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  1. Beware: I was contacted through this forum by a member named EVAN 1 that I should contact robertsmith71859@gmail.com in Montana, since he supposedly has the parts I wanted. Made contact with him and he confirmed that he had the parts. Paid through PayPal to tammyhadley44@gmail.com and have since then not heard from him anymore. I placed a fraudulent complaint with PayPal since I expect EVAN 1, Robert and Tammy being the same person. If anyone has heard from them before, please let me know.
  2. I am looking for the under dash map/courtesy lights for a 1958 Buick Roadmaster. 1957 should fit as well. Those are two lights (one on drivers side and one on passenger side). Thanks, Chris
  3. Hello retiredmechanic74, I couldn't find anything about decarbonation in the AACA forum, but I found some videos on YouTube. Some poured Seafoam, some poured Mystery Marvel Oil and some just plain water into the intake system. It seems like a pretty radical procedure, especially when using water - at least the smoke coming out of the tailpipe would not be more poisonous with water than your normal exhaust. I see your point though, especially since I had to replace my fouled plugs before due to damaged/missing valve stem seals. I am just concerned adding water into the interio
  4. Hi guys, Thank you for the feedback. I think I'll start with the easy ones first: I will have the battery checked first. If that doesn't solve it, I will check the wires and contacts, making sure all connectors are clean. And if that doesn't do it, I will replace the starter with a spare unit. Chris
  5. Hi everyone, I have a starting issues with my 1958 Cadillac and was wondering if anyone had this problem before. First of all, I don't think it's Cadillac specific, but more a general problem. When I start the car in cold state, the starter and battery have enough power to crank the engine until it starts. However, if I stop briefly (like for filling up the tank) after the engine is hot, the starter barely manages it to turn the engine over. It sounds/feels like the battery is empty. When I do get it started again and go to a show for example, shut it off and let the engine cool
  6. Hello 62 driver, You were onto something. When I disassembled the pump today, I found one of the valves had become unseated, bypassing the system. Only pressed in, not even staked, either. So when the pump became warm, it came lose and when the engine cooled off, it wedged itself in again until it came lose again. Chris
  7. Hello everybody, I am becoming frustrated beyond believe with my fuel system. Last year my car left me stranded with a defect fuel pump. I bought a brand new replacement one and it was working ok for the rest of the year. Then, two weeks ago after a car show, the car started up, but died after about 30 seconds of idling and would not start anymore. After I pushed the car out of the street and called AAA (about half an hour later) I tried starting it again, and oh wonder, the engine started and kept running so that I could make it home on my own power. The next day I check
  8. All, So my fuel sending on my 1958 Super was working great, when I realized that the soldering around the return line tube had cracked, allowing a small amount of fuel to come out through the crack. I dropped the tank, carefully removed the sending unit, carefully cleaned it around the soldered area and used J-B Weld to seal up the cracked solder. I then reinstalled it using a new gasket and even added a ground wire and reinstalled the tank. I then (last night) filled in approx. 5 gals of fuel, which is about a quarter tank. When I turned the ignition on, the needle went to 1/4 tan
  9. John, Buick advertised the rubber fuel line as "Anti Rust Fuel Line" (see attached Dealer brochure) and was standard on all 1958 models. LikeTtotired stated, the openings and chassis clips all fit a 5/16 fuel hose. The vent opening in the fuel filer is metered (see second pic of a similar fuel filter off a Cadillac)). It is just a small opening allowing only a little fuel (and vapor lock causing gas bubbles!) to escape through the return line. I assembled the hoses without the brass fitting and the brass piston and so far it seems to work ok. Chris
  10. Hi everbody, I have a question regarding the fuel tank sending unit for a 1958 Buick with factory A/C. Those cars came equipped with a fuel return line from a metered opening in the fuel filter to avoid vapor lock. While replacing this return line (a rubber fuel line from the engine to the tank) I stumbled across a mystery that I hope someone can explain to me. I attached three pictures in hopes they will help understanding my explanation. The sending unit has two hose connections - one that is the pick-up that goes to the fuel pump in the engine bay and the return line (cappe
  11. All, The car had about 1,000 miles since the rebuild when I bought it. Since I have it, it was driven regularly in the summer, however mainly to local car shows and back - no long distance driving. Longest I have ever driven her was 2 hours one way and then back in the evening. I have not pulled the spark plugs lately, especially since the worst one sits behind the generator and the A/C compressor - both of which have to be moved to get access. Chris
  12. Bernie Daily, Did you ever own a 1957 Chevy 2dr HT? I had a leaky waterneck when I bought it and after removing the bathroom silicon bead around it and taking the bolts off, I saw the "seal" had the Kellogg's logo on it.... Chris
  13. Hi there, On my 58 Cadillac I seemed to have an oil problem (spark plugs oil fouled, using oil - even though it has only about 4,000 miles since a complete rebuild). With the plugs fouled, I initially thought it could be a valve stem seal issue, so I replaced the all (and actually found three seals that were crushed during install - however, those were not the fouled cylinders). So last year someone recommended to change the oil, replace 1 quart of oil with 1 quart of Marvel Mystery Oil and drive the wheels off. Well, I did this and drove the car quite a bit last year. However, for several r
  14. Hi Smartin, I just saw your comment - thanks. That is what I was thinking about. No necessarily jacking it up at the balancer, though.. Thanks, Chris
  15. Hi Doug, I am looking to replace the engine mounts on my 1958 Buick Super Riviera, 4 door hardtop. The Service Manual unfortunately only describes how to align them, but not if you can install them while the engine is in place. Chris
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