Daves1940Buick56S

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About Daves1940Buick56S

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  • Birthday 06/10/1953

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    Rockville, MD
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    Old cars (of course!)
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  1. Daves1940Buick56S

    What did you get for Christmas this year?

    Here are 2 of mine Cheers Dave
  2. Daves1940Buick56S

    Static Collector - Do these actually do anything?

    Yeah, with ball bearings you have a small contact area. Much more with roller bearings. Also the early transistorized radios would likely be even more susceptible due to the more broadband characteristics of transistor active devices. Cheers, Dave
  3. Daves1940Buick56S

    Buick PWD Website

    All: I just updated the PWD website to announce the election by the PWD members of Brian Heil. This was announced on the Forum on 20 Dec 2018. Cheers, Dave
  4. Daves1940Buick56S

    1937 Buick Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    OR, consider a nice coupe like the 1938 66S. Here's mine...
  5. Daves1940Buick56S

    Replacing Windshields On My 1938 66S

    Thanks! Yeah, besides the delamination the seals are all hard. The back windows are good and new seals. The quarter windows are good but the seals are starting to harden. Probably let those wait a year. The door glass, vent glass, sweepers etc all need replacing now. Cheers, Dave
  6. Daves1940Buick56S

    Replacing Windshields On My 1938 66S

    I did find info on putting in the new ones in Gary's saga, and it looks like I will need some helpers. Time to break out the beer. But not much info on removal. Is it easier just to cut up the seal? Doe the glass resist being pushed out? I am going to pull the dash first so no worries about it getting marked up. Cheers, Dave
  7. Daves1940Buick56S

    Replacing Windshields On My 1938 66S

    Both of my windshields are delaminating. I was going to have them replaced, but after reading the procedure in the shop manual I wonder if I can do it. It seems to be one of those things that has some subtleties that you have to learn. Has anyone here done this, and any do's and don'ts? Cheers, Dave
  8. Daves1940Buick56S

    1949 Buick Road Master model 70 starter issue?

    Spitting back, or backfiring thru the carb. It means a lean mixture. Cheers, Dave
  9. Daves1940Buick56S

    1949 Buick Road Master model 70 starter issue?

    Plate is Delco 1914446. They show up on Ebay all the time. It is a worthwhile upgrade. BTW it is a lot easier to change if you pull the distributor and do it on the bench. Cheers, Dave
  10. Daves1940Buick56S

    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    Top picture is 3 1940 Pontiacs. No Buicks! But it's a cool pic anyways. Cheers, Dave
  11. Daves1940Buick56S

    Static Collector - Do these actually do anything?

    >>>> WHAT design changes/features made these items obsolete on later model year Buicks? Maybe when they went to roller bearings there was more metal to metal contact, thus bleeding off the charge. Cheers, Dave
  12. Daves1940Buick56S

    1997 LeSabre--what is this electric motor for?

    Yup, my old '99 Ultra had the same thing. After I had the car about 6 yrs, something failed, probably the sensor, and the motor would not shut off! Of course it burned up in short order and I had to have the motor/sensor assy replaced. Cheers, Dave
  13. Daves1940Buick56S

    Starter Generator clash with the sliding gear -pre 1925

    Skippy! I love that stuff..... Cheers, Dave
  14. Daves1940Buick56S

    I JUST LOVE THE PICTURE OF THIS BUICK...........

    Wow! 1947?
  15. Daves1940Buick56S

    Static Collector - Do these actually do anything?

    On thinking about it, brake linings pressing on a steel brake drum would actually be like a Van de Graff generator, producing static charge. If it builds up enough, especially in drier climates, you could get sparking as the charge jumps from the hub/drum assy (higher potential) to the brake backing plate or spindle. Since the grease around the bearings do not guarantee a solid return path, the collectors pictured above make for a continuous connection between hub and spindle. Bottom line is they should work in drier climates. Cheers, Dave