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I got my '62 running and washed up in time to take it to the car show our church hosted on Saturday.  It was a good time, and we had about 65 cars and trucks of all ages and types.  I got placed in a high visibility spot, right next to the registration table.

 

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We took The Aqua Zephyr to the 7th Annual car show at Second Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC this weekend.

There were 51 cars in attendance, a new record for this show. It's is a small venue but the church volunteers are very accommodating

and friendly. The weather was perfect for a show.

The show was peer judged and we were honored with a Top 20 trophy.

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We even had the honor of having a dragonfly light upon our antenna to check out AZ! :lol:

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Completed the 3.5 day HCCA Portland Group Annual Tour; Bainbridge Isle and Beyond last week.

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Mark Shaw said:

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Being a native Portlander, this picture makes me so homesick I may have to go to my North Carolina home early! :P

Congrats to all of the participants of this cruise. I bet it was a great sight seeing all of these beauties rolling up I-5! :wub:

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7 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

I bet it was a great sight seeing all of these beauties rolling up I-5!

No freeways were on the tour. 

We trailered our cars to the tour hotel and drove 60-80 miles each day on back roads.

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Took Linda for a ride around the reservoir and hills of Eastern NY, over to Bennington.  I've been to this spot before but not with this car. 

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This car is really a lot of fun to drive! 

 

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Since it was an exploratory trip I saw a bunch of neat things but this was a sad thing to see:

 

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Been a bunch of churches closed in this area in the last few years and this one looks like it's about to be overtaken by vegetation.  Some interesting stained glass windows are about to be ruined!

 

And here was another sad sight

 

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Looks to be a Super!  Gonna have to go back and see if there is anything to salvage.

 

But regardless of these sights it was a great ride.  On the way home we watched an approaching electrical storm.  It was getting stronger as we traveled further west into NY.  And just a few moments ago we learned that there were straight line winds of 65 MPH in our home town while we were away.  Quite a few damaged trees and things, although our home escaped anything serious. Whew!  

 

 

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Last week the badly leaking exhaust pipe was replaced on my driver '37 Special. Once more I can hear that Buick Straight Eight purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  It's a sound that can only be made by an old Buick.

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Needed to make room in the Buick Barn to sweep and clean the floors. 

So this became a good photo opportunity for the 12 roadster, 24 Pickup, & 13 Touring.  Again on Saturday August 3rd, I gave rides for the opening of another 5.5 mile section of the old Oregon Hwy 30 in the Columbia Gorge.  This was the only time it will be open to antique cars as it is dedicated as a walking and bicycle trail.

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That pickup with the canoe on top is just the coolest thing!

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On 7/26/2019 at 5:03 PM, Buicknutty said:

 

 

You bet, me too, I'd race you for the keys!

Keith

 

Seriously, it yours?

 

 

No sir it's not mine. It belongs to a very meticulous Buick restorer in the Niagara Falls Canada area. It is truly gorgeous.

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18 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

That pickup with the canoe on top is just the coolest thing!

Matt,

    It's a great rig for nickel tours too.  Starts easy & has lots of power; I drove it on the freeway part way to Seattle for the BCA meet years ago. 

It is for sale & could be yours.....

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Got the Queen out for a little ride after dinner.  

 

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Not my place but I still like the view

 

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Destination, those hills in the background!

 

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Learned something about the camera settings tonight.  Made a difference in the low light pictures, which is not so evident in these dumbed down sized pictures

 

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And the Car?  Yes, it ran great!  Just like a Buick! 

 

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Enquiring minds want to know!  The pics look great, what setting did you change?

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41 minutes ago, dmfconsult said:

Enquiring minds want to know!  The pics look great, what setting did you change?

