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  1. Those are on all my '49s. Two Supers and a Roadmaster.
  2. Hmmmmm...... I have a '98 Chevy K3500 chassis with a 6 inch lift, a 454 engine, and a '49 Super 4dr sitting out back. This gives me an idea.🤔
  3. FYI, Unity still makes lights to fit many classic cars. https://www.unityusa.com/Vintage-Classic-Lights_c_129.html
  4. Those are definitely Chevy C10 Trailing arms. I used them on my build. I used coilover shocks on mine.
  5. No gas smell in the oil. '61 was the first year for open driveline. No torque tube. 😁
  6. I've been away from the forum for a while since I moved. otherwise I'd have seen this sooner and replied. I put a Holley Sniper on my 61. It has a setting that you can use for your original non-digital distributor. I got it installed and started but I have not driven it around the streets yet. I ended up moving right in the middle of the install and and have no place to work on it until I build a new shop. It does run though and I can drive it around that yard but want to tune it up a little first. I also swapped out the dynaflow for a 4L60E.. For the purists, I can put it all back to original very easy. FYI, they also make a progressive linkage for the secondaries and also a different throttle linkage for use with a throttle rod instead of a cable. Using the older throttle rod setup the stock linkage made the throttle very touchy. The new one changed the leverage so it's not touchy anymore.
  7. I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken. 🤪
  8. I'm moving to another state and would like to sell an extra engine I have. 1949 320. Supposedly rebuilt at one time. I took it out of a running 49 Roadmaster Sedan that was still registered and being driven. The engine runs nice but could use a carb rebuild. I removed it about 2 years ago and it has been in my heated garage since. Also have the Dynaflow that came with it. Tranny was rebuilt at one time but don't know when. Engine and tranny $750. Located in the Portland Oregon area.
  9. It may have been first registered in 1952. Ive heard some states back then titled the cars according to the year they were first sold.
  10. Got your PM and replied back. I'll get it boxed and weighed and let you know.
  11. I have a pumpkin out a a '41 with 4.4X gears available if you are still looking. It was nice and quite when I removed it.
  12. I just installed a 4l60E in my 61 Invicta with the 401 Nailhead. I got a custom bellhousing from Centerville along with a new flexplate. Since it's an electronic transmission I'm using a Quick2 computer from US Shift. I've also installed a Holley Sniper EFI setup on the stock intake. I hadn't planned on the tranny swap until much later but when the Dynaflow died I went ahead with the swap. The driveshaft is at the driveshaft shop getting shortend by about 8 inches. I can't wait to get it back and try it out. My '49 though is getting a 6.0L and tranny from a 2005 GM truck. I want a more modern drivetrain for many of the same reasons you do.
  13. That's very interesting. That's basically the same as the Chevy C10 long trailing arm setup. Same as I'm using. Many places replace the long arm with a square tubing because they are more rigid. However, the C10 trailing arm setup needs to twist. The I-beam is very strong and resists flexing but it can twist allowing the suspension to move or articulate. When a square tubing is used they do not flex OR twist and it make for a very harsh ride. However, with those ends the tubes are allowed to rotate or "twist" at the same time move up and down. I like it!
  14. Yup! Fatman up front, C10 long arms in back. Going with 6.0 Vortec/ 4L65E drivetrain.
  15. I'm in the process of using his bellhousings to mate a 4L60E to a 401.
  16. Getting ready to move to a new house and don't want to move this beast. I took it out of a 49 Roadmaster. It ran great except for needing a carb rebuild. No smoke. It has been stored in my heated garage since pulled, about 1.5 years ago. Engine $1600. Located in the Portland Oregon area. I also have the tranny for it. It also seems to work fine, just leaks.
  17. I have an almost new 6 Volt 3EH size Columbia battery for an early Buick. I bought it and a few months later switched to 12 Volts. Paid $135 for it, $75 for anyone in the Portland area that wants it.
  18. It's sure helping mine out. Thanks Greg!
  19. That's definitely a ST400 /THM400 tranny. You can tell by the pan shape and vacuum modulator. "Don't let the Bastards get you down". The car can be made into a great cruiser. I would make sure the front end kit was correct, they could have sent the wrong parts. Rear setup doesn't look bad from the picture. I would make sure its tracking straight though just to make sure. That same type of setup has been used on many modified Buicks.
  20. From what I can tell the Truck ones have a different bolt pattern than the 61. The 61 is a one year only gear box. ? Since it is a Saginaw, the internals should be the same as most any other Saginaw in the same family. My plan is to take it to a local steering gear re-builder and see if they can put in variable ratio parts.
  21. Might try giving this guy a buzz. He's in Oregon advertising on Craigslist. I think he made a couple posts on here at one time. https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/d/buick-riviera-parts/6607133219.html
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