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PostSubject: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:30 am

So I just picked up a 1994 Buick RMW, for literally nothing. A lost and forgotten old wagon parked under a tree. "Oh, that old thing? You can have it. Transmission is blown up." ... Since dragging it from it's early grave we've both been through a lot. Driving my Wagon around draws attention I did not even begin to expect. I see a few others here and there and it makes me smile like never before. I love my Roadmaster, and I hope I can find everything I need to keep her on the road for years to come.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:18 am

There is no shame is driving around in a wagon. Consider it a badge of honor.

(time for the rest of you clowns to insert your "woodie " jokes here)

Maybe we'll see you in Virginia later this month at the Mid-Atlantic Wagonfest.

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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:27 am

Glad you made it over here! We have fun over here.

Good idea to put your location on your signature and we also have a map that may be helpful:

https://maps.google.com/maps/u/0/ms?msid=200177172410287674085.0004c373599794566890e&msa=0&ll=27.311994,-80.321045&spn=0.662561,1.344452&dg=feature

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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:42 am

Thanks. I will do that. As for making it back to VA in the near future is allright. I grew up in VaB. Graduated HS in Spotsy... And let me clarify... I feel no shame driving around a wagon... I just wasn't ready for the attention is all. And I'm having a heaping helping of "wagon only" problems currently. Ha. And just overall problems. This was my first OptiSpark replacement... And after being fearful of them for years... I was amazed at it's simplicity. Ha. Anyway when I can I'll work on getting some pictures posted.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:55 am

Welcome aboard. As for attention, I've had a number of attention getting cars over the years and am still surprised by the attention that these wagons generate.

Case and point: There was a local car show the other night and my departure happened to coincide with many of the show cars leaving. At a light I had the owner of a 1st gen Malibu SS vert, have me roll down my window so he could tell me how nice my wagon was and what year was it, etc.

Always nice to get attention like that Smile, Only thing that was better was bikini clad girls at the beach wanting to pose with it and my surfboard (they never sent me pics like the promised Sad )
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:08 am

Aww... Id be upset about not getting those pictures too. Thanks for the welcome. I think I'll like it here. Pretty sure it's Tom's fault I'm here at all. Love to find a hoard of Wagon lovers like myself.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:45 am

Welcome to the forum. You have found that hoard of Kook's you were looking for.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:09 am

Cant beat free! From one "kook" to another,welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:05 pm

BigBlackBeaSSt wrote:
Welcome to the forum.  You have found that hoard of Kook's you were looking for.

HEY TIM!  WHO YOU CALLING US A HOARD!  "Kooks" we're OK with.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:45 pm

Welcome to the forum now to get out and replace my radiator..... Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:54 pm

lakeffect wrote:
BigBlackBeaSSt wrote:
Welcome to the forum.  You have found that hoard of Kook's you were looking for.

HEY TIM!  WHO YOU CALLING US A HOARD!  "Kooks" we're OK with.

Forgot, Dave and his friends are a flock!
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:58 pm

You think you see all the attention your wagon gets? Try this. When you're driving down the road, just look at every one else around you, then you'll see the real attention it truly gets. People standing on the street are watching your wagon drive by, they're checking out your wagon while your stopped at a traffic light, the oncoming cars are desperately trying to get a glimpse before they have to look at it in the rear view mirror. And then there's the catching up to you on the freeway and roadways just to give you the thumbs up. Get used to it because this is now a part of your life. You have now found a family you can relate to and that can relate to you. This forum has everything you need to take your wagon over the top or just make it a clean daily driver. Welcome. Paul
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:18 pm

Thanks everyone. I tend to stay focused on the road when driving, but I already had a guy wave me down in traffic to ask me what year it was. Another guy in a gull wing Mercedes pulled up next to me checking it out, when he realized he was caught he got a big grin and started nodding. I've always driven Wagon-esk cars... Suburbans, Blazers, an HHR, was thinking about a strecth 57 Apache Carryall... and even an old turbo hatchback Civic, but this is definitely my first bonified Wagon and I highly doubt it's going anywhere soon. Except maybe down to VA.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:25 pm

Hope to see you down there.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:40 pm

Welcome. Always nice to hear that someone saved a great car that had been left for dead. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:21 pm

Trying to post a picture. Hmm...
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:09 pm

Welcome to the forum!!! You're right, these cars get a lot of attention and spark lots of conversation.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:16 am

Welcome aboard! Great to see another PA'er!
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:09 am

If you paint the car a really bright color,..and add some shiny wheels,. it seems to appeal to all ages,.
and all genre's of auto enthusiasts.. from ricers to rat rodders,..

With the resurgence of retro type cars in the last few years,.I wonder if one of the car companies will build another wagon,..i,m sure it would be popular,.IF it was economical,.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:31 am

Wasn't there vsome published pics of a new rear wheel drive GM wagon here somewhere?
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:59 pm

Thanks for the tip phantom. I had more than a few plans to paint it purple. It would be an excellent tribute to the old man who bought the Wagon before he passed.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:05 pm

where outside of philly are u. i am in ne philly by franklin mills mall
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:29 pm

I know Franklin Mills well. Im just northeast of the city in the burbs. Right off 276.

Went to the Yard today and lucked out to find an old wagon fairly complete. Got most of the parts that were bothering me, but now I wish I had grabbed more. The donor vehicle had the little speakers in the door handle cover, but mine did not... But it certainly had the connector, and plugged right in... Worked even. Now I wish I had grabbed all four. They were beige, but I bet I could have had a paint guy turn that into wood grain... Damn.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:02 pm

MtrHead, if you do run up to Harry's in Pennsburg, I'd ask you to take a peek for the other three door handle trims from that Wagon... Pay you whatever the Yard wants plus a few dollars for your trouble. Just an fyi.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:30 pm

harry s web site says they have 4 caprice in our age group and 1 roady.
pennsburg says they have 2 roadys. i am notsure where i am going but i will look for them wherever i go. you need 94 -96 roady all but drivers is this right? what color? i dont think the rear ones come with speakers but not sure i dont have a roady
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:36 pm

I got a beige one. I went to the Pennsburg one. No clue what the Allentown one has. Yeah it's 94-96. My interior is blue, but if you find beige ones Ill be cool. All but the passenger door.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:39 pm

ok i will keep a eye out trying to figure where i am going
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:55 pm

I swiss cheesed the stock air box I got from the Yard yesterday tonight at work. Cut it up so it's hard to tell it's been messed with and installed it. The butt dyno says way more power, and the added induction note is a pleasant bonus.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:42 pm

A little progress report... I got my keyless fob today and after a little bit of hell I found the programming connector, and now the old girl has keyless. Battery cables from Gary at Innovative Wiring arrived today as well... but it was a little too dark to install them in the street after I got off work... Flushed my radiator today, which needed it in the worst way... (I pulled the petcock with. Full system and nothing came out... used a flat head and just ran water through until it came out clear.) Was going to get the heater core done as well... but I couldn't manage to get both hoses disconnected in a way where I'd be able to flush it. Oh well... Next time. Also did the TB bypass since I had it all apart... Overall today was productive. I'll get those sweet wires on tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: The Forgotten   Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:11 pm

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