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  1. 1937 Roadmaster?

    So a reasonable starting price
  2. Help me ID this car?

    GM assembled car at Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It is possible cars manufactured/assembled were not exactly the same as USA and/or with different body types. I am unsure if bodies were manufactured in South Africa at those times (like was done in Australia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_South_Africa In places where old cars are less common. at times people restoring do the best they can with parts avalaibe (~South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Eu, etc). So may be deviations from as built.
  3. Did Maxwell Have their own tools? if so....

  4. 1937 Roadmaster?

    Is it this car? http://forums.aaca.org/topic/304124-1937-buick-roadmaster-81f-formal-sedan/
  5. 1940 buick special starter wiring.

    Would not even think about selling the '39 engine until your car is going. Many late 30's/40 Buicks have engine from other years. Would bolt in.
  6. Part needed for 1941 Buick Special

    You will get a better response in the Buick forums below http://forums.aaca.org/forum/12-buick-buysell/ Group 4.022 Part 1319350 Used on 1941 to 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952 series 40 & 50 Will not be hard to find, but you may have to buy a complete steering column to get that one part 1928-52 Master Parts Book pg 119-A.pdf
  7. 1940 buick special starter wiring.

    OK. So the '39 still has the original head. 1939 is the only year this was done. The parts and accessories on these 1938/39-1950 engines are often swapped around. But can be small differences. Such as the flywheel teeth on a 1939 are not the same as 1940. 1939's have a lot of 1 year only parts
  8. 1940 buick special starter wiring.

    https://www.teambuick.com/reference/ident_engine_til_52.php 4 3886553 4 = 40 series 3886553 = 1940 4 3607832 4 = 40 series 3607832 = 1939 1940 is a better engine, as it has a bigger oil pump. 1939 heads do not have a stud at no. 8 cylinder (fire wall) Casting numbers are usually not the same as part numbers in the Master Chassis Parts book The only casting number that is the part number that I have noticed are the manifolds. But may be others http://forums.aaca.org/topic/192534-request-year-info/ http://forums.aaca.org/topic/252522-1939-buick-engine-casting-number/ http://forums.aaca.org/topic/194922-buick-straight-eight-casting-number/
  9. 1940 buick special starter wiring.

    The 1940 Shop manual is poor on details. The 1942 is far more comprehsive and detailed. Generally not a lot changes year to year on the mechanical electrical side. But the part numbers can change. You can also download (free) the 1952 Shop manual here (may have to register) https://www.teambuick.com/reference/index.php
  10. 1940 buick special starter wiring.

    Welcome to Straight 8 world You will get more general information if you post down in http://forums.aaca.org/forum/60-buick-pre-war/ We speak Buick Your engine may be later than 1940 (by the dip stick position) +++++++++++++++ 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 Manual/
  11. 1950 Buick port hole

    Where are you located? More chance if you post here http://forums.aaca.org/forum/12-buick-buysell/
  12. 53 Buick Special lever suspension

    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/ Will not be that much different to 1953 If you have a hunt on that site you may find more on 1952 1953 Edit 1952 manual here. You may have to register to be able to download https://www.teambuick.com/reference/library/52_shop/index.php https://www.teambuick.com/forums/forum.php
  13. 53 Buick Special Questions

    There is a very active Buick Club in Perth http://www.westernbuicks.org/ Are you a member? The design on the Buick drive line means its not easy to do modifications. You can fit a higher diff ratio, but then slower acceleration. But auto have a higher diff ratio compared to manual/standard transmission anyway Dynaflow's do not drive like a modern automatic, but get the job done
  14. Editing Text in "Rank" Heading

    I can still change mine by click on name in top right profile edit profile Member Title (as '39 Buick Team Member)
  15. 1944 Ford 1.5 ton VIN/Restoration

    VIN's as we know them today did not exist in 1944. VIN's started in a limited way in the mid 1950's and were not standardised until 1981 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_identification_number Your truck will/may only have a chassis/frame serial number (as you found) and an engine number. Will not have a VIN like used today. The title may use either number. From reports here that does vary by state.