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About kingrudy

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  1. kingrudy

    October issues of the Buick Bugle wanted

    Hello Pete, Sorry for the delay, I sent my copy of the October Bugle out yesterday morning. Post Office said it should arrive on Tuesday. Mike
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    Starting after dormant for a year

    I have not started my '40 Buick in a year, as I have been working on the wiring, interior and various other items. Can anyone provide me with a checklist to perform before starting this car. It was delivered to North Carolina from California last December where I had in in a mechanics shop. The car had to be able to run and drive to load it on the truck to ship it to North Carolina. I drove it off the truck and 2 miles to my house last December with no issues. Thank you
  3. kingrudy

    1938 Packard again...

    I agree Greg, the cost to restore this car would be quite high. Also the time involved would be quite a feat.
  4. kingrudy

    1940 Resto Rod Buick Special Tourning Sedan

    I normally don't care for a modified version of this dash, but what you have done has changed my mind. This is really going to look sleek and very tasteful.
  5. kingrudy

    Rhd 1940 Buick

    I would say, it kind of depends what your goal is. If you just want to harvest some parts, sure forge ahead. If you would like to restore this car, there are a few things to be aware of. First of all determine if it is Special, or Century (all had running boards so you can tell from a distance), or if it is a Super, Roadmaster (no running boards). Either way some of the parts are getting difficult to find for these cars and if you do find the parts the sellers will treat them like gold. If the car is a sedan, they have a limit to their value as a driver (hope this doesn't hurt anyone's feelings). I know from experience that you can pour a ton of money in these cars and not be able to get your money out. I would recommend that you be a little cautious and do some homework. But I could be wrong, about the market in Australia. Best of Luck,
  6. kingrudy

    1941 Buick Speedometer Removal

    Thank you very much.
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    1941 Buick Speedometer Removal

    I have rewired my car including everything behind the dash and at the time I noticed that the speedometer cable is missing, so I bought one through CARS. I should have take care of this when the dash was apart, but that ship has sailed. Could some one tell me where the cable connects to the transmission? I have a 1940 Buick. Thanks, Mike
  8. kingrudy

    October issues of the Buick Bugle wanted

    Hello Pete, Do you still need an copy of the October Bugle? Thanks, Mike
  9. kingrudy

    1939 Buick Special restoration

    I think that this was a high production car, so I you come across a spare lock mechanism, it might come in handy later.
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    1939 Buick Special restoration

    If this is the same as the "40 (and I'm sure they are similar), the handle is held in place by a brass retainer with the 1/8" tapered screw holding the handle in place. Because the retainer is brass (soft metal) you should be able to remove this with a generous amount of WD-40 and patience muscling the handle out. The wrecking yard sold me a mechanism where they torched the handle off to remove the mechanism, this distorted the brass retainer that is pressed in and the whole thing was junk. If you are going to replace the handles, you could cut the handles off with a sawzall, remove the mechanism and then soak this in WD-40 on your work bench.
  11. kingrudy

    1940 Buick 56 Gravel Guard

    Also looking for the wiring harness for a 1940 Buick Borg clock, one reveal clip and one stainless clip for the rear window.
  12. kingrudy

    1940 Buick 56 Gravel Guard

    Looking for the gravel guard for a 1940 56S. This is the sheet metal that fits in between the rear bumper and the trunk.
  13. kingrudy

    1941 Century Model 61

    I have sold cars in the past where I had developed a history with the car. This is difficult, as you have the connection with your father and the car. Several people have given you some good advice and I think that if you take a step back and look at the car objectively you will see the merits in their comments. Best of luck selling the car Mike
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    52 Buick build (first build)

    It might take a little while, but she will get over it. My wife is hard headed and it took her a year. Give her some space for a while. Mike