Misterbuickguy

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  1. Can't I get more help on this topic?? Really need to resolve the issue with these soft, spongy brakes. I plan to tow in the next several weeks and I'm wondering if this ABS system is a help or hindrance???? All help-thoughts-suggestions, experience with this brake system is appreciated.
  2. Thanks for your insight. I may have ti live with this, but will continue to wish others can provide some additional info. I have been told that some people have actually removed this setup for better braking. We'll look into that as well.
  3. Sorry for the late reply. I have 2-1961 Buicks, plus a 64 Buick Skylark Wagon which I am trying to sell. Am restoring my 61 LeSabre Convertible. The 64 is rare, as it is a 64 early Skylark Wagon. As far as I can tell, 64 only year for a Skylark wagon. Have a ton of NOS parts for it. My age and health force sale of this gem. Want it to go to a good home.
  4. I just recently purchased a 96 Suburban K1500 4x4. It's loaded with all the 'bells and whistles' including the ABS system. Having never driven a vehicle with this system, I am having quite a time adjusting to this braking system. I will be using this van for towing. The brakes are presently very soft. This after replacing the front calipers, pads and rear brake shoes and bleeding the entire brake system. I have not started towing yet, but the low 'soft' pedal has me really worried. Previously, I had an 89 4x4 that would stop on a dime No ABS. I understand there were problems with this system. some people simply remove it; other replace the module. I'd like to hear from users in this group on the best advice on what to do to achieve a firm pedal. Thanks to ALL for your help!!
  5. Selling a rare station wagon that's been an ongoing project, but forced to see due to declining health. This white wagon is an early 1964 wagon. There are tons of new and NOS parts included in the sale, including : NOS Grille NOS Rear Quarter Panel - Passenger Side NOS Center Link New Carpeting ReChromed Rear Bumper NOS Back Up Lights (Mount in Rear Bumper) Extra Side Mouldings Used Steering Wheel (Original is cracked) 14 inch Mag Wheels Door Panels are in very good condition. Seats need some repair. Could be redone, but it would be expensive. Pictures upon Request 300 V8 Engine with Rochester 4 Barrel Carb Extra carbs included, along with several extra NOS carb kits. Rebuilt 300 Transmission and Torque Converter This must be a CASH sale. No trades. Car is in NE Nevada Here's a rare opportunity to own a truly classic vehicle. Accepting offers. Thanks for your interest! GO BUICK!
  6. This unit is STILL available. MUST GO. Make me an offer NOW>
  7. Need the whole turbine assembly, pictured in upper left hand corner. Please send PM with info and price. Thanks very much. Photo posted in ad on AACA back in 2013. Just to be legal.
  8. Need the whole turbine assembly, which contains the first turbine and the 2nd turbine assembly/carrier. Please send PM with info and price. Thanks very much.
  9. Just stumbled upon a shop in California that specializes in rebuilding Dynaflows and other early transmissions. I just have a feeling that he is expensive. (Just my gut feeling). Since Dynaflow rebuilders are getting rare, I'm posting the name of the shop and website. The shop is located outside Bakersfield, California. http://www.vintagetransmissionrebuilding.com/ Email: rsylvis@sbcglobal.net
  10. I am trying to find a 61-63 Dynaflow torque converter for parts. Sure would appreciate your help. Thanks in Advance!! Converter pump in upper left corner needed most.
  11. I'd like to add a name to the list of Dynaflow rebuilders. Owner Rick Smith at Henderson Transmission in Henderson, Nevada does Dynaflow rebuilds, along with other classic rebuild transmissions. The website is www.hendersontransmission.com .
  12. Looking for good used front pump plate out of a Dynaflow tranny 1957 to 1963. Not sure if earlir years are the same. Typically, this part causes complete unit failure. Many times, the front pump gouges out the front of the pump plate for a variety of reasons. The one from my transmission has a slight gouge. I don't want to take a chance and put it in. So hoping for a nice used one. Thanks everyone!!
  13. I have the same problem with my 61 Dynaflow. The problem...according to Dynaflow repair experts, is the front clutch pack. Replace the frictions and steel clutches. I had same problem. Low and reverse (as I' m told) are not on same band. I think to tackle the problem and since 99% of the transmission has to come apart, it's best to just get it rebuilt. Good Luck.
  14. Let he, who is not guilty of the same offense, cast the first stone. What a waste of time. Glad to know there are people out in Buickland who has too much time on their hands.
  15. They look like 14 inch wheel covers. Have seen many of them on buicks with 14 inch wheels circa 1964 and 65. Perhaps 66 and later. Hope it helps a bit
  16. Hello. Getting ready to install new friction and steel clutches in my Dynaflow transmission. However, I see postings where people say to soak the frictions for up to a half hour before installing. Not sure if this applies to later transmission models. Can some of you more experienced transmission specialists weigh in?? Many Thanks!!
  17. I have an 89 3/4 ton Suburban with the TH 400 transmission. I do hauling with it mostly. I'm investigating options for the FI unit on the truck. Van gets only about 11 miles to the gallon, no matter if I'm towing or not. Aside from an upgraded FI unit, I have heard of a torque converter for hauling and RV applications. Before I make a move, thought I'd ask members of this forum for their thoughts and suggestions. The truck has been bulletproof. Has never stranded me, always starts, regular maintenance. Thanks very much for your help.
  18. OK, I'll ask around. Many Thanks for the info on Espo Springs and things. Will be ordering a pair and some pads tomorrow when I get paid. Appreciate your help. Mike Allen. Alive and well in Casa Grande, Az and Elko, NV (when it's super hot in AZ).
  19. While I have you here helping, perhaps you can recommend a place that does dash restoration. Have a 61 LeSabre Convt. that has cracks in the dash from sitting in the sun. Now housed inside. I can take pad off. Any experience with a restorer????
  20. I went to the site and did a LiveChat. Got into and price. Looks good. I'll change out the rears, but think the fronts are bad as well. Before I got car, had been sitting for quite a while. Engine less than 90K, inside well preserved, nothing drastic. Good cleaning. Thanks very much for the info. I'll do business with them
  21. Where did U purchase from? I see Eaton Springs widely advertised. I guess they are pretty good. Is this where you obtained yours?? Thanks for your help.
  22. How can I raise the rear end on this car? Problem not getting better, needless to say. Soon to start restoration. Ever since I have owned, the rear end has always sagged. Difficult changing rear tires. Need to get rear raised in order to move car and repair. Has anyone used these devices that raise the springs? If so, please recommend. To make car level, font springs may have to raised as well. Any and all advice urgently needed. Thanks to All. GO BUICK!!