proper rear shelf clear ducts and scoop assemblies and my AC search is complete!
    2 points
  6. Using old rubbers increase the risk of unwanted accidents...
    2 points
  7. You got that right. And the experts will die saying "would have, could have, should have" without ever enjoying such a car.
    2 points
  8. Someone ignorant of the specific parts and deviations from originality is going to buy that car, finish it, and run the wheels off with a great big grin. And all the experts will sit with a furrowed brow wondering why that guy is so happy. But it won't be the first time. I have heard that story a few times. Bernie
    2 points
  9. After a very cold (for us in New Orleans) weekend with daytime temps barely approaching 50 degrees F, and Friday/Saturday night down into the 30s, we have had our 2-days of winter - at least I hope so ! Now we're back to daytime highs in the mid-upper 70s. The major benefit here is that we are a coouple of blocks off the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain which is open to the Gulf of Mexico. As the North Wind comes across 24x40 miles of relatively warm water, it keeps us even more temperate than the surrounding land. Thankfully, I don't know where I left my windshield scraper - I
    2 points
  10. The topic of extra lights is interesting, and my observation is the longer you have been in the hobby, the less you want them. I just looked at photographs of one of the best pre war car collections in the world, the Bahre Collection in Maine. Not one of their cars has either style of lights on them, and only factory accessories can be found. Lights, mirrors, spot lights, wind wings, trunks, and other items mask and take away from the lines of most cars, and ruin the art of the original designer. Even when documentation of the car when new shows "lots of extra jewelry" and "add on's" when plac
    2 points
  11. One of my good friends was a high-level materials manager for Fisher Body in the 1950s to the 1990s, and beyond. He says that when there was a problem on the production line pertaining to the proper parts coming down to meet a specific car (per the build sheet) they just sent the car on its way down the line (they couldn't afford to stop the line... just dealt with the problem once the car was fully assembled). He says that some cars ended up with completely wrong-colored interiors, or accessories (again, per the build sheet). These cars were sold to factory employees if the discrepancy was to
    2 points
  12. The only long wheelbase 8-52 known to exist.
    2 points
  13. I THINK all is ready. Just install battery and hit the switch. The AC condenser is in . Leaving the bumper/grill off for now. Will try to run AC hoses after engine proves OKAY. Fingers crossed!! Ben
    2 points
  14. … Sir Lance yes indeed your air cleaner is an anomaly out of the extreme ordinary. The block lettering is larger for HEAVY DUTY while the print layout is also in a consistent 'paragraph' format. So what exactly is going on there or why it was laid out in that fashion or location is truly a mystery. As I have a far from best monitor, and the complete rarity of ever seeing a stenciled solid layout in this location and large format to boot had me assume it was a decal. However, with that said, in the late sixties and very early seventies I had seen some actual decals much like yours on some P
    2 points
  15. Orange for four Barrel, White for two Barrel. And yes, in the factory, a rooky may have been on his first day. QC then just didn't care. Many of cars of the mid 50s had some kind of mistake. My Super project car, a factory Air car with Air, tinted glass, camomatic wipers... None of the accessory codes were stamped on the firewall data plate. I have original build sheet on the Super. - Dan
    2 points
  16. Nice toolbox Redhead on a Nailhead, my my .....
    2 points
  17. I don't remember if I suggested this before, or if it was just in my head. Have we ever considered recording some of the CJE courses, or even making a class specifically for video of some of the CJE topics? I know CJE is one of my absolute favorite parts of judging as the instructors are top notch and their knowledge is impressive. I don't know that anyone would be hurt by having some of these videos on youtube for both judges and general owners to have access to in order to better everyones experience. Maybe even just start with judging school recorded. I'll be some folks nervous to try judgi
    1 point
  18. Are the application forms out yet for Charlotte in April? I sent off to AACA a few weeks back, haven't heard anything yet. I'd like to get hotel reservations in place. Thanks!
    1 point
  19. Slant six? One of the best engines ever.
    1 point
  20. Another example to degradation in communication. The techies just start doing something. Whereas other prefer to know what will happen if they do something. The problem is the techies who create all of the human interfaces are fine with the approach " keep pushing buttons until something good happens" If something bad happens, you just reboot and try again. So they don't understand the importance of instructions and besides they provide multiple ways to accomplish any task, which actually makes it worse not better as they think. There are endless problems with the self learning process.
    1 point
  21. I've been wondering for a while if anyone else has seen one on the snorkel. All of the others I've seen were on the front of the air cleaner. This is the original silk screened decal!
    1 point
  22. If I was a young man. and didn't have 3 more projects ahead of it....
    1 point
  23. Not sure all the tours for the 2017 Nationals have been nailed down yet. I understand the Volo Auto Museum is about 1hr away from the Nationals location and is an excellent place for car enthusiasts to visit. If not already on the tour list, it may be one to consider adding
    1 point
  24. To further support what Cabollero2 posted about white for a two barrel carb and red for a four barrel carb, here is a shot of my '58 Limited four barrel. What might be another anomaly is the red painted breather cover? I had always wondered about this when comparing it to my Special. My Roadmaster four barrel breather cover is painted black....
