1994 Roadmaster 6spd Manual Wagon Refurbishment - So I'm about to do a light cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment on the somewhat-famous "NotRod" owned for years by Tim when he lived in Pennsylvania. This car is well-known in the Impala SS and Longroof/Whale-Wagon communities. Tim's love, work and attention to detail on this car are well-documented, and the car was part of numerous Wagonfests and car meets and events over the years. Tim recently sold the car to a good friend of mine out in the Texas Hill Country, and I picked it up this past "Black Friday" to begin a refurbishment process. Here is a quick list of mods and upgrades the car already has: 1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon - Dark-Grey-Green-Metallic "DGGM" Woody Wagon - T56 manual 6-spd transmission with interior matched Blazer console - 1993 Camaro Z28 speedometer cluster mod - Pontiac Bonneville leather seats, front and rear - Impala SS front/Ford Panther rear sway bars - Vogtland front springs - EURO headlights/Cornering lamps - Ridler 695 wheels with Riken Raptor tires - K&N CAI Intake - Bilstien HD shocks - Airlift 1000 bags with custom controller and pressure gauge built into the left/rear cargo area storage pocket (very cool!) - 4.56:1 rear gearing - Rear Disc Brake conversion - Chevy SSR 4.5" alum driveshaft - Impala SS Hood (no hood ornament hole) - Gran Sport body trim - Body-color painted grille with no Buick lettering - Polished bright exterior woodgrain outline trim - LT1 engine bored to 355/227 Crane cam/ported alum heads/Comp cams 1.5 RR/Corvette starter/beehives/Tri-Y headers without CATS. - More mods throughout.... On picking the car up in the Texas Hill Country we drove from Fredericksburg to Kerrville, then down to San Antonio and back to Austin, so I was able to give the car a real 200+-mile shakedown run. The car is a beast, starts with a ROAR, and it has power EVERYWHERE. I can best describe the driving experience as "manly". The clutch is HEAVY, the shifter is SOLID and requires a firm hand to row, but in a great mechanical way that reminds you of how manuals are MEANT to feel. The exhaust system is LOUD and the car sounds amazing and flat ANGRY. We got stuck in rush-hour traffic in downtown San Antonio for nearly and hour, and my clutch leg got a workout it hasn't had in years...that leg was sore the next day, ha! The steering is straight and power assist is very firm, but has some on-center play that I believe is age-related and in the box. All the power windows work, locks work, keyless-entry works, even the original Delco CD player works and sounds good. The A/C blows very cold and the cruise-control held speed fine on the drive home. This car was always well loved and enjoyed, but it was also well-used by Tim as both a daily-use, business-road trip, and towing vehicle. The car has lived through many harsh Pennsylvania and Northeast winters, and while it's still solid, it's a bit rough around the edges...something I plan to address. The body also has over 300K miles on it, but again all the modifications and updates don't have that mileage on them! The first repair I did was re-mounting and re-aligning the passenger-side exhaust, which had been knocked back about an inch and was off three hangers (shipping issues possibly?). It was re-mounted and welded, and while in the air I was happy to see the frame is in GREAT shape and general underbody of the car are still VERY solid! It has some light crust on the floorpans and on the mounts for the fuel tank straps, but I plan to wire-brush and rust-reform those. The only real rot on the car is the spare tire well (common) and some light rust around the screw holes where Tim had installed mud flaps. All that will be repaired. The car was a show car, but now has the usual age-related cosmetic issues and some general glitches are expected of a well-used Roadmaster. The wagon still has great bones, and it demands to be brought back to it's full former glory. I'm planning to spend the next few months of weekends addressing most of these common Roadmaster repairs. I love these cars and know them well, and really am looking forward to getting my hands dirty on this wagon! Here is the public Facebook Album I've started on the somewhat-famous "NotRod" 6spd DGGM '94 Roadmaster Wagon that I will be refurbishing over the next few months here in Austin. Will update as the repairs progress! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10217641937910937&type=3 11/24/18 - Not cleaned or detailed in any way yet. Shakedown Run. My nephew Hunter totally fell in love with the car, as seen here. 11/24/18 - Shakedown Run.