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  1. Wire wheels were not a factory option for you and me in 1956. Obviously, being a dealer, the original owner could have ordered a set of 1953-1955 wire wheels through his parts department and put them on the car when in came in. Perhaps, even, being a dealer he could probably pull some strings in Flint to have ordered them. I owned and restored a 1956 and searched the parts books for wire wheels, but the parts books do not lie. As to the white. I saw a white Century 4dr hardtop on the showroom floor at the Buick dealer in Rosslyn, Arlington, VA in 1956 when I graduated high scho
  2. It is a Fairlane sedan with a 312 Thunderbird engine. Only pictures I have are on eBay. I do appreciate all of the help I have not gotten from my AACA friends on the Ford section of the AACA list. Guess I'm on my own.
  3. I've come across a nice 1956 Ford with all the bells and whistles (maybe). It has wire wheels, but I don't think Ford offered those. I think they only offered wire wheel hubcaps. Is that correct? It has a continental kit with extension rear pan. Am I correct that Ford did not offer that as an accessory from the factory? It has factor air condition, no compressor, but man says he'll fix with Japanese compessor for $1700.which appears to have vents only on the top of the dash. It isn't working. The engne is a 312 Thunderbird Special, rear mounted antenna, power steering and power brakes.
  4. I've had very bad luck buying sight unseen. A 64 Buick Wildcat was terrible as was a 56 Buick 46-R. The problem with the oh-well is, when you see you've bought a junker, your investment pushes you to try and fix it. Invariably that goes down a road to spending horrible sums of money trying to make it good and often it never suits you because the mechanic's let you down. That 41 Pontiac let that man down and because he was so let down he just let it sit, I'll bet, which is what I should have done with that Wildcat. I lost about $20,000 trying to make it right and it never got all the way t
  5. Man, you've got a pile of nice cars. It had to cost a lot to get the 49 Riviera shipped. I'd be afraid to ask. I saw it and thought about how to get it, but I wouldn't do what you were willing to do, buy sight unseen. You got a good car and a good deal by being willing to take a chance.
  6. I'm looking at a 1964 Buick LeSabre. The air cleaner says "310". That tells me the car has the smaller V8 offered, with a 2 bbl carb and a Super Turbine 300 transmission. I believe the larger Super Turbine 400 was the forerunner name for the later Turbo Hydramatic 400 used in the 1970s and later. Here is my question: Some of the 340 Buick Skylarks as late as 1967 used a "Power Glide" transmission. Is that the same as the Super Turbine 300? Or, is the 300 just a smaller version of the Super Turbine 400? I have all the books for 1964, but none of the factory literature admits they ever us
  7. I'm looking at a 1964 Buick LeSabre. The air cleaner says "310". That tells me the car has the smaller V8 offered, with a 2 bbl carb and a Super Turbine 300 transmission. I believe the larger Super Turbine 400 was the forerunner name for the later Turbo Hydramatic 400 used in the 1970s and later. Here is my question: Some of the 340 Buick Skylarks as late as 1967 used a "Power Glide" transmission. Is that the same as the Super Turbine 300? Or, is the 300 just a smaller version of the Super Turbine 400? I have all the books for 1964, but none of the factory literature admits they ever us
  8. Pete: You are completely correct except for one important statement. Originally the '49 Roadmaster convertible had long straight line stainless molding down the side. However, after the Riviera was introduced they changed the 76-C Roadmaster convertible to include the sweepspear molding like the 49 Riviera. I dated a girl once whose father had one of those second style Roadmaster convertibles. Earl Beauchamp BCA #55
  9. The one Buick I've always wanted and never owned and I've had a whole lot of straight 8 Buicks. Problem is I'm 82 now, have had a bunch of issues in the last few years and I don't think I could finish this one out. If I could, or even went crazy and changed my mind, I don't see any of the rare sidemoldings for the doors, quarters or rear fenders. Each of those is imperative to finish this car.
  10. Up-dating my Grand Nation Award winning 1939 Buick Special 4dr sedan. The car has dual sidemounts and a full leather interior. The interior was restored in 1971 and due to age and use the driver's seat had began to show its wear. We are re-upholstering the front seat and installing a new, correct front floor mat. The lacquer paint, finished in 1981 after stripping the car to bare metal still looked great from some distance, but had began to fail. The car was taken to the AACA Sentimental Tour in 2018 in Mississippi. After arriving, it rained for two days. The car was parked i the hotel p
  11. The part numbers are:130821 and 130822. They are not the same as one is front and one is rear. I could not find these seals in 1968 anywhere, so good luck on that. I have one front seal and several rear seals left. Some are rubber in metal and some are leather in metal. That is hare on all I have. Soon, I intend to replace the differential and it will come with the rear torque tube. I'm not planning to trust that old used front bearing and seals. In 1968 I found several in a junkyard building in Laurel, MD. Good luck on that now. I've bought every one I've seen on eBay over the years
  12. Just wondering, did you ever sell that stuff?
  13. Went to see my '39 Buick yesterday. Here's a couple of pictures. We stripped it all down, took off all the moldings, changed all the glass, etc in 1978. Since then it has been garage kept except when at shows or on tour, so no need to remove the moldings, etc.
  14. Bill, I decided to cut back when I turned 80 and put my '39 Special 4dr convertible up for sale. It didn't sell well, and I got all sorts of advice on here that it was only worth $30-35K. Believed it, fat chance. Shudda stayed off here. On July 1, 2019, the day I went into the hospital the dealer called and said he could sell it for $36K. Not knowing if I was going to live or die, I gave in. The buyer, another BCA/AACA member, had a hell of a time getting it and I had a hell of a time getting paid. We worked together and I got the money in September; he got the car a week later in Virgi
  15. Yeah, Ben, I've got an old 24-foot 2000 model Haulmark I've pulled over 100,000 miles (I think) with my 1st and 2nd Suburban. It looks like crap, but I had the springs and axles rebuilt and it has sort of new tires on it (put on in 2018 for the last trip to Missippi). My health went to hell in 2019 as I had open heart surgury in July-August and then a pacemaker in December. Hope I'm okay to think about driving one or two more trips in 2021-22. For your interest Ben, my parents bought a plain black '39 sedan in 1941 and drove it to 1951. We went everywhere as I was growing up. They had a
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