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PostSubject: New from Hartford, CT   Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:57 pm

I just found this forum and have spent way too much time reading many of the posts! I have 95 RMW that I bought from an estate in Florida about four years ago. Flew down and drove it back to Connecticut for one of the best road trips I have ever had. Since then, the car has been almost trouble free, although I did have to replace the starter and the ignition system (whatever it's called). Right now, it's got about 120K on it and is garage kept. I get compliments on it wherever I go, although it's only driven about 4,500 miles a year.

My company does publicity for the Ringling Bros circus and Disney on Ice shows here in southern New England. When we pick up performers at their hotels for TV appearances, I always bring the RMW. They love it! Some of them (and many are young enough to be my grandkids) insist on sitting in the rear-facing third seat because they haven't ever done that before. Others sit in the front with me and often say, "This car is fast!"

I have a boat and that means I need wagon to carry all the boat stuff we have back and forth. Before the RMW, I had a 1964 Caprice wagon and only got rid of it because the rust had become fatal. 275K on that old Chev the day I sold it for $500. Before that, I had a long series of (sorry) Ford wagons.

Thanks for having such a great forum. I'm sure I'll learn a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:02 pm

Welcome! Let's see some photos!
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:29 pm

Welcome to the gang Bill.Next time get pics of the crew in the third seat.Bet even with no make-
up,they will come up with some great facial expressions and pics of the wagon are required as
soon as they are allowed.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:06 pm

Pics of the silverton,..
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:42 am

Welcome to the forum! I think this might make 3 or 4 people in CT right now, not bad!
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:07 pm

Thanks for the great welcome!

Flasheroo, the next time I load up a bunch of young female skaters or circus performers into my third seat, I will take pictures. The costumes are sometimes a little skimpy but, as an adult, I'm sure you can handle it.

I'm going to try to post some pictures. If it doesn't work, I'll try again soon.

First, our RMW at a boatyard in Long Island, NY.





Then, the boat. This thing sucks up money faster than you can believe, but it's our summer cottage and we love it.



Here it is in Greenport, NY, one of our favorite stops in the summer.



In contrast to the LT-1 in our RMW, the Silverton is powered by two mid-1980s Chrysler 360s, originally equipped with those great Quadrajet carbs. Actually, the Quadrajets are gone now and replaced with newer Edelbrock marine carbs. And new Mallory ignitions. And new fuel pumps. The list goes on.

But even with the new carbs and everything else tuned right, the old Silverton gets about 1.5 miles per gallon, if we don't push it.

We dock in Norwich, CT where there are lots of really good neighbors, most of whom have much newer cars than I do. On Saturday night, when we all want to go out for dinner, they all want to pile in to our old Buick. "This car is so cool," I always hear. And to me, it certainly is.

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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:26 pm

Thought maybe you were talking about towing your boat but boy was I wrong!Nice looking
wagon Bill and I like your dingy too.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:44 pm

Welcome! Just up the road from you, outside Springfield.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:59 am

Welcome aboard! Good to see another CT member up here. You may want top check out the new england board too at www.badassofne.net. Quite a few of us are on there.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:12 am

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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:59 am

Bill,the skimpier the outfits the better.Thats a beautiful boat you have and is probably cheaper
and much more fun than a real summer cottage,but not MUCH cheaper.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:43 pm

Gorgeous boat and Roady too! Welcome to the forum and hope you stick around!

Glad you found the club, and again, nice Roady!

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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:20 pm

silverton34c wrote:
My company does publicity for the Ringling Bros circus and Disney on Ice shows here in southern New England. When we pick up performers at their hotels for TV appearances, I always bring the RMW. They love it! Some of them (and many are young enough to be my grandkids) insist on sitting in the rear-facing third seat because they haven't ever done that before. Others sit in the front with me and often say, "This car is fast!"

My wife got roped into hauling six high school girls on a field trip a couple of weeks ago, and they all fought over who got to sit in the back. At least the "fast" part keeps me from being jealous that I have to sit up front all the time Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:25 pm

Welcome to the forum. I say we do wagon fest in Connecticut this year and Bill can host the lunch on his boat!!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:30 pm

Welcome aboard Skipper! My parents bought a new Silverton 27 in 1971. I was a single screw with a 318 in it. I was a kid, so don't recall alot more than that other than I didn't understand why they sold it when we moved to Florida in '73 (they need the $$ to get us into Ft. Lauderdale A1A digs).

It's funny I can see the classic lines from our boat in yours... Smile
good looking wagon too btw.

I wanna see the skimpy outfits, lol. My wife was in the FSU Flying circus for 6 years...
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:38 pm

Nice canoe,. throw the gassers out,. buy the manifolds and the keel cooling stuff and drop a couple of 6.5 turbo's in,. 1/2 the fuel consumption,. 3 times the durability,. and heat in the cabin when its cool out,.do the inland waterway loop,.

Nick
*sigh* dreaming,...
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:22 am

Tim.

I'd be more than happy to host a lunch and cruise some summer weekend day. I can reserve a special "long roof" space in the parking lot at my marina and I can almost guarantee coverage in the local papers.

Nick,
Just dreaming? Believe me, I've thought about a re-power using diesels. A pair of marine GM 6V53Ns will fit and there are lots of them around but they would be very noisy given the short exhaust runs on this boat and there's also the constant chasing of oil leaks on the GM two-cycles.

6.5 turbos? Would be nice and they'd probably fit but I don't know of any readily available marinized versions. My port engine is counter-rotating with a different cam and crank seals and I'm not sure that anyone makes those parts to convert a 6.5 for counter-rotating marine use. Calculating the gearing and the prop size would be a real engineering exercise.

