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    psychologically unstable(Buick OCD Issues)165 yrs old Valentines day 2015 first 39 spec opera cpe 1963 25.00 second feb 2013 LA CL A LOT MORE!Ex Navy AMS 3 aircraft TIN BENDER T28b'S Whiting field, FLA. carp/mech till pwr plnt operator tired & retired 30X40 pole bldg cant walk for buick junk, yes I sell some, I do have a wife after all! a '39 sp46s-- '40 56S and 56C-- '41cent66S--'55 66S--'64 spec 2dr sedan(post)455/th400--'72sky2drHT455/th400SW/pitch, 56 sp 4dr_Parts Yes I sell some, I do have a wife!
  1. I believe it's 41-48. If you like you can pm me and we can prolly work it out 4 U! Thank!
  2. 53/56 322" in a 55 Super?

    Hi Tom Thanx 4 your interest in the parts. I haven't had a chance to remove any parts or get engine out of trailer yet, as I'm in the midst of installing a new wiring harness in my '39 cpe. Reproduction from Y and Z company. Fairly straightforward in engine bay, moving under dash, details to follow in prewar. When I get those covers off, I'll message you with pix and description. Air cleaner has inset grooves on lid, concave curve at front, '55-56. I'll watch for '53 now that I know what to look for!
  3. 53/56 322" in a 55 Super?

    Thanks 4 the heads up! I've had both and just had to go by the engines they were on. Nice to know the details. Missed the raised ribs on the cover totally. Easy spot now that I know!
  4. 57 caballero project transmission

    You coax im out with young female seal! Ar-ar-ar. Actually, I have a seal puller. It is shaped like an oversized Allen wrench with a heavy flat metal hook riveted to the end. It also has a round knurled removable handle. You place the hook between the shaft and the inside lip of seal, hooking the inside curve of the seal lip, the handle you hold in your hand sticks out in one direction and the 90 degree bend in the body of the tool gives a solid surface to hit with the hammer, literally to pull the seal out. If that is not happening, move to next level of force. Drill small holes(less than 1/8") in the flat metal face of the seal directly across from each other using some preferably hex head self tapping screws. Leave the screw heads approximately 1/8 " from against the surface. You put the 90 degree end of two small wonderbars under the screwheads and pry, hopefully till the seal pops out. If the screws pull out, increase size and retry. Hope that helps!
  5. 53/56 322" in a 55 Super?

    I took the flexplate off the engine. It was lightly resting on it when they lowered into the wooden cradle that it was on when I picked it up. I didn't want to risk having it bend so I removed it when I got home with it. Thanks 4 the info! I've never seen that picture b4. The balancer has a timing mark on it, so I wondered if it wasn't salvaged from the 55 engine originally in the car? When they switched to balancers from cast pulleys did they put timing marks on them or did they wait for 54 production to do that?
  6. Old school floor shift 6 bolt trans

    Thanks 4 the leads! Interesting info regardless of follow thru using those shifters or not! I have the Ansen and didn't even recognise it until Mr. Earl posted a picture with ID. Thought it was homebuilt!
  7. I posted a copy of this article b4 but it was a picture from a copy(blurry). So I bought an old Hot Rod mag(eBay) an took more pix. Let's see if it's an improvement over former. Not what I'd hoped. Really hard to hold still and yellowed pages with light printing. Suggestions?
  8. Phun W/Nailheads

    My quest is to find out if a tailshaft housing from '56 dyna will bolt to the main body of '57 up Dyna trans or if the bell housing from 57 will bolt to 56 dyna trans main body. The next "logic" (ya right), jump would be 364" or early dyna 401" nearly bolt in, (with the front motor Mt adapters I bought from Russ Martin), nice power upgrade with the possibility of not having to cut things too dramatically or convert to open drive? Haven't had time to try it personally yet. Was hoping some other curious fool had already tried it, (we curious fools sometimes have crazy parallel mental distractions), he said, hoping! Thought I'd also post that all the parts for this headliner treatment to my 55 Cent 2dr ht have been purchased and confirmed to fit. The stainless side trim comes stock from a 55 Belair 2 Dr ht, the bows are chrome reproductions for same car. I love the look although not available in my car from factory in 55, but neither was the 6 way bolt in power seat frame I got from the 56 Olds 98 2 Dr ht. Who knew?
  9. Flxible bus engine

    The continuing saga is that I decided to take Matt's, (54 Cent), advice and try shipping with Fastenal. The shipping was arranged at the receiving end, but I was told it was very reasonable for an almost 1,000lb pallet. When I got done obsessing on disassembly and refurbishing it easily meet my hopes in terms of condition! Pretty much sparkled through the innards with new parts! Just can't keep em all and now I'm down to four 320s. Whadda ya mean hoarder? Who can get by with just nailheads and 455s. OOPS, gotta go tarp that stuff. I think I heard a Google mappin Cessna overhead! The buyer may come forth with more details if they choose, until then their secrets safe with me! Weather turning nice this coming week just in time for bugs to leave the new treasure trove West of me a mere 3hr drive! Pix and update this time. Tons of Buicks!
  10. 53/56 322" in a 55 Super?

    Wow! Thanks for all the info! The air cleaner is in original decent shape. It has surface rust, but no rust thru. The filter element had pretty clean oil. I've had two versions of these. The earlier (1953), had a convex shape just below the inlet at the front. The later version had an inside curve/concave shape under the inlet opening at front. Maybe there was a early and a late 1953 or maybe two versions same time different Buick factory locals? Anyone got facts on that question? Maybe some 53 Skylark guys? I forgot to post pix of air cleaner, as it got late working with that persistent low back pain developed when a "pin-arm" wrestles with Buick cast iron. Can't somebody come up with Buick "lite". Ah well, back on the Nordic track I guess. I'll photo the air cleaner later today. Thank again everyone for the great feedback!
  11. 53/56 322" in a 55 Super?

    Just brought this one home cuz I can resist anything but temptation! Seriously, almost free and it came with a pretty nice 4 brl air cleaner. It was taken out of a '55 Super 4 Dr sedan. I assumed it would be stuck. Yay! It isn't! It will have to come apart further though, because it turns over easily then stops. The pix show a hole in the bell housing flange for timing the engine =1953 only. The balancer on the front of crank also has a timing mark. I have to guess that when the original 1955 322" wunt go anymore, they found a1953 engine to replace it and transfered some parts. I took a photo of the carb # cuz I'm curious about it's vintage. The intake and carb look like they match with the groove for heat on both. I guessed, however, that didn't start until '56? Would appreciate it if someone could tell me if the spark plug covers are a bit different for 1953 and if that's the vintage of the covers here? Where is the timing mark on the flexplate? Thanks in advance for info leading to the arrest of my curiosity!
  12. Pressure Plate Rebuilder

    That dang Dave! Selling really good stuff! I knew he's been up to somthin. Actually not surprising from him. Good stuff and good info. Hard to top that. Glad your getting it all worked out. Makes things easier to enjoy.
  13. Trunk back / Slant back

    Thank 4 great response! Not much chance with those low #s production-wise!
  14. 1956 Buick Special hesitation issue

    At my age and awareness, that hesitation gives me a little extra time to, oh snap, I can't remember!
  15. Flxible bus engine

    Delivering to North Pole Monday. Santa's gonna need a few more than eight pullers for this bad boy.