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  1. 5 points
    Attended local bank holiday car show over 500 , only one Buick , but probably best in show , a mint condition 58 limited edition, absolute dream machine, Dei , bet you like this one
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    I got a pack of screwdrivers 50 total which will help refill my screwdriver drawer. Ands my brother in Law gave me a motion detector light that fits in the toilet and lights it up at night. Just what the heck I need. Not to mention it is multi colored LED lights.
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    Good Morning. Here is the rig I restored with Bob Fairchild many moons ago. It was converted and used by The Boston Globe for a newspaper truck recovery vehicle. 3 1/2 ton Manley hand cranked (Arm-strong) winch. Enjoy. John Mark
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    Not Buick-related but my awesome and very clever wife bought me this absolutely beautiful 1929 Cadillac Fleetwood portfolio from a fellow board member. It's the most amazing factory brochure I've ever seen. I'm so excited to have it as part of my collection. Best gift ever!
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    In 1952 my dad together with his brother bought a 1926 Ford Model T Fordor Sedan in bushell baskets, literally a basket case. Over the summer they assembled the car and drove it through high school. The car was sold when my dad went to England in 1957 but he was able to get it back in 1969. We've had the car ever since. I inherited it last year after dad succumbed to Parkinson's disease. Here it is as it looked in 1974 (dad behind the wheel) and as it is today.
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    My 73 Regal almost done new vinyl roof is on no problems with taking rear window out.After new years puting window trim back on,
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    Larry, Congratulations! Good video too. I hope to get my 15 Buick Speedster (The Bumble Buick) up and running soon too.
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    The dawning of the brightest light, that will eventually transform the world. (I did go out into the garage and gaze at the antique cars, though!)
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    I got the engine for our 1915 truck running today.
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    I lulled my ‘53 out of the garage today for a special Christmas Day cruise around the block. She purred wonderfully and I realized how much I missed that smooth flat six sound. My Windsor has been resting in the garage since mid October. Seasons Greetings Chrysler fans. 2018 was a good year here. I look forward to 2019! - Keith
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    What is the best way to lubricate the distributor shaft of the cars with starter generators? There is a grease fitting. Then there is a cavity between the Starter Generator housing and the distributor housing shaft. Then there is a 1/8" hole in the distributor housing shaft and you can see the actual distributor shaft. No way the grease will jump across and into the little hole. I assumed the grease fitting was for the drive gear also. This fitting is about 3" above the drive gear. Lots of old drive gears out there with very sharp teeth from a lack of lubrication. The shop manual says 2 oz of grease every 500 miles. Do you just keep loading this cavity with grease? I assume it starts coming out the water pump shaft in no time.
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    It is good to know that the disc conversion works with 56 power brakes (and maybe 55 power brakes since it is similar in function but not location). I did see that conversion on a 55 manual brake system and it did not work well: seems that only the rear brakes were functioning while the rotors were only warm after some hard stops that were scary; may be a difference in pedal ration along with MC bore size on manual vs power brakes.
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    I have not done that part but here is a suggestion I have used on other plastic parts. Use something like instant glue to hold the parts together in alignment. From the backside.... take a short piece of wire, bend the ends down so they can go into the plastic.....care must be taken on a flimsy piece like this because you do not have much thickness to work with. A metal staple will work fine.....cut off the legs to the needed length. Lay the wire part over the crack ...centered....mark the location of the ends......with a drill...smaller than the wire, make a start hole (be careful on a thin piece not to go thru the plastic.) position the wire part so the legs are started in the holes you made. Holding one end to stabilize the part, use your solder iron/gun to heat the metal and melt it into the plastic part. Repeat on the other end. If you want....apply epoxy over the finished patch.
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    When a music show is good, the public is asking for one or two titles more (I don't know how it's called in English). I will do the same with a small bonus: the story of the Avanti model! It won't take so long as the story is ready, I just have to translate it. It will come after the last Mark II picture will be published as I will continue with the same post (if it's allowed).
  19. 2 points
    Leaving Christmas Dinner Last night, cold but luckily no snow.
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    I lube the shaft and weights. Pack the large well too. Assemble. Part of my routine is to lube this often until grease comes out the water pump shaft. Wipe off the excess there as it comes out. Agree. I had a distributor drive gear that was worn to pointed razor sharp teeth. Lucky I found a good one.
