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About 59LandYacht

  • Birthday 12/02/1973
  1. I ended up bring mine to a shop where they installed a power brake booster and dual bowl bowl master cylinder from a 1970's full size GM pickup with 4 wheel drums. I did this mostly for safety reasons so I could feel comfortable having my family in the car and not worrying about losing all brakes at once. It did require a semi custom brake pedal that was a hybrid of my 59 pedal and a 50 Pontiac Bonneville pedal to get up to teh right placement on the firewall. this did require quite a bit of custom work on the pedal assembly. And you need to make sure that the booster is very shallow, otherwise the MC interferes with the battery. The washer fluid reservoir will need to be relocated as well. I had started with a fully restored 59 Booster/MC that I never quite trusted, hence the conversion. And the rebuild of the original Buick assembly cost me like $500 too, bummer. Good luck with your project!
  2. Thanks, I'lll look into a Pontiac one. Too bad you didn't say Chevy Impala, they seem to be really easy to find. My luck of course.
  3. Thanks for the quick response! I had been down that road a few years ago to no avail. It seems that the 59 Buick was too unique with little interchangeability of parts with other GM lines, and not a whole lot of demand for them as they never really got as popular as the Caddys etc. I guess I will have to take another stab at it though and see what they may have now that might be close.
  4. Bob, thank you for the reply. I need a different pedal assembly because in a 1959 Buick Electra with Power brakes the booster is mounted below the steering column. The other 1959 Buicks with manual brakes have the master cylinder location high on the firewall where a typical booster master cylinder would be. If I can locate a pedal of similar design to the 1959/60 manual assembly it will at least get me to the right height up the firewall and only the pivot point, pedal height off floor, push rod travel will need to be addressed/modified. Here is a link to what I am trying to accomplish that has been discussed by my 1959 forum, but just can't seem to get my hands on the parts I need. www.Buick-59.com :: View topic - Dual Master Cylinder Conversion Step-By-Step Thanks for any advice/help. Erek
  5. I am looking for a manual brake pedal assembly that is similar enough to a 1959-60 Buick assembly that it could be modified to update car to new dual bowl master with booster. Plan on using Cardone 50-1104 from a mid/late 60's full size Buick with 4 drums. Does anyone know of a GM pedal that is "close enough"? Thanks Erek
  6. I am looking to purchase a 1959-60 Buick manual brake pedal assembly and Master Cylinder mount plate. Please PM me if you have one available. Thanks Erek
  7. I am looking to purchase a 1959-1960 Buick manual brake pedal assembly and Master Cylinder mount plate. Please PM me if you have one available. Thanks Erek
  8. Want to buy: Brake assembly from a 1959 Buick with manual brakes and mounting plate for MC. I am looking to convert my 59 Electra 225 with a newer brake system with Dual master cylinders and a booster from a 70's? full size with 4 wheel drum brakes. If anyone knows of other 59 GM parts with the same (relatively) dimensions etc as a Buick that will work also. I understand this conversion will require custom work on pedal travel distances for correct pedal height and pressure, but that is for my shop to fix. I just need to give them a good start off point. Anyone done a similar conversion, I would love to hear about it. Thanks Erek
  9. I am looking for a 15x6 rim from a 1959 or 1960, for a 59 Electra. Must be in decent shape and hold air, color does not matter. Also looking for: 1) 1960 Buick pedal assembly 2) 1960 Buick power master cylinder support plate (located behind the master cylinder on the firewall) Again in usable condition. Thanks!
  10. Does anyone have a working turn signal switch for a 59 Buick Electra? Is the 59 switch compatible with other years? Or does anyone have a lead on a NOS part, I have been unable to track one down. It is a black box that is at the base of the steering column<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><meta name="ProgId" content="Word.Document"><meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 11"><meta name="Originator" content="Microsoft Word 11"><link rel="File-List" href="file:///C:%5CUsers%5CErek%5CAppData%5CLocal%5CTemp%5Cmsohtml1%5C01%5Cclip_filelist.xml"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><style> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.EmailStyle15 {mso-style-type:personal; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial; mso-ascii-font-family:Arial; mso-hansi-font-family:Arial; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial; color:navy;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --></style> with several electrical connections and a 3 position switch. This is the last part....hopefully.... that it needs to make it drivable. Thanks! Erek
  11. Great information, thanks for the help. Erek 59LandYacht
  12. I am in the process of finding a place to rebuild my gas tank from a 59 Electra that has had gas in it for 30+ years. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about the sandblast and ReNu process vs. sandblast and line with a bladder? I was looking at Moyer's gas tank service (blast and ReNu) Vs. a local place here in Connecticut that cuts it open, blasts it, and then lines inside with bladder and Rhino coat on outside. Anyone had any trouble with ReNu cracking breaking apart if tank ever gets hit by rock? Thanks for any input Erek
  13. Looking for a lid to my bottom half of air cleaner assembly. 16"diameter.
  14. Looking for an air cleaner lid for a 1959 Buick Electra w/ 401 engine. Bottom half is 16" in diameter. I am missing top. Thanks
  15. I had a 1974 LeSabre convertible with those covers on it, not positive if they were original to the car, but pretty sure.
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