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  • Birthday 04/26/1948

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  1. Thank you very much Gary, you are extremely helpful as always. Having idle issues (suddenly after it ran fine) so there was some concern about the idle cam. Suspect something got into the rebuilt carb. Tank was removed and boiled out so could have been in the fuel line. Much appreciated. Dave
  2. Apologies Gary as this a little out of topic but many of you are experienced Buick owners. Does this configuration look correct with this carburetor? Please respond to my email, opusone1945@sonic.net. Thank you! Dave
  3. Several years back I acquired a 37 Buick Special that had had partial restoration. One thing that wasn't done was the wood graining on the dash and trim. Some areas look good (always the sun) and some are some what dull. Short of pulling the dash does anyone know of a way to brighten up the wood graining. I have a friend with a 39 Olds and he applied (with a brush) a clear coat of some sort of water based varnish. He said it came out nice but I have not seen it up close and personal yet. Sometimes things are left better alone. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Dave
  4. Once again Gary, thank you for your help. Seems a little more involved than I remember. Very much appreciated!
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Carl, Gary, All good now. I know which trashed wire goes were for now. Appreciate your time. Dave
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