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    Last few , sorry if your bored by now 😁
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    If you have $100,000 to spend, buy a finished car.
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    Not much to report as I've been taking it easy and hanging with the family. Last two days have been wonderful weather wise and I've gotten in some more test drives. I'm going to do a deep dive into what I have, what I'm missing, what needs to be repaired, etc etc. I'm also going to move all the parts that are either duplicates, unusable or for a different car out of the shop area. Once I start on bodywork and taking the car back apart, I want to be able to easily track everything that comes off. I threw the windshield on just for completeness but I think it adds a lot to the look of the car. I think this is my favorite picture so far. Hope everyone is having a Wonderful Christmas!!
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    I know this image is around the interwebs, but this one was from the Spalding (maternal grandfather) archives. From Hock's Buick in Cincinnati. My grandfather had several Buicks- a 62 LeSabre and a 68 LeSabre were the ones I remember. He also had the greatest nickname i@ MIT - Dymo (short for Dynamo :)) He was also known as Skip... I do not think anybody called him by his given name Francis Wheeler Spalding. He would always draw locomotives for me when we came for Christmas. I got married too late to have kids, but I though "Rusty Wheeler Nagel" would be hilarious ... Nagel is German for nail Merry Christmas Buick People!
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    And here's the proof! Click on the image, then click on the "Play" arrow if the video doesn't automatically start.
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    Went shopping for the wife's Christmas presents and just so happened Home Depot was next door, so in need of a new good big tape measure I came out with $100 worth of Christmas stocking stuffers for my self. The wife wasn't amused when I walked through the door and she said did you get me something nice, (she knew I was going Christmas shopping for her) when I showed her the Milwaukee Bit sets and new tape measure.
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    I've had several vehicles with Dynacorn bodies (a '67 Mustang and a Bronco) and the quality was quite good. The guys who built them said that it was nice having all virgin sheetmetal to work with and that for the most part, the quality was good. Their biggest complaints were that sometimes OEM or repro parts from other manufacturers don't fit very well--it seems that Dynacorn uses Dynacorn parts for their tooling so your NOS fenders or hood might not fit without some tweaking on the reproduction body. The second thing--and they ALL griped about this--was that they had no idea how many little parts they would need to buy to make it complete. When you start with a complete car, you have all the little clips and fasteners and tacking strips and what-not that you will need to put it back together. When you start with a bare shell, you get none of that, so not only do you have to track all that down, you don't have a guide to even tell you what you need. An assembly manual can be invaluable in this regard, but they still said that they spent more time and money than expected tracking down all that little stuff that they needed and it added up to a substantial chunk of change that they didn't expect to spend. Even if you're not going 100% stock, you'll still need a lot of those little parts, which definitely add up. The guy who did the Bronco said he'd probably just use a factory truck in the future, no matter how rusty, just because he can fix the rust for less than it cost to buy all that stuff that he would have gotten with a complete vehicle. Of course, a Bronco is made out of flat sheets of metal, so rust repairs aren't as big a deal as with something more complex like a Camaro. Anyway, the quality is good, the virgin steel is nice, but be prepared to do some parts hunting and an extra expense that you may not have considered. Hope this helps!
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    This one predates the car. The two children are my uncle - now still alive and well at 97, and my late aunt. My father had not yet been born. The date would be about 1926. The man driving the dray was a neighbour, George Ashby, who worked for my great grand parents for some time. I have an idea that horse collar is still hanging in the stable.
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    I'll never forget when Roger started this process by making the tire. That just blew my mind... and I was like "wow, this is going to be something I've never seen before". That certainly proved true and it has been a blast every day since then.
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    That sounds like a really cool cruise! I like the Duesenberg driving thing, most people don't drive them much. I have the motor out of mine now for an overhaul, but when it's done, I'll be racking up the miles.
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    Also a vertical wind shield, and the headlights in the 'normal' place, make it no later than mid 1919.
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    The only British shows i watch are "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances." High class stuff though.
