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  1. Great pictures Ted, thank you!

     

    Looks like the metal is nailed right to the bow without spacers/filler or top material. If I have too much gap I may be able to take 1/8 th out of the groove moving the metal piece back in the front , then adding wood or something appropriate to the the flat back side.

     

    Thanks again

     

    Dave

  2. There is a 1/8 of inch gap between the front of the front top bow and the metal piece that attached to the bottom to hold the windshield weather strip. 

     

    My question is what fills this gap? Was the bow covered in material and then the top attached?  Was this metal piece put on after the top material? Perhaps the wood has shrunk or the po sanded it but it is a very consistent gap.

     

    The car had an Army canvas top so all remains were gone when I bought it.

     

    I will attach a few photos to help explain,

     

    Thanks

     

    Dave

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  3. I bought this thinking it would fit my 31 Buick but I did not measure correctly for the head being recessed.

    Lock and key work well. $200 including US shipping. If you need more measurements or can't make them out send me a pm and I can get you what you need.

    Thanks

    Dave 

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  4. It was a common practice to keep discontinued parts in the catalog for a period of time to give the warehouse distributors and jobbers (flaps) time to sell out of their inventory. The manufactures did not want the returns if they could avoid it. It sounds like some may still be doing it but it does surprise me in the age of electronic catalogs.

     

    It is also possible one supplier has discontinued the part in their system but it is still available from the manufacturer and other suppliers. 

     

    Dave

  5. I have used Ru-Glyde tire lube I think I bought it a NAPA. Make sure the new tires do not have any stickers inside the tire. Lots of good advice above, get the long tire irons and let both the old and new tires sit in the sun to soften them up. It is hard work.

     

    Dave

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  6. It sounds like you have your pivot shaft problems solved but if it happens again you might consider a slightly longer shaft with grooves cut in to the ends to accept circle clips. In going through a box of fuel pump cores I found a few done that way. It may have been factory or a fix back in the day.

     

    Nice car and great thread.

     

    Dave

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  7. Good advice so far especially  leaving the nut on. I had one that was really stuck and under a lot of pressure from the puller. I warmed it up a little with the torch and hit the center puller end with a heavy brass hammer and it finally came off. If I had been standing in front of it I would still be limping.

     

    Dave

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