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About Roadmaster71

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  1. Roadmaster71

    1941 Buick Speedometer Removal

    Some of my posts on this thread and additional details are now in a blog post I put on our region website. It includes removing the speedometer, installing the speedometer cable, breaking the ammeter and repairing another, and getting ready for a new wiring harness. If you are interested please visit the Westerly-Pawcatuck Region website for the short blog post and photos.
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    '41 Buick Roadmaster Interior

    Photos of my well-worn interior. I believe the seat covers were replaced many years ago. My best clue is the rear armrest that does not look like it is made of the correct material according to Buick brochures. The lower seat trim and headliner may be original. The doors are so ratty they have to be original. Comments are welcome.
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    I have a 1941 Buick Roadmaster Touring Sedan. I have attached a couple of photos below to show you what my original hardware looks like. Although the general style of the handles seem to be the same as yours mine also show the base (escutcheon ? ) since they are still in the car. Some of them are missing the silver insert that goes inside the knob. Hopefully these images will be of some assistance.
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    1941 Buick Speedometer Removal

    Mike, I know where it attaches on the 1941. It may be the same for the 1940. You have to get under the car on the driver's side. Then get yourself right under the side of the transmission. I had to put the car on jack stands because I could not fit my body close enough to see or feel anything. Follow the speedometer cable with your hand. I think it goes almost to the top (floor pan side) of the transmission. You will be able to feel the connector with your hand. Unscrew it by hand or if you cannot go at it gently with an adjustable wrench. It should release easily if your transmission leaks as much as mine does. In the photos I have attached you will see the place where it connected after I removed the cable (cable in foreground in one photo). In some older cars there was a trap door in the floor pan that was used to access this. Not in the '41. Note: The cable I bought from CARS was a bit too long. I mounted the curve on the driver's fender to take up the slack. The speedometer didn't work so well. I moved it back to the original clamp on the steering column and after some 100 miles or so it is working pretty good up to 60 mph.
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    Who Doesn't Like Photos

    I may give that a try. I did lubricate the cable, all except the last 12 inches or so, with white grease before installing. I did this on the recommendation of a club member who is a professional mechanic from long ago. If I lube the end of the cable that enters the housing is there any chance that the lube will migrate into the head and gum up the magnets there? I have heard others express this as a concern.
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    Who Doesn't Like Photos

    My 1941 was doing the 120 mph routine too. I have since changed the speedometer cable to a new one. Initially it was also jumping around but after some serious driving I can now get up to 60 without it going wacky. That's good enough for me until my buddy gives me the spare speedometer head he has in his attic. That may cure my odometer problem.
  7. 1941 Buick Parts (prices more flexible later in week) Location: Red Field, RCC-89-92, south end of Hershey Stadium Instrument Panel, machine turned; fair Condition $50 Rear shocks, left & right, require rebuild $50 EA or $75/PR Rear Ashtray Pull, model 40 and 50 $20 Fan Blade, small straight eight, model 40 or 50 $25 Fan Pulley, small straight eight, model 40 or 50 $20 Fan Belt, NORS, stiff, may be usable $10 Master Cylinder, original, requires rebuild, good core $45 1941 Buick Manuals on DVD. Includes the following: $15 · 1941 Buick Parts and Service Bulletins, 102 pages with numerous illustrations. PDF format; many items not found in shop manual · 1941 Buick Owner’s Manual, includes service record sheet · 1941 Paint Chip Chart, full color, by Ditzler ( 1941, 1942, 1946) · Reference Photos; photos of my car and items found online Literature, Various Makes & Years 1978 Corolla Owner’s Manual $8 1973 Fiat 128 SL Coupe -1300 Owner’s Manual $25 1955 Cadillac Owner’s Manual $40 1949-50-51 Ford Passenger Car Shop Manual, original $35 1934 Ford Instruction Book, original, complete $15 1941 Ford Deluxe & Super Deluxe Owner’s Manual $15 1933-1947 Ford Generating & Starting Systems Manual $10 1938-1948 Ford Fuel Systems Manual $10 Other Stuff 1947 Mercury Wheel Cover , poor $10 Sound-Powered Headset with cables, USN, WWII? $30 Often used by crystal radio enthusiasts Note: Other members of our club will have a variety of parts for Buick, Plymouth, and Packard. There will be plenty of old car parts art work by our club president. We will have a lot of brass stuff such as lamps, stems, and even some wood spoke artillery wheels. There should be a luber (lubrication pump) or two and a few old signs and oil cans. And of course, a dollar table. Come by and say hello to the members of the Westerly-Pawcatuck Region AACA.
  8. Roadmaster71

    Favorite Pictures of My Pre War Buick

    Morgan ... I loved the video. You have a great sense of humor! Your sometimes casual attitude towards working with an old car is refreshing. A while back I featured a link to your YouTube video on our club website. Members liked it. Keep the good stuff coming!
  9. Roadmaster71

    Hershey Bound

    Our location is: We will be at Site No. RCC-89-92, Red Field, south end of the Hershey Stadium. (registered under name of Bob Burdick)
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    Hershey Bound

    My chrome is actually one of the better features of the car. A few spots here and there on the rear bumper of the Roadmaster, but otherwise very good. This year I will be bringing mostly '41 parts and some manuals for other cars. I am also putting together a DVD of some of my own items that do not appear in digital form very often. Mostly I will be having a good time with the guys. I am too new to this hobby to ever make any money on my scarce horde of odd parts.
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    1933 - 1934 Packard Parts for Sale at Hershey Meet

    Thanks, Chip. I got you confused with "Skip" Boyer. My mistake.
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    Hershey Bound

    I will be there with our crew from the Westerly-Pawcatuck Region AACA club. It will be my third year. It is a lot of fun. During the day we sell from our site and go around buying stuff. A trip to the museum is a definite thing to put on your list. There will be free bus service to and back. Our guys will have some Plymouth, Packard, and Buick stuff. I will have several items that go to a 1941 Buick. We have a page on ourwebsite that lists a few items. Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.
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    1933 - 1934 Packard Parts for Sale at Hershey Meet

    Chip … Ken Carr here … I called you about 6 months ago regarding your line of plastic parts for the 1941 Buick. Will you be bringing any of those with you? I would like to send you an order by mail and pick the parts up at Hershey. The most recent catalog I have is about 2 years old. Also, I have a friend looking for a Tenite dash for a 1939 Packard. That’s how I found your posting here.
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    Trunk, '41 Roadmaster Sedan

    I am trying to improve my car one small area at a time. The trunk now has the correct spare tire clamp and large wing nut to secure the spare. The jack kit was purchased a while back. Some of the original green paint remains. I also removed and cleaned the lamp and lens on the handle. Cleaning the wires and ground did not make the lamp light. Later when I tightened and repaired the wire attachment at the positive pole of the ammeter gauge the light came alive.
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    Posting photos on forum

    Regarding editing photographs: I use Faststone Image Processor ... I have used it for at least 10 years. Very good. It has multiple features for modifying photos and it is easy to Resize them as you like. The program is shareware .... free. They do encourage you to make a small donation if you like. I have also use Microsoft Office products for manipulating photos and drawing on them. But, not everyone has Office. Most MS Windows users do have Paint on their computers. It comes with Windows. This program is easy to use and you can make arrows and comments on your photographs and save in multiple formats.