chuck nixon

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  1. All the details are here at the National in Springfield. Hotel registration begins in August 2015.
  2. I have too many cars and need to sell a couple so I am offering my 1989 Reatta Coupe with only 23K original miles on it. Bought it at South Bend, Indiana BCA national meet in summer of 2013 where it had been entered by the owner and won a Senior Gold Award in the 400 point judging. I have put less than a 100 miles on the car since we bought it as I have so many toys it has to wait its turn. Fully loaded, like new tires, if interested send me a PM and we can talk. I am taking it to BCA National Meet in Springfied, MS next week with a for sale sign on it. Paid $11,000 for it and would like to get the same back. Not many out there this nice. Chuck Nixon Fort Worth, TX Attached Thumbnails
  3. I have too many cars and need to sell a couple so I am offering my 1989 Reatta Coupe with only 23K original miles on it. Bought it at South Bend, Indiana BCA national meet in summer of 2013 where it had been entered by the owner and won a Senior Gold Award in the 400 point judging. I have put less than a 100 miles on the car since we bought it as I have so many toys it has to wait its turn. Fully loaded, like new tires, if interested send me a PM and we can talk. I am taking it to BCA National Meet in Springfied, MS next week with a for sale sign on it. Paid $11,000 for it and would like to get the same back. Not many out there this nice. Chuck Nixon Fort Worth, TX
  4. And here is a nice 67 Sport Wagon for sale but it does not have nearly the options the one I bought has. I do like the red color but the black is awesome. Chuck http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/buick/sport_wagon/1648478.html
  5. Thanks for the positive comments guys, in fact the wheels are 14 x 6 rallys identical to the rallys on my 67 GS 400. I bought them new with center caps from OPGI. I would really like to bring the car to Springfield but the interior needs work and it does not come close to the quality of the exterior. I need new seat covers on the back seat and third seat plus the folding hardware for both seats needs to be removed, prepped and repainted black. The headliner, dash, door panels, etc are all very nice. I have the original steering wheel that is probably unrepairable it has so many cracks but I have the original wheel off my 67 GS 400 that only has a couple of cracks and I might repair it, repaint it and install it in the wagon. My plan is anything I do to the car other than stock will be bolt on and could be removed and the car put back to stock. I am coming to Springfield but will probably bring the 1932 Buick. Chuck
  6. I will make it depending on day and time
  7. I am the proud owner of a 1967 Sport Wagon I bought out of Nebraska one month ago today. I found the car online and over a period of several months chatted online and by phone with the owner. The car was owned by a Nebraska family and then sold at an estate sale, then the owner I bought it from has had it about 7 years. The previous owner is a car guy and his business is a resto/rod shop. The wagon is a factory black car and he stripped it to bare metal, found no rust and gave it a $10-15 K PPG single stage black with clear paint job. The wagon is loaded with options including: · Power steering Power Brakes · Power windows, · Power tailgate window, · Power seats. · AM/FM radio, · rear seat speaker, · custom seatbelts, · carpet savers and handy mats. · ICE COLD A/C converted to 134, · tinted glass, · electric clock, · luggage locker with lock, · full original wheel covers,(I changed to 67 rally wheels) · tilt steering column, · 3rd row seat, · roof rack, · 10 bolt positraction rear end, · protecto plate. · Rare double black car. Professional repaint of a very clean rust free car. · Original black interior in good condition that can use some work · 340 4 barrel engine with the super turbine 400 transmission. The wagon came with a set of new Firestone radials, drives like a new car, and glides over the bumps in the road. I have had an itch for a wagon every since I had Chevelles and saw guys convert Chevelle wagons to SuperSport clones. I am thinking of putting a GS grille in the car as the red horizontal stripe would look awesome with the black paint. I also have a couple of GS 400 complete engines and since the 340 in the wagon is not numbers matching I have been thinking about rebuilding one of the 400's and dropping it in the wagon, star-wars air cleaner and all. I am looking forward to bringing the interior up to the quality of the exterior this summer. The front seat has been redone and is really nice with the original pleats duplicated and the previous owner even had the embossed trim cut out of the originally seat covers and sewn into the new covering and it looks great. I need to get the back seat and third seat re-done like the front. It also needs new carpet from back of front seat to tail gate and seat hinges and hardware cleaned and painted but that is all minor and I will have fun this summer getting it done. The two things that don't work is the clock (duh) and the self-leveling system which has the components in the rear but no compressor under the hood. It has coil over shocks in the rear which work nicely but I could always add adjustable air shocks. I have made the decision to sell the 73 Riviera as soon as I get the dash back in and will now also sell the 89 Reatta as we are not driving it and there is a market for low mileage Reatta's in great shape which this car is. I have only had the wagon out on the street three times and have gotten all kinds of thumbs up and comments like " we had a wagon growing up, great car" Others want to know what make and year the wagon is. The black paint is stunning and I am thinking of a double red pin stripe along the side that would look classy on the shiny black paint. Fun and games ahead and he car is actually practical for running to Home Depot, picnics, etc. Have a great weekend,Chuck
  8. I received a notice from this forum that someone tried to enter my account (32Buick67s) at 1;11 AM this morning. They tried a password five times and did not get through. The automatic message I received said it was from URL 183.207.228.22. So, I put that number in the web address line and here is what showed up: cache.IDC.js.chinamobile.com Also a google search turns up this: https://www.stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/183.207.228.22 Apparently this is a hacker from China that has been very active lately trying to access folks accounts all over. Too bad we can't find this person and apply American justice. Chuck
  9. Interest in buckets seats and all hardware to convert bench to buckets including steering column, A/T linkage, wiring etc. PM me or sent contact info.
