38Buick 80C

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    Brian DePouli, BCA #8927
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  1. For what it's worth I have had an issue with flaking powder coat on my factory manifolds on my 320 due to heat. This is on my 80C where everything was baked and cleaned and re-cored, etc.
  2. Matt, What I did with the radiator bypass is as follows. As we all know when the spring gets week the water bypasses the radiator. If you take the spring and washer out that you are in full bypass mode as well so not good either. I took a spare piece of stainless fuel or brake line and cut it to the desired length and placed it around the post and put the spring and the washer and pin back in place. This makes the washer/spring combo un-collapsible and thus all water MUST go through the radiator (aside from the as Buick engineered it amount that goes around the washer a bit). Aside from a longer warm up there are no ill effects to the Buick and ensures despite the spring weakening you still get all coolant through the radiator. Stainless will also not rust. simple cheap and easy to do. as for use during evaporust I suppose you could do the opposite and place a sealing washer at the bottom and simply build up washers or a cut line slightly short as described above and then another washer at the top to lock it all down and get a good hard seal.
  3. Congrats!!! so thrilled for you and so well deserved. Such an amazing car!!! And Joe your attention to detail is unmatched!!!
  4. Thrilled it's home. how did you make out with the trailer and fitting that beast on it?
  5. I'm not making you out to be the bad guy, I'm saying your wrong about Lance having no credibility simply cause he doesn't put his full name on the forum, I will vouch for his credibility every day and twice on Sunday.
  6. Terry, Lance is a fine member of the BCA for many years, a second generation member at that I believe. I know his last name as do many others on this forum, but have you considered that he perhaps doesn't want the globe to know his full name for privacy concerns relative to the world in general and not hiding from any forum members. Many in the BCA know EXACTLY what his last name is cause he has been active in the club, but that doesn't mean he wants the world who can view this forum to know enough details. His privacy is his choice and you need to BACK OFF cause in this case you are wrong about Lance.
  7. The office manager never had a vote (though great influence). The CFO did have a vote, but only on financial matters and the chief judge only on judging matters. Both of their rights to vote were passed by the BOD after correct posting in the Budge of the potential change in SOP and only after NO significant feedback received from the membership on either. So technically your BOTH wrong... regardless this is going nowhere AGAIN... How 'bout we quit bitching at each other and go enjoy some Buick...life's too short. This dead horse is quite beaten already... time to move on...
  8. This car a a LOT of documented history to it, very neat back story. Up until recently a 1 family car. Recently its just been passed between dealers.
  9. and those companies are named???? I've had mine off the model 87 waiting to be done so I'm ready to go 😁
  10. Some extra incentive.... there is no one to redo your running boards anyway right now. Hunley Acuff has retired. I had been trying to get him to do 2 sets of 80 series boards for 6+ months. SOOOOO..... hope your plans work, cause I may have to copy them...
  11. So today I read my AACA Speedster and it noted that a portion of your purchases can be donated to the AACA. Of course that made me think why isn't the Buick Club doing this as well. Answer: you must be a 501(c)3 charity and the BCA is a 501(c)7 social organization, HOWEVER the Buick Heritage Alliance IS a 501(c)3 and is part of the Amazon Smile program. I set them as my charity of choice so a portion of my purchases go to them. Here is how you can too (and yes I copied this verbatim from the AACA Speedster): Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Antique Automobile Club of America whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Once you are signed into your account, search for Antique Automobile Club of America (or the Buick Heritage Alliance) and choose it as your charity. Now, you are ready to shop & support AACA at the same time How much of my purchase does Amazon donate? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges Click here to learn more about AmazonSmile. Also if for some reason you don't like the BHA (which I do suggest you reconsidered and do more research as this is a great organization preserving Buick history... www.buickheritagealliance.org) you can also have funds donate to "Friend of Alfred P, Sloan Museum", or the AACA, of course, or the AACA Museum. Finally it would be nice if a moderator could sticky this for a few months. Thanks
  12. This came up on one of my eBay save searches https://www.ebay.com/itm/114028935760?ul_noapp=true
  13. http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?year=1937&model=Buick&rows=50
  14. Looks like a Special? based on cowl length. a bit aggressive on the price IMO, though if truly rust free...