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  1. I didn't get any email notices that there were responses to my post and was surprised today when I decided to check in and see if they were any responses. Thanks to all. Interesting information and suggestions. I did have a local guy who is know to have set up a few rear axles in his day take a quick look at it the other night. The first thing he noticed is the gear lash, he felt just by moving the ring gear by hand it was a bit loose. He gave me a pretty good lesson in adjust gear lash. Very interesting, always hear guys talking about it but never really knew what they were talking about and how to properly set it. I haven't gotten a chance to compare lengths of the OD set up and the tube in my '37 Special. I was told the OD unit is out of a '38 Special. Fortunately I parts out a '38 Special a couple of months ago and kept the axles in the hope I would be able to find a set of Century gears to install in it. I then fell into the the OD unit. Jim, thanks for the information on Glen, Circleville Ohio is about 500 miles from my home in SE Wisconsin and wouldn't be that bad of a drive to take it to him personally if I needed his help, I've driven farther in pursuit of car parts. Also, thanks for the suggestions for lube, I haven't tried to find what is needed so you saved me a lot of time. This unit does have the roller chain coupling. What really impressed me about this is the machine work on the coupling housing. I've been around machined and this has to be one of the best pieces of work I've seen. It is absolutely perfect. I have a governor from another OD I bought a while back that fits the whole, don't know if it's the correct one. I have another friend that built OD units for Model As that said he omits the governors in the units he runs on his car. I'm fortunate I know a few local guys who know quite a bit about older cars and will help me out getting this unit set up and installed.
  2. I know this is an old post but I just got an OD for a '38 Special. Before seeing in it person I thought it was a Lloyd Young unit. From reading one of the posts in this thread it sounds like it could be, it had the chain hook up in the front but there's part behind the OD unit that isn't in the pictures posted. There are four gussets and an extra section behind the OD unit. Another thing, the original poster said Lloyd told him the torque tube being modified had to be out the car it was taken out of, some cars had different length torque tubes. I putting his unit in a '37 Special. I do have '38 axles out of a car I parts out recently. I feel I got a good deal on the unit, I traded a '37 Roadmaster chassis and engine for it.
  3. I'm trying to find out what these fenders are from. I'm guessing early 1930s something. I looked at pictures of Ford, Chevy and other GM marques and haven't found anything that matches.
  4. Dan, I apologize for not getting back to you on the missing bracket. I didn't find anything else for seats. Looks like you're able to handle it. I think your new bracket looks a lot better than the original. Seats looks great in the car, glad it's all working out.
  5. This might work https://www.jegs.com/i/Performance+Trends/759/C230034/10002/-1?gclid=CjwKCAjw47eFBhA9EiwAy8kzNE4kGboA2tU1eyYn_TkAL5srJGLok2n_nKtKwAWcFe9LHWcOQVGE1xoCRi8QAvD_BwE
  6. Many years ago when my dad used my '49 Ford pickup in his auto repair business he installed a additional 12 volt system to do two things, jump start customers cars and to use to add extra umph to the starter on cold Wisconsin mornings when the truck didn't want to start on the 6 volt system. I tore the 12 volt system out when I restored the truck 25 years ago. He had a 12 volt generator mounted on a piece of steel plate bolted to the top of the flat six engine and used a 12 volt starter solenoid to send 12 volts to the starter using a push button on the steering column to activate it.
  7. I didn't mean to chase anyone off this discussion. I just made a comment and an observation. I'm sure there are many who are interested in the process. The best way to promote it would be on this board.
  8. Whenever I see someone doing this kind of major modification to a car I have to wonder what would happen if this failed and caused an accident. How would the government and the insurance companies handle this? I'm also kind of surprised by the reaction of the members of this board. When I first came on 10 years ago after buying my beater '37 Special I was attacked because I wasn't keeping my car totally stock. I even got some really nasty private messages from member telling me I shouldn't have gotten the car if I wasn't going to keep it stock. This is a major modification. Maybe the old geezers who came after me 10 years ago are no longer with us.
  9. Anyone need a crankshaft from a '37 248? Its free or going to the scrap yard. It's free if you can pick it or arrange for all packaging and shipping. I can make a wood crate and deliver it to anyplace within 25 miles of my location for $50 Located north of Milwaukee, WI
  10. I am usually on the Pre-war Buick board. I have a '37 and three Bonus Built Ford trucks but I've always had an interest in IH trucks since I was a kid and my dad bought a use '64 IH Travelall ex-police ambulance. Anyways, a person posted pictures of this truck on Facebook and I am really interested if anyone here would have any information on it. The posted only posted the following: "The first Connecticut State Police armored vehicle, in its current condition. So overweight, they ran dual wheels up front to distribute it. "
  11. I was very curious to see if the museum truck could be the same truck, how many 1922 Buick truck would have been made? I got a very nice reply back from the museum:
  12. In 50 years a lot could have been changed on the truck. Maybe the truck wasn't very original in 1970 and I'd bet no matter where it is now it probably doesn't look now like what it did back then. I'm not saying the trucks are the same truck but I would think within the last 50 years it most likely was torn down and redone. If it's still around I'd bet it doesn't look much like it did 50 years ago especially if it was bought by a person or place, like a museum, who would want to get it back to as close to factory specs as possible. I would suggest calling the museum and asking what they know of the history of the truck and what it looked like when they got it and what has been done to it. I'd be real curious.
  13. Ted, have you checked out the 1922 Buick truck at the The Sapulpa Historical Society in Sapulpa, OK? Looks pretty close to your dad's truck. A lot can change in 50 years. http://www.sapulpahistoricalsociety.com/volunteers.shtml Check out the bracing at the back end of the truck.
  14. Keep an eye on Craigslist. I use Google and tend to find some decent looking cars on there. Most are street rods or overpriced projects but every so often a gem will show up. You will probably have to travel to get one unless you're lucky enough to find one in your back yard.
  15. I was told ‘38 Limiteds had the windshield trim. Maybe not all of large models had it. I’ve found pictures of ‘38s but no 37s.
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