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About imported_buick5563

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  • Birthday 07/30/1967
  1. I remember "The Birds" when the guy lights a smoke and tosses his match, a 55 blows up. That's one of earliest memorable Buick specific scenes. I recall seeing that Tom Hanks Buick for sale on ebay. I believe it had an entirely altered drivetrain, including auto trans. Does anybody remember the title of the Burt Reynolds movie with the orange and white 55? They raged that car fer sure. Y'all rented "Perfect World" yet? Mike
  2. My car was used in "A Perfect World" with Clint Eastwood and Kevin Costner. When Costner is trying to steal a car in the first twenty minutes of the film, his partner is looking in the window of my car. Costner says "Steal that Buick" and the other guy says "I don't want a Buick, I want a Ford". I went to the premiere at a big old movie theater in Austin, and I kept my eyes peeled for it in the street scenes, little did I know it was going to be all alone on the screen with some dude looking in the window. I nearly jumped up and started yelling "That's my car!". So I would have to say "A Perf
  3. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The Roadmistress doesn't have seatbelts, either, and I've promised to buy factory-correct ones when I find them. Been looking for 15 years and still haven't found 'em. TG </div></div> TG and everybody else who is riding around without seatbelts in their cars, I assure you guys I'm not on my high horse on this one, but... http://www.julianos.com These will save your butt and they look fine. I have them in both of my cars. My 55 is a BCA Gold Senior. As long as they
  4. 66 Ford Fairlane convertible. My wife's uncle was going to sell it to me for a grand. I had just moved down to Austin from DC and my dad said no way. My 55 was in his driveway at the time. Later I found out that the man paid to take it away. Maybe four years ago. OUCH. Mike
  5. Bill, I curse you for letting me know about this guy. The only thing keeping me from buying a basket case 55 conv. was the fact that it was on an Impala frame. Well, that and I can't afford it right now. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> But.......... First I'd buy a 64-66 Riviera with bucket seats I could steal. How about covering the seats in red 55 upholstery fabric with silver threads in it, instead of some tacky mauve tweed, there's a concept. Bi#chin. Then I would take out the Nailhead 401 in it with a turbo tranny. Dress up the engine compartme
  6. Dang, For 75 grand maybe a brother could afford a leaf blower. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Nice car. 54 Skylark. Top of MY wishlist. Mike
  7. Well, I guess I owe you yet another beer. I believe Fireball V8 does, too. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> I know he probably will buy 5 for various projects. I only need one. OK, I guess I don't really NEED it. Dogonnit. Mike
  8. Hey Tom, I redid the entire front end on my 55 and nothing changed until I took the centerlink apart and re-lubed it and tightened it to factory specs. I still drive my car on bias ply tires (actually about 2500 miles round trip to the nationals this year) and was thrilled at the difference was with the centerlink rebuild. I had considered putting radials on it, but I don't feel I need to anymore. It drives great and looks right. All I did was pull it (per the shop manual) clean everything really well, and re lube and reinstall it. Huuuuuge difference. I would at least pay attention to this pa
  9. Hey Roberta, Do you have any knowledge about whether they are going to bring back the Suburban in diesel form? I loved working out of my Suburban, but I drive a small pickup now due (in small part) to how much gas the 'burban drank. I have access to biodiesel here in Austin, and was thinking about switching to a diesel to actually run cleaner emissions-wise. Mike
  10. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My 55 Century convertible is as stable or more stable than my 55 4dr hardtops. Willie </div></div> I can say that I agree with Old Tank's assessment of the 55 convertible stability. This is the earliest convertible I have ever driven. After going to a judged car show this past Saturday and finally going head to head with my 55 Special (and coming in second), he let me drive with the top down as a consolation prize. On a two lane back road he pulled over to let me
  11. Alex, You are going to have to rinse it out after it comes back from the radiator shop anyway. The place that boiled mine out put some solution ( I think trans fluid mixed with something) to prevent further rust and when I sealed the tank with (shoot, I forget which brand) sealer it pealed off in sheets. I then sent off the tank to get the renu system installed (sprayed). It works like new, but they didn't bang out the dents and it doesn't look like it came from the factory this way. So, after spending $ on boiling, $ on the sealer, $ on shipping, $ on the renu system, $ on the return shipping
  12. Hey Tom, Call Ken at Wheatbelt Auto, I bet he has a manifold. 580-855-2449. Mike
  13. I don't know if it was an exact match on Bill's new Riviera drivers side floormat. Of course they had "the rake". It was in gardening <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Mike
  14. A.) I dunno <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> B.) I can't wait to see the Riv. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> Mike
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