++ 71 Buick GS455 Stage 1 Tribute ++

Discussion in 'Cars for sale' started by ACLazer, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    thank you, It should be at its new home this Sunday
     
  2. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 475 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Congratulations on your purchase, one of the best colors out there the only think I saw missing is a By Buick emblem by the trunk GS emblem easy fix.
     
  3. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    yes good eye , & thank you
     
  4. ACLazer

    ACLazer Dom inator

    Nope, it's on there, that was an old picture, congrats and enjoy the car!
     
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  5. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    yes it is, he did the old Jedi trick.
     
  6. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    Just an update, the car was not as described to say it lightly, Transmission leaked from every where , I had PRO transmission pull it and do a complete re-seal, All better now, fuel lines leaked along with the fuel pump. All fixed, The Carb was junk bought a new refreshed carb from KEN G at Everyday Performance, All better there too. The Radiator has a small leak [will be fixed soon ] Antifreeze was Brown, I did a full drain flush and new fluid added. along with the oil. Still have to replace all the front suspension bushings and what ever else I find dry rotted. Then the sail panels that look like some 5 year old tried to install, but gave up when the Cartoons came on.[ All this was never mentioned in the sale listing ]. So that is a spring time project, along with the front left fender rubbing against the door when you open it. [ Adjustment will be done ] Just goes to show not all our people On this site are honest when it comes to describing their cars for sale. [ full Resto my Arss ] Lesson learned here. I will say, When I am done, this car will turn heads , and bring me a smile as I hit the pedal.
     
  7. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    More updates regarding the untold when sold GS. the wiring from under the dash to the steering column to the coil was a HACK job. 3 different color wires to the coil, the last color wire was black on both points, 3 feet of excess wire tucked under the dash, when the steering column was installed we found a pinched wire causing power issue. 2 wires were connected to both coil contacts, should be 1 on each connection. for running the electric fans. Right rear window handle cranks freely no window movement at all [ I will address this one in the spring ALONG WITH THE SAIL PANELS ] ANOTHER SURPRISE AWAITS IM SURE. But as far as now goes this car will eat tires, NEW TO THE BEAST, PLUGS, CARB, FLUIDS,CONVERTOR, FUEL PUMP,LINES, PERTRONIX IGNITION AND COIL ,ADVANCE TIMING ECT. crazy power and sounds amazing with the new X pipe and flow master 40's SO HAPPY. THIS CAR HAULS ASS
     
  8. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    SHOUT OUT TO Ross at IN GEAR TRANSMISSION in Douglas Mass [ does more than trans work ] and knows how to get the BUICK 455 Running strong,
     
  9. richny

    richny Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain...I too bought a car from a fellow member years ago...don't want to mention his name ...it was a very nice looking 1969 Signal red GS with black interior, used to be burgundy color. Supposedly restored to a high level and being somewhat new to buicks at the time...I bought the car. Cant even begin to tell you the number of things/problems that needed significant repair...cost me thousands. Had to have parts of car repainted, everything leaked, wrong type of fasteners, terrible vibration in driveline, engine issues,etc etc..like I said...I spent thousands. And thats with me doing a lot of the work. Its what is commonly known as a perfume pig...looks great on the outside but...oh man...buyer beware. Now...by the time I sold it I got most of the issues resolved...but the way it was originally sold to me was not good. My point here is I really understand what you went through..just sucks. I paid good money for the car and expected a lot better quality...by the time I was done, lost my shirt and sold for huge loss. I know I was buying a used old car, but even the body shop I took it too was surprised at how bad it was restored. Learned my lesson.
     
  10. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    I have no problem putting SCAM/ SCUM BAG sellers names out there, Lucky my dirt bag seller lives far away .. But when I am finished, this car will be MINT.almost there. thanks for the support. KEEP YOUR WORD PEOPLE, THATS ALL YOU HAVE IN THIS WORLD.
     
  11. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    SURPRISE # 5 now the trans needs rebuild DIRT BAG LIED ABOUT THAT FRESH REBUILD TOO. I have around 100 miles on it when the trans warmed up slip slip slip, in 3rd no overdrive, Yuuup getting it fixed , so looks like 2020 will be my cruise anyplace year, Maybe drive out of state and visit some friends
     
  12. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    Hello Honest Buick People, Just some new updates on my 71 GS stage 1 tribute , Just got the car back from having the very badly scratched door glass replaced Also had the new headliner installed along with the sail panel & dome lights also installed [ thank you to my fellow V8 Buick people for having the wiring and lights in their stash for me] also got rid of the CHEAP CHINA window cranks that were there, A BIG thanks to Justin and the SEAMLESS CUSTOMS CREW for the work they did [ A+ job] Looking forward to the shows this year.
     
  13. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    I bought my car sight unseen as well...of course his definition of rust free is not the same as mine...
    there was/is so much wrong on my car I am in the process of correcting now...costs a lot of money...
     
  14. CCM

    CCM Active Member

    Mine was bought site unseen as well. I did pay for a pre buy inspection from a company local to where the car was. Even with the detailed report I got from a third party there were still issues to deal with. Mine was in the shop for 5 weeks, just got it back last Thursday.
     
  15. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    I hope it works out with you guys, as it is for me. My car is beautiful. I wish I didn't have to put money into it. BUT , Now it is done right. I will enjoy it for many shows. And of course everything is for sale for the right price. Go Buick
     
  16. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    You going to take it to any shows this year???
     
  17. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Well it looked nice. Sorry to see so much was not as advertised. Glad you are getting things sorted out.
     
  18. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear it’s tip-top now anyway. It is a great looking car. Any plans to drive it on the Power Tour?
     
  19. 1970 STAGE 1

    1970 STAGE 1 Well-Known Member

    The scam/scumbag comments show your character as much as your problems. The car was built by a well known Buick enthusiast. The person that you got it from may have not known the issues you had to repair. I saw a few photos of it also as I looked into buying it . The build photos were easily accessible on the Internet and showed some of the items you are now dealing with. Homework on your end is the key to a successful car purchase.
     
  20. thebuick

    thebuick Well-Known Member

    I did see the Resto pictures. that's why I bought the car, The original builder was not the seller JUST SO YOU KNOW. Did you see how the seller described the 10 inch window scratch on the passenger window? did you see the carb problems ? the coil and wiring issues? did you see the back sail panels sagging along with the back window trim? Or the massive trans leak? O yeah how about the heater not working the A/C not blowing ice cold as stated ? hmmm how about those windows not aligned so bad the glass overlapped the chrome? I can go on and on don't call my character into question unless you know the facts BUDDY. A spade is a spade I DONT SUGAR COAT OR BEAT AROUND THE BUSH. I also reached out to the seller to see if he would work with me on the repairs NOT A PENNY. Suspension work is next because of dry rot [ HE MUST OF FORGOT TO TELL ME ABOUT THAT TOO.] That solid GUY, Its all good, my car will as I said be incredible when this BUICK guy is done with it, See you at the shows. Ill buy you a coke and a smile.
     
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