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5:20 and I just pulled the door down for the weekend. The '60 Electra and the convertible both got nice drives. 80 degrees with top down or all four windows feels better than air conditioning any day.

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Also took that Brand X car for a good run at lunch. No kidding, that ZF 6 speed feels like a Dynaflow in sedate driving conditions.

Bernie

 

A BMW guy said the Buick made the 7 look like a 3.

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Since the monsoons headed west of my area, I got another chance to go for an unscripted 36 mile ride. 

 

Devils Lane.  Not so scary, but a great ride!

 

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Sunset on the road less traveled!

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And a corner store a little past its prime

 

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A last shot at the sunset

 

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Gonna rain the rest of this week..

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Looks like heaven to me!  ;)

 

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Testing out a manifold and new carb on the 39. Drove 100 miles just to make sure. Lots more power

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4 hours ago, Jerry43 said:

Testing out a manifold and new carb on the 39. Drove 100 miles just to make sure. Lots more power 

 Looks like an interesting setup, what carb are you running now?

 Keith

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Drove the blue car (Suzybelle) to the Caladium Festival in Lake Placid, FL today.  Desperate to go somewhere with my old cars here in "Hot Rod Land".  She was one of three cars out of over 100 with the original engine, or type of engine.  Ten years ago this show had not been taken over by hotrods and late model Corvettes and Mustangs.  Anyway she won a first against a 47 Ford that had hopped up flathead in it....at least it was a flathead...so I guess that mad 4 cars.  The other two were a very nice 1955 Chevrolet Belair and a 1964 Ford convertible with a factory 390 in it.

The main thing is that it was not too hot this morning and the old '39 straight 8 got up to 70+ while I was day dreaming about something....maybe that 41 Buick Limited...ha.  Coming back it was hotter than three shades of Hadees and I had no vapor lock because I had paid $3.79 a gallon for real gas at the only station for many miles around that has it.  The temperatue gauge was reasonable too, as I held it down to 55, but I did get caught at one long winded light and the temp went up past 3/4....maybe 200-205 that quick.  But when we got going again I drove about 50 and she came back down to 185-190....no pressure cap on a '39....and God was riding in the passenger seat I think because I hit all the lights green the rest of the way.  Then the daily thunder storm hit just before I got home and the temp went down to about 175 and I got caught at the last light.  All in all Suzybelle didn't miss a beat, and hasn't since I went back to points & condenser.  She just would not run on that electronic ignition kit when the engine warmed up good.  I threw it, box and all into the trash the other day.  One wiper blade was stuck but worked fine when I got home in the garage and got out and unstuck it.  Dang, I hated to wipe the car down before coming into the A/C though. ?
 

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$3.79/gallon for real fuel would be a bargain for me.  I am paying $4.79/gallon for it in Portland, OR, for my 39 Roadmaster. I'm paying $3.59/gallon for premium E10 for my daily driver.

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1 hour ago, BuickBob49 said:

$3.79/gallon for real fuel would be a bargain for me.  I am paying $4.79/gallon for it in Portland, OR, for my 39 Roadmaster. I'm paying $3.59/gallon for premium E10 for my daily driver.

$2.68 regaular ethanol for the modern car will run that junk just as well as high test.  I have to drive 8 miles each way to get real gasoline here.  I think it illegal for the airport to sell it to cars here, but that's further away from me anyway.  If I was younger I'd sell this Florida place and move back to Virginia full time in a NY minute.

 

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Attended a local cruise-in in MA today.  Three Buicks in attendance including my '91 Reatta.

 

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2 hours ago, DShip said:

Attended a local cruise-in in MA today.  Three Buicks in attendance including my '91 Reatta.

 

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14 hours ago, Dynaflash8 said:

Drove the blue car (Suzybelle) to the Caladium Festival in Lake Placid, FL today.  Desperate to go somewhere with my old cars here in "Hot Rod Land".  She was one of three cars out of over 100 with the original engine, or type of engine.  Ten years ago this show had not been taken over by hotrods and late model Corvettes and Mustangs.  Anyway she won a first against a 47 Ford that had hopped up flathead in it....at least it was a flathead...so I guess that mad 4 cars.  The other two were a very nice 1955 Chevrolet Belair and a 1964 Ford convertible with a factory 390 in it.

The main thing is that it was not too hot this morning and the old '39 straight 8 got up to 70+ while I was day dreaming about something....maybe that 41 Buick Limited...ha.  Coming back it was hotter than three shades of Hadees and I had no vapor lock because I had paid $3.79 a gallon for real gas at the only station for many miles around that has it.  The temperatue gauge was reasonable too, as I held it down to 55, but I did get caught at one long winded light and the temp went up past 3/4....maybe 200-205 that quick.  But when we got going again I drove about 50 and she came back down to 185-190....no pressure cap on a '39....and God was riding in the passenger seat I think because I hit all the lights green the rest of the way.  Then the daily thunder storm hit just before I got home and the temp went down to about 175 and I got caught at the last light.  All in all Suzybelle didn't miss a beat, and hasn't since I went back to points & condenser.  She just would not run on that electronic ignition kit when the engine warmed up good.  I threw it, box and all into the trash the other day.  One wiper blade was stuck but worked fine when I got home in the garage and got out and unstuck it.  Dang, I hated to wipe the car down before coming into the A/C though. ?
 

