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    1941 McLaughlin Buick Roadmaster

    Based on my own experience, I would say that your statement is accurate, in other words, you DID have "horrible, horrible" luck. My car continues to run great with the Pertronix unit (although I have heard from others that they sometimes fail). Getting back to your thread, Keith, I am again amazed at the amount of work you did on this car over many years. Excellent job!
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    1935 Lincoln K - Series 541 Sedan

    That goes for me, too. Whatever the problem, Matt, I hope you can work it out.
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    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    Elpad, these are all fantastic! Keep them coming. Are you going to post an answer to your question about how many Buicks appeared in the photo of the parking garage a while back?
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    41 Buick: How to remove temp. sensor cable from gauge

    Excellent! As you know, I will be doing the same job on my '41, and I'm hoping my old sensor comes out more easily! I had somehow missed this thread when you started it. I assume you got the gauge housing apart okay? You were correct that you can easily remove the bezel, as Don also said, by just uncrimping the places where the bezel is crimped. You then remove the bezel and the glass, pull the whole temperature gauge out through the front, and feed the new one back in the same way.
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    1931 Nash 890 Ambassador Club Sedan *SOLD*

    Excellent work, Matt. As I said, if I had the money to spend, I would have jumped on this deal. What a great car!
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    1931 Nash 890 Ambassador Club Sedan *SOLD*

    What a beautiful, stylish automobile! Looks like an exceptional deal for someone. I wish I could afford it.
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    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

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    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    From the 2018 Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance:
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    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    It took me two months, but I've finally gotten all the way through this thread and caught up to the present. I just wanted to post a thank you to everyone who has contributed! What a great collection of Buick photos. May it continue to flourish!
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    1929 Cadillac 341B Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton *SOLD*

    It never hurts to have a few pretty ladies draped over the car when you're shooting sales photos!
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    1962 chrysler newport

    I owned one of these back in the '80's. If the dash is in good shape, I recommend that you post a picture of the "goldfish bowl" instrument cluster -- like something from a space ship. That might help generate more interest. Also, more information about the car would be helpful. Mine was very comfortable and reliable.
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    1929 Cadillac 341B Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton *SOLD*

    Very interesting, Matt. I hadn't considered that angle at all. I guess that's why we're not hearing "Riding Around in My Cadillac" by Ariana Grande. 😆
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    1929 Cadillac 341B Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton *SOLD*

    Magnificent car! And I just click on Matt's videos for that disco beat that helps me get going in the morning! 😄
  14. Several people on the forum recommended that I just use a product like the one EmTee has recommended. But the guy who I eventually had do my tank told me that "nothing sticks to rust." This makes sense to me. Sloshing some sealer around in a rusty tank may work for a while, but unless the sealer is bonding to bare metal, it will eventually flake off and get caught up in your fuel system. The only way to really take care of the problem is to have someone sandblast the inside of the tank down to bare metal, and THEN apply the sealer. It costs a little more, but I think it's worth it for the peace of mind.
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    1941 Buick: Access to speedometer cable at transmission

    Well that makes me feel better, I admit! I swear there is no transmission inspection hatch on my car, and my '41 Super and Ken's '41 Roadmaster share the same body, so I think for some reason (I can't imagine what) Buick decided to discontinue the inspection hatch on the C body starting in 1941. Any further input from '41 owners would be most welcome!
  16. Maybe I'm missing something, but based on my own experience it's the inside of your tank that needs attention, not the outside. As long as you have the tank out of the car, my advice is to have someone sandblast the interior of the tank and coat it with sealer. One less thing to worry about in the future. Neil
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    1941 Buick: Access to speedometer cable at transmission

    Yeah, beats me. All I know is that I wanted to open the hatch to get a look at my transmission a few months ago, and was disappointed to find nothing but solid steel over my transmission hump when I lifted up the floor mat. Now I'm beginning to doubt myself! But I can't imagine how I could have missed it if it was there.
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    1941 Buick: Access to speedometer cable at transmission

    That's interesting because there is no access hatch over the transmission on my '41 Super. Just solid floor.
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    1941 Buick Speedometer Removal

    Hi Ken: You are blazing a trail for me as I will eventually be doing the same project, including a new front harness. A few comments: (1) Have you seen Dave's excellent thread on rebuilding the instruments in his '40 Coupe? If not, you should take a look at it. And (2) did you know that Skip Boyer makes very nice reproductions of all the cream-colored plastic pieces in the gauges? Your reconstructed gauge would look even nicer with a new "bowtie" piece, and Skip's prices are very reasonable. If you PM me with your email address, I will send you a pdf of Skip's current price list.
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    1941 Buick Speedometer Removal

    Thanks so much for posting the link to your blog! This is very helpful to me.
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    1940 Buick Special Model 41 Sedan

    Looks like a great deal for someone wanting to get into the hobby. The dash is in fantastic shape! I wish mine were as nice. Neil
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    41 Buick: Removing Trip Odometer Knob

    That seam opening tool was just what you needed -- I didn't know such a thing existed. Glad I could help. I will stop in for those beers the next time I'm in Rhode Island! Neil
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    41 Buick: Removing Trip Odometer Knob

    I'm going to be watching your progress very carefully and hope you keep posting because I will be embarking on a similar project on my '41 pretty soon. When I got my car, the knurled knob on the trip odometer was missing and it was just about impossible to get a good enough grip on the shaft to turn it at all. Then I was poking around and found the knob in one of the ashtrays. The screw that you show in the center was not there (and I didn't realize that it should have been part of the assembly). However, I just pushed the knurled knob onto the shaft and it stuck solid. I wondered what was supposed to be holding the knob in place, but it has stuck so solid that I just figured that the shaft was slightly tapered, and the knob was intended to be held in place as a sort of "pressure fit." Anyhow, this is a long-winded way of saying that I think that you need to remove the screw and then pull hard on the knob (while holding the shaft with vise-grips) and it should come off.
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    1940 Buick Super Touring Sedan

    Thanks for filling in that information. It looks like a great car, no question.
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    1940 Buick Super Touring Sedan

    Can you clarify when the restoration was done? The car won its AACA Senior in 1985. Presumably that was after the restoration. So it has only been driven 142 miles since 1985? Is that correct? Thank you.