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  1. 6 volt low pressure pass through pump on a momentary toggle to prime before start, problem solved. I had the same issue before, now with 2 seconds on the switch she starts right up and no worries about over pressure or fuel pumping uncontrollably in an accident or failure
  2. Larry, If you haven’t settled on anything yet let me know and I’ll get you a price shipped commercial to my work in Carlisle where you can pick it up. We get good rates. I’ll need a weight estimate and where Mark will be shipping it from. Chuck
  3. Yes Steve I did that first. I did not see a change until I replaced the tubes in the heat riser itself though. Chuck
  4. Steve, I was struggling with getting my 31 to idle and run smoothly. It ended up that I had a couple of holes in a heat riser tube. I couldn’t see them until I ran a scope through the tubes. I replaced them and it solved the problem. It might be worth checking if you haven’t yet. Chuck
  5. It is running well now. I was still having problems dialing it in and went back to square one, double checking everything. Found some small holes in the heat riser tubes. After I replaced them it all fell in place and it is running good. I can hardly tell it’s running while idling. It still doesn’t like it when the weather is really hot but it runs. Thanks for all your help.
  6. I pressed in the tubes and flared the one end and loctite sealed them for good measure. It runs a lot better but I’ll have to spend some time resetting the carb since I had messed with it so much. Much smoother running. Hopefully I can start moving on to other things soon. i appreciate all the help. Chuck
  7. I noticed a bulletin from the Hershey Elegance that they are cancelling the show next year. Hopefully it is not forever. That was a great show and I attended almost all of them. The bulletin said something about not making a difference. Did the overhead become too much, or did the organizers have some other reason to shut down I wonder.
  8. Hugh, After removing the old tubes I can see that the heat riser is basically a cast shell, hollow on the inside, and with holes in the tubes it can pull air from the linkage holes drilled on either side of the casting. Also, in my case I had not plugged the carb side of the heat tube, only the exhaust side so I'm sure it was pulling from there too. Chuck
  9. Terry, You are lucky your cars don’t have these, that’s for sure. If I didn’t want to keep the car looking original I’d toss out the whole mess and put a downdraft setup in it. Chuck
  10. Tony, I'm glad you posted, I forgot all about digging that light switch out. Anyway, here it is, complete with the cover. I think I paid $50 for these so that is what I would need out of it plus $10 for shipping, or I can bring it to Hershey if you'll be there. I have a space in the green field. I am not sure if it works but I do remember checking them for continuity and they all checked out that way. No guarantees though as it is obviously used. If you want it PM me with your address or let me know to hold it for Hershey. Thanks, Chuck
  11. Thanks for the replies everyone. I got the old ones out. It looks like I’ll have to machine down 1 1/2” OD pipe for this. The pipe is actually flared out on one end. It is 1.43 OD on one end and 1.475 OD on the other. Go figure.
  12. Hugh, The block plate I welded in is on the exhaust side of the horizontal cross tube. I’m not sure where the riser would be pulling outside air from but I’ll probably block off the other side as well since I have it all apart. Larry, I saw you were having fuel problems, I’m sure you’ll figure it out. Chuck
  13. Hubert, yes the exhaust butterfly is removed and the tube blocked off. Thanks, Chuck
  14. After exhausting every other possible issue for my rough running Buick I started going through everything again, one by one and doing much closer inspections. I had visually inspected the heat riser for holes in the tubes and not seen any, but his time I wire brushed the heck out of them and then dropped a bore scope down through, and low and behold there are a couple of holes. Small, but there all the same. My question is, has anyone tried pressing a thin walled tube over the original tubes? Doing so would reduce the diameter from 1 3/8 to a little over 1 1/4. It would save me havin
  15. Tony, I think I have a couple of the switches with covers I bought a few years ago. I’ll look in my spares in the garage tomorrow and let you know. Chuck
  16. I’ve heard of only a couple of ways to get a title for bill of sale transactions in PA. A bill of sale alone in PA means nothing to the PA DOT. One is the most expensive but fully legitimate way. There is a legal process in PA where a judge will declare you the legal owner of the vehicle and you will receive a court document requiring the DOT to issue a title in your name. It requires a chain of custody, and depositions from all known owners as well as the earlier mentioned stolen vehicle search. I did this once and it cost me over a thousand dollars for a pretty straight forward situatio
  17. Great project, I’ll keep watching the progress.
  18. Dave, Finally got to digging for the filter brackets. Is this what you’re looking for? Did you get the other print for the wiper?
  19. Dave, It looks like it is really coming along. Very nice. I do not have the right side linkage either but I have the print so I plan to fabricate a set one of these days. Let me know if you want a copy of it.
  20. Hi Dave, Don’t give up on me. I haven’t been very active the last few weeks. The flu hit me hard. I’ve been out to the garage a couple of times but didn’t find the right box for the brackets. I’ll find them. Chuck
  21. Trimacar, I know what you mean about the foam. One of the few things I THOUGHT didn’t need work on my 31 Buick was the upholstery. Well as soon as I took the bottom cushion out a cloud of black dust enveloped me. This is what 40 year old foam looks like. It’s that pile of black dust on the floor.
  22. Hi Dave, I went through the drawings but unfortunately I do not have the 2 you are looking for. I think I have a set of oil filter mounting brackets though. I'll be out in the garage tomorrow and I'll take a look. That is assuming the filter is the same for 60 and 90 series cars. I will look at my restoration pictures out in the garage too. I might have taken a picture of the wiper motor lever assembly before I put it back together. I'll Email you if I find anything. Chuck
  23. I came across this in an upcoming auction of old car pictures. It looks to me to be a modified Buick roadster or convertible. Kinda neat looking. Here is the auction if you are interested. https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-catalog/ORIGINAL-AUTOMOBILE-VEHICLE-PHOTOGRAPHS-MEMORABILIA-AUCTION_8HIJIU92ST/ Anyone out out there know anything about it?
  24. Tony, I recently finished my 31 90 series motor. These are the only pics I found that I took of the pickup. Chuck
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