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My name is Scott and I am brand new here. I own a 1951 Buick Super Riviera. My daily driver is a 1970 Ford Maverick. Glad to be here!!!!

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Hey everyone! Im artie and this is my first buick restoration, and actually the first american car i have owned in my 25 years of living. My buick is 1955 century sedan, with the 322 motor. Prior to this car i have only worked with lexus and hondas. Currently driving a lexus is300, so dont hate me for it.

I have alrwady got my hands dirty, but looking forward to getting even deeper into this peice of history and learning more about these legendary cars.

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Is it legal to drive a Lexus with dirty hands? I thought that was a warranty issue :D

Welcome aboard Artie

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Lisa, Bummer... Shame to have to keep that baby Buick on the streets.

Artie, welcome to you too. A 55 Century is an awesome car. Be sure to post some pics in the Me and My Buick Forum.

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Hi, I'm Rich in name only been a AACA member since 07 just got back on the forum today i had log in problems which Peter solved for me - Thanks Peter :)

So i've been checking out the threads and posts

and listing Olds parts this morning you might call it spring cleaning

I have had well over a hundred cars most not running a few drivers through the years

currently have 8 and have decided to sell off all but 2 maybe 3?

I've chased all over the USA putting on many miles and seeing the country from coast to coast

but that's over with ran out of space and can't get anything done on what i have

Time to pass along projects and get my 50 Olds 88 coupe & 53 Studebaker coupe

under way and drive them of course putting the Olds mill in the 88

would help

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Hi Rich, welcome back to the forum...Good luck whittling 8 cars to 2 or 3.

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I have thought about getting from 5 cars to 2 but can not decide what to get rid of. Then I usually find aomething else I want to buy and just give up.

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Hi to all from Australia, This is my first time on the forum also. I'm a confirmed petrol head and have acollection of cars and motorcycles (including a couple of Indians) to prove it. My current project is a 1956 Buick Roadmaster Riviera. This car was recently imported to Australia. It is in need of a good tidy up but should be back on the road in the next month or two. Also have a restored 1928 Faster 4 Dodge owned by the family since new and the remains of a 1919 Baby Grand Chev, also owned by the family. Hopefully one day I will get Chev back on the road, but it is a big project and will require a new body to be hand build.

Getting back to the Buick RM, my car is in need of a couple of Jbars to replace the rusted out ones that were on it. Can anyone help?

Binnsy

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[QUote) I have a 1989 Buick Reatta. I need someone who knows how to deal with the electrical system and panel. Help. Good engine. Original paint and interior. Sun roofe:confused::eek::(

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1989 Buick Reatta. I would like to have it fixed. I drive it but most of electrical needs work. IF I could find a good honest electrician, I will have it fixed. :confused:Otherwise it is for s:oale $2,500

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hi folks,

i'm pretty new to this forum. my lovely girl has a '63 skylark convertible that we're trying to save after a hit and run in brooklyn. i posted a wtb before introducing myself. i'm a bit of a vintage motorcycle guy. that's it in a nutshell. this forum looks great.

best,

jeff

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Hi to all from Australia, This is my first time on the forum also. I'm a confirmed petrol head and have acollection of cars and motorcycles (including a couple of Indians) to prove it. My current project is a 1956 Buick Roadmaster Riviera. This car was recently imported to Australia. It is in need of a good tidy up but should be back on the road in the next month or two. Also have a restored 1928 Faster 4 Dodge owned by the family since new and the remains of a 1919 Baby Grand Chev, also owned by the family. Hopefully one day I will get Chev back on the road, but it is a big project and will require a new body to be hand build.

Getting back to the Buick RM, my car is in need of a couple of Jbars to replace the rusted out ones that were on it. Can anyone help?

Binnsy

Welcome to the board Binnsy. I can't recall which thread it was in but someone made their own using the top corners of a lesser quality rear 56 bumper. You might poke around in thos eof the 56 Buick threads to see this. Otherwise those things in good condition are difficult to find.

Meanwhile, welcome to the forum. There's quite a few Buick Club Members in your area. Hope you can hook up with them. Put a post with some pictures of your car in the Me and My Buick column, and you'd be sure to find these knowledgeable people.

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hi folks,

i'm pretty new to this forum. my lovely girl has a '63 skylark convertible that we're trying to save after a hit and run in brooklyn. i posted a wtb before introducing myself. i'm a bit of a vintage motorcycle guy. that's it in a nutshell. this forum looks great.

best,

jeff

Hey Jeff, that car looks like it took quite a hit, but survived well. Should be worth fixing. If you have not joined the Buick Club of America I would recommend it Buick Club of America - BCA - Welcome. There are quite a few Buick vendors advertising in the monthly magazine and it looks like you're gonna need a few parts to get that Skylark back in shape.

