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Rick Young,

Thanks, no, I'm afraid I don't know of any Junge's.

As for the car, the daughter of the previous owner Mr Preston Shamer, "googled" his name a couple of weeks ago, and this side came up and she made contact with me, and I have found out a lot about the car,s history by her.

What would we do without the Internet!:)

Finally spring is starting to show up, just waiting for that first ride!

Mike

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Hello. I have a 1960 Buick Invicta 4 door hardtop. My great grandfather purchased the car new and was recently passed on to me. It has had a repaint but otherwise it's original with 67,000+ miles on it. It's a fun driver and gets a lot of looks, maybe because of the rarity---I hardly ever see any on the road or at car shows. Anyway, it's nice to be here.

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Welcome Redcrow. That's quite the family heirloom.

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Names Will. New member, new to antique cars. Recently acquired a car that has been in my family since new, a '28 Buick Country Club coupe I believe.

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Welcome Will. Is that a Standard or Master series car? It's always a good idea to show off some photos in the Me and My Buick Forum...we likes pictures...:D;)

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Hi folks I'm Robert nice to meet you all. I have many 1960 Buicks, I have a love for the car that runs deep. Take care...

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Hi, my name is Randy Salyers and I love old Buicks!!! I have finally been able to get my first old car. It is a 1950 Buick Special 4-door Jetback. All original, so far!! I need the hood fasteners. I've been told there are 3 0r 4 types for that year. I need the earliet type ( I think). I am new to the computer ,but have tried looking for 2 months now. Everyone has suggested I join the BCA to meet people who might can help me locate these fasteners. The car runs great, but I am worried about driving it until I get the fasteners. I still have the old ones, but they are worn out. Any help would be very appreciated. My phone number is 409=681-9007. My e-mail is salyers.b@att.net

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Hello. I'm new owner of a 58 Special Riviera model 46R. Has great looking true knockoff wire wheels and added AC. Always loved the look of the '56. Considering making the change to a front disc brake setup from a kit at Kanter. Would also like to put in a Pertronix EI system if available. Any thoughts or suggestions. Thanks.

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It's a Standard I think. Haven't researched how to post pix but in the meantime here's one I took after pulling it out into the sun for the first time since late 1961.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e175/92559/100_3310.jpg?t=1301960331

Wow! First sun since 61. What a title and what a nice car. Have you washed it at all since? And Welcome to the Buick Forums. Hope you consider joining the Buick Club of America. Buick Club of America - BCA - Welcome Lots of Buick oriented vendors there.

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Hi folks I'm Robert nice to meet you all. I have many 1960 Buicks, I have a love for the car that runs deep. Take care...

Hi Robs. Welcome to the forum. How many 60 Buicks do you have? Which models. Sounds like the Buick Club of America is just right for you, and for us too as we love 60 Buicks too.

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Hi, my name is Randy Salyers and I love old Buicks!!! I have finally been able to get my first old car. It is a 1950 Buick Special 4-door Jetback. All original, so far!! I need the hood fasteners. I've been told there are 3 0r 4 types for that year. I need the earliet type ( I think). I am new to the computer ,but have tried looking for 2 months now. Everyone has suggested I join the BCA to meet people who might can help me locate these fasteners. The car runs great, but I am worried about driving it until I get the fasteners. I still have the old ones, but they are worn out. Any help would be very appreciated. My phone number is 409=681-9007. My e-mail is salyers.b@att.net

Hi Randy, and welcome to the Buick Club forums. What model is that Buick you just got? The model number should be on a metal tag rivited to the top part of the firewall under the hood. Also what makes you think your hood latches are worn out? Might it be that the cables to the latches need some lubrication? I'd recommend buying a can of PB Blaster from your local NAPA or Auto Parts dealer and then before spraying it on the length of the cables, lay old newspaper on the floor and on the side opposite from where you intend to spray. This rust penetrator is made from petroleum distillates and does produce a strong gaseous odor, but it's one of the better rust penetrants on the market.

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Hello. I'm new owner of a 58 Special Riviera model 46R. Has great looking true knockoff wire wheels and added AC. Always loved the look of the '56. Considering making the change to a front disc brake setup from a kit at Kanter. Would also like to put in a Pertronix EI system if available. Any thoughts or suggestions. Thanks.

