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More Buick Club of New South Wales photos of Berrima.

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22 hours ago, EmTee said:

 

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

Good point. I'll check to see if there are any good radiator repair shops left in my neck of the woods. The tank is pretty ratty looking, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's not in good physical shape.

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Not weekend yet but getting ready to drive to AACA Winter Nationals about 12 miles away. Hopping for a Jr. Award

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59 minutes ago, Elpad said:

Not weekend yet but getting ready to drive to AACA Winter Nationals about 12 miles away. Hopping for a Jr. Award

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Good luck! 

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Road trip! Picked up the 65 Sportwagon in Kentucky and drove it back to Maryland. A total of 550 miles - the Wildcat 355 performed well. It was a good day!

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On Saturday, I drove my 1937 Century 130 miles round trip on our AACA Chapter's Annual BBQ Tour. We had great BBQ at Sid's BBQ in Beulaville, NC and enjoyed some shopping for baked goods and other sweet items at the Country Barn in Chinquapin, NC before returning to Wilmington. 

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1 hour ago, NC-car-guy said:

I can finally say I did!

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4 hours ago, NC-car-guy said:

I can finally say I did!

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A sun shiny day!   Glad to see she is up and running!   

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still driving this old Buick905024356_DSC00353(1).thumb.JPG.cede2bc19dd28292aa4b81742bbcdf57.JPG

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On Thursday I got my '60 Electra out for the first time since mid-December. We took about a 60 mile ride across the Muckland to Elba.

 

In 1948, as his "Whistle Stop" Campaign Tour passed through, Harry Truman referred to the onion smell from the local muck fields. He then stated that the town should be renamed "Smelba".

 

We got the pizza and pop special at the big convenience store in town.

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And headed for home. Here is an older picture from the same route. The irrigation ditches were a little higher because of it being spring

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I have seen them right up tp the deck of the bridge.

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Had the Skylark out on Saturday and Sunday mostly running errands around town and taking a one hour round trip to my daughter and her husband's place. Weather permitting I plan to take it out every weekend on small shakedown cruises to make sure that she'll be up for the road trip to IN this summer. Sorry, no photos. The Acme parking lot isn't very interesting.

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FINALLY!  The last time I drove my '37 Special was early November of last year. At that time I  a bothersome noise occurred in second. Damn, a transmission problem. A transmission repair would have been a simple repair if I only had the ability that I had sixty years ago when I last repaired one; but today I'm almost 75 and very limited by rheumatoid arthritis, a fused back, and a cancer that has invaded my bones. 

Over the winter I emptied a bottle of SAE 90 into the transmission after I had removed the center front floor and one bolt on the top of the transmission, and let the bottle drain into the bolt hole. That worked fine but then it appeared that the cooling system was leaking; and now I had to charge the battery every time I wanted to start the engine.

Last week I checked the coolant and it had refilled.  I pulled the battery, measured the "cage" and got a perfect fit battery from the local Shell.

Now I could go for a drive. Rain had long washed the salt off of the roads. The engine started immediately, I put it in gear and raced up the street. Then another street and another. I'm finally back to regularly driving my now trusty '37 with it's powerful 100+ hp. Great driving ahead.

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Wen't (Down da baya) with the Wanderers car club Sunday

Houma,La. To Larose La.

75 degrees not a cloud in the sky.

 

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ROA member Bob Reed and I attending BCA Tarheel Buick Club cruise to Fort Bragg, North Carolina 82nd Airborne Division museum today. 

 

The BCA's Tarheel Buick Club chapter visited the museum and had lunch at an on base golf course. 

 

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The Aqua Zephyr at Hendricks Stadium, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

The fruit trees are in bloom!

 

Luckily, in this picture, you can't see the fine layer of pollen all over the AZ. 😢

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I am replacing the rear carpet and had the my 1913 Buick model 31 outside, weather was cool, calm and dry, too nice to pass our first drive of 2020.

 

Regards, Gary

 

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Last Saturday, before the world seems to have gone into panic mode, we held our local AACA Chapter's 48th Annual Spring Show. We had 227 cars registered for the show. Four of the 227 vehicles were 1937 Buicks, including my 1937 Century Sedan, a 1937 Special Coupe, a 1937 McLaughin Buick Coupe, and a Custom Bodied 1937 Roadmaster. 

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Hope that link works.  Oiled the distributor's oil reservoirs, topped off the power steering fluid and brake fluid, drained and cleaned the oil bath air cleaner, and then had enough spare time to take a 14 mile jaunt today.  It is down a quart of tranny fluid from leaks over the winter.  Gotta pick some up before the next outing. 

 

Sure felt GREAT driving it again! 

 

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Another nice day.  And a chance to get the Queen out. 

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72 Electra dust off

 

If you ever get the chance, do not bypass those Oregon desert cars!

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Hi John, looking good!  Remind me, did you use the standard springs in the rear, or variable rate?

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28 minutes ago, dmfconsult said:

Hi John, looking good!  Remind me, did you use the standard springs in the rear, or variable rate?

 

Thanks Doug.  I used regular style heavy duty shocks in the rear.  I am not that enamored with the look of the back end higher than the front.  I probably should have gone for the variable rate style springs to have avoided that. 

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