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  1. 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.....................
  2. 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
  3. 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 -
  4. Favorite Pictures of My Pre War Buick

    In the holiday spirit
  5. '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
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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?
  10. WTB 1939 Buick Special Gearbox

    Auburnseeker - That would be a real bonus - and practically local! Thank you for checking this out.... John
  11. WTB 1939 Buick Special Gearbox

    Still in the market for a spare '39 Special gearbox...............
  12. Spoiler alert....it left on its own, but came home on the end of a rope! I made it a couple of hundred yards up the street and it petered out. I only put about 3 gallons of gas in, so I'm hoping there just wasn't enough to draw from. New filtered pickup, new electric pump with filter in place, so I don't suspect a clog. Nonetheless - small victories are still momentous for us in this hobby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTDyJg98f5g
  13. Well I pulled the pan and extracted the offending digit. Not as difficult as it could have been, I don't think this was the correct pump in the first place. It was a glass globe on top unit, but the evidence below indicates it's a "3904"
  14. Jeez - Thought I just had to bleed the brakes and finally get out for a test drive. 'Cept the darn car stopped running. I hung an IV bottle of fuel in the form of a Snapple bottle connected to the carb inlet line and it ran (thirsty bugger, too) so delivery was the issue. I pulled the just rebuilt fuel pump and found that the lever had snapped off. Of course it landed in the just installed oil pan, so that comes off tomorrow (all 96 bolts) and I go fishing for the lever bits. I ordered an AIrtex 8902 pump. It's listed at 2.5 to 4 PSI and I plan to mount it in the rear and run it un-regulated, but not through the old pump. Old pump will stay in place just to block the hole. Next thing you know the Carter WD-O will show how desperate it is. This hobby tries my patience......for 3 cars now. Probably will for the next one, too!
  15. My 19-tooth speedometer pickup gear has about 15 teeth remaining. Anyone have a spare pickup unit or even just the gear available? Getting closer to a self-propelled ride around the block. Could it be this weekend? Will it be a round trip, or returning home on the end of a rope?