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Earl B.

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Matt, I realize Mr. Earl is dangerous with those '54s....haha....

Mr. Earl, you commented on the Packard32 name not working any more... Well, I got a new name now....Like I said...I'm the real Mr. Earl hahahaha:o

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B,

I was going to suggest you could always give him a slightly high dollar price and if it sells, you can use the MrEarl Buick locating service and find another Buick. I bet you would end up with a nice 1954 Buick that way. (I did!)

Saving every 54 he can along the way....

You see he figured out a while back that he can not buy them all himself so he started his own 1954 Buick match making service. I have been the beneficiary of 2 54 Roadmasters from this program.friends.gif

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In 1954 we had a Lincoln Capri, and I think I remember it, but I'm not really sure. I had wanted a '55 because the first car I really remember well was our '55 Super Riviera. My father was a caraholic and had a new one ever year or two. I've often wondered why he had a Super since always before he'd had Roadmasters. Maybe it was the scarcity of them.. No one left to ask, so I'll never know for sure.

The choices I'd narrowed down to were a 1955 Roadmaster-Super, 1957 Lincolnn Premier, or a 1963 Riviera. Because of the comraderie in the Buick forum, and seeing how helpful everyone was, I narrowed it down to the Buicks. I'd found a '63 in Pa., but, the distance to go look, and then, if bought to get it home. When I found the '55 'just' four hours from home, fate sort of decided the car for me. With the car being almost totally mechanically redone, and with the price I paid..I'm pretty sure this is a keeper unless something unforseen comes up.

Y'all are kind of stuck with me....

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Dave,,me be good???? Who do you have me confused with??? Did you get the plum brandy or Georgia Homemade Elixer at the BCA breakfast? You must have gotten one of them and gave it a few good swigs tonight.. hahaha

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My bride of 53 years says, "DALIE, BE GOOD"........ I start my day off with two words, "I'M SORRY", got to get a head start you know.

Dale in Indy

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Dave,,me be good???? Who do you have me confused with??? Did you get the plum brandy or Georgia Homemade Elixer at the BCA breakfast? You must have gotten one of them and gave it a few good swigs tonight.. hahaha

OK..... It's Earl B. Bad then??? Here's to Mr.Earl with some moonshine behind the tree. Hic... :o Dandy Dave!

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Ever been on the horns or a dilema? Well, I was today. A guy stopped by and guess what he wanted to buy??? Three guesses, and the first two don't count. And he has the $$ to do it with. It was a loooooong second before I said, Well, not right now... we'll see about the future.... I was luck in finding this car and I know it. Yes, it still needs work, but sooooooo much work was done mechanically before I got it. I hope I'm not crazy.... well, not too crazy anyway...

Everything I have is for sale.

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Eric, for enough money, probably most of what I have is too.... If I sell the Roady, I want an unreasonable price, though.... How about selling me 30 years...I've always wanted to be younger.. haha...

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Not much of what I have is for sale. I buy what I like. And keep what I buy till it is totally unreasonable for me to keep fixing it.

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Yea just like I would never sell any of my kids....

Well tonight is a bad example, the boy could be had real cheap if I'm honest dash1.gif

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Everything is for sale if the price is right. Price it at the cost of a much better restored car. The buyer gets one without the research and time tracking it down....you know where to find that better one.

Willie

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1915 Buick parts car. $1,500. Motels, eats, and gas. Who cares! 7,000 mile trip to retrieve it. Priceless... ;) Dandy Dave!

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Well, I received a lovely package today from the Buick Gardens....You know, it's just east of Oz, and is the only place where you can throw a few nuts, bolts, and some scrap iron in the ground and grow a Buick. Mr. Earl also has a very rare stainless tree there, and he kindly picked me two pieces of moulding from it... the missing piece for my car and it's mate, so they'll both match. We should all send Mr. Earl a few pounds of scrap, loose nuts and bolts so he can grow some more of those wonderful Buicks, and some stainless so he can plant another stainless tree....

With all sincerity, I do thank Mr. Earl for the stainless...

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Well, I've been a busy little Buick boy this week. I got all those books and papers out of the trunk of the car. I found an early owner's name--looked him up on the internet, and found him alive and well, and with a phone number listed. I called and he said he was the fourth owner, but knew the original owner's name.... Fayette Rowe of Columbus Kansas. He was an attorney there and lived from 1902-1983. Mrs. Rowe had died earlier in the year. After his death there was an auction, and the car was sold... Mr.? bought it, and it was later sold or traded to a used car lot where the man I contacted had bought it in 1990. From there I think I know the owners down to me. Unless I've missed an owner, I'm number 8.

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Well, I received a lovely package today from the Buick Gardens....You know, it's just east of Oz, and is the only place where you can throw a few nuts, bolts, and some scrap iron in the ground and grow a Buick. Mr. Earl also has a very rare stainless tree there, and he kindly picked me two pieces of moulding from it... the missing piece for my car and it's mate, so they'll both match. We should all send Mr. Earl a few pounds of scrap, loose nuts and bolts so he can grow some more of those wonderful Buicks, and some stainless so he can plant another stainless tree....

With all sincerity, I do thank Mr. Earl for the stainless...

Well dang, and all this time I've been trying to get these Buicks to breed, like the emus and goats of days past. So I'm suppose to PLANT them, who would have thunk. Can you recommend a fertilizer? Castrol 20W50 followed by Dexron VI and a little bit of 85W-140.

Thanks for the thanks Earl B. Glad to be able to contribute to that miracle car.

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As we all know things happen when cars sit up and are neglected. When I'd put on brakes, I'd get a pull to the right. So, off to the mechanic.... passener side front wheel cylinder was bad... well, lets see everything....drivers side wheel cylinder bad, but not as bad as passenger side. Back cylinders ok... but, back drivers side, brake shoes were scored something fierce.... When the brakes were done about 1992, they didn't smooth out the drum for whatever reason...it was awful... So, with the brakes about half used, and with the rear cylinders as old as the front, she's getting all new brakes, cylinders, hoses, and with a roar in the front left wheel bearing, new bearings on both front wheels.... So, with a severely dented credit card, I have boxes and boxes in the living room with brake parts. Driving has been put to a minimum.

Oh, and on the way home, the hood popped up and won't stay closed.... And, since nothing else is going on.... I'm pretty sure the tires are from about 1991-1992...... :(

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I had that problem with my hood.

After;

some trial and error adjustments,

copious amounts of white lithium grease,

Two new springs on the lower hood latch mechanism

it works like new again.

(at the hardware store, I found two larger diameter springs that fit over the original springs.)

Mine was sidelined last month with leaky wheel cylinders as well.

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Well, it's taken a while, but the old girl is up and going again. I have new front bearings and seals, new wheel cylinders, and all news brakes, including clips, hoses and springs. It stops on a dime and gives you 9 cents change. Now, to get over this and get some new tires. It just never ends, does it? :P

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