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  1. Wasn't there a Buick Bugle article on that topic a few years ago?
  2. Here are some numbers that he wrote down for me: 5.560 Packing 1291001 5.560 Shim 1289575 5.560 Retainer 1323289
  3. My old-time mechanic wrote down some part numbers for me. I'll take a look. Thanks!
  4. Bob's sells torque ball seal kits for all Buicks from 1936 to 1948, except for 1939. Are they different for 1939? Please advise. Thanks!
  5. Bob's sells torque ball seal kits for all Buicks from 1936 to 1948, except for 1939. Are they different for 1939? Please advise. I need a kit for my 1939 Roadmaster. Thanks!
  6. Do you have one of these cutoffs on your battery? My 1939 Roadmaster had one. The car was very slow to turn over once it warmed up. I thought it was either starter drag or a bad battery, but the battery checked out fine. The cables are large diameter. The problems went away when I removed the cutoff.
  7. Great story. When I was sixteen, I started helping a neighbor lady down the street with her 1949 Super 51. At some point, she gave up driving and asked me if I wanted to purchase the car. I did. I've owned it since 1978. My first car!
  8. 1940 may have been the last year for the rubber donut.
  9. Is a rubber donut washer part of the assembly? My 1939 Roadmaster has one. It is like mouse pad material.
  10. As a stop gap, I've been using an old gray wool blanket on my 1949 Super's front seat. It had tattered dealer-optioned green nylon covers when I got the car in 1978. Gray colored cotton bath towels also work in a pinch. I use them on my 1939 Roadmaster. I don't want to sweat out or stain the nice repro upholstery kit. Both are easy to remove for shows.
  11. You can see the original engine decal telegraphing through the paint respray on the valve cover, along with some red decal showing through chipped paint near the front. The decal says "BUICK VALVE-IN-HEAD EIGHT" and "SILENT OIL CUSHIONED." The engine number appears to have the correct type font (the "6" looks like a "b"). My 1939 Roadmaster has a replacement engine. Several tip-offs, included the correct number, but in a non-Buick font. My engine probably dates from 1947. Not necessarily a bad thing, however. Dipsticks have a part number on them. Mine is for a postwar 248, not a postwar 320. Something I need to change. A fine looking car, though. Good luck! Happy motoring!
  12. At least my old 1981 Chevy Citation had jack holes in the bumpers. Much safer for using bumper jacks. Used them seasonally to swap out summer tires for snow tires and vice versa.
  13. In the 43 years that I've owned this 1949 Super four-door, I've never had the opportunity to use this bumper jack. It sits stored in the trunk behind the upright spare tire!
  14. Here's a photo of the original jack for my 1949 Super.
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