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1954 century sedan. GA to NC

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Last time I saw a note like that it was because I straddled two parking spaces so I could open my door.  I did not think it was a compliment.

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

Wha's up with your cell phone camera dude?

 

Care package on its way!

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27 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

Wha's up with your cell phone camera dude?

 

Care package on its way!

It's a $50 phone and the lens broke a month or so ago.  It gets worse as pieces fall out.  Now the cheapest phone I've found is $150 and I'm not that interested....lol. I just got into grad school and had to buy a computer... wanted to cry.

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Tha's great to see Matt!!! BTW I have emailed you all the pictures of the day I first found the car and the trip to BG's.  Thought you might want to make a display poster or something for when you show it.

Hoping you are happy with the car.

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Did you get the brackets and nuts/bolts for mounting the hood ornament spear.

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 even though I'm parked right next to a fully restored 59 Ford lots of people looking and asking questions.  I'm one of three  four Buicks!   A Grand national,  a 65? Riv, 82 riv convert, and me!

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Just now, MrEarl said:

Did you get the brackets and nuts/bolts for mounting the hood ornament spear.

Yes and they are on her!

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Glad you're having fun with the Buick! Feels great to finally be out there, doesn't it? I think people at shows generally gravitate to Buicks because they are so few compared to the amount of Fords and Chevies.

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Your steering wheel is on upside down :lol:

 

those original tags are rare, it's a wonder the dummy who sold you the car didn't keep them. Must be a straight up guy :lol:

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42 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

Your steering wheel is on upside down :lol:

 The tiny spaces they had,  by the time i got it parked I didn't worry about the wheel. Lol

44 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

those original tags are rare, it's a wonder the dummy who sold you the car didn't keep them. Must be a straight up guy :lol:

Lol.  Yea I've never seen them before, and certainly no one at this show had any! 

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On 9/10/2017 at 11:37 AM, wndsofchng06 said:

e tiny spaces they had,  by the time i got it parked I didn't worry about the wheel. Lol

And that is the small Buick!:lol:

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On 9/9/2017 at 0:35 PM, Beemon said:

 I think people at shows generally gravitate to Buicks because they are so few compared to the amount of Fords and Chevies.

 

 Intuitively recognize the superiority?

 

  Ben

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Doing a 3 day rad flush on the buick. Also replacing the fuel filter (pics to come, wait till you see what I found).  In the meantime I washed and waxed all my toys. Luckily the Buick plays well with others.

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Here's the old fuel filter.... IMG_0980.thumb.JPG.dc237c1e2ba917f4f931e5becaa1c2e6.JPG

sure enough it was dirty inside. More alarming was what was holding it into the carb. I will not be reusing this fuel filter as I fear screwing it in and out of the back of the card to clean it may ruin the carburetorI will not be reusing this fuel filter as I fear screwing it in and out of the back of the card to clean it may ruin the carburetor. There's very little threads left in the back of the carburetor I managed to get a tapered fitting to bite in but I don't think much is holding it. I'll hook my fuel line directly to the tapered fitting and put an in-line fuel filter further back. If the threads in the back of the carburetor give out what are my options?!?!? ?

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Yes they do swarm around a Buick, well,,,,,unless it has the VISOR/PARACHUTE, then as they walk away they say, MUST BE BEN'S

 

Got love that Ben,

 

Dale in Indy 

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You can save that filter by replacing the two way pipe fitting. As far as the carb goes, most likely thread repair kit. If you're unfamiliar, you drill/ tap one size larger, then screw in the thread repair kit. I don't know if they make them for pipe thread, though, or how well it'll play nice with fuel...

 

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59 minutes ago, Beemon said:

You can save that filter by replacing the two way pipe fitting. As far as the carb goes, most likely thread repair kit. If you're unfamiliar, you drill/ tap one size larger, then screw in the thread repair kit. I don't know if they make them for pipe thread, though, or how well it'll play nice with fuel...

 

I prefer having the filter down where I can see/ get at it....

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5 hours ago, wndsofchng06 said:

I prefer having the filter down where I can see/ get at it....

 

 Matt, don't throw that filter away. If it is what I think it is it is sellable. That nipple should come out. Should be brass.

 

  Ben

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It is a brass disc inside.  Not throwing it away.  My other carb has a glass bowl filter on the back of it....

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