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PostSubject: Hello from Michigan!   Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:49 am

Hello from Michigan! I'm a new B-body owner, so I thought I'd post some pics of my purchase. I bought a 1991 Roadmaster wagon with just over 50k original miles for $3950 at an estate auction. It's a one-owner car that was garaged it's whole life. The kids are SO excited to ride in the third seat! Though it's only a 305, it has the tow package with 3.23 gears in the rear.

So excited to be part of the B-body community!!  Hopefully the photos show up...






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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:53 am

OK, I think it's safe to say that you stole the car for that price.

Welcome to the pod, congratulations on a great find, and start planning your trip east to the next Wagonfest.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:48 am

Thanks man! Where is the next Wagonfest?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:58 am

Late July, Geneva NY. There is also one in southern NH in October, often coincident with peak foliage season. See the Wagonfest/Events sections of the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:28 am

That's a really beautiful car!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:05 pm

Nice ride! Welcome to the forum. Wow,thats clean.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:53 pm

And one in FL in March. Welcome to the forum!

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:03 pm

Ok your car is gorgeous but your engine picture is hurting me. I want to reach through the screen and clean it up for you!

I refurbished a 1992 Roadmaster just this fall. 80K mile car, but had never been cleaned under the hood.

Before:


I used Purple Power, which I like better than Gunk/Engine Degreaser on less-oily/just dirty motors. Here is the After:


Happy Cleaning!

-Michael
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:51 pm

Lol, yes, I'll admit, I haven't had a chance to clean up the engine bay yet. Wow, your engine bay looks remarkably better after Purple Power. Thanks for the tip & inspiration! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:29 pm

If you look closely over the passenger-side valvecover, there's a vacuum operated heater core bypass valve, which keeps hot coolant out of the cabin on when the HVAC is set to blow cold air.  It's a '91-only item.  I was going to rig one onto my 95 9C1 to help the AC in the summer but never got around to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:26 am

Wow, that's a brilliant idea to make the AC run more efficiently. I would have never known, so thanks for pointing that out!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:29 am

It's been a long time since I've seen a wagon with the vinyl woodgrain in such good condition. It looks new.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Michigan!   Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:01 pm

There's a few little imperfections, but overall, it's really nice!
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