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

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17 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

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The 3 year old said it was too windy!  Until we stopped to look at the birds in the tree.  Then he found some redeeming value I guess.  lol

 

I told them the next time we will go in the Super! 

 

Do the boys a favor if you are going to go for a ride in the car like that.  Put a warm fleece and wind breaker on them when going for a ride.  That will be a very kind thing you can do for them.

 

I spent a number of summers in the back of a 1959 Buick Invicta convertible when I was young that my Dad liked to drive around after work in the country.  I FROZE MY A&*# OFF and I hate that car to this day.  A very happy day was the day it went down the driveway to a new owner.  

 

It would have been fine if I had a winter coat on during those drives. If it is 75deg outside it will feel like 50 deg in the back seat with the top down.  Just IMO and from a lot of freezing experience.

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If you ever get a chance to return to Kingston, see if it’s possible to take in the Sunset Ceremony (I think that’s what it’s called) at Fort Henry.  We went a number of years ago and it was well worth it.  On the same trip we saw the changing of the guard at Parliament Hill in Ottawa...the students in Kingston put our regular military to shame with precision.

 

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2 hours ago, Thriller said:

If you ever get a chance to return to Kingston, see if it’s possible to take in the Sunset Ceremony (I think that’s what it’s called) at Fort Henry.  We went a number of years ago and it was well worth it.  On the same trip we saw the changing of the guard at Parliament Hill in Ottawa...the students in Kingston put our regular military to shame with precision.

 

 

We saw the students doing drills in Ft. Henry.  Very nice demonstration.  We had a very good guide for the Fort.  Good day that resulted in a short drive day.

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Not enough time in the Special last weekend just had to go for ice cream after supper Monday night.

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That’s as good an excuse as any to exercise the car.

 

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On 8/10/2019 at 5:08 PM, Marty Roth said:

 

Some pre-1932 Buicks in Kingston, Ontario last week on the AACA VINTAGE TOUR:

More to be added:

1928 Buick - Michael Witt - Winchester, VA

1918 Buick E-44- Arnold & Gail Kerry - Ontario 

 

More to come when the FORUM allows me to add pics

 

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More pics from Kingston, Ontario 

 

The fantastic 1929 McLaughlin Buick Roadster is owned and driven by Bill and Marlene McLaughlin of Toronto.

 

Laurence Bell of Oshawa, Ontario brought the 1929 Model 47 sedan.

 

and I still have a shot of Larry & Joyce Schramm with their 1913 , but cannot yet upload it - well maybe tomorrow?

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Here is a picture of our 1913 Buick at The Sloan Summer Fair which was held at Crossroads Village in June.  The yellow Buick roadster in front of our car is owned by Matt Assenmacher from the Flint area.  Another great Buick guy.

 

It was a great time by all. 

 

Picture is from the Sloan Museum email that I received about the event.

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A bit off topic, but Buick related,  a little while ago I questioned this tube running alongside the generator in this '58 Buick

 

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While browsing my parts manual from 1960 I ran across this image of the '58 Buick A/C installation.

 

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So while the tube employed in the blue car seems to be aftermarket, it also seems to be an attempt to re-create what the factory would have installed.  

 

Further, the next page of the manual showed an alternative '58 system called a "cool pack"

 

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This does not employ the tube.  And having never heard of this system, but wondering about the open fan cage, a few pages later I found this reference which appears to be a hang under the dash unit.  My parts manual did not show anything like this for another year up to 1960, but there it is if anyone needs proof that this is a factory unit. 

 

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I now return you to the subject of this topic. 

 

 

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Took part in the Cruise the River event Friday taking my wife and friend for an Ice Cream stop along the route.

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The Historical Automobile Society of Canada has a week long "hub" tour that began 62 years ago called the Normoska. (The first one was around Muskoka,Ont,hence the shortening of North to Muskoka to Normoska. This year,it was held near me in Dorchester,Ontario. There were 78 registrants,with everything from a '15 Model T roadster to modern. The club's "Heritage 35" group were the hosts. Thursday evening we hosted a car show so that the locals could see them up close. The local car community was invited to participate. The '25 Buick coupe was there, it's first run since it's new fan hub was installed.It was the first time I've ever driven it home with the lights on. I was grateful for a neighbour who covered my butt,as that one tiny tail light doesn't give much warning.

