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  1. old-tank

    Texas Road Warriors --- Mile High Blitz

    Another 450 miles to Best Western in Pueblo. It took 652 miles just to get out of Texas! Hottest temps in CO; still 15-16 mpg; 1/2 qt oil and 1/2 qt tranny fluid; a/c blowing cold. Tomorrow Dillon CO for 2 days before Denver.
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    Texas Road Warriors --- Mile High Blitz

    About 420 miles to Lubbock. Tomorrow Pueblo by way of Ratan Pass. No issues with car: 15.3 mpg so far
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    1956 Roadnmaster Radio Light Staying On

    The map light is controled by rotating the light switch.
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    Texas Road Warriors --- Mile High Blitz

    We will leave hot south central Texas tomorrow morning: destination Lubbock, TX about 420 miles. Next day another 440 miles to Pueblo, Co then decide on going to Dillon, CO depending on fires in the area.
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    Hood Mechanism Help - 1955 Buick Century

    And never slam it. It will hit the fenders and gouge paint Just a firm shove after the pin engages the latch. After you learn how it works, never let anyone touch it.
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    1955 Buick general questions

    Google: 13/16 thin wall socket... But it is easy enough to grind down: apply to turning grinding wheel with the socket attached to an impact wrench. If the cavities in the head are dirty, any socket will stick.
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    Blower motor

    Car is locked away for now. Really nothing to show: same black motor (size and shape) as stock; different wiring hidden; close inspection shows it is not split in the middle (no judge would notice!); pictures on the net for Four Seasons 35490. Most stock motors can be disassembled , cleaned and lubed...mine were "messed with" and the $62 was well worth the aggravation avoidance.
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    Recent BOD Minutes on the Forum

    Thanks, John and thanks for you service to OUR club! My reaction to the minutes: !!!! There is a lot that I want to say, but the moderators would censor. I'll try the general membership and board meetings, but am not hopeful: “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― George Carlin
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    Late Nailhead Distributor Rebuild Lube?

    Not that it is that special, but I use Sil-Glyde mostly since it come in a handy tube and does not separate.
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    New Classic Buick Owner

    Wheels?...red would work for me. They also appear to not be original wheels for a 55 and the front tire and/or wheel is smaller...car may be lowered also. Even without documentation you can hopefully 'reverse engineer it'.
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    Blower motor

    Installed two Four Seasons 35490 motors: perfect! Summit Racing took all of 1.5 days shipping and the shipping was 1/3 of RockAuto. I wish I could buy all of my parts from Summit.
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    Disk Brake Conversion

    Looking at my KH wire wheel on my spare and a regular rim... if a regular rim will not work with calipers then the wires will not work either.
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    53 Special Steering wheel removal

    Just the tie rods need to be adjusted while the steering wheel is held centered, after verifying that the steering box is centered. There is inherent looseness in the steering box after you pass center and will make the car a chore to drive.
  14. And they all say they are compatible with any other DOT 3-4 fluid. Synthetic in this case may just be a marketing buzz-word. DOT 5 is synthetic, but silicone based and will not mix with other fluids.
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    53 Special Steering wheel removal

    Just put the nut back on part way, span the nut and press against that. Remove the pitman arm and turn lock to lock to verify center. If the steering wheel is still off center THEN remove and center; otherwise take it back to the alignment shop and have them adjust the tie rods to center everything!