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

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Thanks John.  I will be replacing the rear springs in both the Wagon and the Electra, so good to have a point of reference. 

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On 3/16/2020 at 12:09 PM, MCHinson said:

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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Got to love pre-war!!

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It is Friday but I had the '60 Electra, the '94 Impala, and my '64 Riviera out this morning and all have fresh New York State inspection stickers.

Here is Joe, the trusted mechanic applying the sticker.

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It was a short outing and back home again and placed in the well lighted back corner of the garage for a long list of items including, but not limited to, a total brake job, new tires, new interior, and fresh paint. Notice the left side of the hood. It has already been #400 sanded.

 

The paint plan, after considering many approaches is to #400 sand the whole car first. Then go back to areas needing more attention. Most likely the panels will be finished one panel section at a time.

 

The paint on the car now is 8 coats of lacquer applied in 1980. This will be the last paint job I do on it.

Bernie

 

Oh, this morning the Riviera had 75,730 miles. It was about 55,000 when I bought it in the Spring of 1978.

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HI all, another lovely autumn/ fall day, 79F and fine here in Australia. With all the current corona virus hysteria I decided to take the Buick out for a drive in the country, at the same time complying with "social distancing" obligations! Hope you are all OK out there despite the lack of toilet paper on the shelves!!. 

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On a recent business trip I stayed at a motel near the Australian capital of Canberra. As I was leaving early the following morning I noticed one of the ground keepers at the motel getting equipment from a large shed. I happened to glance in the shed and i was glad that I did!!! The shed had about 8-10 mainly 1920s cars including a Chevy an Oakland, Ford and more but up the back was a Holden bodied 1939 Buick

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Ones gotta eat ...

 

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and drink and 

 

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OK where’s the Gravy Train 

 

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11 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

OK where’s the Gravy Train 

 

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"You need more ass wipe, this won't cover what I just did on the kitchen floor"

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47 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

and drink and 

 

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Looks like you have all the necessities to weather the current apocalypse!!

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 Well I had the '41 Roadmaster out for a ten mile drive yesterday. My hand is now ell enough to drive a bit, and it was so wonderful to be driving it again!

Here's a couple of pics of the speedo, showing my begining and ending mileage. Nice number, I thought, for those into such things, 4433 at the start. Sorry for the glare in the first one, just the angle of the sun.

Keith

 

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Put a few smiles on faces taking the model 75 to the hardware store

 

 

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22 minutes ago, lancemb said:

Put a few smiles on faces taking the model 75 to the hardware store

 

 

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Them wheels!!!!!!

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3 hours ago, MrEarl said:

 

 

Them wheels!!!!!!

Thanks!  Glad to have KH back on it like it had when I got it.  Really sets it off, but damn they're a pain to keep polished!

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8 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

"You need more ass wipe, this won't cover what I just did on the kitchen floor"

I thought the dog was looking a little worried that in the next few weeks he might end up as dinner 

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On 3/22/2020 at 3:06 PM, MrEarl said:

and drink and 

 

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Is that a non USA bottled beer? In an American built car no less.  Help me Lord.🙈🙉🙊

 

At least you're not hoarding TP. 😁

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On 3/24/2020 at 9:37 PM, RivNut said:

Is that a non USA bottled beer?

 

At least it's not Corona!  :o

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Took a break from yard work on a sunny Spring afternoon.  With temp in the low 50s I decided to take drive by Sylvan Beach. Traffic was very light for a Friday afternoon with only a few fisherman drowning worms in the canal...

 

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18 minutes ago, EmTee said:

Friday afternoon with only a few fisherman drowning worms in the canal...

If you want a real treat wait for a sunny day and ride up to the Montezuma refuge and watch the carp trying to get from the cold Clyde River into that warm, shallow Black Lake. Its a Spring thing and you will never forget it. Thousands of them jammed up at the barrier.

 

Sylvan Beach is a good area. They tore down the 1840 school building in Camden and a pallet of the bricks are now the front columns of the porch on my 1853 house. Period materials whenever we can do it.

 

Bernie

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14 minutes ago, 60FlatTop said:

...watch the carp trying to get from the cold Clyde River into that warm, shallow Black Lake.

 

I can picture that!  I don't, however, need to go to Montezuma to see that, as there's a creek that runs along one side of my property that empties into Oneida Lake.  In a few weeks there will be a couple dozen Carp gathered on the lake side of the culvert on my street.  I can hear them thrashing in the shallow water.  They like to assemble near the outlet of the culvert where the spring runoff moves by at a fairly good pace, allowing them to hold their position while they spawn.

 

I do, however, like the idea of a ride to Montezuma -- especially this time of year and seems like it would be an enjoyable, socially acceptable excuse to get out of the house!  ;)

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You must know the guy who carves wooden statues with a chain saw.

 

One year the Cadillac LaSalle Club had its Grand National in Albany. A friend and I drove up from Rochester. When we arrived they asked how long it took us. Nine hours. What! Its only about 5 on the Thruway.

 

"Yeah, but you didn't see the guy on Oneida Lake carve with a chain saw or have lunch in Herkimer."

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3 hours ago, EmTee said:
On 3/24/2020 at 8:37 PM, RivNut said:

Is that a non USA bottled beer?

 

At least it's not Corona!

Made in the same brewery...Corona & Modelo

I thought that Corona was the cure.  If not then 120 proof vodka (60% alcohol).

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For an early start on the weekend, on Friday, I drove my 1938 Buick Century 8 miles home from the paint shop. If I ever find myself needing to drive a car without a windshield again, I am going to remember to use some goggles. The wind was interesting. 

 

On Sunday, I partipated in a mini tour with some of the members of my Cape Fear Chapter AACA. I drove the 1937 Century about 40 miles. 

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