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About JRHaelig

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  • Birthday 04/21/1960

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  1. JRHaelig

    '39 Special Hubcaps Wanted

    I am seeking four 39 Special hub caps I have some rough ones, but would like to put some decent drivers on. Anybody have any spares? Thank you......
  2. I am seeking 4 wheel cover/hubcaps for a 1939 Buick Special. I have the trim rings and a rough set of caps. Seeking driver quality. Thank you-
  3. JRHaelig

    Are 1939 Radiators Pressurized?

    Gee, Jack - I assumed I was overheating, too. I did fill to the brim. Did it again, too, for the trip home. Took 2 qts to get to the lip again. Maybe I do just have expansion. My needle wasn't pegged, but I wasn't trusting it, either. I'll try to get those 2 quarts out and try again.
  4. After previous test drives of only a mile or so I took my '39 for a slightly longer drive today, only to puke coolant after a couple of miles. My radiator cap has no sealing capabilities, but since my '39 Ford is a zero pressure system I assumed the Buick was, too. (Brilliant, I know...) So - am I wrong? Are they pressurized? If so - are the caps a retail items (NAPA, etc)? What pressure rating? I did a vinegar soak of the block and radiator, and had good gravity dump on the radiator when I filled it and pulled a stopper out of the bottom outlet. I'm pretty confident that I'm going to learn that these are pressurized systems and/or the velocity of the (new) water pump at speed just blew coolant past my loose cap. At least that's what I'm hoping........ Thanks for the education.....
  5. JRHaelig

    Maypop season is here !

    I'm with ya........I look into my garage across the NJ tundra and just can't see anything getting done. This morning I arrived at the office to find the landscapers spreading more salt in preparation for yet another slop-fest. Our northern brothers seem to make it work just fine, but I'm having a hard time with this year.
  6. JRHaelig

    My “new 1938 Buick Special”

    That is a fantastic looking car. Rodney. The business/opera coupes are already great looking, and WOW - I love that sloper look. Congrats and many (more) happy miles.....................
  7. Here's another one...not quite sorted out to spec, but gives you an idea of what's available https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/1938-buick-8/6450991375.html
  8. Over in the Pre-War Buick section there is a thing where many 1939 owners have the text '39 Buick Team Member appearing where my rank as Junior Member appears. Apparently these other guys were able to change their Rank designation and write in '39 Buick Team Member. See the profiles of 1939_Buick and Danhar1960 for example. I can't seem to do that. Not the most essential thing in the world, but but I would like to do it if possible. Any idea if it can still be done? That ability may have been lost with a software update, but I really don't know. Many thanks -
  9. JRHaelig

    Favorite Pictures of My Pre War Buick

    In the holiday spirit
  10. JRHaelig

    '39 Engine Available

    Not mine............but it would be if it were in New Jersey...... https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1939-buick-motor-and-buick-parts-lot.1089671/#post-12368808
  11. I saw it yesterday. I said "Hey - wait a minute..." I rewound the DVR to confirm my observation (who re-winds commercials???). Sure enough - I was right. They're flipping pages of the collector car Blue Book and in the pages pops a 1939 Buick Series 40 Business Coupe! Finally - some props!
  12. JRHaelig

    Takes A Lickin' Keeps On Tickin'

    That's another great thing. They don't get hot. That one's a 100 watt output (1600 lumens according to the box) & uses 16 watts. No need to buy another drop light kit, either. They're about $6 per bulb & practically all you can get here in NJ.
  13. I don't know about you guys, but I find these new fangled light bulbs to be a lot more durable around the shop. I'd have been through a half dozen or more of the old tungsten filament jobs by now!
  14. JRHaelig

    Steering Wheel Colors

    Included with my '39 Special was an extra steering wheel. While the mounted one was obviously cast in red, the spare appears to be cast in amber resin. Is that the case, or did one age differently from the other?
  15. JRHaelig

    WTB 1939 Buick Special Gearbox

    Auburnseeker - That would be a real bonus - and practically local! Thank you for checking this out.... John