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  1. 1960 Buick 401 Black Carburator

    So much for the increased detergent claims in premium gas.

    How do you spell fuddy duddy? One word? Two words? Hyphenated?
  3. Anything else you forgot to mention? Like the rest of the drivetrain....
  4. 1955 Roadmaster brake drums

    Take the new and old drums to a local mechanic and get another opinion as to interchange. Reproduction drums look a lot different from originals, but should fit.
  5. If true, that engine and car needs to be reverse engineered. Modern 2-ton cars with overdrive, lockup torque converters, fuel injection ( all computer controlled) with 4-6-8 cylinder engines struggle to perform like that.
  6. 1960 Buick 401 Black Carburator

    Sounds like it developed it's own EGR. Plug the exhaust crossover under the carb in the manifold...it's only purpose was to help vaporize the fuel in cold weather. Our fuel is already too volatile and we seldom drive in those conditions anyway.
  7. Phun W/Nailheads

    Video demonstration please!
  8. And I was waiting for a change in rpm to see if that changed the sound...
  9. Look under the cap to be sure the rotor is not scraping inside.
  10. Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    Best to use high temp RTV if surfaces are smooth. If already leaking, use gaskets and don't look back. The only negative on long term gasket use was rusting and pitting of the heads and manifolds under the gaskets, making it necessary to keep using.
  11. 1956 Buick Special hesitation issue

  12. 1956 Buick Special hesitation issue

    See how it runs when the weather gets cooler. The recent hurricanes resulted in giving the oil companies permission to produce the more volatile winter blend gas. I too have vapor lock (if not using the electric fuel pump), along with hesitation and percolation. In the meantime set the idle mixture screws as lean (turned in) as it will run well...that helps to keep the transition from idle to increased rpm a little smoother.
  13. brakes drags

    Check to see if any hot exhaust components are not touching or real close to a brake line. There is a hydraulic master cylinder on the back of the power booster that can be serviced separately, but both should be removed from the car as a unit.
  14. Non- Buick. Restoration shop under investigation

    Makes you wonder where the blame is.... After the second month it would be "shame on me".
  15. Power Regulator for Front Window

    If you are not looking already, all 55 Century convertibles had power windows. That part would probably still be good on even the crustiest door.