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  1. 11 points
    I have noticed that my "reputation" points clicked up a couple points. I have 691 posts here on the forum but only 73 "reputation" points. Another member, who has been here as long as I have and has ten less posts, has almost 500 reputation points. How come I have such a bad reputation on this forum? I have never had a tussle with anybody on the forum and I try and offer the correct information if I have it. How does the "reputation" point system work?
  2. 9 points
    We left Brookfield and headed home, the long way. After a good breakfast yesterday, we headed to Milwaukee and up Rt 43 towards Green Bay. Along the way we found a quaint town with access directly to the Lake. It was a beautiful spot, and I got my toes in the water. It was too cold for me though it was a pretty spot. but we had a ways to go so we moved on. We drove almost to Green Bay and found some non ethanol 91 octane for the queen. Also this... I did pass him but then he kept pace with me for roughly 40 miles. Then continued northeast to Marinette. Here two towns come back to back , one in Wisconsin, the other across the bridge, Menominee, is in Michigan. And here, Rt 35 travels right alongside the lake. What a gorgeous ride. Felt like I was back up in the mountains of Oregon. With a few stops along the way for photo ops, we make it to Escanaba MI for an overnight. Here we found a nice local restaurant which had an awesome display of decanters. An easy 255 miles, although the Queen is only getting about 14 mpg with the AC on all the time.
  3. 6 points
    Greg's concern is valid. I'm sure it wouldn't have been an issue if he was told what exactly his information was used for, but according to him this was not the case. All he's saying is that it's not fair for his information to be shared without his consent. They should have been more transparent on the issue. Like minded Buick enthusiasts or not, it is his opinion of the situation. Also Greg is an upstanding citizen of the forum here, he's a welcome friend and his concern shouldn't reflect poorly on his character.
  4. 5 points
    I just gave you another one.
  5. 5 points
    Being a long time Buick Club member, I can assure you. once the marketeers make a few attempts to sell members their wares or exploit them, they will toss that list quite quickly. Bernie
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    I have been watching this posting for some time now and I've read a lot of postings here but very few postings address the question of what will it take to make the AACA more appealing to young people. My thoughts on this are take the word young out of the equation. I'm in my early 60's and for some people here that's young and I might post here, but I'm not a member of AACA. I've had at least one old car or truck for almost 40 years, some of these old boats and box's have been touch and go, a couple have been frame off and kept for years. Long and the short of this is, that in all the years of having complete stranger's talk to me at stoplights, gas stations, parking lots and even car shows, no one has ever asked me if I was an AACA member and I don't know if I've ever met one. It takes people meeting people to keep a club strong and help it grow. It doesn't matter what the hobby is, if you want to have a club for the hobby you have to get out and tell people where you are and invite them in. After that it's the Golden Rule and Pay it Forward.
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    The pin was exactly what I thought it would look like and what I tried to describe in my post on Sunday. Anyone who has ran an automatic screw machine that makes this type of pin, will recognize the rings under the head of the pin as being the result of a die clamping around the pin body while the head of the pin is cold formed (sometimes called cold heading).
  10. 2 points
    You gotta see this! Amazing video showcasing BCA 50th anniversary celebration in Allentown. Thanks for the awesome support by our gracious host Mr Bulgari, and his team. See it at the BCA home page http://www.buickclub.org/ or this You Tube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2uA1a1GhifjQ1K61IxtTjA Thanks! Alan Oldfield President, Buick Club of America
  11. 2 points
    You should hear what's been said to me about my '89!! lol
  12. 2 points
    Maybe just including the BCA member number and details about the car would be a better approach. Members could then refer to their BCA roster for contact information.
