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    I bought this '55 Roadmaster from an elderly BCA member in Baltimore, MD, ten years ago. It is not a show car, but a fun driver. Lots of power options: antenna, seat, windows. Even has the foot switch for the wonder bar radio. It is a fun ride! Shown parked outside my office last summer after I replaced 35 feet of heater hose! I love the Dyna-flow!
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    The Hupmobile is now at my garage resting comfortably. It even moved under its own power into the garage. Huppy day!
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    Nonsense... if anything I'd like this tread to be open to ideas and the problems faced by those of us who do this sort of thing. Truth to tell, my real motivation is solving problems. I'd much rather spend Saturday in the shop making something than go to any of the local car shows. jp
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    That’s not normal. Replace the studs and nuts with new ones, not expensive and easy to do. If it continues I would check axle alignment and suspension parts for looseness.
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    Xander: I agree. I never understood where the 4 million number came from. There are a hand full of cars in the collection that would do 100K, or a bit more, but there are lots of 20-30K cars, and a fair amount worth less than that. Many of the more valuable prewar cars are dated, 1980s era restorations. Remember, all of these cars have been sitting unused for at least several years. At the minimum, they will all need mechanical and cosmetic freshening. Some will require significant work in order to be "ready to show or tour." I predict the total might be just short of 3 million. Trimacar: All of our cars are special. Heck, they were special when the first owner's proudly drove them home from the dealership. Our cars were cherished by the people we purchased them from and will be cherished by the people that purchase them from us or our estate. While your great collection of cars will not likely remain together, they will all most likely go to people who will be equally as excited to become the next caretaker. Eldon's Hudsons are no different. Won't it be great to see some of these driving onto the show field at a future AACA National Meet or better yet, driving down the road on a Glidden Tour? Our cars will outlive all of us and, I firmly believe, will continue to provide their future caretakers with the same enjoyment they have given us.
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    https://inventory.vanguardmotorsales.com/vehicles/2967/1973-buick-riviera-gs $79,900 ! A mere $35 K profit - beautiful car but get real. KReed ROA 14549
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    Survivior unrestored 1922 Elcar K6 CoupeIt starts easily, and runs and drives well. Inline 6 Continental engine with 3 speed.Of the 61 total documented surviving Elcar models featured in the book "Elcar and Pratt Automobiles: The Complete History By William Locke", this is the only k6 coupe remaining, and has been in the same family for more than 60 years.It was primarily used as a parade car for the Whittier Elks lodge by my wife's grandfather before being passed down to her uncle, and finally to us. Lots of documented history. The Elcar was an American automobile briefly manufactured from 1915 until 1931 by the Elkhart Carriage Company, of Elkhart, Indiana, which had been in business for over 30 years before producing its first car. Known to be a high quality car in it's day, production was limited and eventually ceased due to the stock market crash and subsequent great depression.A true piece of history from the early days of American automobile makers. Keep as survivor or an excellent restoration candidate.
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    If you look at Clark's Corvair, you'll notice that the foam they sell for the 63 and 64 Riviera bucket seats has a part number that starts with a C. The prefix C on a part number means it's a Corvair part. From what I've seen, all of the GM buckets - compact, intermediate, and full sized all use the same seat. Just because the car gets smaller doesn't mean your butt gets smaller too.
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    From Michigan, have a 64 riviera I am working on. Painted the top white with blue ghost pearl. Also put air ride on it. Still a work in progress.
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    I removed my cassette player completely and installed a radio I got from China Mart for a hundred dollars that has blue tooth, am/fm, cd, sd card, usb, aux, dvd and will play music from my phone. Now I can talk on the phone hands free while watching a movie while going 70 miles an hour in rush hour traffic. ++ I
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    I never understood why someone would build a car museum in the middle of an Amish tourist trap. Especially a museum of single marque cars that originated from Detroit. Yes, the town of Shipshewana has a huge tourist trade but people are going there to see horse buggies, cheese, quilts, horse poop, and "antique" stores full of Chinese-made Americana doodads and trinkets. I understand that Eldon was from Shipshewana, but, did anyone besides Eldon, his wife and his son ever care about a Hudson Museum? I bet 99% of Shipshewana didn't even know what a Hudson was before the museum opened and they certainly never cared. It's was almost like Eldon said:, "Hey, I have this collection of old cars that are really cool, and, I'll give them to you and pay for a museum, even though you didn't ask for this and it really doesn't fit into the scope of what this town represents." And the town folks replied: "Hey, what do we have to loose, have at it buddy". And they built a museum and nobody came. Why would anyone think this would last??? Let's be real: This forum is full of knowledgable car collectors who understand and appreciate the cars that are (were) part of this museum. How many of you visited this museum and how many times did you visit it? Would have, should have, and could have's don't count. I have been there three times since its inception. The pittance that they earned from the admission costs from my three visits wouldn't pay for a two-weeks supply of toilet paper. Heck, even the city of Detroit, aka The Motor City, struggles with their automotive-based landmarks and museums. I agree that it will be nice to see these cars get into the hands of collectors. The reality is that even if this museum were to stay open, the cars would have suffered from neglect, lack of use and lack of maintenance. I am sure these cars are now in lesser condition than when they were purchased and put on display. Museums = Mausoleums..
