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Happy New Year 2015

posted Jan 2, 2015, 8:37 AM by Robert Budd

After several years of little to no progress, I am making a commitment to myself to resume work on the Buick on a more regular basis.  It is so easy to allow our projects to fall by the wayside as the varieties of life pick away at the hours of our days.  So here's to the automotive restoration hobbyist -- may your new year include some grease under your nails, the whiff of penetrating fluid in the air, and a smile upon your face !


Jan 7, 2012 -- New content added

posted Jan 7, 2012, 5:03 PM by Robert Budd

Lots of new advertisements added (been meaning to do that for quite the while).  As far as I know, this is all the 1956 Buick Advertisements that I possess.  Still searching for ones I don't have obviously, but I think I've got more than 95% of the ones that exist from back in the day.  I added some information about Fitz and Van as well, the artists behind most of the Buick advertising campaign back then.


Website Re-Org and online Store

posted Jan 1, 2012, 10:47 AM by Robert Budd   [ updated Jan 1, 2012, 10:48 AM ]

I've cleaned up the content of the website (removing things that no one seems to care about) and am changing the way content is accessed.  You still have the option to gain access to all the materials via one lump sump, but I have also broken down all the individual items so that folks have the option to just buy the one or two things they actually need (at a reduced price) versus having to pay for everything.


1956 Buick Chassis Parts Supplement corrected

posted Sep 16, 2010, 7:50 PM by Robert Budd

Some missing pages have been added, and some duplicates removed.  Apparently the doc feeder was acting up on my scanner that day.  Thanks to Buick fan Rick Sorgen for pointing those errors/omissions out to me.


1956 Production numbers

posted Apr 10, 2010, 1:38 PM by Robert Budd   [ updated Apr 10, 2010, 1:58 PM ]

I have completed the analysis of the month-by-month production numbers of all 8 GM factories building Buicks in 1956.  I can now tell, based upon VIN number, the week of manufacture for your 1956 Buick.  Pretty interesting!  My particular car was built in the 3rd week of April, 1956 in the South Gate, CA Buick/Olds/Pontiac (BOP) GM facility.  The other interesting thing I found is that Hemmings has their numbers wrong for 1956 Buick production (too few accounted for).  It took these numbers from a discovered stash of GM executive files that were the signed copies (R.M. Wagner, General Manager of Production) of the monthly production output, along with the subsequent corrections issued.  The numbers I have match down to the exact totals that are published in the "Standard Catalog of Buick: 1903-2000"

Site pages opened up

posted Apr 10, 2010, 1:37 PM by Robert Budd

All the site pages have been moved back to public (so you can see what's in there), but the links to the actual files are still controlled by the premium content section.

Bunch more manuals uploaded.

New manuals posted

posted Mar 29, 2010, 8:53 PM by Robert Budd   [ updated Mar 29, 2010, 8:59 PM ]

Loads of new manuals added

Electrical: several Delco-Remy guides for 1956 Passenger Cars.
Body: 6 new "Body by Fisher Service News" manuals with details on model 40/60 and 50/70 body work, door adjustments, glass install, etc.
Service: The 1956 Buick Product School manual was uploaded
Transmission: Several new Twin Turbine Dynaflow transmission manuals and overhaul guide uploaded.

Plus about 10 new "Mailers" were added to the Advertising section.  Gotta love those campy 1950's era Buick advertisements!



More content added

posted Mar 20, 2010, 3:18 PM by Robert Budd

Most of you would not know this, but I have a stack almost 3 feet tall of more books, catalogs, manuals, guides, advertising, etc... that needs to be scanned and posted to the site.  I started organizing and cleaning up the files today, and moving things around the website as well to make things easier to find.

Also, I appreciate the handful of donors/contributors I've had to the site.  Your donation is appreciated-- and judging from the positive feedback, you appreciate the value of the content in return.  I also enjoy all the photo's folks send me of their projects, what stage they are in, progress they've made, etc.  Great to see other enthusiasts out there working on their cars and using information from my site to help them do so.

Lastly-- always feel free to ask me questions.  I recently had a guy in France asking for help locating some elusive door panel clips, and was able to point him right to a source to get them.  He went from frustrated to happy in one email :)  I do my best to either answer questions directly, point you to a direction where you can find your answer, or I go post over on the AACA boards to ask the resident experts their opinions.  I actually enjoy doing the research most times, as I learn something new usually myself too.  So keep the questions coming !


Website Updates in progress

posted Feb 6, 2010, 4:21 PM by Robert Budd

You may notice content briefly disappearing while I move files around from dedicated hosting (old) up into the Google cloud (new).  Have no fear, all of you who subscribe to premium access will continue to have access to all content.  Cheers, Budd

Blogs and Forums

posted Dec 21, 2009, 8:33 AM by Robert Budd

I've added some popular eBay and Craigslist searches to the "Blogs and Forums" page.  Just a simple gadget from Google that allows you to aggregate some RSS feeds.

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