Ben Bruce aka First Born

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  1. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    Ben's 1950 Buicks

    Tom, that is a Mod 52, Super Riviera Sedan. As opposed to a Mod 51 Super Sedan. Vent windows are operative. A quick tell between the two. Ben
  2. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    Ben's 1950 Buicks

    Ben, not a reveal. More a try to consolidate. I would like to have a more cohesive thread. I really had to dig to find this. Ben
  3. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    Engine Stalls when hard stop or turn on headlights.

    What Willie said Ben
  4. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    Vacuum Question for Dort

    I would install a vacuum gauge on the intake manifold. THEN I would know. Ben
  5. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    Do You Remember When Edsels Were New? What Did You Think?

    I saw the first one the same way I did the retractable hardtop convertible top on the Ford. At the factory! I was working at the Ford assembly plant in Milpitas, CA. I don't remember thinking too much about it , one way or another. I believe it was just an unneeded car. No different than a Ford or a Mercury. And you folks are being too kind on names for the grill. Horse collar was bandied around. As was a more crude one. Ben
  6. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    Ben's 1950 Buicks

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  7. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    1950 248.

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  8. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    225/70R15 Suretrac Power Touring tires

    Well , you are not much help!. I am looking at them for my '50 for the WW as you are. I need some by the 23rd before a trip. Mine are almost ten years old and beginning to crack. Now if I can find them locally. Thanks, Ed Ben
  9. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    225/70R15 Suretrac Power Touring tires

    Ed, did you go with these tires and if so, are you happy with them? Ben
  10. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    Going to make a serpentine belt set up for straight 8

    Jim, the compressor tensionior is the same as the original generator. The alternator pivots on the mount it is mounted to on the compressor. All pretty simple, actually. I sure stewed on it enough. The alternator mount came from Bill Stoneburg. I had to modify it a little. Basically a "moon crescent" flange is bolted to two ears on the back [ right end ] of the Sanden compressor. A pipe spacer is welded to the bottom of the flange, extending to the corresponding ear at the front of the compressor. A couple of ears, 3/16x3/4 x about 3" are welded in an upright position to this spacer. These ears are placed such that the alternator pulley aligns with the front groove on the compressor pulley. Tensioner strap from alternator to a water pump bolt. After today, a total of about 1000 miler or so and belts are still tight. Ben
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    Raise your hand if you drove at least one old Buick this weekend

    Drove George to Vernon, Tx yesterday. Unfortunately, no pictures. This was to Summer's Last Blast car show. A '39 Special, a '70s Skylark and a '39 restomod were the only Buicks there. Drove just over 100 miles. Another 55 today just tooling around. Appears as though I MAY have licked the torque ball gremlin. We shall see. Ben
  12. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    GIRLS ON BUICKS IV

    What a beautiful CAR. Must one take the girl to have the car? Ben
  13. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    Going to make a serpentine belt set up for straight 8

    Evan never finished the serpentine belt mount. That I know of. I started off with my comp mounted like his. ....same problem I now have the comp mounted where the generator did mount, Two groove pulley on comp. Pulley grove nearest to comp [ back groove ] lined up with crank and water pump and driven with that belt. Alternator mounted on a manufactured bracket mounted on the comp. Alternator driven from front groove of compressor. About 1500 miles and absolutely NO problem. Have not even needed to tighten belts. Ben
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    Raise your hand if you drove at least one old Buick this weekend

    More like a Thoroughbred between two " plugs". Ben
  15. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    Well, dang it , man, that was a BARGAIN. Probably will not make it run any better, but sure looks good. A radiator shop here in town still does rodding. Had a Roadmaster one done in case mine did not cool with the A/C. Hope you get it running today. Ben