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About 39Cdan

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  1. Thx Billy. Been following your resto, well done Sir.
  2. Afternoon. Just finished replacing front and back mounts. Find a friend with long skinny arms for help with the front pair. I disconnected the rocker from the left rear block. Pretty sure it would have survived the engine lift but it was easy to disconnect and reconnect. Regards, Kevin
  3. Hello from 39Cdan in Virginia. Finally got around to replacing all four motor mounts. Evidently I'll need to lift the engine front a bit more than an inch to make clearance for swapping the front pair. Question: do I need to or should I disconnect the clutch pedal rocker (?) attached at the left rear of the block? Also, remind me please how do I join the '39 Team Members? Thank you! Kevin
  4. Hi Pete, I know of a good home for your lens if interested. R, Kevin
  5. Hello, Shopping for a mechanic in the Virginia region to rebuild my '39 248. Good experience anyone? Thank you, 39Cdan
  6. Hi, Here's the engine I bought in Florida. I'm hoping that out of all the folks out there in the world who rebuilt a 248, someone recorded their experience and is willing to share same. R, Kevin
  7. Hello Friends. Found and bought a complete 1939 Buick 248 from a gentleman in Florida. While I've done basic engine maintenance over the years I've never attempted an engine rebuild. I would like to believe that someone at sometime has composed a comprehensive how-to guide for such a quest. Anyone reading this aware of a source for or can provide a step-by-step guide for rebuilding a 248? Thank you! Kevin
  8. Thanks Gents. Follow-up opinion please - My engine has exhibited a miss for several years, sometimes barely noticeable and sometimes jerks the car. I have replaced all ignition parts. Also, starting the car has always left a black spot on the garage floor. The miss lead me to pull the manifolds and make preps for pulling the head. Can the absence of the heat riser flapper cause an engine miss? Can the miss result from a combination of conditions: missing flapper, Carb needs rebuilt, poor valve seals? Is one of these conditions far more likely than the others to cause a miss? Thank you!
  9. Hello from 39Cdan, Thank you all for the info and links. Haven't pulled the head yet, a wee bit too chilly this weekend. R, Kevin
  10. Hi. Bought the shop manual; couldn't find the torque values for the head bolts. Recommendations? Thank you!
  11. Hi. Removed exhaust and intake manifolds to blast and paint. The heat riser valve is missing. Can anyone out there suggest a source for heat riser valve replacement parts? Thank you! Kevin
  12. Good Afternoon, Talked myself into removing the manifolds to sandblast and paint. Yep, there's a non-trivial crack in the exhaust manifold - found and bought a replacement from ebay. I'm certain the head and its components haven't been removed and cleaned in several decades, if ever. Question - may I trouble one of you who have been down that road to provide or refer me to the corresponding step-by-step? Not afraid to turn some wrenches but I'd like to get a tested plan for going in, and coming out alive. Thank you! Kevin
  13. Good Evening, Fixed. Loooooooooong story short. I finally talked myself into hiring a hauler to bring my car down from PA (he did a great job and I'll gladly pass along his number to anyone thinking of having a car hauled). So, now that I had a chance to work on the car I did the obvious and logical things first - replaced the cap, button, and wires. Took the car for a spin yesterday - no miss. Wish I had a more interesting story for you gentlemen but I'm quite happy the fix was inexpensive. I have another question for which I'll start a separate thread. Thank you very much for your suggestions and patience. Regards, Kevin
  14. Mornin' John, Lemme know if you happen to find yourself in central PA headed south pulling an empty trailer - we can show the stately lady a little TLC. Your coupe is gorgeous. My sedan was actually part of a coupe/sedan pair owned by my Aunt and Uncle years ago. A fella came along back in the 90's and made an offer on the coupe that my Uncle couldn't refuse. Anyway, same old story here, lots of irons in the fire at the moment and I'm trying to reach for the one that says '39 Sedan R, Kevin