Bill Stoneberg

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  1. Working on the car just didn't happen this weekend. Life seems to have gotten in the way. Parts are ordered and on the way. Me, I had to deal with a tree that fell during a storm.
  2. I sold one of my cars to a gentleman out of state. He sent a transport for it. It was an open transport with an Eastern European driver. BTW, he had never driven a manual transmission. He finally got it on the bottom level of the transport and I watched as the car above it dripped funds on the car. Took Videos of the whole thing including the abuse the clutch took as he learned to drive a clutch. I could not help because of "regulations". when the new owner contacted me about details, I sent him the video. Luckily, I had been paid before I let the car go on the transport.
  3. Willis, I agree, it is long for one weekend. Thats why it will probably take a month to do ๐Ÿ™‚. Besides you know how you run into the "While I am here" repairs. Not to mention its summer and hot, not conducive to driving a older in Texas. Nope, can't get vertical from the ground right now. Hell, I can't even look in the bottom of the fridge without help getting back up.
  4. Chris, I am rebuilding the Center link after seeing your post. Plus find out why it wanders and correct that. Replace all the rubber brake lines and look at the other parts. We will also add a electric fuel pump and replace the 80 lb starter with a mini starter. Plus I am sure there will be more we find. And who knows, maybe an upgrade or two. He is a good friend, I sold my 64 Riv to him. I donโ€™t sell cars to people I know, but made an exception and that car now runs and looks better then ever.
  5. Unfortunately, I have to farm some work out on my 60 Electra. I would rather be doing it myself, but due to health reasons, I can't move as well as I once did and getting on the floor will keep me on the floor. So a good friend has offered to do the needed work He lives in the same neighborhood where I used to live. Look at the size of his garage, with the step up in the front the Electra just fits. He keeps the garage door closed as his garage has AC. More pictures coming as he gets to work after this weekend.
  6. I do that with my car and it has a good gas guage.
  7. I have used Gas tank Renu and found it quite satisfactory. They took the dents out of the tank and coated it inside and out. No leaks at all.
  8. It needs a whole lot of work, not just finishing.....
  9. Sounds like my Dynaflow and my modern Nissan with a CVT transmission. They both need gas to get up the hills around here. In my Nissan I can watch the tach and the engine goes from 2,000 RPM to almost 4,000 on one of the hills. This is on cruise, on an interstate going 75 or so. Same experience with my 60 Electra.
  10. We went out on a drive Tuesday and it was a beautiful day. Had the windows open and it felt great. We took the short loop (about 60 miles) that we drive a lot. It gets you out in the ranch areas and away from all the traffic of out small town. After we got back in town we stopped about a mile from home to get Nachos for lunch. I stopped the car while running inside to get the food and when I came back the starter would not work. Ended up on a flatbed for the last mile or so. Life is an adventure with old cars ๐Ÿ™‚
  11. Looking good Brian. Are you able to work from home or all of this done after yuour job ?
  12. Fall has hit here, it was sunny and 80 today. We went for a drive of about 50 miles. No pictures though.
  13. Just when I thought it was all over, we have a nice day here today. Didn't have anything I really needed to do so took a ride on the longer loop that I use. About 65 mile putting me at 1360 for the year. Saw these two steers standing along the fence line.
  14. My brother came to visit as as he is a car person, we decided to take a drive in the Electra. I let him drive and I got to sit and watch the world go by. We went on the short loop of 35 miles from my house that has some freeway driving and lots of back roads, He was impressed by the countryside and how open it is around here. He should be as he live in San Francisco. We had stopped at on location and he was talking pictures of the Longhorns and the Belted Galloway cattle. He started to put his camera away and I asked if he had got any pictures of the Zebras that were out under the trees. He had not even seen them Anyway a fun drive on a Monday morning.
  15. I always put a moving blanket where the hubcap will fall if and when I drop it as it comes off the wheel. Have saved numerous scratches that way.
  16. Damn, now I have grease under my nails.
  17. Beautiful trees in your part of the world. I miss that living down south.
  18. There is spam going around at the moment asking members to please buy gift cards for Vets, or send money to a person and saying that you will be reimbursed. It is signed by John Steed (President) and it says you will be reimbursed by me. This is complete and utter BS. Nobody form the Board of Directors will ask you to spend your money for the Buick Club (unless it for membership). These are crooks trying to get in your wallet. If you get this mail, delete it. If you have any questions on the validity of an email, look in your Bugle, find our email or phone and contact us. Do not reply to the email as they are very good at forging email addresses. Bill
  19. So, I felt well enough this afternoon to take a short drive to a town called comfort and back...... about 30 - 35 miles. On this trip is a Mexican cementarty. They know how to do a grave sight. It is a celebration and they decorate accordingly. They have bottles of what the deceased drank, flowers, decorations and lots of other stuff. A total change from the dull boring cementaries we are used to.
  20. Went to Cars and Coffee at my church yesterday. Long ways from home, a whole 6 blocks for so. 30 cars showed up along with some bike. Most interesting car was a Brand New Vette that had to be towed home because it did not go into drive. Owner was not happy. Also there was a 1970's era Honda 350. Hondas back then were a good bike to have. Anyway using this to update milage 1206 miles this year. Probably won't make the goal but I still have 2 more months to try.
  21. Here is a 2003 that has 79 K miles on it an has lived it whole life in Texas. If I needed a car I would buy this. A it is I have a 2007 Lucerne with just over 50 K on it. https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=531424855&zip=78028&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D78028%26sortBy%3Drelevance%26incremental%3Dall%26firstRecord%3D0%26marketExtension%3Don%26modelCodeList%3DPARK%26makeCodeList%3DBUICK%26searchRadius%3D200&numRecords=25&firstRecord=0&modelCodeList=PARK&makeCodeList=BUICK&searchRadius=200&makeCode1=BUICK&modelCode1=PARK&clickType=listing
  22. Beautiful workmanship and nice looking car. That looks like it could surprise somebody coming away from a stoplight. Thanks for sharing.
  23. I have used a pressure bleeder on my old Buicks for a while and it works well ONCE you find the right adapter so seal the top.
  24. We went a gathering of cars yesterday afternoon. Not a show, just folks with cars they like to have seen. I took the 60 Electra and was of the only Buicks. It was in a nice shady park along the riverfront and there may have been 200 + cars. It was nicely arranged with all the classic cars in the shade and the newer cars i the parking lot in the sun. I parked next to a guy who had a 66 GTO with a 389 and 3 deuces. He got lots of lookers. I got the old people talking to me, the comments that "we had one of these" and "I ll bet you could take a couple of people in the trunk to the Drive in Theater. A fun relaxing Saturday evening. It sure beats sitting in a parking lot in the sun.