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  1. Hello, As far as the floor goes, I did not have the $$$ to by the mat that was online for $250.00. I had a stock generic mat that was lying around with the lines. I referred to the old ’36 Buick owners repair manual and they had a picture of the floor mat with the lines running parallel (up and down) to the gas peddle. </SPAN> So basically I cut up the old mat and put some sound and heat deader in first and glued the rubber mat down. I had to make a small “door” for the master cylinder fluid (next to the gas pedal). </SPAN> Hope this helps, I’ve also re-made the turn as from the factory. Pictures.</SPAN> Robert</SPAN>
  2. I guess 12lbs is the low end of normal at hot idle.
  3. :ee Thanks Mark. Its just weird to me that pressure drops down to 30lbs at 45. Does not seem to go any lower. My '49 does this but not as much. It has only 67k miles.
  4. 1936 Buick 223 External Oil Pressure gauge - Videos Hello All, I playing around with my 1936 Buick Special (233). I hooked up an external oil pressure gauge. Just for kicks I wanted to see if the dash gauge was correct in the readings. It seems to be. The book calls for 45lbs @ 45mph. normal pressure. I am getting 30lbs maybe even 29lbs when the engine is really hot going around 45mph. in the summer after about 30min drive. Does this seem normal for these engines? The dash gauge is correct. I also put on some videos of the cold engine, then a hot engine. Engine has around 92k miles on it and never overheats. Please advise me and calm my worries. Thanks Robert Cold Oil Pressure: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200800843321426&l=2210854168826962139 HOT OIL Pressure https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200800892642659&l=1134617395448514292
  5. That's really a lot, omg. Don't want to drive that one very far!
  6. Wow, really that much. I know that the engine has around 92k. My dad and I put new rings in it, but did not touch the crank bearings or rod bearings, has about 30lbs hot oil pressure. But we messed up on the timming cover rope seal, that leaks which is were I think most of the oil is coming out of. Robert
  7. I know that the valve guides are somewhat a cause.... but my '49 does the same thing, but oil consumption is a lot less. about 1 qt every 1000 miles which is what i'd expect from an old car with lots of miles....but 2 qts in less than 500. wow! Thanks Robert
  8. Hello All, Hope everyone is enjoying their cars this summer!! I am…darn gas prices going up thought Question about oil consumption. My 1936 Buick Special is losing a lot oil lately. I know that it does burn a little oil on start up but no big blue clouds out the back while driving. I seem to be losing about 2 qts of oil in about 400 – 500 miles. I know there are a few oil drips when parked about the size of a quarter. I also know that the oil is leaking out of the front pulley, distributor shaft, rocker cover and a little drip out of the oil plug. Could I be losing that much oil during that type of trip of 400 to 500 miles. I know this seems like a dumb question, but I only see little dips on my garage floor while setting for weeks and months (during winter). I am thinking that all the oil is blowing out as I drive the car. The underside of the car does have a lot of oil under it. I just want to make sure that if it was burning that much oil would I see a noticeable amount of blue while traveling 45 to 50 mph? Almost like a constant blue cloud, which it does not do. I do use SAE30. I just want to note that around 2000 miles ago; the engine had new rings put in. Not valve guides though. Thanks all. Robert
  9. Ohh wow, that's not cool... I had the problem once with my 1949 Buick. The "Dyna Flow" emblems were not being reproduced anymore...so I spent $350 on NOS that evently turned up.... then they reproduced them again for just over $100. Best luck to you.... maybe try "oldbuickparts.com" they sometimes carry things that bobs don't. Robert
  10. Hi I bought the radio glass about 1 month ago from www. Bobsautomobilia.com in California. When I bought the glass I used the item # 1936..... RG-36........... $45.00 and they sent me the exact size and style. Hope this helps….try giving them the # RG-36. Robert
  11. 1936 Buick Radio Complete.... Here is a video... Facebook
  12. Hello, I bought the dial glass on Bobsautomobilia.com it cost about $50 plus shipping. Hope this helps Robert
  13. Thanks, it was a lot of work, but at least I have tunes... and does not sound too bad either
  14. Hello All,</SPAN> Just about finished restoring the 1936 Buick Ranger radio. I could not afford the $700 plus that the professionals wanted, so I bought a 1973 Pontiac Delco radio (still Delco) and used that instead. I had to do some modification to get the radio head to work. However, the Volume and Tuner work with the original cables. I just need to buy the 6 to 12 volt converter and an 8 inch bass speaker. I am actually putting in two speakers, one the bass to look as original and a hidden tweeter speaker. 73 Delco radios only used 2 8 ohm speakers. I am using the original switch to power up the “new” hidden radio. See pictures… </SPAN> Robert</SPAN>