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    Mr. Greg, I am having a really hard time following your logic here. It sounds like you signed up to attend the national meet, rub elbows with like-minded Buick enthusiasts, check out the cars that are similar to what you have, make some new friends in the process, BUT, you don't want anyone to know anything about you or your cars. That is pretty hard to swallow my friend. Us Buick enthusiasts are a pretty great bunch of folks to be associated with. We have members from all stations in life. There are engineers, doctors, dentists, and even skilled metalworking people like myself. It is true that there are crooks out there, but, the Buick enthusiasts that I know and associate with are a great bunch of helpful folks. I'm going to give you some time-honored, free advice. The best way to make and have friends is to act like one yourself. You're not painting a very good picture of yourself on here - just sayin'. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  14. 2 points
    Well, I'd probably edit out the "what rubbish", but I understand what you're saying. My parents were comfortable citizens of a small town in Louisiana, which was not exactly a hotbed of activity in the old car world in the 50's and 60's. In the early 60's, when I was 12 years old or so, I saw a magazine with an old car on the cover. Something about it hooked me. In 1963, my father bought me a project 1931 Chevrolet, which I restored by 1966, and in 1965 (before I was through with the Chevy) he bought me a 1925 Dodge coupe. Both of these cars were bought for me, by my VERY understanding and supportive father, before I was 15 years old (driver license age at that time in Louisiana). I agree that no one can pinpoint where the old car bug comes from. You might get it from your parents, who have old cars, you might just chance upon it, as I did. But, the critical thing, if you're young, is that your parents need to support you in your passion. Let me repeat that, for all you parents, SUPPORT YOUR KIDS IN THEIR PASSION!! I don't care if it's old cars, or art, or music, or twiddling their thumbs in the National Twiddling Competition.....don't dismiss their interest as "oh, he or she will get over that". My parents embraced my passion, as they did my brother's interest in hunting, and it paid off in the long run. My life is so much better, knowing who I do in the old car world, not to mention the great experiences and the places it's taken me. OK, off my soapbox now....
  15. 2 points
    Actually Rita surprised me the other evening while watching Muds vlogs with a statement "we ARE going to Denver next year" but that likely won't be in Buttercup. OC in '19, maybe. Now back to our regularly scheduled thread ...?
  16. 1 point
    I received my Buick Bugle in the mail a few days ago now an excellent publication all round per usual. I would draw your attention to the "Barn Find" article by our own Lamar Brown (aka Mr. Earl). An excellent story with great pictures. The outcome of the quick turnaround on the cars was amazing. The crown jewel of course being the pre-war sedan which I know will be well taken care of by one of, if not the newest member of the pre-war forum under the Buick heading. So now we can add to his already impressive resume the title "pre-war correspondent". KUDOS to you Lamar for saving these fine Buicks, finding them good homes and writing a great article about the whole adventure. Oh and thank you to your understanding missus as well.
  17. 1 point
    I just installed one of these and the job was relatively easy, even for someone with my limited mechanical skills. I followed his instructions to the letter. My old gasket was the original one and it was intact, but rock hard. I used Q tips to clean out the groove. The toughest part of the job was removing the old spark plug rings. I finally got a small pick and just dug them out. I could not find torque specs anywhere. Since the 8v engine calls for 105 inch pounds I figured that might work, but as I was tightening the new gasket it just seemed "right" at 80 in. lbs. My major leak is now gone. I'm very happy with this part and hope he sells enough to make a profit. Now, if someone will just repro the plug wire looms!
  18. 1 point
    Hi, has anyone out there fitted the working "chin lamps" from a 65 Riviera to a 63 Riviera. These are the lamps that sit under the front bumper bar on 65's and would replace the dummy ornaments fitted to 1963. If they fit straight on without too many modifications, I would like to source a pair of nice driver condition lamps with lenses and housings as I have a plan? Rodney
  19. 1 point
    That photo should get you an answer. When I first read your post I was thinking of the keeper or retainer. This piece is called a cup by GM. A case of a picture being worth a thousand words.
  20. 1 point
    I would also note the headlight stanchions on my Detroit-assembled Rockne are black like the fenders, and show no signs of chrome beneath the paint. Perhaps the chrome on yours is a contribution from its Netherlands assembly?