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    Don't know. I only test drove the car once when purchased in November. I've been busy simply degreasing, assessing things, like brakes, before I do any more road tests. So maybe I should just change the fluid and hold off with the rear end, for now as you suggested. I don't it's ever been changed. The car only has 27,000 + miles and it looks dirty. I 'm anxious to check out the state of the engine first anyway. Thank you
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    I got a windshield wiper conversion kit 😎. Driving in rain without working windshield wipers is not a big fun 🙄
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    Right. A 400 CCA battery should start the 322 ( or 254) engine just fine in warm weather and new. If the battery terminals show 11 ish volts with the starter engaged, then the starter is NOT engaged! If the solenoid clicks, but no starter whirring sound, then the solenoid is bad (internal contacts typical failure) or the starter brushes are worn out. If no clicking, check cables, neutral safety switch, starter switch, etc. BTW, all Buick V8s are 12volt vehicles. You could say the same for Chevy, but they did make a V8 back in the early teens, so those Chevy V8s were 6 volt.
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    Joel, It’s done every other year. It’s an invitation only event. It’s all true hard core car guys. No trailer queens. They all run rain or shine. The drive LOTS of miles every day. We did 185 miles from 9am to 4pm on small back country roads. When you figure in the garage tours and lunch it’s a fast paced agenda.
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    Back in the 1970's when I had cars with 455 cu in engines the rules of thumb was one CCA per cu in. It was hard to find and expensive to get a 500 CCA battery, but the here in South Texas a 350 CCA battery gave good service. The old group 60 that I used in the 55 Buicks was only rated at 250 CCA and gave good service...now I used a group 31 battery with 950 CCA and get similar service. Use what is available, drive often or at least keep charged.
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    Ok, I can understand wanting original parts on any restoration, but couldn't an experienced shop spin out two buckets & rims for under that kind of money? Bob
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    Lots of the available parts are incorrect and will cause all sorts of issues. If you need any help, PM me. I have driven 1931 Cadillac 355A series cars tens of thousands of miles. They can be a handful to an inexperienced owner or mechanic.
  44. 1 point
    We are having similar issues on the model T forum I spend way too much time on. Some of our regulars have been complaining about their photographs on our site even being used by other people in ebay listings! (has happened several times!) Our wonderful chief moderator just a day ago removed a couple links in one thread at the request of the other website. It is a huge problem throughout the internet, and few people understand the copyright rules or intellectual property right laws. Any such suspicions should be immediately reported to the moderators. So, I will take this opportunity to say "THANK YOU!" to the moderators for this site! You all do an incredible job for which you do not get thanked often enough.
  45. 1 point
    OK, 1966 Wildcat Convertibles break down. From Daily Car Report! 46467 2690 built. Wildcat Convertible A 7 425 cid Q-Jet 62 built A 8 425 cid dual quad -1 built (GS option) A 9 425 cid Q-Jet 40 built (GS option) 46667 2790 built. Wildcat Custom Convertible A 7 425 cid Q-Jet 114 built A 8 425 cid dual quad -3 built (GS option) A 9 425 cid Q-Jet 195 built (GS option) So there are 425 cid Wildcats that were not Wildcat GS. But unlike prior years, they were equipped with the Q-Jet carb.
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    In 1966 a one-year-only Wildcat "Gran Sport Performance Group" package could be ordered by selecting the "A8/Y48" option. Two engine choices were available. The single carb 425 CID/340 hp V8 was included in the base package price with a 360 hp (268 kW) dual-carb set-up available at extra cost. Initially, this 20 hp (15 kW) upgrade remained a dealer-installed carb-intake modification bolted to stock MT-coded engines but eventually these "Super Wildcats" could also be obtained direct from the factory with MZ-coded engines. Rounding out both the base and Super GS packages were dual exhaust, heavy-duty suspension, posi-traction and updated rear quarter-panel "GS" badging in the new, initials-only format employed on all post-1965 Gran Sports. A total of 1,244 Wildcat GSs were built by Buick during the model year. Of those, 242 were convertibles and the rest were hardtops. A mere 22 (consisting of an unknown mix of both body styles) were Super Wildcats. per wikipedia..........
  47. 1 point
    Went up and looked. Car needs patch panels all around. Super nice family.
  48. 1 point
    Why not just buy a hot rod? With all those mods it's no longer an old car. Just my opinion! The real fun in model A's is driving the original!
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    Early Loco's, 1908-at least 1913, used Barrett # 44 jacks.
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    Obrigardo, en voce e sua familia. ( my spelling is off I’m sure. Born and raised in MA! But I’m sure you know what I’m trying to reply. 😆