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#1 hudini

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:31 PM

2 days ago we started to restore my first american car. This is like a dream come true, to me. I will try putt pictures as we progress.

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#2 Pete Phillips

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:28 AM

Wow! A 1956 with air conditioning from the factory. That is a very rare option in a 1956 Buick, especially in a Special. It also looks like it is a 3-speed standard shift car--another rarity. You have a very unusual 1956 Special model 41! Do you have all of the missing parts, such as front fenders, interior, grille, bumpers?
Good luck and let us know if we can help. You should join the Buick Club of America and receive the monthly magazine. It will help you with finding parts.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:40 AM

Yes Pete, I have all parts. The car is 100% complete. On car everything its working except air conditiong, because there is no gas in system. Thanks for support.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:29 PM

the first thing I noticed; Factory A/C!! Very Cool!:D
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:20 AM

yesterday's work

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:03 AM

Wow! what a great car, and you are taking it apart very quickly. Make sure that you take many pictures when you take it apart. They will be very helpful when you go to re-assemble the car after you have cleaned and painted all the parts. Also use small plastic bags for parts and label them as well. Use a sharpie pen and tags or labels. It will also help when you go to put it together many months from now. Good luck on your restoration and keep posting the pictures as you go along.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:46 PM

yesterday's finale. Off frame

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 03:27 PM

at this rate you will have it fully restored and ready to drive this weekend :)

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:26 PM

at this rate you will have it fully restored and ready to drive this weekend :)


why do you think they call him Hudini :)

Here is the car before he started his magic.

http://forums.aaca.o...6-a-318303.html

I hope you can keep the momentum going. Look forward to following this one.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:14 PM

Guys, now I need little your help.
Question 1. How too remove knob on first seat. (in red circle)
Question 2. How to remove antenna (chrome ring that have a little hole - in red circle)
and 3. I need this chrome ventilation port (i dont wanna radio) (in red circle)

Thank you

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:20 AM

You need a shop manual. They are available on Ebay ; original printing, reproduction and on CD. I normally would take pictures of my manual and post.... But,
My camera and scanner are down .

The '55 Shop Manual Section 11-7 (page 401) Has the procedure for installation of the antenna. (the procedure for removal is not given). Reversing the installation should work.
There is a nut inside the fender.

Hopefully some one will post a scan or photo fo the manual...........
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:29 AM

The knob has a small (1/8" +/-?) hex (or Allen) key on the underside of the knob.
That chrome antenna bezel just twists off. Protect the chrome and then use pliers of some sort. There may be a tool for it that is crescent shaped, but it may be hard to find in Croatia. So use the pliers ;) .
I assume you are looking for a radio block-off plate. eBay has them sometimes.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:06 AM

here's a site that will email a PDF of specific pages of the shop manual.
http://www.prattlibr...hop_manuals.pdf
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:43 AM

thank you guys. I have shop manual. It was the first thing I bought. In section 11-7 is installation of Manual Antenna and for this chrome nut says too tight securely use Antenna Nut Wrench J 5185-1. I just need this information that Buick5563 give me.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:03 PM

work on the car to this day. Engine is off and dismantled. The valve's are in poor condition. I have to replace all valves (intake and exhaust), and 4 lifters are bad. Undercarriage is ready for sandblasting.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

finally, i can add pics :)
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sandblasted, 2 hand of epoxy

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:01 PM

i cant post pics :( From 8 pics just 1 pass.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

P1010524.jpg new shoes :)
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pics says all. comments are not necessary :)

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:06 PM

Today I rebuild my carb (carter). I have question. On carb there is a small hole, must these "hole" be open? (mark with red circle). And second question: When opening filter nothing was inside. must be in some kind of mesh? Thanks for answers.P1010536.jpg

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:39 PM

I don't know about the hole, but , yes , there should be a wire mesh"cylinder" inside. Also, you might want to disassemble the morain filter that is attached to the carb in the 2nd photo and soak it in carb cleaner or some such. The pores are very small, and will plug up with stuff an inline filter passes. Ask me how I know.

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