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  1. Com'on think MrEarl would waste a beautiful numerology opportunity like 5454 on some generic post about some car.

    Its gotta be big....if it ever comes though, you all know he likes suspense.

  2. Sounds to me that installing the correct resistor would do the trick provided the sending unit/gage resistance function was linear. Padgett?

    That's a good point...your calibrating at one point but if the signal is not linear you will be only accurate at that specific spot.

  3. You need to check out this place:

    The Garage Journal Board - Powered by vBulletin

    I would never have believed that there was a forum just for Garages...let alone an extremely good one that was very active!

    Check out the gallery, some real deals there....better than my house.

    My favorite thread...a restoration but Garage style, just like what we do to our cars

  4. It sure was a launch pad year for Buick:

    Calendar-year production was 531,463. This represented a 9.6-percent market share and gave Buick third place in the industry. Model-year production was 444,609 units. During 1954, Buick became the first automaker to build 500,000 hardtops. The 2 millionth Dynaflow was built on May 3.

    1954 Buick Highway - 1954 Buick Production Figures

  5. I have liked the '54 Buicks since they were introduced!

    There's just something about them eh?

    Sounds like a nice project, to have a good friend to help coupled with the resources he has should make this a really fun project!

    I was going to do mine but in the end I lost confidence in my abilities and farmed the whole thing out. It cost crazy money but it was done by someone who knew what he was doing. This left me with the confidence that I will have a trouble free engine but took away a chance to complete a long time desire to rebuild an engine myself.

    Please keep us posted on your rebuild and better yet please post progress pics!

  6. Today I got my Buick mounted on my home built rotisserie....

    Some minor tweaks are required but she spins effortlessly and now I can move the body around and out of the main garage to allow room for the soon to be powder-coated frame's arrival.

    This feels like a true turning point in this restoration... biggrin.gif

    ...unfortunately no camera tonight, pics to follow.

  7. I believe your concerns would be covered with this method...

    The PDF via E-Mail is nice, but once its published, you can't control it... everyone could forward it.

    I would do it similar as we did it on 1954 Buick Highway - Technical Instructions / Manuals

    The Bugles could be set up as content section and only forum members with permission (=paid subscription) can access it.


    - No mass E-Mailing (and getting failures with broken E-Mail addresses), no conflicts with Spam rules

    - With more issues, it would be a great online archive of the Bugle

    - Its always available - even on mobile devices (Samsung Galaxy Tab, iPad, etc)

    - Payment: Its possible to pay with PayPal (I can't become a member of the BCA, because I don't have a credit card)

    Let me know if I can help...

    Unfortunately the idea and the offer to assist in developing the idea has been dismissed due to concerns in the way the idea was presented and displayed. Strange....there's little comment on the idea itself?

    Disappointing but we move on...

    I hope we will still try to see this trial through in some form, it was nice to be able to take part in the discussion on some of the Bugle stories while waiting for my Bugle to arrive some 4 weeks later.

  8. 50's Buick's eh....well if your unsure about what model year you want I would be remiss if I didn't show you the wonderful world of 1954 Buick's :D

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  9. There are more episodes that I have... more to come so to say.

    It takes time to convert it off the PVR then trans-code it, clean it up and up it. Youtube has 10minute limits so I use Vimeo but they have a 500mb weekly limit.

    Stay tuned ;) I started with the Buicks of course...