leon bee

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  1. 1953 Super Dynaflow dipstick

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  2. 1953 Super Dynaflow dipstick

    It occurs to me now I should have scoped out and measured the fill tube/dipstick tube, but it is an original 53 twin turbine Dynaflow. From the underside of the black cap, the dipstick is 16 11/16" long. That is, the dipstick reaches down the tube 16 11/16". From the bottom of the stick, the add oil mark is up 1 7/16" and the full mark is up 2 5/16". I can put up a couple pics after my dinner, and I can measure the fill tube tomorrow or next day.
  3. 1953 Super Dynaflow dipstick

    Kiwi: I'm gonna try to get to mine today. If so, I'll reply here in a few more hours.
  4. What Do You Use in Your Parts Cleaner?

    I bought one of those common harbor freight jobs, (keep it in a dark corner). Originally used mineral spirits. This works great, but has two problems: it got real expensive, and after a couple weeks it just reeks. I mean really smells bad and hard to get the odor off you. Not sure why. Now we just use diesel fuel in it and that works well enough for Arkansas. First pump failed quick, bought a replacement somewhere else that has lasted several years.
  5. I kinda like the car. But I don't think even the owner would be offended by the idea it oughta be beat to death with a sledgehammer. And I do like seeing something different here from time to time.
  6. 1957 Buick Special Restomod Project

    That's probably a little like building a house. We can stand around a bit wondering why it's taking so long, but nobody really puts their finger on it. Happy New Year, Gary!
  7. Heater Fan and Switch Question

    Happy Thanksgiving! I'm working on a 70s land yacht that is gonna be my tow rig. By the time I got all the rodent debris out of the heater/ac/defrost ducting, blower, core, all that is now in the junk pile. Most of the stock controls were defunct when the car was parked years ago. I thought, hell, I don't need a heater......until I drove it on a real cold day. So I'm gonna buy one of those old style hang under the dash units and run a duct right over to my feet and a defrost to windshield. Realized I don't know how fan speed is controlled, but now I'm thinking I need a switch with resistors or something to step power down for slower speed than wide open. I don't really have anything here to look at and google confused me. Thanks!! for any info!
  8. Salesman you ain't brother

    I agree that looks like an honest, straightforward ebay auction. I think he IS a salesman!
  9. 55 Buick cover

    New paint and kept indoors. How about some nice fluffy flannel sheets?
  10. In Ontario, (I think) is Walridge's. Been around forever and always has a lot of stuff.
  11. Britcycle as mentioned by Rusty is one of the good ones. There are many good sources, Baxter Cycle in Marne, IA has always been one of the best. Two Norton specialty places are: Colorado Norton Works and OldBritts.......they got all the cool stuff. If he's on the net, send him to britbike.com
  12. I'm thinking 53 was the first power brake, not positive.
  13. Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    "Moral Compass". I think I'm going to start using that phrase in conversation.
  14. 322 valve cover stud and spark plug cover

    But, but, it fits in there so nice the other way round.