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Larry Schramm

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  1. I too have subscribed to Hemmings since the '70's. This months issues was fairly sparse. Having gotten a quantity of vehicles that keeps me busy, I am not looking for more vehicles. I have thought about letting my subscription lapse.
  2. If you would like to see the difference in coolant from years past, look up 1984 VW van coolant issues. VW had huge corrosion issues in the early vans until they changed the chemistry of the coolant. The area of the cast iron sleeves that mated to the aluminum block and heads would corrode and start leaking. Look here: https://www.gowesty.com/tech-article-details.php?id=39 And there are a lot more articles on the issue.
  3. Which wrench? https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=hand+crank+35+buick+wrench&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=hand+crank+35+buick
  4. Pictures/ link would help to identify what you are asking about.
  5. Your comments about the Model T world is one of the reasons that I just added a 1912 Model T to my collection of Buicks. Their objective is to drive them from the friends that I know that own them. I plan on joining them on tours this summer if the Covid stuff subsides. Also if the Model T club does another coast to coast tour, my Wife and I want to be on that tour with our two grandsons!! Please sign me up now. 🙂
  6. I still have my Dad's slide rule that he used in college and I also used in high school and the first year or so of college. I remember that first calculator that I purchased was a Texas Instrument calculator now is the equivalent of a dollar store model for about $250.00 dollars and the price had just been cut from $500.00.
  7. If you really want to see our current "future" go watch some episodes of the original Star Trek from the 60's. And then watch some of the episodes of Star Trek, the Next Generation. These shows are about 60 & 30 years old and the number of things that we now take for granted today is amazing.
  8. I was a GM service rep when that car came out. Interesting and decently appointed car, not bad for the size and market position. But because of fuel economy mandates it was tuned for maximum fuel economy and not performance. It was a gutless wonder. If it would have had a high performance V6 in it, the car would have had a much better reception in the marketplace. IMO
  9. The coolants of today are much different than the newer ones today. The coolants used 20+ years ago did not have the chemistry to prevent interaction of the different metals in the cooling system, ie. aluminum, iron, brass, etc.. the the coolants today protect for. Modern coolants today are much better.
  10. What is the diameter & width of the wheel?
  11. "They" can download the data right now without you knowing. Even while you are driving down the road. The only time that I think data can not be downloaded is if the vehicle is in a garage. "They" are just not pulling that data now to write tickets.........yet.
  12. I have always said to use the 80/20 rule. 80% of the persons out there are reasonable, no problem. 20% want to complain no matter the circumstance. If you do anything for the 20%, 80% of the 20% will be satisfied or somewhat satisfied. It is the 20% of the 20% that no matter what you do they will always be unhappy and their mission in life is to make everyone around them and who they meet miserable and unhappy. That is the 4% of the population. Matt's statement that 1% is low. I concur.
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