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  1. 1928 Master Town Brougham

    Nice car! Got one too, but not looking like yours. You should keep it.
  2. Engine paint

    Got the same issue with sending paints or any oder liquids from the US to Europe. I will use RAL 6006 grey olive to paint mine. Olive green would be RAL 6003. I decided to use 6006 after several test sprays with cheap cans in different olive greens. It appears a bit darker then 6003 and matches better. The only part I have in "original color" to compare is the cylinder head. Regular paint is fair enough as long as you are not painting an exhaust or exhaust manifold. I painted several engines in the last decades with "normal paint". As long as you wait until it dried out completely it will resist to heat and engine liquids like oil or fuel.
  3. 1937 Special Fill Shocks

    Jack, actually you don't need fluid change on the shocks, they are some kind of "self changing"...most of them are leaking :-) I don't know if the '37 have the same shocks like the '38. On my '38 I did the following: - remove the wheel - measure the distance left and right in order to realign the castor when re-assembling - remove the bolt attached to the shock absorber arm and the knuckle support (two bolts) - open the cap screw on top of the shock absorber - top the fluid up, I used common shock absorber fluid - at the same time wiggle the arm of the absorber slowly up and down in order to pump the air out of the system - once the fluid is spilling out and the level is not going down anymore while wiggling the system is full - close the cap screw and re-attach the bolt to the knuckle support in If you want to change it you need to suck the old fluid out of the system. Pic shows RH schock, top of knuckle support Measure the distances (LH&RH) between shock arm (upper control arm) and knuckle support. You will need to know far you have to screw in which side for castor pre-allignement. Top screw is out and clamp bolt on shock arm is loose. Filler screw on top
  4. 1924-45 Engine Colors

    I agree with Hugh. All reliable engine pics from this era are showing a engine color painted water pump. Will mine paint engine colored too.
  5. Starter Generator wiring

    this might help....
  6. 1928 Buick Master transmission oil

    Transmission around 1.75 quarts, differential 2.3 quarts (for the 128"). The shorter ones need more for the differential. Fill it up to the lower level of the filler plug. Take a heavy one, I take at least W250, follow tinindians hint or calculate a half a day to pour the oil in
  7. 25 Buick freeze plugs

    Me too Terry...luckily I have a lot of other things to do on the engine...at least it's worth to pull it The picture above is from the rear part of the engine, this one is how the front looks
  8. 25 Buick freeze plugs

    I will replace mine with steel plugs too. Don't know what liquids and/or additives all the previous owners used for cooling. I'm just wondering if they had last longer when they would have been made from brass instead of steel.
  9. 25 Buick freeze plugs

    Because the one made of steel look like this after years...?
  10. 25 Buick freeze plugs

    http://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/dorman,555022,expansion+plug+/+set,5332
  11. 1927 Buick she's home lets begin!

    Good to hear you'll save her Lenny!
  12. 1928 Buick Universal Joint Ball question

    Hugh, I don't think the leather band is to hold the oil back but to protect the ball from dirt. Compared to the picture in the shop manual I do probably not have a '28 transmission or at least a different shell...
  13. 1928 Buick Universal Joint Ball question

    With a closer look to the outer shell it looks like its not the same part as shown in Hugh's (Larry DiBarry's) picture. Mine is completely round. There is no groove to hold a seal or packing. Compared to the 1928 parts book it looks like the correct one. Its hard to see in the picture of part 208295 if it has a groove or not but it looks like there is none. I'm still wondering where this felt packing as described in the shop manual should go. The parts book tells nothing about a felt packing nor something from another seal. The only parts mentioned are flange gaskets and the joint boot.
  14. 1928 Buick Universal Joint Ball question

    Thank you all, very helpful!