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Hi all,

 

Just arrived back an hour ago from the Victorian Buick Clubs 50th Anniversary celebrations trip. Technology let me down (could not post photos on the road) but the Buick did not. 1750 trouble free miles in the '36.  I will post a selections of photos when I get a little rest. Dodging cows. kangaroos, semi-trailers and "grey nomads" in their trailers and RVs.  There were 85 cars in attendance with the oldest Buick attending a 1910 model and the newest a '78 Riv and everything in between. There were a total of 4 '36's, my South African Fisher and 3 Holden body models. More later......snore, Cheers Paul

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North Texas Region AACA had our Fall Tour this past weekend attended by some 15 or so cars.  Met at a members' car barn in Waxahachie and via back roads and a few stops for food and car related venues, ended the day in Hillsboro for the evening.  Cars and Coffee in Hillsboro on Sunday morning followed by a stop at location of the auction of the McPherson Collection held Saturday where many of the cars were still located awaiting to be picked up by buyers.  From there, on to Palmer for lunch and the monthly club meeting.

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1. First fuel stop in the Blue Mountains and then, 2. An overnight in the little town of Leeton where I met up with several 1920's members. 3. Break down in the outback.  4. In convoy. 5. Running in to more Buicks in Jerilderie. 6. Pre-run line up in Echuca, post war on the outside and pre-war on the inside lane. 7. Outside the Shepparton motor museum. 8. One of a kind Boat tail commissioned by Buick and built by Holden. 9. The oldest attendee. 10. Our Paddle Steamer for the run to a winery and dinner. 11. Yours truly in a little outback town. 12. Spanner man! makes sculptures out of old spanners. 13> Kangaroos and Buicks. 14: Show and shine in the historic paddle steamer port of Echuca. 15: Overnight stay in West Wyalong. 16. Outback cows on the road. 17. Country farm house. 18. on the road near Molong. 19. '36 Buicks!!!! And finally a short video. What Mad Max might have looked like if set in 1936!

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Next years Australian Buick Nationals are to be held in Dalby, Queensland a mere 510 miles from my place, suppose I should start saving gas money. The Echuca trip used about 140 gallons, Cheers Paul

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It was a classic Aussie bush pub, recently but sensitively restored. After closing I was invited to join the staff for drinks and tray after tray of spicy ribs late into the night.  I didn't wake up too well the next morning!  

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HI all

 

Thought I would throw up a few additional photos from the Victorian Buick Club 50th

 

Enjoy

 

Paul

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This coming weekend is Chromefest which is held at a place called The Entrance located 20 minutes drive from my home. 400 plus cars on display....photos to follow

 

 

Paul

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Took the Electra Thursday to a Ct. Cafe Racers lunch in Danbury Ct. Yesterday I took my Gold '73 GS FAST racer to the pole barn for the winter. Today was a nice 60 mile drive in the '75 Electra again. Beautiful weather all week in the mid 70's. Hit 20,200 miles on the Electra today.

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 It was such a nice Fall day here in Toronto, I was able to get out for a short drive in the Electra late this afternoon. Though before that I moved my wife's Wildcat out of the shelter where it has been stored to do a bit of a clean up on it, in preparation to move it to the new place in a few more weeks. I only drove that about 30 feet each way.

 That's the other news, we are moving to a much larger place in the country! We get possession in a few weeks, though we will still have a foot in the city till the middle of next year. The nice thing about the new place, is that it has a 28X40 foot garage, insulated and well heated, plus a two car attached garage.

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9 hours ago, Thriller said:

That's a start Keith

 Actually, that's true, as I have already talked to the local planning dept about being able to expand the garage a bit. The property is nearly 2 acres in size, and is out of the town, so an expansion of the garage space looks feasible.

 Keith

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Took the truck out for a short drive today to put in the workshop for the winter work.  When I say short I mean short, a couple of miles..  It was 37degF/ 3deg C today. 

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Hi All

 

Hot Spring day here in Australia. As promised I have attached a few photos of our "Chromefest", held 20 minutes drive from my home. Lots of stalls and entertainment and of course lots of cars. All American cars are welcome with a 1978 limit on local models,  over 400 cars, far too many to capture! Here is a taste

 

Cheers Paul

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Nice day down here in central Texas.  Put the carb back on the car after a rebuild and went for a ride among the cattle and horse ranches.  Ended up at a distillary that my wife like and bought her some Prickly Pear Moonshine.  

 

Car ran better then it ever has in the 2 or 3 years I have owned it.

 

 

 

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Gorgeous day up here in the great "green" North, so I took the Electra out for a duplicate of the trip I made with the Wagon a few weeks ago.  Up the Sea to Sky Highway that leads from Vancouver to Whistler.  Halfway up to Whistler is the small town of Squamish where there Howe Sound Brewery, a great spot for local craft beer and excellent food.  The trip went well and as you can see from the photos, it was a beautiful fall day.  The Electra performed well, although the day was not without some drama.

 

On the way home, the car sputtered and died while doing 60 mph... I coasted to the side of the highway and partially blocked the inside lane.  As I was stalled out on the hill, there was no pushing it off the road, but luckily a buddy in his convertible Mini Cooper was able to stop behind me and there was good sight lines along the road so folks easily see me in time to move over.   I could not restart the car, and every time I tried, the car would run rough for a few seconds and die again.  Given the spot I was in, I called a tow truck and went back to fill in my buddy on what was going on.  It really felt like I was out of gas (but had over a half tank).  After about 10min of sitting there however, I was able to get the car started again and off I went gingerly.  Cancelled the tow truck and made it home without further incident.  Weird.  I'll put the fuel filter to see if it has clogged up, but could high speeds down the curvy road contributed to the fuel starvation? 

 

 

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Your pictures are awesome Doug!  When I see pictures of the western parts of this land I often wonder" What did early settlers think when these areas were first observed?" 

 

As to your power loss, I am thinking water in the gas.  However, this requires an assumption that the vehicle may have been left to sit a few weeks with less than a full tank of gas.  

 

BTW, This one deserves to be in the Favorite pictures of my Post war Buick!

 

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Thanks very much John, I always appreciate your insight.  The car does sit a bit, so it's possible there is some water in the fuel, however it was very close to full and I use only non-ethanol fuel.  The road is quite curvy with a lot of grade change, and I may have been pushing it a bit in sections to pass slower vehicles.  At the point the car stalled, there would have been 1/2 tank so I'm leaning to some fuel sloshing around in the tank and sending a small piece of debris through. 

 

In this part of the world, the mountains basically come right out of the ocean, so it definitely would have been intimidating for settlers.  Just building roads to these areas is relatively recent.  Where I drove to used to only be accessible by ferry until the late 50s or so, and there are still portions of the mainland that can only be accessed by ferry.   That chunk of granite posing behind my car is called "the Stawamus Chief" a popular hiking and climbing area being less than an hour from Vancouver.  Here's a picture of the Chief from a different perspective, and you can really understand why it's named "the Chief". 

 

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I took my 1956 Century out to town (15 miles away) and cruised around 60 to 70 mph.  It runs so good that I can't stand it!

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WISH I COULD SAY I DID THIS...

 

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10 hours ago, Airy Cat said:

I took my 1956 Century out to town (15 miles away) and cruised around 60 to 70 mph.  It runs so good that I can't stand it!

If it will do 15 miles, it will do 15 hundred...report back. :D 

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19 hours ago, wndsofchng06 said:

Cruising around Durham...

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Tha’s awesome yung mi, have to see it in b&w! (and minus the dated white line) 

 

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