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    Should be a great looking GB when finished. I have a 29 Dodge Brothers. Some of your parts are interchangeable with DB trucks. What is the chassis number located on the front left frame near spring support. Here is my truck: Enjoy the adventure.
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    Off to the Texas regional meet today.... 300 + miles one way. Should be fun if we dont have storms.
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    Oh, friend, where to begin... Differences between Chevy and Buick? Everything except a few electrical terminals and the ballast resistor. Small Buicks shared some stuff with Olds, larger Buicks with Cady. They sold half a million Buicks that year, so had no need to economize that much. It is amazing how the different divisions went their own way in that era. Buicks are bigger, a nicer ride, and a lot more flash. You won't likely have another parked next to you in a car show. Try riding in the back seat of a Buick, even a smaller Special or Century, and then try a Chevy. Buicks take a little more creativity and time in finding parts, but I have always found what I need. Regardless, buy what suits you, your budget and the skills of you and the mechanics in your life. FWIW, I love my '54 Buicks, and have been driving them since 1985.
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    Just got back from the 2018 Yosemite HCCA National Tour. Had magneto issues that put our car in the trailer. But we had a great time seeing all the waterfalls etc. in a modern car anyway. Tomorrow we go to the Bakersfield Swap Meet!
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    With working nights now have some time in the afternoon. I heard the garage door opening and found my son was looking for something. Decided to dig in there more and pulled a box or two out. Unmarked opening it, I found these. Opening the other up I found one eyebrow panel needing cleaning but pitted badly and one of the interior courtesy lights from the Limited parts car. it cleaned up not too bad. With today's temp at almost 70 () and having been up close and personal with three different Buick's last weekend it was too much to not rub down the Limited again before it was time to head on in to work tonight. . The trunk lid had splatter of some kind on it when I bought it a long time ago and with a little rubbing compound it will be looking good from a distance for now. At least it won't get any worse... Lot's to do and have all the pieces but will pick away at it as I can (after I change the Special fuel line...)
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    I think all married women of that vintage who follow their husbands around like that all have the same sighs and "ah"'s. In my very brief and limited dealings with vintage junkyards, it really makes you wonder what their thought process is. They'd rather hike up the prices on "rare" parts (spoiler: everything in a junkyard is apparently rare ) and then crush everything versus selling the parts at an affordable price. It's no wonder most people do frame swaps and drivetrain swaps and brake swaps and anything else really. I find myself lucky my car came complete, give or take the nuisances I've had to deal with over the last two years. But those who start with a shell and go looking for original parts... man I can't imagine how expensive that must be.
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    picked this really nice 40,000 mile 1 owner from Denver last December . had a couple issues that I've fixed and now ready for shows and cruises .
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    Hello All! We have a new to us 49 Super Vert in the garage (Its the wifes toy, that Im sure is only part mine when she wants me to fix it.) It has a few gremlins and I was hoping you could help us out. This post is about my first hurdle, It has a starter issue. First some info. It is definitely 6 volt, in 2013 it was pedal start (which I plan to get working later on) but someone has recently installed a push button switch in the dash that sometimes clicks the solenoid even when the key is off, If you give it a 12 volt jump it fires right up and runs well with decent idle oil pressure, and amps. The solenoid looks to be new (see pic), The battery is a brand new Interstate Heavy Duty. I believe its either the push button setup or the solenoid that was installed is a 12V since it fires up when jumped with a 12V. I was thinking of using a jumper from the battery to the solenoid to bypass the push button and determine if that is my problem. I need to know if the solenoid is + or - ignition start in order to test this. Im assuming its + but I want to be sure. The solenoid boot is orange and looks like brand new. The solenoid has some lettering in sharpie which tells me its most likely a rebuild. Any thoughts on how to diagnose this? And in advance, I want to thank you for taking the time to help me be my wifes hero on this
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    NOT MINE https://bgky.craigslist.org/cto/d/1935-buick-trunk-back/6559786943.html (502) 888-6702
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    very very very beautiful
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    (small tank is better than a rusty tank?)
