Roadmaster71

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  1. From the album: Exterior, 1941 Buick Model 71 Touring Sedan

    I wish more air could pass through these vents. It gets very hot under that hood.
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    From the album: Exterior, 1941 Buick Model 71 Touring Sedan

    I like the way Buick applied the two-tone paint to emphasize the lines of the car.
  3. From the album: Exterior, 1941 Buick Model 71 Touring Sedan

    Taken from second floor of my old house. It gives a unique perspective to get above the car.
  4. Dynaflsh8 ..... This link ... http://www.wpraaca.com/hershey-bargains.html .... will bring you to our Hershey page. All of our space information is at the top of the page. The little bit of stuff I have decided to bring is pictured at the bottom of the page. I may find a few more items between now and then. My car is a two-tone but if you decode the data plate it left the factory as black. Someone, way back I suspect, did a repaint. I agree with you, I like the two-tone better. There were quite a few paint options in 1941.
  5. I own a 1941 Buick Roadmaster Touring Sedan (model 71). I often refer to it as "The Beast". I will be bringing a few parts from that car: pair of rear shocks (I put NOS ones on the car after removing these) that would need a rebuild, master cylinder (it leaks but appears to have free movement ... requires rebuild), and whatever else I can find that I will not use. I also have a radiator fan but I think it is for the Special series, not Roadmaster. Finally I may make a CD of files and documents relating to the 1941 Buick.
  6. Terry ... I will check with the guys to see if they have any spark plugs of the ancient variety. You never know!
  7. Our club, the Westerly-Pawcatuck Region AACA has been going to Hershey for decades. This year we will be in our regular spot behind the stadium as usual. I tried to convince the guys to give me photos of some of the items they will be selling. I am still waiting for most of them. Have a little fun and stop by our For Sale at Hershey page to see our flea market treasures and to meet the guys. We enjoy talking with fellow AACA members and we may even have that elusive part you are looking for. And if you want to see what Hershey looked like last year check out our gallery of over 300 photos .
  8. Our club, the Westerly-Pawcatuck Region has been going to Hershey for decades. This year we will be in our regular spot behind the stadium as usual. I tried to convince some of the guys to give me photos of some of the items they will be selling. I am still waiting for most of them. Have a little fun and stop by our For Sale at Hershey page to see a couple of items and to meet the guys. We enjoy meeting fellow AACA members and we may even have that elusive part you are looking for. And if you want to see what Hershey looked like last year check out our gallery of over 300 photos . .
  9. Mike, that looks like a great parts source. I will look to it in the future. I've been so busy that I never saw your post until today and already ordered the part from NAPA. Thanks for the reference!
  10. Exactly. You are of course correct. That is what I will do. Stress I already have too much of!
  11. Thanks for all the great suggestions. I have an order in for a high quality coil. I will pick it up tomorrow at NAPA and install it immediately. It sure can't hurt. I've had the car about 15 years and this will be the first new coil I put in.
  12. Zeke, exactly! So far I am thinking of taking the one with the resistor with me and getting ready to swap if something happens.
  13. Car: 1941 Buick Roadmaster, model 71, dual carb., large straight eight. I recently had my first case of what appeared to be vapor lock. After a trip of 50 miles, mostly heavy traffic, the car got real rough at a stop light and then stalled. I could not restart it. I checked the front carburetor fuel bowl and after removing the observation plug and gasoline leaked out. It was full. The float was up (I nudged it too in case it was sticking). Within 40 minutes I was able to restart. About 15 minutes later I experienced what appeared to be a loud backfire while backing up in a parking lot. Most of my friends think my carburetor and/or fuel line overheated and caused vapor lock. One friend says I should check the coil since it may cause such a situation when very hot. He wants to give me a spare coil to carry around so I can swap it if this happens again. If the car starts right up with the new coil then the coil is probably at fault. He also said a faulty condenser could cause this. My friend has a coil with an internal resistor and one without. He asked me what kind I have. I don't know. Does anyone know the specifications on the coil for the Model 70 Roadmaster (large straight eight) engine? Thanks. (and yes, I have since covered some of the fuel line with reflective tape. I have not yet acquired spacers to place under the carburetors)