Hello Dave, and welcome to the forum. The 58 must look great with those wire wheels. Can you post a bigger picture, especially of the wheels, as true knockoff wire wheels would be very rare on any Buick.

As for Disc brakes and pertronix, you'll get as many opinions as there are people on the earth. My narrow perspective is unless I was planning to use the car everyday as a daily driver, neither is a cost effective modification. But if your car has an aftermarket A/C, chances are it already has a pertronix unit in there.

Welcome to the Forum and look into the Buick Club for others who love their 58's Buick Club of America - BCA - Welcome

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Hello, I have just joined the forum. I own a 1962 Skylark.

And a sweet 62 it is too. Great pictures in the Me and My Buick Forum. A great save for Buick history... Welcome to the Forums and hopefully the BCA too.

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I think JD has just volunteered as chair of the welcoming committee...and a fine job he's doing.

Welcome to all our new members.

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Thanks Thriller. It is fun to see so many new members posting on this thread. Thanks to Mike too for thinking of it and Roberta for making it a Sticky.

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Thank you john, as things go, I hate old cars. I remember getting the hand me down Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser wagon in high school, then saving enough money to go buy my own car. A 1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. It was a heep. It ran good at first but the starter went out, then the alternator, then they thought it was the fuel pump so I had that replaced but it didnt solve the stalling in it, so it was something else, in the end I replaced the gas tank and it never ran right after that. Then the transmission started to go on it It Always needed work. I drove the heck out of the car and dumped a small fourtune into it. Every week it was something. I gave it to the high school autoshop and found a beater 1985 Ford Escort wagon. Not knowing anything about cars all I wanted was something I could drive and not dump thousands of dollars into. I was tired of cars that constantly need work done to them. Im not a rich person, I dont have endless acres of land. I have a studio apartment in downtown Frisco, so I didnt want another boat for a car. Just as my Ford starting making a unpleasant knocking noise from the motor, I knew judgement day for the car was coming. A shop here told me the motor had a rod knock and they wanted $3800 to replace the engine. I thought that was too way much money to spend. As I mulled over walking into a 5 year marrage to a finance company on some new Honda or Toyota , the Buick came along. I went for it. Theres no blue book value on a 62 Skylark since the car is so old, so I was sure theyd crush it down for scrap metal. Myself and Sarah rode with her mom to school in that car when we were little kids. She has long gone and gotton married, has kids and a nice new BMW and I ended up with her mothers Buick. But as old cars are famous for, they eventually break down. I plan on keeping this one, and so ive joined this forum to try and gain some knowledge on the car so some mechanic dosent try to take advantage of me being a woman and all. Im still getting razzed by people I work with on why I just didnt buy a new Accord or Camry. With the economy so unstable last thing I need is a car payment. The Buick is small for its time, it still has go to it, with the 215 V8 , 4 barrel carb and ..... Its paid for. Im into the car for a battery and a muffler so far and ive owned it since last October. It will need a new vinyl top before next winter.

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It does have a NADA book value though 1962 Buick Skylark 2 Door Hardtop Prices, Values & Specs - NADAguides

