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Machine Gun

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  1. I'm amazed that they were able to park it so perfectly after all that. They sure don't build them like they used to!
  2. I've been using the Skylark as my weekend daily driver for more than a month now and I enjoy it more each time I drive it. It got a good workout this weekend with more than five hours of total driving time. One of my sons and I went upstate NY to check out a '64 Ford pickup that unfortunately didn't pass muster. I've been looking for a vintage pickup for more than five years and haven't been able to find anything reasonably close to NNJ to suit me. But that's a whole other story. Yesterday my wife and I took a drive to have lunch in a small town in Orange County before continuing n
  3. @ElpadJudging from all of the photos you've posted and continue to post I've come to the conclusion that you have every photo of a Buick that was ever taken, plus at least ten more!!
  4. The first brand new car I bought was a blue '78 Regal with a white vinyl top. I bought it from Leschel Buick in Paterson, NJ where I grew up. My father wanted a smaller car and I wanted a larger one so he traded his '73 LeSabre for my Regal a few years later. I loved both cars. Glad you held onto your Regal. Do you plan to put it back on the road?
  5. The lives of celebrities are interesting....but not to me.
  6. Looks more like they're on their way back from trying to pick up Snow White, after she turned all of them down. Her name should have been a clue.
  7. They must have some scary beavers there that can drag a Buick around to use it for a dam!
  8. Wow! I want to be you when I grow up. Unfortunately at my age by the time I grow up I'll be dead. Enjoy your new space.
  9. That's a great idea, Rodney. I'll do that before I install the wheel covers back on the car. I managed to find a cheap replacement on eBay a few weeks ago. It's a bit scratched up, but no matter because the other three aren't perfect, either.
  10. Wow! Just plain wow (meant in a good way)!
  11. I'm an only child and an engineer. That combination of personality traits doesn't produce someone who needs to socialize. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I'm not a "socialist."
  12. You remove the rear seat back before you get into the car. Then after you drive it into the trailer you climb into the back seat and exit out the trunk. You just need an assistant you can trust to open the trunk. 🤪
  13. Being at an unknown location could not have been good for business.
  14. I guess the best solution is to inspect the covers every so often to see if one is trying to make its escape. A pre-flight walk-around is a good idea. Thanx to all for your input.
  15. Your wheel covers are different from mine, and as nice as they are I prefer to keep the same style covers as the ones that came on my car. I've seen matching covers show up on eBay every so often so I'll keep looking until I find something reasonably priced. Thanx for the response.
  16. @Bill Stoneberg Good idea about the RTV, thanx. @NTX5467 Only two of the covers were prone to rotate along the wheel, but interestingly not the one that escaped. I'm running P205/75R14 tires. And yes, the wheel cover came off on a curve as I would have expected it to. @RivNut Here's a photo of one of the remaining wheel covers. Not sure if yours match. Let me know, and if you have the same type I'll shoot you a PM. Considering that I drove the car for about four years before I lost a wheel cover I might just get a replacement and hope for the best.
  17. A couple of years ago I lost a spinner wheel cover from my '64 Skylark. Since then I've been running Buick dog dish type hub caps until I get around to buying a replacement wheel cover. Before I invest in a replacement I'd like to get some advice on how to keep those things from flying off my wheels. I'm running radials on OEM type steel wheels. Based on what I've read it seems like the steel wheels are subject to more stress and flexing with radial tires, causing wheel covers to sometimes fly off. I had heard of the problem so I made sure that my wheel covers fit very tightly and
  18. You weren't kidding when you said you took it easy going home....it took you 12 years!
  19. Finally put a few miles on the Skylark this weekend. It had been laid up for a few reasons, not the least of which was a malfunctioning carburetor. After several attempts at DIY repair I realized that it needed a pro's touch. Sent it out for repair, and in less than a week it came back repaired. The car hasn't run better in the nearly six years I've owned it, really. We ran several errands, visited my daughter, wen to a local cruise night, and overall used it as my daily driver for the weekend. Depending on how things continue to share up over the next couple of months I may take the trip to
  20. Not really...those are Chevys 😀
  21. That's pretty much the story with my '86 Pontiac 6000LE. I found it a few years ago for cheap. It had 30K miles on it when I found it. It has a cheap overspray to hide some body repairs from the previous owner and is beginning to rust. However it runs perfectly and I put more than 30K additional miles on it commuting to Rochester and Boston for work. It's my use-it-up car that is being sacrificed for my modern daily driver. Bonus: I"m the only one on my block that has one!
  22. That's the type of car that people will want one day, so hopefully the new owners will care for it as a future desirable. The first car I bought new after a couple of years out of college was a 1978 Regal, which was a very nice car indeed. Wish I had kept it, but in those days I changed cars more often than my underwear.
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