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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Hubert, yes the exhaust butterfly is removed and the tube blocked off. Thanks, Chuck
  9. 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 having to completely dissemble the riser and cutting out the old tubes, plus I have not been able to find the original tube size. The riser is already blocked off from the exhaust. Any suggestions appreciated.
  10. 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
  11. 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 situation. Of course I needed a lawyer to navigate through this. PM me if you want his name. He was a good lawyer (believe me I don’t say that often). The other I’ve been told about but never done myself is some routine where you acquire registration documents from Vermont and then take them to the PA DOT and receive a title. If you do an internet search you will find the steps people have taken. Good luck.
  12. Great project, I’ll keep watching the progress.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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?
  19. Tony, I recently finished my 31 90 series motor. These are the only pics I found that I took of the pickup. Chuck
  20. Vic, I would replace the filter. Bob’s Automobilia sells a spin on conversion housing that looks like the original filter. 30 weight oil should be fine. Chuck
  21. I am getting lots of interest in these filter housings. I will respond in the order I’ve received enquirers on them. I may have sold all the E1/2 housings, but that assumes everyone pays. I will update what I have left here as soon as I have contacted everyone that wants one and payment has been received. Thanks for your patience. Chuck
  22. I have 2 each of the E 1/2 and L4 oil filter housings made for spin in filters. These adapters look to be well engineered and manufactured. I believe the L-4 fits some Pierce Arrows, and the E-1/2 fits Studebaker and others.. These came from the estate of the late Burr Ridley in New York. He was selling these for hundreds each. The L4 uses a modified spin on filter and comes with 2 of them. The first filter is the E 1/2, the lower pictures are the L 4 I am selling them for $75 each plus shipping. PM me if interested.
  23. Winds wiped out any money I made this year and then some. The forecast was for 5 to 10 MPH overnight. I woke up to howling winds I’ll bet gusting over 25, and my heavily weighted canopy blew into my neighbors van putting a dent in his door and trashing the canopy frame. Sigh......
  24. We are bringing some brand new engineered oil filter adapters for the L-4 and E-1/2 filters. These adapters look to be well engineered and manufactured. We believe the L-4 fits some Pierce Arrows, and the E-1/2 fits Studebaker and others.. Also some new Packard hubcap reproductions, and some other Packard items.. All of these items from a New York estate. We will also have some NOS 1939 Buick parts and some 1931 and 1939 Buick OEM parts. Finally we will have a group of early automotive literature and some original and limited edition automotive art work. Green field GCA17