 

this camera ( Sony product) has a setting for "Picture Effect".  It has 4 settings, Toy, Pop, Part, and Soft High Key.  I have had the setting tuned to POP, which is supposed to give colorful pictures.  Tonight I shut the entire setting off, choosing none of the 4 alternatives.  It appears that the POP setting was causing the camera to try and overcompensate for the low lighting, and resulting in blurry pictures.  Here is the raw image difference:

 

With POP on:

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And after turning the setting to OFF:

 

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Crazy stuff!  Eh! 

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WOW...Big difference! (John, there wasn't a booklet that might have come with the camera, was there?!)

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I am recalling a manual of some sort from when it was purchased. Could not put my finger on that at this moment. There is one online. I remember reading about what each setting did but not any low light warning.  Anyways, since everything about a picture is adjustable in the PC software,  i am going to leave that setting on "off" for a while.

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Guys Guys please John figured it out

we are men we don't need instructions

lol

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First test drive.  I bought this 1915 McLaughlin as a last run in 1991 from a McLaughlin Buick club director four years ago.  I've run the engine before but this is the first time using the clutch, managed to get the car into second gear before I ran out of street.  The engine ran cool and smooth, seems to have a wide ratio gearbox or faster axle than I am used to.  Overall happy consumer and using the original Marvel carb, too.

 

Regards, Gary

 

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Had this handsome '31 Buick Model 87 sedan show up this week. The fuel lines were really badly done and borderline dangerous, so I spent a few hours replacing those and took it for a nice, long drive. You know, just to make sure everything was working right. It has high-speed gears so it cruises easily at 55 MPH, stays cool even idling in the heat, makes good oil pressure and plenty of electricity, and has big torque at any speed. Someone's going to get a flat-out awesome tour car!

 

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Fuel lines before:

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Fuel lines after:

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We took the '25 coupe for a tour up to see a fellow HASC member's collection. The fan hub has been leaking oil since I got it and finally soaked the fan belt so bad that slippage caused some overheating. A new replacement hub with sealed bearings will be done shortly, and a local harness maker made a new belt. Thanks to Hugh25-25 for the measurements on the new hub.

Jim

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HI guys!

Visit our new Buick member Sonny at Virgina Beach today . Did we drive a Buick out for lunch? OH YEAH! Sonny`s 64 Lesabre was a fantastic car, he let me drive it to the restaurant and back. The wagon was just so great to drive, the 425 engine purred like a (Wild) cat and had a super responce when hitting the pedal. Good brakes and shocks, no problem to do 55 - 65 mph in normal traffic. With Sony permission I will post some more pictures under my ongoing thread under ME and MY Buick!

 

To happy Buick Brothers outside  the restaurant, what a GREAT Buick day for both of us!, and a BIG thank to AACA and the Buick forum for bringing us all Buick enthusiasts together,     

 

 

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Thanks Joern!

It was great meeting you and sharing stories. Thanks so much for all the knowledge you shared and the great advice. Looking forward to working on my wagon and getting to know other members.

Thanks again!

 

Sonny

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Our sons are out of town this week with their grandparents in Canada, so we have some free time without the kids. Woke up this morning and Melanie said she wanted some breakfast like grown-ups eat, so we jumped in the Limited and drove about 15 miles to a great brunch place we discovered down by the river. After an excellent meal we cruised it home on some country roads without incident. I parked it in the driveway just because it's tough to maneuver it into the back yard. I noticed that it looked pretty cool so I snapped this photo later in the day from my third-floor bathroom (LOL). The camera makes it look far away and it's not a very flattering angle for the big guy. Oh well.

 

 

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Finally got the Skylark out for a nice ride with the wife. We traveled from home up to Montgomery, NY where we had lunch. From there up to Walkill to our favorite winery to stock up on some grappa, and then on to visit our oldest son up in Gardiner. We all went to New Paltz for a walk around town before dropping our son back off at his place and heading home. Just a hair under 100 miles for the round trip. There was a short, but heavy rainstorm while we were in New Paltz. The bright side is that not a drop of water got into the car or trunk. It was a great day.

 

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