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  1. Anyone know what this is and what it does? I have a 40 Special,51, Special and 53 Super. Must go to one of them.
  2. It’s been a couple years since I’ve been there but there’s a glass shop that I used to deliver to in Lakewood Washington named B&B glass that had a large stock of 40s and 50s NOS GM regulators. 253-588-3684
  3. I know them very well as I used to(retired) deliver glass from Oldcastle glass to them. He has every pattern for every flat glass car ever made. Does a good job.
  4. I know where Peninsula Glass is virtually down the street from me. Last time I was there they did flat glass only.
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    I’m needing a new windshield for my 51 Special 4 dr and wondering if anyone has any experience with the glass from a couple vendors I’ve found? Bobs and Auto city classics? Pros,cons?
  6. Been awhile but it’s the torque tube that’s 1/4” longer,can’t tell the difference,the wheels are centered in the wheelwell.,track width is the same.
  7. I put a differential complete with torque tube from a 50 Special into my 40 Special,straight bolt in. The overall length is 1/4” longer than the 40.
  8. I don’t have those pieces but I parted out 3 40 sedans if you need any smaller items.
  9. Anyone know how to tell the difference between a 6 or 12 volt starter by looking at it?
  10. The end of the tube where it goes into the pump is not sealed and looks like it could suck air.
  11. I have the same one on a 53 Super,51 Special and a wall hanger to go on my 40 Special. Is it for sale?
  12. Does anyone know if an oil pump pickup tube for the 51 Special has a rubber O ring between it and the pump? Looks like it should but I don’t have one on mine.
  13. Mine also need a new top tank which drove the price out of sight. I’m on the list for a new one from classic radiator, about 550 + ship. Guess I’ll wait it out.
  14. Finally got my 1940 “SSE” fired up yesterday. After a lot of backfire and screwing up the firing order twice, I got it to run barely. Realizing the distributor was way advanced I backed it off and it fired right away. Settled to a reasonable idle. Good oil pressure, loose alternator belt was only issue. Further timing and carbs adjustment will bring it into line.
  15. They’re ALL fun projects to start with. Steady nerves and a stiff upper lip will carry you through.?
  16. I took it to a good old car radiator shop that has done lots for me in the past and they told me $850. Classic has repro but there is a long waiting list.
  17. Still need a good not needing repair radiator. Does any one know if there is a place besides cap a radiator or classic that does repro?