  21. 1 point
    If it was factory air , maybe. But anyway what fun is there in just making your money back, I like to to make at least a 5-10% profit. LOL
  22. 1 point
    There are a LOT of variables that impact the air vent temp, but it is a good rule of thumb that you are going to get, best case, 25F cooler air OUT of the vents as compared to the air going INTO the evaporator (ie the interior temp). So, if the interior temp is say 100F, you can expect 75F vent temp and if the interior is 75F you will get 50F vent temps typically. You have to set the AC to MAX COOL, interior getting nice and crisp and at highway speeds to get the vent temp to its lowest. About the best you can expect as an end point is in the lower 40s / upper 30s even though the evaporator itself may well be running around 32F. Assuming you are running everything factory, understand that the engine cooling fans, which also cool the A/C condenser run ONLY in half speed until the engine coolant temp is about 230F and that usually means that the evaporator is NOT able to adequately condense the A/C refrigerant so the cooling capacity of the system is degraded until you get some forward velocity so that the airflow over the condenser improves. Several of us have modified our Reatta's engine cooling fan operation to run at high speed full time or to switch to high speed at lower engine temps so as to provide better summer, stop and go A/C performance, not to mention lower transmission temps (the engine itself, per a GM engine designer, is happy as a lark at 230F). Just because you don't think the A/C is cooling adequately in stop and go summer heat does not mean there is an issue with the A/C. Remember that as the interior approaches the set temp, the Reatta A/C system controls the blower AND moderates the vent air temp to maintain the temp. In the very worst of summer I tend to just set the temp to MAX COOL and leave it as I really prefer the A/C to output its coldest air, regardless of the interior temp. The Reatta A/C is a subtle system. It is never in your face with massive amounts of frigid air. I have owned many auto-air systems and the Reatta is one of the most subdued I have encountered. That is not to say that it does a poor job but it is NOT going to produce icicles either.
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    Here is the only tire I would ever run on a trailer. It weighs 61 pounds, load range G. 14 ply. 4500 pound weight rating per tire from memory. I would never run a Chinese tires, but this is the one exception. The company is ISO 9000. These tires run 110 pounds of air pressure. They're good for about 100,000 miles. My current set has 40,000 miles on it no flats no problems. Sidewalls are like iron, they run nice and cool through the dessert. They are less than half worn. We run hard as well as heavy. There is no better trailer tire on the market anywhere, and the price is extremely reasonable. When I bought my set everybody in the shop was very impressed with them. Lots of the local guys are now running these. The RV guys love them. Ed
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  26. 1 point
    The Reatta Rendezvous was organized many years before Buick built a vehicle named the Rendezvous. It all started the year of the first Danvers meet....someone suggested Reatta owners try and get together and come to Danvers as a group It worked pretty well and maybe 10 came in together......after that we had a Rendezvous each year, but the format was different....we got together at the meet and drove (scenic if possible) to a place to eat together. Whoever volunteered to organize the "Rendezvous" would plan a route, find a eating establishment that would give us a private room if possible and we could all eat together and talk about our cars. For the last several years, Jim Finn, with the help of others did all the planning, often making a special trip to the site months in advance to give us the best possible experience. If you go to a national meet, you must go to the Rendezvous......if you don't drive a Reatta, you get at the end of the line. Thanks Jim for your dedication........
  27. 1 point
    Just post it again over there.
  28. 1 point
    If it shakes and you have to bring it to a stop, check the tie rod ends and the upper outer control arm bushings. If it just bounces fill the shocks with fluid. Those old guys telling stories around the cracker barrel usually ate crackers two at a time, with a lot of bologna between. Bernie
  29. 1 point
    I'm running 80 psi also, on four brand new tires. The reason for the new tires? Two blow outs on my last trip, one on each side, and each blowout taking the trailer fender with it. Here's my recipe for the "fender delete" option on my trailer: -ignore how old the tires are, I was running tires that were 8 to 10 years old, and they were junk, although a trailer shop had told me they were "OK" -don't pay attention to recommended tire pressure, I was running 50 psi, which meant the tires were flexing quite a bit, leading to failure...again, at recommendation of this trailer shop So, to put it in a positive mode, change tires on your trailer every 5 years, and keep them inflated to recommended tire pressure. Yes, it's expensive, but so was the windshield on the pickup truck that one of my fenders smashed. Very lucky no one was hurt.......
