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    Member of BCA since 1984, #18632. I have restored, body off, a '57 Caballero, now a Roadmaster conv

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    John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1912 or 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The son of a sharecropper, he rose to prominence performing an electric guitar-style adaptation of Delta blues. (No relation of mine) Had he seen the Buicks in the thread 'I just don't like the picture of this Buick' , he would have certainly sang the blues.
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    1957 Seat Belts

    Pretty nice seating for a DC-3, don't you think?
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    1957 Seat Belts

    I have not located my originals at this time. I do remember that the webbing for the original was almost twice as thick as the modern and with a course weave. Also, the end that threaded through the buckle had a thin stainless steel cap crimped over the end cut. I transferred those to the belts in the Caballero. (Which had the thin webbing but a good color) Dan
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    1957 Seat Belts

    I have one somewhere in my stuff. I will look for it. But, when we restored the '57 Caballero, I found the factory installed option in a salvage yard. The Buckle was exactly the same as those used by the airlines of the time in DC-3s. It was the old slip through type that appears very similar to the one below. I found a full set in an aircraft parts and salvage operation near Denver. The BCA judges have never questioned them.
  5. Am I in the right thread with this?
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  7. The water pump pulley is a 2 groove (your 2 groove is correct) plus a single groove made for the A/C jobs only. The crankshaft pulley is much the same. Dan
  8. The attached photos are of a correct and original A/C engine, 1957 Super. The P/N for the fan clutch is 129654. Dan
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    I just DON'T like the picture of this Buick

    With my bad knee, I could deal with this car but with a set of Vogue tires and wheels.
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    I thought this might interest some.... in classifieds
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    On Main Street; Longmont, CO; Summer 2013
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    1957 Buick "ODDBALL" model - or NOT?

    Sorry about the photo. I wish I had one. I liked it because is was an approved accessory, and it was chrome plated. I did not tow with that hitch. It was about .75 inches thick and 2 inches wide with about a 1 inch ball hole. It was mounted with two holes in the cross frame and attached with 1/2 inch grade 8 hex hd cap screws. Now this is my memory of about 25 years ago, so accuracy is not guaranteed. I would say though, that your '54 would more suited to towing than the '57.
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    1957 Buick "ODDBALL" model - or NOT?

    Mr. Earl: I was fortunate enough to find a factory trailer hitch for my Caballero. As a point of interest, it was stamped with "1957 Buick". One can barely make it out in the attached photo. I should say that I was not comfortable with the strength of the mounting as described by the factory installation. Also, I wonder if the "oddball" was equipped with a heavy duty radiator. The radiator would be important to a tow vehicle.
  14. I had the same problem with a '63 LeSabre Convertible a few years ago. I eventually had to make a jumper around the circuit board. If you think you had a PIA, you should think about replacing the board.
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    57 caballero project

    Beemon: You are correct. Note the padded floor jack under the engine, and a block of wood over the torque ball so the tranny will not tip if removing the engine without the transmission. Dan