Hi all

Discussion in 'Wet behind the ears??' started by Donnie Mac, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Donnie Mac

    Donnie Mac Member

    Just found this forum. Very cool, and...thanks for having me aboard. I'm not what you would call a real car buff, but I do love older cars. I have worked on my own vehicles many times over the years and I am very mechanically inclined with a half decent shop and tools, machines etc.

    I definitely have way more experience working on older vehicles though. I have inherited a 1976 Buick Electra Limited 255, V8 engine, and would like to know which board on your forums would be the best to ask advice regarding a possible restoration job.

    It's been on blocks in a clean, concrete floor storage facility and out of the weather for at least 10 years.....just hope the mice haven't moved in and damaged anything.
    I'm interested in getting it in driveable condition for now.....or whether it's worth it. Could use a few pointers on how or where to begin !

    Thanks ,
  2. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Welcome aboard from NY.
  3. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

  4. white72gs455

    white72gs455 Going Fast With Class!!!

    You will have to start searching the threads and posting in appropriate sections, the bench is a good place to start. put some pictures up after you have a couple threads, Enjoy!
    TorqueMonster1 likes this.
  5. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    Welcome aboard! :cool:
  6. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    'A boatload of fun' is probably the most appropriate for the car. If you have specific questions, peruse the different sections and you can post it there if appropriate.

    So you looking to do the restoration yourself?
  7. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the family!
    Good luck getting it running again.

    You may want to post your questions in "The Bench"
    More people spend more time in that area and I'm sure someone
    would be willing to give you tips and pointers.

    Philip T.
  8. Donnie Mac

    Donnie Mac Member

    Thanks everyone for the greetings and information.
    I will likely be doing the work myself on the vehicle.
    It's a time thing right now, but good weather is approaching and hopefully I can get started this summer.
    I will ask for help at "The Bench".
    Thanks again to all!

  9. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Well, hate to break it to you Skippy, but buy your own words, you are guilty of "buff". [​IMG]
  10. Donnie Mac

    Donnie Mac Member

  11. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Everything in your post is stuff "real car buffs" do and say. :D
  12. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    i Don,welcome from Long Island,NY.No one said anything,but you stated that you have a 76 Electra 255,it should be 455,right?Maybe a 350,but not 255. Bruno
  13. Could it be a 225?
  14. Donnie Mac

    Donnie Mac Member

    Haha....thanks TrunkMonkey. As mentioned before, I do have an affinity for older vehicles.
    All I need to do is catch on to the lingo. LOL.
    Much to learn....much to learn...
  15. Donnie Mac

    Donnie Mac Member

    Yes sir you are correct. It is a 455.
    Don't know where I got that from. LOL .
    As I mentioned to TrunkMonkey in an earlier post, I have much to learn, and you guys are already schoolin' me.
    I love it.
    Thanks to all!


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