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  1. I cannot give you any advice on the leak, but I just wanted to say what a beautiful 1960 Buick you have! I wish I could see it in person.
  2. Amazing film and interesting to watch. I noticed how everyone was so well dressed. No matter what they were doing, there seemed to be a pride in their appearance. That's something I'd like to see come back.
  3. Those are big trailers. Impressive. I had a set of 'front fender' mirrors when I pulled a trailer with my 1966 Skylark.
  4. I first posted this in 2017: I found a Bugle article (June 2002) written by James Brothers, BCA #27388. It is about how to identify Buick Wheels (1964 through 1987 RWD). I hope I'm not breaking any copyright laws for posting this, but there is a summary paragraph that I will recreate here word for word. On 5 inch bolt pattern wheels: "An X stamped next to the center cap hole is a 3rd design (1966-1967 15x6). Measure across the outer edges of the rim. if 8 inches, the wheel is a 6th design (1982-1987 15x7). Place the wheel, outer face down, on a flat surface. if th
  5. I have a hard enough time putting it back together with all of the resources I can find. I cannot imagine doing it with no manual.
  6. NC-Car-Guy, I always like the ones that say: "It ran when I parked it." Makes me wonder why they parked it. "All it needs is a starter." Then why not spend the $50 for a starter, then you can ask $2,000 more for it. "Car is complete, just missing ........"
  7. The Somersets were only made from 1985-1987 and it seems like all had v-6 engines. I don't believe I have ever seen one. From a quick search on wikipedia: For the 1985 model year, the two-door Skylark coupe was replaced by the Somerset Regal, built on the Oldsmobile-developed N-body platform. The "Somerset" name had previously been used as a trim package on the Regal. This generation of compact Buicks featured a more upscale and aerodynamic design than its predecessor, incorporating the long-hood/short-deck look popular at the time. The Pontiac-produced Iron Duke engine conti
  8. Old Cars recently announced their 2019 Golden Quill Award recipients. The Buick Bugle was honored to have been selected again. Thanks to everyone who works on making the Buick Bugle a great magazine, including the members who submit material. Congratulations to editor Pete Phillips. View the full list of winners at https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/news/old-cars-golden-quill-2019-awards.
  9. My 1991 Roadmaster Estate Wagon turned over 250,000 miles today. I bought it with 103,000 miles on it in 2008. It has been to the BCA Nationals in Flint, MI (2008), Colorado Springs, CO (2009), Aimes, (2010), Concord, NC (2012), and Midwest City, OK (2019) where it won an Archival award. The 305 ci (5.0 Liter) engine and transmission have had no major repairs, and the interior is still very presentable.
  10. 1939, because of the funny looking grille. I still can't get past it. 1950, for the buck-tooth grille. Although, I have since accepted them for what they are and appreciate their uniqueness.
  11. Every 1991-1993 Roadmaster Station Wagon I have seen has the same issue. I just peeled mine off. Not the best solution but it looks better than the peeling. Nice car, by the way. I like the color, it is not that common.
  12. Well, it appears to have been the Idle Air Control valve after all. I've been driving it for two days and the idle seems to get better each time. I guess the computer had time to make all of the adjustments. Keeping my fingers crossed.... Thanks, again , for your advice.
  13. I replaced the Idle Air Control valve and it started right up and idled smooth and solid for the few seconds I had it on. Convinced that this fixed the problem, I turned it off. I drove it this morning to work. During the first several stops, everything ran well and I was sure I had it resolved. But about the 4th time I had to sit and idle, it started again. Definitively not as bad as before, but still erratic, with the RPMs going up and down. Rats. I will check the MAP next. I have no 'Check Engine' light, but I will check for any codes tonight. Bruce, I have a shop manual
  14. Nice. That air cleaner makes the 1967 GS so unique.
  15. I was driving my 1991 Roadmaster Estate Wagon for a while on the Interstate with no issues. I pulled off at my exit and when I got to the light to turn left, it just died suddenly. I was able to start it back up immediately, but the idle is so rough now. It will go down to where I think it is going to die, then rev back up to 2,500 RPM, then back down to where I think it will die again, then back up. And it is 'chugging' all the while. If I give it gas to go, it seems to run fine. It has the throttle-bodied fuel injected 5.0 liter engine. If it had a regular carburetor on it, I would thi
  16. The 1953 Skylark belongs to Darryl English from College Station, TX.
  17. Probably nothing wrong with the engine internally, but then I don't know why it was parked in the first place. Wash it, then fix and drive.
  18. That 1990 Estate Wagon looks like it is ready to go already. Nice find there.
  19. I have been to a lot of BCA National events and I do not recall seeing any Skylarks from this era.
  20. This will be a much shorter trip for the Texas Road Warriors. I will miss their adventurous posts here. Safe travels, everyone. See you there!
  21. Some members have contacted me concerned about the recent weather events in Oklahoma lately. Yes, there has been a lot of rain and even a few tornados in Oklahoma. However, these weather events have not impacted the Midwest City area. In fact, the leadership committee went up there for a final visit on Wednesday, May 22, and everything was good. So, if you are concerned about the weather somehow damaging the meet, do not. The show will go on as planned.
  22. The May 26 deadline is in a few days. This deadline only applies if you want to go on any of the tours or events. The purpose of the deadline is that we have to take a head count for these events in advance so we can order the proper number of buses, meals, print maps, etc. It doesn't necessarily mean you won't be able to go on these events after the deadline, however there is a chance that you might not be able to, due to the limitations. If you don't want to go on any tours or events, and just want to register a Buick for the show, you can still do that after the deadline, how
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