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About jvelde

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  • Birthday 07/01/1947

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  1. There are supposed to be dust caps on the top - on my '39, they are 1 inch diameter. Might measure the top opening to be sure that is the same on your '35 special. I think I found them at NAPA. Might be called Freeze Plugs or Expansion Plugs - domed shape that you insert and center punch to expand and seal the top opening.
  2. It isn't '38, they had either Stromberg or Marvels, and '39 used Carter WDO 419-S (which the pictured carb is not) or Stromberg AAV-26. So, either earlier than '38 or '40 or later. Maybe Carbking can chime in.
  3. It is thick, I used a thin wooden strip to “spoon” it in. Took some time, but I have no more leaks from using thinner material.
  4. Here is photo of what I use. Comes from Restoration Supply in Escondido, CA.
  5. Great time at the BCA National Meet - here is the view from our hotel window! Only a part of the show field, trees were blocking the remainder.
  6. Are you trailering or driving this beauty to the meet? And, when are you going up, we are driving the ‘39 up on Tuesday....?
  7. We drove the entire planned Route - 66 tour on Friday, and everything was fine. All the roads were clear, no flooding was apparent, and other than seeing a couple of trees down, we saw no signs of damage. Should be a great tour!
  8. Had the '39 out several times in the past week, and a couple of photos are attached. The Buick at Farmers Branch Historical Park parking lot, their sign, and the mileage on the speedo (not the swim suit) when i got home.
  9. Might try a small squirt of WD40 to see if it will unglue it.
  10. Sent you a Private Message concerning our AACA group. John V.
  11. Our local AACA group had our Spring Tune-Up Tour Sunday, 19 cars and 43 people. Met at Texas Motor Speedway and then toured back roads toward Decatur, where we stopped at the NRS (National Ropers Supply) for lunch and a brief business meeting. Logged about 130 miles on the '39 Buick.
  12. Took the Coupe to the AACA meeting last Sunday. Meeting was at The Pump House at White Rock Lake - old Dallas Water Department pump house.
  13. Welcome, great to have another '39 on the Forum - we like to help if any is needed. Also, we require photos! John V.
  14. Some info for you about trunk lid supports: https://www.fillingstation.com/detail/6013/Chevrolet_193740_COUPEZINC_DECKLID_SUPPORTS.html Appears the supports are out of stock but they will notify you when available, Part GR-158 $165.00 per pair. Hope this helps. John V.