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no- the 46-48 Buicks all used 1 body, the '49 was a new body with integral front fenders. The Sedanette transcended the 2 generations.

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6 minutes ago, balthazar said:

no- the 46-48 Buicks all used 1 body, the '49 was a new body with integral front fenders. The Sedanette transcended the 2 generations.

According to Wikipedia the '48 style Special was carried over 'till mid year '49 when the redesigned body came out...i seem to recall reading that in a Collectible Automobile article also..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick_Special

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I don't trust Wiki for auto details like that, but it does agree with other sources I see online, showing the 2 different bodies for '49. Also telling is that the Special doesn't appear in the '49 sales brochure.

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2 minutes ago, balthazar said:

I don't trust Wiki for auto details like that, but it does agree with other sources I see online, showing the 2 different bodies for '49. Also telling is that the Special doesn't appear in the '49 sales brochure.

I also seem to recall reading in CA years ago that the senior Buicks didn't get the new body in '48 like Cadillac and Olds did, but it was delayed to '49 as it had to be restyled, the original design rejected...but who knows, it was over 70 years ago.. 

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^There ARE records of history; we as a species haven’t relied solely on oral history for some... I don’t know; 250 years or more. ;)

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I saw the movie "Knives Out."  It got great reviews.  It's in a known genre (whodunit) but it's in a class of its own ... very quirky and different.  It deserved the good reviews.  If anyone saw the suspense thriller "Body Heat" with Kathleen Turner and William Hurt, you learn how that web all came together in the last 10 or so minutes.  With this one, it became somewhat apparent about 65% to 75% of the way into the film.  What the additional running time did is iron out the details for more "clarity."  Recommended. 

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I want to see that one.  I watched ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ over the weekend, very good, better than I thought it would be.   
 

I want to see Guy Ritchie’s newest that opens this week—‘The Gentlemen’. 

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On 1/20/2020 at 11:21 PM, balthazar said:

Last 2 I saw were The Joker and Ford vs. Ferrari.

Ford Vs Ferrari was Epic...

 

The woodworker in me likes the above video. 

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1 moron did not vote for Derek Jeter!!!  How pathetic.

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Anyway...

Another Expo in the hall of fame!!!  Colorado or Montreal?  I hope its the Montreal Expos jersey he and the League will choose!!!  But Ill understand if its the Rockies.  

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 The 2nd Canadian in Cooperstown!!!

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Larry, in my world, you were THE man rather than THAT machine way back when...

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1 hour ago, oldshurst442 said:

1 moron did not vote for Derek Jeter!!!  How pathetic.

Image result for derek jeter"

Anyway...

Another Expo in the hall of fame!!!  Colorado or Montreal?  I hope its the Montreal Expos jersey he and the League will choose!!!  But Ill understand if its the Rockies.  

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 The 2nd Canadian in Cooperstown!!!

Image result for Larry Walker"

 

Larry, in my world, you were THE man rather than THAT machine way back when...

He should go in with the birds on the bat. 

I'm very glad to have seen him here and glad he got to make a World Series appearance with us. 

Larry Walker.jpg

Also, I have NO CLUE how somebody couldn't vote for Jeter to be voted in. It should have been a 100% vote, hands-down.

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I remember watching this game live and his first at-bat in a Cardinals' uniform. 

He was appreciated more in the 1.5 years here than he ever got in MTL or COL. 

Check out 2hr, 12 min and 30 seconds in. Welcome to STL big boy! 

 

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26 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

He should go in with the birds on the bat.

To be honest, he won more awards and stuff with the Rockies. He spent more years in Colorado. I want him in a s an Expo because his years as an Expo were great too. But maybe not as a Hall of Famer great. But rookie year and young and all. He did have 2 Gold Gloves with the Expos out of the 6 years he spent in Montreal...33%, but he did win 5 in Colorado. 5 out of the 10 years he spent there. 50% of the time he was there.  He also had 3 batting titles...in Colorado.   MVP of the league  while in Colorado.

He was supposed to be a hockey goalie, but that never panned out. "Twas the Expos that scouted him...by chance. But the Expos organization always had the knack of finding such talent that no other in the League could ever do.   

The Cards?   I always respected the Cards.  In baseball for me though, I HATE all other ball clubs.  Especially the Yankees, Red Sox, Braves, the Blue Jays, The A's...   But I have the utmost respect for the Yankees and the Red Sox.   

 

The Cards, The Cubs, The Pirates, The Phillies, The Reds, The Giants, the Dodgers ... Yeah...teams like these I may not like...hate might be tooo strong of a sentiment, but these are teams that are...dare I say...likeable?  