Thank yopu john, as things go, I hate old cars. I remember getting the hand me down Oldsw Vista-Cruiser wagon in high school, then saving enough money to go buy my own car. A 1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. It was a heep. It ran good at first but the starter went out, then the alternator, then they thought it was the fuel pump so I had that replaced but it didnt solve the stalling in it, so it was something else, in the end I replaced the gas tank and it never ran right after that. Then the transmission started to go on it It Always needed work. I drove the heck out of the car and dumped a small fourtune into it. Every week it was something. I gave it to the high school autoshop and found a beater 1985 Ford Escort wagon. Not knowing anything about cars all I wanted was something I could drive and not dump thousands of dollars into. I was tired of cars that constantly need work done to them. Im not a rich person, I dont have endless acres of land. I have a studio apartment in downtown Frisco, so I didnt want another boat for a car. Just as my Ford starting making a unpleasant knocking noise from the motor, I knew judgement day for the car was coming. A shop here told me the motor had a rod knock and they wanted $3800 to replace the engine. I thought that was too way much money to spend. As I mulled over walking into a 5 year marrage to a finance company on some new Honda or Toyota , the Buick came along. I went for it. Theres no blue book value on a 62 Skylark since the car is so old, so I was sure theyd crush it down for scrap metal. Myself and Sarah rode with her mom to school in that car when we were little kids. She has long gone and gotton married, has kids and a nice new BMW and I ended up with her mothers Buick. But as old cars are famous for, they eventually break down. I plan on keeping this one, and so ive joined this forum to try and gain some knowledge on the car so some mechanic dosent try to take advantage of me being a woman and all. Im still getting razzed by people I work with on why I just didnt buy a new Accord or Camry. With the economy so unstable last thing I need is a car payment. The Buick is small for its time, it still has go to it, with the 215 V8 , 4 barrel carb and ..... Its paid for. Im into the car for a battery and a muffler so far and ive owned it since last October. It will need a new vinyl top before next winter.

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Thank you john, as things go, I hate old cars. I remember getting the hand me down Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser wagon in high school,...

But as old cars are famous for, they eventually break down....

.... Im still getting razzed by people I work with on why I just didnt buy a new Accord or Camry....

The Buick is small for its time, it still has go to it, with the 215 V8 , 4 barrel carb and ..... Its paid for.... QUOTE]

Lisa, Hope you don't mind but I picked out a few things you said for a response.

You'd be totally surprised what that hand me down Olds Vista Cruiser is worth today. I think you'll also be surprised to see what that 62 Skylark is worth today. Regardless of the economy these things are still on the up side and going up as time goes on.

And I have heard that new cars break down too. I broke the remote control key fob on my 06 LaCrosse this winter and I was astonished to learn what that will cost to repair. I repaired the rear quater panel on my 69 GS for less money than this will cost.

People razzing you about a new Toyota or Honda are just jealous. Afterall, you can find your car in the parking lot because of the crowd of people admiring it's unique shape and what it represents.

The last line is the best. The Buick is paid for! There's a lot of satisfaction in that aspect of ownership.

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Thank you for the link Buick Racer, I will be getting in touch with the compact Buick group this week. I have bookmarked it. I hope it is still ok to be part of the boards here.

I did look at the link posted by retirednow and I had no idea that the car was worth what the nana guides says it is. I offed the wagon which my grandmother bought new in 1970 back in the early to middle 1980s , when wagons werent worth anything. It leaked bad. Some kind of fluid, so bad I was not allowed to put it in our driveway or in front of the house because of the big puddles it left. I was offered 200 dollars by the wrecker here for the Monte Carlo. Instead I gave it away to the high school. Im sure the kids gutted it. Had I had any knowing that people actually wanted these cars, id have kept them and done the repairs. I wont go into the 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix Model J I passed on that was offered to me by my uncle, it was free of rust and had a nice what he called a Tick-Tock-Tach in it, I had never heard that phrase before , he said the car was sound and that he would not give me a car for christmas that he thought might break down and leave me somewhere but it was an old car in 1988 so I wanted nothing to do with it. He sold it to some guy who wrapped it around a tree somewhere in Sacramento. You all have been great people and have opened me up to these old cars, thank you all very much. I have gained alot of knowledge about the whole old car thing. I will keep this Bucik forever, in fact I am thinking about going out and buying some cheap Toyota and keeping this car parked. I only wish I had somewhere to keep it, instead of sitting on the street, moving it every other day for the street sweeper.

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Tick Tock Tach - great name - it is a round instrument with the clock and tachometer both inside. Large cool factor.

Bruce Andren runs the Compact Buick Club. He is also on these forums and is the Buick Club of America technical adviser for the 1961-63 compact Buicks (Special and Skylark).

Enjoy your ride.

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Lisa, if your apartment has any parking lot, perhaps you can convince your Land Lord to allow you to put up one of these? Temporary portable garage carports all weather shelter portable storage garage building supplier. Keeping the weather off of it is a big help, but you want to avoid creating any type of seal over the top of the car and trapping moisture.

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Im sorry John, theres nothing here but street parking. and even then its a constant battle for a space.

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