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  1. 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.

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  2. 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 specifically for a 1991 Roadmaster Estate Wagon, and spent an hour looking it over, but just got confused with all the emissions stuff.  1992 would be different because 1991 and 1992 had different engines.


    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.

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  3. 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 think the float is stuck and it was flooding itself.  I don't know where to start looking.  Does anyone here have any suggestions?



  4. 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.

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  5. 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, however a late fee may apply.

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  6. There is a campground in the canyon that we stayed at one time.  Don't.  It was so very unbelievably hot. But there are several around the area. And if you are staying around Amarillo, I have a short list of restaurants you need to visit, too.  When we go in the direction of Colorado, we hit Amarillo right about lunch time, so we have a few of our favorites that we frequent.

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  7. Some people have asked for RV and Campground information in the Midwest City, OK area. Here is a list provided by the Midwest City Visitor's Center.  As usual, please check with the campground directly before making any reservations.


    Edgewood RV Community

    (This is a smaller, older park in Midwest City. It can be hard to locate at first. This park is closest to the show and activity)

    8801 SE 29th Street

    Midwest City, OK  73110

    (405) 732-8400




    Eastland Hills RV Park 

    (This park is actually in Midwest City, but has an Oklahoma City address)

    3100 S. Douglas Blvd.

    Oklahoma City, OK

    (405) 475-5514




    Oklahoma City East KOA Holiday

    (This is a nice park about 12 miles east of Midwest City just off of !-40 . Be sure to ask about the status of the interstate construction at Choctaw Rd. The bridges and interstate are being rerouted. Construction is a mess right now)

    6200 S. Choctaw Rd.

    Choctaw, OK    73020

    (405) 391-5000



    Twin Fountains RV Park

    (This is a large park in Oklahoma City at the crossroads of  I-35 and I-44. The location is west of Midwest City and Buick show activity. However; may be on the way to some scheduled off property activities. May experience some traffic at peak times. Ask about current construction on I-35 & I-44. It is bad in the area right now. )

    2727 NE 63rd Street

    Oklahoma City, OK

    (405) 475-5514


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  8. This is taken from the Modified Judging Form, does it help?


    Modified Classes are based on the following:    
    Mild : engine swaps to of-era allowed, only minor body changes, interior upgrades, engine upgrades.  
    Resto-Rod : Looks stock  but  is repowered, major suspension upgrades, interior changes.   
    Radical :  Has had major body changes, major suspension changes, engine change.

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