The Dodgers and the Giants...I kinda like their New York origins.  I may not like their California destination...

So...I could see the Rockies as a choice for Walker.  I cant see the Cards though.  

PS:  I HATE the Nationals...  NO! Not because the Expos moved there. But because they NEVER acknowledged the Montreal tie-in.  NO!!!  They dont absolutely have to acknowledge Montreal...  Rightfully so Ill say!!!

BUT!!!

In NO WAY should they also acknowledge Raines, Dawson, Carter, Guerrero as part of their history if that is the case.

Carter gets inducted...no acknowledgement.  Dawson and then Raines...nothing...  Finally Guerrero gets in and all of a sudden, the Washington owners and fans want to be tied in with Montreal?    Why?   Because that ballclub now has 4 inductees? 

PHOQUE OFF is what I say to them!   

27 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I'm very glad to have seen him here and glad he got to make a World Series appearance with us. 

 

Im happy for him for that too...

19 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

He was appreciated more in the 1.5 years here than he ever got in MTL or COL. 

 I do not know about Colorado...but that statement for Montreal is 100000000000000000000000000%  FALSE!!!

People in Montreal LOVED him.   First of all...CANADIAN....

Second of all...we lOVED our Expos. Every single one of them.

 

Listen to the Lyrics.

The refrain...of all the Expos that played in Montreal for close to 40 years..."Larry Walk"  is mentioned...

Says a lot about how Montreal fans feel for him.  Keep in mind that this Montreal song artist made this song in 2010.  Waaaaaay before Gary makes the HOF.  Waaaaay before the Expos might be returning back to Montreal.  This song was made shortly after the Expos left town. 

"This one’s for the Kid and the Cat and the Hawk And this one’s for Grip, Larry Walk and the Rock This one’s for El Presidente, Mo and O-Cab and this one’s for Spaceman, Crow and Vlad"

 

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23 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

To be honest, he won more awards and stuff with the Rockies. He spent more years in Colorado. I want him in a s an Expo because his years as an Expo were great too. But maybe not as a Hall of Famer great. But rookie year and young and all. He did have 2 Gold Gloves with the Expos out of the 6 years he spent in Montreal...33%, but he did win 5 in Colorado. 5 out of the 10 years he spent there. 50% of the time he was there.  He also had 3 batting titles...in Colorado.   MVP of the league  while in Colorado.

He was supposed to be a hockey goalie, but that never panned out. "Twas the Expos that scouted him...by chance. But the Expos organization always had the knack of finding such talent that no other in the League could ever do.   

The Cards?   I always respected the Cards.  In baseball for me though, I HATE all other ball clubs.  Especially the Yankees, Red Sox, Braves, the Blue Jays, The A's...   But I have the utmost respect for the Yankees and the Red Sox.   

 

The Cards, The Cubs, The Pirates, The Phillies, The Reds, The Giants, the Dodgers ... Yeah...teams like these I may not like...hate might be tooo strong of a sentiment, but these are teams that are...dare I say...likeable?  

The Dodgers and the Giants...I kinda like their New York origins.  I may not like their California destination...

So...I could see the Rockies as a choice for Walker.  I cant see the Cards though.  

PS:  I HATE the Nationals...  NO! Not because the Expos moved there. But because they NEVER acknowledged the Montreal tie-in.  NO!!!  They dont absolutely have to acknowledge Montreal...  Rightfully so Ill say!!!

BUT!!!

In NO WAY should they also acknowledge Raines, Dawson, Carter, Guerrero as part of their history if that is the case.

Carter gets inducted...no acknowledgement.  Dawson and then Raines...nothing...  Finally Guerrero gets in and all of a sudden, the Washington owners and fans want to be tied in with Montreal?    Why?   Because that ballclub now has 4 inductees? 

PHOQUE OFF is what I say to them!   

Im happy for him for that too...

 I do not know about Colorado...but that statement for Montreal is 100000000000000000000000000%  FALSE!!!

People in Montreal LOVED him.   First of all...CANADIAN....

Second of all...we lOVED our Expos. Every single one of them.

 

Listen to the Lyrics.

The refrain...of all the Expos that played in Montreal for close to 40 years..."Larry Walk"  is mentioned...

Says a lot about how Montreal fans feel for him.  Keep in mind that this Montreal song artist made this song in 2010.  Waaaaaay before Gary makes the HOF.  Waaaaay before the Expos might be returning back to Montreal.  This song was made shortly after the Expos left town. 