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I drove the Caballero to "Back to the Bricks" on Saturday, August 17. It was a 95 mile round trip; went with friends from Chatham and Ottawa.

The car ran great in the morning with temps in the mid to upper 60's.

I parked at the Durant-Dort Carriage Company/Factory One lot in the Buick Club displays; it was a nice collection of Buicks!

It was nice to meet so many folks who have seen my Caballero build thread.

 

Larry & Joyce Schramm had the 1915 truck at Factory One and the 1913 Touring car at the "flat lot" with all the specially invited, featured cars.

 

On the way out of Flint, in stop and go (mostly stop) traffic when the ambient temps were above 85F, I had to run the auxiliary electric pump to overcome fuel vaporization issues. The car ran perfectly with the electric pump assist.

I brought it back to the warehouse last night. Total 105 miles. Successful shake-down cruise and a fun time in Flint!

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Does your pump push fuel to the mechanical pump or does it bypass the mechanical pump?  If it bypasses how did you do so and keep the mechanical pump within the system.

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The auxiliary pump pushes fuel to the mechanical pump.

The mechanical pump can draw fuel through the electric pump if the electric pump is not running.

Most of the time, that is how I operate the vehicle.

 

The electric pump is installed with an inline filter. It's located in front of the fuel tank, above and behind the rear axle.

The electric pump operation is controlled by an under-dash switch to energize the fuel pump relay.

 

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3 hours ago, J.H.Boland said:

I was grateful for a neighbour who covered my butt,as that one tiny tail light doesn't give much warning.

J,

    I use a red bicycle flasher on my cars after dark.  Glad to see you're enjoying your Buick!

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1 hour ago, 95Cardinal said:

The auxiliary pump pushes fuel to the mechanical pump.

The mechanical pump can draw fuel through the electric pump if the electric pump is not running.

Most of the time, that is how I operate the vehicle.

 

The electric pump is installed with an inline filter. It's located in front of the fuel tank, above and behind the rear axle.

The electric pump operation is controlled by an under-dash switch to energize the fuel pump relay.

 

 

That is also how most of ours are set up

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Glad to see you are putting a few miles on her Joe!

I would have love to join you all with the Special if nothing else to show how used cars were...

 

Happy Trails.

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 We had a good weekend driving Buicks, (and McLaughlins). On Sat., we used the '41 to run some of the tour routes for the tour we are organizing next weekend, and put about 70 miles or so on it. Then the Reatta for some more general car stuff, maybe another 50 miles, then finally later today I got the 1916 McLaughlin out for a short run, only about 10 miles or so, but it ran great. Don't want to jinx myself, but the '16 seems to be a very well sorted out car. It starts without any problems warm or cold, and drives well. Of course the two wheel mechancial brakes are nothing like the ones the '41 has, but one doesn't drive as fast either.

 Current mileages on all three. I mus check to see what the mileage on the Reatta was when I got it, just over a year and a half ago, but I think it was about 262,000 km, now I'm over 268,000 km. We have been using it for some longer driving, and back to the old area for events, which is about 100 miles, or 160 kms each way.

 Keith

 

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On 8/18/2019 at 8:56 PM, Buicknutty said:

 We had a good weekend driving Buicks, (and McLaughlins). On Sat., we used the '41 to run some of the tour routes for the tour we are organizing next weekend, and put about 70 miles or so on it. Then the Reatta for some more general car stuff, maybe another 50 miles, then finally later today I got the 1916 McLaughlin out for a short run, only about 10 miles or so, but it ran great. Don't want to jinx myself, but the '16 seems to be a very well sorted out car. It starts without any problems warm or cold, and drives well. Of course the two wheel mechancial brakes are nothing like the ones the '41 has, but one doesn't drive as fast either.