Fun to think about though...

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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:41 pm

^^^Ray should be able to do the plug wires on the port side then Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:45 pm

John thats hilarious man LMAO!Cant wait to see what Ray will say about it!
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:55 pm

Twin RMW owner in Rocky Hill, CT. One tired '93 and one recently purchased '95 . Love these wagons. Or "grampa" car as the kids call them. Here too, the young ones love to sit in the back.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:12 pm

zamboni920 wrote:
Twin RMW owner in Rocky Hill, CT. One tired '93 and one recently purchased '95 . Love these wagons. Or "grampa" car as the kids call them. Here too, the young ones love to sit in the back.
Nice! I took some friend's children to the lake last summer in the OCC. One girl, about 9 asked me "why do you drive an old man car", lol!
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:00 am

Lynol wrote:
zamboni920 wrote:
Twin RMW owner in Rocky Hill, CT. One tired '93 and one recently purchased '95 . Love these wagons. Or "grampa" car as the kids call them. Here too, the young ones love to sit in the back.
Nice! I took some friend's children to the lake last summer in the OCC. One girl, about 9 asked me "why do you drive an old man car", lol!

Reminds me of the "is this YOUR car?" comments I get from my co-workers.....
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:13 am

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Lynol wrote:
zamboni920 wrote:
Twin RMW owner in Rocky Hill, CT. One tired '93 and one recently purchased '95 . Love these wagons. Or "grampa" car as the kids call them. Here too, the young ones love to sit in the back.
Nice! I took some friend's children to the lake last summer in the OCC. One girl, about 9 asked me "why do you drive an old man car", lol!

Reminds me of the "is this YOUR car?" comments I get from my co-workers.....
It's funny, my co-workers at both jobs always thought the wagons were cool. Even the guy who drove the Prius thought it was cool!
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:27 am

Hey Bill, Welcome ......maybe we can meet up one of these weekends for a cruise around town.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:16 pm

Noel,I have a LED question about tailight bulbs.Which is brightest ,red or white and which style is
the best?
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:15 pm

Flasheroo wrote:
Noel,I have a LED question about tailight bulbs.Which is brightest ,red or white and which style is
the best?
Thanks
Ill try to post something in 'electrical section' tonight ive been using my cell to view the site not that freindly with me...
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:24 pm

nhgonzo,

Thanks for the Connecticut welcome. Would love to take a cruise around the Brass City or the Capital City with you sometime, although my RMW is bone stock.

I could also learn a thing or two about LEDs from you. I really want to switch all the stop/turn/tail lights to LED without having to use those load resistors, which defeat the purpose of changing to LEDs. I also know that I have to use a solid-state (rather than thermal) flasher, but I've been told that if I change the stop lights to LEDs the cruise will stop working because the cruise circuitry won't see enough electrical load with the LEDs.

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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:28 am

I think we have enough here from CT now to start our own mini wagonfest Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:48 am

David,

I'd be up for a mini Connecticut wagonfest any time!

Since I'm new here, can you help with some of the abbreviations I see?

From your profile, I know a 9C1 is a Caprice police vehicle. What do "DGGM" "DCM" and "LAB" stand for? A "black on black FWB" sounds interesting but I have no idea what that means either. How about WB4?

I hate to sound like a jerk but this is an interesting site and would be more so if I knew what I was reading about.

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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:54 am

silverton34c wrote:
David,

I'd be up for a mini Connecticut wagonfest any time!

Since I'm new here, can you help with some of the abbreviations I see?

From your profile, I know a 9C1 is a Caprice police vehicle. What do "DGGM" "DCM" and "LAB" stand for? A "black on black FWB" sounds interesting but I have no idea what that means either. How about WB4?

I hate to sound like a jerk but this is an interesting site and would be more so if I knew what I was reading about.

Bill

The following are paint colors:
DGGM-Dark Green Grey Metallic
DCM- Dark Cherry metallic
LAB- Light Adriatic Blue
LDM- Light Driftwood Metallic

The black on black FWB is my Fleetwood Broughm with both black paint and black interrior.

WB4 is the option code for Roadmasters with the woodgrain deleted.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:20 pm

Welcome aboard no pun intended. Pay no attention to the boat that is on the water, we only deal with land yachts.
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:37 pm

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nhgonzo,

Thanks for the Connecticut welcome. Would love to take a cruise around the Brass City or the Capital City with you sometime, although my RMW is bone stock.

I could also learn a thing or two about LEDs from you. I really want to switch all the stop/turn/tail lights to LED without having to use those load resistors, which defeat the purpose of changing to LEDs. I also know that I have to use a solid-state (rather than thermal) flasher, but I've been told that if I change the stop lights to LEDs the cruise will stop working because the cruise circuitry won't see enough electrical load with the LEDs.

Bill

Everyone loves a stock longroof compared to a modified one.
Ill get some info on them leds and post it on your electrical post
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:09 am

Hehe....saw the explanations for color codes......my stepdaughters first comment when I brought home the 95 RMW was ; " You got an eggplant car! " .....(eggplant purple) . :-)
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:16 am

zamboni920 wrote:
Hehe....saw the explanations for color codes......my stepdaughters first comment when I brought home the 95 RMW was ; " You got an eggplant car! " .....(eggplant purple) . :-)

welcome .any pictures of the eggplant wagon..
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:28 pm

cool another local.. from manchester originally now i live in groton ,nice wagon, nice boat, wish it got the same mileage as the wagon lol
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PostSubject: Re: New from Hartford, CT   Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:33 pm

I have not figured out how to put pictures in the posts yet.
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