"This one’s for the Kid and the Cat and the Hawk And this one’s for Grip, Larry Walk and the Rock This one’s for El Presidente, Mo and O-Cab and this one’s for Spaceman, Crow and Vlad"

 

Oh I was just joking about going in in a Cardinals' uniform. I would expect him to go in in a Rockies uniform. That was when he had his best years. He had a pretty good send off here in STL being able to play in a World Series and making another playoff run the following year... he only had one playoff series prior to STL and he got 5 playoff series in STL. in 1.25 seasons. 

It's a shame what the Expos organization turned into. I have very little personal history of them being in Montreal because of my age but before they moved nobody went there and they were always losing. It seems like they were once a great organization and there had to have been a change in ownership or management that turned them south(both literally and metaphorically). 

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2 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

Oh I was just joking about going in in a Cardinals' uniform. I would expect him to go in in a Rockies uniform. That was when he had his best years. He had a pretty good send off here in STL being able to play in a World Series and making another playoff run the following year... he only had one playoff series prior to STL and he got 5 playoff series in STL. in 1.25 seasons. 

 I didnt catch the humour. LOL.  Words on a screen. Words on a screen.....

4 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

It's a shame what the Expos organization turned into. I have very little personal history of them being in Montreal because of my age but before they moved nobody went there and they were always losing. It seems like they were once a great organization and there had to have been a change in ownership or management that turned them south(both literally and metaphorically). 

 

Yeah... The Expos downfall...   Many reasons.... But NONE of them are because the fans let down the team and soured and let them die only for the Expos to leave town just because...

MLB economics and politics failed The Expos. 

Ownership...the original owners, the second owners, the third owners being Jeffrey Loria and his little puppet Samson and finally MLB ownership failed the fans of Montreal, the city of Montreal and the the team.

The Quebec government and the city of Montreal also failed the fans and the team.  Although I could not expect public funds to help build a stadium....especially when the province of Quebec, the city of Montreal was in deep deep deep economical crisis with a a dilemma of separating from Canada being front and center.  

The Expos drew more attendance than the Canadiens in the 1980s.   Not fair you say because the Olympic statdium sat 50 000 people as compared to 18 000 at the forum and the Expos played 80 home games versus 40 for hockey?  Yeah but hockey IS  religion in Montreal and when baseball season starts in the Spring is when hockey season really starts in Montreal...but in the 1980s...the Canadiens werent all that hot. They won the Cup in 1986...but the Expos WERE the team of the 1980s...and the team of the 1990s...   

The Expos drew MORE attendance than the Yankees in those 1980s...

https://exposnation.com/en/montreal-expos-attendance-per-year/

You will see in link above that the fans in Montreal...ARE baseball fans.   

This video...from urinatingtree...sums up the truth with the Expos part. 

Urinatingtree usually makes fun of sports teams, and usually stretches the truth...as all humour, sarcastic satirical medias do but with the Expos part...the truth is more sarcastic and funny than comedic satire itself...

 

The chronic underachieving of the Expos never really soured the fan base. We always had awesome diamonds in the rough players to root for.  Larry Walker being one of those players.  It was the constant fire sales and the two strikes/lock-outs and the spiraling payrolls that we couldnt afford that drove us away from MLB....   NOT from our Expos or baseball the sport.  But from MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.

The Expos left, but parents kept on enrolling their kids in baseball and the kids continued playing baseball. In fact. Baseball grass roots GREW over the time that the Expos left town...

 

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10 hours ago, balthazar said:

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While cool to see, this dash SCREAMS at me busy busy busy and is not a well thought out layout of a Dash.

38 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Really like the detailing on this dash ~

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Totally agree, love the attention to detail and yet simple clean dash design. Would love to see it restored without all the corrosion. 

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Oops, Seems Jeep and Suzuki have been caught with cheating on their Diesel auto's in Europe too now.

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/01/23/jeep-grand-cherokee-suzuki-vitara-diesel-emissions-europe/

Jeep says they have a fix that will go out to all jeeps immediately while Suzuki does not have a solution yet.

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Was sitting behind a current Hyundai Santa Fe this morning in a turn lane and realized they have the rear turn signals down low in the rear fascia..not in the main taillight cluster.   They are so low I couldn't see them over the hood of my Jeep, only saw the repeater on the driver's door mirror making blinky-blinky.   

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Very cool tech, GM's eBrake for Trailering allows GM full size trucks with trailer to brake to a stop 40 sooner than on average.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/autos-trucks/gms-latest-trailers-that-brake-as-well-as-trucks/ar-BBZeuOj

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@surreal1272 That is really cool, thank you for updating us. I am excited to see that you moved forward to do this. I honestly think you like myself and others that made the move will love the ability to have your phone tied into the auto system.

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