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    straight 8 oil pump

    I would tell you that I'm okay with those numbers. What oil are you running in the engine. I would also imagine that as soon as you crack the throttle warm the oil pressure jumps.
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    1931 Buick 8-91 Restoration help please.

    Midman! THANKS! You knocked a home run finding those drawings!
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    1931 Buick 8-91 Restoration help please.

    Good Morning guys. I have the fuel tank back in the car with the new sending unit. The replacement one was short and didn't have the 90deg bend in the end of it. I am in the process of running the fuel sending unit line and from what I can tell it just follows the main line up the frame. The question is.. where does the capillary line come up under the hood and what grommet does it pass through. Second question of the day. I need to run a vacuum line inside the car to supply vacuum to the wiper motor that I don't have. Anyone have pictures of what the correct motor looks like and maybe a photo of how your vacuum line runs inside? Thanks! Mike. I picked up the cutlass from the shop last week and delivered it to my parents! My Dad loved the ride and the car
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    1931 Buick 8-91 Restoration help please.

    Good Morning. Well the gas tank is at the shop for it's second "renu" procedure. For some reason the side plug they sealed when cleaning it leaked. I am working on the windshield now to get it all back together and functional. I am still in need of wiper components. The search continues. Thanks everyone for the input. I will keep you posted! Mike
  5. Timesert. I use them at my auto shop and they are absolutely fantastic.
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    1931 Buick 8-91 Restoration help please.

    Hi Chuck! Thank you so much for the input. I would love to see the photos. I think that we may have the molding for the window.. but the glass was thinner than the original so my Dad glued some aluminum track on the ends which ultimately made the glass too wide.. so I am going to have to take it off and try something else. I thought the engine was solid mount. Thanks for confirming my suspicion. I would love to see any under hood photos you have including the firewall. I would also love to see the shutter stat arm photo if possible. Thanks again! Mike Staley
  7. Hello fellow car enthusiasts. My name is Mike Staley and I live in Houston, Texas. I own a European automotive garage and have been a car guy as long as I can remember thanks to my loving Dad who just turned 74 in May. My father, a retired Chemical Process Engineer was also bitten by the car bug at an early age and has had some fantastic cars in his years and together we have acquired a rather diverse collection of cars from classic to muscle cars. We bought the 31 Buick in 2008 from a neighbor, friend, and fellow car enthusiast who unfortunately passed away last year from brain cancer. Here is the unfortunate part of this story.. My Dad was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiform brain cancer in April of this year. Two fantastic car guys with brain cancer what are the odds right. My life has been a whirlwind since April. We have been working on cars together since I was young.. but have been able to really spend quality time together restoring them at his house or my shop for the last 5 years or so. It's amazing how he liked working in my air conditioned shop over his! haha About 4 years ago he decided to fix the windshield lift mechanism on the Buick, took the car apart, ran into some stumbling blocks then just moved on to other projects and the car has been sitting since. I have been tasked with completing some of the loose ends on the car collection (well nobody has asked me to do it.. I think it's just therapy so I choose to do it) My dad is not unfortunately really weak, using a walker and unable to go out to his shop anymore. He has managed somehow to keep a positive spirit which is amazing. This beautiful Series 90 is probably one of my favorites of our cars. In the last several weeks, I have brought the engine back to life with a carburetor rebuild and fuel pump overhaul only to find the fuel sending unit line was cracked and sucking air... When I removed the fuel tank the sending unit is garbage. I have taken lots of photos which are in a Google album for you experts to look at and pick apart. * I need anyone with advice or photos with regard to the windshield seal, installation and operation * Need windshield wiper parts (how is the vacuum line run) Suggestions where I can buy missing pieces? * Fuel sending unit? I found this place http://www.mykmlifestyle.com/ and will call them tomorrow. * I have a exhaust valve and crossover pipes.. need linkages from the dash out to the valve. I am not going to install the exhaust valve for now.. just would like the parts. * I have several holes on the firewall anybody know whats missing? The drv side has a large hole. * missing firewall oil can and bracket * Does the 31 have engine mounts or is it solid mounted.. I think someone has installed some rubber bushings up front which has caused the crank not to align with the hole in the radiator. I am guessing this engine is supposed to be solid mounted. * Linkage from the bottom of the steering rack is missing.. is this a throttle or something? * The thermostat on the top of the radiator has some sort of missing linkage. * I have the new correct oil filter from Bob's Automobilia. This is my starter list. If anyone could provide information or PHOTOS!! I would greatly appreciate your time and expertise. Google photo Album: https://goo.gl/photos/cy9Wz1qoD4dmbNpB9 Thanks in Advance!!!! Mike Staley
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    early straight 8 series 90 water manifold

    YES! I need one please. 1931 Model 90 I found a pin hole in mine over the weekend. email: mike.staley@bartuning.com Thanks! Mike Staley