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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. You mite half ta call Doug and/or Nate, the Seybold guys in Ohio.
  2. Eng salvaged from 1957 Cent. Sad end for classy car! Front and rear clips will become someones custom seating. I will try and get whats left after. Long shot! Enjoy pix.
  3. I wish I didnt already have too many parts commitments to remove and ship, as I just picked up a 57 Century engine trans, yes, another one DEAR! I think when they beefed the trans for 250-300 hp engine, the tailshaft might be larger diameter, eliminating the swapping of tailshafts? That would really be nice, if its possible, cuz in 57 they increased to six from 5 clutch plates in the drum. Clamp them horses!
  4. Greetings Does anyone have experience bolting a 1957 dynaflow bellhousing and torque converter on the front of a 1956 dynaflow? Seems like a simple way to install a 364 or 59-61 401" in an older Buick if the 56 & 57 trans parts would bolt together. Make front mounts and go? No need to go thru work to do open driveshaft. With the extra stator in the convertor, seems like accel would be pretty good as well. Hope I've planted an evil seed for thought anyway!
  5. Man! The Energizer bunny got nuttin' on you! Lookin' very nice! Wishing you the best of luck on gettin' it to drive like a Buick. Glad things seem to be lookin' up!
  6. Wow! That deep reflection in black paint hides nothing! Someone did a top-notch job on that car! Nice detail on the engine as well. That's a jewel to enjoy.
  7. I will send pix first. No fastenal close, savings eaten by pita drive time. Let me check shipping method after pix. Pm or my email next please. Thanx! Im going out to check interchange in my Hollander just to be sure, cant imagine 54 & 55 would be different, but I think I were not quite as right as coulda been one udder time!
  8. I just had two 55 Century radiators flushed an checked for flow and pressure. Not one fin bent, needs new overflow tube soldered on, broke off 125.00 plus ship. Picturez? Hurry! Dont need two.
  9. 1949 was a bit of a transition year. Reportedly no sticks in 49 Roadies. If this then that. 49 Roadie Dyna engines wouldve had hyd lifters. If rebuilt before install, all sorts of non factory things could have been done. Different crank flange diameters on dyna and stick. Adapter available to put pilot brg in big hole in back of dyna crank. Stick flywheel wont bolt to dyna crank without mods. Crank could have been swapped for stick to work(boltin). You have a (hybrid) to some degree or other!
  10. See post in modified 55 Century dynaflow.
  11. dash is still complete, wonderbar radio, antenna. Pm if interested.
  12. Thanx 4 all the studied responses. One of the anecdotal findings folks have observed is the tendancy for the 62& and newer timing covers to corrode behind the pump impellor and in an area that allows antifreeze to leak into oil passages with possible disastrous consequences. The alumin covers made prior to 62 dont seem to exhibit this problem near as much. Ill be choosing a prior 62 cover, as I can confirm this caveat is accurate, based on my own disassembly of numerous nailheads with aluminum covers. The attraction of the reproduced covers is you SHOULD not have to worry about water pump flow or intrusion of anti-freeze into to engine oil. Careful inspection and monitoring of condition of oil, (no milky look), should be safe enuff, IMHO, to use the first gen(pre62) covers, saving some dough, leaving you with MO bucks, ah ha ha! Devils in the details to keep you from the horns of a delema. Wish i cood spel!
  13. Unless it's aftermarket parts, arent the Buick rods forged units and the Chev rods not? You might want to use the description "clinch" bolt 56 type rods, as the Buick bean counters may have started using those rods in late 55 like I seen with so many updates starting "midyear" with Buick. Might broaden search. Good luck Ben!
  14. What's the rest of the story on modifying to a newer front cover? Didn't the water pump have to be newer, but not past 61? Pulley alignment same? Thanks for the reminder! I'm gonna have to sort that out soon if the radiator guy finally checks my radiator out after farm tractor priorities and being called to jury duty and now I get to be a lucky captive audience to all this drama, as I wait, with no idea how tied up the jury duty will make him, ahhhhhh!, He said, running for the shelter of his mother's little helper! Oh wait, that's a different story. Thanks again for reminding me about that possible upgrade on the timing cover. I now know I won't be rushed for time doin it!
  15. Yes to all! Having the pedal with me had no impact at all, as they just offer what's pictured on the computer and didn't know what that would look like exactly till it came, but they were good to their word, ordering the pedal made and saying if it isn't right you do not have to accept it, (no upfront payment required). Total bill was 38$ and change. The quite amazing thing is they did honestly only make one! Waited all that time for metal backer to be available and I thought maybe they would make at least one more for stock, nope. So, I recommend if your not local and you can't tell for sure from the pix they provide, find another way, as this would have been even more frustrating had I waited for it to be shipped somewhere, then found out the bad news! Good luck on the search. I'd like to hear how it goes, as I need one as well.