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So here are a few pictures of the day we brought it home. We immediately took off the mud flaps ;) washed her up, and took her to a local car show. On the way back, she was losing power, it was sputtering, and coughing - sounded like it was out of gas, then killed. We were able to baby it home. We thought it could be either bad gas or stuff in the tank sloshed loose and was clogging the line. Got a new tank and sending unit, blew out the line... changed the fuel filter, points, plugs, plug wires, coil, we have even rebuilt the carb... It idles okay and we timed it and adjusted the dwell, but it still gets sluggish and doggy when you put your foot into it. So, next we're looking at whether it's firing on all eight, the fuel pump... flat cam... or a stuck valve?

Its the original 350 2bbl, 35K miles. Super nice except for the part where we can't get it running right. In the meantime, we got the 15" wheels, and some other stuff... I just want it to run smoothly.

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Nice looking car! Don't believe that is aztec gold. Is there documentation of the milage? If not, might it be 135K and if so, has the timing chain and gears been changed yet?

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Hi again everyone.

Just got the Buick home. It's a LONG way, but i hope i can make her pretty again :)

Here are some pictures:

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Can somebody tell me what kind of car i actually have? Hehe.

Been searcing the web, and "model XX", i don't see any difference in many of them.

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The only "documentation" we have is the mileage on the title the personal rep used to transfer the title to the heir. The heir, sadly (for him), had no licence, and when he inherited the car, he covered it up and put it in a nice dry barn. He just transferred the title into his name this past April so he could put it for sale (and though he didn't have a licence, he put on another 300 miles in the 6 years he had it). A copy of the title transferred upon the original owner's death and of course the original title, came with the car. Oh, and we did find an oil change sticker (from 2006 before the 1st owner died) that says "next oil change 37000". I'm thinkin it's authentic.

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Can somebody tell me what kind of car i actually have? Hehe.

Been searcing the web, and "model XX", i don't see any difference in many of them.

That's a nice Buick you have there. Not being a pre-war owner, nor an expert by any means, I looked in the Standard Catalog of Buick and reading the descriptions, here's what I think:

You have a 1929 Series 116- Model 29X-27.

There were three series in 29. A 116, 121, and 129. The Series number seems to refer to the wheelbase length. I am not certain how to measure the wheel base length but I suppose if you go from center of the wheel hub front to rear and have less than 121 inches, you have the 116 series car.

I discounted the Series 129 models because according to this book, the optional bumpers would have had three rows of bars, not the two your car has. I discounted the Series 121 because the book said it usually came in Maroon. Although your car has maroon on it, for the Series 116, the book said the most popular color was Cynosure Blue with Black upper body and fenders. That looks like what your car may have had.

Somewhere on your car there should be a body tag. It may be on the firewall, towards the top under the hood. Look on the passengers side first. Then let us know what it reads.

Note: production numbers on the 29-27 show 44,354 built with an additional 3,262 built for export.

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The only "documentation" we have is the mileage on the title ... Oh, and we did find an oil change sticker (from 2006 before the 1st owner died) that says "next oil change 37000". I'm thinkin it's authentic.

It could very well be authentic. Have you got it running again since your post in October?

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Hi.

Im Scott from Fountain Hill, AZ. I've had a ton of pre-War Ford Hotrods and a few stockers. My tastes keep migrating more and more to factory parts (even if used in a hop up fashion)

Thanks,

Scott

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Many years ago while my wife was pregnant with our first child I traded in my Buick Grand National so that we could get a safe family car that would last for years as we grow our family. Well two kids in college and the third in high school my wife asked me if I was still interested in getting another toy. After a year of searching I found this 67 Buick Wildcat convertible with 59,000 miles and knew it was the car I had to have. Plenty of upgrades planned for the future but right now its a good driver and man it feels great to be a Buick owner once again !!

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Kevin, you certainly picked a nice car. Then you teased us with those little pictures... Still, congrats and welcome back to the Buick fold. Where do you call home?

PS: Great Wife you have there. Better hang onto her...

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Kevin, you certainly picked a nice car. Then you teased us with those little pictures... Still, congrats and welcome back to the Buick fold. Where do you call home?

PS: Great Wife you have there. Better hang onto her...

Thanks for the good words and sorry about the small pictures. Proud to say i have a great wife who really gets the "carnut" thing not to mention 2 sons that give us strength in numbers. We are up just north of Boston Ma where it's not great convertible weather , but I seem to have just as much fun driving it with the top up or down ;).. Great to be here on the site and thanks for the warm welcome

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Wow! That car is loaded with options. I'm surprised it does not have the chromed road wheels. We're not that far from you and in case you don't know, there is a Chapter of the Buick Club of America in your neighborhood. Club membership is not a pre requisite for this forum, but the Minuteman Chapter in Mass. is a great club. Check out all the BCA stuff here :

Buick Club of America - BCA - Welcome And if you decide to join, feel free to tell em I invited you...

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Good morning,

My name is Fred and I'm in Melbourne FL. Got laid off and have since 'retired' and spending most of my time cleaning my ads and selling on Ebay.

My father had a 1954 Buick and as a kid, I remember how big it was. Thru the years he went to a 53 Plymouth Coupe, Rambler and then a '56 Chrysler New Yorker. Since a Buick was my first introduction to cars, I've sorta got stuck on them.

Years later my brother and I bought a '39 Hudson and tried to restore it. However, being in the Marines for many years, I lost interest and it was expensive so I decided to collect automobile ads in 1973.

I don't have the tools or garage to consider buying a vehicle and restoring it but as I've become addicted to old car ads, I share them with restorers/collectors as they use the ads to check for parts, what it should look like, etc...

