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    25 Buick tune up

    Just to scare you, the reproduction cap and rotor are made here in the States by a company that has been making ignition caps and rotors for many decades.
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    '38 Special Throwout bearing

    Bobs Automobilia in Calif now has these parts. Check out their CST-393 and their BC-395 in their new catalog!
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    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    IF the engine in your car is a 1941 and newer 320 engine the fuel pump in the bottom picture on the right in the last post you made is the correct pump in the correct orientation. On the 1941-52 Buick engines, the simple minded method I use to see whether the fuel pump is for a large series or a small series is to try to put my thumb between the arm and the body of the pump. If your thumb fits, its a large series arm. if there is no way your thumb fits, its a small series engine pump. Another check is that the contact surface on the large series is about 90 degrees to the mounting flange. on the small series, the rub surface tips down at a slight angle. To mount the pump, I don't hold the pump level with the holes, I slope the back hole downhill so the bolt hole on the pump is below the threads on the block. I then start he front bolt and rotate the pump and catch the rear hole. The springs on a fresh rebuilt pump can be quite stiff. Bill
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    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    Note: All of your pictures show the pump upside down. don't forget that the fuel pump is on the bottom and the vacuum pump is on top. The fuel outlet is next to the pressure "dome" and will need a right angle fitting in it. It looks indexed correctly in you photos. Can be a bit of a pain to start the line to the carb into it, but patience is a virtue Bill
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    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    Spinneyhill is correct, you cant install the early fuel pump on the later engine, and you don't want to. The early pumps had an issue with oil getting trapped at the flange to the block and then seeping out while the engine is off. The flange shape and location on the early blocks is different than the post 39 blocks.
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    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    The picture that has "AJ" on it does NOT have the correct arm for a 41-50 Buick. The correct arm goes out from the opening about an inch and then goes almost straight out The arm is similar to the 248 fuel pump but spaced slightly further out from the pump and stands almost straight out while the 248 pump angles slightly away from the pump at the top If the picture posted this is what the arm should look like. the pump shown is 1951-52 320 CID but should interchange with 41-50
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    1949 Buick Hi torque starter problem

    Here is a link to the starter.
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    Wanted Buick 1932 motorparts

    I believe the Main bearings are poured shell bearings and NOT replaceable insert bearings.
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    Fuel Pump 1938 Century...

    A 1938 dual action pump for a 320 engine is NOT the same as a later dual action fuel pump for a 320 engine. The vacuum line fittings are in a different location (actually 1938 320 fuel pumps had 2 different vacuum line locations) also the rebuild kits are different and I believe the actuating arm and mounting position of fuel pump to block is slightly different. Not to mention the glass bowl. The fuel pump the original poster showed early in the thread IS the correct fuel pump for an original 1938 320 CID engine. The "homemade gaset" shown in one picture is to stop oil from leaking from the fuel pump lever pivot holes, a common leak point on the fuel pumps. Bill
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    Babbitt BearingTolerances

    I sold it years ago to a gentleman in Washington state that is VERY active on this forum.
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    Plastic Ivory for horn button and gauge faces...

    The speedometer plastic for 1940 is NOT the same as 1941 up. The location of the odometer is not the same and the graduations are different as the top speed shown is not the same as 1941 and up. Bill
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    1936 46C on eBay

    Does not look like a 36 Valve cover or a 36 push rod cover. 36 didn't have the oil fill on the push rod cover. That was either 37 or 37, don't remember which
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    1940 buick special rear main seal replacement.

    I don't think I would touch the rear main unless everything else checks out OK. If I were to change the rear main, a lip seal would be the better way to go. The time to pull the pan again. 10-15 min. time to change rear main. HOURS, with lots of profanity. Bill
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    petrol gauge system King Seeley

    Bobs Automobilia has the back casting for the dash gauge. Bill
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    1927 Buick she's home lets begin!

    Looks like an order needs to be placed to Bobs Automobilia to get new levers for the Delco Combination switch or send them your switch to get it restored.!!