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    Southern Ontario, Canada
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    Antique cars, Cars in general, Boating, Trains (model and real), Exploring the back roads

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  1. The juggling act continues with yet another ball in the air as I'm digging into the back of the garage I have to vacate unearthing the Overland in preparation for the eventual move. Things have been place around, in and on her for quite awhile... Spent one evening wiping her down and cleaning the nickle radiator shell which came up just fine with my wonder metal polish. Will try and pump the tires up again but know it has a broken distributor cap for some reason. Those seats have her original leather upholstery albeit well worn.
  2. No expert either but have not seen stitching like that myself all these years. Still a very nice looking car and knowing it's in BC can imagine the body is indeed in very good condition. Not the salt used there like we have around here! It might just be the pictures I'm looking at as I didn't go to the listing. I do appreciate bringing it to my attention Doug.
  3. It seems my luck with the Nash is batting 1,000. Having brought her to this point and willing to accept an offer as she is, told my son to have his coworker to come and take a really good look at the car this coming weekend and didn't hear back until I pressed again. Seems after hearing (second hand) for over three years this fellow was "so wanting to buy the car" that the story has now changed. The wife is giving him grief over getting another car. NEXT....
  4. Wow! Appreciate posting it Doug. I see it has new upholstery and headliner and missing the "Canadian Statesman" side scripts and has what looks like added on back up lights but the price "reduced" is what grabs my attention. Being in BC it obviously is Canadian dollars which is apples to apples for me. Going to print this out and show the guy that is interested in buying mine for comparison. Hoping to get together this weekend. Thanks for the posting. Doug
  5. I've seen that car in person. Trust me when I say that a light wax on, wax off would go fairly quick in the condition she is in. Besides, it was probably more like an excuse to feel her smooth curves again. 😉 After all she is a beaut!
  6. Monday September 14th Road Trip. With fresh coffee and donut I hit the 401 east just after 7 am. This being the first time out of town since last December didn't know what to expect traffic wise but was somewhat pleased it was this light being Monday and all. With the cruise set and three lanes to choose the 2 3/4 hour drive seemed to go quickly enough with no incidents. Pulled up to the Shop where Denis's car is waiting for my used unit and was told to pull around to the side door. I was met by the shop manager and a young looki
  7. Bill, Have been meaning to respond to you earlier but my plate is overflowing. Give me a couple more days and I will shoot some pictures you are requesting of my 58 Limited. Her dash top is still all together. Doug
  8. With help from my son today we loaded up the rear end to head to Brantford in the morning. Even with the hand cart that thing is a boat anchor for a lake freighter!!! Mark asked me why I didn't just put it in the bed of my truck to which I said it would be easier to get into the trailer guaranteeing not to scrape or dent my truck. The trailer can take the beating as you can see! With his DeWalt impact gun we were able to get the two nuts off the stablizing arms leaving them here for scrap and was able to get the brake drums off also. I might be able to save them
  9. Not to high jack Lances thread but here is a shot of that fuel filler neck flap on my '58 Limited. It is original to the car which shows 57,000 miles on the odometer. Suspect the 57's are similar.
  10. Agree with all you suggest John. We didn't check the diff fluid level or the transmission level either. While up on the hoist I rotated the rear tires back and forth slowly and with more effort and you could hear the distinct click of the front universal plus substantial slop (and noise) at the diff. If I had a spare rear end like I do for the Special (till tomorrow) I might be persuaded to drop the whole unit out, pull it apart to determine just what is worn out or put a completed unit back in. Sadly that is not the case so going to explain what I've found to be needed to my po
  11. I did have one bright spot in the day Saturday. Through contact with 95Cardinal last week I made contact with a new Forums member Buickboy58 who yes, you guessed it, has a 1958 Buick Special only three hours away from me here in Ontario Canada. He has been looking for a rear end for his car and Joe reached out to him with a spare from one of his Caballero parts cars. Unfortunately being in Michigan the shipping costs to Canada were horrendously expensive!! Joe contacted me knowing of my collection and sure enough I have what Denis needs. After a few PM's and a phone
  12. The Nash work had success and failures yesterday. Did not find any broken brake lines but did find the master cylinder almost empty. It took a lot of bleeding to finally get good pedal and the brakes held while testing around the shop/yard. However... There is something seriously wrong in the drive line... Took a chance driving it the five blocks home and man what a racket!! With the enclosed driveshaft system I'm guessing it's a combination of universal joint and worse, the ring and pinion. She has just 100,000 documented miles (but never winter dri
  13. From the pictures, knowing full well it can hide a few sins, it appears to be a very solid car. Common areas for rust on all '58 Buick's are right under those dual headlights as there are no inner front splash shields to keep road elements from building up behind the headlight housings and blasting off the under coating and paint. Ask me how I know... With that colour paint and the interior (which I believe is factory colour and upholstery) it doesn't quite have the appeal mine has in black which definitely shows off the chrome more. Will have to
  14. Just go back from the mechanics garage where I rigged up a small gas can to the fuel pump in order to get the Nash running. SUCCESS!! 😃 After letting her warm up I was able to carefully drive it around in the back. Here is the motor running with the small can secured. (not sure what the clicking is but it's not the engine...) It was in good company back there with this Mercury. The owner came by to pick it up after a new starter was put on the original 292 engine. So sharp at 7:30 tomorrow morning going to put the Nash up in the ai
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