  14. I have a 1941 Buick and the filter can appears to be the same as yours. I get my filters at NAPA . The number is the NAPA Gold 1001. Their catalog part number is FIL 1001. They are presently going for $13.05 if ordered online for store delivery. Check the dimensions to be sure. They come with gaskets too. I usually order 2 or 3 at a time and stock up. Click on the blue link to see the item at NAPA.
  15. Thanks for checking out the photos, Walt. I agree about the weather. It was great except for show day. I really wanted to spend more time with the show cars but the rain did not encourage it.
  16. Thanks for the comment, Malo48. It sounds like Carl is a good guy. I know some of the same kind of people around here. They inspire confidence and trust. I sent my fuel pump out to My Classic Car Trader just before the holiday. I can't wait to get the Buick back on the road.
  17. Terry ... I also like the idea of reporting on swap meets that already happened. I took you up on your suggestion and posted a link as a new topic. It will bring you to nearly 400 photos from the 2016 Hershey Fall Meet. Our local club, WPRAACA, attended. As our website manager I took lots of photos. The photo gallery on our web page should give you a good idea of what this mega flea market is like. We routinely report back with photographs of most meets that our club attends. Most are of local or regional interest only. There are presently about 25 such photo galleries on our Trips and Shows page in the Gallery drop-down menu.
  18. Our club, the Westerly-Pawcatuck Region AACA, attended the 2016 Hershey Fall Swap Meet. I posted nearly 400 photos on our website and just recently noticed this forum. If you want my perspective on what to expect please visit the 2016 Hershey Gallery page on our club site. You will see our members having a good time and you will see plenty of cars and vendors. Hershey is a vibrant and colorful spectacle that all car nuts should experience. While you visit our site please feel free to check out other areas too. Although our primary blog section is open to members only (some folks prefer that) we recently began a second blog in tandem with the 'members only' version.
  19. Thanks for the reply. It is good to hear that you had a good experience with the company. I am likely to mail the pump tomorrow.
  20. I will be sending my fuel pump in for a rebuild. Does anyone have experience with My Classic Car Trader, LLC of New Jersey. I was impressed by their website, description of service, and reasonable pricing. Thanks!
  21. I don't know if this will help but I recently lost both 1st and reverse. The front end had been jacked up for a couple weeks awaiting a master cylinder that was being rebuilt. I pushed it out of the garage and drove to The Transmission Shop and we put it on the lift. A cotter pin that attaches the 1st/reverse rod to the transmission had fallen out. Did you check to see if your 2nd/3rd rod is attached to the transmission? (previously posted in old discussion by error).
  22. I don't know if this will help but I recently lost both 1st and reverse. The front end had been jacked up for a couple weeks awaiting a master cylinder that was being rebuilt. I pushed it out of the garage and drove to The Transmission Shop and we put it on the lift. A cotter pin that attaches the 1st/reverse rod to the transmission had fallen out. Did you check to see if your 2nd/3rd rod is attached to the transmission?
  23. I solved my own problem of hard starting after the car sat for a while. My first solution (see above) was to prime the float bowl. That worked but did not solve the problem, whatever it was. Then one day I started the car with the hood open. Immediately I noticed that the upper radiator hose was wet. I turned off the car and inspected the hose. It was wet with gasoline. Just below and slightly to the rear from the hose is the fuel line. At that point there is a junction where I noticed a 4" piece of flexible fuel hose joining two ends of the metal fuel line. It was swollen and fuel was leaking out of both ends. I replaced it with a new piece of tubing. Now the car starts up right away regardless of how long it has been standing. I suspect that in the past the fuel slowly drained out of the carb through this imperfect flexible joint.