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  1. Get on the Coker Tire web site and check the dimensions of the 6.50/16 bias ply against these radial sizes - all the info is there if you look!
  2. AC - 46 was what it came with originally, but no longer is made. The AC - R45 is what many think is the best alternative. Sometimes you can find original plugs at swap meets or on the internet.
  3. The top item is the oil filter canister if it looks similar to the one in this photo.
  4. Perhaps we could see a photo of your engine - maybe there is no oil filter canister on this car.
  5. Billy, Can't say if my '39 mounting hardware is original, but there are not any rubber pads under them. Here are a couple of photos of the underside and one from the top that I just took. I had the boards off several months ago to clean them up and mount new stainless trim. No wood under mine, but prior owner installed radio with antenna on the fender - said there was no radio in the car from new.
  6. Look down inside the air horn - may be another fastener. Might have to hold the butterfly open to get to it.
  7. '39 Buick was 71 when I purchased it in 2010 - I was 63.
  8. 2,527 lbs http://classiccardatabase.com/specs.php?series=8441&year=1964&model=247
  9. 1938 Specials had 16" diameter wheels, so may want to verify what you have!
  10. I had tube tires mounted recently at Discount Tire - they placed the back bead of the tire over the rim, slid the tube in and had a stick that screwed on the valve stem through the valve stem hole in the rim. Once they had the tube in place they then seated the front bead. Hope this helps.
  11. Didn't see you in Nocona, but think you were checking out a Buick in a couple of these - familiar hat!
  12. The knob has a small spring clip on the bottom that releases it from the shaft. On the back of the switch under the dash is a clip that you pull back to allow the shaft to be pushed back into the dash. Then an allen wrench fits into the hole where the shaft came through the front to unscrew the chrome face plate and release the entire switch. If you get the Shop Manual it shows this photo on page 12-15.
  13. Not sure, but think the deck handle was the same to '47 on the outside anyway. Might check e-bay listings and see if you can get specific details on any that look like what you need. Checked the usual Buick parts places, Bob's and CARS and neither had anything that looked right. Also checked my '28 - '42 Master Parts List and didn't find the deck handle listed. Maybe someone with a Master Parts book that goes further into the 40's can find a listing. Any chance there is a part number anywhere on the handle?
  14. Here are a couple of photos to get you started: On the left side of the steering column the oval hole is where the dash lights, the map lights and clock and lighter wires attach. It is a three position slide switch. The manual picture shows the wiring sequence. The dash photo shows from left to right the following knobs: Head Light; radio on/off/volume; radio channel select; lighter. I don't know where the heater or defrost controls go, but look forward to someone posting more so I can find that out too. The other switch in the first photo is for something not original, so don't let that confuse you.
  15. It was a busy month and I haven't been posting here as I should. Had the Buick in the Car Corral display at the Concour d'Elegance in Arlington, Texas in April, along with about 120 others that were not on the show field. May 6-7 we were on the Spring Tour with our local AACA club group. The tour group met in Weatherford, TX, with the first stop at the National Vietnam War Museum. From there we drove to the historic US Post Office in Mineral Wells for a box lunch and Mineral Wells/Baker Hotel history presentation. After lunch we drove to the Palo Pinto Old Jail and Museum Complex, ending the day at the Holiday Inn Express in Graham. Dinner at the Graham Country Club. On Sunday 7 May, we traveled to Jacksboro and toured Fort Richardson, ending back in Weatherford for lunch at the Vintage Grille and Car Museum which has a collection of 30 classic automobiles and trucks. About 300 miles for the Buick with no issues! Then, this past Saturday the local BCA meeting. Here are a few random photos:
  16. A couple of years ago I found MasterPro 140 Gear Oil (GL4) at O'Reilly Auto Parts, which has worked better than anything else I found. The syncros in my transmission prefer the heavier weight, and the mild temps here in the winter don't seem to make shifting too hard when cold. I use this in the differential as well.
  17. Try Skip Boyer who reproduces '39 plastic parts - here is the contact I copied from post on the forum late last year. 1348 Carlisle Pike Hanover, PA 17331 717 632 0670 - no web site. Contact by phone call or USPS only.
  18. Bob, You are correct, I wasn't thinking upside down! The standard is 3/16" upside down, so 1/16" less flipped over would be 1/2" measured from the top of the housing. Thanks for the observation.
  19. What are the dimensions, length & width?
  20. Try here....http://www.steelerubber.com/search?year=1934&make=dodge
  21. Bob, if this is the Carter WDO 419S, the original float setting is 3/16", so I would try setting at 1/8" for the Daytona float needle.
  22. I ordered one and it arrived a couple of days ago. Did the lube job yesterday - what a great improvement! Thanks for sharing with us. John V.
  23. Nothing in the '38 Manual about No Rol being an option/accessory. There is a description and a couple of diagrams of it in the '39 Manual. Here are scans of the 2 pages from the '39 Manual that might help if you decide to try to repair it. Good luck, John V. . .
  24. Jerry, I think the C in the number you show above is wrong - look on the top of the frame rail just behind the starter to get the frame number. This appears to be a Flint produced frame and the C could be a 0 or maybe a 8, but there were no letters in the frame number then. However, your number 1345_415 falls right in line for '39. The frame and engine serial number will not tell you much. For a 1939 frame number, the first digit is the plant code and the remaining seven digits are a sequential number that should fall into a specific range for 1939. For the engine number, the first digit indicates the car series and the remaining seven digits are a sequential number that should fall into a specific range for 1939. For 1939, these values are: Frame serial number: Plant Name Plant Code Seq Num Start Seq Num End Flint, MI 1 3388547 3596806 South Gate, CA 2 3395088 3592131 Linden, NJ 3 3405088 3593652