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  1. Who sell remanufactured starters for 38 Special straight 8.... Also is there any one who sells starter solenoids.
  2. There was a thread awhile back about installing high torque fields in the late 30s starters on straight 8s for faster starting, I'm going to have a local shop over haul my starter and was wondering where I could get these...
  3. I bought every thing from Bob's, with bead, he sells very small screws to help hold it in place, I took small peices of felt after I was finished a glued it over the screw heads so the glass would not come in contact with the screw heads.. Also if you have your door completly stripped be sure to install your door latch first.. I just finished my doors about a moth ago, nice winter project..
  4. I had all new window cut from a local glass shop. I installed new tracks as well. What causes a lot of windows crack is where people put screws or rivits in the felt tracks. I bought small screws from Bob's and just used a couple to secure the channel. I tore out small peices of felt about 1/4" length and glued it over the screw heads, you can't tell that it's even there. This will keep the glass coming in direct contact with the screw heads. Besure to get your side measurments correct or it will rub against the channel when you roll the window up and down, use the old glass to get it aligned up right on the channel. You have a track adjustment to make after you get the glass installed. (Lower front of door) Push it in so it will kept the glass from jumping track. It's trail and error taking it apart and getting it back in.. Good Luck....
  5. Got it fixed.. one of the 4 screws that holds the regulator was a little too long..
  6. I just finished a 2 day job replacing the door glass, new felt, in my 38 coupe. After completion my door glass on the drivers side lacks 1/2" of going all the way down.. All my side adjustments are good, regulator seems to be good, and it rolls up and down very smooth, but stops about 1/2" from going all the way down. The teeth look very good on the regualator. I can't see any thing inside to cause a problem.. Ant ideas? Or is the as far down this window goes? My 38 4 door glass goes all the way down..
  7. Got it done... kind of a tough job, but the main thing I was careful of making sure the glass was in the right positition in the lift channel so it would not be too far left or right and rub the sides. I installed the glass in position before the final setting and aligned the glass where I wanted it and marked it with masking tape, and a marker. I talked to a local glass shop in town and he said, not to totally glue it in but use a couple layers of friction tape and glue, so if I ever needed to take it apart the tape will let the window come out of the channel much easier. I did have to use a couple of screw on the channel, but I took some of the clothe out of the extra chanel and cut some small peices and glued it over the screw heads, you can't even tell that they are covered. One door done and one to go..
  8. Restoring the doors on my 38, and was wondering if I used JB Weld to glue my window channels in place instead of small screws.. I see so many old cars with door glass cracked because of the screws. Any any one used this method? Also where can I get the door seal clips? Thanks
  9. Thanks for your reply. Here is some answers to your replys. The car is never in the rain, garage keep, gaskets are good, bulbs are from Bob's, I think his products are very good. Had the generator rebuilt 2 years ago, puts out 7.3 volts, my thoughts are heavy discharge at idle,then to 7.3 out put may be a problem, or head light switch, remember it has one position that turns the right head light off when you are passing a car. I will replace the buss bar, and the right socket. which could be shorting, but looks new. This will be my start. Thing is I never drive the car at night, but I'am tonight, I have clear bulbs in my fog lights and will depend on them.. thanks for all your replys no matter where your from.
  10. On my 38 Special my right head light buld "the originial bulbs" keep burning out. I'm 99% sure it's not a wiring problem, rewired 3 years ago. I put the new brighter bulbs in. I know some thime the glass breaks loose when you install them, but I super glue mine at the base before I install them... any ideas? It's alway the right side bulb...
  11. I would also pull the oil pan off and clean out the sludge. It could get sucked up in the pick up and completly shut your oil supply off.. I pulled mine after reading where some one posted on this site they burn up their engine,,, glad I pulled mine off, it was a mess,also raised my oil pressure,,, simple job, just drop the sway bar and it's a straight shot... good Luck... As said in these replys use only non detergent oil, or your engine will come apart..
  12. 1938 Buick model 47 on ebay.. rare car needs restored, barn find...
  13. I have a 1938 model 47 special slant back with dual side mounts. It's all original. I will not drive it down there. I''m going to see about a hauler to take it to Charlotte.. BCA sent me a letter wanting me to bring it down there because it's a rare car. I will have to see what the cost of all this will be...
  14. I have a 1938 4 door Special model 47 slant back with factory dual side mounts, unrestored, is there any of these registered?
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