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So why are you NOT going to the 2012 Buick Nationals/NASCAR 300* in Concord, NC?

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Hey Mike,

I'd love to meet you too. When/Where is the Forum breakfast? (Apologies if that info has been posted or on the itinerary but I couldn't find it. thanks!)

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It should be on your schedule for 7 AM Friday in the Embassy Suites Atrium. Also see the postings on the Forum breakfast and adise Mr. Earl so they have a seat for you. And get info for the gift exchange if you wish to participate.

John

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go here and sign up officially Will

http://forums.aaca.org/f115/look-whos-coming-breakfast-shalotte-327876-3.html#post1050361

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Basically anything under $20. (+ / -)

Wrapped nice or in a paper bag.

Car books, parts or toys. Six pack of brew (wine). Spam coffee mug.

Whatever moves you, Daddio...

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Sorry to say, it's looking like my Dad and I won't be able to attend. We were planning on going for the whole event. Then things happened and we were forced to cut it down to Saturday only. Now, with the recent expenses I've encountered with old Lucy it looks like we might not even be able to attend Saturday. :( Perhaps I'll luck into some extra finances between now and Saturday, but it doesn't look good at this point. It's really frustrating knowing the Nationals are going on only 5 hours away but what can you do? Hope everyone has a great time. Take and upload LOTS of pictures for those of us who aren't lucky enough to attend. Have fun guys and gals!:)

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06.26.12

Robert, sorry to hear about that. I've been following your "Me and My Buick" thread with your latest radiator & cooling system issues and I know what you're going through. You're not alone! Everybody driving to the 2012 BUICK ANNUAL ROAST, COAST & TOAST NATIONALS this week will get a chance to "road test" their cooling systems also. :)

Here's the latest weather forecast for today, Tuesday, June 26 thru next Monday, July 2, 2012.

Al Mack

BCA #8965

"500 Miles West of Flint"

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Edited by 1953mack
deleted Robert's quote #59, added date (see edit history)

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This time last year my goal was to be at the BCA with the Roadmaster. But, since then I have a new job. And, I've not been at my new job long enough to accrue paid vacation. And, the Roadmaster has been operating on the high side of the normal coolant temperature range. (I think I need to have the radiator cleaned).With the extreme heat we are having now, if I were on the road with it, I would be concerned.

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This time last year my goal was to be at the BCA with the Roadmaster. But, since then I have a new job. And, I've not been at my new job long enough to accrue paid vacation. And, the Roadmaster has been operating on the high side of the normal coolant temperature range. (I think I need to have the radiator cleaned).With the extreme heat we are having now, if I were on the road with it, I would be concerned.

James

You worry too much :D. The Texas Road Warriors rolled through Birmingham Alabama this afternoon (104*). My 55 with factory air on high was running 210* (I have a gauge with real numbers since the factory gauge is pegged hot at only 200*...with proper pressure cap you can run 230*+ without boil over) I finally got tired of driving with white knuckles watching a pegged gauge,

Willie

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I'm sorry I missed y'all! If' I would've known, I would have escorted y'all across the county at least!!

Happy Motoring!!

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I changed the title a bit....

Awesome time guys, I certainly see myself going to more. From meeting most of you to getting to see all the great Buick's and most importantly spending some good times with my dad.....it was an epic trip.

Its what you make it and it was made great.

See you all next year.

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I imagine that I would have had a great time, and I still plan on getting to one some year. However, this year I thought it best to use the money that I would have spent to get my Buick back on the road so I can enjoy it with the family.

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James

You worry too much :D. The Texas Road Warriors rolled through Birmingham Alabama this afternoon (104*). My 55 with factory air on high was running 210* (I have a gauge with real numbers since the factory gauge is pegged hot at only 200*...with proper pressure cap you can run 230*+ without boil over) I finally got tired of driving with white knuckles watching a pegged gauge,

Willie

I believe I have a 7lb. p.s.i. cap. Mine doesn't boil. The only time it lost coolant past the cap was after I overfilled the radiator. What pressure cap do you use?

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I'm using a RC-6 which is a 13# cap as standard on 55 A/C cars. If you have the dome shaped top tank (vs the squared off one), you might be able to use that cap. It all depends on the filler neck slots for the cap (higher pressures require larger slots so that a too high pressure cap cannot be installed).

Willie

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13 lbs., eh?

Wow!!

I checked yesterday. Sure enough mine is a 7lb. It is the dome top radiator. I'll get a 13lb. for it!

I drove around about an hour yesterday. I made a pretty good romp up and down a six lane expressway. And then some stop and go driving around at low speed in a residential neighborhood

It stayed on the normal line, although it creeped up to the high end of normal. It didn't burped out any coolant. After I shut the car off, I raised the hood and watched, I didn't see any coolant escape. (unless the post shutdown super-heat caused an overflow after I closed the garage door)

Alright, end of hijack. I'll start a new thread...........

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I'm using a RC-6 which is a 13# cap as standard on 55 A/C cars. If you have the dome shaped top tank (vs the squared off one), you might be able to use that cap. It all depends on the filler neck slots for the cap (higher pressures require larger slots so that a too high pressure cap cannot be installed).

Willie

Willie

Wouldn't 13 pounds cause issues over the long run of too much pressure, i.e. at the gaskets and such causing a blow out? Maybe not. I would use the higher pressure cap for high temps and run a lower pressure cap for normal temperatures.

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Once my car is running I'll drive it down. I'll have more than a few people to thank by then, and I always enjoy checking out all the show cars.

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