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  1. '38 Special....Transmission Removal

    Thank you Mr. Hinson.
  2. '38 Special....Transmission Removal

    Wow, Gary! I guess I couldn't have asked for a better response to my question. Pictures and the whole nine yards! I thank you very much. Dynaflash, will I have any of your '39 concerns with my '38? I thank you also. Tyler
  3. '38 Special....Transmission Removal

    Got the engine out for a rebuild and figured I may as well take the trans. out and check it over, new seals if nothing else. Any tricks to removing the trans., before I break something? Anything else I should be doing at this point? Tyler
  4. 1938 Buick 248 Mains WTD

    Hi Marv . The car is a series 40, 1938 which, I understand are different than most 248 mains. Tyler
  5. 1938 Buick 248 Mains WTD

    Thanks, Pont, I'll give them a call tomorrow. Tyler
  6. 1938 Buick 248 Mains WTD

    Title says it all . Need new standard size main bearings for a '38 248 and can't find any. Anybody got anything out there? Thanks . Tyler
  7. 1938 Special Tire Size

    I can get tires that are 30" in diameter for 15" rims, about the same as the 16" tires. What would I be gaining by going with 16" rims? Besides that , my rims are already finished. Thanks for the advise, everyone.
  8. 1938 Special Tire Size

    These are the rims that are on my '38 Buick. The first picture is a rear rim, the second picture is the front. They are different because they take different hubcaps. Previous owner said it was like this when he bought it.
  9. 1938 Special Tire Size

    So how would I tell if I have correct '38 Century wheels. I can probably post a picture tomorrow some time, car show tonight, parade tomorrow .
  10. 1938 Special Tire Size

    They are 15" wheels so it looks like I'm going with 750-15 Lester white walls, they're about 30" in diameter which is about 4" bigger than what is on it now. That should give me a little less rpm's. Make sense ?
  11. 1938 Special Tire Size

    Anyone know what the tallest 15" whitewall tire available is ? Can't afford an overdrive right now so looking for all the help I can get from the tires. Previous owner put on a new set of very low profile tires so anything will be an improvement. Thanks . Tyler
  12. Removing engine 1938 Special

    Ok, got the engine out but it didn't want to separate from the tranny very well. If I would have read the comments here, I would have taken them out together. Hope I didn't break anything. There is some metal ring that's come off between the engine and trans., looks like it goes around the exposed bearing on the front of the trans. Is this supposed to be loose? It's about 2" in diameter. should I pull the trans. out and attach it to the engine before putting the engine back in the car? I'll be putting new mounts in the engine and trans. so everything should line up, right? Thanks again guys. Tyler
  13. Removing engine 1938 Special

    Oh, another thing. What has to be disconnected from the tranny before the engine comes out? Any help on this much appreciated. Thanks again. Tyler
  14. Removing engine 1938 Special

    I don't know if I did it in the right sequence but I got the hood sides off, grill is off but looks like the front fenders are going to have to come off, too. That appears to be the only way to get the radiator brace? off. Not looking foreword to putting it back together. Probably use a chain fall to get it out and then back in. Thanks for all the help, everyone. Tyler
  15. Removing engine 1938 Special

    Was hoping not to have to do this but... Radiator is out, head is off, exhaust off, engine pan off. What needs to come off car to get the engine out of ? I can't believe I can't find this info by googling it but I can't. Hoping not to have to take the front clip off but ? Thanks in advance. Tyler