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  1. Looking for a room at the host hotel. Let me know if your plans change. Thanks
  2. So.....whatever happened to these Buicks?
  3. There is only one. There was a dispute over who might be the director. Jack Gerstkemper presented a petition to be appointed to put together a committee to draft by-laws for the Division so that a director could be duly elected. There were apparently no existing provisions and the existing membership "roster" was outdated. So, Jack is the contact for the Division in the Bugle and for people to contact requesting to join or to confirm membership. (confusion as to "new" because there recently hasn't been a listing for Pre-war in the Bugle) Sorry for the confusion.
  4. I made such a motion at the BOD meeting to <hire an unaffiliated CPA, specializing in 501(c)7 non-profits, to perform an audit of BCA financials> Note, that is not exact quote. You'll have to wait for the minutes for that.
  5. Lamar, I really don't want to disagree with you, but I don't want to put this all out there under it's own heading either. Since it was brought up, incorrect assumptions made, and a response requested, I have offered to do so with the approval of Alan Oldfield, not of my actual words here, as he has not seen them, but in that I am aware of what occurred.. If you would like to move it, please feel free. I am no longer on the BOD and do not wish to enter into any further discussion publicly about this. As it will likely be a few more days before the official minutes are prepared (l
  6. The signage was fantastic! Far superior to my signage in Springfield, for sure. The "military precision" comment above was spot on. I know there were issues, there always are, but they were on top of everything. The bright yellow vests worn by all volunteers were fantastic, functional, and flexible. These were borrowed, but the NMC should look into purchasing a set of 20-30 of these for use at every meet. They will all fit in a medium or large flat rate box and were invaluable for guests. More economical than finding a solution every year. Lots of special touches, and I
  7. Booked my flight and sent my registration in today. Guess I'll show up after all. Looks like I'll be solo this year, so I am looking for someone with a room at the Marriott looking for a roommate. I'm arriving Thursday morning. Drop me a PM or email if you are interested in sharing a room. If not, I'll sleep in the bushes, just hopefully not the same bushes Lamar visits.... UPDATE! I have lodging! No bushes for me!
  8. This is correct. If it's eligible to be on the showfield, it is now eligible for the Driven Award. We'll get it all straightened out eventually!
  9. My son's Reatta is doing nearly the same thing. It gets better with a bottle of transx or Lucas stop slip. Haven't tried seafoam. The past 2 winters we've had the trans serviced or flushed after the treatment turned the fluid black. I don't think it's going to make it another year. Put a quart of Rislone in it today. Man, I hate sucking a quart of fluid out.... His is a Jasper transmission with about 75000 miles on it. 235,000 on the engine and it runs strong! I don't think the car is worth the cost of a replacement, sadly.
  10. My son actually got pulled by a cop a while ago because his license plate lights were "too bright" and the light was reflecting off the license plate and "blinding" the cop. Sounds like a fishing expedition to me, especially since it was about 2am. He was released with no action. I know they are correct oem bulbs because I changed them when I swapped the lenses last year. I'm guessing today's license plates have a much more reflective coating on them than the ones in 1990 did or DOT would not have approved the bulbs and fixtures.
  11. Had the transmission flushed last week. It was starting to slip and a transmission service didn't help much last year. Added some Trans-x last season and another snake oil this summer. It apparently scrubbed the transmission clean, as the fluid was black, but not burnt smelling. Looks like the cleaner did it's job and suspended the dirt in the fluid. Fluid is now pink and slipping seems to be gone...for now. It's a Jasper replacement transmission with supposedly about 65,000 miles on it. (Car has about 225,000) Then it stalled on my son over the weekend. I checked all the computer codes
  12. Well, The wife and I drove separate classics, but I consider us 1 attendee.
  13. Our local club was invited to a private GE airshow today at Red Stewart Airfield in Waynesville, Oh. 3 of us made it out in 4 cars. Good food, free beer, old cars and upside down airplanes! It doesn't get much better than that! First, the '59 pre-flight, then some airfield photos. Then, my phone died...so I don't have any of the acrobatic flight maneuvers, but I should have some from my son later. There was a Studebaker wagon with a retractable rear roof, a beautiful Hupmobile, a Rolls Royce, a '38? Special, a very nice Model T and many more in attendance.
  14. My catalog shows Group 6.859 arm, pitman as part # 7805973 for 50-60-80 series with pwr steering.
  15. cruise control should be on the end of the windshield washer lever on the left, I think. It's vacuum operated and probably wouldn't work anyway.
  16. I miss my '69 electra. Best driving old Buick I've had for sure.
  17. I took the '65 wildcat convertible out for a drive today when I got home from work. Just me, the car, and some winding roads. Ahhhh.
  18. replaced the fuel pump today. It would have been easier if there wasn't about 13 gallons of gas in it. I gave up on my manual pump and just dropped it full using 2 jacks for support, then drained it into 5 gallon buckets before reinstalling. I made a mess. I did have to remove both bolts holding the rear track bar in place and use a crow bar to get enough clearance to get it out and back in. Other than that and a few spare parts left over, it was fairly straightforward. My son and his friend helped me. Hopefully, she's good for another 235,000 miles now.
  19. Well shucks. I'll second Chuck and Kathy for not only stepping up, but taking the heat when things didn't go as smoothly as we hoped. A true leader. One good nomination deserves another. I missed the deadline by 1 day for this year's award, but would like to get ahead of the game for next year. I nominate Ronnie for all the work he has done with the Reatta Store and the ROJ. He makes my life much easier when I'm working on the '90 coupe for my son.
  20. Took the '65 Wildcat to the flea market. Scored a peanut butter jar full of assorted automotive fasteners for $2!
  21. I got the '65 Wildcat out today and started some paint touch up and chrome polishing. After about 10 minutes of that, I said SCREW THIS! and Drove it for a few hours.
  22. Went and picked up the '65 Wildcat convertible from winter storage today. After a bit of a cold start, she ran beautifully. I believe the choke needs adjusted, probably the carb too, as she smells like she's running rich, especially after sitting for a few minutes and starting back up. Brakes were super touchy for the first few stops, then worked normally. Now, it's raining cats and dogs....... Need to get it to the upholstery shop for an estimate on a new top and top cylinders. Hopefully he can get it in quickly so I can bring her to Springfield as a driven car.
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