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  1. Location? Could you send pics to: smrtin17@aol.com Thanks, Adam
  2. Hello all, I just started a new website to aid people looking for buick parts that they are having trouble finding on their own. www.buickpartsdirectory.com I also added a new section to the site that is comprised of galleries of Buicks of all models. The list is very short right now so I need your help in making the list bigger by adding your car(s) to it. Feel free to email me a link to your existing site or send me some pics and information regarding your vehicle and I'll post it. Thanks, Adam Martin
  3. For the big boat parts you'll probably have to end up contacting one of the southwest yards like: Speedway Automotive Desert Dog Auto Parts Desert Valley Auto Parts OR www.buickfarm.com It's next to impossible to find new or NOS parts for these cars unless you buy a parts car. Keep an eye out for LeSabres and Centurions also for that year, as they share bumpers and fenders.
  4. wow! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> It looks like you could just start it up and drive it away..with the way the engine looks. Neat car. I'd like to have that as a toy to tinker with when I got the time. I think I'm looking for more of a driver though <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
  5. I just checked it and they have it....$10.
  6. Tony, Try this place... http://www.factoryautomanuals.com/ I don't know if they have what you're looking for, but it's worth a shot!
  7. I have no doubts that there are folks on this board that can answer your question, but there is another forum that specializes in this type of question... www.v8buick.com There are LOTS of experienced guys and gals there that could give you all the answers you want. Adam (Smartin)
  8. That's a really good question that all of us nuts need to know so we can look good in front of the folks who DON'T know <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  9. Honestly, on a newer car like that, I think the color code might be in the door jamb. But check the cowl tag...I don't know if the newer cars have tags like that. The cowl tag is located in the engine compartment, near the windshield. It has a bunch of latters and numbers on it that look like gibberish. Try looking for that. I'm waiting for someone else to chime in on this thread and tell me otherwise, because I don't know for sure.
  10. http://autocolorlibrary.com/cgi-bin/search/search.pl Try this site. There are 17 pages of 1990 Buick color chips...all with codes if you need them mixed.
  11. Dr. Phil may want to butt in here and try to heal us all by putting us down...but I think Oprah has a leash on him. Mr. Mackey, mmkay?
  12. Jim, Couldn't agree with you more. I feel like I'm sitting listening to a radio talk show that I can only hear parts of because it's AM radio. Rush? Yes...something like that.
  13. I can see both of your views... I wouldn't want to take away the experience of being able to cruise the streets and tool around wasting gas when I was a teen (not too long ago). But I can see that some of those kids do nothing but cause trouble...ie - finding johnny on the spots to tip over, or harassing people at stop lights, etc. That's something the local governments and police have tried to curb with curfews and driving limits, permits, etc...blah blah blah. Hypocrisy, in a way, but we're all guilty of it at one time or another.
  14. You're going to have a very hard time telling all the Suburban and Escalade drivers in America to start driving Saturns. In theory, yes, it would make a HUGE difference in not only the environment but this stupid terrorist "funding" we also contribute. Realistically, even if this were the case, it would take years and years....and years to make the conversion over to fuel efficient vehicles...ie - 25mpg and up. You don't see any government agancy trying to enforce this strictly because the American people as a whole would lash out and stomp the law in the ground. Then the mobs really would come out. Idealistically, this issue of fuel economy will eventually hit America where it hurts and we will change because of it. Yes, the Oil embargo of the 70's changed the way auto makers produced cars. It didn't take long for the embargo to lift, and we could start ucking up our gas again. The change I am talking about will be a permanent change. This problem we seem to be having with the middle east right now may be the primer for that change. Let's hope it's not, because we're all in a heap of sh*t if things get ugly...just a feeling.
  15. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I could've looked it up!!! I meant describe "extreme" in terms discussed here! </div></div> Sorry Dave...It was calling my name <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> I tried to pick the best definitions for this particular uh...discussion. Jim said: That said, I wouldn't want you to infer that I think we should live our lives without respectful consideration of how we affect the environment. I just won't carry it to the extreme. Ok, so some of the folks may think you're taking this further than what it needs to be. Most of us agree that excess oil consumption is a problem and should be dealt with. But the original issue of this thread was SUV's being gas hogs and contributing more to the doings of terrorists. That may hold water, but not much. you're talking a very minor number...insignificant compared to all the other benefactors of al queda, etc. I, for one, am not going to stop driving my Buick...which is my daily driver, so I can take away and extra few cents from the middle east countries. If everyone did this at once, the world's economy would be hit hard. You know how important oil is to the world's economy. If there's going to be a change, then it's going to be a very slow change. People like yourself will be the ones who help that change, and I respect that. There are some things you just can't change by yourself. It's going to take a major event, such as a war, to even get people thinking about changing their consumption habits. It worked before...history repeats itself.
  16. extreme - 2. Going far beyond the bounds of moderation; exceeding what is considered to be reasonable; immoderate, radical. extremist - 2. One who carries something to excess.
  17. I was just talking to a friend online about this and here's what he had to say. Couga Joe: stick up for tree huggers like me on the board....some of us like SUV's...just not petroleum ;-) Everyone has their views, and no one specific opinion is going to satisfy everyone.
  18. K guys, I'm out of this. I don't care enough about what anyone says to get flogged anymore. Although I am interested to see how far this does go. Dave, We're not worthy! We're not worthy!
  19. Now you're ridiculing us, not OUR logic.
  20. I think that is the first and last rim blow I will ever see:) Nice to know someone is trying to keep the history of their car alive.
  21. I can see why it wasn't popular...no offense, though. Is that the current wheel in your Centurion?
  22. It's got the signature sloping line down the side, which I think makes the car. Nice pic Brian.
  23. yeah...south <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> I will look around and see if there is someone reasonable close to us. I just started a new website that attempts to cater to folks like you who are looking for resources to finish their projects. www.buickpartsdirectory.com I just started the site yesterday, so there may not be something there for you yet, but i'll definitely keep my eye out for you. Adam - St. Peters (West side <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />)
  24. Worth is defined by the price someone is willing to pay for it. Yes, I agree the price guides can be way off. But I don't think there is a real market out there for a 77 Cutlass S. I know I can find another car that I would enjoy more for $8,000. But that's just my opinion. You'd be hard pressed to find a collector to pay that much to add it to their collection...that's all that car is...a collection piece. Just my humble opinion.
  25. You can apply this principle about wasteful resources with everything we do. Look at some of the houses people build. I don't think those are a fad. Definitely can be an ego statement, especially in Hollywood. I wish I could have a 10,000sq ft home with a japanese garden and my own golf course.
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