Long Roof

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  1. Buick wagons will invade Iowa July 19-21

    I plan on taking my '56 wagon. Looking forward to the show, will be my first official Buick meet. Need to get my form submitted.
  2. Dynaflow Dipstick

    I have a nice one from a 1963 Dynaflow but I don't know if it is a direct interchange. Can get measurements if you are interested.
  3. WTB Running 248 or 263 straight 8

    Voodo, where are you located? I think I know where there is a 263 in central Illinois.
  4. 1956 322 Engine and Rebuilt Dynaflow

    Price reduced to $1,000. Somebody needs this for a winter project.
  5. 1956 322 Engine and Rebuilt Dynaflow

    Rowan, Work on getting over the health issues. Get back with me then and if I still have them we will work something out. By the way, that color combination is what I have on my wagon now. I really like it. Our two cars would show well together. Steve
  6. Buick 322 and Dynaflow transmission removed from a 1956 Buick Century wagon. The transmission was rebuilt less than 1000 miles ago, the engine ran fine but has not been overhauled. I was saving this for a project and it is no longer needed. Time to clean house. The engine coms as shown in the picture and has a 4 barrel intake with Carter 4 bbl 2085S carb. The starter switch on the carb works. Drivers side exhaust manifold is the hard to find dual exhaust manifold. Engine comes with both exhaust manifolds, rebuilt starter and generator. NOT included are the air cleaner, spark plug covers, power steering pump and brackets. The water pump is new. Some of the freeze plugs have been replaced as they were rusted through and leaking. Sold together for $1200 which is less than I paid for the transmission overhaul. Local pickup only. I have and engine lift and can help load onto your trailer or pickup truck bed. Located in Decatur, IL. Send a PM with questions or more information.
  7. Go for it. My son had just purchased the Shasta, put new wheel bearing in it and drove 6 hours to a car show pulling with a 1953 Super, stock engine. He had no issues at all and had a blast.
  8. 56 Super Throttle Linkage

    Beemon, thanks for the suggestion about resetting the throttle shaft on the splined connection. I reset it at full throttle and it made quite a bit of difference. Was not too hard to do but I would have never thought about an adjustment there on my own.
  9. 56 Super Throttle Linkage

    I thought I would add some information to either clarify or confuse the issue. The illustration is a little different than the one shown in the first post. I am having the some of the same problems mentioned. Have replaced the carpet and padding as well as rebuilding the carb. Got things put back together last weekend and don't seem to have full throttle when the gas pedal is pushed to the floor. I see that there is some adjustment of the linkage at the top of the throttle lever. I did also notice that my bellows was mushed up under the carpet. Steve Trottle Linkage1.pdf
  10. 1956 Estate Wagon Split 60/40 Seats

    Thanks for the pictures Mike. Looks like I am missing most of the hardware that goes between the seats. Too bad, the seats them selves are in good shape. Always thought the split seats were a neat option. I may reconsider and just re-upholster my original one piece back seat. I am afraid it would be difficult to pick up the missing parts. Will have to mull it over this weekend.
  11. My wagon came with the one piece rear seat. Several years ago I purchased a split seat from another 1956 Century wagon to put in as a replacement. Well, that project has risen to the top of the list and now that I have the seats spread out in the shop I have questions. It looks like I may be missing the brackets that would go between the left and right seat sections. Does anybody have a parts diagram or good photos that would show the split seats and associated hardware used to mount them? I need to find out what I am missing. I could always install the old one piece seat but liked the idea of the split seat. I was going to reupholster the rear seat this winter but don't want to start on the split seat if I can't get all of the brackets. Thanks, Steve
  12. 1955 buick tail / stop/ runnung light pigtail

    Bill, I used these on my 1956 and they worked great. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-66-Chevy-GMC-Pickup-Fleetside-Tail-Light-Lens-Pigtail-1-pair-/161427207699?hash=item2595cfb613:g:p5EAAOSwDk5UHGPi&vxp=mtr You should be able to find them elsewhere too. Steve
  13. Pete, If you have one left I would like a copy too. I can send via Pay Pal too. Thanks, Steve
  14. 1947-1948 Buick taillight socket repair

    I just purchased a pair for my 1956. Have not installed them yet but they look like they should work perfectly. Seem to be a standard GM connector but I don't know what years these were used. http://www.ebay.com/itm/60-66-Chevy-Fleetside-Pickup-Truck-Tail-Light-Lamp-Wire-Pigtail-Connectors-Pair-/161831004240?hash=item25ade12850:g:fWkAAOSw9r1V~JIy&vxp=mtr
  15. Vent Window Cranks

    Well, I found one of my original cranks, why the other wasn't with it I don't know but it will turn up somewhere. Anyway, the first picture shows the OEM crank on the left with the aftermarket crank on the right. You can see the OEM crank has quite a bit more offset and clearance. I temporarily solved the problem by modifying one of my aftermarket cranks by shortening the crank arm length to miss the window frame. The second photo shows the OEM on the left, unmodified aftermarket in the center and modified aftermarket on the right. Thanks for the comments and offers for vent knobs but right now I have two functioning knobs so I don't need replacements.