When computers came about, I scanned the ads and put them on discs and threw the ads away, figuring I had them on discs. This was before Ebay started and who figured they would have any value. I've since been reworking the original ads to make them presentable.

I have 771 Buick ads from 1903 to 1989. A lot of Pre-War but when the ads starting changing to photographs instead of real artwork, I just faded away collecting them. I prefer artwork versus photographs.

As I don't have my own Buick to display, I wish to offer Buick members here, my ads - for free. If you are looking for a particular year, let me know what you need and I can e-mail you the ad for your use. As many, many hours have gone into cleaning the ads, I ask that it be for your personal use and not for you to copy and sell to others or for use for printing t's and such.

Edited 11/30/12 I think I should make clear that this offer applies to all makes of car & truck clubs. I don't think most printers have the time to print and restore cars but I had to put that in the request that artwork not be used to print t's.

Any member who does receive the ads from me is free to do with them as they wish. They can post them on their club website, stationery, etc... If any member or club wishes to use the artwork for printing T-shirts and such, they are welcome to notify me and see if I can print them.

I do not own the artwork, just the edited versions. Ads are available in two (2) versions: the original ads (either as scanned or reworked) and only the actual vehicle itself with all background removed, ready to print. I do not watermark my original ads, only when displayed on my website or Ebay store. You will receive the unmarked ad. On the ready to print artwork, no watermark request will be based on individual requests.

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You are welcome to e-mail me directly at toonsign@yahoodotcom with your request. To reduce SPAM, please replace the DOT with a period - as normal.

Fred

Melbourne FL

PS: I have an outstanding selection of Buicks Pre-War

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Welcome to the forum Fred! There are quite a few fellows around here that have a soft spot for the '54 Buicks. I'm sure you'll hear from them at some point. I, too, love looking at old car ads. I don't really collect them or anything but I have a few on my computer that I have found here and there. I also bought a few Buick magazines on EBAY from the 50's that contain a few ads for my car (1952 Buick Special). I know what you mean about throwing things out that turned out to have value later on. If I had only kept all of my old toys and comic books! Anyway, thank you for your generous offer to share your collection with us Buick folk. I'd like to take you up on that if you have anything from 1952. My email address is: shadetree77@yahoo.com . I'll check out your EBAY store as well. Again, welcome to the forum Fred!

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Good morning Robert,

I've got 10 ads which I will e-mail to you. These will be fullsize and you are welcome to edit them to suit your needs.

Fred

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Thanks for posting your work Fred. These are great ad's. Too bad this was not established as a separate thread. But, be that as it may, I'm curious to see what you have for 1956 Buicks?

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Good morning JohnD,

I've got 12, 1956 Buick ads.

Currently (at last count), I have 770 Buick ads - both ads and scanned pages from dealer brochures. Dates range from 1905 to the late 80's. Most ads are 1930's to the late 50's.

I think it would be a lot of fun if a separate thread was created for only vintage ads - for all makes of cars and trucks. I figure I've got well over 5000 ads ranging from 1898 to the late 1980's.

I basically stopped collecting when the artwork in the ads started changing from real drawings done by artists to photos. Just seems photos don't give the ad enough character for me. When I read some of old ads, you can see the wooden spokes on the trucks, kerosene lanterns on the cars, details, details.... When color ads came about, wow. To me, photos just don't keep my interest.

Thank you for your comments.

Fred

Melbourne FL

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Hi guys, Eddie is who i am. New to an old car retsore, so I'll be asking a lot of questions. Mine is a 1942 Ford Fordor Deluxe Special. A rescue from a car crusher, and 99% complete, very straight and just surface rust. [ATTACH=CONFIG]167339[/ATTACH]

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Hello from Navasota Tx, I have been looking for a 63 Riviera for a while and finally picked one up. Mostly original except paint but one of the cleanest I have seen. Looking forward to a few small changes and hitting the streets.

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Welcome aboard Jimmy, nice Rivi. It does look clean

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Hi guys, Eddie is who i am. New to an old car retsore, so I'll be asking a lot of questions. Mine is a 1942 Ford Fordor Deluxe Special. A rescue from a car crusher, and 99% complete, very straight and just surface rust. [ATTACH=CONFIG]167339[/ATTACH]

Hello Eddie, Welcome to the Buick part of the AACA Forums. Your 42 Ford looks very interesting. I'd love to see more pictures of your car from all angles, interior, under the hood, carb, exhaust etc. And please feel free to post your questions here. Even though the folks here are usually Buick oriented, many of the principals of the vehicles are the same and more than likely several of the folks here know just as much about your Ford as they know about their Buick.

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hello all Im Laurie from Quebec Canada have just got back from Pennsylvania from picking up my 31 Buick hope to restore back to original .and ordered 2 books on wood frames for it any help on this car would be appreciated .and its 2005 top kick that runs on propane that i used too bring it home . [ATTACH=CONFIG]173605[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]173606[/ATTACH]

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Welcome aboard Laurie. Thanks for stopping in and introducing yourself. Something tells me you like a challenge. Please consider sharing your story of finding this magnificent little coupe and your plans for it down in the Me and My Buick forum. And if not already a BCA member, I'm sure you will want to join so you can check out the Bugle, the official publication of the Buick Club of America and can be accessed by BCA members here on line or in the mail or both.

Again welcome aboard and look forward to following your 31 Buick journey.

Buickly,

Lamar

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yes i will tell all about it . and im going to join the bca when i got the car the old owner gave me 10 or so copy's too read .looking for some pictures though of the cab wood frame .

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Hi All! I'm Richard Myers (CollectorsCrave) from Richmond VA. I'm a Buyer, Seller, Collector of all things old. Too many items of interest to list but I'm very happy to have found this board.

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