Ben Bruce aka First Born

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  1. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    Steering Wheel Repair

    Unfortunately? Better hope she does not see that post. Ben
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    Static Collector - Do these actually do anything?

    Buick used BALL bearings, Sean. Ben
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    Battery cable terminal problem 6v

    Did you try turning the terminal over? Ben
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    39 Special starter ring gear wanted!

    Larry, I was able to clean up the leading edges of the teeth on my '50. I used a 3" hand held grinder with a thin grinding disk. Several thousand miles and still going. Ben
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    Help! Standard pistons size , 1949 Buick super

    Thanks for the pictures. They confirm a 248 CI engine. And POWER STEERING. Where are you? Ben
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    Help! Standard pistons size , 1949 Buick super

    Selim, could you please post another picture of the driver side of the engine, below the manifold? Thanks Ben
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    1950 Buick Special data tag

    Lump, in case you are not aware, the Data plate is on top of the cowl, passenger side. Ben
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    1950 Buick Special data tag

    Looking for a usable cowl tag- data plate- Body by Fisher - Tag. Mine is very corroded. Re pos are available and look just like that. Must read 1950 MOD 50 41D STYLE NO 50 4469D Be nice if trim no 43 paint no 04 Am I dreaming? Hope not Thanks Ben
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    BOD Candidates

    I'll bet you have ,Terry. The old phrase "you can't fight city hall " comes to mind. Status quo is a tough thing. Just ask the Donald! Ben
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    BOD Candidates

    That #3 is important! Ben
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    BOD Candidates

    Hear, Hear. Ben
  12. Ben Bruce aka First Born

    1950 Special 41D data tag.

    My birthday is coming! Someone surprise me. Ben
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    1950 Special 41D data tag.

    Looking for a decent cowl data tag. Mine is moth eaten. New ones are pricey an are new. Would look out of place. Someone has parted out a '50 Mod 41D and kept this bugger. Thanks Ben
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    Ben's 1950 Buicks

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    Ben's 1950 Buicks

    The Special I refurbished. Rebuilt the Engine. Except for interior and paint, all work was done by myself with welding help from a son. The Special was then driven to Ames in July 2010. Then driven to Salado, Tx in April 2011 to the Buick and BlueBonnets show. And the good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise , I will drive it to Concord I June. The Super is almost as found . Very driveable as is. But I am not brave enough to drive it any distance, although I did drive it home tp MO from San Antonio, TX. So, John D, I guess if you are to see the Super, you will have to come visit me! Just say the word, and we will put on a pot of beans and a pan of corn bread. Ben
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    Ben's 1950 Super Mod 52

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    Ben's 1950 Super Mod 52

    Hi all, Some of you may remember when I bought this car from a guy in San Antonio. It showed up at one of the Texas shows in 2008, I believe. Pictures of it next to Bill Stonbergs '47 are in a Bugle that year. It came up for sale in the spring of 2009, and I jumped in and bought it. I have driven it around some. Actually drove it home from Texas. But mostly , it took a back seat to my Special. Well, I decided to clean it up a little. A lot of elbo grease and a lot of 600 wet/dry sandpaper later, this is what it looks like. Also some before pics for comparison. Ben
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    Modified 263 for my 1950 41D

    Jim, good to hear from you. Sorry I did not see this earlier. Yes, the A/C is mounted and happy with the outcome. I was looking for pictures for another forum and found your post. Apparently I did not post pictures! I ended up mounting the compressor on the original generator mount. With a couple of spacers the inside pulley of the double pulley is lined up with the crank and water pump pulley. THEN the alternator is mounted atop the compressor and driven from the outside of the compressor double pulley. Works well . No slipping. Have not even needed to tighten belts. Ben
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    Modified 263 for my 1950 41D

    I have decided, in my 2nd [or 3rd] childhood, to "HOP UP" a 263 for my '50. The plan is custom pistons for a bore as large as practical. Cam grind for better performance. A little head work. To start of, I acquired a 1951 263 from Evan Ritter over in East Texas. It has been sitting in his shop for several years. He said 17. It is from a Dynaflow car, but he had a standard crank. I will need a Bell Housing and flywheel. Looks like that will come from Pete Phillips. Need a few lifters, fortunately, Bill Stoneberg came to the rescue. Pictures of the Engine as found. A little grotty!. Just a LITTLE rust. I have seen worse oil pans. I will attempt, over the next few days, to bring this up to date Enjoy Ben Just a LITTLE rust
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    1940 Buick Super Restoration

    That's what second gear is for! Seriously, I installed a 3.36 to 1 in my '50 with 248 CI.. I had no problem, or at least none I recall. Ben
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    Avanti R2, 1963, refresh

    Poor thing! A YEAR? Unforgivable!. Ben
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    Raise your hand if you drove at least one old Buick this weekend

    Took George for a run today. Enjoyed the beautiful NO TX winter. MAY add a pic when I locate my phone! Ben
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    1956 4 barrel motor/ tranny still needed

    Do you need WHEELS with those RIMS? Ben
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    1949 Buick Road Master model 70 starter issue?

    YES. Front is #1 Ben
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    1949 Buick Road Master model 70 starter issue?

    Carpet NOT involved. The timing "hole" is just above the starter. About 1" square. The cover may or may not be there. More missing than not, I expect. Twist the distributor CW to advance [ speed up ] the timing. Ben