LAS VEGAS DAVE

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  1. Lloyd "Overdrive" Young has passed.

    OMG, he was such a nice guy. He was getting old with health problems but he was always in such good spirits whenever I talked with him. RIP LOYD
  2. FUEL PUMP LEAK

    Today I put the rebuilt pump back in the car. We took it out for a test drive of about twenty miles tonight and there are no more leaks. It was hard to get all the hard lines back in their fittings but I finally got them. I had to put the front of the car on jack stands and take off the sheet metal piece that bolts to the frame with the louvres in it and get under the car to get to the fuel line and one of the fuel pump bolts. My car has the optional double diaphragm pump and many vacuum lines besides the fuel lines. Some I got from the top and some from the bottom. It was more work than I expected but its done an d there is no leaks so it was a good day. It was cold out tonight and we stopped to fill our tank. Here is a picture of my wife in her pajamas as we didn't leave till after midnight, she likes the cold.
  3. FUEL PUMP LEAK

    I pulled off the pump and it seems both the diaphragm and the oil seal BOTH leak. Trying parts that ethanal supposedly won't hurt this time. The last time the pump was rebuilt a new spring was put in it. After that I had to run a fuel pressure regulator. This time a weaker spring will go in it. Maybe I can get rid of the regulator, it works great but they didn't need them in 38 so I would prefer not to have it on the car now.
  4. FUEL PUMP LEAK

    I don't know the answer to that for sure but the next time I will. I thought the ethanal would make it rip but not leak on the outside.
  5. FUEL PUMP LEAK

    My fuel pump was rebuilt less than two years ago. Its now leaking on the outside at the diaphragm, I tightened the screws and it helped but it still leaks some. Why does this happen? Is it the ethanal? I hate leaks so it looks like it will have to be done again.
  6. TODAYS RIDE

    Today at the airport. I love the older airplanes.
  7. TODAYS RIDE

    Like you I like the 2500 rpm for steady cruising if possible. If you do decide on the overdrive you could wait till the warm weather. It only takes about 3 or 4 hours and everything is out that needs to be sent to Lloyd Young. He will send it back with a rebuilt OD on it ready for you to slip it back into the car. I was 74 years old when I did it, its less work than you would think. The results have been fantastic and the motor loves it. If you need help maybe we could come up there during the summer and get it done. I also know a guy that you could pay that could do it at your house if that is an option. The higher speed ring an pinion idea is a better idea on your Century than it would be on a Special and would probably work just fine.
  8. BUYING AN OLD CAR

    John, I don't know where it originated, I copied it from the the internet and posted it figuring some of you could relate or smile.
  9. 37 Buick solenoid end play

    Sounds to me like a good idea. Certainly can't hurt anything. Doesn't sound like the best weather to do it in.
  10. Front End Friday Photo

    Here is our 38 SPECIAL grille and the ARCHIVAL AWARD won many years ago, possibly the only one a 38 Buick was ever awarded.
  11. BUYING AN OLD CAR

    How to interpret the sellers ad.
  12. TODAYS RIDE

    Evidently there is no snow there yet. It looks beautiful. I looked up TORREY weather and its below freezing some of the day, am I right? Rod why not go with an overdrive? I did all the work in my driveway so its not that hard to do. The cost including the overdrive is under 1500 dollars and it would be really sweet in a Century. My email is slavedave@cox.net if we don't want to take this thread off in another direction.
  13. TODAYS RIDE

    Rod nice bikes.
  14. GAS TANK SENDER FIXED

    I didn't have the cork brake either. I didn't have to take my tank completely out of the car yesterday but I remember when I did and it was a PITA but it sounds easier than the 37 tanks.
  15. GAS TANK SENDER FIXED

    The 38 has no rubber hose and the car has to up fairly high to maneuver the tank out because the spout is fixed to the tank. Keep in mind that I am not sure my tank is actually original since it holds about 16 plus gallons, definitely not 18. I drained it completely with the plug on the bottom of the tank, I'm pretty sure there wasn't 2 gallons still in the tank. When my gauge first hits empty there is still two gallons in the tank.