  30. 1 point
    Sure..... Single edge binding is a strip of leather, 1-1/2 to 2 inches wide, skived thin, and folded over on one side Double edge binding is same, folded over on both sides. Both of the above are used for finishing off edges of tops, carpet, or anywhere a finished edge is needed. Hidem is sewn with two beads, and an opening between the beads. You can open this up, drive a tack (or staple) through, and the beads close up to hide the fastener. Wire-on has an integral zig-zag wire, with a small bead on one edge, and a large half-round bead as the other side. You tack (or staple) in place, then the large bead folds over to hide the fasteners, and the wire keeps it closed once bent. I hope that, and the illustration below, help you understand these different trims. These trims are usually easily available, in stock, as vinyl items, but finding leather trim is difficult. The advantage of the custom made trim is that no matter what color or finish your leather, you can have exact matching trim, since it's MADE with your leather. I don't know what current pricing is, it's done by the foot, but it's a very small percentage of an overall upholstery job and it can really make the finished job perfect....
  31. 1 point
    I use 50 PSI.
  32. 1 point
    Sorry. I punched it in my maps app, which I realize not everyone uses. Here is the physical address. 100 Abington Executive Park South Abington Township, PA 18411 United States Thanks to all and looks like we are gonna have some beautiful weather Matt
  33. 1 point
    Thanks. You're in for a whole new experience now that you have a pre-war straight 8. Watch out for the oil pressure when it gets good and hot after say 20 miles at 50 mph. If the oil pressure drops under 20 and the idle drops to under 10 you need to install a 1941-1953 oil pump. Fits right in, and has 25 percent larger gears and a steel bottom plate. Your car has a pot metal bottom plate. They tend to warp after about 30,000 miles (MoTor magazine, about 1939 or 1940). I donated all of my MoTor magazines to the AACA Library about 20 years ago. Buick also put out a kit with a new steel bottom plate and neck to solve that problem, but the 1941-53 version really solves the problem.
  34. 1 point
    Yep, like I said, it's a real " wake up call ". Being as old as I now know how old I am, I think I better sit and rest a "spell".
  35. 1 point
    Hope to see you there... 2017 July 30 MMC Buick Only Car Show Poster-map.pdf
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    Watch out, though, the Wix filter for P127 that NAPA sells under their own label is slightly too tall. The Baldwin P26 filter, available through Bob's, is correct for my 1949 Super with stock hydraulic lifters and a three-speed manual transmission (late model production). Fram used to sell the correct filter, but I can no longer find it. It must have been the Baldwin filter. See attached photo.
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    Wish I'd seen this before doing mine as 54s are the same. Hometown Buick has good steps, but not the little tips for hiccups along the way, like ordering those seals! I guess I'm picking the car back up to drill that hole.....
  40. 1 point
    I think you're right, the title might just be correct, this thing is covered in lead in all the right places to say it is or was a '42. Tons of lead where the teardrops would have been as well as on the doors where the two moldings would be. In any case, it is sad to think that such a rare car was customized, but at the same token one must remember it was done when this thing was only about 10 years old which means it would be much like any of us personalizing a convertible Chevy Cavalier. It's something to remember a by-gone era by and, at least, the work was well done. I am going to try and preserve what might be the only bastard '42 Buick convertible in existence to as close as possible as when it was built in the '50s. Thanks with the help guys! ^__^
  41. 1 point
    P-127 IS AC. The same for 1950. I use Baldwin P26. Ben
  42. 1 point
    Having had a fantastic run of warm, blue sky days but being caught up with family responsibilities over the weekend I grabbed an opportunity to fire up the Buick to deliver a parcel to our son who lives a few miles away. Having completed my good deed for the day, I decided that a little trip down the western side of Tuggerah Lakes was in order. I even located my Grandfather's holiday house that I spent many weekends and holidays at during the '70s. The weather was so good and I was having so much fun I continued on and having circumnavigated the lake I finally arrived home 2 hours later having had a few stops here and there to take in the view. Seems lots of others had the same idea seeing an AC Cobra, '68 Camaro, '35 Ford coupe hot rod and had a chat in a petrol station with an old timer called Roy and his wife and his magnificent red '68 fast back Mustang (one of four Mustangs that he currently owns). I enjoyed myself so much I forgot to take photos...
