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  1. 57 Century, Glad you could help Gary. Now I am looking for some help. I need the dimensions of the aluminum trim attached to the headliner on the interior of the 66R, from the A pillar to the C pillar. I think that they are aluminum, and I have 2 sets, but not sure if they are the right ones. Also a picture of one of them installed would be totally appreciated. Thanks! Jim
  2. Lance, I bought mine from David Edwards 10 years ago..still works like a champ, no leaks at all. Highly recommend his material. He will get you the right one for your car. There are subtle differences between 57, 58 and 59 on the torque ball. My 2 cents worth.
  3. Looking for a pair of AC Dash outlet ducts for a 1957 Buick Special or Century. Restorable condition OK. PM me with details if you have them.
  4. Mike, Had the same problem with my 57. All of the sudden, started to have issues and seemed like fuel problem. I did everything you did, and finally took out the Petronix ignition that I put in, and put points / condenser in, and re-timed it. Runs like a champ. I did some research and the Petronix does have some issues, especially with heat. That was my experience. Try that and see if it doesn't help. Jim
  5. Just my 2 cents worth, from what I have seen, the molded door handle / panel isn't the original. If you look at the 1957 Trim and Fabric book, they show for a Century and a Caballero a plastic molded piece, with tails so to speak that attaches to the door through the door panel. I respect Buick Man, and he is a pretty well versed Buick detail individual. However, I would venture to bet that the door panels, with integrated door holders were a late model year add, as Buick moved to that type in 1958 model, or conversely, the individuals doing the trim restoration on these vehicles had no
  6. Hi - here is a link to my 1957 Buick Restoration. Hope it is helpful to you
  7. The installation on the back glass for a Special / Century doe not use any rope or cord for install. It is installed by way of the inner garnish moldings holding the reveal moldings in place, by putting pressure on the seal. I used the CARS seals for my 1957 Buick Special, which used the sedan version of the seals and had no problems. You do have to work the seal a bit around the glass, but it fits and will work. It is very good if you can follow the directions as indicated in the 1957 Buick Body manual, which provides the procedure for the removal and installation of the glass, garnish and re
  8. David, That would be great. Thank you very much. Keep me posted. Jim
  9. I'm looking for an evaporator housing for 1957 Buick from an AC system car. If it come with the evaporator core, that's a bonus. Please PM me if you have one or a lead on one. Thanks.
  10. David, Another observation on your engine compartment photo. It looks like the housing is attached to a spacer of some sort. I would also be interested in seeing photo's of that as well. I am curious as to what is housed in that spacer. Baffles? close out plate for vent? Has to be something in there. Help me with my curiosity if you can. Thanks again.
  11. David, That is a great idea! If I could ask you to provide me with the measurements or even photos with a ruler as a reference, that would be fantastic. I have the capability to make it out of fiberglass / carbon fiber material. Just would need the measurements with the features and a few detailed photo's of how it is attached, where outlet holes are, etc. Not sure anyone has one to loan out, but if so, I would be more than happy to pay for shipping to my place in Troy MI and ship it back once I have measurements / 3D model. Let me know if you can help a 57 brother out!
  12. Factory Evaporator went out in engine compartment on firewall, hence the looking for the 1957 Evaporator housing. Good observations on the eBay unit. As per David's (Buickman) comments, I am trying to get 1957 controls and components and put new, modern "guts" to them. I have been perusing the Summit Racing components listing and the Tahoe Evap core is one that was on the top of my list as a unit to use. I am doing this to a 57 Estate Riviera Wagon, so I don't have a trunk mounted option there, and the plumbing, even if i had the option would be night-marish to say th
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