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The Old Guy

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  1. My car had an engine change , so I am guessing the number is invalid now
  2. I have owned my 40 Super cinvertible for 45 years , and now my son is going to take it ,and we can't find the VIN number. Does anyone know where to look ????? Thank you Joe Taubitz pS my E-mail is buickjoet@ahc123.net
  3. I am driving the Buick "Bug" in these pictures. Also the black 32 Model 97 was mine, Joe Taubitz
  4. Thanks guys I would pick Roberta also ,as I do NOT do Car things anymore , and she does
  5. John There has been a BCA National meet from 1971 to present ,except for 1974 . I used to have the dates , but threw them away with most of the rest of the BCA info
  6. I am reading all this , and asking myself the question, What ever happened to the BCA ????? The ORIGINAL concept was to get together ,and enjoy the cars!!! Now it appears that judging is the most important thing. WHY ???? It used to be that Buicks were made to be driven, but it seems that now they arrive in boxes ,and are judged on things they never had originally ,namely perfect pain and body lines. I went to EVERY national from 1971 to 2009 , and then threw in the towel , as the BCA evolved into BIG BUsiness and they wonder why the average person quit Parking was NOT a problem in Flint ,where we did NOT judge the last meets, and the early meets did not use the 400 point system.
  7. 3 sets of plugs and points i have a 39 century carb on it that has been worked on considerably it has had 2 stock exhaust systems and is now running dual exhausts using the manifolds from a 41 .( I dont like the dual carbs , and the big carb seems to run as well. I am still running the original valves.
  8. I installed a 53 engine in my 40 Super ,and have since driven it over 120,000 miles , and it still runs GREAT !!
  9. Bill I tried to talk to the BCA board for years, and got NOWHERE !!!!! I quit when they got so involved with "prefect " cars (there is NO SUCH thing) I wish you luck in salvaging the BCA although to me it is not worth saving I started the BDE ,and was instrumental in starting the Buicktown chapter ,back when people drove their Buicks and enjoyed them. I joined the BCA in 1969 and my number was 1308, and I quit in 2009
  10. Mike & Nancy do a GREAT job of watching out for the BCA people
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    Happy New Year to all the Buick "people"
  12. MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ( Especially Buick owners)
  13. There is another way to fix the problem also !!! Don't worry about them , and drive the wheels off them
  14. Lamar I said I was OLD , and this proves it !!! SORRY about the Post. (Not the original one ) Joe T
  15. Itis quite evident that i hit a sore spot , as my info was removed !!!!!!
  16. I have lived in the Flint Mich area all my life , and have seen Buicks come off the assembly line for many years, ( and I am OLD ) In all this time, I have NEVER seen a perfect car built by Buick. None have perfect paint or door fits, and there is always something wrong with the interiors. In todays world, the BCA has decided that any Buick driven to the national meets are "second class" and should not be seen with the "Trailer Queens", I was once quite active in the BCA, and helped start the "Buicktown " chapter ,and also helped start the BDE (I was BDE 001,and the first director of the Buicktown Chapter) and decided after the 2009 meet in Colorado that the club had evolved into something other than members that enjoyed Cars.( I drove a Buick to every National from 1971 to 2009) These discussions over judging convinced me that I did the RIGHT thing when I quit
  17. My first Car was a 1931 Buick that I purchased when I was 14 ( I got my license then) I bought it from my Uncle and drove it for a year. I then got a 1937 Century and drove it until my Dad took it away from me ( I passed him doing over 100MPH ) He then bought a 1939 Pontiac and that was the car I had in senior year. ( it was a six cylinder , and I don't think it woud go 80MPH over a cliff )
  18. Terry I don't say much about the BOD anymore, because I just do NOT care anymore!!!!! I don't do much with my cars anymore, and they are already put away for the winter. I would like to sell them, (1940 Super convert ,that is ready to drive anywhere, and the 1937 Special coupe that is really a modified) The only thing that interests me anymore is whether my electric chair ( it lifts me up) continues to work
  19. I forgot to mention that I joined the BCA in 1969, and DROVE a buick to every national meet until the meet in Colorado in 200? I put lots of miles on them ( 1932-1937-1940 -1941- 1953- 1967-1969- 1972-1973) and they always got me home
  20. It appears in todays world, that car shows are all about Judging !! WHAT A SHAME!!!!!! When the BCA was founded, it was all about driving and enjoying your car
  21. Willis You are fighting a losing battle, and it will NEVER be resolved!!!! When you have people bringing Buicks in trailers ,that are perfect, you will never resolve the problems in the BCA !!! Buick NEVER built a perfect car, but if yours has a flaw in the paint (from the factory ) you will be gigged
  22. Everything evolves. and the BCA is no different than any other group!!!! It has evolved into a group that <by and large: doesn't know that cars are meant to be driven ,and enjoyed for what they are !!! I remember (vaguely ) how the members of our local chapter ( Buicktown) would have 12-15 Buicks travel to the national meet and it was FUN !!!! Now if anyone goes from our chapter , they either fly in , or haul their car in a trailer.
  23. It is a 56C !!!!! The Special used the 39 style body . It could possibly be a 76C , but it looks too small to be that. I have a 56C ( it is also Sequoia cream ) I have driven mine all over this country, and it is a great highway car. ( I installed a 3.42 rear axle in it )
  24. I had 45 years of Bugles in the plastic yearly containers, and finally gave them away just to get the space. Good Luck selling yours
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