BTW, do you have 5 lug 14" rims on there?

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1989 Buick Reatta. I would like to have it fixed. I drive it but most of electrical needs work. IF I could find a good honest electrician, I will have it fixed. :confused:Otherwise it is for s:oale $2,500

Have you posted this in the Reatta section of these forums? There are a lot of active and very knowledgeable people who own these cars on there.

Buick Reatta - AACA Forums

And welcome to the Forum.

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It is nice to see so many people into these classic cars. I had a 1972 pontiac gto for two months before I blew the engine. Then trying to keep with the classic cars I purchased a 1964 Buick Wildcat. By the way I am SrA Matta of the United States Air Force.

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hello every one i'm reggie

i have a 67 buick electra with 430 engine i'm looking to swap it out with GM 350 engine with a THM700R4 trans , can any tell me if this can be done? or how hard will this be?

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I am going to take a stab in the dark for you Reggie, but I watch all those car restoration shows and they always have some kind of adaptor for things like that. I am not sure where you can find one but just figured I would let you know.

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Greeting 67Buick225. I have never done this swap but I am almost certain it can be done. I believe the overdrive transmission is a direct fit to the Buick 350 provided you get the one with the proper bellhousing. Can't recall if it's the 200R4 or 700 R 4 trans but think it is the first.

One question I have is: Why do you want to make this swap? If it's for fuel economy I'd be surprised if this combo will accomplish that. The Electra is a heavy car and the 430 is a powerful engine to move it. The 350 ( unless it's a 68-70 high compression 4 bbl engine ) may be underpowered for the job.

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Hey All!

Just found this site, looks like a great source of information. And a fun place to hang out.

My name is Rob, I have a 65 Rivi Gran Sport, its loaded and stock. Its not perfect but its a driver and in really nice shape. Ive had my own auto repair shop since about 79. Im still working, but now its just me and I take the kind of jobs I like to work on. Anyway, I just wanted to say hello to all the members.

Pictures by rsmalling - Photobucket

Take Care,

Rob

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Bryan From Charlotte,

nice to know you. My project is a 65 Lesabre convertible restoration. Any direction appreciated

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Hi Bryan from Charlotte, this is Brian from Charlotte, chapter director of the Carolina (Charlotte) Chapter of the BCA among other various titles. I will send you a Private Message (PM) this evening with my contact info and some info about us local Buick folks to help you with your LeSabre.

With regards to specific so others on the forum can help, what are your needs...parts, tech help, services, etc?

Hopefully if you haven't already you will join the BCA, you can use me as a sponsoring member. Our monthly magazine, the Buick Bugle, is a great source of parts and services advertisers.

We are hosting the 2012 BCA National Meet in Charlotte (Concord, NC), more info to be made public in July so you'll definitely want to attend that as we are planning to get several hundred (goal of 500+) Buicks in attendance.

Thanks for joining us here on the Buick Forum.

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While not new to AACA Forums, I'm a first timer posting on the Buick site. I've been an old car guy since age 13 and have owned more than 100 cars over the years. I'm a hobbiest but I've done frame up restorations and Buy & Flip. I have a tendency to keep them because I fall in love with them and prefer the car to the cash. To me an antique car has to be older than I am, because I'm certainly no antique and nothing built after me is either. (First Baby Boomer)

Primarily I've been hung up on 1934 Fords, but I'm a Buick guy too. My Buick is 97% Buick, 2% Ford, 1% Chrysler. It's a 1935 Series 41 Sedan that has been a cover car on the BSRA magazine and driven regularly. Found in a barn in Wisconsin in January 1996, it took until October 1999 to finish it. The problem with pre 1936 Buicks is the amount of woodwork required to build a solid car. It takes longer than all steel cars, but is also rarer. [ATTACH]89920[/ATTACH]

Due to living in Florida, a car with A/C is a necessity for old car activities June thru September. We also enjoy touring and would like to take the Buick on some big tours, but it's modifications dis-allow that. Consequently you'll see us in a 1934 Ford on the national tours like the Glidden or Sentimental for stock antiques. That's OK too.

Glad to see the Buick Forum is active. I'm in close contact with many other Floridians with Pre WWII Buicks and will share info with them.

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Hi Paul,

Welcome to the Buick Forums. We know you are well experienced in many areas of the old-car hobby, and your thoughts and comments are certainly a welcome and a positive addition to the site.

You are one of those guys who is always willing to offer advice, tools, supplies, etc. You provided me with wheel bearing grease for my 1934 Buick 50 Series when we drove the VMCCA Nickel Tour in Bar Harbor, Maine -- I think it was back around 2003.

We look forward to having you here with us Buick folks.

See you down the road,

Marty

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