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  1. want to buy

    Would need the exact Olds series http://classiccardatabase.com/search.php?year=1936&make=Oldsmobile&series=198 http://classiccardatabase.com/search.php?year=1936&make=Oldsmobile&series=199 GM A body used by Chev & Olds series F https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_A_platform_(1936) GM B body used by Buick Olds (some?) & Ponti (some ?) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_B_platform
  2. No. Not always The NZ pre war Buicks are Fisher body on USA chassis. As are the Buick's I saw when I lived in South Africa. I am only aware of 1 1937 (or 38?) McLaughlin Buick in NZ McLaughlin Buick are tagged McLaughlin. Some like 1938 & 1939 (and other years?) McLaughlin have 6 wheels studs vs 5 for USA Fisher, so easy to identify. For 1939 McLaughlin Buick interior is different to 1939 USA Buick, so easy to identify. Engine serial numbers ex Canada of this era often start with a W (Walkerville, Ontario) At least 1 1939 46C sold new in UK that is now in NZ is USA Buick Fisher and not McLaughlin. I have photos of the data plate. Fisher body #3 Argentina was RHD until about WW2. There are some RHD ex Argentina cars in Australia (Fords & Chevs) There is a book "Buick's across the Pond and beyond" [published in Australia] on non USA Buicks As above, a photo of the firewall data plate, chassis number & engine number would be interesting From the photo link above and pasted below is a 81X. Good looking car
  3. What county are you in? As post above by Rooster, pre WW11 a lot of RHD Buicks were factory produced/sold. Would have been for the RHD countries like UK, India, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa. Some locally assembled (Aust & ??) and others fully imported In Australia for 1939 some series 90 were built by Martin & King (Melb) on imported running chassis. India still has a number of larger series RHD Buicks But series 80 Roadmaster would have been sold in low numbers in all countries.
  4. My understanding is that Peter R knows the history of this car from new It is public knowledge that this car was at the Oct 2016 CHCH McLeans Island VCC swap meet (1000's of people go the swap meet) Would be cheaper to buy a similar car in USA. With a 1939 RHD donor car/chassis you will have a RHD 1939 46C
  5. Was owned by Peter Rhodes. (son of Clarry). 1 of 2 NZ new 1939 46C's. Is now back in the Chc area, after being way down south for some years. It has a history It Is not owned by me (past, present or future) . What is your interest in this car?
  6. Exhaust casting Try Bobs http://bobsautomobilia.com/ http://bobsautomobilia.com/manifold-parts/exhaust-manifold-center-1939-51-s.60-70-90-em-391/ and Dave T http://forums.aaca.org/topic/206688-dave-tachney/ Edit On ebay for sale http://www.ebay.com/itm/1939-THRU1951-BUICK-CENTURY-ROADMASTER-LIMITD-CNTER-EXHAUST-MANIFOLD-EXLNT-REPRO-/292149251974?hash=item440573cf86:g:rpcAAOSwTuJYrwyI&vxp=mtr
  7. Bobs is another place that may have these small parts http://www.bobsautombillia.com/ Download the 1942 Buick shop manual. All of it section by section. The pdf link does not work. It is very comprehensive and has information that can be used with all straight 8’s. It has more information than was included in older “Shop Manuals” before 1942-41 http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/manuals/Buick/1942/Shop%20Manual/
  8. The other thread on this topic http://forums.aaca.org/topic/294400-column-shift-rod-broken/
  9. The other thread on this topic http://forums.aaca.org/topic/283408-41-buick-shifting-issues/
  10. Have you inspected all the linkages? Especially at the transmission. The holes and rods can/do wear The page attached is for a 1940, but will not be much different (maybe 100% the same) 1928-52 Master Parts Book pg 118-A.pdf Download the 1942 Buick shop manual. All of it section by section. The pdf link does not work. It is very comprehensive and has information that can be used with all straight 8’s. It has more information than was included in older “Shop Manuals” before 1942-41 http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/manuals/Buick/1942/Shop%20Manual/ If you need parts Dave T is one to try http://forums.aaca.org/topic/206688-dave-tachney/
  11. Would not be a lot of demand, as both 1936 Series 60-80-90 and 1937 -1938- 1939 Series 80 and Series 90 are low production. It is a highly stressed part. Would need to use a good steel: Not just a generic mild steel if machined up. The machining cost would be in set up,,if done on NC machine tool. Be sure to ask Dave T about all models. Link to Dave T thread http://forums.aaca.org/topic/206688-dave-tachney/
  12. Another QLD car http://forums.aaca.org/topic/293554-1924-buick-id/ From the same seller?
  13. It may be an Australian built body, by Holden or someone else. The oval tag is typical of Holden. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holden
  14. Download the 1942 Buick shop manual. All of it section by section. The pdf link does not work. It is very comprehensive and has information that can be used with all straight 8’s. It has more information than was included in older “Shop Manuals” before 1942-41 http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/manuals/Buick/1942/Shop%20Manual/ Page 349 below Expect 1942 is the same as 1947, but is your risk.
  15. From the 1928 to 1952 Master Parts Book of Chassis Parts 1928-52 Master Parts Book pg 130-A.pdf 1928-52 Master Parts Book pg 210.pdf