    1 point
  25. Valiants were made in Oz for the market here, and for export to other RHD markets. They were badged as Chrysler Valiants. See the link to Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Valiant
    1 point
  26. 55-57 interchanges with 54-56 and maybe later Buick Roadmaster and Super. If you can find a Roadmaster or Super wiper motor cam and base, you can swap it in to a Century or Special with little modification. Likewise, you can bolt the Chevy motor into the Special and Century base with light modification. Then you just need to find a non-Cam-o-Matic wiper control and swap it in so you don't have redundant wiper control. I've always wondered why Newport Engineering didn't make a bowden wire motor, it just makes sense considering all the cars those motors go in to are controlled with a bowden wire
    1 point
  27. I believe that an electric windshield wiper motor from a '55 - '57 Chevrolet will interchange. The switch is on the motor and you use the original cable to operate it.
    1 point
  28. Yes you did. May 4, 2016. You only got one response from AnnirSS. I remember reading it and thought it was basically a good idea. It may require considerable logistical effort, however.
    1 point
  29. Dave, A Feb 2nd picture need not be taken on the road. I just took mine in the driveway. No salt there. LOL Doug, it cracked 50* here today. The Regal stays outside and I wanted to get the salt washed off the bottom. But I also had the 56 out today. Couldn't drive it anywhere but I just love listening to the exhaust at idle! I did make a video but haven't uploaded it yet. And of course John is right. I have cabin fever!
    1 point
  30. Note that the 1942 steering wheel pictured above has a 1946-1948 horn button on it. The 1942 horn button has a vertical logo. The wide center steering wheel pictured above is the one that can have the cigarette dispenser mounted on it. That wheel was also available in 1942.
    1 point
  31. Back in the day, I would put the word out through senior centers, churches and such places that older people may hang out. Maybe even a center for the blind. Good chances you'll find someone with extra garage space.
    1 point
  32. The engine compartment looks pretty rough for a low mileage car. Just seems like it should be nicer but I could be wrong.
    1 point
  33. Way to go, Hanski! I love old badges, and have several in my collection. But I've never seen that one. Nice.
    1 point
  34. Truckers pay each state for the Miles they run in that state. The quarterly fuel tax return is set up that way.
    1 point
  35. Congratulations to both of you. That is a beautiful Buick.
    1 point
  36. I am too! As co-donor of the bookmobile, I'm looking forward to seeing the final product. BTW, Steve has done a great job keeping us posted on the progress and delays and I've seen it during the restoration phases.
    1 point
  37. Pretty sure you hook the chain to the engine to pull it. But then, I don't know doo doo about doo dah.
    1 point
  38. After reading the "museum letter" I'm still trying to understand why the museum would persist in trying to convince the AACA member ship that they are the "good guys". I can only surmise that they feel they need us more than we need them. I tend to agree. While the idea of a museum to show the world what a great thing it all is sounds good, lets consider just how beneficial a fixed museum full of old cars is to the AACA. First, it's fixed in place so it's market is limited by distance. Second, most of the people who visit are already interested or participating in the hobby so there
    1 point
  39. My Uncle bought a new Mopar in those years, a Monaco as I remember. First time he tried to use the wipers he realized that they weren't attached to the posts but had simply been tossed into the well below the windshield.
    1 point
  40. Andy, any donations made to the Museum are still there, or in money, fully appreciated by them. The Museum will always be there, unless some financial shortfall happens to them. On the AACA end, we are not in the museum business. Our primary mission is to our regions and chapters and the AACA Library. We will always support these as the number one priority. We also run our club as a business and will continue to do what keeps us healthy. We are looking out for you Andy, and the other 60,000 + members of AACA! We do not make bad deals! As I said earlier, we can always consider a mus
    1 point
  41. My only comment on all of this is that you cannot change the truth. No amount of spinning or misdirection changes their last proposal to the club or the fact that they wanted $10 of your dues money. No amount of spinning changes that they wanted 50% of all the funds we would raise to build a new headquarter/library (so we would have to collect twice what we needed) and no amount of bluster changes that they had two chances to sit back at the table since the fall meet and did not take advantage of either despite the fact the club was willing. That's it.
    1 point
  42. I don't see anything different here. As far as I am concerned the AACA is still open to discussing the future of our organizations together. I must say though that we MUST find a site for the Library Research Center, before we lose a valuable collection because of a lack of storage space. Wayne
    1 point
  43. Do partial Buicks count?
    1 point
  44. What women did before texting. Played with their nails.
    1 point
  45. My take about swap meets. If the seller is one of those guys that is trying to make a living at a swap meet then I cant afford him. I usually have a swap meet space to help me get my garage space back and I hate bringing stuff home with me unless it is a something new to me. It is quite often that I see my stuff for sale in another guys booth that is priced way higher than I sold it for. I don't care, he is going to have to lug it around now. I will see it in his booth next year and he has probably had to drag several other swap meets as well. That's why I cant afford him.
    1 point
  46. Dandy Dave and us had a great time at the Eyes on Design show that year. Great time with a lot of great cars and my truck.
    1 point
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