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Definately going to look into that John!

Just have to figure what will work best as the long narrow battery is close to the power steering unit so need to ensure there is enough clearance. The next thing will be getting into the habit of turning it off! LOL

I have one on the Nash and..... (see previous posts)

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"I hate electrical gremlins, not my thing!" Ditto on that. The underhood snake's nest of brittle insulated wiring is a real challenge for me. However I don't even own a meter, even after 40 years of considering myself to be a car guy. A test light is the extent of my diagnostic equipment. Somehow it's got me this far, with only one significant fire situation in my past.

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Went by the garage today, hit the starter and off we went again!

While warming up made a list of what I might need Labour Day weekend since I have booked nothing work wise!!!!

Have a wedding to attend (a good thing for change) Saturday and Sunday will be spent moving eveything out of my mother-in-law's apartment..... Fortunately I have my two boys to help with manual labour but going to be somewhat emotional for us all....

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I'm this close to being in your situation, with a running car. Must get back out there.

 

Hey Rob,

Hope you indeed can get back to your baby too.  :)

I have been anticipating this coming weekend for what seems forever after what started out with a somewhat steady effort.

Things are tied up family wise for now, hanging on till the next crisis ......

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The weekend is here! :D

 

After a slooow start this morning heading to the garage for the rest of the day. Planning on wheeling, then painting parts today. It is HOT here and the Great Lakes humidity is way up but I have two industrial fans so don't care. :P

Tomorrow, going to our clubs car show / swap meet for a bit then back to the garage.

 

Not planning too far ahead right now as things have been changing about every 24 hours since February but for sure will be turning the phone down and check it latter. :unsure:

 

Sure looking forward to getting back "on the road again" (maybe before winter?).

 

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Well..... SHEESH!

 

To whom and what have I done to be having all this drama in my life right now? :unsure:

 

Before getting into the garage yesterday I walked around the property as usual as it on a corner lot and the kids think it is a recycle area. Decided I would trim some of the trees hanging over the side walk which went well and continue on with my cherry tree near the one driveway......

All of a sudden I feel a sharp sting on my left shoulder, reach up to rub it and then the stinging is on my right hand and arm! :o

 

Did not notice these in the tree and had to make a RUN FOR IT while swiping at the buggers on me!!!!

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Never see this type of hornet or wasp before.

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Naturally, had to head home to get antihistemean as I'm allergic.

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Youch! Had one that that looked like that in a tree adjacent to my property. This spring was out in yard and saw tbe neighbor kid go out and beat it down with a stick.

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Damn Dei!  You should have stuck with plan A, and went directly to the garage! 

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Damn Dei!  You should have stuck with plan A, and went directly to the garage! 

 

OH BOY, are you right on that!

 

 

Sunday morning, after the swelling had gone (was hit in four spots), went out early to my car clubs semi annual car show with two fellow car guys. Daryl has a beautiful '64 numbers matching Buick Riviera sporting two four barrel carbs. We had fun on the way out as he came roaring from the back to 'clean out the carbon'! B)  Did not have camera in hand but it was something to see and hear.

 

A bit of background on my club, It is called the Historic Vehicle Society of Ontario (Windsor). It was formed in 1954 with an automotive history / interest as a basis but owning a car was not a requirement. The secondary part to this mandate was to eventually build & own a car museum.

After Dad bought the Overland, on my birthday, he presented me with a radiator badge made for our club that he mounted in a wood stand he had made and a membership card stating I was an Associate Member. See, it was 1967 and I was 12. That title was to signify I was a young member but with all membership rights except a vote until I was 19. It was surely the start of my car interests (and illness). :lol:

Various fun raising events were held towards this goal and once there was a serious cash amount saved to start it was discussed that a stand alone museum might be difficult to survive financially so the idea was added to have a Historic Village to add additional reason to come and see the collection of accumulated cars and artifacts over the years.

 

Move to today.....

This project operates under the name of: The Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village. If you care to Google this you can see the website and the many things going on to support it.

 

The car show has had its ups and downs over the years but when I sat of the car show committee one our best attendance was 750 cars spread through out the buildings that have been moved and preserved from the local community including various log cabins, a one room school house, a church, Jack Miner's home, a train station from the CP main line into Windsor all filled with period correct donated items. All this has been accomplished by the membership and greatly appreciated volunteers creating a very unique and wonderful experience for everyone involved.

Oh, and that museum which started out as a block 5,000 square foot plain jane building is now a 25,000 square foot impressive one with scenic painted interior walls, displaying some very unique vehicles collected from way back! All this is situated on about 100 acres of wooded land located in the heart of Southern Ontario funded by these fund raising events, supported by a greatly recognized education school program, volunteers and very little support by local, provincial or federal governments. :(

Needless to say, while getting here has been quite a lifetime of many wonderful and varied experiences, it is taking it's toll on an ageing membership and lack of new membership is an obvious struggle (not unlike the BCA).

 

Sundays show was fun filled, hot - 90 degrees, but everyone attending made the best of it and were having a good time. Here are some of the cars....

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I fell totally in love with this 1958 Cadillac convert! :)  Interesting history, surviving a major flood here in Ontario. Would almost consider trading the Buick for this one....... (yes, sacrilegious here!!!! ;) )

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On the way out I came across this sitting in the public parking area.

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Felt sorry for this guy for what ever issue he was having but thought, guess I'm not alone am I?

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Possibly should have posted this in the General section.... thought I'd share my diversion (excuse) for not progressing on the Buick. :wacko:

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MEANT TO ADD,

 

HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT LABOUR DAY WEEKEND! :)

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 Having fun working on my '41 Roadmaster! But I keep thinking about the '69 Electra, I saw on Friday, and I'm not getting too much else done.

