Pilgrim65

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    Spam Pie

    Was quite surprised to see this tread on this forum , So I thought I would share my recollections of Spam with you guys. I’m not sure of the origins of spam , British or American , pork luncheon meat ,obviously dates back to pre WW2 and wonder if soldiers found it was the ease to store and cook in a frying pan that made it popular , my dad was a soldier 8th army turbrok , el alemain etc , he certainly liked it and used to cook me spam fritters or chop it up and put in curry. It’s popularity declined in the 60s not helped because I think at least in Britain it was considered working class food , I was never offered spam sandwiches by our well off relatives, proper meat or cheese and salmon by top knobs . Give me plain egg or cheese anytime or even spam I remember i liked it cold with baked beans on . Must have been my dads thing cause after he passed very young , don’t remember my mum ever serving it . Cest la vie
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    What a great dash!

    Glad to see one like mine 53 Buick , but think the 30s and 20s ones steal the show.
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    Mid 50's stabilizer bars

    Your right Bernie , letting other people drive not a good move ,but I’m pretty selfish only twice in 3 years , two mates while out cruising. also your right about constant adjustment while driving ,was pretty scary when I first drove ,but did adjust that big nut on box , better now , pity don’t have power, but manage quite well. thanks for info. cheers pilgrim
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    Mid 50's stabilizer bars

    Bernie and others I was surprised to see this topic today as was only discussing this with a friend lunchtime today . I drove Ruby and neighbour to local golf course , do good lunch snacks and let him drive back , he was a little surprised in movement in steering, I’m used to it ,and we were discussing ways of reducing it . I had read on forum a post about anti roll bar and had noted to look into it and now you mention polyurethane bushings , this would obviously be a cheaper option , but overall what would you recommend cheers all valuable advice.
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    Want to Buy 1949 Roadmaster Convertible

    When referring to 1950 Buick’s as grotesque are you referring to just 1950 or early 50s in general as it appears to me toothy grills were similar till 54 and I actually prefer them , however the 50 teeth I admit are a bit carnivorous 😊
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    Find the Buick

    Surprised how many British sports cars there are
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    57 Torque Tube Paint/Finishes

    Very useful information, noted , thanks
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    Buick Registry

    The 49 super convertible above and other convertible supers road masters of that era 46 to 51 are Beutiful cars and in the context of the post subject it interests me also on the issue of how many survivors there are. I’ve read similar general posts on this subject and the point was made that there may be more convertible model survivors because they are popular and consequently have more value ,thus making restoration less of a black hole and irrespective of costs enthusiasts of open top motoring want one . I know two such members of this forum who are currently restoring 1947 convertibles and I follow with interest and it is thanks to these enthusiastic folk that these fine cars are saved. However the technical abilities required ,must deter some would be restorer and there may be some great cars just waiting for the owner to accept its beyond their capabilities, restoration budgets or they be keeping for sentimental reasons. There has been a noticeable increase in value of convertibles of this era so this may bring out more cars into the public arena, but how many, anyone’s guess. So back to survivor rates I’ve no idea , but the theories and factors are interesting. I have a 53 special,3 speed manual and I often wonder how many sisters she still has.100, 500.?😊
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    GIRLS ON BUICKS IV

    Tried to read poster , but couldn’t but guess South America somewhere , but great photo , great legs 😉
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    Find the Buick

    White cars obviously popular then
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    BUICK CRASHES!!!

    Apologies , but a bit of a associated topic but I find driving my classic Ruby quite stressful if I stop to think about a potential accident, was nearly hit head on during a rally on a s bend , not being anti regarding woman drivers , but it was a woman on the wrong side of road ! Being in Cyprus, i think about the added difficulty of repairing Ruby over here , should she get damaged ,obtaining parts etc . Ruby , quite a costly car for my budget , if I owned one of the stunning expensive cars some the members have , don’t know how I would feel taking into to some of the busy thoroughfares I take Ruby. On second thoughts I’d like the opportunity 😆
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    BUICK CRASHES!!!

    Scary the extent of damage , think I’ll drive carefully with Ruby
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    1940 76C Reconstruct

    Following you guys with interest , amazing projects with the diversity of knowledge and skills you have ,going to be a couple of amazing cars too. Cheers