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About Lisa-G

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  • Birthday 03/12/1971
  1. Thank you for the post. Its been a while since I last put anything on the boards. I had taken a vacation last month across the country. I drove to a high school girlfriends place outside Chicago and spent a month there. I drove the Buick. the car made the trip perfectly. No problems knock on wood ! I drove it on the old Route 66 which is now for the most part I-40 stsrting at highway 58 in Barstow, California. Driving the Skylark through New Mexico, Missouri , Texas, Oklaholma , Arkansas and so on, youd be surprized at how many people stopped and stared at the car , with the old yellow and
  2. 1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser stationwagon 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1985 Ford escort stationwagon 1962 Buick Skylark
  3. I really dont drive at night hardly at all. But I might just pick up a set of originals either at a wreckers or off ebay. Its only original .... once
  4. One of them, on the passenger side is an ATLAS so im guessing somewhere sometime the car was taken to Chevron for a replacement.
  5. I was out shopping in my Skylark and some man came up to the car, I watched him outside the streetside window of the clothing store I was in. He took off his glasses and looked at the grill. I thought he was going to open the hood so I ran outside and asked what he was doing. He said he noticed the car still has 3 of the 4 T-3 headlamps on it. That they were original lamps and not many vintage cars still have them. Do they really matter or are they just something that GM put on their new cars ? I have seen them on ebay and they cost alot. Thanks for the input
  6. Im sorry John, theres nothing here but street parking. and even then its a constant battle for a space.
  7. With gas costing $4.63 a gallon I won't be driving it a lot. Its gotton too expensive to go anywhere anymore.
  8. Very good Rob , it works for the both of us. I dont know how things work in canada, I have never been there. The person Buick5563 brought up a excellent point. Buying R-12 is one thing but getting it across the Canadaian border is completely different. My earlier post was just me being a purist. My compressor bearing is bad in mine. That is why the system is dead. They do sell a replacement for 250 dollars or a new one for 800. So I have put it on hold for now. At any rate, I hope you are able to get yours working. To be honest I had no idea air conditioning was avaible in 1957. I just
  9. Thank you for the link Buick Racer, I will be getting in touch with the compact Buick group this week. I have bookmarked it. I hope it is still ok to be part of the boards here. I did look at the link posted by retirednow and I had no idea that the car was worth what the nana guides says it is. I offed the wagon which my grandmother bought new in 1970 back in the early to middle 1980s , when wagons werent worth anything. It leaked bad. Some kind of fluid, so bad I was not allowed to put it in our driveway or in front of the house because of the big puddles it left. I was offered 200 doll
  10. No no Rob maybe I didnt word it correctly. There are cans of freon on ebat for sale. Plus theres cans on craigslist. They are " New " cans not used. There was one set on ebay where the seller was selling a set of 6 cans plus the meter set. They used to sell cans of the stuff at Autozone for like 2 dollars each, then I think it was around 1998 it got banned when they created R-134A. R12 is still aviable but to buy it, you need a license and you need to buy whole canisters of it. If I had the smarts or the money id have bought it myself by now off craigslist or ebay, im sure the system in my
  11. Funny thing, I had some guy come up and want to buy the old Yellow and Black license plates off the car. I guess the old california plates have a following. I didnt sell them. Hed buy the plates and pay me to have new modern ones issued.
  12. Thank you john, as things go, I hate old cars. I remember getting the hand me down Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser wagon in high school, then saving enough money to go buy my own car. A 1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. It was a heep. It ran good at first but the starter went out, then the alternator, then they thought it was the fuel pump so I had that replaced but it didnt solve the stalling in it, so it was something else, in the end I replaced the gas tank and it never ran right after that. Then the transmission started to go on it It Always needed work. I drove the heck out of the car and dumped
  13. Ricks Upholstery in San Leandro, he does great work and has given me the best cost yet. The shop is on 14th avenue and 150th street
  14. You are right there. Its small for the era. The other cars were banana boats back then, ive been thumbing through the Owners booklet, warranty and Accessories books and the other cars for 62 were huge things. Plus this car runs way better then the 85 Ford Escort I was using.
  15. Thank you all , you are all very welcoming. The car needs a new vinyl top. I think the hail this year really did it in. It sat in a garage for years, now that I have it , today it sits outside on the street in front of my apartment. We had 3 days straight of a rain/hail mix. The vinyl roof is splitting now.
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