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  1. That is correct. They are usually attached to the top center valve cover stud instead of a spark plug cover stud.
  2. I had never heard of a 1960 McDonough Buckboard before your post. From a quick Google search, it does not appear to have been a street legal vehicle. If it was not designed to be a street legal vehicle, it would not be eligible for participation in an AACA show.
  3. Something like this perhaps... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Repair-60PCS-40-130mm-Mix-Cassette-Tape-Machine-Square-Belt-Assorted-/202400051683?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10#viTabs_0
  4. I found a room for less than $100 in the University area, about 5 or 6 miles or so from the meet, with a simple online search yesterday. It is not the best hotel in the but I was there 2 years ago and it was perfectly acceptable for me.
  5. As of today, we have 57 cars registered. If you want to attend and have not sent your application in, there is still room but I urge you to get it in the mail soon. Based on phone calls and emails, I know that more applications are already on the way.
  6. I don't want to discourage you from beginning a restoration project. With that said, I would suggest that you should do it for the fun and for the love of the hobby, not thinking that you are going to make money on selling the end product. It is very rare to be able to sell a car that you restored for more than the what it cost you to restore it. Restoration can be fun. It is more fun when you already have one old car to drive while you restore the other one. It is much better to buy a better car and enjoy tinkering on it when you first get involved in the hobby. I tinkered on an old Model A Ford for years. Later I had a series of better Model A Fords and enjoyed touring and car shows. I now own a 1937 Buick Century that I enjoy driving and a 1938 Buick Century project that I really enjoyed working on for about a year and have been somewhat stalled on for about 6 months due to a number of life issues and a desire to hire someone for door skin work instead of doing it myself. If you are planning to work on a car with rust be prepared for the chance that you have a hard time finding anybody to do the sheet metal work that a newbie will find to be more than you want to do on your own. After doing some metal repair in the trunk, I decided I would prefer to hire an experienced sheet metal craftsman to do the door skins. This has not been easy to find in my area. There is too much everyday driver collision repair work available is easier that keeps the auto body shops constantly working at capacity. I would suggest you scroll down to the Our Cars and Restoration Projects forum and do some reading to get an idea of various approaches to hobbyist car restoration.
  7. Only a moderator should be able to pin or unpin a topic. What topic are you wanting unpinned?
  8. As stated in the other discussion... As the editor of the Torque Tube II, of the 36-38 Buick Club, a BCA Division, I made an editorial endorsement of three candidates who are running for the BCA Board. I never posted that endorsement on the forum. I don't think that would be appropriate since I am a moderator on the forum. I have been attacked , on the forum, by a number of people who are not members of my division, for that editorial. I have no problem that my editorial was shared with others. I just hope that people will read the actual endorsment editorial instead of assuming some of the incorrect statements made on the forum about that editorial by others. If anybody wants to read it, I am happy to share it privately. Just ask. I have now been attacked by people who don't think I should comment on BCA politics because I am a moderator. I also now have people on the forum who are asking, that I post all of the input, details, explanations, etc., that I have received that led me to make my endorsement. My endorsement is exactly what it is, no more and no less... It is an editor's message to his division members giving his opinion on who they should consider voting for along with a request that that they all vote. I don't follow all of the newspaper editor's election endorsements that I read, and I don't expect that all of my division members will follow my recommendation, but hopefully some will be convinced to agree with me due to my explanations of the reasons for the endorsement that appear in that endorsement. I wish that my Straight 8 era Buick technical articles would get as wide a distribution as my election endorsement did, but somehow, I don't seem to get as many forum comments about them. I won't post my editorial on the forum, but I will still continue to defend myself from the attacks made by those who want to complain about it and falsely accuse me of inaccuracies. I do look forward to the end of this election and a new board hopefully working together for the betterment of the club.
  9. As the editor of the Torque Tube II, of the 36-38 Buick Club, a BCA Division, I made an editorial endorsement of three candidates who are running for the BCA Board. I never posted that endorsement on the forum. I don't think that would be appropriate since I am a moderator on the forum. I have been attacked , on the forum, by a number of people who are not members of my division, for that editorial. I have no problem that my editorial was shared with others. I just hope that people will read the actual endorsment editorial instead of assuming some of the incorrect statements made on the forum about that editorial by others. If anybody wants to read it, I am happy to share it privately. Just ask. I have now been attacked by people who don't think I should comment on BCA politics because I am a moderator. I also now have people on the forum who are asking, that I post all of the input, details, explanations, etc., that I have received that led me to make my endorsement. My endorsement is exactly what it is, no more and no less... It is an editor's message to his division members giving his opinion on who they should consider voting for along with a request that that they all vote. I don't follow all of the newspaper editor's election endorsements that I read, and I don't expect that all of my division members will follow my recommendation, but hopefully some will be convinced to agree with me due to my explanations of the reasons for the endorsement that appear in that endorsement. I wish that my Straight 8 era Buick technical articles would get as wide a distribution as my election endorsement did, but somehow, I don't seem to get as many forum comments about them. I won't post my editorial on the forum, but I will still continue to defend myself from the attacks made by those who want to complain about it and falsely accuse me of inaccuracies. I do look forward to the end of this election and a new board hopefully working together for the betterment of the club.
