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About critterpainter

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  1. Babbitt BearingTolerances

    I sold it years ago to a gentleman in Washington state that is VERY active on this forum.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. petrol gauge system King Seeley

    Bobs Automobilia has the back casting for the dash gauge. Bill
  6. 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.!!
  7. The worst of times

    My 14 T was commissioned to drive the BRIDE to her wedding. All the bridesmaids had spent the day before detailing the car. The chauffeur (me) walked up to the car, firmly grasped the crank and brought my pride & joy to life. I helped the anxious bride int the rear seat and off we went. for 15 feet. Thats all the further the car would travel. Determined to be wed, the bride disembarked and walked the 400' to her waiting groom. It was later determined that the pinion thrust bearing had failed, shearing 1 tooth off the pinion gear, 2 teeth off the ring gear and bent the carrier assy. NO car show holds a candle to an anxious bride. 12 years later and still married.
  8. 1920 Renault? in VA

    Saw this on the upcoming copart auction in Danville VA. Since I am in CA I have no way to satisfy my wants
  9. Barn find '57 Super WOW

    Looks like the same car that was on EPay 1-2 years ago sitting in a Quonset hut somewhere in TX. kept getting re-listed with buyer didn't pay comments. That time the pictures were poor.
  10. Well the car is a 1939, but I can't identify the series. Does the car use 5 bolts to hold the road wheel to the car (US built) or 6 bolts to hold the road wheel to the car( Canadian)?
  11. What am I doing wrong!! 51 special

    The redneck in me would coast it down a hill and pop the clutch. Even if the valves are tight, or the timing is a bit off the beast should try to run enough to help identify the problem. In spite of the shops diagnosis, I am betting on mal-adjusted valves. In your first post you stated that it had hydraulic lifters. You probably adjusted the valves with some collapsed lifters (a Buick habit) that are now starting to pump up, causing the valves to become tight. LOOSEN the valves, an engine with loose valves will start easier than one with tight valves.
  12. Hubcaps-1936-stainless?

    The stainless hubcaps are reproduction. Original hubcaps (as you have found out) are chromed steel wrapped over a steel base. One of the styles of the reproductions was a stainless steel skin wrapped over a steel shell, very similar to original, but with a stainless skin. This style is currently not in production and the suppler is out of stock.
  13. Need parts for 1929 Buick

    I believe the interior rear window trim was a fabric covered piece of caning. Obviously most of these have rotted away decades ago.
  14. What am I doing wrong!! 51 special

    There may be an issue with the timing marks. IF the flywheel has EVER been removed for resurfacing during a clutch repair, it may have been installed wrong. Yes it can happen! Check the flywheel by pulling the plug on #1 cyl and turn the engine over slowly til #1 piston it at TDC with both valves closed. Do the timing marks show on the flywheel? If not then you may have to re-mark the flywheel to match the correct engine timing. I believe engines with hyd lifters were only used on DynaFlow cars, but I am not sure. Someone MAY have been playing with the crankshaft and flywheel.
  15. engine noise 1951 Buick Straight 8-after warmed up

    If it sounds like fuel pump, it just might be the fuel pump. If the carb bowl is full then the fuel pump is not working and you could be hearing the pull rods clicking.