Sign in to follow this  
Rollin-360

New to the game. 1961 Buick Special Wagon

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone, I’m Tony and I live in Olympia WA, About a month ago I finally obtained a wagon in my life, Grew up in California and always wanted one😎 I have not had any other classic cars ever, My time has come. This wagon supposedly has the original 31k miles and it’s really clean and pretty. I look forward to the endeavors ahead, I hope!

So first off, where is the best place to ask a question about my generator in this wagon.

thank you

Tony

 

1FAAE5DB-B864-48A9-A93C-DE7DC1491C8A.jpeg

96AAF7AB-080D-4163-B3A4-A0F0D927ED6B.jpeg

CDD160EB-EE4E-4E34-99F8-55FA134E3D10.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Drove out here last night to see the sunset. After stopping and starting the car started to screech, sounded like bad, then next start up squeezed and the gen light came on, I was glad to see the gen light because the noise was so out of place, car runs great. Any way I came home like this last night😂😂😂

7DDD8A0F-E940-4676-A409-15E490A1A7BC.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Rollin-360 said:

Drove out here last night to see the sunset. After stopping and starting the car started to screech, sounded like bad, then next start up squeezed and the gen light came on, I was glad to see the gen light because the noise was so out of place, car runs great. Any way I came home like this last night😂😂😂

7DDD8A0F-E940-4676-A409-15E490A1A7BC.jpeg

 

THAT is an AWESOME CAR!!!!  I love it, even if it is on the back of a flatbed!!!  IT looks like a stick shift car?  Just great!  Where-ever did you find this one?

 

So the generator seized on it?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Rollin-360 said:

So first off, where is the best place to ask a question about my generator in this wagon.

 

Hopefully you'll start a thread in the "Me and My Buick " section of these forums.  Otherwise you could post your questions in the Post War Technical section. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice looking car.  Welcome to the Buick family.  I had one similar to that except it was a '63 wagon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Post-war forum will get your question answered.  I have a 60 Buick with a generator and have experience with them. Get a shop manual as it will come in handy.

Most likely you will need to remove the belt(s) and see if it turns or still squeals.  You may just want to get it rebuilt so you don't have to pay for a tow again.

 

Love the car....Good find.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 5:28 PM, Rollin-360 said:

. . . I finally obtained a wagon in my life . . . always wanted one . . . 

 

Welcome aboard. Your wagon will definitely draw the crowds more-so than the two-door coupes or four-door sedans. :D

 

I saw your other Thread looking for wheel suggestions. Ran across this wagon with Michigan license plates a couple of weeks ago at the 2019 Minnesota Street Rod Association's BACK TO THE FIFTIES car show that drew an announced-11,345 registrations 1964 and older and NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUSTANGS.  What do you think?  

 

                                          1-IMG_1215.thumb.jpg.afbcfee7a74e5aa2f187dc90aa7f4551.jpg

 

                                       1-IMG_1218-001.thumb.jpg.0fb37128c71e95c478a5144a7cea2681.jpg

 

Al Malachowski

BCA #8965

"500 Miles West of Flint"

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great looking wagon Tony. Good luck on correcting generator issue.

 

Did I see this car recently on BaT? 

 

Enjoy your Buick!

 

Kevin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this