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  1. Once again Gary, thank you for your help. Seems a little more involved than I remember. Very much appreciated!
  2. Beautiful car Gary! A couple of years ago I saw a service bulletin or page out of a service manual (or?) showing the steps to reposition the front seat of a 37 back a few inches. I believe it was from the era. Seems it was a miscalculation by Buick having the front seat too far forward and not adjustable far enough back for that year. Has anyone seen that or know where it might be? Thanks for any help, Dave
  3. I looked at quite a few washers and they were too big, too thick etc. So did what Gary Wheeler did with his fantastic restoration, body off of his 37 2 dr Special; contact ed Dave Tacheny for some originals in good condition. Good luck, Dave
  4. 37 - 44 and Mc you are both right. Manifold studs were cut. Was able to find a manifold out here in California. Bob's had one. Was quite surprised. So cleaning it up and painting it for installation. Dave T. didn't have one. Thank you all for your invaluable advice. D.
  5. Well, one thing after another. Looks like I need to locate an intake manifold for a 37 with vacuum starter port. If anyone has a line on one please let me know. I checked with Dave and he does not have one but will be on the lookout for one. Any help appreciated. Thanks, Dave
  6. Thank you all. Clear now. For sure the studs have been ground off. Much appreciate you all for your help. Dave Tacheny it is. Yes, I did not secure the back part of the switch as I suspected it was coming off again. With this car it is 2 steps forward and 1 1/2 back. 😵 Thanks again.
  7. Thank you Matt, Dave and Carl. It is not clear to me regarding your explanation of the issue with my manifold. When you say they cut the studs off. Here are a couple of photos to make the starter switch a little clearer. It seems to be the same as your manifold Carl if I am looking at the right place. Agreed, if need be I would go for a manifold replacement. You are saying that I could not replace the Cold Idle Control Thermostat with a correct one with this manifold? Thank you, Dave
  8. Thank you gentlemen. Unfortunately I did not take good photos when I dissembled the carb and manifold from the engine. #1 mistake. But it is the same manifold and I sent the carb out for a rebuild so I would assume that it came back the same way. But maybe not. I guess now I have to take the fast idle cam back to original. Much appreciated.
  9. Would anyone have images of their 37 motor with a Stromberg carburator attached? Specifically I am looking for the left side of the carb. I had mine rebuilt and now have an issue or two. Things aren't lining up. The Adjust Stop Screw does not line up with the the Cold Idle Control Cam. The cam is a bit loose and there is a washer behind it but I believe it has to be loose. Thank you for any pointers. Dave
  10. Gary, Sorry to hear of your carb issue. Amazing to find an NOS carburetor. I would agree with Matthew. Too long for a carb to site unused. I have sent a number of carburetors (Chevrolet, Ford and Buick) out for rebuilt to a business in Florida. They come back just super. You may have heard of them. Daytona Auto Parts. I would highly recommend them if you need a rebuild. Good turnaround time as well. https://daytonaparts.com/ Best, Dave
  11. Carl, Gary, All good now. I know which trashed wire goes were for now. Appreciate your time. Dave
  12. Carl, No need to apologize. I appreciate your response. Yea, you are right for sure about marking them or taking pictures like Gary did. I was a bit hasty but did use some masking tape for clarification...but it is no longer readable. Project is progressing much slower than anticipated. So I will use you and Gary's suggestions. Thanks, Dave
  13. Once again, thank you Gary. Much appreciate your response. I do have new harnesses from the same vendor where you purchased yours. I just want to get the car running again prior to doing the wiring. I will use your suggestion with the 9 volt. Thanks again! Dave
  14. Carl, Thank you very much for the clear photo. I did find an original manual in the trunk. As you see from the photo the two wires come out of a loom and are so old there are no markings on them. The connectors are different though. That was the reason for my question. So I can't tell which wire goes on which side of the switch. One connector is towards the bottom of the photo and the other to the right of the masking tape. Thanks for all your help. Dave
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