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    My contribution. These guys photo bombed what would have been a fantastic shot of a 38 Special Gary aka Ggggo and yours truly
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    Merry Christmas from all us Reatta nuts!
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    Thank you Mark and Merry Christmas to you and to all!
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    I saw this thread in the Buick General forum and thought I would start one here in the ROA forum ... Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And of course, happy projects in the future.
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    Very pleasant conversation talking with him on the phone. He isn't at all familiar with Buicks. He changed the ad as soon as he was informed about the modifications to the car. I had quotes for redoing my interior and rechroming my bumpers. Same as his 7,000.00. Hmmmmm. Nice trim strait body, no rust. I guess if I were considering buying it, but I'm not. I used to say things were too high priced, then I figured out my real problem. I don't have enuff money. Hope he gets a good price. He seems very honest and the car is obviously very nice too. Have a nice holiday and be of good cheer!
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    To all my fellow Buick collectors,restorers. Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! May you all have much success in your Buick endeavors. May your trials small and your accomplishments many. GOD Bless us all !
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    Brian, You are too modest in declaring the designer of the front cover, timing chain, and geroter oil pump, etc.. You do nice work. For the rest of you, the person that did the design that he is talking about is Brian. He was one of the engine engineers that helped make the 3800 engine a bullet proof motor.
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    I guess it didn't get much better than this in 1928.
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    Thanks Mark and thanks to all, Happy Christmas!
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    Merry Christmas everyone and best wishes for a wonderful 2018 filled with health, happiness, prosperity, and Buicks.
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    Three ladies having a cup of tea in New Zealand. This looks to be an early production 1916 D-45 (yoke mounted headlights) - the license plate tells us the photo was taken sometime in 1928-29.
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    Found another street scene with a Buick - just dropping off the mail - or perhaps he has just picked up a prescription? 1927 car?
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    Seeing there hasn't been a '33 in this thread yet, here is one. I will let the experts guess which series it might be.
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    The photo is only captioned 'Hill District'. Maybe someone might know the city. I guess the car is a 1931 90 series? Note the 'non-skid' front tyres.
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    Merry Christmas from a 47’ Buick convertible fanatic. May you have a Happy and successful New Year.
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    Wish I had some colorful greetings, like the above, to share, but I will just wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. John Scheib
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    It's not picking nits. Ray Charles could tell the difference between a modern radial and a bias tire. It's the outward appearance we judge, not the internal construction. Same as we judge paint, by appearance, not formula.
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    Amen Mark, Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you and everyone else too!
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    And a happy new year. Packages are wrapped, pies are in the oven, the ham is ready for tomorrows family feast and we are going to settle back for a little music and a we dram of single malt to toast the season. At the very least, that's good for chasing away the remnants of my annual head-cold! Wishing everyone the merriest holiday season and all the best for the coming year. Save travels, great weather, peace and good health to you all. Terry
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    This one has appeared on Shorpy at sometime. I guess the daring young couple have done a cross country drive in a 22 year old car. I believe those two cylinder Buicks perform very well by pre-WW1 standards. At least as quick as a Ford T if not faster?
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    44 degrees this side of the door. 15 TDC outside (Too Damned Cold)
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    I will bet Larry lunch that the chain is fine. Easy check is to remove the cam sensor and watch the cam sprocket and sensor turn through the hole when cranking. The cam drive is the first narrow drive, all steel chain and sprockets in the Corp.. Way over designed. 500,000 miles easy if you change the oil I know the guy who designed it. Nice guy. Handsome too. That's his front cover and water pump too, a thing of beauty. The front cover, first gerotor oil pump and narrow waterpump designed for the 1985 3.0L and carried over to the new for 1988 3800. The narrow chain drive was all new for the 3800 so we could get the balance shaft drive gears behind it, along with the balance shaft. Same nice guy got to do all that design too. The crank sensor does all the work. The cam sensor is rather 'dumb', it just tells the computer if you are in the first or second 360 degree of crank angle which enables the engine to be Sequential Fuel Injection (SFI, one squirt of fuel per 720, Vs. Multi-port Fuel Injection (MFI) which gave two ~1/2 squirts per 720 degrees with one of the squirts loading up on the face on the intake valve). Agree with comments above, either the crank sensor works or it's dead. I've seen some mis-aligned and rub the excitor rings on the back of the dampolator but still work for a while. Same with coil modules, lots of history on the coil modules 'cooking' with age on the top of the engine.
