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  1. Welcome, great to have another '39 on the Forum - we like to help if any is needed. Also, we require photos! John V.
  2. 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.
  3. Google Fisher Body Manual for 1939-1940 - page 60 & 61 have some info on the trunk lid mechanism. The Old Car Manual Project has many of these manuals on-line.
  4. Didn't see a complete front inner wheel bearing part number, but here is what is listed in Master Parts List 1928-1941: 1932 Series 60 Front Wheel Bearing Inner Cone - Group # 6.314 Part # 909526 1932 Series 60 Front Wheel Bearing Inner Cup - Group # 6.316 Part # 909626 1932 Series 60 Front Wheel Bearing Inner Balls And Separator - Group # 6.318 Part # 909726 John V. Edit - in the Hollander Interchange Manual it appears the front inner wheel bearing is Part # 909026. Hope this helps!
  5. Bob's says they have them in limited supply for Model 40: https://bobsautomobilia.com/engine/flywheel-ring-gear-1939-52-s.40-50-.-frg-393/ JV
  6. Bussa, can you post some current photos and any updates on condition. Thanks.
  7. Available from Bob’s Automobilia - www.bobsautomobilia.com part number HB-48, $2.50 per bumper.
  8. On my '39 Special I took the differential cover off and could see the markings showing the gear ratio (see photo).
  9. Wheels in ‘38 & ‘39 on Specials (series 40) were 16” and tire size was 6.50X16.
  10. Weekend before last we had the 50th Annual Bug Tussle Trek through East Texas. We had 73 registered cars and a few tag-a-longs for the departure from Farmersville. First stop was Leonard, followed by Bonham and then a stop where Bug Tussle used to be for some cheers and general foolery with photo evidence to embarrass the participants. Next stop was Honey Grove for sack lunches we each bought with us. Honey Grove provided their Community Center (with A/C) at the cost of two cans of food per person for their food pantry. From Honey Grove we proceeded to Paris for our banquet in a building at the fair grounds. Hospitality room at the hotel following the banquet was well attended and lasted into the evening. You can view a video of some of the cars here: http://bugtussletrek.com/ A couple of photos of our car I took after we got home from the tour - about 275 miles.
  11. Bruce, did you ever figure out what the problem was? Always good to report the fix for someone else to learn from. Thanks.
  12. If you disconnected the Battery wire from the Horn Relay to silence the horns, it should not be draining the battery. If, however you just took the wire off each horn to silence them, the short is still active. The battery connects to the Horn Relay on the middle contact according to the wiring diagram in the Shop Manual. Still think your issue will be in the horn contact on the steering wheel, since that is where you were cleaning when it started.
  13. Bruce, Welcome to the Forum, always good to have another Pre-War Buick person on board. I noticed you have posted this in the AACA General Discussion section. If you scroll on down to the Buick section and post there in the Pre-War Forum, you will get your questions in front of more Buick people familiar with your vehicle - and they are really knowledgeable and helpful. Post some photos of your car when you get a chance, we love seeing what others have and are working on.
  14. Well, I do not know why it isn't showing discharge...! Just looked in the Bob's Catalog, and the Horn Button Separator is Part # HS-370 and is listed as $4.25. If you are not familiar with them, they have all sorts of Buick parts.
  15. The horn will only honk when grounded, so I suspect whatever caused it to come on is still grounding the circuit and draining the battery. I would take the horn ring off and see if there is something that has allowed the circuit to complete that needs to be fixed. There is a foam rubber separator between the horn ring and the horn contact plate that may have broken down. Bob's Automobilia (www.bobsautomobilia.com) has the parts if this is what you need. Photos in the 1938 Buick Shop Manual are on pages 264-266 (Electrical System Section 12-36 through 12-38).
  16. Here is a photo of the equalizer on my '39 Buick. Taken when the adjusting stud pulled loose from the front brake cable, Pretty simple to make one if you wanted to.
  17. Hi Dave - took a couple of photos under my '39 just now - hope they help. The piece is right at 2 3/4" long. Couldn't hold the light, camera and tape measure all at the same time.
  18. Oil in distributor issue, I think, has been resolved thanks to member "edinmass". His suggestion to remove and clean all vents into and out of the block to reduce any pressure buildup in the block causing the oil to be pushed up into the distributor. His opinion that even a 1-lb difference in pressure could cause the problem proved to be correct. I removed the vent on the left side of the block, the oil filler breather cap and the breather tube on the right side and cleaned everything with parts cleaner and reinstalled after running the engine in the garage for 15-20 minutes with no oil being pushed up. Have driven 35-40 miles since, and the problem has not reappeared. So, Thanks Ed, I really appreciate your assistance and knowledge to help me solve this issue! John V.
  19. Just bought one a couple of weeks ago from Bob's Automobilia - www.bobsautomobilia.com, if you don't have luck elsewhere.
  20. Our Texas Region AACA hosted the 65th Annual Texas Tour this past week in Nacogdoches, Texas. The host hotel was The Fredonia Hotel, which had a 17 million dollar remodel in 2017. It was built in the mid 50's, and was restored in mid 50's modern style. We had over 80 cars and probably 180 or so people. We drove the Buick down on Wednesday and assisted with registration, parking lot marking, tour routes, and tour leading. The Buick logged 590 miles and performed well, considering the water pump had dribbled some before we left. I got a replacement pump from Bob's that arrived Monday before we left. I took the new pump with us, and installed it this week when we got back. Photos are on my wife's' phone, so nothing to share yet.
  21. out running around in the '39 yesterday and stopped by the Farmers Branch Rose Garden and Park. Took a few photos of the garden and the Buick while I was there.
  22. Thanks Terry, that makes perfect sense, just never entered my mind.
  23. Here is where this has been discussed before - hope this helps....http://forums.aaca.org/topic/293224-1939-dashboard-photos/?tab=comments#comment-1604812
  24. The map light is located to the left of the radio, as you have pictured. I have always assumed the other hole is for accessory heater/defroster controls, but don't know that for certain. On my car the prior owner had installed another map light. When I replaced the wiring with Rhode Island kit, there was only provision for the one map light.