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Like name ,Suzybelle  , pretty car suits it 

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Russian friend who is  photographer coming this evening ,going to beach with Ruby and a model , should be interesting ,

will post later 

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As promised 

firstly I may add he took over 100  photos and some are very artistic , he has promised me some , which I shall post on relevant post 

However , as I was a bystander mine are not posed and often some distance away , mostly for modesty’s sake ! As the some wouldn’t be allowed and dont want to reprimanded again .

 

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 It was a good weekend for driving some Buicks. Not too hot, but the price was the rather unsettled weather we've had the last couple of days. Yesterday, (Sat) we drove the Reatta about 200 miles, but unfortunately only about 40 or so with the top down, due to the aforementioned weather.

 This morning, we took the '41 out for about a 50 mile run to do some exploring through another part of our new area. Stopped at an interesting town called "Otterville", named after the Otter Creek which runs through it. There is an old mill built in the early part of the 19th century, which has been turned into a park, though the building wasn't open when we were there.

 A couple of pictures are of that, and the other is of my 17 year old son driving the '41 for the first time up our driveway. The driveway is about 300 ft or so long, and he did fine, didn't stall it, or grind gears! Due to insurance, he won't be able to drive it on the road for a few more years, but its' good for him to get a bit of experience.

 A couple of other sightings, a decent looking '66 Wildcat four door sedan, and then another place we went past had a '59 Caddy, a Nash Metropolian, and a '55 Special Wagon, all quite original looking, meaning a bit tired, but not wrecks. Too far onto private property to get pictures though.

 Keith

 

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John,

With that cornfield background, the darkening shadows in the tree line and that black top she looks, well ... just SUPER!

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9 minutes ago, dei said:

John,

With that cornfield background, the darkening shadows in the tree line and that black top she looks, well ... just SUPER!

Thanks Dei.  I am really having a good time driving the lady around.  But I need to get more than 20 to 40 miles at a shot. I need a road trip. Really missed driving to the National this year. 

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17 minutes ago, JohnD1956 said:

Thanks Dei.  I am really having a good time driving the lady around.  But I need to get more than 20 to 40 miles at a shot. I need a road trip. Really missed driving to the National this year. 

 

Can't say as I feel sorry for you there John. LOL!

At least you are stretching her legs and with my gas tank issues holding things up for me I can't keep up with you right now so will live vicariously through your wonderful shots. 

Keep it going!

 

The Electra did you proud at last years National and so sorry we didn't connect while there.

The trip to this years would have been a test for the Super had you taken her. 

Guessing you might be planning to attend the National in 2020 in Ohio being so close?

I just might have all the bugs worked out of the Special before then to be able to go...

 

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9 hours ago, Pilgrim65 said:

As promised 

firstly I may add he took over 100  photos and some are very artistic , he has promised me some , which I shall post on relevant post 

However , as I was a bystander mine are not posed and often some distance away , mostly for modesty’s sake ! As the some wouldn’t be allowed and dont want to reprimanded again .

 

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Sounds like Russian collusion to me

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3 hours ago, Elpad said:

Sounds like Russian collusion to me

Yea  would be nice , but happily married 

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20 hours ago, dei said:

The trip to this years would have been a test for the Super had you taken her. 

Guessing you might be planning to attend the National in 2020 in Ohio being so close?

 

Thinking of driving the GS to Oklahoma next year and then, if the stars align, the Super to Ohio in 2020.  Haven't had the  Super to a National since 2003.  But maintenance tasks are lining up now.  So if I get pressed, then hopefully the Electra will still be ready to go. 

 

No matter what, I'll not regret taking any one of the three.  Well, maybe the Super to Oklahoma. I imagine that would be a hot ride.

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Took the 73 4 speed to the Concours d' America in Plymouth MI. Had a great time and it was an honor to be there. My friend with his 70 GS took home an Award.

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 We drove to the Port Dover cruise night, on Monday evening. We were here a couple of weeks ago, but this time we were able to stay for a bit longer. Quite a nice group of cars, and of course everything's new to us here.

 This time it I took the '56 Roadmaster, as it hasn't been driven since I brought it out to the new place many weeks ago.

 Like John says about his '56, it is a great driving car, and it was nice to get out and drive it the 50 miles or so round trip.

 A few Buicks were there, including the '82 Riv convert that was parked beside me. A really neat '62 Wildcat, with an interesting custom paint job, lots of metal flake. It looked nice, and not too over the top. The rest of the car appeared stock. A nicely restored '32 Buick, and a couple of Datsun/Nissan Z cars, an early 240, and a later 300 2+2. I owned a '77 280Z for a long time, and it was one of my favourite cars. One of the few that I'd lke to "buy back".

 Quite an unusual one was a 2 door hardtop '64 "Cuda" station wagon. This was custom creation, and it started out life as a 4 door sedan, and 2 body shops later, countless hours, and I'm sure dollars spent, I think that it really looks like something Chysler should of built. All done to a very high standard.

 Keith

 

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