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  1. Thought i would share this great story from local Back to the Bricks car show 2014 http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2014/08/flushing_man_journeys_a_1956_b.html Some great looking 1952 specials too....... :cool:
  2. I did this on my 52 special. I made my own bracket and used the stock mounting bolt holes in the frame. Then mounted the reservoirs on the fuse panel access cover. Factory pedal and linkage system to the new pushrod. The pedal seems to have a lot of travel before it gets firm but will stop the car and lock the brakes a few inches above the toe board. Still running the 4 drum brakes. However this master will still work if disc brakes are added in future. Well worth the money and safety of dual output and dual reservoir.
  3. Well that wasn't fun, but shes fixed. Ended up using a 1/4x20x5/8 Socket shoulder die bolt with a stover nut. Learned some valuable lessons. Like the hydraulic shift linkage is not adjustable once installed :mad:. Also learned the wife was completely grossed out by me having dirt and ATF in my hair.
  4. Yes the pawl is completely free from the linkage assembly causing the linkage to bind at the bottom of its stroke preventing reverse servo from engaging. So long story short i got another transmission from another buick enthusiast today to use the parking pawl assembly from. Just my luck after getting home that same pin is broken on this transmission too. So im going to install a 1/4 20 shoulder bolt, lock nut and hope for the best. I just need to source a gasket or try to cut my own. It is a very thin gasket material. Apparently this is a common failure on early dynaflows.
  5. Wel found the problem. One of the pins that go through the parking paw is broken. Will a roll pin and 2 eclips hold up ok? Or do I need to find a new parking pawl assembly. The origanl pin was peened into place.
  6. I have the transmission disconnected from the linkage. It will not physically move to the Reverse position. It will move to park but will not engage the parking paw. The grinding noise only happened for a few seconds. This was when it was on jack stands and only on jack stands. The fan belt was also removed when this happened. After i put the tires on and the car on the ground the noise never happened again. Everything seemed normal until i tried to back out of the garage and discovered i could not put it into reverse. Can i remove the ball joint housing to view the parking paw and or linkage to it? Im assuming there most be a common problem between something mechanically moving the reverse and parking sections of the transmission. This is a such a bummer here in Flint is the start of a week long car show and i have a broken car.
  7. The jack stands were on the frame. 2 right behind the front wheels and 2 right in front the rear wheels where the x meets the outside frame rails. I'm thinking the linkage got stretched or damaged internally. Drives fine in forward gears.
  8. Bad mounts will prevent it from going into reverse? I took the linkage off the shifter and still can not get it to move to the reverse position. Will move to the park position but the park pawl does not engage. Both of these are new problems that weren't there before she was put up on jack stands.
  9. I need some help. Car was on jack stands for a few days to install new tires. While it was up on stands I decided to change my exhaust/ intake gaskets. I started up after installation and it was making a terrible grinding noise. I shut it down after only a few seconds. Now the car is back on all 4 tires and no terrible noise everything is good until I try to backup. The shifter will not physically move into reverse. I even tried removing the column linkage. I also don't have park. It will move onto park but it will not hold the car. I have neutral, drive and low. Is the mechanical linkage inside the trans broken?
  10. Any one have any ideas or input? This is going to take a while and the weather is getting nice!! If i thought the cardboard would hold my gas tank i would just paint it black and drive it. [ATTACH=CONFIG]245552[/ATTACH]
  11. Hey welcome to the Mit. Go ahead and start making hub cup leashes for an easy retrieval. Woodward Dream cruise, Flint Back to the bricks, Sloan Auto Fest, Midland Car show, Frankenmuth Autofest, and Billetproof are some of my local big events in late summer.
  12. I was wondering if anyone knows how close a 52 Olds 88 trunk pan is to my 52 buick special trunk pan. Classic 2 current has this for 129 bucks, and appears to be very similar to my trunk pan. Or would i be better starting from scratch?
  13. I will keep my old tank which is probably original. The car sat for 25 years before i got it. The gas that was left was a nasty smelly rusty mess. I did a pretty good job on the tank with Evaporust and metal chain however i was still having issues with clogged fuel filters every 50 miles. So for frustration sake i decided to go new. Local prices around here for a Renu was 250.00 so I figured a brand new tank was better at the same price.
  14. So its 12.5 inches from from tank pinch weld to center of the neck. Which is the B1-A tank. I ordered a new tank, sender and fuel neck for 300 bucks shipped to my door from Tanks Inc. I will post pictures and thoughts in case anyone else is interested.
  15. I was curious as well however every new tank i can find has this same issue. I was thinking that if the filler neck was butted tight against the tank stub and then hose clamped with stiff rubber filler neck hose that it would be rigid enough.