  43. 1 point
    Dallas Texas in my way again today. Now back to killing the planet in a 55 Buick.
  44. 1 point
    After about an hour the temp gauge started going above the top of the H so I told Sue I had to turn the heaters on as I didn't want to take any chances. That brought it down to just under the H. When we got home I used my temp gun and it was only reading *185. I took the 7 lb cap to work to test and it won't even hold 4 psi. I will install a real gauge and see what temp it is really reaching and go from there.
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    WOW. I was absolutely speechless after viewing this the first time. It brought a tear to my eye reliving the experience. I have sent my personal and BCA official thank you and appreciation to Mr. Bulgari and his team for allowing us to post this on our web page and here for everyone to see. Absolutely fantastic. I don't know how you could condense 3 years preparation and a week long Celebration into 11 minutes, but here it is. Also, apparently it pays to just park your car in a random spot occasionally! (1:18)
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    The Riviera Owners Association has a new photo gallery that is now active on the ROA website home page linked in my signature, or click here to go directly to it. The lions share of photos from the Reno meet are posted. https://rivowners.org/Gallery/index.php?message_id=acbaed2fd8f3a6786a635d140ef30a5a&message_icon=info#cpgMessageBlock We are continuing to improve/expand it as time permits.
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    https://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/cto/6175774378.html 1962 buick lesabre condition: good cylinders: 8 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas paint color: green size: compact title status: clean transmission: automatic 1962 Buick LeSabre 4 Door Hardtop 401/6.6L V8 "Nailhead" Car is in amazing shape for a survivor. Has some very minor exterior rust but all in all it's in solid shape. Tires are almost brand new and the interior is all intact. Runs and drives perfectly. New parts include: Battery Voltage Regulator Dimmer Switch Master Cylinder Headlight switch Rear Wheel Cylinder Starter Asking $2500 OBO call or text Brice at 308-520-7421
  50. 1 point
    I agree that we should always think outside of the box and always keep trying to do our best to make the club appealing to the next generation. In my personal experience, I don't think that this is the way to attract the younger folks. I, along with a few other members of my local chapter, routinely attend our local monthly Cars and Coffee events. Most of those attending are the younger folks that you are talking about. Quite a few of them have cars that cost more than many antique cars. These folks are "car guys" and "car gals". They are getting exposure to antique cars and many of them are showing interest in them at these events. We have quite a few local members who are in their 30s. These members include owners of Model A Fords and Model T Fords. We also have several student members in our local Chapter. Just like the members of the older generation, every young person is not going to be interested in antique cars. We just need to plant as many seeds in the target age group and then cultivate those seeds that find fertile ground. One other note. My 19 year old daughter started in AACA as a Junior Member. She is a National Judge although she is not as active right now since she is busy attending College. She was very thankful for receiving an AACA Scholarship. She drives a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The Impala was about 10 years old when we bought it. It cost me more than the AACA Original 1989 Buick Park Avenue that I own. My daughter sees the 2004 Impala as transportation. She would not think of it as a car to participate with in any club. She actually wants a 1967 Impala but I think that will have to wait until after College when she has a job. Every chance I get, I talk to people of all ages about my antique cars. I drive my 1937 Buick Century on a regular basis to lunch or dinner. This is the best way to get more people exposed to our cars. Lots of people ask questions. Taking the time to talk with them gets more exposure for the club. I am willing to let people open the doors, take a closer look, and even go for rides. Exposing people to our old cars is fun and helps get more people into the hobby.