  10. That's a very nice 32 from a Texas 32 67S caretaker. Would love to see them side by side, perhaps in Missouri at the BCA National Meet in June? Chuck Nixon
  11. I followed up on your internet source and had a long discussion with George McMurtry, a gentleman who has been making hub pullers for years for any particular brand and model. He is going to make a puller for me for my 1932 Model 67 drums and has a no pay clause until one receives the puller, tries it and it works. I am looking forward to receiving my puller in about two weeks after George returns from vacation. A couple of hours fooling aroung with other ways that might work etc. will burn up $200 real quick so I think it is worth having a puller that travels with the car in the trunk and is always available. My $0.02 :cool:
  12. For those of you with early 1930's Buicks I am looking for a wheel puller for my 1932 Buick Model 67, a four door sedan. We want to pull the rear drums off and need a special wheel puller to make it happen. If any one out there has the correct wheel puller and would be willing to loan or sell it I would pay for the privilege to use it or buy it. Any unique ideas or previous experience on how to build the puller or adapt a normal one would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  13. Found a lightly used pan through a fellow Buick forum member. This Forum is great ! My pan was damaged sometime in the past 47 years and repaired with a steel plate on the bottom. Talked with TA Performance and their 400/430/455 pan has to be modified because it hits the cross member as current made. There fore sill looking for a decent used pan. Also looking for valve covers for the 67 400. Thanks for any leads or contact to send me in the right direction.
  14. Thanks Adam, someone on the V8 Buick site also referred me there and I will order one on Monday plus other parts I found in their catalog. Chuck
  15. Removed the 67 400 oil pan today from the 430 that was in the car and found it has a large patch on the bottom of the pan. Patch is solid and not leaking but is very ugly to say the least and I for one know it is there. Anybody have a line on a 67 400 oil pan or equivalent I could purchase? Thanks in advance
  16. Thanks Roberta, while the index shows the info I need the document seems to only cover the Special and is not complete. I may not be searching it correctly and will keep trying. Chuck
  17. I have a question regarding exhaust header bolts for my 67 GS 400. Is there a source anyone is aware of out there? I have found AMK Bolts but they are asking for an OEM number to see if they make a bolt that will cross reference. I know there are books out there for other GM cars that tell OEM numbers but have not see one on Buick. We are rebuilding the original engine and trying to find a source for not only the exhaust header bolts but intake manifold and lots of other bolts if possible. Thanks in advance for any info
  18. I am converting my 67 GS 400 to disk brakes on the front and not sure the stock chrome 14" wheels with drum brakes will work with the back set on disk brakes. Any one have experience with this. I have heard I might have to use 69-72 Chevelle wheels which were 14" with disk brakes. While I can buy new 14" OEM wheel copies from OPGI in either 6" x 14 with 3.5" back set or 7" x 14 with 4.15" back set not sure either of these work. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  19. I know I am bringing up the rear on this because others are always looking for one of these AM/FM radios but I thought I would try the BCA world out there and see what I could find. I have done the ebay and google searching with no luck so I thought I would post here. Open to any suggestions on where to go hunting. Thanks
  20. Found this post and it helps. I will attack the wipers tomorrow http://forums.aaca.org/showthread.php?t=141475&highlight=remove+wiper+blades+Reatta
  21. OK, have not had our 89 Reatta that long but went to replace the wipers today and could not find a way to release the pins from the wiper blades. No help in the book in the glove compartment. I have not done a search here or on the web but thought someone could give me the solution in a few words. Thanks
  22. Well I typed in Chuck and found four of the five cars I put in. Generally got 2-4 thumbs down but lots of thumbs up.. They really like the 67 GS 400 with 40+ likes and only 2 thumbs down. I think someone is hung up on putting thumbs down on everything, sorta warped personalty.
  23. i too have travelled to Carrier, OK and bought Riviera parts from Ken and have order parts over the phone to have them shipped to me. Ironically I just emailed him about 67 Skylark GS 400 parts for a car I just bought in Iowa. if he has several of the parts I am looking for and several 67 Skylarks that I could scour and strip then I am going to drive the 5 hours to Carrier, stay overnight like I did before and have some fun while I spend some money.