Nevadavic

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About Nevadavic

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  • Birthday 07/02/1943

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    Gardnerville, Nevada
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    I've been in the old car hobby for over 55 years.... Wow, how the time flies by!

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  1. Thanks Robert for your help ...and your comment JFranklin. On closer inspection, it seems the clamps are a little loose as seen in the attachment above. It looks like once the two halves are removed the two bolts will be available to tighten. Anyway, I hope so! Nevadavic
  2. There was a noise coming from the front of the engine on my ’34 Buick Series 50. I used a stethoscope and found it most loud at the lower front of the engine at low idle. If I accelerated the engine above idle the noise would disappear. The car has insert rods and mains and that doesn’t seem to be the issue; no rod noise at acceleration. I took of the pan and started investigating to try to identify the problem. I noticed that the torsion balancer seems to be loose. I can wiggle it fore and aft and it makes a clicking sound. The outer shell of the balancer seems to be slightly loose from the inner section. There are two halves to the balancer according to the manual. The manual says, under ‘Removal of Balancer;’ “If necessary to remove the balancer from the crankshaft remove the cotter pins, castellated nuts and plain washers, after which the two retaining bolts may be removed with a socket wrench. The balancer halves will then drop free from the crankshaft as it is rotated. Care should be taken when replacing the balancer that the washers are properly replaced, nuts drawn down tightly and new cotters installed.” I have not removed the balancer yet. I did remove the cotter pins, nuts and washers and tried to tighten the two bolts to see if that would solve the problem….it didn’t. I used 60 ft lbs of torque on the 3/8” bolts but to no avail. The manual says, “If a vibration or rattle is observed while the engine is being warmed up during cold weather a lighter oil should be used. I’m using 10W30 motor oil, so that’s not the problem. The manual goes on to say; “to identify the rattle or vibration as being caused by the balancer not functioning properly, proceed as follows…. See the attachments..... Basically, it says to replace the balancer with a new one if it’s bad. Good luck with that….. Has anyone had this problem with their early Buick? If so, what was your solution? Thank you for your help in advance, Nevadavic
  3. Hi Pete, I have a '34 Series 57 sedan and my heat riser has a number 146-122 BO on it. See photo.
  4. Lester Harris has the insert bearings in stock. I'm going over to get them tomorrow. Thanks everyone again for your information and suggestions. I do appreciate your help! Vic
  5. Thanks pont35cpe and Eric Barrett, I'll give Lester a call. I've done business with Lester for several years and didn't think about him this time!! Hi Eric... Vic
  6. Hi raydurr, Wow, that was really a quick response! Thanks so much! Do you know that best place to buy the bearings, would my local Napa store be able to help? Thanks again raydurr! Vic
  7. I have a 1934 Buick Series 57 with modified rod bearings. I would like to buy a new set of the insert rod bearings for my car. I pulled one of the rod caps off and found the following information on the bearing: CLEVITE 77 B-1 (on one end and) 3/00 .020 CB-90P ( on the other.) See the photos. ---------- Lester Harris has the insert bearings I'm looking for --------- Thanks in advance for your help! Vic
  8. I have a 1934 Buick Series 57 with modified rod bearings. I would like to buy a new set of the insert rod bearings for my car. I pulled one of the rod caps off and found the following information on the bearing: CLEVITE 77 B-1 (on one end and) 3/00 .020 CB-90P ( on the other.) See the photos. I know ‘Clevite’ is the manufacturer and .020 is probably the undersize for the bearing but I’m not sure about all the other information. I would like to buy a full set of these rod bearings. Can someone point me in the right direction so I can purchase a set? Found Them!! Lester Harris in Minden, NV had a set of Chrysler bearings for me. Thank you Lester! Thanks in advance for your help! Vic
  9. 8 – NOS AC 104 spark plugs for 1941 Buicks in NOS (new-old-stock) condition. The information on the cardboard end flap says, AC TYPE 104, 17-P-5335, A-311992. Each spark plug has been dipped in a preservative to protect the plugs. I did peel off the material on one plug to expose it for its condition. Please review photos. -----Shipping is only available in the continental United States.---- 8 - AC 104 Spark Plugs for $25.00 + $5.00 shipping USPS First Class Package. Thank you ...Nevadavic
  10. Hi 1927 Buick, Have you found your headlamp bulbs yet? I have 3 of the GE 'Mazda' 1110 bulbs (6-8 volt 21-21 CP) and 2 of the 'Peace' 1000 bulbs (6-8 volt 32-32 CP). $25.00 for all plus $4.50 USPS First Class Package shipping. Vic Nevadavic BCA 307
  11. Hi Buzz68, I saw your ad about the Model A and would like to come over and see it. I'm in Gardnerville, only a half hour away. Please give me a call when you are available. Vic
  12. Hi Bullrun, There's a really nice '35 Ford Phaeton on SF Bay Craigslist in Turlock, California for $43,000. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/d/1935-ford-phaeton-convertible/6382056388.html It looks like a nice restoration that was done with care.... Vic
  13. Hi Diseasewithnocure, There Are several fuel pumps available on ebay right now that may work for you. Bob;s Automobilia is a good source as well, but since you don't have a core, the price may be a little high. The correct fuel pump may get you closer to solving the issues at hand! ebay - 1940 Buick fuel pump https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=1940+buick+fuel+pump Vic