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  1. My trailer story. I looked for a long time to find a decent used trailer. Either they were all junk, damaged, cheaply built or didn't have what I wanted. Twisted and bent axles seem to be a problem. I first looked at getting a open trailer and in fact rented a open car hauler a number of times. They worked but found the dirt and road debris a little excessive. Even those quality used open trailers in aluminum are expensive and good ones almost to the cost of buying new. After a lot of research I decided to go the enclosed route. I am getting too old to crawl around on a trailer floor securing the car so extra thought on the set-up. It's awful nice having the car clean when you get to a show and having an enclosed trailer provides a little cover during storms. So I bought this all aluminum Forest River Lighting 20' with a 2' V-Nose upgraded with 9,500 K axles. Trailer is made in Indiana. Simple to load and secure the vehicle and unload with the extra wide side doors and front package door installed. The trailer only weighs 2,100 lbs empty. After towing a few times I find it works well for my needs.
  2. Here are some better pictures of the tires. thanks!
  3. I have 4 Dunlop H78 x 14" Gold Seal WW Tires that are 2 sizes too big for my vehicle. These are original 4-Ply Polyester tires. They have I believe 90% of the tread left, no cracks, scuff marks or blemishes and the 7/8 " white walls are perfect. They have been holding air for the last 8 years. I only put them on the car when showing it in a 400 point judging meet. I also have a H78 x 14 Saxon WW 4 ply Poly tire I use as a spare for showing. Same tread design, also in very good shape but I do have a tube in it as it had a slow leak. There are no date codes on these tires so they are old, guessing they started dates codes on tires in the 70's. Perfect for a correct show vehicle, like I said these have been holding air ever since I bought the car in 2008. Not sure if I uploaded the pictures correctly, I have plenty I can send. Tires are demounted and I am located in the Kansas City area. $500 OBO and you pick them up.
  4. SJF1948, We were at Crushing the Coast all week and I was in Ocean Springs on Fri as well. Found a parking spot on the gas station lot, ate lunch on their patio and stayed for an hour or so. Actually, made all of the event cruise's. Overwhelming number of cars there, over 8,300 registered and was told many more than that with the unregistered cars showing up. Wherever we went you always could see a classic or hot rod or something. Not many Buicks to be found anywhere and I think mine was the only 64 A-Body Convertible there. I spent most of my time driving so not many pictures. We saw many 60' stoplight drag races there, I lost twice!! This cruise was on my "Bucket List" of things to do and very glad I attended, quite the party. I'll post some pictures once I get them out of my phone. Next year thinking about going to Hot August Nights in Reno. Been wanting to do that one as well, been there many times but without the Buick. We have friends who live there in Sparks so while twice the distance for us from Kansas City, the hotel expense would be a savings. By the way, I had my fair share of shrimp and oyster po'boy sandwiches and gumbo there.
  5. Update Cruisin the Coast. Not many Buick's here although there are some, most I have seen were modified or customized in some way. Very few original Buicks. I've not seen any 64 or 65's Skylarks, Specials or any 65 GS's. There was a C&C post of a White 65 Skylark but I have not seen it yet. Over 8,300 plus registered cars here and I'm trying to make all of the venues and at least cruise through them. First time attending so finding my way around and picking the right time/ day to attend some of these . Went to Ocean Springs Fri and that is quite a show venue, very nice area, old town with large shade trees, shops and restaurants. Very well organized for a group this size, the organizers have this down pretty well. There are some lines and it can take awhile to get into some of the venues and highway gets backed up with bumper to bumper traffic in places but again over 8,000 registered cars! If the Buick gets too hot (only happened once) I just pull over under a shade tree and watch the cars go by. Going to the auction and swap meet today and check that out.
  6. Ok, thanks for getting back. Sorry the 53 in not making it. So Friday is the day to go to Ocean Springs show? How early does one have to get there in order to get a good parking space? I have a feeling I will be lost most of the time but that’s the fun of driving a classic car. My email is stephensmock@hotmail.com. Caravan of classics going south on 55 out of Memphis. Pretty cool a bunch traveling together. See you down there. You know what my Buick looks like. Most likely will be the only 64 Special Convertible, thanks
  7. SJF1048, It's been awhile since I checked back here on the original post. I'm leaving Kansas City for the coast this Saturday going to take a couple of days getting there. Maybe we can hook up in Ocean Springs or one of the other venues there. My first time attending so will have to find out what all goes on. I heard on the website there were over 8,000 cars but information is kind of sketchy. We will see. Diffidently down for the Gumbo and Po Boys! I'll be on the lookout for you and maybe another Buick or two.
  8. Anyone out there know what vehicle had H78 x 14" tires as standard equipment. From a conversion chart I believe this size was a 8.50 x 14 prior to 1964 and a 855 x 14 after. I may have a vintage set for sale and wondering what vehicles had this size tire as original equipment. Thanks!
  9. Just made my regeneration for next years meet. Had to call hotel directly to make a group reservation. They said only a couple of rooms left, they (she) couldn't believe it either, almost a year in advance.
  10. Roy, Great, thanks for the update. Great father son time driving across Kansas.
  11. Driving tour and keep the AAA membership updated. Besides, with Pete there breakdowns should not be an issue!!
  12. Circling back on your post. It doesn't look like there has been many comments. I am sure some Buicks will be there with 7,000 or 8,000 cars attending. Pretty big commitment with a week's stay in a hotel and because of the popularity of the cruise the prices are out of sight. My other bucket list for the Buick is Hot August Nights in Reno. Held every year the first week of August. Been there a number of times but without the car. That is also a week long event. Now I'm looking for a trailer so I can do all of this, a lot trailers out there. I'm just too picky and cheap I guess. Hope to meet you there!
  13. I have signed up. This cruise is on my bucket list of things to do. Have already registered. Coming from Kansas City, we will be staying at Hollywood Casino in Bay St Louis Monday thru Sunday. Going to trailer the Buick there as its more comfortable driving my Expedition tow vehicle. Where are you coming from?
  14. Yes, I believe this was just the usual car show conversation and the guy was not trying to sell me anything. it was interesting what he said, then I remembered that article I read about those two mystery engines in 1964. That on top of sitting here online all weekend due to the non stop rain we've been having. One never knows what will come up at a car show, I guess that is all part of the hobby we have chosen.