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  1. #51
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    Default Re: Start of another rebuild - GSX

    Been awhile since anything has happened. Rear end is powder coated and will hopefully be reassembled the next couple weeks. Stage 1, carb & distributor still being worked on. Ordered repo WG rims, should be here middle o March. Seems like slow progress lately. Have a God Day All!

  2. #52
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    In the last week I have got my rearend back and purchased an aluminum radiator with electric fans. This weekend would like to get brakes taken care of and put rearend back in frame. sounds like motor has been bored this last week and they are balancing. Excited to get that back too. That's all I have for now.
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  3. #53
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    Everything has come to a screeching halt, Mom is very ill. And it doesn't look good. Please say a prayer that she passes painlessly. Thank you.

  4. #54
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    For those of you that prayed for a peaceful passing of my Mother, I Thank You. She officially passing at 9:31pm last night. It been a long coupe of weeks.

  5. #55
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    So sorry for your loss Dean. May God Bless and help you and your family through this difficult time.
    1971 GS
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    Dennis

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    May the peace that only God can give you comfort you and your loved ones at this time.
    John Fritz

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    Previous owner of the "Stage III" 1970 455 cid Experimental 4-Bolt Main "X Block"http://www.buickstreet.com/455buickstage3.html



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  7. #57
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    Thanks Dennis and John. It's nice to know that people still care about others weather they have meet each other in life or not. I do appreciate it very much.

  8. #58
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    Sorry to hear of this Dean. My mom still has her health at 76 years old and we are lucky for that.. I had to deal with my dad's loss a few years ago and it took a toll on me..
    Pat Harmon
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    Dean sorry for your loss . I am just starting to see my parents decline and am fearfull of facing the day I loose them. Do your car your way. I know I would not be able to have a rare car with Rust and Patina. That said if you own it enjoy it your way.
    Tony Rospotynski
    1969 GS 400 HT Frame Off restoration, in process of finishing up
    1969 Z28 Hugger Orange Frame Off restoration started 3-7-15
    1969 GS STAGE 1 Convertible restoration next in line!
    1969 Skylark Custom Convertible /SOLD Summer 09 AND MISSING IT

  10. #60
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    Thank you Pat. It is a blessing to have your Mother in good health. I to lost my Father about 10 yrs. ago. His passing lingerd a while and he suffered greatly. I pass the cemetery everyday on my way to/from work, so I say good morning/goodnight.

  11. #61
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    Thanks Tony. All I can say is get all the facts you can from Dr. and follow your heart. I personally do not like to see them suffer if there's a chance they won't have any quality of life. Be up front, talk to them beforehand to see what there wishes are and then get a directive made for when the time comes. It will take the burden off of the family making difficult decisions.

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    Very sorry to hear of your mom's passing Dean, you have my condolences.
    Tom B
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  13. #63
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    Thank you Tom. It has been very hard to watch since the Thursday before Easter. My Birthday was the 25th. Needlessly to say not much celebrating happened. On top of that I am run down and sicker than Hxxx. As my Dad would say "I feel like I got run over by a Mac Truck"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeansGSX View Post
    In the last week I have got my rearend back and purchased an aluminum radiator with electric fans. This weekend would like to get brakes taken care of and put rearend back in frame. sounds like motor has been bored this last week and they are balancing. Excited to get that back too. That's all I have for now.
    Where did you purchase the electric fanned radiator?

    Chris
    Chris

    1972 Buick Skylark Convertible (being cloned to GS)

    1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible (gone...but never forgotten)

  15. #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWilly View Post
    Where did you purchase the electric fanned radiator?

    Chris
    Bad timing on my question...very sorry for your loss Dean.

