Daves1940Buick56S

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About Daves1940Buick56S

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  • Birthday 06/10/1953

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  1. Daves1940Buick56S

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

    Another take on MrEarl's photo. Photoshop rocks!
  2. Daves1940Buick56S

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

    Neil, you are correct. It was a real Buick dealership. Started in Brighton in 1940, moved to Framingham sometime in the 1950s since the picture we are looking at is identified in 1960. Brighton: Out to Rt 9 in 1975 Herb Connolly Sr Herb Connolly Jr
  3. Daves1940Buick56S

    1938 66S Elec Fuel Pump

    Amazon or Ebay. The unit I used is a DROK. This one looks equivalent: https://www.amazon.com/DIGITEN-Converter-Regulator-Waterproof-Module/dp/B019GY2FLW/ref=pd_bxgy_23_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B019GY2FLW&pd_rd_r=c1d02f8c-e864-11e8-8581-ff357aa136b3&pd_rd_w=KIcEG&pd_rd_wg=hQ4Nf&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=6725dbd6-9917-451d-beba-16af7874e407&pf_rd_r=GZTJKB68GKJHYK9KH5MQ&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=GZTJKB68GKJHYK9KH5MQ Or if you only need 3A https://www.ebay.com/itm/DROK-DC-12V-Step-Up-Voltage-Conveter-DC-5-11V-to-12V-Boost-Voltage-Regulator/323328748433?hash=item4b47e52b91:g:7JEAAOSwBARbOzvF:rk:9:pf:0 Cheers, Dave
  4. Daves1940Buick56S

    1938 66S Elec Fuel Pump

    Swapped it out today. All good. No more air sucking. Now to pull off the old pump and send it off... The original pump, a bit hard to see The new pump in the same location as the old. 6V to 12V 10A converter in bottom pic. Cheers, Dave
  5. Daves1940Buick56S

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

    1019 Commonwealth Ave, corner of Babcock. Framingham MA. Must have looked sweet at night! Cheers, Dave Edit: In looking at this again, the signs do not appear to be in the corporate typefaces for the neon signs. Since the small sign underneath says "all used cars," I wonder if this wasn't a regular Buick dealership?
  6. Daves1940Buick56S

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

    Still from the 1945 movie ""Mildred Pierce." Mildred (Joan Crawford) gave her daughter Veda (Ann Blyth) a 1940 76C. Cheers, Dave
  7. Daves1940Buick56S

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

    Los Angeles, 1949 or 1950. Mayor Fletcher Bowron. Hollywood Blvd next to Pantages Theater. The Frolic Room is a classic Hollywood Blvd bar and is still there
  8. Daves1940Buick56S

    1938 66S Elec Fuel Pump

    At this point the wiring in the '38 is a bit of an unknown, although it appears a new harness was put in a few years back. On my 1940 I had to go behind the dash and do a whole lot of wiring and gauge repairs. I also put in several relays to keep current thru the ignition switch to a minimum, and overlaid in 8 gauge wire for all heavy current paths, as well as 2/0 for the starter circuit. The '38 appears to have had wiring mods done behind the dash and my plan is to pull the windshield garnish and dash this winter to see what has been done. I will normalize/repair and then put in whatever relays are required for the added equipment such as the Super Ray lights, fuel pump, etc. On this car I am going to go to more effort to hide the changes and will use authentic-looking cloth covered wire. Since "someone" drilled a few holes in the original dash, I managed to get a nice replacement dash and plan on using that to restore the proper look of the car. I am also removing the spotlight that "someone" added after 1979 so I will be looking for either another windshield garnish molding or find someone to fill the hole. Don't yet know how I am going to deal with the hole in the A pillar. Cheers, Dave
  9. Daves1940Buick56S

    1938 66S Elec Fuel Pump

    Matt: No worries, I don't have much time for overthinking right now! I have been doing post-retirement consulting work for my old company this year and they just told me the current project I am working on must be done by year-end. That means I gotta probably work more than 200 hrs in the next few weeks. With the other obligations I have it looks like I will have a busy Nov and Dec! Giddy up! Yeah, so I just ordered the pump. This way I don't have to refab any brackets or other HW. And then I can hopefully get the mech pump pulled and off to repair by mid December. Cheers Dave
  10. Daves1940Buick56S

    1938 66S Elec Fuel Pump

    Gary: I already have an installation of the old Facet pump (I am assuming it's 6V). By getting another Facet of the same size etc I can just drop it in. The only change will be the 6V to 12V converter. I will take before and after pix when I do the swap. Thanks, Dave
  11. Daves1940Buick56S

    1938 66S Elec Fuel Pump

    Roger that, as I suspected. Will order the lower pressure. Cheers, Dave
  12. Daves1940Buick56S

    1938 66S Elec Fuel Pump

    It appears my mechanical pump is on the way out (no surprise after the car sat for years). It also has an old Facet electric pump mounted that sorta works, but frankly I don't trust that much either. I am planning on swapping in a new Facet pump and running totally with that while I get the mechanical pump overhauled, and then leave it in as a priming pump. The new ones are all 12V so I will run with a small step up converter for the pump, which draws 1 to 2 amps. My question is on the pressure. For the lower pressure pumps, I can get either 2.75 - 4 lbs, or 4 - 5.5 lbs. Both are about 35 gph. I am leaning towards the lower pressure. Any suggestions? Cheers, Dave
  13. Daves1940Buick56S

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

    Gary: I just wet downstairs and took this. I have a Stromberg AAV-26. I used 3/16" ID copper tubing and coiled the tubing inside the appx 1" ID stove tube that fits nicely into the scalloped area that originally anchored the choke stove for the AAV-2. I had to use the 3/16" tubing as making the 1/4" id copper tubing curve that sharply was a bit difficult. The lower end of the coil down at the bottom of the stove tube is just open. So the vacuum from the carb draws air in thru the copper tube which is warmed, hopefully, in the coil area inside the stove tube. A bit hokey but it works. The dark looking tape on the copper tube is actually F4 tape, just on temporarily until I can get some of the woven-type inulated cover. Cheers, Dave
  14. Daves1940Buick56S

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

    Gary: You will absolutely love the WCD! Even though it's a post war carb, they are so much better than the WD0, and anything beats the Marvel. I have a slightly later one on my 1940 248 and it is fantastic! Starts right up every time, loads of power. Choke stove: on the later cars there is just a tube that goes thru the exhaust manifold and opens out the bottom. The carb draws in hot air through that. On my 1938, I switched to a later postwar Stromberg, so I made a choke stove out of a tight coil of tubing and I placed that in a small pipe on top of the exhaust manifold. A little slower to heat than the thru the manifold tube but it does work. I will try to post a pic tmw. Cheers, Dave
  15. Daves1940Buick56S

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

    Mine! 1938 66S