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  1. Ok everyone, i would like to thank all with their advice and how to"s on my heating problem of my 40, took all advice and followed as follows, found out the radiator and a small leak and blockage, took out the bypass valve housing, installed frost plug with the 5/16th hole in it, did not fill up the radiator to allow for expansion, AFTER ALL OF THAT, GUESS WHAT------SUCCESS WHOO WHOO, it runs around 160-170 degress, took it to a show about 10 miles from me, on the interstate driving, and to top it off, my 40 won best of show, so to everyone who helped me get this problem solved, a much appreciated thanks, thanks Bob!
  2. Ok, have a question for Flyer15015, i have took the bypass valve housing out and see the brass valve and shaft inside the housing, once out i dont understand what you are saying about taping a frost plug drilling a 5/16th hole in the center?, Hope you can reply to this, thanks Bob
  3. SO, took it out for a small drive, noticed the car was heating up, hanging around the 185-195 degree, so headed back, let it idle a bit then shut off, temp continued to rise to 200 while sitting in garage, i did check the bottom hose today after forgetting to check it before the drive, NO SPRING, so will take care of that soon, dont know if that could be the culprit, as i said did the back flush till clear water continued, while doing that the temp remained about 145-150. if all this continues, will try the muratic acid treatment, again thanks to all for your continued help, thanks bob
  4. OK everyone, thanks for all of the advice, i just back flushed it this morning, will refill tomorrow and give it a try, thanks for the lower hose spring will check that tomorrow also, will let everyone know what the verdict is tomorrow, again thanks to all that gave me their tips and advice, take care and wish me luck, thanks Bob
  5. Ok, thanks for all the info, i will put the thermostat back in, and will just cover the radiator not topping, it is a 50/50 mix, again thanks for all the info!
  6. HI guys, thanks for all the info, the radiator was properly done from a radiator shop a few years ago when i did the restoration, what do you all think about disconnecting the upper water jacket minus the thermostat and basically do a back flush?
  7. Engine was rebuilt properly, cooked out etc, so do you still think that would be the problem?
  8. Ok guys, give me some of your expert advice please, took the 40 Buick out for a ride, i have done a full restoration on this car, won my 1st place senior at Hershey in 2016, engine rebuild etc, i do not drive this car very much, so i decided to start driving it this year, it's time to start driving this car and have some fun. So after you know all of this, i took it out this past Sunday for about a 15 mile dry, when i got back and shut it off, the radiator overflowed out of the overflow tube. I decided to take out the thermostat, took it out today watching the temperature rise as i drove at about a 50 mph pace, again when i got home same problem, temp reached about 195-200 degrees with no thermostat. So i think it is either a clogged radiator or water pump not working, no leaks any where, so after that what would you all approach 1st, as always thanks for all the advice and help i have received from this forum!
  9. Al, thank you for getting back to me, my friend is asking $65.00 for it, says thats what he paid for it, again thank you!
  10. HI EVERYONE, I NEED SOME HELP IN IDENTIFYING WHAT YEAR THIS PART GOES TO, IT IS A LICENSE PLATE HOLDER(BUICK) IN THE WORN BUICK BOX WITH THE NUMBER 981552, GROUP NUMBER IS GONE, ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED, AGAIN THE NUMBER IS 981552, THANKS FOR THE HELP!
  11. 55 NOMAD AFTER LOOKING AT THE 55 NOMAD THAT MATT HAS PICTURE OF, COMPARED TO THE RED ONE, WHAT PARTS DO YOU KNOW OF THAT ARE MISSING, AND WHAT BUY IT NOW CASH PRICE ARE YOU AFTER, THANKS BOB
  12. FIRST OFF I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR REPLYING TO ME ABOUT THIS VEHICLE,, I DIDN'T MENTION WHAT IT WAS OTHER THAN IT WAS A 626 MODEL, IT IS A 626 ROADSTER, I AM WAITING ON PICTURES, WHEN I GET THEM I WILL TRY TO POST THEM HERE AND THEN ALL WILL HAVE BETTER OPINIONS ON WHAT TO DO, GET IT OR RUN AWAY , IT IS IN ROUGH SHAPE MISSING SOME KEY ENGINE PARTS, (CARB,MANIFOLD ETC,), I DO MY OWN WORK, I AM A BUICK GUY BUT I ALWAYS WANTED A PACKARD, BEAUTIFUL CARS, WHEN I BUY A CAR I ALWAYS LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING TO SELL IT SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE I WILL BE ABLE TO GET MY BEST POSSIBLE PRICE BACK REALIZING I MAY NOT GET WHAT I HAVE IN IT BUT ELIMINATING A POSSIBLE BLOOD BATH, I LOOKED UP THE PRICE GUIDE TO GIVE ME SOME GUIDANCE ON PRICING, IT SAID VALUE NOT ESTIMABLE, SO I NEED SOME GUIDANCE ON THAT, MATT THANK YOU ON YOUR COMMENT ABOUT LOOKING AT THE COMPLETENESS OF THE CAR AS WELL AS THE CONDITION. IT IS ROUGH BUT I HAVE DONE ROUGHER, AGAIN THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS. I OWN A 40 BUICK COUPE CONVERTIBLE IN WHICH I WON MY I'ST PLACE SENIOR AT HERSHEY 2016 AND NOMINATION FOR A NATIONAL AWARD, AND A 64 SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE WAITING IN THE WINGS TO BE DONE. AGAIN THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSES AND LOOK FORWARD TO OTHER COMMENTS, THANKS BOB
  13. How rare are 1929 626 models and is it hard to get parts for them, i have a chance to buy one that is in very rough shape, thoughts would be appreciated, thanks ahead of time
  14. Hey guys, thanks for all the input, sorry i had not responded, my son has been sick for over a week and i am home by myself right now, i do have a 54 rear end so when spring breaks i will be looking at this possibility, thanks again for all the help i have received on these forums.
  15. OK GUYS AND LADIES, I AM LOOKING AT A CAR IN CALIFORNIA, I AM IN MARYLAND, THE OWNER WANTS DOWN PAYMENT OF $2000, BALANCE IN 7 DAYS. I HAVE SENT HIM A QUESTION IF HE WOULD BE ABLE TO HOLD THE CAR WHILE I DO MY HOMEWORK. WAITING ON REPLY (JUST SENT HIM THE ?) HAS ANY OF YOU DONE THIS AND HOW DO YOU GET EVERYTHING LINED UP TO MAKE SURE HE GETS HIS MONEY AND I GET MY CAR, ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, THIS IS MY HOMEWORK THANKS BOB