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  1. Not mine. I'm posting for a friend trying to find these a new home. His friend is cleaning out a building and was going to take them to the scrapper. Hopefully someone can use them. I don't know the prices, but they are willing to crate and ship. They are located in Oklahoma City. Please call Rob at four zero five six one five zero one seven five if you are interested. They think this is a IHC block and tranny so I'm posting it here. If someone could identify them that would be great. This is all the info I have. Thanks, Ashby
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    In-line blocks need a home

    Not mine. I'm posting for a friend trying to find these engine blocks a new home. His friend is cleaning out a building and was going to take them to the scrapper. Hopefully someone can use them. I don't know the prices, but they are willing to crate and ship. All blocks are located in Oklahoma City. Please call Rob at four zero five six one five zero one seven five if you are interested. *Updated to reflect forum members' input.* The blocks are 1 Buick straight 8, 1 Mopar slant 6, and 1 Chevy straight 6. This is all the info I have. The 2nd pic is of the 8, next 3 pics are the Mopar block and the last 3 are of the Chevy block. Thanks, Ashby
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    Oil pump shaft wear

    While I've got the oil pan off my 1937 Roadmaster to replace a leaky gasket, I pulled the oil pump to check it and clean the screen. The gears and housing look good. The cover has minor wear. The notch at the end of the shaft has some wear. Is this wear acceptable? Would you re-install and keep driving? The oil pressure has been good. It does get near zero when the motor is hot and idling. I'll resurface the plate as suggested to Liesberg in his thread. Are there torque specs for the oil pan? The new gasket is cork.
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    Car identification

    Trying to identify this car. This is the only picture I have of it. Thanks
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    1915 Hudson kingpins needed - who would have these?

    Marty, If you can't get them made locally, try Rare Parts. http://rareparts.com/ They made a set of upper & lower steering knuckle pins and bushings for my 1937 Roadmaster. Not the cheapest place, but the quality is good. Ashby
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    Vintage AACA plate topper

    Thanks for the responses. Hopefully the full history of these will come out one day. I look forward to Steve's article.
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    Vintage AACA plate topper

    I recently purchased this topper. It caught my eye because of it's old age and weight. The U's appear as V's. The back is inscribed "Pattern Do not destroy 1944" Maybe this was done to save it from a metal scrap drive? Any other ideas? Thanks
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    Differential cover torque specs

    I'm going to change out the rear end fluid in my 1937 Roadmaster and install a new differential cover gasket. What are the torque specs for the cover bolts? Thanks
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    Coachbuilt Buicks

    Two of the Buicks featured in the last Classic Car magazine were at the BCA's 50th Anniversary Celebration this past weekend. The owners were able to get the cars together for a photo opportunity. 1940 Buick Brewster Town Car and a 1937 Buick Roadmaster Franay-bodied Town Car
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    Auto parts catalogs covering 1930-64

    PM sent.
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    Spark plug question

    That's what I'm thinking. I was wondering if anyone knew of 1937 320 blocks receiving a 1938 head. Or maybe the head was replaced years later.
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    Spark plug question

    I went to change the spark plugs in my 1937 Roadmaster and ran into a curious issue. The shop manual says the original plugs were AC H9 (18mm). I bought some modern replacements (Autolite 386, 18mm) but they're too big. The plugs in my engine are AC-46, 14mm. I have an old Champion book that lists D16 plugs for 1929 - 1937 Buicks and RJ12C for 1938 - 1942 Buicks. Did Buick switch to 14mm plugs in 1938? The Standard Catalog of Buick says my engine serial number is late 1937. It's got a 1937 AA-2 carb, not an AAV-2 which was used in 1938. The car is definitely a 1937. So my question is why do I have 14mm spark plugs? My other question is what type of plugs are folks using in 14mm? I want to make sure I get the correct heat range, etc. Thanks
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    1937 Spark Plug Wires

    What color were the original spark plug wires in a 1937 Roadmaster? Was the coil to distributer wire the same? Were the boots straight on or 90 degrees? The shop manual wiring diagram doesn't seem to specify. Who's a good source for original type reproductions? Bob's, Narragansett, etc. Thanks
  14. Gary, I believe I have a spare door I can part with. I will look for it this weekend and send you a picture if you like. PM me your contact info.
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    Early headlight identification help

    Thanks prs519. I will carefully clean the lens and look for additional clues.