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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Hi Folks,
Bob again, using Buickguy's computer.
I was chatting with Buickguy out in his garage and pointed out that I've been here a month and haven't ridden in a Buick!
I'm going to leave for Indiana on Friday and was hoping to get to sit in one of the Buicks around here. I've helped with wrenching on the Park Ave and LeSabre but still hadn't been inside!
Buickguy apologized and said he did know I would be interested.
Of course I'm interested! I've got to play with many vehicles besides motorcycles in my travels.

Buick guy asked me if there was one that particularly interested me. Hmm.. the Park Ave is nice. Fiddler has the modern LeSabre today, so that's out. The old LeSabre needs a brake line.
How about that '61 sitting in the garage? That one looks nice!
So I helped Buickguy dig out the turquoise '61. We had to move the bikes to get the Buick out.
I'd never heard of a Buick Invicta!
Buickguy told me that they used the Invicta name from '59 to '62 and on a wagon only in '63. In '63 they started calling the Buick with the LeSabre body but the big engine the Wildcat. The Wildcat name got changed to Centurion in the '70s.

I asked "Ok, so can I sit in that one?"
"Sure" Buickguy said. Lets take it out!

Here I am sitting in the old Buick. Its got power windows!
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Kind of neat! It had a lot of chrome, inside and out.
I was asking about the Invicta and it bigger engine. I asked Buickguy if I could take a look at the engine.
He said I could but to remember this car gets driven so its not a show engine.
Ok, I still want to see it!
Here I am checking out the engine. Buickguy told me it known as a "nailhead". Something about the valve size.
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I see what Buickguy meant. Its not super clean but for a 51 year old car its not too bad.
I saw it said 445 Wildcat on the air cleaner and asked if that was the size.
Buickguy explained that it was the torque rating. 445 foot pounds of torque. Its displacement is 401 Cubic Inches.
He explained that in '61 the Lesabre got a 364 CID and the "bigger" Buicks got the 401. He told me that the 425 CID nailhead came out in '63 with the Riviera.
More than I needed to know but still interesting.

Then Buickguy surprised me. He said "Lets take it for a little ride, Bob"
I was not about to turn that down! Lets go! We headed out around the area when Buickguy suprised me eve more and offered to let me take the wheel!
I hadn't driven an old Buick before. How could I refuse?
Buickguy got a pic of me driving!
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That's a neat speedometer!
It reads like a thermometer and is displayed on a mirror. The mirror can be adjusted for a good viewing angle.
I'd never seen anything like that! Buickguy explained the the thermometer style speedometer was used in a lot of Buick from the 50s but on the '60 and '61 had the "MirroMagic" speedometer like that and in '62 Buick went to a typical anaolog needle speedometer.
Again, more than I needed to know but it was a fun ride!
Buickguy even got a quick video of me driving.
It was a good time!

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Hi folks, Bob again here.
I've headed out to Indiana to hang out with Hazzardousmat an his family for a while.
It was a chilly morning in Michigan. I was glad to have my fur! Buickguy took me on some nice roads for the ride down. Lots of fall color everywhere!


Here I am on Buickguy's SilverWing ready for the run.

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The meet was set for Auburn, Indiana. I wondered why the choose that town to meet.
It turns out the Auburn was the home to some of the nicest cars back about 80 years ago.
Its where they build the Auburn Boat tail Speedster, the Cord coffin nose and the Duesenberg!

We rode by the old factory. Its been converted into a museum.

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We met up with Hazzardousmat and his lovely wife.

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Off for more fun and adventure!
I'll heck in with more updates from Indiana later.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:34 pm 
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What a first night. Boy Hazzardousmat wasnt kidding, I went right to work in the haunted house.


I was running the gas chamber most of the night. Hazz helped a little. I got a new item, a Streapers Nightmare Skeleton


While on break, I had to go over and visit the disembowled patient and operate


The patients were running amuck and left me to scare from the bed


Hazz said were going back to work again tomorrow night and if the weather hold we might go for a ride before hand. I'll post some more pics for everyone tomorrow. Night till then.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:22 pm 
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I see you made it. Looks like you jumped right in with both feet. New places. New friends. New adventures.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Bob knows how to have fun!
He's not dumb either, heading farther southward for the winter!

