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  1. Gave the wife and kids, plus my cousin and her son rides with the top down on Thanksgiving day. It was 60 degrees in Long Island on Thanksgiving. It's supposed to be nice the rest of today and tomorrow; I'll probably take a ride again. 1962 Buick Skylark convertible.
  2. I owned a 1961 Impala 4-door sedan from 2009 to 2014. I sold it when I bought a 1965 Impala (which I sold in 2018 to buy my 1962 Skylark). Since 2014, I spotted the 1961 Impala on the local Craigslist a couple of times. This past spring, I noticed it was for sale again, advertised on Craigslist. It had 1965 Impala SS wheel covers and the original 283 had been replaced with a crate 350. It also had different tires on it. Other than that, it looked the same as when I owned it. The same day that I spotted the for sale ad, a local car club friend called me on another subject. Du
  3. If you haven't done so, I suggest posting this in the Buick section of these forums. Also, the Buick Club of America is a great source of information about your car. Fusick, oldbuickparts.com, and Kanter Auto parts should have parts for your Riviera. Good luck with the project.
  4. Drove my 1962 Skylark convertible to the Long Island Chapter's outdoor monthly meeting yesterday.
  5. I'm listing this for a friend of a friend. I haven't seen the car and have no interest in the sale. The only thing I know about the car is that my friend, a hobbyist who does restoration and repair work in his home garage, recently performed the work mentioned in the ad copy below. If you'd like more information about the car, please call Giuseppe at 917-288-0170. Here's the information from the owner: 1963 Buick skylark, 215 V8 with later TH200 trans runs very well All Mechanical work is done: new brakes, complete ball joints, new tires and shocks Amateur paint jo
  6. Here a few pictures from 2018 in or near our spaces in the Red Field North. I missed Hershey due to illness last year, so I'm experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms this year. I always travel to the Fall Meet on Tuesday to set up, so I'm really missing Hershey today.
  7. When GM introduced the "Colonnade" styling on the mid-size cars for the 1973 model year, I hated those cars and their styling. I was 11 years old then. Now, when I see these cars at car shows or in photographs, I like them. It's taken all this time for them to grow on me, but I now think the "Colonnade" cars (Buick Century/Regal, Olds Cutlass, Pontiac LeMans, Chevelle) are nice looking. I don't know if I'll ever own one, but stranger things have happened.
  8. Thanks, Craig. I forwarded your info to my friend.
  9. I'm posting this question for a friend who is working on a '63 Skylark. Are the lower ball joints for these cars threaded or press fit?
  10. It's worth $27K to the seller, I don't know about anyone else. I wouldn't go near this car at any price. As mentioned above, there's a lot of poor work evident in the pictures, especially the interior.
  11. It looks like it's worth the trip to inspect it. The worst that could happen is that the car isn't as nice as advertised. If the car disappoints you, you'll only be out gas money. I would invite a friend who you know isn't Covid positive to go with you. A second, or third, set of eyes is very helpful when inspecting a potential purpose. Two years ago, I wanted to look at a car that was advertised at what I thought was a good price for the make and model. It was located about three hours away from me. I invited two friends to come with me on the inspection. Despite looking grea
  12. First car, 1971 Buick Skylark sedan. When I got my driver's license in 1978, my mother bought a new Buick and I got the old one. I wasn't crazy about a four-door sedan, but the car was fast, roomy, and the air conditioning was so cold you could have hung meat in the car. It had terrible traction in snow, I had to put sand bags in the trunk to get the car not to spin the tires, and I had snow tires on it.
  13. I bought this 1991 LeSabre recently. It's roomy, comfortable, rides like it's on a cloud, has a great sound system and a big trunk. I had the a/c recharged and it blows nice and cold now. The more I drive it, the better I like it. I think it would make a great road-trip car.
  14. 1967 Buick GS340 in silver, with twin turbine and AM/FM radio. They only came in silver and white.
  15. Posting for a local friend looking for a '62 Bel Air Wagon. Condition and options will reflect the price he's willing to pay. Contact Ken at 631-880-8489 or dashindan139@yahoo.com.
  16. I'd go with the hydraulic power steering. I had a 1961 Impala without power steering. I found a complete power steering set up from a 1962 Chevy at Hershey. I had a mechanic install the system on the car (with new hoses) and it worked fine. The holes for the installation were already drilled at the factory.
  17. Thanks for the reply. The engine looks good. Call Ken at 631-880-8489 to discuss the engine.
  18. Posting for a local car club friend. Call Ken at 631-880-8489 - Looking for a stock rebuilt, ready to drop in 283 V8 from the mid-1960's.
  19. Ken just informed me he sold the car. Posting for a local car club friend. $7900 The car is located in Suffolk County, Long Island: 110 Horsepower 4 speed 45,000 original miles Clean, dry, well cared for Corvair, driven daily All the annoying Corvair issues have been addressed Call Ken at 631-880-8489
  20. I once traded a car for a paint job on another car. A few years ago, I decided I needed to own just one collector car due to health problems. I put my 1961 Bel Air Sport Sedan up for sale and decided to keep my 1965 Impala Sport Sedan. A younger guy (probably in his 30s) came to see the Bel Air one day. He brought his wife and two young daughters with him. He came into my garage to inspect the Bel Air by himself while his family waited in their car. Once he decided he liked the Bel Air, he had his family come in and look at it. They liked it too and said he should buy the car.
  21. Good news, I emailed a complaint to them and they reset the screen so I could return the part and get a refund. I just completed the refund screens and printed the return label. The bad news is they charge for the return shipping, so I won't receive a full refund.
  22. I called both phone numbers Frank listed above. The same recording answered at both numbers and explained that Rockauto doesn't do customer service by telephone. I pressed "3" to speak to a receptionist and got a recording saying no one was available to take my call. I understand their office may be closed due to Covid 19, but I've been able to reach other companies via telephone during the shutdown. I didn't install the part, just checked to see if it fit. It looks like I may be a victim of a data entry error on their confusing return screens on their web site.
  23. I bought an air filter for my 1962 Buick Skylark from Rock Auto. Surprise, it didn't fit. I started the return process on their web site, the return screens are very confusing. When I got to the question that asked if I installed the part on the car, I pressed "yes" when I meant to press "no". When I went back to the return screen to try again, the status of the order said "not returnable". I searched the web site for a way to correct the mistake, but there is none. There's also no customer service telephone line. It appears that I'm stuck with a part I can't use and unable to get a ref
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