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I see that the photos did not sell. The reason that I could pin this down to a 1914 B-37 or a 1915 C-37 is because the bodies were the same for both years. Flat fenders, Hubcaps are six sided, The hood is too short for the big 6 cylinder B-55, C-55. Now if I could only open that hood??? The 15's were the first year to use a vacume fuel pump. The 14's used a small air pump that worked off of the cam and pressurized the fuel tank to about 3 pounds to push the fuel to the carburetor. Also the starter generator was a different design each year. My 15 has a regulating system that was totaly different from the 1914's and used a "regulating resistance coil" that was incorperated in the starter generator. The 14's used a mercury filled regulator. Dave!

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Hi Lamar,

It was boorish on my part to co-opt your thread of these crash pix, and for that I apologize. I spent about 12 hours on the road this weekend, and had decided to delete my somewhat <span style="font-style: italic">over the top</span> initial post, which I've done. The Roadmistress doesn't have seatbelts, either, and I've promised to buy factory-correct ones when I find them. Been looking for 15 years and still haven't found 'em.

This thread and its ensuing dialog will jumpstart my effort to locate belts for my '57. Sorry too, for the "callow" crack, it was harsh and inappropriate, so please feel free to flog me with your avatar's mannequin next time I'm down Athens way.

TG

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Hey Tom, no problem, I'd never been referred to as being that before so had to look it up in the dictionary and believe me I've been referred to as worse. So we cool man. I knew where you were coming from and I respected it fully.<img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

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Not a Buick crash but let this be a lesson to all of us!!!

Picture of a horrible highway accident in Germany.

The picture may be kind of hard to take.

If you look closely you can see what appear to be some

survivors of the accident still in the wreckage. Although

the picture is quite graphic, it makes you realize how

quickly our loved ones can be taken from us.

This is really gut wrenching so I will not openly display it here. If you have a strong stomach and can handle it you can open the attachment on your own.

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The Centurion picture reminds me of one time long ago me and a friend pull up next to a little Mercedes convertible in a fast food restaraunt. We notice smoke coming out from under the hood so I go in and yell "someones Mercedes is on fire" This cute lil chick comes running out and tries to pop the hood and I grab an extinguisher from the store. Well, she can't get the hood to pop up so my friend starts kicking the **** out of the front of it leaving several foot size dents in tne hood. It finally opens and all it was was the battery cable was shorted and smoking. She ain't none to happy about the hood but I'm over there laughing my *** off at the sight of my friend trying to impress that girl. me and my friend still laugh about that. of a rare once in a lifetime experience of getting to kick the **** out of a Mercedes while the owner is looking on in asonishment. Well, I guess you woulda had to been there. It was funny at the time.

Dang, Tom maybe I am callous or whatever that term was... <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Not a Buick crash but let this be a lesson to all of us!!!

Picture of a horrible highway accident in Germany.

The picture may be kind of hard to take.

If you look closely you can see what appear to be some

survivors of the accident still in the wreckage. Although

the picture is quite graphic, it makes you realize how

quickly our loved ones can be taken from us.

This is really gut wrenching so I will not openly display it here. If you have a strong stomach and can handle it you can open the attachment on your own. </div></div>

Oh the humanity! The horror!

I've got lap belts from Year One in my '62 Suburban daily driver, and I'd really like to get some 3-point harness for the front seats...it's a knee-knocker cab with a teeth-breaker dash. (The cab has a wrap-around windhshield like, much like a '54 Buick, and where the windshield frame wraps around is exposed when you open the door--and it's right at knee level when you get in. The dash is solid steel baby! With a cowl that looks like the '54 gauge area, on both sides of the dash. Solid steel baby!

The lap belts I have are with the plain latches, like on an airplane. They look period-correct, if you're not hanging around a bunch of concours purists. 98-percent of the people who see the vehicle will never think "Geez, those aren't the right seat belts!"

Best part is, they were really innexpensive, even without my employee discount.

Shoulder harnesses would keep me from messing up my face, but my big concern is always getting thrown from the vehicle. In the car you've got a chance...your skull doesn't have much chance against a tree, rock, fence post, gaurd rail or a concrete road.

-Brad

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YEEEEAAAAARRRRGHHHHH!!!!! what a tank!!! the picture says it all. id hate to think of what would happen to a car like that if it "tried to push" my 38!!!! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

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Arguably, the most famous of all Buick crashes...

