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Hello all,

I am a long time buick nut, and relatively new to this forum (although I signed up years ago through the ROA). I don't have a Riv anymore, but I do finally have my '73 LeSabre back on the road. It's been 11 long years since I drove it last. Now it's got a tired 455 (still better than it's old 350) and I need a few parts to finish it off. Hopefully this forum can help me find what I need!!!

-Derek

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Derek,

Bout' time you got over here...welcome!!!

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New today 01/10/2012, Not sure what I'm doing... I guess I have to start some where. My name is Mike out of Indiana and here is my baby... It has been in my family for over 35 year. My father purchased it from My uncle in the mid 70's and he had it repainted in the 80's. He and I also took off the ext chrome and had it all redone in the 80's... The int is all original with a little less than 70,000 miles on it... My father passed Nov 2010 and the great machine became mine...

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Very nice ride Mike. There are a bunch of knowledgable 57 owners around here, so you are in good company.

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Mike, what a great car. Buick5563 is right, there are a bunch of knowledgeable 57 guys on the forum. Doesn't look like your car needs much but a coat of wax to make it showroom! Welcome aboard!

Also, you should join the Buick Club of America. Great guys, great info.

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Mike, what a great car. Buick5563 is right, there are a bunch of knowledgeable 57 guys on the forum. Doesn't look like your car needs much but a coat of wax to make it showroom! Welcome aboard!

Also, you should join the Buick Club of America. Great guys, great info.

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font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} </style> <![endif]--> Thanks for the reply... Your right in saying this car is a gym... The one thing I am doing for it, is putting on a new original exhaust system. My dad had a new exhaust put on by car-x in the 90's but it was in no way what was close to original... I have found a company on eBay that sells a reproduction of the entire system for $510 to my door, but I am still looking for the shield or deflectors that go in the rear bumpers to deflect the heat. I found some online (at cars I think) for $65 each, but I just started looking... Other than that, the thin and ripping driver seat might be my next project, but I hate touching the interior seeing how it is all original. To reupholster the front and rear seats I was quoted around $3000... The back seat does not need anything done to it, but I was told that if I did the front, I would need to do the rear to match…

As for wax, I am not sure I can get it any more shine out of it lol...

I also just joined the National BCA and the local chapter in December... I have not heard anything from the national yet... Sure wish I could do NC this year, but not sure I can drive it that far... 2013 will be here in Indiana so I know I will get to do that one....

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Welcome aboard! You are in the best of company here on the board. A lot of great people and a very broad knowledge base for any and all questions you may have. Matt

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Welcome aboard! You are in the best of company here on the board. A lot of great people and a very broad knowledge base for any and all questions you may have. Matt

The only thing I am having trouble finding is how to start a new thread... But I have only been on here one day... I guess that is not too bad lol... :rolleyes:

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Hi I'm Hector also known as db17. I'm looking forward to meeting people and talking about cars.

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Scott, Welcome, I know what you can do with a car like that...DRIVE IT!!!

That's my favorite Buick! and yours with continental kit, awesome!!!

Hopefully you are already a member of the Buick Club of America. Please let us know how we can help you with your '58.

Well thank you!

Ive definitely been driving it. My dad had a lot of work done to it, but didnt get enough time to enjoy it. I really enjoy trying to take it out as often as I can.

only problem is it gives me a hell of a time starting if its been sitting a week or so, and lately when I do get it started it runs very rough. Im going to have to sit down and go through the records (my dad kept EVERYTHING) and see exactlhy what he had done.

Im just not exactly mechanically inclined....I call a towtruck when I get a flat!

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Im just not exactly mechanically inclined....I call a towtruck when I get a flat!

LOL!:D

On your starting issues it sounds like the fuel is draining out of the carb which is prone to happen with sitting, happens on my '38. Not really anything wrong with it. Driving and starting it more often will help.

The rough running could be a variety of things. Best advice: start simple and inexpensive then progress to less simple and more expensive if the cheap things don't work. In this case perhaps a new batch of gas is in order as a starting point. No tow truck required, either!

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Rich from NY - new member within last few weeks. Starting to post about my 27 Buick. Really appreciate the feedback and things I have learned already from many different members.

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Welcome aboard to all of the new members and Mike, a great looking 57.

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Hello All, I'm new to the forum but I've always been a Buick fan. I've had a couple of 69 Skylark convertibles, a couple of T Type Regals and now a 1950 2 door Sedanette. I posted some pictures on my profile page. It is a work in progress so I'm sure I'll be posting regularly. I live in Northern VA outside DC. Thanks for making me feel welcome, Lou

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Hello All, I'm new to the forum but I've always been a Buick fan. I've had a couple of 69 Skylark convertibles, a couple of T Type Regals and now a 1950 2 door Sedanette. I posted some pictures on my profile page. It is a work in progress so I'm sure I'll be posting regularly. I live in Northern VA outside DC. Thanks for making me feel welcome, Lou

Welcome Lou, always nice to have another 1950 Jetback Sedanette on the forum.

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Hello all, Rob here in Texas. Just got home last nigh with my new 1946 Buick Super. Been sitting in a barn for over 25 years here in Texas. Not sure how I'm going to proceed with it, just thought it was cool and wanted to share. Been messin' with old cars and fast bikes for many many years.

Regards :cool:

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roguewave,

I purchased my 46 4-door recently too, and it is a driver, but needs some brake work before I plan on taking off in it. Mine is a Road Master.

At present it is in my enclosed second garage, and when spring arrives I will really check it out. So far I have been very happy with what I have found in looking it over.

Good for you, I wish you well, for sure.

Dale in Indy

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Hi,

My name is Stephen. I have recently discovered this place. It seems like a great forum ... lots of knowledge floating around, and the people seem willing to be very helpful. I plan on starting my restoration project (51 Catalina), in a few months.

thanks

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Hi there,

I just signed up, I'm Juice from Amsterdam.

Last year I bought a 1957 Buick Series 40/Special Convertible. Not knowing very much about car maintenance, let alone restoration, it was an impulse purchase I have not regretted so far. It is restored (see pictures), but I am quite certain not all parts are original. For now, that's OK with me, but I'm looking forward to changing that over time, gradually. I'd like it to be as original as possible.

Juice

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Hello Juice,

Welcome! There seems to be more and more 57 Buick's coming out of the wood work. You will find everything you need on this forum from parts to advice. I too just joined and purchased a 57 special. I haven't been a member for long and can teel you your at the right place. If you haven't joined the BCA it is a must on your to do list. Its a great magazine and club to belong to. So post away and start the knowledge a flowing.

Darren

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I am guessing it must be a 248 to fit in a V8 engine space?

The tranny dip stick mount seems a bit unusual too, but maybe not.

What are those four black boxes near the right side frame, AIR RIDE CONTROLLERS?

Dale in Indy

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