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    Merry Christmas from the guy that cut up his 41 Limited. Anyone can restore, takes a REAL MAN TO CUT ONE UP, hehe Dale in Indy
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    My most recent picture. December 14, 2017 Admittedly Not a Pre War Buick so... in keeping with the thread.... One that my local Car Club / Museum owns.
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    Merry Christmas to my ROA buds
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    Thanks for the comments, guys. Parts car item #18 - horn ring. I wasn't really thinking about this, but the chrome on some of the interior parts in the coupe is pretty thin. I tried some Simichrome on the horn ring of the parts car, and it cleaned up pretty well. First photo, upper left portion of the horn ring cleaned up. 2nd photo - whole thing cleaned up. When I disassembled the horn ring from the coupe, I found the few "horn" parts are just gone, so I transferred them over from the parts car, though I couldn't get the wire down the steering column. I probed the bottom end of the column (from the engine compartment side), and it's gummed up with grease. I may clean that out at some point, but there's a button under the left side dash for the horn now. The steering wheel overall is bent, so even if all of the horn parts are in there, it won't work. The steering wheel seems to be bent towards the driver. Not sure how that would happen, but the horn ring seems like it would make constant contact. Anyway, the chrome part looks nicer, and the emblem is less faded and has fewer cracks. Horn ring is held on by two 5/32" SHCS's, one on each steering wheel spoke. These screws have plastic "spool" pieces on them to allow the ring to move. The ring is "sprung" up off the steering wheel by a foam rubber ring. In the parts car, this ring had taken a set, so I added a thin piece of foam to it to thicken it up.
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    padgett, The original question has been answered many times in this discussion. You really don't have to continue to argue. AACA Judges follow the judging guidelines. We judge by those rules. If you don't like the rules, if you are an AACA member, you can lobby to have the rules changed. You have previously indicated not having an interest in judging. Why do you feel the need to continue to argue about something that you have claimed does not interest you? The rules require a deduction for inauthentic radial tires. Until those rules change, inauthentic radial tires will receive a deduction in AACA Judging. The fact that you don't like reproduction bias style tires does not change the rules. Please stop arguing.
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    Bob, the answer is yes, since the car could not have been correctly supplied by the factory to the dealer, or sold by the dealer to the consumer as a correct factory authorized dealer option with them when new
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    In 2007-08 I took over the build of a project car for a customer. You see it in the picture below, A 1937 Ford. Behind the Ford you can see a Cuda. The Cuda was in the same class "antique restored" that our Packard was in. I did not do the restoration on the Packard, we bought it the way you see it. I cleared out the shop to build a display for the Packard. You are judged on how the display fits the car, a 20x20 display gets more credit then a 10x20 space. Over the course of the show I talked to the owner of the Cuda a few times, nice guy, the Cuda was a very nice car. It was over restored, no Cuda was that nice from the factory. The owner of the Cuda was worried that the Packard would beat him and get best in class. If he did not win best, he would not have enough points to go too the nationals back east. It did not matter to me how the Packard did, after the show I would just drive about seven miles up the road to go home. A lot of things were stacked against the Cuda to win, it was just roped off, no display, in a 10x20. The Cuda won best antique restored. never getting a judging sheet I do not know what was wrong with the Packard. (nothing) And did not care. I know that people are not going to bump out a car on tour, for a car that is just going up the road. And I was fine with that, but it does give a person some insight to the fact that no matter how nice a car is, the show must go on. Build/restore every car as nice as you can, and when the winners are picked, use that time to buy one more beer, before they shut down the beer vendors.
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    It's important to keep in mind that it's 52 years old. Have you owned any other older cars? The suggestions posted will make it the best it can be, but it's never going to drive like a modern car. I spent about $3k on a 67 Mustang, trying to get it to handle as good as my girlfriend's RAV4. It's almost there, other than the steering. That was with relocating the upper control arm position, and replacing all the rubber in the frontend with bearings, which in turned makes it incredibly noisy and harsh. A lot has changed in design in the past 50 years, and it's going to be difficult and expensive to get a modern feel from a old design.
