Thought I would start our own thread instead of chasing all sorts of different threads, looking for answers. My sons 72 Buick GS was bought at the end of March of this year, and has cost a fortune so far, just to get it half assed road worthy. First, some back ground information: After the previous owner delivered it....which was a 6 hour drive for him, I was starting to get a little nervous about my sons purchase. (Like, why was this guy willing to deliver the car? 6 hours away...)uzzled: But, I could see it wouldn't matter what I said this time around...he wanted this car...bad. My son was very disappointed when I said we would have to go through everything before he got it insured, and started to drive it on the streets. So, after a couple days of the car sitting on the driveway, pointing towards the house, I said to him, why not fire it up, and turn it around, so the front of the car points towards the street? He was so excited...he ran to his room to get his keys, and hurried back to finally, drive his car. Even if it was just to turn it around. He was all smiles for a couple days after that...which just threw more fuel on the fire to wanting to drive it on the streets. But, the car had different ideas. I'm not sure what happened before we took delivery of the car, but I do remember the car trailer the previous owner used, was covered in fresh, dust covered oil...and now, after my son changed the cars position, and running it through reverse, and forward...the car decided to finally mark its territory on my driveway, with a tranny oil spill, just shy of half the size of the car itself. I myself, was livid. I had been extremely proud of the fact that I own a Ford diesel, my wife drove a GMC before her Evoque, and my daughter drove a little GMC Sonoma, before her Ford Explorer....and not one of these previous vehicles had ever had the nerve to mark their territory...for any reason. But this Buick....this Buick comes along, and the first damn thing it does, is destroy my perfect concrete driveway.....Strike one. After my son and I went through a bag of floor dry, and 3 or 4 cans of Brakleen, the enemy remains. (Que the scene from Independance Day, when they tried to nuke the aliens to no avail.) I'm not a transmission guy, or a bodywork guy...so the decision was made by my wife and I, that we would pay for the car to be flat decked to a transmission shop, and have the transmission rebuilt for his birthday present, and flat decked back home. It was a week that I enjoyed not having to jockey for position of the driveway...just to get my truck back into the garage all the time. Going into the shop to pay the bill was an eye opener for me...as I do all my own repairs on my engines. I'm not a transmission guy though...and obviously, the shop picked up on that...as the repair bill, was just over $2K. Yes, it got all new internals, and a shift kit, and new 2200 stall...but jeezus...$2K for a silly little turbo 350? Whatever.....moving forward...Happy Birthday son. We are now that much closer to getting him driving his car on the street. Other little things that were show stoppers before passing the inspection: -missing internals on the steering wheel column. (No horn, signal cancel cam, cover, etc) -no park brake hangers to hold the park brake lines up under the car. -rotted out exhaust from transmission back. -missing overflow tank -no heater core -rotted front brake lines -blown rear brake cylinder So we made a couple orders to get the missing parts replaced, and with the help of a fellow member here, Harry, we were able to finally get my sons car inspected, passed, and insured to drive on the streets.