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2020 - 2020 mile challenge

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Everyone is invited to the 2020- 2,020 mile challenge.  This challenge is all about using your collector car in the year 2020.  Basically:  choose your vehicle: choose your mileage goal:  and then see if you can accomplish adding that many miles to the car in this year.  In the spirit of Buick fellowship everyone is invited to join at any point along the way.

 

There are no rules.  You can use one car or more than one car, if you like.  You can go the 2,020 miles or more, or less, if you like.  You choose. You keep track.  And occasionally, along the way,  post up how you're doing. 

 

Pictures are optional but we all like pictures.  So post places you've gone,  and odometer accumulations,  or what ever helps you make your goal. 

 

  As for me,  I am going to add all three of my cars together this year. I let the other sit too much and missed driving them while trying to do this all in one car in 2019.  I wish you all good luck with your goals.  

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

Looking forward to another fun year!

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I'm hoping for an early Spring!  ;)

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I'm in for 2020.  But, like you John I'm going to have to include my Eldorado with the Reatta.  I do expect to add some additional miles this year as opposed to last with the Reatta, though...I will be driving it to the 2020 BCA Nationals in OH.

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I'm in.

Today I'm finishing the install of new AC hoses and new tires are on the list. I have a few more items to inspect, then I'll be ready to go.

The BCA Nationals are only an hour or so from me. Planning to be there too.

 

My Whippet is waiting on the engine rebuild to be completed. Hopefully before June it will be done.

 

Hope to be driving the Buick soon.

 

Bill

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Just reminding myself of my starting point:

The Super : 138,432  DSC00296.JPG.2805656a6a5823cd7baa5ccf3491878c.JPG

 

The GS:  59,502        DSC00297.JPG.571d7634ea6eb1c5e09e5b18925337d0.JPG

 

The Electra: 109,094   DSC00299.JPG.b8d6260586dc324618bdae80317b460a.JPG

 

And, although not part of this mix,  the Century:   DSC00302.JPG.6072d3b77eaa89be18b725108f17a74c.JPG  at 186,237.  

 

Also not part of the challenge, The Regal, which is at 44K right now.   We'll see how this progresses this year.  Looking forward to everyone's posts.

 

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DOUBLE DOWN: I'll see your 2020 and raise you. My personal goal will be 4040 miles. I'll dip into the piggy bank for gas money. Steve

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1 hour ago, gungeey said:

DOUBLE DOWN: I'll see your 2020 and raise you. My personal goal will be 4040 miles. I'll dip into the piggy bank for gas money. Steve

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Now THAT's a challenge!  Will be fun to watch! 

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Just to clarify the 2020 Challenge is open to all makes and not just "Limited" to Buicks, correct?

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Sure. Why not? Enjoy what you have and feel free to join this challenge. BTW, what might that vehicle be?

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It will be this 1953 Chieftain Deluxe 8 that I drive frequently in nice weather. Starting January mileage 84053. Thanks and I'd like to see more people get in on this!

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For some of novices, can you explain the transmission selector.  It's an automatic but where's Park?

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With winter set in and salt on the road for the next few months will have to see when I next start on the challenge this year.

However,

Just came back from 95Cardinal today who had this speedometer which appears to be in fine working order and plan on putting it in so this will be the official starting mileage.

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On 1/14/2020 at 12:23 PM, RivNut said:

For some of novices, can you explain the transmission selector.  It's an automatic but where's Park?

 

Postwar Hydra-Matics now had a N-D-L-R shift pattern and revised gear ratios. Hydra-Matic didn’t have a Park position until the second-generation Controlled Coupling Hydra-Matic arrived in 1956, but with the engine off, the reverse pawl would effectively lock the transmission output shaft, serving the same purpose.

 

https://ateupwithmotor.com/terms-technology-definitions/hydramatic-history-part-1/3/

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That's a lotta Buick there for sure!  ;)

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On 1/4/2020 at 8:13 AM, DShip said:

I'm in for 2020.  But, like you John I'm going to have to include my Eldorado with the Reatta.  I do expect to add some additional miles this year as opposed to last with the Reatta, though...I will be driving it to the 2020 BCA Nationals in OH.

 

We can add in other makes of vehicles besides Buick?

 

I didn't participate last year because I didn't expect to drive the '37 Roadmaster 2019 miles.

If other makes are included and allowable,

then I'm in !!

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On 1/18/2020 at 9:03 AM, EmTee said:

 

Postwar Hydra-Matics now had a N-D-L-R shift pattern and revised gear ratios. Hydra-Matic didn’t have a Park position until the second-generation Controlled Coupling Hydra-Matic arrived in 1956, but with the engine off, the reverse pawl would effectively lock the transmission output shaft, serving the same purpose.

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On 1/18/2020 at 9:03 AM, EmTee said:

 

Additional note:

For the Pontiac, as on our 1954 Cadillac,

there are two (2) detents, one on either side of the Drive (DR) Range.

The leftmost one allows the Hydramatic to shift through all four gears (2 in Low Range, 2 in High Range), effectively a 4-speed trans.

The right of the two DR detents holds the trans effectively in 3rd gear - the lower of the two in the high range.

The purpose is to keep a more usable gear for city driving with great acceleration.

The highest range is effectively locked out with no upshift to 4th gear. 

The topmost (4th) gear is essentially a "cruising" gear, reducing engine revs, best for when you get away from the stop sign/traffic light gran prix.

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That's a sharp looking cat!  Is that a silver/gray interior?

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White Custom Bucket seats.  Silver was not an option in 1965, but it is something I have thought about- like the silver/silver 63 Riviera.

Would it be awesome to create a silver/silver Wildcat?  Tempting!

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Due to necessity I backed the Special out and warmed it up while stapling plastic back up to the rafters inside.

Hearing her run I decided to run the neighbourhood and blow off some winter dust (and critter nesting / chewing's from above).

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The whole trip might have totalled 5 miles (it was 30 degrees and sunny and NICE though) but this is the first time out for 2020.

 

COME ON SPRING!

 

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Well, I'll be driving my cars, so you can count me in. I am planning to drive to the BCA National in Ohio, which is only 2-300 miles each way, unlike last year when we did over 2,000 to Oklahoma.

 Not sure which one will get to do the drive to the National yet.

 Keith

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