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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. Are you planning to turn this car into a streetrod ?

    I cannot understand WHY you chose to lower it ???

    Unless you are planning a rod project ?

    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.

  3. 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:

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    <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>

  4. Hey there might, There should be a drain plug right in the middle at the bottom of the back of the diff. (thats where mine is) Anyway, just drain her out and make to clean it up real good, new gasket and straight 90w is what you want. Take about half a gallon. I just did this on mine last week. That old original 90w was real thin and it was leaking out the bottom of the diff. Everything is great now. Napa sells straight 90w for about 12 bucks a gallon.

  5. I have to thank Pete Phillips for doing such an awesome job on this issue. Its really really good!! I enjoyed every article. I've been showing everyone I know the article on my car. I still can't believe that my car is on the cover!!! its amazing!!

  6. yea i think what I'm gonna do it keep changing the filter until all that crap is out of it. I changed the tank in my 52' chevy and that was a hassle..so we'll see how bad this filter gets. I drove around yesterday and so far its clean so maybe that was it. That one had been on there since November

  7. So check this out. Was driving this morning on the freeway about 55-60mph and it felt it hesitate for a second, then i let off the gas and then slowing accelerated and it acted like it was loosing power, and felt like the tranny way slipping and just not going. So I managed to baby her home and stop and get a new coil on the way home also.

    Installed the new coil and took her for a spin, no problems at all....until tonight, I decided I better take her up to 50-60mph and she did it again...acted like the tranny was slipping and felt like it had a real heavy load, so I thought well maybe it could be as simple as a fuel filter. Sure enough my 1st filter in line is almost totally clogged!! Attached is a pic...(i will be changing that out tomorrow!)


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