Larry Schramm

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  1. Tried that but there was not enough room for it to work. The bottom of the cylinders on my truck have the taper, but with new rings they stuck out too far to be compressed with the taper. That is why I said that it was a two person job in my earlier post. Needed to work around the ring to get it up in the cylinder while the other person was keeping pressure on the piston.
  2. If you would like to get correct seat belt anchors like this, You can look here: Or here:
  3. And a second welcome.
  4. Going from 35 year memory, but look close at the lens for the speedometer about where the flag came up. Is there a small hole in the are? If there is, then take a small wire and push through the hole. The flag should reset. (that was one style in the day if I remember) If not look under the dash and see if there is a knob coming down from the cluster.
  5. It would be best to put it in your profile so when we meet you at the dinners, forum meeting, and pre-war activities we will be able to put a name with a face. Welcome to the pre-war world.
  6. Ted, You do not need to hide behind some abbreviation. We really are a bunch of friendly people here. Also, We would like to know where you are located.
  7. I would say 1916 or '17 Buick D-45 6 cylinder
  8. If you want to see how the Reattas were built at the factory, Go to the Sloan Museum in Flint. I was on the original launch team as a Buick Field Service Engineer and my slide presentation is now at the Sloan Museum in Flint. Might be able to go there and view the slides.
  9. The last time that I did this task I had a second person help push the piston up in the cylinder while putting the rings in position to slide into the cylinder.
  10. Not too far away. Good to hear that you have it running well.
  11. Not true. Has to do with the materials that were put on the car. Later cars might have not had some of the materials put on the body after the ELPO dip like primer surfacer, quality of the "system" application, or not yet ELPO dipped at all because it might not have been started yet in that plant. The quality of the paint job is all in the preparation work prior to the paint going on the body. This is true for OEM just like it is for after market repairs. 80% of the paint job is in the prep.
  12. Having had a bunch of Reattas as company cars (lost count) and I can say that they were among my favorite and the best road cars that I drove. The most fun cars that I drove were '84/'85 Skylarks T-Type with high output engine, 4 speed transmission and every option you could order. The Reatta is very comfortable with lots of leg room. I really liked them and would like to have one now, BUT.....I just do not have room to add any more modern vehicles to my stable of vehicles. I am pretty much out of room for any more cars. On the technology in the cars, the cars have a few idiocyricies that are fairly common. There is a lot of information out there to help you be able to keep your car running. The Reatta group below are very helpful.
  13. Old Grand National?
  14. I have one of those assembled and one still in the sheet unassembled.
  15. If you can, post a picture of what you are looking for.