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Everything posted by JohnD1956

  1. The JN engine would be the highest output for the aluminum V8 in that year. Of course this assumes the engine still has all it's original parts.
  2. Just caught up with the January Bugle, and wanted to say this was a GREAT issue! Keith Horsfall's article on the BDE Tour was well done. And Tony Malone,s Rt 66 tour article is excellent so far. Jospeh Indusi's '53 is fabulous! And I can't help liking Fred and Susan Nelson's '69 GS! But I really enjoyed Parkis Waterbury's article on the 85-91 full sized Buicks! Between all these and Pete's nice writes ups, not to mention Cindy's excellent art work, it was a very enjoyable read! Nicely done and much appreciated!
  3. If you have that many concerns then don't buy it. You'll never be comfortable in that car regardless of how reliable it really is. Look for something from '64 forward. '63 was the last Dynaflow.
  4. Thanks Matt. I haven't started to look yet. Just trying to figure out what to look for. Bead consistency is likely very important. But I imagine a novice welder doesn't have enough experience to know if the weld is marginal or was it just their own skills that resulted in a bad bead.
  5. As a novice regarding welders, what attributes should be looked for in a used welder? What would make one better than the next one? It seems to me that folks would generally keep a good one and likely only sell one they didn't like. So how would a novice know if the one they are looking at is any good?
  6. Oye Dei! Glad you didn't break anything. Those damn raccoons!
  7. Thanks for posting this Bill. I have a distributor that I want to rebuild too so your post is very informative.
  8. You guys better be careful if blending these hobbies takes effect during the driving season πŸ™„
  9. By the way, I just want to point out that the Buick Club of America ( BCA) will be having their 2021 National Meet in Charlotte NC. You may want to attend even if your car is just running, or not even together. The BCA is about all Buicks, and National Meets often have swap meets where the preponderance of parts are Buick oriented. I recommend joining the club at the link above.
  10. Wow! I used to work with a fellow named Sinatra. And his father's name was Frank. However no one would ever think the two Frank's were one and the same. With nothing else besides that registration I would be highly skeptical. And for that car I'd suggest the decimal point in the price is placed two positions too far to the right.
  11. Daniel, Do you have a vacuum gauge for testing the engines vacuum system?
  12. Wow! That's amazing! In the photo it looks like dirt, almost as if the unit was living in a dusty environment for all it's life.
  13. A "like" might be in order except it is sad to think such a nice car needs a ride, or worse that it is trailered rather than driven. πŸ˜ͺ
  14. What for? If it fell off the truck it could be an enhancement to the style by crash concept already employed. πŸ˜™
  15. I have never seen it in person. And I do not know the owner either. Plus it says to CALL ONLY for details and I don't see a phone number to call. But it does show nicely in these pictures. I am pretty certain the interior may have the correct seat pattern , but the wrong material. I am sure someone in our chapter may be able to look it over if it is worth exploring.
  16. Been for sale for a while now.
  17. The 53-58 decal would seem to apply to the V8 engines. The 50-53 would apply to the straight 8's. I would also guess the blue filter canister applied to the straight 8's too.
  18. That is really nice! Wish you good luck with it! Have you driven it far?
  19. Some beautiful Buicks ! Looks like you ARE a lucky guy!
  20. 29 miles for breakfast today. Supposed to be another big snow storm this coming weekend so that will bring us back to Northeast US reality.
  21. Good luck @Rusty Heaps. Thats an iconic era for Buicks.
  22. @The 55er That's a sweet Pontiac! Looking forward to your posts along the way!
  23. Sure. Why not? Enjoy what you have and feel free to join this challenge. BTW, what might that vehicle be?