JohnD1956

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

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Yes John it does look beautiful compared to back east here but like anywhere, they have issues we don't, like sometimes major earthquakes and fires...

It would be grand to spend some time there with my car.

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2 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Sweet Biscuits!  That's the way to rub salt in the wounds Neil!

 

Sorry, John.  Come out for a visit! 😄

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60 degree plus weather this past weekend.  Stretched the 54 and 60 for a few miles. 

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If Ben's 92 counts, do I get to count the 7,689 miles that I put on Large Marge last year? She rolled over the150K mark this past year and she still runs like a Swiss watch.

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29 miles for breakfast today. 

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Supposed to be another big snow storm this coming weekend so that will bring us back to Northeast US reality. 

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On 12/15/2019 at 12:07 PM, dei said:

Took the opportunity to drive the Special for what might be the last trip of the year.

It has been in the low 40's and dry for a few days so the roads are clean.

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Now that's a special Special! I was out early this morning in Ridgetown. Great weather but turned nasty heading back to London. 

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I had the 1937 Roadmaster 80C Phaeton out Saturday to drive to our local Corvair Corsa Group annual get-together here in Metairie, Louisiana, and prepared our traditional Sweet & Sour Meatball crock pot. I meant to get a picture of the big Roadmaster surrounded by the Corvairs in attendance, but so many club members were so interested in the big Buick that I forgot to shoot a pic until after arriving back home 

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Drove Almendrón a total of 45 miles to South Beach for the annual Art Deco Festival and car show. What a gorgeous 82 degree sunny day! Not rubbing it in my snowbirds friends!

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3 hours ago, Elpad said:

What a gorgeous 82 degree sunny day!

...rough life

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23 hours ago, Elpad said:

What a gorgeous 82 degree sunny day! Not rubbing it in my snowbirds friends!

Yes you are 😀

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Hi All,

 

26th of January is Australia Day and  members of the Buick Club of New South Wales participated in a street parade in a town called Camden which is located south west of Sydney. The day was hot (95F) and about 80 percent humidity.  Despite this the cars all ran well with only one over heat on the freeway run on the way home. We also had the pleasure of Bill and Marlene McLaughlin from Canada on the run and for lunch at a members property afterwards  Cheers Paul

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More Australia day, sun baking Buicks waiting for the call to join the parade line

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Bill McLaughlin checking out the 1918 Buick custom roadster

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Arriving back at our Club President's home for a well earned cold beer. Bill and Marlene departing to continue their Australian trip 

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Starting off the Sunday with a nice day heading to about 75.  Quick trip down to Tractor Supply in search of some straight SAE 10w to change the transmission oil in the 50 Chrysler.

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Drove 2 this weekend.  50 degrees and sunny.  Good time to stretch their tires a bit.  

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Took the Skylark out yesterday for a somewhat successful drive. One day back in November I started it up and almost immediately fuel started spewing out the bowl vent. I finally got around to taking the carburetor apart to fix the problem, which I expected to be either an issue with the float needle valve or a float full of gas. I found neither. The float valve and seat were in perfect condition with no signs of damage, dirt, or anything else that might account for what happened. I immersed the float in water and found no issue there either. Float travel is unrestricted and was set correctly. I put it all back together and all's back to normal. I hate mysteries like this one. Things don't fix themselves, so now I'm wondering if and when the problem will recur.

 

I called yesterday's drive "somewhat" successful because although the fuel thing seems to have gone away I came home to find a leaking radiator. It's leaking from the area of the tank seam just below the inlet hose. Will pick up a replacement sometime before Spring. I have a couple of questions about selecting a new radiator, but I'll post then in the Technical forum where they belong.

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54 minutes ago, Machine Gun said:

It's leaking from the area of the tank seam just below the inlet hose.

 

I'd look into repairing yours first.  A seam leak might be a simple repair if the radiator is in otherwise good condition.

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Hi all, Sunday was a more mild 73F and overcast day, perfect for a Club run. Today's run was to a small town about 77 miles south west of Sydney established in 1831 some 43 years after the First Fleet fleet comprising of convicts from British ships first arrived in Sydney Cove to establish a penal colony.  We toured an historic house and had a picnic in the beautiful gardens. We also toured the river bank site of a WWI German internment camp. I decided to leave the '36 at home and jumped in as a passenger in our Club Presidents '25 tourer. After a few months of blazing bush (wild) fires across the country, we have recently had flooding rains that have seen the main water catchment that feeds Sydney go from 40% to 80% full in a matter of days. As a result of all this rain the paddock and bush land along the run have gone from drought brown to Irish emerald green almost overnight. We live in a crazy country!! Please enjoy the photos. Cheers Paul 

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