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About kingrudy

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  1. kingrudy

    Neil's '41 Super Model 51

    I only say this because I had my stone guards removed and I intend to replace them, but $500 is not in the budget for them at this time. I have looked at my inner rear fenders and I can see where they were mounted, so placement will not be difficult.
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    1940 Buick Super Restoration

    Ken, I would be more than happy with what you came up with. Although not perfect, it does look good.
  3. kingrudy

    Neil's '41 Super Model 51

    Neil, is there any evidence on the inside of the rear fenders where the old pieces were removed?
  4. kingrudy

    53 Skylark barn find

    Good chrome is expensive and cheap chrome costs even more when you have to do it the second time.
  5. kingrudy

    1940 Buick Super Restoration

    I hate it when people state the obvious, but I will. If I were in your position, I would resolve the floor column plate issue before installing the steering column. Once the column is back in the car, there is not a good way that I know of to install the column plate.
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    My long build of a 1940 56S

    Does anyone have any information about the George Borg Clock? I have restored the clock that I have cosmetically and I'm working on the wiring harness, but it would be nice if it worked. I did read an article about these clocks and the premise sounds simple. The voltage going to the clock separates the contacts, which winds the clock and as the clock runs the contacts move closer until closed and the cycle repeats itself. The second photo shows the contact point and the inner workings of the clock (looks awful clean), from dry California where this car spent it's whole life. The third picture if from the clock I bought on ebay just for the wiring harness. Seems like some moisture was present at some time or another.
  7. kingrudy

    1940 Buick Super Restoration

    Mine was thrown away by the "restoration shop". Whatever you do, don't discard the one you have, there is not a suitable aftermarket solution.
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    1940 Buick Super Restoration

    The steering column jacket has been a problem for me also. I would contact Doug Seybold, or Dave Techney for a solution on this. Save the old one, as they will probably need to use your existing one for a core to rebuild this. Steele Rubber sells the same thing and for the price it really is a disappointment. If you find a better way around this, please let me know.
  9. kingrudy

    Garnet Red 57 Roadmaster 75

    Very pretty car, love the color combination. Best of luck
  10. kingrudy

    1942 Buick Super

    Very attractive car. I would also like to see additional pics and like to know what your plans are for this car.
  11. kingrudy

    My long build of a 1940 56S

    Received this book today and was totally thrilled. I have been looking for this book for the last six months and wanted to thank 2CARB40 for noticing this on ebay at a very reasonable price and giving me a call. the book is in great shape (any shadows you see on the pic are due to my lousy photography). This book is not reproduced, or I would have bought that by now.
  12. kingrudy

    1940 Buick Super window crank mech.

    Vent regulators now listed on ebay.!28803!US!-1:rk:1:pf:0
  13. kingrudy

    1940 76C Reconstruct

    Did you look at the hangers that Bob's Automobilia sells? Looks like a wider variety.
  14. kingrudy

    My long build of a 1940 56S

    Hello Ken, I purchased a clock off of ebay for $40 last week and was only interested in the wiring harness and the sockets for the clock and the "gravity switch". The clock came yesterday and I tested it with a 6 volt battery. The gravity switch works and the wiring is in very good shape. I spoke to 2carb40 and he is looking for the clip that you mentioned. I have been reading about these clocks and I now understand how they function and why they fail, but this might be a little over my head. The main clock will be a parts unit and I will keep and eye on the forum if someone has particular needs. I also purchased the Service Bulletin manual for a very reasonable price not the $80 one that has been on ebay for a while.
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    52 Super Estate Wagon model 59

    Beautiful car, best of luck with it.