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  1. The Filling Station sells them FG-1 is rubber, FG-3 is cork/rubber. I would be very surprised if you can't find them locally. Bob's may also have them and you can get other Buick treasures to spread out the shipping.


    The Filling Station is a Chevy/GMC parts source. The gasket also comes with gas filters such as GF124.


    Good Luck




    Bob's has them too FBG-295, check the size to be sure it will work.

  2. Tom,


    The hub shaft from my 31, 60 series, measures 4.790 overall. From the gear face to the middle of the groove 4.000 and .790 from the middle of the groove to the end. My measuring is not the best so use it as an approximation.


    I would not need one at this point, a great guy on this forum fixed me up.



  3. In an old car AC catalog they show the plug 46 for 31-36 Packard's with 14mm plugs.  46 was a non resistor and discontinued many years ago, replaced by R46 which is a resistor plug that helps with radio interference. R46 is not available either but can be found on ebay once in awhile. The currently available plug is R45, slightly cooler than the R46.

    X stands for special or wide gap.



  4. It may be the way I am conducting the test or I do not understand how it is supposed to look , but I don't trust the nickel double image test.


    Every piece of glass I test shows two images. Plate glass from a 31 Cabriolet, the 31 Buick, the 39 Chevy, and even my 2006, 2500 with tempered glass.


    Any thoughts on how to determine plate vs. safety other than breaking it? There are no imperfections. The glass in the Buick measures .210, the safety plate in the 39 Chevy measures .280.


    Thanks for your ideas



  5. Larry,


    ACDelco was around long before Delphi. It started as United Motors Service Corp in 1916 and in the 1960's became United Delco. AC wanted to go their own way and did for a period of time then in 1974 AC and Delco merged their sales forces and warehousing. They celebrated their 100 year anniversary last year. 


    I guess we are getting away from the op's question.



  6. Thanks for the reply. I suppose my question or point of concern is that there is no visible lamination on the edge of the  glass but when you use the nickel test I see two reflections.


    I suppose it could be carefully finished old safety glass with some type of edge treatment that hides the laminations?


    Anybody have any ideas, is the nickel test definitive?






    Like midman I have a 1931 Buick. The glass passes the nickel test as being safety but also like midman there is no lamination line like on the safety plate in my 39.


    Does anyone have an idea on why there is no lamination line ? I just want to be sure it is safety glass as there are no markings on the glass.


    The car has never been restored but that doesn't mean the glass wasn't swapped out.






    The Buick glass measures about 1/16 less in thickness than the 39 Chevy safety plate, about .210.



  8. No, that is not what we have been saying. The currently available AC spark plug is R45 and is available at Bob's and many of your local parts sources. R46 will have to be sourced from members as offered above or ebay type sources.


    R46 is a good plug, just not as easy to acquire as R45.  



  9. I am not sure about the cross, my AC book shows RJ12C crossing to C49. C49 would be beyond the heat range recommended by the manufacturer. What exactly on the plug is 3X times longer?


    Hot plugs, like a 49, have been know to melt holes in pistons.


    I have more books and will check further but I would use what the manufacturer recommended.



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