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    Disclaimer - Don't try this at home, kids! Today, we had a high of 72 degrees with Sunny weather. This morning's forecast called for a lot of colder weather and mostly rainy days for the next week or so. This afternoon, I decided it was time to transplant the body onto the mostly restored chassis so I could get my daily driver back into the garage. I spent a couple of hours working on this and then a couple of my fellow retired police friends stopped by to help. Their help allowed me to get more done than expected. I used my farm jacks from Tractor Supply, along with a couple of floor jacks and miscellaneous boards and bricks to accomplish the job. I was able to remove the body from the Special chassis, roll the Century chassis into place, lower the body onto the chassis and roll it into the back of the garage. With the help of my friends, we rolled the rusty original Century body on the body dolly out of its storage space on the side of the driveway and then rolled the Special chassis under the rusty body. I then lowered the rusty body onto the Special chassis. We then rolled it back into the storage area on the side of the driveway. Since it was getting dark, while I picked up tools and jacks, my buddies covered the engine with a tarp. We then stacked the body dolly beside the body/chassis to get it out of the way. In the near future, I will need to clean up the garage and move some more parts into storage in/on the Special chassis/rusty body combo. When I have more time, I will assemble the hood over the Special engine and remove the tarp. I temporarily placed the seats that came in the Special inside the Century. After I get the garage cleaned up and organized, I can get started on body work. The body is on temporary spacers to keep it off of the chassis to make it easier to do the body work before dropping it the rest of the way down and installing the body bolts. I think the photos will enable you to see how I did it, but I don't recommend anyone else doing it this way. The farm jacks work, but they really don't feel as stable as most people would probably like. I used a floor jack with some boards (and bricks to get more height) to make it a bit more stable than the farm jacks alone.
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    My 1955 Special has the 264 cid engine but I installed the 4 bbl Century carb and the switch pitch dynaflow tranny. It has all of the Special markings and it runs very well!
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    Hey I found a good use for a ford!
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    Drive-through Florida to Miami you'll wonder if it ever ends
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    You definitely need a new ICM. The second photo I posted shows how the wires connect between the coilpack and the ICM. It does matter how they are connected. You should stick with that and not try to mix and match colors in hopes it doesn't matter. If your engine won't start you should get down to basics. Check for spark. Is there spark at the plugs when your trying to start the engine? I think you will find this helpful Do you have fuel proper pressure at the fuel rail? There are fuel system tutorials on my website that tells what you need to know about Fuel Pressure Testing
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    Marion and I are looking forward to attending the Eastern Spring Meet in Gettysburg. Kudos to the Chesapeake Region for hosting it--we know they'll do a great job and that we'll have a lot of fun.
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    My Buicks. Leif in Sweden.
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    Thank you Terry for starting this thread, and for all that you and Sue do, and have done for the hobby. Dale and I add our wishes, that all participants and supporters of our hobby, all Forum members, and those they hold dear, enjoy the cheer and hospitality of the season, and enjoy health to continue into the new year. Now as we watch live streaming of our New Orleans Saints battling their archrivals Atlanta Falcons, we head to the home of our newest AACA members as they brew a fresh cauldron of Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, Rice, fresh home-baked warm French Bread,and likely accompanied by delicious desserts and spirit-warming cognac. We hope that you, and all who serve our great nation, at home, overseas, and in harms way, also remain safe and warm, and enjoy the blessings of the season
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    How about another Riviera ... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
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    Well maybe I’m wrong but this engine is complete with manifolds, carb, distributor, fuel pump, starter, bell housing, and transmission and I think $450 is a damn good price. If it doesn’t need any rebuilding, it’s a virtual drop in. Easy to test run too the way it Is.
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    Your statement was opened ended and patently not common sense. It implies that any conversation between two people that wanders into the discussion of the law could put one or the other person in legal jeopardy. As for the topic of this thread, why would you put 250-750k worth of cars into an LLC? I'm trying to come up with scenarios in my head where it would make ANY financial sense.
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    Son: ( looking out the front window) Dad, did you forget anything last night while you were working at the "office" so late?? Dad: No, I don't think so! What are you talking about? Son: Look out the window Dad. I hope mom doesn't notice the sweep spear missing on that back quarter panel.
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    I agree 100%. Most people don't recognize all the good that came out of the space program. The key, of course, is "spending in the right place". I just watched a local FEMA office decide to shut down, and contract the services, and throw tens of thousands of dollars of cubicle walls, desks, and cabinets in dumpsters. A month later, The contractor then moved into the SAME offices, and under the contract FEMA had to supply the office equipment. FEMA then proceeded to buy all new cubicles, wasting our tax money. This is not hearsay, I watched it, it's in the same complex where I rent my storage warehouse for some cars. There, I made it car related!