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This past Tuesday I got home from dropping off Sofia

at the school, I plopped on the couch and posted on

C&G that I was going to Tulsa in my B-59 and later

that day I would be getting radial tires installed on

the B-59.

Then about 45 minutes later, with absolutely ZERO

foresight, premeditation or planning I brought home a

1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate with 113K miles.

Sure it needs work but I got her for $412.00

Natrually, being a 1994 it is powered by an LT1 and

it looks liek I will be replacing the trans. very soon.

Still, it's a pretty good deal if you ask me.

I always wanted a last-gen, LT1 powered B-body...

that's one more lifetime goal accomplished.

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So to recap:

April 4th 2007: Bought my FIRST Buick ever, a 1959 LeSabre

May 18th 2007: Bought my second Buick... a 1976 4dr hardtop LeSabre with a 455

May 29th 2007: Bought my third Buick, a RoadMONSTER station wagon

I'm pretty sure this one will stay in my driveway for at

least a few weeks. First and foremost it will get a flat

black paintjob & some red steelies. As you can see I

have already removed the faux wood "trim" around the

decals fromthe whole car.

MOre photos to come later.

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Congrats 68. Nice buy.

Now how about changing your name to BuickPanther?

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CONGRATULATIONS, Sixty8.

How about sending some of your luck my way?

;)

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Congrats on the erm...wagon...yeah. Flat black? Bleh...oh well it can't look any worse :AH-HA_wink:

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That would look badass with a flat black paintjob & some red steelies! It would be like a pirate ship! :D

Do those have the same problems with the opti that the LT1 F body's had?

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Thanks guys.

Once again I have managed to:

1. open mouth

2. insert foot

After I bought the Banana Boat 1977 Cadilac coupe deVille

& the 1976 Buick LeSabre 455 hardtop I had decided that

I would never buy a car newer than myself, except for a

modern RWD hardtop like the Camaro.

But then I show up at a friend's dealership just to say hi

and next thing you know I own a B-body. Ironic since the

day I told XP about my "nothing newer than 1979" rule I

had said my only regret was never having owned a 1980-

1985 Bustleback Seville or a 1990s LT1 powered B-body.

There is rhyme & order to the universe after all.

Here's a big, less flattering photo of the '94 RoadMonster.

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SCHUBY87:

I beleive ALL LT1s had the optispark hiccups. That was a lame idea

As far as you're pirate ship comment... great minds think alike, I

was considering a Skull & Crossbones on the doors and old school

pinstriping around the sides & rear.

Yeah... Buicks are addictive like crack.

I'm already dreaming of a carmine red 1996 Roadmaster Sedan steel-roof. :wub:

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I think it is in great shape. Good buy, and it will look menacing in black and some nice wheels.

Sometimes it is good to be a hypocrite and put your foot in your mouth rather than being predictable and being run over by others.

That said, when are you buying a FWD Buick, Sir? :P

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'96s seem to have inner fender rot problems that 94s and 95s don't seem to have. Be careful.

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That said, when are you buying a FWD Buick, Sir? :P

The only one I could picture him buying would be a 79-85 E-body.

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Oldsmoboi:

It's funny how WELL you guys know me. :P

Yes... IF I was to ever buy a FWD Buick

at least the motor should be mounted

lengthwise for ease of maintenance and

practicality. Not to mention balance.

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Oldsmoboi:

It's funny how WELL you guys know me. :P

Yes... IF I was to ever buy a FWD Buick

at least the motor should be mounted

lengthwise for ease of maintenance and

practicality. Not to mention balance.

If you do buy one of these, buy yourself a spool of vacuum hose tubing.......

I miss my '85 Toronado.... but hell it was a mess with broken vacuum hoses....

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You need to have a Skyhawk sedan with popup headlamps for around town. Tell me that wouldn't be slightly cool.

As far as the Roadmaster - that light blue metallic is a really elegant color for that car, sans wood trim.

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I was thinking a jolly roger on the doors or hood...?

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Your going my way of thinking too. I plan to find another Buick by the end of the year but RWD and older. Most likely an older Lesabre or Electra. Your 76 Lesabre looks awesome. I will have to try to find one around here.

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Yes, cool car, and if you look at my sig...well, I'm "familiar" :thumbsup:

With a lot of miles, and who knows what kind of use, the trans is often a thing to go on these LT1 cars, but there's a few aftermarket sources for 4L60E replacement with costs right in line with the typical and internals set up to NEVER have another issue--CPT (Carolina Performance Transmissions, being the most highly regarded).

Otherwise, don't jump on the "Optispark is crap" phenomena so soon. Granted, it is a pain in the arse to work on, just based on the location, but in a properly maintained car, they've been known to last longer than a typical distributor setup and go without issue. Case in point, I know one guy in particular with a '94 Fleetwood LT1 that went well over 330k miles (bought it new) and his original Optispark was still untouched. That's not the typical, but just about everyone gets to a bare minimum of 150k+ before ever needing to touch it. I'm at 126k on my '95, and am in need of a light tune up at the moment, but otherwise it's still Lexus smooth and runs and idles MUCH smoother and quieter than even our '04 Suburban 5.3L--when my mother borrowed it once, for example, it freaked her out how there was NO sound and NO vibration whatsoever at a red light, compared to the typical rumble and vibe of her stock truck.

The LT1 is just an incredible piece, and there's so many bolt-ons and reprogramming choices (like my custom air intake and custom tuned transmission and other parameters, at the moment), it can really be tailored to whatever you prefer--and is always a beast. Once all is in order, trans and whatever else, it's still astounding how these big old clunky B&D bodies are so smooth and so powerful, and go about their business still like a modern luxury performance car.

And heck, even with a lot of issues, you can't beat $412 for a '94 :thumbsup:

If you haven't already, here's a mecca for these cars if you haven't already found it:

http://impalassforum.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php

The wagon group is huge, and ever growing, and there's always something like the new yearly trip to the B body wagon master in NY, going on.

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Thanks Bro.... I've already read up a bit on the Trans. problems on there. :)

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RoadMONSTER station wagon

:lol:

We used to call Roadmasters that back in the day.. I almost considered one year ago. I just had a few hang ups back the headlight design and the the features.. Those are so great cars when you can find them...

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Next I gotta get steel-roof '96 sedan.

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:lol:

We used to call Roadmasters that back in the day.. I almost considered one year ago. I just had a few hang ups back the headlight design and the the features.. Those are so great cars when you can find them...

We call them RoadMonsters and ToadSmashers. The Custom Cruiser was the Custom BattleCruiser or Custom Bruiser.

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Flat black? It's your cup 'o tea, Sixty-8. I can respect that.

But if I had that car, someone had better stop me from going Pearl Black on the top down to above the beltline crease and Pearl White around the bottom below the beltline crease. Then I would slap on some new 5-spoke rims, around 18 inches. That would make for a tasty wagon.

You know what, I might not buy it, but next time you come across any decent B-Body (a Caprice, I've always had a thing for the Caprice) for that kind of price again, shoot me a PM if you aren't going to snatch it up yourself. :)

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We call them RoadMonsters and ToadSmashers. The Custom Cruiser was the Custom BattleCruiser or Custom Bruiser.

:lol:

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YJ:

Yeah.... will do. this was the best deal I've ever had a crack at

in terms of a B-body with LT-1 power.

Af far as your idea of oaint and rims, in keeping with the $412

purchase price & the fact that I am broke as a joke right now

Flat black rattle cans are the way to go.

Red steelies w/ white walls would complete the RAT ROD look.

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