37 Buick Special

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  1. Gary, Why did you decide to go with Dynamat in the back but not in the ffornt? Dave
  2. Can anyone out there recommend where to go for a 37 master cylinder rebuild? Thanks, Dave
  3. Yep, that car is owned by a friend of mine. It is spot on beautiful. Interior is maroon and not original in appearance but it looks great. Outside she is perfect. Running gear is modern but not visible to the casual observer. She is his daily driver. The dude lives, eats, dresses and talks 30's and 40's. Quite the guy. Was my inspiration to buy a 37, even turned out to be the same color. Dave
  4. Thanks Gary, I did check your photos for that. HOWEVER, the head on my engine has two threaded holes for the studs. The center acorn was on a dummy stud. So the head must be later. Again, fantastic postings you are doing. Quite the documentation for others in the future. Dave
  5. MCHinson, Thank you for your quick and informative reply. I will take a look to see what else is on the head. OK, the only other castings on it are a GM and then a 12 and a 13. It has only two threaded holes for the studs that go into the head to hold the valve cover down with the acorn nuts. Seems it might be a much later head?? Thanks, Dave
  6. I have a 37 Special and while the block is a 37 I suspect the head is a replacement. Does anyone know where I can find part numbers for heads? This one has the part number of 13002277. Thanks, Dave
  7. itI agree with LV Dave and dibarlaw. My 37 is Wellington Gray and I am really fond of the color, original color by the way. I have had two black cars in my lifetime and regretted it each time. Impossible to keep clean and really hot on a hot day. But thankfully we can paint our cars any color we want. By the way my battery box looks nothing like yours, so I have a replacement that someone made up to get the job done. Interesting seeing an original! Enjoying your posts Gary. Regards, Dave
  8. Gary W, Once again fantastic photos. They are going into my archives for future reference. So any concerns using the original washers for the exhaust/intake manifolds? They appear to be flat (like my originals and rusted as well) but the size is good (as it should be considering they are original). Do you think they will allow the manifolds to move? I am concerned about manifold cracking as the original manifold and washers were in my car and the exhaust manifold was a basket case. Not something you would even consider in a running car. Dave
  9. Thanks Gary, I know you are busy. Great photos. I am in for a bit of work. The bushings are bad on the linkage (some movement) as the brake rod hangs up on the sheet metal of the firewall. Enjoying your postings! Dave
  10. Also Gary, Any chance of some photos where the brake and clutch pedals attach to the inside of the frame? Dave
  11. The masterpiece continues. When you have the motor together would sure appreciate some closeups of both side of the engine. You were probably going to do that anyway. Keep up the beautiful work and documentation! Dave
  12. Gary, What a masterpiece you have going here. Would you know the length (from under the head to end of threads) of the right side bolt (one by itself) for the water pump? This could turn out to be a shop manual for a 37 restoration!\ Dave
  13. Thanks for the information. My car has what seems to be the originals. Corroded and not much or any cupping is left with them. Seems like they might not be what they used to be and everyone says stay away from flat washers. Yes, the thinness bothered me as well. I can fit the bigger washers from Bob's with a slight amount of grinding on the manifold. Dave T. said to grind and go with them. What to do?? Best, Dave
  14. So Gary W, What do you plan to do about the Belleville washers for your manifolds? Do you have a source and if so what size are you going to use (the 3 dimensions)? Thanks, Dave
  15. Thanks Dave, I saw your post some time ago but was concerned about the thickness. But since you aren't having any problems with them I give them a try if I can't find something thicker. Regards, Dave