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  1. 1937 Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    The pad holding screws Bobs Automobilia has are threaded all the way and will work. A touch pticy. I had thought of seperating the padding from the original but didnt. I also killed the gloss of the new insulator with fine steel wool. I felt the new one was too shiny.
  2. Hi again

    There is an outside chance that there is not enough oil in the pan. Do you have the right dipstick? I agree the symptoms say plugged pickup, but you have eliminated that. The fact the oil pressure comes back up at idle says bearings are not a problem.
  3. 1917 valve guide lubrication

    Plus you already have the oil can mounted on the firewall. When I oil the rockers and pushrods, I give the valves a shot too.
  4. 1917 valve guide lubrication

    I just use engine oil if you are taking about filling the valve spring retainer "cup"
  5. 1937 Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    While this part is a whole lot of work, it sure is rewarding- But the last 10% takes 90% of the time!
  6. 1937 Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    It you are worried about the screws coming loose, you can pein or center punch the threads at the nut where it is flush

    That pump can be rebuilt. There are several sources like Bobs Automobilia It has a sealed bearing ans it cannot be greased. And, yes, your pump is shot
  8. Those Buicks do not use a resistor.
  9. 1937 Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    I have the same rubber part on the pedal of my '38 Special. I have had problems with it coming off. I'm going to try to glue it next time. I wonder if weatherstrip cememt will work OK. Strangly, I havnt had problems with the Roadmaster and it has been in place for many years. I think the rubber floormat may be contributing to the problem. The Roadmaster has carpet that is less rigid.
  10. 1937 Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    It IS better than new
  11. 1937 Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    If you go with a running board radio antenna, you will have to replace the running board to frame bracket mounts with the insulated ones. Bobs has them
  12. 1937 248ci Intake Man. Gland Rings

    Be sure to reduce the height of the intake manifold ears too. If you dont the manifolds will not be held against the ports correctly and youll have a lot of leaks
  13. New Fan Hub replacement

    That '25 shaft looks like a '31 too.
  14. pre-war Delco-Remy Distributor mystery port

    The diagram shown isnt exctly what a '37 should have. On the '37 there are oil ports that must be clear, both in the block and distributor body. Also, that grease fitting is for a lower chamber that should be pumped with grease until it comes out a hole in the side of the body - very strange! Seen in this photo, lower little hole. Providing the car has the correct distributor.
  15. 1938 Buick Century Model 61 - Restoration

    Restoration is a BIG job and Gary has been doing a great job. However his rate of progress it truly impressive. Dont get discouraged if you do not match his speed. "How do you eat and elephant.....?"