jvelde

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  1. 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.
  2. I found some acrylic jewels at Michael's (I think). They had foil backing that I scraped off - just fit. Here is photo of it installed and also the package.
  3. 6,500,000 Thai Baht equals 208,325.00 US Dollars
  4. We live in a suburb on the North side of Dallas, Texas. We tour with our AACA Chapter group 4-5 times a year, drive it to our monthly AACA and BCA meetings, and usually take it out 2 or 3 times a week for 15-20 mile runs. Have had the car since August 2010, and have logged just about 20,000 miles, mostly in good weather, but it is not allergic to rain.
  5. Hi Roger, I sent you a PM about our AACA Chapter in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
  6. '39 vacuum tubing is steel, suspect '38 is as well.
  7. Yep, took the Buick for a drive and stopped by the State Inspection Station I use to get it inspected. Third time there this year, modern cars were due in January and February. All three passed with no issues, so good to go for another year - yea!
  8. Buick "Y" Job - even before I saw Jay Leno's Garage segment!
  9. Yesterday was a beautiful day in North Texas, so we took the Buick shopping to the Texas Pecan Factory. About 20 miles round trip, and we are scheduled for rain today and Wednesday, so may be a couple of days till we get it out again.
  10. I have 650-16 Firestones on my '39 Buick that Discount Tire mounted and balanced, and never have had an issue. Have had the car up to 65+ mph for short periods when passing or entering the freeway with no shimmy or shake.
  11. Weatherman was not wrong, has rained every day since Saturday - think we are at about 8 inches and still counting. Supposed to be sunny Sunday and Monday, so may get to enjoy the Buick then.
  12. Check here for your answer: https://www.teambuick.com/reference/ident_engine_til_52.php You may have to register, but it is free!
  13. Following the rain this morning, I went out to the Farmers Branch Historical Park this afternoon and took a couple of photos in the sunshine. May be a couple of days till the Buick can go out to play again, since rain is in the forecast for several days. AACA meeting tomorrow, so maybe if the weather man is wrong, the Buick can get out sooner.
  14. Appears to have 12 volt battery - don't get to see if still on generator or if converted to alternator.
  15. Fastenal is way up there in price as well, maybe a local machine shop would chase the threads for you for a nominal fee.
  16. https://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece-pipe-taps-42432.html Oops, may want die rather than tap - I'll keep looking.
  17. Drove the '39 to our BCA chapter meeting yesterday in Arlington, about 60 miles round trip. The temp was in the 30's and sunny, so nice driving weather. Had a nice group in attendance and discussed the Denver National Meet and there were a number of folks planning to go.
  18. Remember the line from Crocodile Dundee - "doesn't know what day it is, doesn't care"? Could it be that's Pete when he is thinking about an old car graveyard? Just kidding Pete! John V.
  19. I am looking for a replacement Delco-Remy Distributor,( not generator) #1110801 for 1939 Buick Special (Series 40). Would appreciate getting a PM from you with price, photos and general description of condition if you have one available. If you don't have one but know of a source, please let me know. Thank You for any information, John Velde
  20. Thanks Tom, I got your PM - I didn't notice where this post was located since I did a Search and saw the topic.
  21. Tom, I have Delco-Remy Model 1110801 in my '39 Buick Special that I think needs to be rebuilt. I am interested in having a spare distributor, and if you have one that is working, what would it cost? If I send you mine to rebuild, what is the expected turn around time and is there any estimate of cost (range)? Mine is working now with Pertronix electronic ignition installed, but I would like to go back to points if rebuilt. Thanks, John V.
  22. Bob's has them - http://bobsautomobilia.com/hood-items/page-3/ , however, I didn't like that they slipped and let the hood fall, so I cut a two inch piece of heater hose and slip it over the prop end. Works good and if you are showing the car you can slip it off and put the bumper pad on.
  23. As I replied in post #3, 946! http://classiccardatabase.com/specs.php?series=4422&year=1938&model=2536