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5 hours ago, Brad Conley said:

Yep.  The middle son and I took our 1975 Skyhawk from Marysville, Oh to Ft Wayne, In to pickup some Grand National wheels.  Averaged 25 MPG @ 75 mph.  Not too bad for a early carb'd V6 at that speed (3000 rpm, btw).  Ran flawlessly the entire way!

 

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Thanks for that info Brad.  The screaming V6 has been one thing that I’ve been concerned about driving down to Oklahoma with.  Knowing that it can do that speed with decent fuel economy gives me hope.

 

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Technically today isn't on the weekend but it is my day off!!! 

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I got my '57 Roadmaster out of storage a couple weekends ago and drove it only a little at the time. I took it out for a long drive this past Saturday, knowing that we were going to be hit by an April snowstorm on Sunday. I drove from my home in north suburban Chicago north to Pleasant Prairie, WI, and after getting gas at Costco, I drove west to Lake Geneva, WI, Williams Bay, WI, and Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, WI, before driving back home. It was a 146 mile drive. The weather on Saturday was a beautiful, and the car drove beautifully, too. I'll be getting the '63 Electra 225 out of storage next weekend, and I hope to be able to repeat this drive in that car -- with the top down if it's going to be warm enough.

 

Ike

 

My route and some photos along the way.

Photo 1 was taken at the Sedge Meadow Forest Preserve in Wadsworth, IL.

Photo 2 was taken near the boat launch in Williams Bay, WI, on Lake Geneva.

Photo 3 was taken at the west end of Lake Geneva, in Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, WI.

 

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Finally got Max out for a long drive.  Headed down to the fingerlakes area and snagged a couple pics.  Started out the drive getting some cupcakes from the cupcake place in Pittsford, where a group of kids posed for their own picture with Max, I wasn't able to get a shot myself though.  Then a nice drive down through Bloomfield to Canandaigua Lake for pics.  not very sunny, but what a great drive

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 We drove the '41 more today, than for several months, about 170 miles all together. We are setting up a weekend tour for next month and had to run the routes again, and I decided to take the '41, to give it a more authentic feel. Well, OK, just a good excuse to drive it!

 Ran great, mostly secondary 50 MPH roads, but one short jaunt, on our way home across a major highway at about 70.

 Picture taken at a closed up general store in hamlet near our home.

 Keith

 

 

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After three days of rain with a sunny Easter Day of 72 degrees grabbed the Special before lunch and drove over to my son's to see if he was ready for my help with reconditioning his garage. That was my excuse for a short road trip before heading home with her.

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I didn’t drive any today, but I did see each and every one of my Buick collection.  I started a thread in the photos forum and got most of them up before running up against a repeated warning for 9.77 MB, so perhaps I’ll try again tomorrow.

 

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I did not get a picture, but the wife and I drove almost 60 miles on the 1913 car on Sunday after church.  Trying to get all of the bugs out and know the car better.  We are getting ready to go touring this summer with this car and the '15 truck.

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Yup, we drove 1938 “Black Beauty” most of the Easter weekend, probably put over 100 miles on her. Mainly sealed country roads with a detour over a steep downhill stretch of dirt! Tested out both the brakes and engine braking in second!

 

 

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She ain’t afraid of the dirt neither!

 

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Drove to a nice small town on the eastern shore of MD.   It was an American Legion car show.     The group pictured here, like me, did not get the memo it was canceled due to weather.  Well, we all parked anyway.  The Legion did bring out the music and held an impromptu show as a small group did bring their cars.  Eventually a few more showed up.   The Legion opened at 12:00.  Promptly at 12:01 the drinking began.  Early starters in this town I'm guessing.  Great people and super friendly.   I packed it in not long after and headed home on the lovely country roads. 136 miles round trip.  I reserve my cocktails until after 5:00.

 

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1 hour ago, avgwarhawk said:

  I reserve my cocktails until after 5:00.

Good idea, although it is not polite to turn down one when offered.

Then again it is always 5:00 somewhere.;)

But if driving, wait till you are parked at home.

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I put about a 100 Miles on the "puff" since taking it off the U-haul, trailer then Sunday I got the transmission filter and oil for the transfusion and made a mess of my driveway, which I expected, having done one of these before, and hopefully will run for while,  Oh and I washed it yesterday by hand!

 

 

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I drove my 1915 Bumble Buick for the first time this morning.  It needed adjustments for the brakes, and the clutch was so grabby it sheared the driveline flange bolts when I backed out of the shop (they were not grade 8 bolts, but they are now).  Tomorrow I will treat the clutch to some Neatsfoot Oil and see how it goes...

 

Second drive went will enough to drive it to the Buick Barn next to our RV.  

This makes room for one of her sisters at the home workshop to be lubed and readied for touring season.

 

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Was a beautiful day yesterday and so I took the convertible to Marywood University for music practice with the wind ensemble. We are practicing the music for the graduation ceremony right around the corner.

 

The Director of music loves my car and asked if he could sit in her.  Of course.....

 

My tuba sitting by the car in the first picture.

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 We went to a local car club meeting last night, it had been a nice, though cool and dry day, so I decided to take the '41. Couldn't believe that I was the only person to drive their old car there. No pictures, so you guys (perhaps girls too) will have to trust me! Total of 21 miles smooth driving miles.

 Keith

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3 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Maybe we need a sister thread, Raise your hand if you played with your instrument this weekend?   😁

 

My grandson and i BOTH PLAY TRUMPET, ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER BRASS INSTRUMENTS.

He hopes to be a symphony musician. I made my career in software and Data Center aministration, but playing trumpet with bands through the yers paid for the house(s), kuds' tuition, cars, more cars, more tuition, club travel, etc.

 

Local AACA Chapter tour tomorrow to the VA Retirement Home, a local Air Show, and then lunch-

... and the 1937 Roadmaster 80C Phaeton is ready to roll-

pics tomorrow !

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4 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Raise your hand if you played with your instrument this weekend?

Funny you should ask. I played Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody on piano a short while ago.

Keith

 Getting back to the subject, the '41 is gassed up and ready to go on a tour tomorrow. Likely going to be well over 100 miles.

 Also, just got the engine back for the poor, sick Electra, and painted it tonight. Sun we start to put it back in, and hopefully soon I'll be posting about that car here again!

 KC

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24 minutes ago, Buicknutty said:

Funny you should ask. I played Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody on piano a short while ago.

Oh Mama Mia! The only song I can play is Old Mc Donald had a farm.... in a harmonica

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9 hours ago, Marty Roth said:

 

My grandson and i BOTH PLAY TRUMPET, ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER BRASS INSTRUMENTS.

 

 

My Dad, myself, and my son all played trumpet, and all on the same instrument which we still have.  That instrument has see a lot of use through three generations. In high school I also played French horn which both of our daughters played through school.  Met my wife in the band in college.  Best find of my life!!

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I know this thread has deviated a bit but enjoy hearing about everyone's music interests.

In a round about way let me say when I bought my '58 Special I was in a Drum Corps initially playing a soprano horn. The next year I played a contrabass along with two others.

 

This was in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the CNE Grounds where we competed that year and won 2nd place in our class which was pretty good for a group of kids ages 10 through 19.

 

I'll leave it to you to guess which one is me.

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Unlike you Larry I didn't meet my wife while there (that came after the Drum Corps) but sure learned a lot about LIFE travelling to various competitions and parades and such...! 

 

Need to look and see if I have a shot of the Special or the Limited in the background while at practice....

 

Now... back to driving the Special this weekend once it warms up a bit. 

I really don't want to put the top up....

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