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  1. This is a wonderful discussion! Here is a promo photo, probably from the Oregon State Highway Department's tourism bureau, of a 1941 Buick Super or Roadmaster sedan on Laurel Hill east of Portland, Oregon. (Mt. Hood is in the background and is the reason for the photo.) The car does not have rear fender skirts or the chrome piece under the gravel shields. The license plate is from 1941, so I would assume that the car is original. (FYI, I've shown this photo on previous threads.) Photo source: Oregon State Archives.
  2. Have you considered brewing a "Straight Eight" (8% ABV)?
  3. There appears to be a crest painted on the back doors.
  4. When I purchased my 1949 Super 51 from the original owner in 1978, it came with an unused spare key wired to the title. The key was also attached to the original "break-in tag." (See photo.) The key is interesting because it is aluminum. The other original key is also aluminum, but worn from use. (My copy keys are on Briggs & Stratton base metal blanks from the local lock shop.) Does anyone have info on the GM use of aluminum keys during the 1940s?
  5. Very nice video! Wonderful car! Ohio near Cleveland could be Oregon near Portland. Did you use a GoPro mounted on your hat/head or did you use a chest harness? I'd like to try something similar with my 1939 Roadmaster and my 1949 Super on the backroads near Portland.
  6. Who knows? Parts bin? More than one supplier? My car has a Stromberg carb and a Carter fuel strainer. Both are original, like the jack. The Forum helps us out by letting us have these discussions.
  7. Here are the photos of the patent numbers--one for the jacking mechanism and one for the base.
  8. Here are some photos of the jack in my 1949 Super 51. It came with the car. I believe that the jack is OEM. I don't know if jacks differed between Supers and Roadmasters that year. I've had the car since 1978. The tilt effect in the first photo is because of the wide-angle of the camera in my phone. I couldn't find any part numbers, but I did find the patent numbers. I hope that this helps you in your search. I will send the patent photos in a separate post.
  9. It could be the collar of the guy sitting behind FDR who is wearing a helmet.
  10. I didn't look closely enough. I'm sorry. Yes, the 56C above. Check with Pete Phillips. He is the go-to for postwar Sedanettes.
  11. It would be interesting to see a cowl from a 1949 50/70 series convertible.
  12. Here a photo of the seal in my 1949 Super 51--it is in two parts. This is a late production model car. The connecting rod bearing inserts were stamped "February 1949" and the window glass is etched "4-49." I purchased the car from the original owner in 1978. It was untouched when I got it. I've done an engine rebuild and put in a new clutch and new shocks.
  13. The Carter CARbureTER sediment bowl on my 1949 Super has a coiled spring in the bottom of the bowl with a porous ceramic strainer sitting on top of it. The spring keeps the ceramic strainer tight against the underside of the cap. It uses a gasket between the top of the bowl and the underside of the cap to prevent leaks. The gaskets are available from NAPA, regular size and large. See my photo. Interestingly, I have a Stromberg carburetor and a Carter sediment bowl. It is all original. Parts bin assembly, I assume.