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  1. SpecialEducation

    57 Dynaflow Issue

    Yep, speedo (not Mr. Earl) working is a good sign (kinda). I doubt you need a new transmission. Either way, it sounds like an issue at the torque ball, so that’s where I’d open up first. Hopefully it’s in the ball and not the tailshaft or drive shaft.
  2. SpecialEducation

    57 Dynaflow Issue

    Sounds like the splines in your torque ball are blown out. The torque ball can be replaced without removing the transmission or rear axle. Not easy or fun, but possible.
  3. I would think that if there was a limitation, it would be specified here:
  4. Here's another factory lit with a tri-tone.
  5. I totally get that they wouldn’t want to build anything off the wall, so if I was in that position, I’d want documented combos, too. It’s funny how a Google search produces no shortage of tri-tones in the modern era, but most of their literature shows 2-tones. Grey with a yellow top? Seriously? Who thought to advertise that one? 😂
  6. I can’t find the post, but I seem to recall Dale in Indy telling the story of a customer ordering a car in a combo that resembled something like a circus tent. Dealers ordering cars would stick with things they thought they could sell, but nobody wants to say no to a customer with cash in hand...
  7. As far as I can tell, in '56 you could get ANY standard paint in ANY combo for tri-tone,. Believe me, some folks ordered some strange things... I really like red/black/white, but I may be biased... lol White/Red/White and White/Black/White seemed to be popular. I'll see what others period correct documents showed...
  8. SpecialEducation

    Something old found in the desert...

    Depends on if it's your money or mine! lol
  9. SpecialEducation

    Something old found in the desert...

    I had considered posting this question in the pre-war forum because I very much expected it to be, but I didn't want to limit myself. It looks like the pre-war guys found me anyway, but if Speedo wants to move this topic over there, I won't be offended...
  10. SpecialEducation

    Something old found in the desert...

    An associate found this in the desert. Anyone know what it is or what it’s from?
  11. SpecialEducation

    need help with i.d. on 50's buick

    I would expect so. Check this out: https://www.streetsideclassics.com/vehicles/3335-atl/1949-buick-super-50
  12. SpecialEducation

    '97 Park Avenue, engine replacement options

    I know it’s a bit of a drive, but the nice thing about the LKQ yards is the website. From these photos, I don’t like any of them. The only one that is probably there because of a wreck has been there since May, and the one that came in the yard in early December is arrow straight and already had things half tore apart under the hood. Not a good sign... That Riv is SC’d, and came in clean & straight. Probably not a good candidate.
  13. SpecialEducation

    '97 Park Avenue, engine replacement options

    Huh, I guess I typed all of this but never posted it... lol Well, I’d certainly keep whatever it has. Both versions are not hard to find. I’m the type to go overboard, which is why I’m about $6k into an Olds 350 and still going right now. It was very much against my nature to drop an unknown engine into my wife’s daily, but I was in a hurry and I already had a cheap spare with 111k that I’d never heard run. It went in with little more than a compression test and a new timing set. 80k later, it’s still a daily and purring like a kitten. Best $250 I ever spent. Point is: Don’t overcomplicate it. Tear down & investigate, but if you need an engine, pull a used one with a warranty or search Craigslist for a ratted out runner. Change some minor things if you want, but if you pull heads & start machining parts you’ll be in over $2k before you know it.
  14. SpecialEducation

    Questions re 1955 1956 generator

    I don’t have the specs in front of me, but if the Roady is 35A and the Century is 30A, I would just leave the Century regulator limited at 30A and call it good.
  15. SpecialEducation

    '97 Park Avenue, engine replacement options

    No. Move the harness, sensors, injectors, etc. that are original to the car to the donor motor. Moving PCMs from year to year is asking for trouble. Ask me how I know. Things can look identical, but pinouts can change year to year.