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Raise your hand if you drove at least one old Buick this weekend

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2 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

This car is my favorite!

Ok John, which one is really your favorite?

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1 hour ago, old-tank said:

Ok John, which one is really your favorite?

 

Willie,  which ever one I have the privilege to drive at that moment!  I just cannot choose amongst them. ;)

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Ok, it was Monday night not the weekend but...

 

Drove the 10 mile round trip and met with another Windsorite that bought his Special last year in Florida. 

Interesting conversations having two there.

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Sunday I drove the ole girl to a show at the Moffat Estate.  Benefiting the William Kramer Scholarship foundation.  Had a good time.  All the kids really liked the car. She won her first trophy!  The kids choice award.  I usually don’t register when I go to events.  Also won a free alignment.  

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On 8/20/2018 at 12:48 PM, JohnD1956 said:

I just cannot choose amongst them.

I feel the same about mine. They are like my children, I love them all!

Keith

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 Last Friday, we drove the '41 Roadmaster from our home in Southwestern Ontario, to an area near our Capital, Ottawa, a distance of of 380 miles, for a weekend meet of pre WWII cars. The Buick ran good, despite the terrible weather we had that day. Much like about two years ago when we drove to an area close to this in the '56.

 The day started out gloomy, then light rain, then heavier and heavier. One town we traveled through had roads somewhat flooded, with the road completely covered from sidewalk to sidewalk. Not too deep, so I just took it easy and the car went through it with no problems. There was some other traffic going through the same spot so I was confident that the water was not excessively deep. I had the wiper motor rebuilt during the final part of the restoration, and the vacuum booster on the fuel pump works well, so the wipers performed well.

 Many of the our usual friends attended, about 30 cars including cars ranging from a pair of '13 Model T's, a few Ford model A's, a '32 Desoto, and a few other vintage Chrysler products, and others, of course.

 The next day, Sat., we visited a racetrack, and they have days where you can pay a fee and drive your car for a couple of laps. Not that day though, it was motorcycle racing. But some others had their cars out for display, including a new Ford GT, which I got to sit in! Very neat, but certainly not for the infirm! A short tour on Sunday, then off to spend the night with friends in a small town in Northern Ontario, then home on Monday. Total mileage was about 900. Never so much driving in this car in one weekend!

 Pictures are tough to upload right now, as our internet is not working properly, its' kind of like dial up right now.

 I will upload pictures later on, when I'm back to high speed!

 Keith

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On 8/20/2018 at 5:48 PM, JohnD1956 said:

 

Willie,  which ever one I have the privilege to drive at that moment!  I just cannot choose amongst them. ;)

Cop out ?

me love the 56

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On 8/21/2018 at 5:16 PM, jackofalltrades70 said:

Sunday I drove the ole girl to a show at the Moffat Estate.  Benefiting the William Kramer Scholarship foundation.  Had a good time.  All the kids really liked the car. She won her first trophy!  The kids choice award.  I usually don’t register when I go to events.  Also won a free alignment.  

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Not surprised you received an award , great car, 

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Not exactly me, and not exactly the weekend, but unknown to me when I left the house this morning is that others had plans and we would have a shortage of vehicles.  I wound up getting a text asking which vehicle the middle child should drive, the Skyhawk or the new Reatta.  My response was what about the truck?  Luke didn’t want the hassle of parking the truck back at home, so he took the Skyhawk.  He’s driven it a couple times now and seems to be getting comfortable.  It’s a happy little car (as Buicks go...it isn’t that much different in size than a Reatta, although it seats four).

 

I’m thinking it may be worth cleaning up a bit and, in spite of no A/C, have it driven down to OK next summer.

 

Oh, I should get going on hub caps for it.  I got a casting call for it last week...I’m waiting to hear back, but the car coordinator for a film shoot would like to see it as the hero car.

 

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I should probably change the title of this thread to raise your hand when you drive an old Buick.  :lol:  But since we treat it that way already, here's a few shots at familiar surroundings, but with the new shoes, on the way to the last Hemmings Cruise in for the 2018 season... Where has this summer gone? 

 

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The tires look GREAT!

Driving with confidence and STYLE!

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Love that postless 'Riviera' view of the lake through the cabin!  ;)

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50 miles round trip ride for the ice cream social in Batavia with the Western New York Chapter of the Cadillac LaSalle Club. Went with a Buick Club friend, left early so we could stop and look at a '38 Olds and '51 DeSoto another friend just bought. Showed up in my '60 Electra, what's that saying about bringing a knife to a gunfight?, and let my friend try his skills at shifting my DynaFlow the last 10 miles home.

Perfect day.

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4 minutes ago, 60FlatTop said:

let my friend try his skills at shifting my DynaFlow the last 10 miles home.

That was nice of you.

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Being nice was the least I could do. After seeing DeSoto he went on and on about the three variations of Fluid Drive in great detail until I reached over, grabbed the back of his hair, and smacked his head on the dash three or four times.

 

I had to be nice.

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Headed to Chesapeake City car show with my wife.   She said watching me work the clutch and 3 on the tree turned her on.  ?   

 

 

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4 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

Headed to Chesapeake City car show with my wife.   She said watching me work the clutch and 3 on the tree turned her on.  ?   

 

GOOD FOR YOU ! ?

 

(Love it when the girls like my car... memories...)

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22 hours ago, BUICK RACER said:

How do you shift a dynaflow?

 

The owner, and only the owner, puts the DynaFlow in low range and power brakes the car. The coil springs and torque tube distribute the power so the car rises vertically about 6". quite intimidating at a stoplight. The brakes will creak and a rear wheel will scuff and scratch like a cat paw. Release the brake and go to wide open throttle. At 60-65 just a nudge will drop it in drive and you should be right about 80 and a quarter mile from where you started.

If your motor mount is not broken the torque above 60 MPH will ease off and you have control of the throttle. If you delaminate the motor mount and are under 40 MPH..... well, you have your hands full.

 

Having that kind of power at 17 years old helps one prepare for adulthood. "Its mine, I broke it, and I will fix it- whenever I want."

 

I have always liked raising the car at stoplights.

Bernie

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12 minutes ago, 60FlatTop said:

 

The owner, and only the owner, puts the DynaFlow in low range and power brakes the car. The coil springs and torque tube distribute the power so the car rises vertically about 6". quite intimidating at a stoplight. The brakes will creak and a rear wheel will scuff and scratch like a cat paw. Release the brake and go to wide open throttle. At 60-65 just a nudge will drop it in drive and you should be right about 80 and a quarter mile from where you started.

If your motor mount is not broken the torque above 60 MPH will ease off and you have control of the throttle. If you delaminate the motor mount and are under 40 MPH..... well, you have your hands full.

 

Having that kind of power at 17 years old helps one prepare for adulthood. "Its mine, I broke it, and I will fix it- whenever I want."

 

I have always liked raising the car at stoplights.

Bernie

For a minute there I thought you had been watching me!:D

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