Pete Phillips

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  1. The mail is really being affected right now. I mailed a set of bumper guards to a BCA member in Wisconsin. I'm in Texas. I sent them by regular parcel post. Mailed them on March 29th. He finally received them on April 28th--one month later. I mailed some parts in mid-March to a friend in Italy. They are still waiting to receive the parcel.
  2. This is either a '52 or a '53 but I can't recall if it came from a Super or a Special. If you give me some measurements, I can compare this one to it. No rust holes, just surface rust. I salvaged it quite a few years ago from a yard that was going out of business. Pete Phillips, BCA #7338 Leonard, TX.
  3. The plastic kind like Mike suggests will bend easier around the curves of the bows, but they can be more difficult to get to accept a staple, unless you have a really good staple gun and really sharp staples. I prefer to use the cardboard kind on the straight bow sections, and the plastic or vinyl type for the curved portions of the bows. Getting the cardboard kind wet should not be a consideration--convertible tops are impervious to moisture, unless they get torn.
  4. I think that confirms that mine from a 1950 is slightly different in the controls on the side. Thanks pont35cpe, for finding these photos.
  5. Friend of mine is looking for a replacement 3-speed transmission for his 1955 Special. This will be a 5-bolts in the top cover transmission. I have one for a 1950 Special, 5 bolts in the top cover. Does anyone know how far back the 1955 3-speed interchanges with other Buick 3-speed trasnmissions? Parts book seems to indicate that 1950-1953 are the same, but there may be a change after that? Pete Phillips, BCA #7338
  6. Is that it, in your photo, with no front bumper? What other parts are missing? Yes, it's a very rare car, and desirable. How's the interior? Does it have side-mounts? The one in the tiny photo looks like it has no side-mounts. Larger photo would really help.
  7. I drove this one about 30 miles this morning, taking it back to its owner after we replaced the water pump, fixed the speedometer gear, installed an original 1937 Buick heater & defroster (It's originally an Arizona car that didn't come with that), and some minor things. This '37 Roadmaster is as quiet at highway speeds as any new car--I was amazed. 83 years old and still cruising at highway speeds!
  8. This is a terribly fouled-up ad. No price, obviously has the original drive train and other original equipment, yet the list of options reads like a late-model Cadillac SUV: I think I would run the other way. Vehicle Options Air Conditioning Alloy Wheels Anti-Lock Brakes Bucket Seats Cargo Area Cover CD Player Cruise Control Daytime Running Lights Heated Seats Heated Steering Wheel Power Brakes Power Door Locks Power Mirrors Power Seats Power Steering Power Windows Tachometer Tilt Wheel Traction Control 4 Wheel Disc Brakes Additional Power Outlet(s) Air Bag - Driver Air Bag - Passenger Air Bag - Side Air Bag-Side-Head only-Rear Air Bags - Head Air Filtration System-Interior AM/FM CD Player w iPod Capability AM/FM Stereo Audio-Satellite Radio Auto Adjusting Rear View Mirror Auto Headlamp Control Auto Lock System Brakes-ABS-4 Wheel Built-in Garage Door Opener Cargo Area Lamp Cargo Mat Cargo Nets Child Safety Locks Climate Control - Auto Climate Control - Dual Clock Cold Weather Package Comfort Access Comfort Package Communications-Onboard Hands Free Compass Console Convenience Package Courtesy/Security Lamps-Exterior Cup Holders Digital Dash Driver Assist Package Driver Convenience Package Driver Information Center Electronic Brake Distibution Emergency Release-Trunk Interior Engine Immobilizer/Vehicle Anti-Theft System Floor Mats Floor Mats-Front Front Disc Brakes Front Wheel Drive Headlights-Auto-Off Headlights-Auto-On Heated Side Mirrors Homelink Intermittent Wipers JBL Sound System Lighted Make-up Mirror Lumbar Support Luxury Package Map Lights Map Pockets Message Center Mirror-Driver Side Electrochromic Mirror-Electrochromic In-Side Rearview Mirror-Interior Day/Night Mirrors-Folding Mirrors-Pwr Driver Mirrors-Pwr Passenger Mirrors-Vanity-Driver Mirrors-Vanity-Driver Illuminated Mirrors-Vanity-Passenger Mirrors-Vanity-Passenger Illuminated Mirrors-w Turn Signals MP3 Sound System On-Star System Outside Temperature Display Power Driver Seat Power Passenger Seat Power Window - Driver One Touch Down Power Windows w One Touch Premium Wheels Reading Lamps-Front Reading Lamps-Rear Reading Lights Rear Defrost Rear Disc Brakes Remote Fuel Door Remote Keyless Entry Remote Trunk Release Seats-Power Recline Security System Side view mirror blinker indicator Steering Wheel Controls Steering Wheel Stereo Controls Steering Wheel-Leather Wrapped Sunglass Holders Suspension-Air Technology Package Tinted Glass Tinted Glass - Deep Tire-Pressure Monitoring System Trip Odometer Trunk-Emergency Release Weatherband Radio Wheels - Aluminum 16 Wheels-Aluminum Window Locks Wipers-Rain Sensing Wood Trim XM Satellite Radio
  9. The green dashboard and the green door-top garnish moldings really clash with that tan velour interior!
  10. I don't have an extra one, but here is a photo of it on my '56 Special that has power steering. Pete
  11. Thank you, Lance. I was looking at photos of a '57 Roadmaster 75, and that's why I could not find or i.d. them.
  12. 146-115 stamped on one side. "Marvel Heat Control System" on the other side.
  13. 146-115 stamped on one side. "Marvel Heat Control System" on the other side.