 Current mileages on all three. I mus check to see what the mileage on the Reatta was when I got it, just over a year and a half ago, but I think it was about 262,000 km, now I'm over 268,000 km. We have been using it for some longer driving, and back to the old area for events, which is about 100 miles, or 160 kms each way.

 Keith

 

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Keith,

Your McLaughlin Touring is exceptional, and would have been an exciting and welcome addition to the AACA Vintage Tour we held in Kingston, Ontario during the week before last,

right alongside Arnold and Gail Kerry's 1918 E44 Roadster, and Bill and Marlene McLaughlin's 1929 McLaughlin Roadster. We had a great time on the tour and thoroughly enjoyed driving so many backroads of Southern Ontario. Unfortunately we were not able to drive the Ontario Region London to Brighton this year, but did drive it last year, and hope to be able to attend next year if possible.

 

Hope to see you "Down the Road".

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 Marty;

 Thanks. I was just getting  the car around the time of the tour, and am getting familair with it now, with about 100 miles or so since I got it home. So far, it seems to be a well sorted out car. I think I will drive it Sunday, on the pre war tour I'm running this upcoming weekend. Sunday is less driving than Sat., and am still getting used to it, and being the tour leader, I'm thinking it is wise.

 Though I certainly hope to do some touring with the '16, and it would be great to meet up with you on one of them!

Keith

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49 minutes ago, Buicknutty said:

 Marty;

 Thanks. I was just getting  the car around the time of the tour, and am getting familair with it now, with about 100 miles or so since I got it home. So far, it seems to be a well sorted out car. I think I will drive it Sunday, on the pre war tour I'm running this upcoming weekend. Sunday is less driving than Sat., and am still getting used to it, and being the tour leader, I'm thinking it is wise.

 Though I certainly hope to do some touring with the '16, and it would be great to meet up with you on one of them!

Keith

 

Thanks Keith - looking forward to it. 

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Ice cream run again and walking it off in the Waterfront Park.

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Took my 71 Riv GS to a show on Sunday, was surprised to win "Impressive Interior" award from a field of approx. 200 cars.

 

 

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Last night was the final 2019 Hemmings Cruise In. Was a hot day but cooler weather was expected to settle in after several days of hot and humid conditions, with multiple storms and even two local tornadoes.  We don't see tornadoes often in this area but have had one each year for the last three years, and now these two.  At any rate, the change in the weather and being the last Cruise In for this venue the cars showed up en-masse!  And, as usual, there were some cars I've never seen before.  So for this set of posts I will focus on those cars I've seen here for the first time. 

 

I met up with Chapter members Ken and Rosemary, and Ed.  From where we meet up it's a short 11 mile trip into Bennington.  But take a look at this building on the left. 

 

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This had to have been a boarding house in the past, and it is obviously rotting away.  Being right next to the main road into Bennington I am surprised it has been allowed to get into this condition.  And as bad as it looks, there are some lights on inside at night.  Just a sad sight, but it's destiny looks to be a massive act of destruction in the not too distant future. 

 Anyway,  Ed and I previously decided to drive our winter cars to this event.  So in keeping with the theme, here are the first two cars that I saw here for the first time ever:

 

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Imagine, people actually looking at the wagon...(chuckle)

 

Here is Ken and Rosemary's car

 

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Ken had this car 14 years ago. 

 

And right around the corner from us was this awesome 55 Century Wagon

 

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While a few cars away from that was this very nice 71 Skyklark.  

 

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Also seen ( by me) for the first time:

 

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A Studebaker Wagonaire.  We saw this car while walking to the restaurant downtown.  It really sounded great driving by.  But the model name Wagonaire?  Maybe the ac unit, which looks period correct, if not factory installed?

 

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Or is it this?

 

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The partial retractable roof?    Regardless, it was really nice, and sporty too, with a split bench seat.  

 

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A sweet car.   Next up for 1st time viewing was this pair of '40 Fords

 

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I am fond of those headlight trims on the 40 Fords!

 

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Just nice cars!

 

 

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