  15. Hello All, I have not been working on the radio much due to gas tank issues... but now I have started again. Just bought the dial glass... real cool! See pictures Thanks Robert
  16. Hello Everyone, I recently found 3 holes in my 1936 Buick Special gas tank. Also, the tank is shot lots of loose rust and debis on the inside. I know that replacement gas tanks are not avalbile. Does anyone have any idea what could be the next best fit. I know I would have to do some mods to the new tank…if any Any help or suggesion would be apprieciated. Robert Note the tank that is in my ’36 now is not original either. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p>
  17. Hi Ron, Yeah, but also radios in cars back then were just becoming. Prior to 1930s, most radios were either home brewed or aftermarket, but where very huge and ran on their own batteries. It was about the early 1930s where the car manufactures started making “factory radios”. I've posted a link below about early car radios.... Robert FIRST CAR RADIO PICTURE,PHOTOGRAPH OF FIRST CAR RADIO 1922,ARTICLE CONCERNING EARLIEST CAR RADIO,1922 ARTICLE CONCERNING FIRST CAR RADIO,EARLY CAR RADIOS,CAR AUDIO OF 1922,AUDIOPHILE OBSESSIONS 1922,CAR INVENTIONS 1922,AUDIOPHILE HISTORY INFORMATION
  18. Hello Rob McDonald,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> The Radio Box hung just under the speedometer, while the speaker was mounted in the middle on the firewall similar to the heater. The control head would have sat in the center of the dash. The holes were pre cut. All you had to do was install the radio. (see pics attached.) I think it was 1937 where the speaker, radio controls were all housed in one unit in center of the dash. Thanks for your reply. Robert
  19. Hello All, I was lucky enough to find a 1936 Buick Ranger Radio on eBay. This radio was subjected to a lot of water damage and the elements. I could only image what kind of shape this car was that it came out of. There was bees nest and mud wasps in the radio. The speaker was completely chewed out by mice or some other bug or animal. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p> However, I completely torn it apart and cleaned everything up. I want to put in modern electronics for Ipod and MP3. The knobs and functions of the radio head are in great shape but I need to get new dial glass. I painted most of parts to the original look. However, I did not go with the olive green that was original, but went to the “chrome” look. I think it looks better anyway. <o:p> </o:p> Questions or Comments… <o:p> </o:p> These radios are getting VERY hard to find, and if you do find one its $$$ just for a dead one. I’ve been looking for years, but now $$$ is getting tight, so I can’t afford the $600 to $700 for the antique radio restoration companies, so, I am going to try to rig something up. <o:p> </o:p> Thanks Robert
  20. oldcarnut1980's Channel - YouTube Videos http://www.youtube.com/user/oldcarnut1980?ob=0 Robert
  21. In response to: JFranklin: If your knock goes away when it warms than I would suggest it is piston slap. If it is ticking then it would be valve adjustment.<!-- google_ad_section_end --> Thanks for the info, Piston slap, that could be the case, because when it’s cold out 30 degrees or so, it’s loud enough to notice and once it warms up, the sounds seems to die down and then go way. In the summer, you can hear a little slap on acceleration. But it does not sound harmful and really l am told I should not be too concerned since it’s not a daily driver. Any advice. Engine runs smooth and starts on two cranks. Some videos I have on hear may have the audible sounds during shifting you can hear it. Robert
  22. Yea, that’s sounds about right. I don’t do anymore that 50mph with both my Buicks. As you said, I like to sit back and enjoy the ride, heck it’s half the fun getting to where you’re going in my opinion. Sometimes if I have a little extra gas $$ I try to find a reason to go somewhere and if not drive in a 10 mile circle. Robert
  23. Hey Carl This one has a slight knock until The oil warms up, then goes away. I Think one Rods might be a Little loose. If I Get brave enough I Might drop the oil pan and remove one of the rod shims. Thanks
  24. Hey Carl, the only thing that concerns me with this car is that in the summer I tend to have lower oil pressure than what the book calls for. Book says 45lbs, but I get 30lbs hot in the summer. But the engine never runs hot, so I don’t know if the gauge is not as accurate because of age. Also, it starts easy too leading me to believe that the oil is getting where it needs to. My Idle oil pressure is around 20 to 25lbs hot. Cold, it jumps right up to about 40 45lbs. Is this normal for these old engines. My ’49 runs high oil pressure cold and as it too warms up the needle stays more to Normal or under normal at idle. My dad and other people tell me not to worry about it. I run 30weight and use a little of the oil stabilizer about a quart to boost oil pressure. Thanks for your replies I really enjoy driving the car almost more than the '49. It is a fun car! Small too compaired to the Super. Robert P.S. Check out the videos on youtube of both cars... enjoy. oldcarnut1980's Channel - YouTube
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