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    (Depending upon build date, possibly, what about the Korean War??) I'm glad that we have members that are "engaged" with many areas of the operation of the BCA. I'm also cognizant of the "respect your elders" orientation from prior times. Prior times when many of us were "taught" things in our youth. But I also remember from back then when "In their second childhood" was an operative explanation for how some "elders" acted or reacted to situations. And in that respect, I also remember how parents might react to a constant nagging by their teen-aged children about being allowed to do some things they thought they (the kids) needed to do . . . else the world might come to an end. In that orientation, I'm wondering "Why" we're still having issues with where the Pre-War, or any other similar entity in the BCA, will be parked on the show field and in what manner? How many years has this discussion been going on? Not that I've been following it closely, but I was under the impression that it had been settled a good while back. Therefore, when I saw this thread, I'm thinking "I thought this deal had been settled?" AND if it hasn't been settled, I certainly hope it will have been "put to bed" before 2019! Personally, I don't like to see dialogue about how many BCA BOD members might be "aligned with particular orientations" (as few Pre-War oriented members on the BOD comment alluded to). The BCA BOD should be working, impartially, for the whole organization's good and prosperity, no matter what. NOT a power struggle of whom's for/against whom! And, as a BCA member, that's what I expect to happen -- period. As both the host chapter and the BCA have a good bit of financial issues riding on the success of the National Meets, how the National Meets happen is important, just as such meets are important to the BCA for many other reasons . . . including a good reason to "get out of town" and meet other like-minded Buick enthusiasts! Everybody attending ought to have a good time, but it seems some minor issues, which might only last for the bulk of daytime daylight, keep reappearing for one reason or another. I know that many want to park where they might desiere, by whom they desire. Been there, seen that, many times over the decades. But I also know how the judging operations need to happen and what might delay them. But then I like for things to be laid out logically to aid in that function. That's just me. Get it completed and get on with things, while taking enough time to do it correctly with a high degree of reliability. Perhaps, we need to consider "Divisional" parking rather than "Class Parking"? Assign judging groups to these divisions, with the related divisional judging have class divisions within them? That might also need to include a "General Population" division. Not sure we need to deploy Porta-Potties every 75 feet, though, but it might be considered. I also have observed (of others and myself), that as we age, "change" takes more effort to rationalize. We feel comfortable in what we are used to, which is fine. Aside of any changes in bodily function, which there seem to be few options to change, which can be depressing. Depression can then lead to anxiety about things that really don't mean much, after everything settles down. These have been my advancing observations over the past decade or so. NO finger pointing intended! For example, when we had Pontiacs with the European-inspired wiper control on a shorter stalk on the right hand side of the steering column, as the car had a floor shifter, whenever a "retired person" got into one, after they started the car, got ready to back out, rather than the car move, the windshield wipers would operate. Which always brought a surprised look to their face as they then found the floor shift to put the car in "R" and back out. We all ought to be working together for the good of the WHOLE organization -- period. That means the BCA BOD, the BCA Divisions, and everybody else involved in making that happen. I dislike seeming re-ignited/recurring "controversy", especially partisan-oriented controversy. It doesn't matter where it comes from or whom is involved. We have had far too much of that in our lives over the last 9 years. I don't like that either! So, please get something on paper, signed, and agreed to by all parties involved, so we can move on to bigger and better things in the future. That's the business-like way to do things, by observation. And please get this completed BEFORE 2019. I respectfully thank for your time, consideration, and toleration of my "Free Speech". I make these comments as a free-standing member of the BCA, only. Willis Bell 20811
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    A little slowdown is normal, but if they stop at WOT, then the fuel pump vacuum assist is not working.
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    Some picture from per war swap meet today in Bakersfield CA. # 8 pic. 38000.00 sounded grate wile running .
