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Machine Gun

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  1. Fuel economy must be terrible with a car that heavy.
  2. And for New Jersey! Wait.....nobody says that.
  3. It's obvious that the guy's wife is making him sell it. "Gee honey, I listed the car but no one showed the slightest interest in it. I can't understand it. I guess I'll try again in Spring."
  4. It makes me imagine what might happen if the transporter on the Enterprise malfunctioned.
  5. I wouldn't be caught dead in that thing! (Sorry for that. I couldn't resist).
  6. My college GF had one of those at the same time I had my '73 Rallye. Reminds me of very good times when my biggest worry was whether I had enough money for gas.
  7. What John said about the timing chain cover. I went through that hassle with my '64 Skylark. Lots of penetrating solutions and lots of time. Despite the care I took I still sheared off two bolt heads in the cover, and even then the cover wouldn't slide off the studs. I was determined not to destroy the timing cover so I soaked the hell out of the studs over a ten day period and gently worked the cover off. As to your mechanic's estimate for tearing down the engine and finding out what's wrong, I maybe living back in the '80s but for $9k I'd expect more than a diagnosis. I'd expect a complete rebuild. To paraphrase King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I'd ask your mechanic "Is there anyone else up there we can talk to?" Very nice car BTW. Looking forward to eventually hearing a success story about it.
  8. Piedmont was a nice regional airline. I used to fly them a lot, but not in their tail-dragger days. Thanks for the interruption. Now back to our regularly scheduled thread.
  9. I live in Vernon Township up in Sussex County. Grew up in Paterson. Where in Jersey were you? - Jim
  10. I agree with you on the price. I had no intention of paying that much and had planned to make a reasonable offer after inspecting the truck. During one of my conversations with the seller I learned that he is a dealer who didn't disclose that in the Craigslist ad. I learned during the conversation with him that he "already reduced the price" and will hold firm at that figure, as well as assessing a $150 dealer charge. It ended there. Thank you very much for responding to my post. My hunt for a pickup continues.
  11. I made arrangements to go see a '46 pickup that's up for sale for $12,500. It's reportedly bone stock, in daily driver condition with complete and solid floor pans, and only a couple of coin-sized rust holes in the fenders. Not sure it's worth that, but finding an early unmolested pickup of any kind that's not a roller or costs more than my first house hasn't been easy. I'll be able to take it on the road for a test drive. Like so many trucks I've looked at over the past five years this one looks good on paper but the reality may be very different. Anyway, on to my questions. What trouble areas or weak spots about this particular truck model I should be on the lookout for? There seems to be very little information available on the web about Dodge trucks from this time period. Also, does anyone know the overall length and width of the vehicle? Thanx in advance. - Jim
  12. So true, and I agree. My comment was tongue-in-cheek of course. Most of our Buicks are in the stone age with regard to occupant safety, and that's the only thing that takes the edge off my complete enjoyment while driving my Skylark. But I'm not going to drive it any less! As I'm fond of saying, if you have to die anyway, why not die from something you like?
  13. 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!
  14. 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 north up to Ulster County to visit another of our sons who lives up that way. Unfortunately no pics because the congestion around the parks and lookouts was unlike anything I had ever seen before during Leaf Peeper season. There was nowhere to stop for photos yesterday except perhaps at a gas station or convenience store. Not looking forward to road salt season when I will force the Skylark back into hibernation.
  15. @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!!
  16. The lives of celebrities are interesting....but not to me.
  17. 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.
  18. They must have some scary beavers there that can drag a Buick around to use it for a dam!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
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