  10. Jack, You posted the following statement: "Incorrect facts are not OK, especially for an editor. His statement that thew BIOD had it out for Terry just because for his action in going to the IRS is one example." My editorial comment regarding this is as follows: "That same outgoing board also initiated proceedings to attempt to Expel elected BCA Board Member Terry Weigand from the BCA for having contacted the IRS. The efforts to expel Terry from the club were eventually unsuccessful. " Jack, from the minutes of the Denver Membership meeting. Mr Gerstkemper made the following statement regarding the petition to have Terry Weigand expelled from the club: "So I got up a petition here that I’ve sent around, and acquired a few signatures here to let you know I’m not the only one who feels this way. My petition says the same thing my e mail says. And that is, you should resign. Anyone who turns my family into the IRS, anyone who rats us out to the IRS, should just get out of the family. So I wanted to make sure that there were some people who agreed with me. And I circulated a petition for the last two days and I’m going to give you that petition." Please explain how my statement was "Incorrect facts". I am happy to cite quotes from board minutes or other sources for the basis upon which my editorial endorsement was made. I do find it interesting how much interest and animosity that my editorial endorsement published in the Torque Tube II has gathered outside of our division. I don't really think that my opinions are important enough to warrant so much hate and discontent. I guess I should be flattered that so many people seem so interested.
  11. A nominating committee allows those in power to shape who else is allowed to run in an election. That can provide for stability in an organization over time, but it can also be a way to prevent the membership from changing the direction a club is going when they are unhappy with it. I do not feel that a nominating committee is needed in the BCA. I do find it interesting the Mr. Oldfield proposed that in the March issue just before the election issue is scheduled to come out in April. Mr. Oldfield was able to throw out that as well as other ideas that he admitted could be controversial, without at least some of the existing board being aware that he was going to propose those ideas. The way the Bugle works with monthly publication, the day that the March issue arrived with the "controversial ideas" it was too late for other board members to submit a rebuttal to include in the next (April) issue. With monthly issues being complete and on the way to the printer before the previous one is mailed, any reply to a President's message will always be two months later, which in this case, will be after the election has already been completed. The President will also have an opportunity in his April President's Message to put his own slant on those running for the board. I don't think that his April President's message should be about candidates, but unfortunately I suspect it will be. A club's election should not be controversial, but with the current divided board, this one obviously is. I look forward to it being completed, no matter who gets elected. I hope that those who are elected, no matter who they are, understand that they all have to work together as a board for the betterment of the whole club.
  12. Jack, My endorsment is based on all of the information on the subject gleaned from multiple sources. You are not quoting my endorsement accurately in your post. You and I certainly disagree on who we wish to support. I will also point out that the bios are not my work. The candidate bios are written by the candidates. Those candidates shared their bios with me. Those bios should be the same ones that will be published in the Bugle. If the Torque Tube II and the Bugle were published on the same schedule, my endorsement would have come out at the same time as the bios appear in the Bugle. Since the Torque Tube II is published every other month, my endorsement had to come out in the issue that it came out in. Obviously it has been shared with you, which is certainly OK with me, but please don't post incorrect statements here and claim that they were part of my endorsement. If anybody would like to see that document, I am certainly willing to share it with anyone and I stand by my endorsement. It is an editorial endorsement. It was followed by the bios written by the endorsed candidates. if you diagree with the candidate's statements, you will have to take that up with them. Some of your fellow board members and the minutes seem to reflect a bit differently on the subject of delays in getting the audit started. I am happy that it is underway now. If the previous BCA board had simply followed the club's bylaws, it might not have become necessary. The fact that you and the rest of the board voted for the audit appears to confirm that it was necessary under the circumstances.
  13. Actually, I have read the club's bylaws and SOPs. I have read every set of minutes on the BCA website. I asked for copies of the NMC minutes and read all of those documents that I received. I have communicated with every current BCA Board member multiple times. I have spoken with many of them via phone. I have had email communication with each of them, and I have had private messages on this site with some of them as well. Bill, you also know that I have asked for quite a bit of financial information from you, after you made an offer to share it with any BCA member here on the forum. After that, your accusation that I have not done my own research is clearly incorrect. The current board is clearly divided. This election will hopefully end that situation. I look forward to a board working together for the betterment of the club. No matter who is elected, I expect the board to understand that they have to all work together. This has certainly not been the case recently.
  14. Mr. Pittman, I will agree with you that for the first time ever as an editor, I have decided to endorse candidates for the BCA Board. I will certainly disagree with some of your other comments, but I won't resort to either personal attacks or name calling which seems to be your preferred reply when you can't come up with a valid reply. As to the "company I keep", I have actually met one of the three candidates that I have endorsed in person. As for calling them anything, "prewar" I do understand that two of them own prewar cars. As far as I know, the third endorsed candidate is certainly far from a "prewar" guy. We will have to agree to disagree on the merits of the various candidates but I have made my choice based on the facts available to me. I would expect you to do the same, but please keep it civil.
  15. I will have to simply agree to diagree with you. I don't drink koolaid of any kind. I simply research, ask questions, evaluate information received from all sources and make an informed decision. I would suggest that trying to think that you can group individuals together as "prewar", "postwar" or in any other type of category, is part of the problem. We need a board of directors working for the best interest of all of the members of the club. Having a board focused on any single segment of the overall club is a bad thing. If you want to dismiss any member of the club due to the particular year of Buick that he or she owns, that is reflective of the problems that need to be solved. Hopefully the next election will result in a board of directors working in the best interests of all of the club instead of a small segment of the club.