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Everything posted by bunchabuix

  1. If you are just replacing the front motor mounts, remove the fasteners, place a wide board, IE 2x4, etc. under the oil pan and gently lift the motor enough to remove the mounts. If you are having them rebuilt, place a small block of wood in the space where the mount was & lower the lifting jack so the engine rests on the wood blocks. I recommend Steele Rubber in NC to rebuild the mounts. Turnaround is approx. 3-4 weeks. Jerry
  2. Thanks to all who responded, I might try the single action pump, Chev truck application, since I have eliminated the vacuum lines/routing & wiper motor already. Stay safe!
  3. Hi Matt & Craig, Thanks for your quick reply. Jerry BCA ROA
  4. I need to replace the fuel pump on my Century. I also replaced the vacuum wiper motor with an electric wiper motor, so I don't need the vacuum side of the fuel pump. Does anyone know if a single action fuel pump from 1957 or later will work on the '56?
  5. I replaced the steel brake lines on my '56 Century several years ago. I had the line that runs along the X part of the frame made in TWO pieces, had the fitting to join them together placed in an open area for ease of connection. Fishing a one piece brake line that's approx. 3 feet long thru the frame was next to impossible.
  6. Avgwarhawk, Thanks, I'll look for that bolt/stud again, I don't recall seeing it when looking for a place to attach the tube. Jerry
  7. 56Buick & old-tank, Thanks for your reply. Its been a few years since I removed the heads & other parts, including the draft tube. I don't recall having to undo the bell housing bolt to remove the tube, but there's a lot of things lately I don't recall. I suppose at the time I said to myself, " I'll surely know where the tube attaches" I bagged & tagged most things, and NOT having a bolt for the tube in a baggy & marked supports your reply that the fastener is the bell housing bolt. Best regards, Jerry
  8. RE: Crankcase vent System on a 1956 OOPS Sorry - My question about he draft tube attaching bolt---forgot to state. Buick is a '56 Century. Jerry
  9. If I may butt in here, I'm finishing up a valve job, putting the parts back, came to install the draft tube. Engine is in the car, wiggled the tube down behind the engine, scratching up the newly painted tube.Got under the car to attach the bolt thru the tube bracket, and I CANNOT locate where the draft tube bracket bolt attaches! Somewhere to the bell housing? Advise appreciated. Jerry
  10. Bob (Bhigdog), Thanks for confirming what I thought was OK to do. Always nice to have a 2nd opinion! Jerry
  11. Finishing up a valve job ( and more) on this engine, started to pour oil in it over the rocker arm assembly, as the valve covers are off, and noticed the oil drains very slowly down the push rod holes, making a mess as the oil overflows onto the spark plug holes & Exh. manifold! The distributor is still out of the engine. My Question - Can I pour the oil down the distributor "hole" ? I don't see a problem in doing so; just wanted another opinion B4 I do another dumb thing!! Thanks!
  12. Jim, Many THANKS for this information! I know of a couple of local guys who have the Fisher catalog, it didn't occur to me at the time to ask them. Jerry AACA BCA
  13. I've tried a few look up sources (Delco, Moraine, Rock Auto, ) trying to identify the application of the following part #s: Axle set of brake shoes in the Delco Moraine box P/N 514472 which also says "Half Set Pkge." In an original GM box (two boxes) outside door handles, R & L Group #10.527, P/N 1.4168322, and P/N 1.4168323. The handles are from the early-mid-fifties, based on their appearance. Appreciate any assistance in recommending additional look-up sites. Bunchabuix
  14. We remember Richard, his beautiful '52 Super sedan. We attended the BCA Nat'l. in the '90s, hosted by the KC Mid-America Chapter. My kids got a kick out of the chapter "logo" the mouse looking out of a Buick porthole! Our prayers are with you Richard, and your family. Jerry & Joan Bodden, BCA 1518
  15. Thanks JFranklin, that's the same answer the shop gave me!
  16. Timely information for me. Just finished having my gas tank cleaned @ a local radiator shop. It turned out good, some minor surface rust inside, when asked about coating the interior with a sealer, they said "its not necessary" What's your thoughts about using a "sholishing sealer" ? Thanks!
  17. I'm trying to assist someone who is long distance, possibly buy this car. He needs to locate the data plate, i.e. paint code, interior, etc. I told him it should be on the firewall, near the master cylinder and wiper motor. He sez its not there??. He located the VIN on the L/S front door jamb. Thanks for some guidance.
  18. OOPS! Wrong phone # listed at top of ad. Correct # 847/487 9755 Possibly why its still For Sale! Thanks, Bunchabuix
  19. This '64 Wildcat is still For Sale! thanks! Bunchabuix
  20. Rebuilt engine, Bucket seats & operating console with Tach. Dual Exhaust, Buick Road Wheels, Repainted Black Cherry (House of Color ) Garaged, not driven for several years, needs brake work & some interior work. Shows 13K miles, $10,500 Offer. 847/489 9755.
  21. Hi Pont35cpe, Good point about the measurements; I'll measure & re-post. Also, thanks for the tip about Chevs of the 40s .
  22. Looking for a pair that functions properly, finish not important. OR the springs inside to repair, or a source for the springs. Thanks, bunchabuix.
  23. When I replaced the brake lines a few yrs ago, I requested that they ( In-Line) make the long line in two pieces. A LOT easier to slide thru the frame in two pieces, and a bonus: saved some ship. costs as carton was smaller. Bunchabuix
  24. We've been to THIRTY EIGHT BCA National Meets. Some of the highlights: The first in 1971. Buick's 75th anniversary meet @ Flint in 1978, I was on the Meet committee, hosting Chicagoland Chapter meets in 1980 & 1995. Received Gold New Senior for my 1941 56C in 1997, St Louis; the Buick & GM Centennial in 2003 & 2008, on the Meet Committee for Charlotte, Carolina Chapter, 2012. BCA 50th in Allentown, 2016. We plan to attend OK this year, 2020 in OH, & Charlotte in 2021. Jerry Bodden #1518
  25. Brian, I sent you a PM last week, did you receive? I'm interested in the Brooklin ' Century. Thanks! Jerry
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