The early morning wreck on a narrow section of Louisiana's US90 (Spanish Trail) that claimed the life of Jane Mansfield, her manager, her driver, and dog on June 29, 1967. At an estimated 80 mph, they hit and under ran a tractor-trailer that had slowed for a mosquito control fog truck. The three kids in the back seat survived. One of those kids is Mariska Hargitay, now a TV actress on "Law & Order - Special Victims Unit as 'Olivia'.

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JMC

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The Roadmistress doesn't have seatbelts, either, and I've promised to buy factory-correct ones when I find them. Been looking for 15 years and still haven't found 'em.

TG

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TG and everybody else who is riding around without seatbelts in their cars,

I assure you guys I'm not on my high horse on this one, but...

http://www.julianos.com

These will save your butt and they look fine. I have them in both of my cars. My 55 is a BCA Gold Senior. As long as they are installed with quality workmanship no points are deducted. My 63 already had pre-threaded holes for front belts.

Most of us use seatbelts every day in our personal cars, why would this be any different? There aren't crumple zones or airbags in our old cars. Life is too short to take chances riding around without them.

Mike

ps. Mr. Earl, Please no more of those graphic pics. It sickens me. Plus, are you sure it was in Germany? That's my favorite Dutch product. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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Somehow I just cannot picture seat belts in my 1915 Buick??? <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> Of course no one ever accused me of being smart to collect old and tired iron either! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> If they get me someday at least I'll go happy driving a Buick! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Keep it under ninety fellers! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" /> Dave!

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Train crash no doubt. There was a fatal crash here about two years ago. Seems there was a crossing with multiple tracks. A train approaches the crossing and the guards went down as they should. The train stops before the crossing and the conductor gets out of the train and hits the by pass switch since his train is not going to proceed. This would open the gates and allow the cars to progress. Apparently there is one control for each of the tracks. No one ever said so but I figure he hit the switch for his track and the gates did not go up, so he hit a few more switches. Like I said, that's just my theory. But what happens next is no joke!

A car begins to cross and here comes a speeding train which takes out an innocent mother of a few kids.

Now there was a ton of press on this. Newspapers, TV , radio, everyone had something on this story. You'd think with all the press on this, no one would ever cross tracks without stopping to make sure the gates are not malfunctioning, but I see jerks every day that just put blind faith in the gates, just like that mother. Fools!!!

JD

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fools!!!

JD </div></div>

Considering you should be able to see, hear, and feel trains, I agree.

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Say,..... The left rear wheel actully appears savageable...... Even the air! My little house was a school house that was built in 1903. Route 23 was rerouted back in the late 50's from behind the house to in front of it. Also there is a railroad bed behind the house. The tracks were torn up back in the mid 70's when the train service stopped on the Harlem Valley Line which ran from NYC to Chataham NY. I don't have any photos, but back in the early 50's before the road was changed the cars had to cross the Railroad tracks. I am not old enough to remember it but I have often be told by some of the old timers around here that it was the scene of where an automobile with a family in it, and a train, met. All the folks in the car died. The car may have been an early 50's almost new at the time Buick or a Hudson or something of that sort. When Route 23 was rerouted, a bridge was put in so traffic could pass over the Railroad. I am not really sure but it happen in what is now my back yard. Sometimes tragedy it is closer than you think. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> Dave!

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A good cyberfriend saw the 56 Buick picture and knew he had seen the poor guy in the plaid shirt walking around holding his jacket before. He checked his collection and sure nuf he has a picture of the same wreck but from another vantage point. Thanks 4Speed Matt

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Lamar, this is too damn weird. To find the very car being auctioned on ebay while we're discussing this. Yadkinville is only a couple hours from here.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: buick5563</div><div class="ubbcode-body">OK, that's just creepy. sick.gif

Mike </div></div>

It would be really creepy to have that car sitting in the garage for 10K knowing two people died in it, regardless of their fame and notariety.

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Ok, a 1940 something Buick came through my grandparent's backyard in the early 1960's I have a pic. somewhere, it has that grill with the teeth. As for that other car why was it not smashed after the accident? Who has been keeping that pile of junk all these years?

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Wes, Jayne Mansfield has a kind of celebrity cult following.

Just struck me that this discussion revived right around the anniversary of the crash- June 29, 1967.

Cue up Twilight Zone opening theme...

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It is a dimension of sight and sound...up ahead.. a signpost.. the next stop...the Twilight Zone...(in a Rod Serling Voice!)

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