JohnD1956

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

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19 hours ago, old-tank said:

if it's a bad bearing usually by applying the brakes will make the grinding noise go away.

Adjusted the front bearings and seems to be okay again. 

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This past Saturday,  I took my 1938 Buick Special to the last auto show for the year in my area.

My car won Best In Show For The Pre War Division.

 

The photo posted was taken by a professional photographer. It shows the detail of the horn ring and button of my Buick. 

It was downloaded to his web site showing photos of the car show.

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Best pre-war here in this area in TX is a 32 ford FIBERGLASS BODIED with a 798.2 big block, end of the world blower with 12 -7/8 th rear with a dual posi action overdrive traction lock with a factory temp gauge.  .  MAN THOSE ORIGINAL GAUGES ROCK !    My 49 Roadmaster lost best restored original to one of these.  Not kidding. 

 

I envy you

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57 minutes ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

Best pre-war here in this area in TX is a 32 ford FIBERGLASS BODIED with a 798.2 big block, end of the world blower with 12 -7/8 th rear with a dual posi action overdrive traction lock with a factory temp gauge.  .  MAN THOSE ORIGINAL GAUGES ROCK !    My 49 Roadmaster lost best restored original to one of these.  Not kidding. 

 

I envy you

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I don't mind rod, customs. etc. but they should be placed in the proper classes.

Your 49 is beautiful. 

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1 hour ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

Best pre-war here in this area in TX is a 32 ford FIBERGLASS BODIED with a 798.2 big block, end of the world blower with 12 -7/8 th rear with a dual posi action overdrive traction lock with a factory temp gauge.  .  MAN THOSE ORIGINAL GAUGES ROCK !    My 49 Roadmaster lost best restored original to one of these.  Not kidding. 

 

I envy you

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Just leaves one scratching their head. 

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14 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

 

Just leaves one scratching their head. 

 

It does if comparing apples to apples but most shows I attend that have awards compare apples to oranges. 

I go to have fun and if by chance the car gets something, Bonus!

 

You know what you have and it is a beautiful car!! Enjoy it.

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Went to Herkimer,NY for breakfast at Crazy Otto's Empire Diner today.

 

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Nice Silver Diner decoraed  in automobelia

 

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With great food and excellent staff. Beware, the pancakes are hubcap sized

 

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Was 120 mile round trip.

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3 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Went to Herkimer,NY for breakfast at Crazy Otto's Empire Diner today.

 

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Nice Silver Diner decoraed  in automobelia

 

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With great food and excellent staff. Beware, the pancakes are hubcap sized

 

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Was 120 mile round trip.

There used to be one just like that in Quincy, MA (that's "Quinzee" in New England speak) years ago...Eddy's Diner.  They tore it down to put in a stupid bank!  Miss those kind of places.

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1 hour ago, DShip said:
5 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Was 120 mile round trip.

There used to be one just like that in Quincy, MA (that's "Quinzee" in New England speak) years ago

 

Thats what happens when one lives in an upscale area like that...lol... there are several of theses around here but I haven't tried many others.  This one was just special partly because of the drive. Been wanting to get the Super out on the Highway. Was a nice ride.

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 John, my son and I stayed overnight in Herkimer on our way to your show several years ago, and we drove right by that diner. Unfortunately we just eaten, didn't know it was there, but wished I'd been able to go in it.

 Keith

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2 hours ago, Buicknutty said:

 John, my son and I stayed overnight in Herkimer on our way to your show several years ago, and we drove right by that diner. Unfortunately we just eaten, didn't know it was there, but wished I'd been able to go in it.

 Keith

 

That is too bad Keith.  Although I did not know it was there, then, either.  I learned about it after that event. 

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After a long stretch of work needed a Buick fix and after a drive with the wife this afternoon took this shot before supper.

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Saturday, one of the founding members of the Scranton AACA region, had passed away and we (the club) attended his funeral.  They asked for us to attend driving our antique cars.

 

I drove my convertible, there was a 1932 Reo Firetruck, a 1933 Rolls Royce limo,  and a1939 Chevy streetrod pickup.  Didn’t really think to take pictures as it wasn’t the proper time or place

 

Matt

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Last Saturday I took The Aqua Zephyr out for, probably, the last time this year. It was a beautiful fall day!

We stopped beside some rural North Carolina storage tanks, a cotton field in full bloom and a cotton seed storage site.

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It was a great day here in south east Michigan with the afternoon temperatures around 60deg F.  So I met up with Brian Heil and had a two car tour of brass/nickel cars.  Him in his new used car...1911 Buick Model 33 and my 1913 Model 31.  I put on 35 miles for my driving today.  I also had a friend of my that hired in the same day as I did into AC Spark Plug in 1972 riding with me.  Great time.

 

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Brian:

 So glad to finally see you in the 1911! From the photo and already 500 miles on the road I think you have a winner.

 The fellow here in PA. with the same car has had it for probably 20 years and has yet to put 50 miles total on it. Seems like no fun to me.

 I would like to change that.....

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On ‎11‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 6:51 PM, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

Thanks for posting, Stuart.   You folks have too much fun.:P

 

  Ben

 

 

We try to Ben!

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Changed out Lucy the 1937 from our garage back to storage and brought Beulah the 1925 back home. All before the projected snow starts next week. Beulah and I did a brisk 10 miles with the top still down. (39 degrees) She needed some exercise since she has sat for over a month.

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