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Your a lucky man Elpad , looks a lovely place to live, especially as you can still take your beutiful Buick out , sadly won’t  be driving Ruby till  end of March 19 , but she’s safely wrapped up .

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1 hour ago, Pilgrim65 said:

Your a lucky man Elpad , looks a lovely place to live, especially as you can still take your beutiful Buick out , sadly won’t  be driving Ruby till  end of March 19 , but she’s safely wrapped up .

I thought Ruby was in a warmer climate in Europe?!

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1 hour ago, Elpad said:

I thought Ruby was in a warmer climate in Europe?!

Yes, Ruby in Cyprus , weather not to bad have some cold evenings and rain , but many  sunny days where I could  venture out for a drive  but unfortunately I’m in Uk till spring., which definitely isn’t Florida weather 😊

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We did our weekend riding around in my truck. So no old cars got out.

 

This morning was just too nice not to get the "60 Electra out and run up to town for coffee. "When" we see the sun it always looks good, been gray here for a week.

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The Buick and I are off to a show and shine in Sydney's southern suburbs this weekend. I am planning taking the Buick on its first drive over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I will try and take a video taking in the harbour and opera house as well as the bridge of course, if successful I shall post it next week, cheers

 

Paul

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Paul,

Let your passenger take the video; you keep your eyes on the road.  😊

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I have been involved in putting on a car show in conjunction with a local holiday festival in Wrightsville Beach on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for about a decade. Today was the first time that we have had rain at that event. We had a fairly bad thunderstorm with high winds, lightning, and about 3 inches of rain, and a lot of flooded streets locally today during the show. We only had about 10 percent of the cars that normally attend. I set up my car behind the registration tent to serve as a windbreak to make it a little less uncomfortable for the registration team. 

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Hello ,I will have to remember your show for next year I was in Evergreen visiting relatives  ,did rain a lot felt like I was Back home in North western Pa. Nice 38 by the way .Gary 

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37 minutes ago, gdmn852 said:

Hello ,I will have to remember your show for next year I was in Evergreen visiting relatives  ,did rain a lot felt like I was Back home in North western Pa. Nice 38 by the way .Gary 

 

It's a small world. I was born and raised in Columbus County. I spent quite a bit of time when I was young on a farm that my father owned on Silverspoon Road half way between Evergreen and Oak Dale. Be sure to stop by next year if you can. 

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Ok thanks for the invite hope to see you next year . The main business section of town burned down gas station convenance store. Small pleasant little town.

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Hi all

 

Took a great video of the trip over the bridge, love to share it with you, would do if I had pressed the record button! Anyway, please enjoy a few photos from Sundays outing with the Buick Club of NSW

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Lucky day weather wise for a road trip.

Taking her to a Shop to swap out my fully rebuilt transmission and stop the leaks plus new everything.

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It may be only Thursday but those who are retired understand we choose to drive when traffic is lighter.  Checking out the part at Lake  Grapevine the water is still high from rains that ended a month ago.  We still like the LeSabre as the easiest to get in and out and most comfortable for traveling. 

  

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Three days later | got lucky with another dry day to drive her home with the transmission swap completed.

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Not sure winter isn't right around the corner so this might just be the last drive for this year.

It sure was nice and looking forward to many trips next season.

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Had the rebuilt engine in my 1925-25 running off and on for over 1/2 hour today!  Also yesterday went to the storage garage and ran the 1937 for a half hour. So I did sit in both and dreamed that I was driving....

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Took the wagon out today to run some

old oil and some scrap steel to the recycling center. Got quite a few positive comments while unloading!  Likely the last time out for the year for the wagon. 

 

I’ll have to total up my miles for the year to see how I did for the challenge!

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I pulled out of the driveway about 1 PM in the '60 Electra, sun shining and 50 degrees, we thought it was nice out. I thought "Oh, crap. I should have brought my camera."

 

We went to our usual Sunday afternoon diner on the public square in the next town west. Parked right out in the center of the square.

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We walked out the door. And my Wife said "That's Scott's car." And there was his yellow '73 Centurion coming across the square toward us. Scott Heise, another Buick Club member grew up in this town of Holley, NY. He and his Wife, Joyce, had just come out to hang a wreath and it was a good Buick day for him as well. "How'd you spot my car in the crowd!"

 

Scott and my Wife share November 23rd for a birthday. So back inside to sit for a few more minutes and let the locals see two Buicks on the Square.

 

No camera today so here is an older picture of the car Scott bought when it was 2 years old. He had the top up today, maybe because he turned 76.

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Drove the 60 to get a Christmas tree. Went to a tree farm. It had rained the day prior. Needless to say....mud bog. Being I cut my teeth in slippery stuff driving a 78 Regal, no problem. Watched 4 wheel drive spinning all 4. I let the Dynaflow do what she does best....slow off the line. Old girl was in and out, tree in trunk heading to the carwash.  Yep, Good time mud boggin for a tree. Merry Christmas ya'll.

 

 

EDIT-I forgot to mention, the 60 rides on a set of Coker bias ply.   The mud was no match for the land yacht.   

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Drove the Electra Friday to the pole Barn. My 1st post with the Electra this year was April 29th with 20,312 miles after a show and tour in Ct. the day before we got her out of the pole Barn with a dead battery with 20,234 miles. 

Friday I had to have her towed to the shop because it turned out the fusible link blew. So I started and ended the season fixing small problems. Otherwise she was a fun driver this year, and thankfully the only problems were the ones at the start and end of the season. She now has 23,291miles, for a total mileage of 3,057 for the year. Everything is now stored for the winter. Can't wait for the Spring!

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On 12/3/2018 at 3:11 PM, philip roitman said:

Friday I had to have her towed to the shop because it turned out the fusible link blew.

 

I remember replacing a bunch of those during the mid to late 70s when I worked at my best friend's father's shop in high school.  I also recall a rash of 'no-start' GM cars being towed-in circa 1975 (early HEI).  Replaced the burned-through distributor rotor and sent them on their way...  ;)

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On 12/3/2018 at 3:11 PM, philip roitman said:

Friday I had to have her towed to the shop because it turned out the fusible link blew. So I started and ended the season fixing small problems.

 

There's the beginning of a slippery slope. I'd be willing to take it off your hands before more stuff happens. Always ready to help a Buick guy out......... Cadillac and Packard guys, as well.

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I did! Picked the 54 from storage, dusted off and drove it to a 🇨🇺 Cuban theme party at Miami Outboard Club in Watson Island. Still here.

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