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 We took the Electra out tonight and did a bit more exploring, about 25 miles. All paved backroads, 50mph limit, but I dodled at 40 to 45 most of the time.

 Keith

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Not much of a drive, but the Wildcat saw the light of day today...it had to move in order to move two pace cars to the other shop...it’s all part of a plan to shift things around...I really am out of space...I need to get my act together and get serious about moving a couple of things out of my life.

 

 

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A little country ride over in the next county and a stop at our usual lunch spot.

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Down the gully road to Holley Falls. It is one of the spillways along the Erie Canal.

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Managed more than a few trips across town this weekend due to the fact I have the reconditioned gas tank on.

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What a treat to not be restricted to 38 miles on a portable gas can!!!!

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7 hours ago, dei said:

Managed more than a few trips across town this weekend due to the fact I have the reconditioned gas tank on.

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What a treat to not be restricted to 38 miles on a portable gas can!!!!

I surely hope that the portable tank is not a 10 gallon one. That would be only 3.8 miles per gallon.  Even a 5 gallon can would only be giving you a little over 7 mpg's.  You either need a tune up of you own stock in an oil company.  ?

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Just so Bernie is not the only 1960 electra   We drove 94 miles through backroads of Texas this morning.   A pleasant day with no real traffic.

 

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 As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we had a nice weekend away driving the '41 Roadmaster, but my internet was not working well at the time, so here are a few pictures, now that I'm back to high speed.

 At the Calabogie Motor Sports park, there were a trio of cars which one could rent for $149., {Canadian} and take out for a few laps of the track. Also, a shot of me sitting in the new Ford GT, and my friend's '14 D-55, six cylinder Buick out for its' first tour. It ran well the whole weekend, after sitting for many decades, fortunately in good storage. He took a year or so to bring it back to life. These are such rare cars, but there is a McLaughlin version of the same model in the area as well. Still under restoration though.

 A couple of pictures my wife took of the worst part of the rainstorm we drove though on our way to the meeting place. Fortunately it was worth the drive!

 Good friends, great fellowship, and a nice bunch of cars!

 Keith

 

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I took my 1908 Model F Buick for a test run yesterday morning.  The transmission had something stuck between the gears that prevented me from starting it for the last one & two cylinder tour last month.  So I removed the transmission and found a stray stud that caused the problem.  While I had the car apart, I found the bands were beginning to wear down to the rivets.  So, I had the bands relined with oil resistant friction material bonded to the bands with epoxy.  The test run went well and I re-adjusted the bands upon returning home.  I ran the carburetor dry, & now it goes back on the jack stands and gets covered for the winter as there are no more one & two cylinder tours this year.

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On 9/3/2018 at 8:51 PM, Buicknutty said:

 As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we had a nice weekend away driving the '41 Roadmaster, but my internet was not working well at the time, so here are a few pictures, now that I'm back to high speed.

 At the Calabogie Motor Sports park, there were a trio of cars which one could rent for $149., {Canadian} and take out for a few laps of the track. Also, a shot of me sitting in the new Ford GT, and my friend's '14 D-55, six cylinder Buick out for its' first tour. It ran well the whole weekend, after sitting for many decades, fortunately in good storage. He took a year or so to bring it back to life. These are such rare cars, but there is a McLaughlin version of the same model in the area as well. Still under restoration though.

 A couple of pictures my wife took of the worst part of the rainstorm we drove though on our way to the meeting place. Fortunately it was worth the drive!

 Good friends, great fellowship, and a nice bunch of cars!

 Keith

 

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Looks like Arnold & Gail’s beautiful red 1918 Buick Roadster. 

 

We want to thank them for the fantastic time we had as they organized this year’s London-to-Brighton (Ontario, Canada) week-long tour. The sites, collections, and roads were exceptional, and we felt welcome the entire week as we visited Alliston, Kincardine, and the shores of Lake Huron. The members of the AACA ONTARIO REGION went out of their way to make a couple of Louisiana tour-drivers feel right at home, enjoying Ontario hospitality.

