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About jenz38

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    Lifters-CC ,Germany
    Car : Buick Special Coupe in original rustfree condition with stripped nostalgic Hotrod Style with a hot 263 Engine .

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  1. jenz38

    1938 66S Distributor Mechanical Advance Curve

    I had do open up my holes in the Weights for more total advance a lil bit ...,had also set my timing point much erlier .., , so that run while accelerate without pinging.. my overbored 263 (283cui) ,highcompressed accelerates and feel in constellation with my 3 kg lighter Flywheel like a small Sportsengine .Vacuum works also great...,A Pertronix is also inside( runs and starts more better as before) ,I ride with 98 octane minimum...Car runs and feels great...,Plugs looks nice .Run with 41' Compund Carbsystem..,,two front aav1 carbs in parallel connection, two stainless Holley Marine Airfilters and dual short exhausts..
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    38 Century Driveability Hiccups...

    If interested,i run a 263 engine in my 38 special and had no problems to install the small 38 pump onto this Engine...because it looks cleaner than the big,also stored ,52 pump. Had installed it only with a homemade paper gasket because of the, upper discribed, lil differend surfaces of Block and pump.
  3. The Engine Color looks like a Frog.😉..and yes the Radiator and Shroud looks like somebody is not interested to have a clean, original car. No Pics and Words about the condition of Underfloor and outside lower sheetmetal area.. I'm always would be very careful to by a Car without my magnet testing (Bondo) ,Roadtest ( Noises from all Components, Rear and front Axle,Bearings,Kingpins ,Synchros of the 2.and 3. Gear are Ok.? ).. No Leaks ?...especially the Brakes ?...many times i've seen new wheelcylinder on old bad Hoses... ,Pics under the Dash would be also interesting ( because of a dangerous ,hot wiring Salad ? ) ... For this less described Car, it was a lot Money... M2C
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    Modified 263 for my 1950 41D

    Good to hear that's go ahead with your Engine....and yes,the Problems with the Fittings and front Plate you described ,are very well known for me too...😁
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    New Addition to Garage

    😉👍🏼....congrats from me too , this nice Car..
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    More eye candy

    Ah ..OK...., I'm understand...,snow still in April ,i.hadn't think of that.
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    More eye candy

    2 carb you remember..?. We wanna see that nice cleaner when its installed on your Engine ...😁
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    1940 Zephyr V12 help

    If you can suck throu the vacuum Can,then the Diaphragm inside is need a new one.. (lincoln land florida ,may be is a source).. The other Thing is ,if you have 2 Carbs,there the ported Vacuum is less then with the original single one...may be the (new) Can will not move the full way while acceleration .. you can try to loose the adjusting screw on it so the less Vacuum will move the ignition to befor much easier.
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    53 Buick Special Questions

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    322 Nailhead boost

    Interesting Thopic..... TA Performance and Schneider offers stiffer Springs...
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    Modified 263 for my 1950 41D

    Ben, may be your torque ball itself at the sealing Surface are worn out ? do you fix it ?... can get a new repro Part from Bob or somthing else ?
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    53 Buick Special Questions

    Interesting Topic... A Reinforced 200R4 would my first Choise too if I would switched over to an Automatic..,but I prefer a manual Tranny ( T 5 WC ..its more period correct to '38 )... RivNut,do you know , how the BOP Transmissions are useable behind the Straight eights ?
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    Correct heater for ‘38 Special

    here are a pic of my stored oem heater with the optional defroster on top.
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    "Hill Holder"

    Yes..... a Drag Race-Line lock...,that Thought came over me too ,while reading this Threat..😉👍🏼