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    I wanted to provide a link and share this particular Photo of a mid 20's Buick Dealership garage. It looks to be a 1924 Buick 6 with the engine removed in the foreground, and an earlier Buick touring with the engine being removed just behind it. Numerous sport touring cars on stands in the background. No need for a lift. Do everything with a bank of chain falls. Lots of other photos on this site. Hugh http://theoldmotor.com/?p=164416
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    Dang that nice one is where my sister lives. Would be a great excuse to visit if I was a buyer, which would be very tempting if it was a v8. Very nice car!
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    Hi Alan, On my Wisconsin PT the manifold is brass tubing. The OD IS 1-3/4" with a .065 wall thickness. Interestingly the pipe connecting the cylinders is all one piece with holes bored to correspond with the T-fitting for cylinders 3 & 4 and the t/elbows that connect to the lower pipe. The fittings are simply bored to diameter and slid onto the tube and soldered in place. Unfortunately I didn't know that until I got to look inside an original and got my hands on a factory drawing so my fittings are simply counter bored at each end and the pipe is short sections cut to fit. Fortunately once its all together no one will know the difference other than me!
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    The sale of the cars will indeed be a VERY LARGE fundraiser. The only problem is WHO will benefit from the sale!!!
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    Studied this issue fairly extensively. Wanted to install trim strips for the headliner. Took the side garnish above side widows on my 55 Cent 2dr ht to the stainless polishing guy who specializes in 55 Chev interior trim. layed my trim on his bench and the stainless side garnish from the 55 Belair 2 dr ht lay on it with a perfect match. He sold me both sides, freshly polished. I bought the repopped top chromed steel bows as well, but other than checking them by holding against my headliner to see if close cant verify yet if also good fit. In general Pont and Chev have a fair amount of interchange. Generally Buick Olds, Cadd have interchange. However, Buick had two widths from 54-56. Olds used same width 88&98. No blanket interchange, different part #s different divisions even if same part. It ain't easy to be sure other than side by side comparison. Interchange books(small,pricey) give obscure small parts inchange, SUCK! HOLLANDER gives lots of accurate interchange, but not regards small trim, mostly major parts. But very valuble imho.
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    That is a Whizzer Motobike Model J motor. Dates to about 1948. That would not have been the original carburetor (they used a Carter) but Amal carbs were very common on motorcycles and were often adapted to Whizzers.
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    RE '49 "Patina": SNORT! That's now become a euphemism for "rusted-out piece of s---!"
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    O'reilly's carries them, my location keeps them in stock.
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    John Kruse = wonderful person who I have known for years. And, I endorse Worldwide Auctions http://www.worldwide-auctioneers.com too!
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    There is another home in Phoenix available....
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    Too much blah blah blah.
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    Another view of a different car than the one you posted Stooge. The only reason I know it is a Roadmaster is that I have other photos of this car.
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    Hi Gary, Don't know about anybody else but I am experiencing separation anxiety, its been almost three weeks since your last post! Cheers Paul
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    Em Tee, interesting. You may be on to something here. I read this morning an interesting thought from a respondent to a drive time article in the local paper. If all vehicle manufacturers were required to eliminate automatic transmissions and produce "only" 3 on the tree manual transmissions I wonder if it would save lives by eliminating or at least reducing texting time?". Peter J.
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    contact Don: Don Axelrod 35 Timson St, Lynn , MA 01902-1824 781-598-0523 Headlight guy headlights hdlthqtrs@aol.com
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    Next meet I get to with my car I'm parking next to Willie...
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    But you were probably not around when this was the trend. Takes you back to some good time if you lived in this era. Scallops, side pipes, wide whites, Lancers. Skirts, dual rear mount antennas, custom grill, shaved handles. SWEET. Peggy Sue would be all over you just to give her a ride in it. You'd probably not like the interior either if you could see it. Probably red or white roll and pleat with contrasting piping.
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    As Moderator, I think my input to this or other related matters should remain neutral and unbiased, however I am not fully understanding how this will effect/affect the show field as a whole. So as I understand it, the above agreement with the board holds true for the Pre-War Division Buicks. And that any other Division, be it 65 GS, 1959, 1958, Pre-War, 1936,37-38 club, the BDE, 53-54 Skylark Club, Performance & Modified Divisions may approach the Board and seek permission to do same as the PWD has. I guess my question is, what about the post war Buicks IE 1946 to present, which are not currently covered by an official "Division"? Will there have to be an official Post War Division formed in order for the same process that Mark went through for ALL Buicks to park chronologically, that is if the said new Post War Division so desired to do so. Please excuse me if I am missing something altogether here.