 

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 I'm doing a bit of catching up here. We took the '56 Roadmaster to a cruise in on Tues evening, a nice group of about 130 cars. My new friend's '32 McLaughlin Buick was the "car of the week" this time, and a nice '65(?) Skylark was the only other Buick I saw there.

 The AMC Matador was not an uncommon car here in the 70's, but this is the first one I've seen in many, many years. I good friend of mine had one of these with the biggest engine available, a 401 cu in., and roared around in it till he smashed it up. He survived, but the car was total wreck. The rest just rusted to bits I suppose, like so many others of the era.

 It was a very hot day, and a warm night. and great to be driving along the road with the windows down. Kind of brought back memories from long ago.

 About 45 miles or so all told.

 Keith

 

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 On to Wed night. We drove back into the city to do some shopping, and go a cruise in that I used to go to often before the move. I felt like a was a bit of celebrity, as  no one expected to see me!

 A very small gathering of 35 cars, and some left before the end. It was great to see some of my old friends.

 The Reatta this time, the first since the brake job.

 This was a long drive, about 100 miles each way, so about 200 total. This was the hottest day of the week, and here in Toronto we broke a record from 1945. The exterior temp were running from 95 F to a top of 102 F. The A/C was not working too well, and the "A/C service" light came on late in the afternoon. So I guess I need to get the looked into now.

 Otherwise it ran great, and kept its' cool even in traffic. But no A/C on the way home, of course.

 Pictured is my wife, Glenda, in the car, and a picture of both of us in front of the Reatta.

 Keith

 

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8 hours ago, Buicknutty said:

My new friend's '32 McLaughlin Buick was the "car of the week" this time,

 

Keith, I'm guessing that car would be Tony's?

If so, he has a beautiful 1958 Buick Limited too that I have seen and would love to own.

He and his wife are great people! 

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 Here I am again.

I've had a busy week with my Buicks. For several years now I had been invited to bring a car to a small town some distance away, for a once a year, Friday evening display. One of the issues I had in the past, was the traffic with having go through Toronto on Friday afternoon, which is very sprawling, but now I'm outside the city, and though it was quite a drive, not too much traffic.

 For this trip I choose the Electra, as there were going to be three of us, and a lot of driving, then returning home rather late. First I had to pick my son up from college for the weekend, a distance of 70 miles or so, then about 1 3/4 drive to the town of Fergus, where the show was, and home again.

 A great display of nearly 200 hundred cars, lots of Fords and Chevies, but mine was the only Buick. An ultra rare 1937 Triumph Continental, well restored, with right hand drive, and "trafficators", the flip out turn signals found on most British cars till the early 50's. A '63 Corvette fuelie, with a working fuel injection unit, and owned by the same man for 31 years (and counting), Another one of my British favs, a red MGA, and two Chev Parkwood station wagons, a '59 and a '60, though both were modified to some extent. So many other interesting cars!

 A lot of modifieds of course, but other nicely restored ones.

 The other thing were the number of regular townspeople that came to see the cars. The area was very busy most of the night, with live entertainment provided, many nearby local businesses were open late as well.

 About 250 smooth and trouble free miles in the "Big Yellow".

 Keith

 

 

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Was up early to get the Special out to bring back home to load things for a car show today.

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Being in town it wasn't far but went with friends and had fun watching parents showing their kids the food tray with my A&W mug and fake sundae on it while at the back of the car. I'm sure the young mothers might not have experienced the car hop experience let alone their kids...

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There were about 250 cars or so and the street was large enough for people and cars without congestion. 

Again not many miles but she performed great and I have a gas gauge that appears to be reading correctly! 

