2carb40

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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. Like this? No damage original except for repro top attachment knob. PM if interested.
  2. Buyer beware! Are the heads cleaned and mag checked for cracks? Are the seats rusted beyond recutting? eBay is usually as is, which in the case of cyl heads can vary from excellent to totally unusable.
  3. Regards head choice: Ive read that part of the increase in hp in 56 over 55 was due to whats called "unshrouding" the valves. With that in mind, if lower compression pistons is all thats available, couldnt one have the 56 heads shaved slightly to avoid missalignment of course, but isnt a .010 cut allowble for resurfacing to straight when doing the heads? Seems like a combo to preserve the better flow might be worthy of consideration?
  4. I did not look for the tag, but I can, as there are more must have parts here!
  5. Yes, I do have to refer to the serenity prayer alot!
  6. Let me know if you end up needing a core
  7. Im convinced this hood not staying open to the "stops", is a syndrome with '55's. I was hoping someone more ingenious or lucky, than me, had found a solution, as Ive never seen any in the Buick service bulletin books Ive read from cover to cover! Im only to familiar with the snap the hood forward technique to open and I appreciate the info, but my main concern is my short term memory when I get busy working under that dang hood and forget to prop it up! I dont think stronger spring pressure would solve, becuz they would hold it closed so hard you would get a hernia trying to do the 55 hood "snap" trying to open. Said the pouty little whiner!
  8. 1957-58 exhaust manifolds are identical except for the diameter of the studs for the headpipe flange connection(bigger for 1958, not significant,IMHO). I have those. Please pm if still needed. Best Regards, Greg PS Right side or left(driver), side? Single or dual different if driver side, common if passenger side.
  9. Please pm if a good used 4 bolt carb intake is still needed. Didn't know you were pulling trigger on new exhaust, have good used also. Best Regards, Greg
  10. Hmm, not so much on the small wiper bezels. Im guessing some frames were swapped? Small wiper transmissions, full frame.
  11. Check it out carefully, as there is reportedly an often simple fix for reverse that does not even need trans removal. 50 years dyna experience at Bob's transmission in Milaca, MN. Contact phone info forthcoming. 50 yrs experience is good! 320-982-6656 Bob
  12. Some progress today. I seriously urge anyone needing to change out the frost plugs on a 55 Buick to pull the engine. What a Son of a gun! Still have to put on the plates with gaskets I've purchased from Fr. Buick, thanx, by the way! Hope someone's inspired by my little jerry-rigged guide tool for installing the small frost plugs. The 2-1/4" ones in the lower coolant passages were a real bee-otch! With how bad the sediment was in the coolant passages, Im gonna remove radiator and have it cleaned and checked also. Id like to have the heater core and underseat heater done as well. If not immediately, Ill just bypass em till I get another chance with time to do those. The never ending story, right? Details to follow!
  13. If you buy a cheap toaster oven the carb base can fit inside. Keep temp below carb melting. Heat expands whole base to release lock on shafts. Carefull so Mom doesnt find out. Reason I bought a new cheap one under 20 bucks.
  14. Thanks for the excellent discussion. I especially appreciate your ability to take these complex issues and in many cases create visual images that make it much easier to understand some of these things not normally brought to light! Having been a boiler operator for Xcel Energy, some of these concepts were beaten into my poor unwilling brain for safe operation of the coal then a switch to natural gas fuel boilers and associated electrical energy "generating" equipment. With the expense of the boiler equipment the need was to keep water in as "pure" a state as possible to prevent corrosion, which was measured in one way by "continuity", because water without contaminants does not conduct electricity. The equipment to accomplish that is varied and expensive and not practical to use in vehicles and partly why those chemicals and such are employed on the otr truck situations described as alternatives to the large static nature of a power plant facility that can utilize the large equipment required to process water for optimum quality levels. My budget will also dictate less than optimal but as good as pragmatic to achieve. Thanks again for all the help in that pursuit!
  15. Thanx for all the great reminders! I removed all the plugs I could get at, but I panned to buy the suggested plates for the ones inaccessable at the firewall side of the cylinder heads. Only so much mechanical removal possible, more impotantly, tolerable. Dont usually say, good enuff, but my patience for this ugly, lay under crap in ur face process ends 2day! I will be removing radiator and taking it to a guy who will actually consider possible repairs, unlike the last ripoff butthead that did my '39! Im going to bring him 3-4 and hope to get a good one out of the bunch. Banking on statistics here. Panyhose filter process will be parcticed here as well. It did not overheat when a ran it for an extended test, so hopefully Ive done enuff. Shakedown cruise is only proving test 4 me. Boy, am I ready and a half! Sweat equity gets old after while, even if I get satisfaction from succesfull repairs! Whew, where's that fountain of youte, Id like a double!