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  1. Well at 60 I'm finally getting tired of my first love. I am watching the antique car hobby turn into big business, forcing out the working man, and into the hands of the highest bidder. Just sold a 49 Super as well. First time I can remember being without an old car since my days as a kid at my old man's garage in CT. Best of luck to you and your sales! regards, Dan
  2. Yes I sold the car for too little in my opinion, $8900.00. I just stopped at a "Classic" car dealership here in Seattle area, and looked at a '63 Falcon, not even a Sprint, 18K! for a 6-cyl Falcon!
  3. Selling my 1955 Buick Century 4 dr. hdtp. original YXW tri paint scheme. Older restoration, very good driver quality. Runs perfect, no smoke (including cold start ups), no rattles, vibrations. P/S, P/brakes, new radials, rebuilt cars fuel pump (not in pictures), wiper motor. Newer water pump, exhaust, west coast car sold at Huling Bros Buick/West Seattle (have trunk metal dealer badge). thick stack of work done dating back to the early 80's. original V8 322 with 4-bbl carb (appears original--auto choke works as it should). Not working: speedo (disconnected), horn, radio, and dome light. All ot
  4. Thank you Chris and Jan for your replies. I will check both of those places out--hoping they have a website. I am a new member since November 2009, and the few times I have posted, everyone has been very nice taking time to respond. I only hope I can return the favor.
  5. I recently bought a 1955 Century older restoration for my main "driver". Can someone give me a list or point out out the best source for lists of good Buick parts sources? All is greatly appreciated! thanks, Dan/Srnad8.
  6. Does anyone know if this is going to be a problem to find or repair/make? I'm picking up a 55 tomorrow, and I know the battery tray is really shot, and the seller says he has one that goes with, but I am seriously skeptical. Thoughts, Please. thanks for any advise.
  7. Tom: holy schnikeys, Tom. I would have NEVER thought to look at the motor mounts. I will defineitely check that out. Mostly original; that is so possible. The seller insisted on quality rebuild of the motor/clutch/trans (no receipts ( Thank E Tom, that is very insightful. And that's what I'm talkin' about,,,,,, In my haste last evening, I forgot to mention how nice your car was; and what a collection (not sure what a '49 Aching Back is)! My better half LOVES '30's steel (as do I)--the '49 was a compromise,,,,,,, Pete: I didn't see your reply above until this morning (still getting us
  8. Brian, very cool car. Do you think she was an original code: 49-12 Royal Maroon Mettalic? Not an expert, but I think that color was pretty rare. Dan/Bremerton, WA USA
  9. John: thanks so much for your advise. to answer your question about the car being an investment or keeper, that's a tough one because I love every car I've ever owned, but only usually have 1 or 2 at a time for financial reasons. I've always looked at it as a hobby you can enjoy, and if you are smart/lucky get all or at least most of your investment back, to move on to the next one. Lets face it how many hobbies can you say that about? Aside from tying up your money initially, if you get a year of two of enjoyment/driving and break even after all is said and done, that is a great thing in
  10. Hello all, and first let me thank anyone who contributes with advise on my project to be. I have a fairly original '49 Buick I purchased a few months ago. I have had some time now (between Seattle rainy days) to try and come up with a plan of action. The paint is very fair, and it has been changed from the original Regency blue met. to black, and it was done very well with regards to trunk, hood, door jams etc. being also painted black (it took me quite a while to find a tiny bit of the blue under a broken hood seal). I can live with the paint job as a driver (it is a Super 4-dr sedan; so it w
  11. Yes it does look great. Thanks for the info:D
  12. Hello, motor looks great. If you don't mind a few questions, did you pull it out to paint it? What type of paint did you use on the manifolds? The oil filter housing looks correct, what color is the base and the cover? Thanks, Dan.
  13. Sorry I was away for some time, but thanks again to all for your kind words. I'm more curious about the originality of the car; certainly not concerned about showing it. It will be a driver for sure, and I have taken a lot of time trying to find any blue paint; under rubber, door jams, trunk arms, etc, and if she was indeed repainted Black, they took great lengths to cover every square inch of the car. And of course I was joking about the spare tire well rust. Not sure I've ever owned an un-restored vertical spare car that wasn't rusted through the bottom in that spot (please note I lived
  14. Well Brian thanks for the kind words. I will post some pics as soon as it is warm enough to uncover the poor freezing girl. I do have a couple from the original ad I bought her from and will try and figure out how to post To Dave, thank you also. I have a feeling I'll need all the help I can get. I really do hope that the 909 translates into the 49-09 as she will eventually need a paint job (when I have the money--I like blue, and I would guess less common than black), but being an unrestored car, the list is quite long as you can imagine--but that's the fun, and the bonus is I can drive it w
  15. Sorry fellas if I offended anyone about the newbie joke. My post had only been on a couple of days, hence the joke, and it was just intended that way. I truly am new to this sort of thing, and not a big internet person, no face book or any thing like that. I of course appreciate anyone taking time from their busy schedules to answer. I've got another Shop Manual coming for the car--lost the one I had for my 49 Sedanet in the flood we had out here 2 years ago. Anyway thanks again, and sorry again.
  16. Thank you for your response. My tag reads Paint No. 909; very clearly (the car is in great original condition so the tag is very readable), not 49-09. Are you sure this translates to Regency Blue Mettalic? The car looks fairly original and is currently black. Trust me, as a true 20 footer, I like blue better than black, but I want to be certain Thanks again for your response; I was thinking because I was a new comer that I was getting the cold shoulder.
  17. Looking for 1-2 bias 4-ply wide whites, or set of 4-5 radial wide whites. Unfortunately do not have the money for new at this time. Thanks for any help--live in the Seattle, WA area.
  18. Just bought a 49 Super, and the I.D. plate on the firewall says the Paint No. is 909. Checking on this, I can only find 4-digit paint i.d. numbers. Am I to assume that the 909 translates into 49-09? Thanks for any help on this--my first question post! Also looking for 1-2 L78X15 wide whites to match existing tires (have a radial wrong size RF and need spare), or set of 4-5 P23575R-15 wide whites. Appreciate any help. thanks again.
  19. Oh yeah, how could I forget that smell of the old cars. Unfortunately it's not as common her in the Pacific NW--you get a moldy smell more often Dan
  20. Well thank E for the kind words. Funny how I grew up with the 60's Buicks and eventually at the ripe old age of 10 working on them and many others at my families garage in Southington, CT., but ended up gravitating to 40-50's Buicks. I think it was due to being in the back seat, car hunting with my Dad and those dash board lights glowing! Most dad's took their kids fishing, mine took me looking at cars. Anyway I may take you up on your kind offer; not sure which is the lesser of 2 evil's with regards to drive, Marysville or Auburn, but I'm leaning towards Auburn and Puget Sound Chapter. I
  21. Well as a 57 Y.O. junior member, I thought I would send my first post on this heartwarming subject. I grew up in CT, and at the end of my street was a small Buick dealership. Being right next to the only store around, an ice cream bar, you can imagine how many times we went past the dealership growing up. We would constantly bug them for free literature and especially the display model cars in the tall wooden case. Sadly my collection of every brochure etc imaginable was left in our basement and succumbed to mold and had to be thrown out. Long story short, my true love is Buicks circa 58-
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