 Keith

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Saturday was break time.(taking it when I can)

Went to the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan. A really cloudy and cool day for September but being a two day event always a packed one!

Contrary to some believing it is mostly Model T and Model A Ford's, BUICK's (along with other makes) were well represented.

When one passes through the main entrance you are right at the train crossing past the passenger platform.

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Not only are the cars organized by year but they are allowed to drive throughout the whole complex at their leisure with many dressed in period clothing making this even more exciting and unique. 

This included our very own Larry Schramm and his wonderful Buick truck.

Here comes Larry,

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And there goes Larry.

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One Buick that I'm sure some of you in the BCA are aware of was this fascinating 1915 Buick 7 passenger experimental twin 6 touring. Has been in the Walter Marr family since built!

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This engine is incredible considering the times and was a wonder to see and hear it running!

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Even better to meet and speak with the grandsons!

 

So, here are some of the other Buicks there;

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And more Buicks.....

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Watched this fellow coming out....

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Could have been a bad situation..... 

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And One More.....

 

This one was unusual.

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And they were having a great time!

 

Saving the other pictures of none Buicks for another thread.

 

The end of my day was watching the train on my way out pulling up to be topped up with water.

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Hello,

 

i`m Michael from Germany and new here :)

 

Maybe you can help me futher?!

 

I Need this parts for my 1958 Buick Limited 4 Door Hardtop.

 

- complete front Bensch seat "six way power seat" (Fits: 58 Roadmaster)

- left & right kick Panel

- Antenna

- rear quarter Panel Trim Molding Moulding fin Chrome left &right

- rear wheel well (Corner) to rocker Molding right side

 

With best regards,

 

Michael

 

P.S. sorry for my bad english ^_^

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Hello Michael,

 

Sorry for the late reply, long days till today.

 

Not sure I have much to help you. I will have to dig into my garage and see if I have some trim. My Limited parts are mostly from a 2 dr so most trim will not fit your 4dr but... have collected stuff for a long time. Give me some time and I will look.

 

If I may ask, where are you located in Germany?

We were in Germany for three weeks in 2010. Arrived in Hamburg, took the ICE train (310kms/hr) to Stuttgart , rented a car there and travelled south to Switzerland and saw about half of the country in three days. Trip of a life time for us, especially while travelling with our good neighbours who are German and have family there (mostly in the south). :)

 

Will see what this weekend brings.

 

 

 

 

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 I'm a bit behind here, but thanks for posting all those nice pictures, esp that V12 Buick. I have read about those cars, but I didn't know that one was still in existence.

 Keith

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Hi Doug,

Nice to meet you :)

That would be great if you could help me further.

I live in Sebnitz / Saxony, in the middle of the Saxon Switzerland. That's about 50 km south-east of Dresden.

 

With best regards,

 

Michael

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 I'm a bit behind here, but thanks for posting all those nice pictures, esp that V12 Buick. I have read about those cars, but I didn't know that one was still in existence.

 Keith

 

I had not heard of these two cars before this. Just an incredible piece of history there!

 

I had my son (who is completing his Masters in Engineering) look at this and he was impressed that there was that kind of design / engineering skills 'way back then'. LOL  :D I had to remind him that while he is working on very interesting things today, he is not reinventing the wheel, just tweaking the basic principles of the internal combustion engine. 

 

Just as impressive is the fact the Marr family had the forethought to keep this car for us to ponder just where things came from.

 

If you have not already seen this, check out Shadetree77's thread on this Buick in the General Discussion section. He captured the car running. It just makes me pause with wonder..... Truly an incredible time of experimentation and development in our history. Not unlike the computer development in the 80's! B)

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Popping in since it has been awhile.....

 

With the rain we have been having, been keeping an eye on my other garage for flooding. I do not want to go through this again....

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Consequently, after some consulting, I have been busy re-landscaping around the garage to divert water when I have time, taking away any time on the Special for now. :angry:

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It is going to take a lot of dirt and I have a source for free but because I have no access for a back hoe in my back yard at home...... a lot of hand shoveling is going on! :wacko:

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With two previous extremely cold winters and frost gone 50" in the ground, my wall has broken and is in trouble with collapsing into the small ditch this winter.

Always something........ 

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Popping in for a progress report (of sorts).

 

With this past Monday being our Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday not much was accomplished with work or on the Special......  :blink: but at least had a good time having the family over for a 15lb deep fried turkey which turned out great. :D   

Planning to try chickens next.

 

However, Tuesday I managed to spend the afternoon digging along the wall at home another 6 ft or so. Glad I have an ample supply of Ben Gay! :o

 

Dug down to what I thought was the foundation and found this...

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One just never knows what is hidden in the ground as...., the previous owner who put this wall in back in the early 80's, did not pour a proper footing and.... used green plastic coated wire fencing to???? :unsure:

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No wonder the wall moved out as it has with the winters we have been having! :angry:

 

Had I known, not sure what I would have done to correct this cheap installation then (other than lower the purchase price naturally) but have calls out to a few people I know in the business and see if I can get a cost to make it right.....

 

With weather setting in soon and the wedding coming fast (11 months and counting down)..... 

Would  the operator of this merry-go-round please get it to stop so I can get off? 

 

Some days I wish I was the cat.

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I know, I know, does anyone have a little cheese to go with this wine?  ;)

 

 

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Doug,

That "foundation" is a perfect example of a something that would lead my wife to ask:"Who was the A**hole who did THAT?"

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