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Nice Doug.  I spent the weekend in Niagara Falls for training, stopped for supper in Burlington with cousins and my brother from Guelph joined us.  By the time I left for the airport it was nearly dark as I was supposed to fly out of Pearson at 22:15...delayed half an hour or so.

 

Closest thing I saw to any old cars was the Studebaker truck used as a billboard for an Italian eatery on Stanley in Niagara Falls.

 

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 Derek, too bad you didn't have time to come to my place, about an hour and half from the Falls.

 Keith

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Went on a great tour on Sunday.  Here's a pic of my Buick, in danger of being pierced by the fins of an amazing '59 Caddy Eldorado Seville that was parked in front of me!

 

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Drove my 1991 Park Avenue this week................it's now up to 3,554 total miles since new.

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On 3/25/2019 at 5:15 PM, Thriller said:

Nice Doug.  I spent the weekend in Niagara Falls for training, stopped for supper in Burlington with cousins and my brother from Guelph joined us.  By the time I left for the airport it was nearly dark as I was supposed to fly out of Pearson at 22:15...delayed half an hour or so.

 

Closest thing I saw to any old cars was the Studebaker truck used as a billboard for an Italian eatery on Stanley in Niagara Falls.

 

 

Like Keith I would have been pleased if you had time to stretch your visit to come another hour and a half more down my way! I'm sure between the two of us you could have spent an extra two days (or more) seeing and talking cars though! 😁

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4 hours ago, dei said:

 

Like Keith I would have been pleased if you had time to stretch your visit to come another hour and a half more down my way! I'm sure between the two of us you could have spent an extra two days (or more) seeing and talking cars though! 😁

 

Thanks guys...next time.  My flight was delayed coming in Friday, so landed at YYZ just after 9, then got the rental and drove to NF.  Tied up all day Saturday, then wrapped up shortly after 4 Sunday and supper in Burlington was supposed to be ready for 5:30.  It’s always interesting striking a balance on business travel in terms of a bit of play time.  She Who Must Be Obeyed would like to get there someday in warmer temperatures, so we may very well be back that way in the future...winery visits would be pretty high on the list.  I did notice how many signs there were versus how relatively few of those wineries products are available in Manitoba liquor stores.

 

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6 hours ago, dei said:

 

Like Keith I would have been pleased if you had time to stretch your visit to come another hour and a half more down my way! I'm sure between the two of us you could have spent an extra two days (or more) seeing and talking cars though! 😁

 Derek, I understand the tight schedule that these work trips often involve, but if time were to permit sometime, Doug could come to my place, and you came in from the other way, we'd meet up in the middle, and at least see you'd see a few old cars!

 Keith

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@dei @Buicknutty @Thriller  While you guys are planning a gathering around Niagara Falls I went for a dustoff drive in the GS today.  Just the 40 mile loop.  Only put 600 miles on this car last year while trying to get to 2500 in the '56.  Can't let that happen again this year!  I would be interested in meeting all ya-all,  ifn you are going to get together in NF. 

 

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 That would be neat for a few of us to meet up for lunch, or something similar.

 Keith

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 It was such a nice day here in Southern Ontario, and I was planning to take the '41 out for a cruise, and then I got a call from the gent who has had my Strombergs for a rebuild telling me that they are ready. So I jumped in the '41 and drove out to get them. A 60 mile round trip, I took a couple of pictures, but something went wonky, and there're not good. So no pictures this time. You guys will have to trust me!

 Keith

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On 3/27/2019 at 6:05 PM, Buicknutty said:

That would be neat for a few of us to meet up for lunch, or something similar.

 

I would be interested in this trip, if the schedule works out...  ;)

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My sister and family were up from Missouri for the week. Took them all out for a nice 40 mile drive in the convertible..    It was cold, but everyone thouroughly enjoyed themselves. Last time they visited, the car wasnt all together or running.

 

was a great outing

 

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Finally!!!  My first post-winter Buick drive!  During under-dash work a couple'3 of months ago the '37 had an electrical melt down. The 12v wire feeding the dash got caught in the cowl vent mechanism and shorted. Luckily I was  able pull the glowing wire out with only minor burns to my hand. Now the dash is fully rewired and fused. The directionals work once  more. The heater works.  And the car runs!  Now I'm off to the bank and some other shopping in my still filthy '37 Buick. Washing is secondary to driving.

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Local BCA club get together at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, NC.

My wife and myself with our 68 Riviera, "The Aqua Zephyr".

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No pictures but the '60 Electra made a 120 mile round trip to Buffalo for the monthly Western New York Cadillac Club lunch meeting. What a beautiful day. Eyeballing the fuel gauge, I figure I used about 10 gallons of gas. I love pushing that stuff through the system.

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Was looking for any reason to take out the 49 and was "granted" the reason when the 39 year old heater core decided to puke out and fill the passenger side of my 80 Z-28 yesterday morning.  So off to get the replacement !  A race against the rain but 70 degree's made for a nice 25 mile run out and back.

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 We had the '41 out for about a 25 mile drive this morning. Since it was so nice, I was able to wear the Buick jacket that my wife bought me for Christmas. Here's a shot me and the car just as I was getting out of it, plus one of the current mileage.

 Keith

 

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Well the temp went up to 60 today so I took the '15 truck out for it's maiden voyage after the engine rebuild last winter. 

 

Great to have it back on the road.   Now to work on the shakedown to dialing in the engine for the little things after having the engine in and out like readjusting the valves, etc..

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On ‎4‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 8:52 PM, Larry Schramm said:

Another nice day and again out for a drive

Wow, what a beautiful car!

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1 hour ago, NC68Riviera said:

Wow, what a beautiful car!

 

Thanks.  We hope to drive it a lot this summer. If you are in the area, call and I will give you a ride.

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37 minutes ago, Larry Schramm said:

 

Thanks.  We hope to drive it a lot this summer. If you are in the area, call and I will give you a ride.

Thanks for the offer. The closest we will be this year is Gettysburg for the Riviera Owners Assn. Meet in June.

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