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:46 am 
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Hi again everyone, hope your all doing well. I didnt get to ride Saturday, rain kept me inside. BUT I got some more pics from the haunted house. Boy were we busy...

Here are a few of my co-workers in the Asylum, scary huh?


Stopped in the Morgue for a quick pic. One of the bodies raises up when you walk by.. hehehehehe


Here I am in the "house" close to the entrance. Nothing like an dismemberd body to get the blood pumping.


Another pic in the "house" section. Here I'm with another scary prop. Hazz assured me it was safe. Even a bear can get spooked sometimes....


It was a busy night we had lots of people come through and it was really fun scaring them.
Supposed to be decent weather wise next week, sure hope I get some pics from some other places. Hazz says we will.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:22 pm 
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We finally had a nice day to go out. I tried to talk Hazz into going yesterday but he was sick so I had to wait till today.
He was quite secretive about where we were going.

Here I am all situated and waiting on Hazz to get his butt outside..


We had a great ride along highway 19, no place to pull off to get a few picks. We did get to stop in Stockdale Indiana and took a few pictures of me on the bike with the old Mill in the background.





Here is one of the mill closer up with a small waterfall


The weather has not been cooperative lately, I hope we get to go back out soon. Till then be safe.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:18 pm 
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Looks like a fun ride Bob.
I've got to admit, I miss having you around here but I am glad you are getting some good riding in.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:01 pm 
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Hey Bob that's some nice pictures of you and the mills. We go up to War Eagle twice a year. They still have a functioning water power mill there and still grind for the little store there. Their fish seasoning with fresh corn meal is out of this world. Ride safe and looking forward to your next adventure.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:35 pm 
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Hello all, Bob here. Weather here has cleared up enough for Hazz to take me for a ride today. Boy it was good to get out. Hope everyone enjoys the photo's we took.

Here is one of two remaining Factories in Peru, Indiana. Wood Crest Manufacturing.


Not quite as exciting, but at least I'm out of the house... Peru, In rail yard


Peru, In Courthouse. Many cities have their courts in another building and the "old Courthouse" is just a historic building. Not in Peru, most of the cities main offices are here. Records, health dept, court rooms, county auditor ect.


Off in the corner of Broadway and Main street in front of the courthouse are three Memorials. Here is the WW1 Memorial


WWII Memorial


And Viet Nam Memorial


After a stroll around town Hazz and I went to Logansport, Indiana. Our time there was cut short due to a storm moving in. But I did snap a couple of photos.

Here beside the GM dealership for a pit stop.


Logansports Bowling alley.


Here is one of many beautiful old churches in Logansport. Next time I'll get some more pics.


Thats all the pics I have from this trip. It was a very nice ride down old US 24, unfortunately no real place to pull off and share the trees, hills and farms that run along side the highway. The one spot there was, had been occupied by a parked tractor trailer.
Till next time, keep the rubber side down.
Bob

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
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Thanks for the pics Bob. Glad you had a good day.

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Hi Bob!
Its good to see you back out on the road. Some of the people you met here last fall asked about you just last week.
I told them you were having fun in Indiana.
If you want/need a ride to to the L. Hope Rally this year, you are always welcome to ride with me again.
Ride on!

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
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Thanks BG. I think Hazz was going to send me to Swamprabbit next. I dont know if we will make the rally or not. Have to wait and see

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:00 pm 
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I know Swamp Rabbit will host your next adventure, just offering...

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Love the pic's Bob. Glad to see the weather is starting to treat you well. Ride on.

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Hello, got another chance to go riding. Didnt take as many pictures as the last trip, but these are pretty nice.

River is really up. Were supposed to get more rain.... o.O


Here is a nice waterfall. I like the house next to it, seems it would be real peaceful.




Thats all I was able to take, Hazz didnt get new batteries for the camera.. I should have made him walk home.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
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Good sleeping. That ranks right up there with a tin room and rain.

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Your right SwampRabbit, it would be a great place to live. Very relaxing.
Hazz went for a ride today, left me at home. Guess he is mad at me for saying I should have let him walk last time

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