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PostSubject: Greetings from New York   Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:22 am

Hello everyone. Not too sure how to make a proper introduction, so here goes.

Been through three cars in the last year (some sad stories on those other two, especially the one that lasted two days Sad )

While looking for car number three (I was looking for a B body), I came across something interesting. Three calls, two days and one grand later I have this




The giant boat of a car that I loved since day one  Razz


Eye shields are required for this next photo, as it shows the actual mileage of the car




Yep, 176k on what I can only assume is the original engine and transmission (and quite possibly the original transmission fluid....light red)


I hope to have some fun times with my car and here too. But first time to sand down the underside in the back. Rust ate through the spare tire compartment. Don't think the bottom of the spare is supposed to be visible. Razz It already ate through the inner fenders in the front and the frame is starting to change color. Hopefully I can get that all fixed as I would hate to see this car go.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from New York   Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:51 am

Welcome aboard!!

There are a few places you might want to poke with a screwdriver...

bottom of the "B" pillar
the whole inside wheel well in the rears
around the tailgate

OH, and check ALL the brake/fuel lines. They are prone to rusting too...

Congrats on your recent purchase. Lots of good info here, all you have to do is ask.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from New York   Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:53 am

Welcome to the forum from s fellow New Yorker.

Dave Buchholz
Rochester, NY
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from New York   Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:07 pm

Welcome to the home of the whales.

Which part of New York do you hail from?

I'm in the same boat as you (no pun intended) in regards to spare wheel well rot.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from New York   Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:03 pm

I just recently sold my 91 Olds with 102K MORE than that on the original motor and 2nd transmission.
Nothing wrong with it, I just had too many cars found it a good home (they have joined the forum here).

Best of luck, looking forward to daytime pics Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from New York   Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:54 pm

Welcome to the forum I just bought an OCC with 199K... Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from New York   Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:30 am

Superior Finish wrote:
Welcome aboard!!

There are a few places you might want to poke with a screwdriver...

bottom of the "B" pillar
the whole inside wheel well in the rears
around the tailgate

OH, and check ALL the brake/fuel lines. They are prone to rusting too...

Congrats on your recent purchase. Lots of good info here, all you have to do is ask.
I will definitely check those spots out when I get the chance, thanks.

lakeffect wrote:
Welcome to the forum from s fellow New Yorker.

Dave Buchholz
Rochester, NY
Hi there
steel-and-fire wrote:
Welcome to the home of the whales.

Which part of New York do you hail from?

I'm in the same boat as you (no pun intended) in regards to spare wheel well rot.
I'm in the horribly overpriced New York City, but then again I don't have to tell you that it's overpriced seeing as how you reside in the same location. (screw vision zero)
Sprocket wrote:
I just recently sold my 91 Olds with 102K MORE than that on the original motor and 2nd transmission.
Nothing wrong with it, I just had too many cars found it a good home (they have joined the forum here).

Best of luck, looking forward to daytime pics Wink
I'll get on those for you.

102k more? Wow, I didn't think that kind of mileage was a possibility.
bamalongroof wrote:
Welcome to the forum I just bought an OCC with 199K... Jeff
Hey
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from New York   Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:04 pm

Welcome,Fellow OCC driver 235k plus!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from New York   Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:23 pm

there have been a few folks that have gotten up to the 500K range (although not sure if on the original motor), but these were built to last that's for sure.

I know there is a guy on one of the facebook buick pages with 370k on his TBI RMW....
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