    Chris
    Chris

    1972 Buick Skylark Convertible (being cloned to GS)

    1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible (gone...but never forgotten)

  16. #66
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeansGSX View Post
    For those of you that prayed for a peaceful passing of my Mother, I Thank You. She officially passing at 9:31pm last night. It been a long coupe of weeks.
    Dean, So sorry for your loss, its very hard to lose a parent, rejoice that she is in God's Kingdom for everlasting peace.
    gary
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    69 GS400 4 speed documented Stage2,original owner,18k miles
    68 GS400 Stage2 race car "Great Scat" 9.94
    69 GS400 4 speed convertible
    70 Q-Q GSX ( actually Sandy's) pure stock trim,12.78 best et
    70 Race car, "Thumper"resurrected. 9.80
    71 GS 455 10 second street car, triple black
    71 GS 455 11 second grocery getter

  17. #67
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    Chris, it is ok. Today is going to be a mental break day for me. I am going to the Toppers car show in Fargo, ND. Just to get away for a day. The radiator/fan combo I found it at the bottom of the page on eBay like an advertisement. Went to eBay motor, Buick GSM, scroll down to bottom of page. Don't remember manufacturer, but is a 2 row, 1" pipe, and not sure of cam of fans. Looks to be a good fit, but have not tried it in GS 455. Have a Great Day.

  18. #68
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    Gary thank you for the kind works. The over all scheme of things is she is not in pain. Hope one of the visions she saw is true: she saw herself and my Dad holding hands and skipping! That brings a smile to my face. You also have a Great Day!

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    sorry for your loss what always helped me get by when my dad passed was to go out in the shop and work on my stuff it just took my mind off of dad but everybody is different

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    Very sorry for your loss Dean.
    Mike

  21. #71
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    Thanks pacekar and short_crank. Sorry about mis-spellings and such, been under a little stress. I did go to a car show yesterday in Fargo, ND. It was good, but only 2 Buicks in the show. I enjoyed myself but should have stayed home to take care of this nasty cold I have. All in all I wouldn't change a thing though. Everyone have a good day!

  22. #72
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    Chris, the radiator comes from www.EntropyRad.com. I got the 2 row 1" pipe with 2 fans and wiring harness. About $600 to $650 if I remember right.

  23. #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeansGSX View Post
    Chris, the radiator comes from www.EntropyRad.com. I got the 2 row 1" pipe with 2 fans and wiring harness. About $600 to $650 if I remember right.
    Thanks Dean!
    Chris

    1972 Buick Skylark Convertible (being cloned to GS)

    1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible (gone...but never forgotten)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeansGSX View Post
    Gary thank you for the kind works. The over all scheme of things is she is not in pain. Hope one of the visions she saw is true: she saw herself and my Dad holding hands and skipping! That brings a smile to my face. You also have a Great Day!
    I also believe there is more to it than just death. When my mom passed, the nursing home called to tell me she was failing,it was just before entering the sanctuary for Sunday service,unfortunately I didn't arrive in time, she died minutes before. But she somehow had a nice smile on her face.Then I realized she died on the same date as my dad, and within an hour of his death 42 years earlier. I believe he said "its time,honey,lets go" and escorted her home. I visited her every day, I'm so glad I saw and talked to her the night before.

    Be glad and thankful for the life she gave you, and the life you shared with her.
    gary
    gary
    Iron Stage 2
    GSCA #51
    BPG #1135
    To grow old is mandatory,
    To grow up is optional.
    "CARPE DIEM"

    69 GS400 4 speed documented Stage2,original owner,18k miles
    68 GS400 Stage2 race car "Great Scat" 9.94
    69 GS400 4 speed convertible
    70 Q-Q GSX ( actually Sandy's) pure stock trim,12.78 best et
    70 Race car, "Thumper"resurrected. 9.80
    71 GS 455 10 second street car, triple black
    71 GS 455 11 second grocery getter

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatscat View Post
    I also believe there is more to it than just death. When my mom passed, the nursing home called to tell me she was failing,it was just before entering the sanctuary for Sunday service,unfortunately I didn't arrive in time, she died minutes before. But she somehow had a nice smile on her face.Then I realized she died on the same date as my dad, and within an hour of his death 42 years earlier. I believe he said "its time,honey,lets go" and escorted her home. I visited her every day, I'm so glad I saw and talked to her the night before.

    Be glad and thankful for the life she gave you, and the life you shared with her.
    gary

    Thanks again Gary. I to believe there is more than just death. Mom also say other vision, but the one I quoted will stay with me for ever. Talked to my cousin the other day, she remembered my mother pulling up to a police man and revving the motor like she was going to race. My Mom would also squeal the tires quite regularly for them. Looks like I messed this up, shouldn't be in your quot.

 

 
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