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  1. Leona just wants me to put her air conditioner back together. It's on the list.
  2. My best guess would be part number 117006PFK23
  3. My Roadmaster has it too, though I didn't know what it was for until now. Thanks!
  4. I wouldn't know! Mine still uses my phone speedometer and the cable is unattached because it was so noisy. If I had my choice, I'd pick leading edge since it is closer to the lower marks.
  5. That's pretty! Are there easy ways to check accuracy before reinstalling? I'm thinking of having something turn the input shaft at a certain rate and comparing the readout speed. I would be petty bugged to fix one and reinstall only to have it be wrong.
  6. Have you seen the 1957 paint configurator that lets you get an idea of how the colors will look? Nice choices! https://www.hometownbuick.com/content/configurator/1957/46r/index/
  7. I can't help but think that Dad may have some rose-colored memories too. The only other car he drove back then was a 1952 Chevrolet. The Roadmaster may have been a relative hot rod. Today, even my anemic 2009 Civic has more respectable acceleration numbers. I've read that a vehicle loses 3-4% hp for every 1000 ft of elevation. So the 300hp sea level rating could be only 228hp. I don't know if that accounts for only the reduced air density or also the increasingly-rich fuel-air mix. Some local old timers told me it was common for mechanics to increase the initial timin
  8. Yes, it wasn't for the first week but it was just a linkage adjustment.
  9. Results are not impressive. The vacuum advance is now working but it only affects timing at partial throttle for fuel efficiency. Only the mechanical advance helps with wide open throttle conditions. Anyone know what the 0-60 times should be for this car at 6,000' elevation? Right now I think it runs about 14 seconds in Drive.
  10. Since getting the Roadmaster running, my heart told me it wasn't living up to its acceleration potential. Having no experience with how it should run and knowing that the dynaflow was built for smoothness, not acceleration, I was just happy it ran well. Then, Dad finally drove it and told me I should try premium gas because it had a lot more pep when he was 16. I AM running premium gas! I had a feeling something was wrong with the timing advance. The timing light showed that the timing would advance when revved but it didn't seem like enough. Today I pulled
  11. I did the same thing with my single piece pipes but didn't have a lift like you so I had to remove the torque tube brace on the passenger side to get the pipe over the axle. It may have helped that the fuel tank wasn't in yet too.
  12. Just noticed this tonight. Looks like New Belgium was just sneaky enough to use serif font.
  13. Haha! I actually have great fondness for those areas of the country. It wasn't NE, but I did live in NC for five years and my biggest issue there was fire ants. It was a yearly war in the yard. I specifically chose to move to NM because of the sunshine, narrow temperature range, and pepperoni green chile pizza. I do miss a good terrifying thunderstorm occasionally though. Monsoons here are weak sauce.
  14. The car had a return fuel line running back to the tank along the driver side frame rail. It wasn't connected at the engine and terminated at a t-connection just ahead of the tank. The return leg of the t had been soldered shut. I don't believe it was factory, just really old. I'll probably put an electric booster pump on once I reinstall the air conditioner. That extra heat will likely be just too much, even for my added heat shielding.
  15. I didn't know, but cast iron and some aluminum alloys are very close on the galvanic series chart. Galvanic corrosion probably wouldn't have been much of a problem unless the drums were exposed to moisture frequently. Cool design, Buick!
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