Daves1940Buick56S

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About Daves1940Buick56S

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  • Birthday 06/10/1953

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    Rockville, MD
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  1. Daves1940Buick56S

    1940 Buick rear gears

    Yup, I went for a 3.6 on my 1940 Super. Runs good! Cheers, Dave
  2. Daves1940Buick56S

    1936 320 cu in spark advance confusion

    I'll see if I can: 1. Timing never goes less than base advance. So if you have it set to 6 degrees BTDC, that is the minimum you will see. 2. Centrifugal advance is solely tied to RPM. The springs are supposed to roughly follow the curve (solid lower line) in the shop manual but if they are original they probably do not. You can plot a curve with a timing light with the delay knob on it. Start with zero delay and make sure RPM is 450 or below and set it to the mark. Then advance by 100 or 200 RPM increments with the idle setting screw and see how many degrees of delay it takes to bring the mark back to the line. Compare to the shop manual and then send your unit out to be recurved! 3. Vacuum advance is additive to the centrifugal advance, so total timing advance is base + centrifugal + vacuum. The amount of vacuum applied to the advance depends on throttle position and RPM. Keep in mind the ports are above the throttle plates (relative to the manifold) so very little if any vac advance is applied at closed throttle and low RPM. If at high RPM though, taking your foot off the gas will result in the plates being cracked slightly so there will be some vac advance in play. The amount of vac advance as shown on the graph (upper dotted line) is kind of notional since the throttle position is not part of the graph, in fact the graph should say that the amount shown is max possible at the given RPM. My 1940 manual says at part throttle which agrees. Hope this muddied things up nicely! Cheers, Dave
  3. Daves1940Buick56S

    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    Lose the guy, keep the girl! WOW!!!
  4. Daves1940Buick56S

    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    Daytona or Ormond Beach for sure, late 1950s? High tide. Look how close the saltwater is to the "roadway." That Buick in the front could be my Grandfathers if it's a '52. Can we tell if a Super or Special? Also my memory was blue with the dark blue roof (it was a Super). Betcha the floorpans in that MGA didn't last long after the salt bath... Cheers, Dave
  5. Daves1940Buick56S

    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    Daytona Beach and Road course, looks like 1955 or 56. Last couple of years of beach racing before France built the track.
  6. Daves1940Buick56S

    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    It's the 1100 block of Lombard St, Baltimore, MD. Lots of delicatessens there. Mostly burned out in the riots of 1968, although Attman's and Weiss are still operating.
  7. Daves1940Buick56S

    Hurricane Florence

    Matt, are you still with us? Latest word was Cape Fear River at 23 feet, is that true? Cheers, Dave
  8. Daves1940Buick56S

    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    Old Native American term, pronounced "Ee-wan-toe-nay"
  9. Daves1940Buick56S

    1937 Buick Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    The original covering on my 1940 56S was a rubber matting, jute backed, with a Fisher logo. It was shot, though, so I ripped it out. My plans are to replace with carpeting. Cheers, Dave
  10. Daves1940Buick56S

    $100.00 Stromberg AAV-26 (7-57) Carburetor...

    Is this still available? Cheers, Dave
  11. Daves1940Buick56S

    AAV26 Carb for Hudson?

    I recently obtained a Stromberg AAV26 carb that I was planning to put on my 1938 Buick but it won't work for me. It is a 4 bolt unit with the number 22-19. I was told by a very reliable source (Jon at the Carb Shop) that is was an aftermarket carb made for a Hudson. Post war. Any interest out there in someone buying it? It is complete but could use an overhaul. Cheers, Dave
  12. Daves1940Buick56S

    1939 248 rebuild recommendations

    Go see Bill Anderson at Early American Auto in Berryville, VA. He's a straight shooter and has done mostly rear and trans work for me, but he pretty much does everything, or knows someone who can. Buicks are one of his specialties. Cheers, Dave
  13. Daves1940Buick56S

    1932 model 66 coupe

    I've always loved the 1932s. If I hadn't just gotten the 1938 I would seriously consider it. But no more room, plus the cost of the divorce would push it way up over $20k! Cheers, Dave
  14. Daves1940Buick56S

    Buick PWD Website

    Just send them to me, I will reformat and put on some picture pages. Also don't forget the Albums in the Forum as a good way of showing off your car! david444 at verizon.net Cheers, Dave
  15. Daves1940Buick56S

    Buick PWD Website

    prewarbuick.com is a separate thing, although a great site to bookmark. buickprewar.org is the official website of the Pre-War Division of the BCA, so its focus is that only. Edit: I had a blurb here about links, but after looking at the Links sticky I will just point to that. No point reinventing the wheel. Cheers, Dave