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  1. The numbers stamped on the pad will tell you how it was originally built . I have looked them up in the past in Chevrolet parts books and maybe Motors manuals if I am remembering correctly.


  2.  GM probably had training centers in the 20's but all of the GM training  centers I have visited were constructed in the early 50's to the 60's.

    As far as the certificates, the instructors would add in the specific info as to the date, tech, and course to a pre-printed certificate supplied from headquarters.

    I would guess that it would be very tough to find a blank to recreate what you are looking for but anything is possible.

    Do you know what city the training center was in?



  3. The S on the AC plug is an extended tip. The 5 is the heat range. If you think the 45s are too hot you could try a plug like AC R44 which would be 1+ heat range colder. ACDelco does not make many of the heat range selections they use to so you would have to find them nos.





  4. I can't help but there is a Reatta forum down in the Buick section you might try asking there if you don't get any response here.


    Glad you are doing better!



  5. I can't help but there are many 29 owners on the VCCA site. I looked through the parts book and don't see any special clips or locks but I would not want you to break anything.


    Ask here and see if there is something besides force you need to do;





  6. If your engine is stuck,  follow the good advice above and also take the valve cover off and spray penetrant around each valve. Then take a light hammer and gently test each valve for movement. A stuck valve from sitting will bend your push rods. Not the end of the world but you may be able to prevent it.


    To replace the oil pan gasket make 4 studs by cutting of the heads of 1/4 20 bolts so you have studs. Be sure to clean the surfaces very well. The night before wrap the small end gaskets around a coke can so they preform a circular shape. Put the studs in to hold the gasket lined up and use grease to hold the gasket on the block. Put the end pieces on and some use a small dab of sealant where they meet the long side gaskets. Put the pan on and once secure remove the studs. A few of the pan screws maybe different sizes so remember which hole they go in. The 39 did not have a rear main seal only a slinger. (most of the above copied from the VCCA site)


    When you go to see your car take a picture of the engine number and body tags and we can provide more info.



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