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  1. interior roof insulation ?

    Jason, is the similar to the stuff to which you reference, this is only 6" wide. Peel & Seal from your local building supply dealer. I watched a couple of other videos that tout the same stuff. These videos are using it as a sound deadener. I would imagine that there's some insulating quality as well. For what purpose did the factory install the insulation in the first place? Sound or heat?
  2. Hi beam flickering in ‘63

    Chip, Can you illustrate this circuit for me? Thanks, Ed
  3. 57 caballero project

    Or Detroit Diesel Alpine Green. Here's a comparison of Ford Green - Duplicolor 1617, Buick Green - from CARS, and Alpine green - Duplicolor under florescent lights. And the same valve cover in daylight. PS - The word "FORD" has been removed from the cap because Classic Buicks sells the Ford Green as Buick Green.
  4. If you have the longer studs but have only the 5-1/2" inch wheels, you'll have quite a gap between the rim and the cover. Remember, when yo measure the width of a rim you measure inside the rim where the tire seats against the rim.
  5. I got a few covers down from the shelf and took a stud from a cover for a 5-1/2" wide wheel and one from a 6" wheel. The stud from the 6" wheel cover has lost its red color but there's no doubt as to which is which - it's longer. This first picture shows both lying next to a ruler. You can see that they're definitely different overall lengths. This next picture shows the length of the portion of the studs (On the right, not as rusty) that are screwed into the cover. Notice that this part of each stud is the same length. FYI - Because the studs are steel and the covers are aluminum, the studs are very difficult to remove. This picture shows the two studs lying side by side with the parts of the studs (rusty) that go through the holes in the face of the wheel and have a nut (serrated flange nut) threaded onto it. Notice that this part of each stud is the same length. Therefore, the only difference in the length of the studs is the length of the shoulder. The shoulder on the 5-1/2" wheel stud is 1/16" thick. The shoulder on the 6" wheel stud is 5/16" thick. The studs are 1/4" different in length as are the shoulders. That 1/4" is half of the difference between the widths of the two wheels 😉. Hopefully this information will help those of you who need to come up with some studs for your cast covers and will space the covers the correct distance from the rim of the wheel. For some of you, you know that distance is just enough for some flunky tire jockey to get a pry bar under and pry a chunk out of your cover. Ed

    Close but Milner's coupe was a 5 window '32, the one pictured above is a 5 window Model A. Milner's coupe also had cycle fenders on the front and no running boards. You still gotta' love it though.
  7. 1941 Buick Survives Pearl Harbor

    Which post # has that link?
  8. Hi beam flickering in ‘63

    Many moons ago, a bunch of buddies and I used to take off with our canoes after work on Fridays. It was a long haul to the rivers we floated and on the hills and curves of the Ozark roadways, we needed all the light we could get. I thought I'd be smart and wire a set of driving lights into the high beam circuit on my van. When it got dark and I turned on the headlights, the high beams would just flicker, worse than no high beams at all. Made the entire trip that weekend on just the low beams. Scary, dude. Went back home and created a new circuit with a relay in it for the driving lights. Lesson learned about over taxing a circuit.
  9. Pinging when floored

    All of you octane junkies need to read this. You'll be surprised. I've just copied and pasted this. In terms of its octane rating, ethanol has a rating of 113. As mentioned above, fuels with a higher octane rating reduce engine knocking and perform better. Also, almost all gasoline in the US contains 10 percent ethanol. When you mix 10 percent 113 octane ethanol with 85 octane gasoline it increases the octane two points to the normal 87 octane most consumers use. So the higher the ethanol content, the higher the octane. The octane rating for E15 (15% ethanol) is 88 octane and E85 (85% ethanol) is 108 octane. In conclusion, it's not the ethanol that causes your car to ping. If your car is pinging on 87 octane ethanol, it will ping on 87 octane non-ethanol. Non-ethanol gas will improve your gas mileage though, and it won't "age" as it sits in your tank over the winter. Google 'E85 at the racetrack' and see what's written about ethanol as a race fuel.
  10. Should have gone for the deep cast aluminum pan with cooling fins and a drain plug.😁
  11. MrEarl's Daily Therapeutic Dose of Buick

    Good eye, Randall. How close is the shape of the Chrysler (LHS?) To that of the four door Oldsmobile Aurora? The Riv and the Aurora were built on the same platform.

    I'm betting that she drove it just fine with no power steering or power brakes. She could probably back up without the need for a backup camera as well.
  13. First Snow!

  14. MrEarl's Daily Therapeutic Dose of Buick

    Did you get a chance to talk to the owner of the other Buick (Riviera) in the background?
  15. I don't think it makes any difference. But, when you take the pan off, take a hammer and a dolly and make sure that there are no dimpled holes. When you put the pan back on, don't over tighten the bolts and create more dimples.