Dig

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  1. Dig

    Bypass Hose

    Thanks Rusty.
  2. Dig

    Bypass Hose

    Ben, I just uploaded a cover page picture. Check it out.
  3. Dig

    Bypass Hose

    Ben, you said this is what I use. What exactly did you mean? Yes, it would be nice to meet up, we're only 932 miles apart. Road trip!
  4. Dig

    Bypass Hose

    I have the exact same car as you do. Same model, same year. More comfortable than my living-room sofa.
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    Bypass Hose

    Is it okay to use 3/4" heater hose for the bypass between the water-pump and the thermostat housing on the straight 8 Buick? I just installed, and after a 30 minute drive it looked like the hose was swollen in the middle. Could be my imagination, but don't think so. Thanks.
  6. Dig

    Bypass Hose

    Is it okay to use 3/4" heater hose for the bypass between the water-pump and the thermostat housing on the straight 8 Buick? I just installed, and after a 30 minute drive it looked like the hose was swollen in the middle. Could be my imagination, but don't think so. Thanks.
  7. Matthew Sorry for the late response, do you still have the exhaust manifold valve body? Looks like I could also use the exhaust manifold as well. Don
  8. Dig

    Straight 8 Exhaust Leak

    I have a 1950 Special, I've read dozens of exhaust manifold leak topics, and I thought I had everything under control this time. Initially I just changed the old exhaust manifold gasket with a new Felpro gasket.The exhaust leak close to the firewall was still there. Next I took the manifold and the manifold valve body to the machine shop. They were both surfaced and repaired. There were some small cracks around the studs of both. I put everything back together with a set of copper gaskets, everything seemed to seat nice and tight. Started the car and discovered that there was a gap on the bottom of the manifold at the head, and at the bottom of the exhaust manifold valve body. All the surfaces are perfectly flat on the bench, so I'm at a loss why everything does not line up. I don't want to have to buy a reproduction exhaust manifold, and manifold valve body. Without seeing, does anybody have any suggestions? Also, were the components interchangeable back to 1939? I turned a small exhaust leak into a big exhaust leak.
  9. Looking for a exhaust manifold valve body for a 248 CI straight 8
  10. Does anyone know if the exhaust manifold was factory painted on a 1950 Buick Special? A picture would be very helpful.
  11. The 1950 Buick Special only came with a one piece front floor mat. I've searched for a replacement with no luck. Does anyone know if it is being reproduced?
  12. Thanks for the reply
  13. Thanks to everyone that responded to my post on speedometer removal. I successfully removed the speedometer, took it apart, cleaned all the old hardened grease, and reassembled it. I also replaced the cable. The good news is that I now have a functioning speedometer, bad news is the speedometer reads 20 mph, and the speedometer app on my phone says I'm going 32 mph. Since the speedometer wasn't working when I got the car, I have no way of knowing if it was accurate before it stopped working. I was wondering if I did something while I had it apart to cause the problem, or maybe, and I doubt it, the speedo gear in the trans is incorrect. Since I'm now pretty good at removing, and replacing the speedometer, how do I calibrate it? I read somewhere it may have something to do with demagnetizing the magnet when I had it apart. As usual, any and all help is much appreciated.
  14. Dig

    1950 Buick Speedometer Removal

    Thanks Dave. My suspicions are that it is more than just gummed up, or dry grease. I doubt that it would not turn at all if that were the case. I'm trying to avoid the $300 repair bill, so I'll try and pull the needle and see what's what.
  15. Dig

    1950 Buick Speedometer Removal

    Thanks for the response. So I removed the speedometer and partially disassembled it. I was hoping to find something very obvious as to why it won't spin by hand when I insert a cable end. The good news is the speedometer has the correct date code, and it looks brand new Inside. The face plate is secured by two small screws and the speedometer needle. I'm not sure how to remove the needle without damaging it. My guess is that it is just pushed on, but I'm reluctant to just try to pull it off. Any suggestions on the needle removal?