EdMinster

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  1. Hey guys thanks for all the help! I got the car started to day only having to turn the key (didn't need to pump the pedal or any thing). Now I just have to fine tune it all. I would never have found that adv mark on the flywheel if it were not for you guys. I could barely see it when I found it. Once I get the engine all tuned I was planing to move to the brakes. I have been looking around for interchangeable parts but haven't been too successful. I would love to convert the front drums to disc brakes without changing the front end. Ideally I would like to just remove as little as possible. I still want to use the same shocks and stuff but would like the braking power of disc. The disc are not necessary for me but would be nice. I was just wondering if you guys know of anything I could pull off another car or something. To go along with this I was looking at moving to power brakes. Do any of you guys recommend a car that I can pull off of or buy? Thanks again for you help.
  2. Thanks for your help guys. I will definitely give the vacuum a try for tuning. I Just want to get it close to the mark then go from there. I am slightly confused where you (First Born) are talking about. Here is what I was thinking when I said flywheel The marks on the right are arbitrary marks we were trying to work off of. The mark to the left I what I was thinking of but I don't think this is what you mean is it? I found the hole over on the clutch cover. I assume this is the mark you are talking about on it. Judging by this when you say flywheel you mean the plate that is visible through that hole not the "main pulley". If so I'm not sure I understand how I access that plate to find the mark. Would I be able to find it by removing the starter and use its hole or is there another method. Thanks again for your help and advice - Ed
  3. Hi I have a 1941 Buick Special 8. It has a 248 inline 8. I just got my radiator back and have been trying to get the car running. We were trying to figure out the timing but I don't understand how to do this with out the "degree scale" on later cars (excuse my lack of proper terminology). There is a mark or indentation on the flywheel but nothing to measure it against. As well I have been unable to find what the timing should be set to. All I can seam to find is "BTDC or as marked) I'm not fully sure I understand this. What mark are they referring to and what does it line up with? The last thing we were having trouble was the dwell. I found something that I think was saying between 21 an 30. I not fully confident it that value though. Below are some pictures. I am also in the process of converting to 12V. This is just a temporary setup while we are trying to get it working. There are more pictures at Edward Marciano's Photos - 41 Buick | Facebook Thanks for all your help guys Ed
  4. Hi I have a 1941 Buick Special 8. It has a 248 inline 8. I just got my radiator back and have been trying to get the car running. We were trying to figure out the timing but I don't understand how to do this with out the "degree scale" on later cars (excuse my lack of proper terminology). There is a mark or indentation on the flywheel but nothing to measure it against. As well I have been unable to find what the timing should be set to. All I can seam to find is "BTDC or as marked) I'm not fully sure I understand this. What mark are they referring to and what does it line up with? The last thing we were having trouble was the dwell. I found something that I think was saying between 21 an 30. I not fully confident it that value though. Thanks for all your help guys Ed ** I have moved this post to the prewar section and can't figure out how to delete this if you are interested here is the link ** http://forums.aaca.org/f165/1941-tming-adjustments-265449.html#post668157 sorry for any confusion