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    psychologically unstable(Buick OCD Issues)165 yrs old Valentines day 2015 first 39 spec opera cpe 1963 25.00 second feb 2013 LA CL A LOT MORE!Ex Navy AMS 3 aircraft TIN BENDER T28b'S Whiting field, FLA. carp/mech till pwr plnt operator tired & retired 30X40 pole bldg cant walk for buick junk, yes I sell some, I do have a wife after all! a '39 sp46s-- '40 56S and 56C-- '41cent66S--'55 66S--'64 spec 2dr sedan(post)455/th400--'72sky2drHT455/th400SW/pitch, 56 sp 4dr_Parts Yes I sell some, I do have a wife!

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  1. 2carb40

    My 55 Buick restoration

    Looks like top shelf work on your beautiful car. Always a joy to see a favorite being reborn with such expertise! Thanx for the inspiration to continue my own quest.
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    55 Century 66R Project

    Man, a guy can really get an advanced education hangin round here!
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    A dynaflow interchange question

    I put a 1956 dyna in my 55 Cent and posted alot about it. If you have a 55 Roadmaster or Super the 1956 is indentical in lengthand basically a bolt in. Its not the tailshaft needing to be changed, its the 56 fine spline ujoint, 55 has a coarse spline ujoint. 55 Spec and Century are 1" shorter. What model 55 do U have?
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    North Dakota: Weekleys Auto Parts, Grand Forks

    No, its been sometime since Ive been there. How could one give a "brief" description of a place this huge? Especially when this is not a "go ahead and wonder around yard" How about a hearty THANX 4 THE LEAD and now Ill use my time now to follow up? Gheese!
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    Steering Wheel Repair

    Hey Ben I have 2 Sup/Roadee columns with wheels still attached. Are all 56 wheels same? Lemme know if you need a cheap core to practice on.
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    1955 Buick Ant Sw

    Hey Sean I sent a private message. Sounds like we can win- win here. Please check pm's
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    1939 Spec/Cent running Brd brackets

    Thanx very much for displaying the photos. That confirms what I had hoped about being able to modify running board brkts to work without having them be poor substitutes. Now comes the decision on which option to go forward with. Im leaning toward reworking the running boards first to see how well they come out on a first attempt to glue new rubber to them. Next up, old hardened running board mat removal. Photos and text of that adventure to follow. Oh yeah, advice happily accepted!
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    1939 Spec/Cent running Brd brackets

    Hey Bob I have running boards on my car. They need to be recovered. I have Steele rubber repoduction replacement covers. I also have an almost complete NOS streamboard set, only need mounting brackets. I guessed running brd brackets could be modified to work on stream boards. I dont expect to find the "officially" correct streamboard brkts. Lifes 2 short! Running brd brkts are prolley gonna be my only option, but Id like 2 know what both look like b4 I buy brkts that wont work anyway! Thanks 4 any info ahead of time! PS best removal method for old rock-hard rubber orig covers?
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    1939 Spec/Cent running Brd brackets

    Yes please on the photos. I know the stream boards are different, but I was hoping to be able to modify brackets to work without a lot of drama. I have not seen streamboard brackets yet so photos would be helpful in deciding if other brackets will work or if have to hold out for correct. Any feedback appreciated!
  10. Looking for the four brackets that bolt the running boards to the sides of the frame on 1939 Buick Special/Cent.
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    Salvage or no

    Hey Matt Was told the difference in the 56 heads was a little "unshrouding" of the valves. Prior to 56 they still had 264s to use the same heads on with a smaller bore, combustion chambers were designed to accomodate both. Small amount of grinding on a 55 with a 56 head for comparison should make them match. Just repeating watt I's told.last pg photo cant download on this post. Standby!
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    Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    Thanx for the additional info. Nice to have a size choice, all else being equal. I wonder if the size difference affects flow volume between those two filters. There is also a "beta" rating which relates to the amount of particles that are filtered per cycle through the filter at the rated micron size. Filters for NASA are of necessity higher Beta rated for instance than auto engine oil filters which are a bit of a compromise in terms of micron size particles per run through to ensure enuff flow. Its a bit of a task to obtain that rating on a specific filter. The filters on the hydraulics on the Toro stuff I worked on had to have very high quality filters to avoid having sticky control valves and hydrostat damage.
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    Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    Thanx 4 the info Ben! Im going to switch to that 1522 Napa gold as well. That adbv is a great advantage, especially when one considers the fact that the most engine wear happens during cold start, or so Ive read anyway. Ive been using the Napa gold ever since I found out they were Wix brand filters, but stuck a different brand on impatiently for startup after pan and pump removal and cleanup. Bought my 55 without running it cuz it was worth getting regardless, but was happy when it seemed to run well. Heading 2 Napa mahnyawna!
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    1940 Super convert question

    1940 Buick Super converts dont have a "top motor". The top moves up or down with vacuum provided by the engine, if its in original configuration. Two large cylinders(approx 5-6" in diameter) contain a "disc" with a seal around the perimeter. When the control valve connects the engine vacuum to the cylinders on both sides the vacuum moves the disc up or down depending on pulling or pushing the knob on the spring back to neutral valve. Kiss principle. No fluid, no messy leaks.
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    1940 Buick Super Restoration

    old book, but still in business. Trunk lid spring (1759)not listed in newer catalog. Not open till after New year, but I'm gonna call to ask if they can still get 1759 which is approx $22 from Chevs of 40s. Many gm clips with photo ID included. Recommended.