MrEarl

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 My 40 Century ( sold ) was very fast for a big turd , they had 4'10 rear as standard gears.

Special in that time period had 4.45 gears.

Also the 41 century we had was just plan bad , taking off , getting it moving and then

the second carb on that 320 cu in monster would kick in and it would haul A$$ .

Lamar, I think you will be surprised at the power yours has when it gets tuned up !!!

Good luck and I hope to visit the BUICK GARDEN someday !!

Bill

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5 hours ago, MRJBUICK said:

So Jack from what your saying, 

you were one of the guys prepping the way for the Gran Sport owners!

 

Good luck with the 38 MrEarl looks like a great starting point

I was a Lasalle  guy at the time . The LaSalles and Buick Centuries were GM's fore runners of the GS, GTO, etc. I guess we had a few Rocket 88's (your father's Oldsmobile for sure. (not sure how GM missed all that with their "not your Father's Oldsmobile" adds.)

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That 1990 Estate Wagon looks like it is ready to go already.  Nice find there.

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I had pulled the plugs and juiced the cylinders a couple days after getting it home and today put a 1” socket on the crank and turned it. 

She’s been washed and vacuumed and mildew hit with vinegar and cleaned. Sadly,  because the car has been outside in the elements for probably 10 years, there are water stains that will not come out, mostly in the back seat area below the quarter windows. 

I have decided to sell so will be taking pictures and posting soon 

 

 

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I’ve been told by a friend of the previous owner that the engine head gasket was leaking water the last time it was driven. 

I’ll let the next owner take it from here and do any actual cranking of the engine. 

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I did receive some pictures from the administrator of the will. What a beauty she was! 999C89DD-72E2-4A7D-8228-FD3572C97305.thumb.jpeg.f106becc072f7e3a3f25d5af5cd3aa7f.jpeg

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3 hours ago, MrEarl said:

Sadly,  because the car has been outside in the elements for probably 10 years...

 

SMDH.

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4 hours ago, KongaMan said:

 

SMDH.

 

Say wut? 

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57 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

 

Say wut? 

Shaking my d*man head....

Probably in dissapointment that such a nice car was left outside to ruin.

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45 minutes ago, NC-car-guy said:

Shaking my d*man head....

 

Thanks,  Even though that was obvious once you said it, I had no clue till then either. 

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10 hours ago, MrEarl said:

I’ll let the next owner take it from here and do any actual cranking of the engine.

Best to get it running and demonstrate that is will move if even a little.  A non-running/driving car will take a $5K+ hit, since the buyer will have to assume the worst about the drive train.

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Be careful lifting the head if you're gonna attempt that head gasket.  Problem is once the head is off you should have it magnafluxed for cracks, etc...

May not have been just a head gasket.  Make it easy on yourself and send her down the road as-is, at least its not stuck.

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2 hours ago, old-tank said:

Best to get it running and demonstrate that is will move if even a little.  A non-running/driving car will take a $5K+ hit, since the buyer will have to assume the worst about the drive train.

 

If tha's the case I'd literally be giving it away then. I know what you're sayin and I hear ya, but I swear if I get her running I'll want to keep her. Also I don't have the time to spend on getting her running as I put the Estate Wagon on hold until I get this sold and I'll be using any profit to get the wagon better suited for towing. Thanks for the words of wisdom though, just doesn't fit my scenario right now. 

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On 7/14/2019 at 9:55 PM, MrEarl said:

 

I have decided to sell so will be taking pictures and posting soon 

 

 

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@dons56 just told me: “Let’s go...”

 

You should probably tell him how much money to bring!  lol

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5 minutes ago, SpecialEducation said:

 

@dons56 just told me: “Let’s go...”

 

You should probably tell him how much money to bring!  lol

 

 

😥 Have you checked the Buy/Sell forum lately

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2 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

 

 

😥 Have you checked the Buy/Sell forum lately

 

 

HA!  I usually get emails on those, but I guess it hasn't caught up to me yet!

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