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About 1950SuperPDX

  • Birthday 09/28/1982

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  1. So I lowered my 1950 Super and the front road really hard, would slam down just on the smallest bumps. So I checked the Hydraulic fluid in the knee action shocks, there was nothing in them! So try to find the correct fluid..almost impossible.. However I went to harbor freight and found: 15 Oz. Hydraulic and Jack Oil So if you're looking for the correct fluid for those old knee action shocks, its cheap and works great!
  2. Anyone know of a good online store to a new radiator for a 1950 Buick?
  3. Because the stock height looks a little silly. Cars were up high because most roads back then were dirt, so they were extra high. I lowered it very tastefully. Its very subtle and does not effect the originally of the car. After all if i want it back, there's just coils! Its not like I chopped it!! No not a street rod. I hate street rods, don't even say that word. Its a "traditional rod" just like how it was done in the 50's. Everything thing is staying original. Might eventually get painted (same color) other then that, thats all I'm doing to it. It also rides better now because of the center of gravity is lower.
  4. Well I finally went for it and lowered my 1950 Super. Cut one coil out of each spring in the front and rear. Lowered about 3". Its just enough, not too low and still handles and drives really well. Check out the pics!
  5. Wow, thats really awesome!! Very similar to my 50' Super. Spent many years parked in a barn. Right now it has 30k miles..
  6. Just plain old Straight 30w thats what these engines are used to and so why not just use it now! I run 30w with one QT of Risoline..
  7. wow that looks great!! what a cool car!
  8. Check this out: My 50' Buick tonight at Sunset. This weekend my car is going to be featured at the Concourse D' Elegance in Forest Grove, OR. Check out the pics
  9. It looks really nice however thats not the correct color. The Hirsch Turquoise is the correct color, it has just a tad more green. This is almost a sky blue..
  10. Damn this looks really good!!! awesome job!!
  11. I used the Aluminum. Also are you planning on painting your engine too? If you do here's the correct color for that: ENGINE ENAMEL-Hirsch Automotive Products
  12. This I can actually help a lot with! Here's what you want: EXHAUST AND MANIFOLD COATING-Hirsch Automotive Products I cleaned off my entire engine block, and the manifold with engine degreaser and an old cloth. Worked great. Here's the final product: and yes its brushed and I was able to get every little inch. You just have to cut your brush handle almost off, that will let you get in all the small cracks. Take a look: <a href="http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d95/hillsboroman/BUICK/?action=view&current=_MG_7835.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d95/hillsboroman/BUICK/_MG_7835.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <a href="http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d95/hillsboroman/BUICK/?action=view&current=_MG_7832.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d95/hillsboroman/BUICK/_MG_7832.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <a href="http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d95/hillsboroman/BUICK/?action=view&current=_MG_7822.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d95/hillsboroman/BUICK/_MG_7822.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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