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Weekend before last we had the 50th Annual Bug Tussle Trek through East Texas.  We had 73 registered cars and a few tag-a-longs for the departure from Farmersville.  First stop was Leonard, followed by Bonham and then a stop where Bug Tussle used to be for some cheers and general foolery with photo evidence to embarrass the participants.  Next stop was Honey Grove for sack lunches we each bought with us.  Honey Grove provided their Community Center (with A/C) at the cost of two cans of food per person for their food pantry.  From Honey Grove we proceeded to Paris for our banquet in a building at the fair grounds.  Hospitality room at the hotel following the banquet was well attended and lasted into the evening. You can view a video of some of the cars here: http://bugtussletrek.com/

A couple of photos of our car I took after we got home from the tour - about 275 miles.

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Cloudy and cool today, but no rain in the forecast, so I decided to take Goldie out to the AACA show in Wampsville hosted by the Mohican Model A club.  Lots of cars of all types.  Here are a few of the Buicks I saw, starting with mine...

 

 

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For once I wasn't the only 2nd generation Riviera on the field -- saw this gorgeous '66.  It was the only other Riviera I saw aside from mine.  Spoke with one of the owners who said she saw it out front of a house for sale and told her husband they had to go back and buy that car -- 40 years ago!  She has certainly aged well!  I really like the look of the cloth & vinyl upholstery.

 

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Spent Thursday  & Friday on the HCCA Lansing-Dearborn tour as part of the Old Car Festival and Saturday & Sunday at Greenfield Village. 

Joyce and I were one of the chase trucks for the tour but drove the '15 truck around the village some.  The gray building behind the truck is the Edison Laboratory and the brick building is the machine shop.

 

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Bev and I attended the Old Car Festival ( OCF ) for our twentieth year with this 1913 Buick model 31.  Since the OCF is not a static display we gave rides including leaving the park, driving on Dearborn streets and re-entering the park via different entrance, by the back workshops.  With parents permission I must have had a dozen children learn how to crank start an engine, they were all successful.  I have the car in such a high state of tune it will start on a quarter turn and the impulser means if the kids can turn the engine it will start.  The engine has never. ever kicked back.  Great weather ending with showers late in the afternoon Sunday and huge public crowds.

 

I should mention the OCF had 4 Model K Fords and 8 Sears high wheelers too.

 

Regards, Gary

 

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21 hours ago, cxgvd said:

Bev and I attended the Old Car Festival ( OCF ) for our twentieth year with this 1913 Buick model 31.  Since the OCF is not a static display we gave rides including leaving the park, driving on Dearborn streets and re-entering the park via different entrance, by the back workshops.  With parents permission I must have had a dozen children learn how to crank start an engine, they were all successful.  I have the car in such a high state of tune it will start on a quarter turn and the impulser means if the kids can turn the engine it will start.  The engine has never. ever kicked back.  Great weather ending with showers late in the afternoon Sunday and huge public crowds.

 

I should mention the OCF had 4 Model K Fords and 8 Sears high wheelers too.

 

Regards, Gary

 

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Shoot. I did not make the connection between this car and Gary.  Next year.

 

I was there too with my 1923 on Saturday.

 

144 miles round trip from Fenton.

 

I had several people doubt me that I drove.  Heck that's half the fun.  The other is seeing all the early cars and their owners.

 

One of the more chilly rides I recall.  Stopped for coffee both ways to warm up.  I should have grabbed a heavier jacket, the golf pullover with the top down was 'refreshing'  shall we say.  Left my cell phone at home on the kitchen counter too (who was excited to go?  Ha.) 

 

We all get 4 wrist bands so next year if some of you plan go, get in touch with us and we can set you up as our guests and you get in free.

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Attended North Cyprus concours event , where Ruby won best in show two years ago , so wasn’t expecting anything

thought may win best American until a $100k restomod mustang turned up!. However won second best in show , very pleased as some great cars in attendance. Show winner Jaguar XK 150S rare one apparently only 9 the same left , amazing condition, met the owner nice guy , told me he’s had the car 38 years and when he purchased it , he had a difficult decision with the jag and an Aston Martin DB5 for similar money !

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