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  1. Hello, I know Jim , has a green 53 Skylark but haven’t seen him for awhile.Might have to give him a call, Thanks. Gary
  2. Hello,thanks for the reply I have been trying to get some of the local shops around Erie but all are busy with racing cars.The block definitely needs a rebore and head work too.This is a 49 with insert bearings so really should not be much different than an inline six with 2 extra cylinders.
  3. Hello, can anyone recommend a engine rebuilder near Erie,Pa that has experience on straight eight Buick’s ? Thank you.
  4. I have seen replacement stamped steel grills for 49 that were nosr aftermarket grills but they fit much like the original die cast ones . Car in first post may be some misguided attempt to “improve “ a 49 Buick.Photo shows correct configuration.
  5. The repair that old tank posted may be worth a try perhaps do the work with gauge in car ,it’s no fun trying to get them out of the dashboard,and solder the new bulb in the engine compartment where there is more room.
  6. Hello ,here is a picture of the sensor in my 49 Super, probably the rebuilding route Is the way to go unless a nos can be found, these seem to be some what fragile the tubing doesn’t take much to break it.
  7. Made a mistake, picture is actually assembling it.If you look closely there is a difference between the two, later carrier is larger due to bearings at pionion area.
  8. One of the hardest things when I changed the rear gear set on my 49 was getting the sleeve that connected the pinion to driveshaft apart,there is a difference between the 48 to later differentials but the whole carrier will interchange.
  9. Hello, definitely oil the cylinders as Dan O said I am dealing with scored cylinders possibly from my engine sitting for awhile. Also as mentioned keep all 6 volt lights and accessories off, the 12 Volt shouldn’t hurt the starter if used limitedly.You may want to have a separate gas supply, the gas tank can hold all sorts of stuff, gelled gas ,dead mice etc. And welcome to the forum ,if you have any questions please ask ,lots of people with experience on these Buick’s .
  10. I noticed this on my 49 with repro hubcaps, thought it was my imagination had them line up with stem at 12 o’clock with “Buick “ could be read horizontally, most seem to shift slightly.
  11. Got engine apart ,found cause of noise, piston slap . Enclosed a picture of piston, engine must have froze up from sitting or run low on oil,this also helps explain why I found bent pushrods also .Curious what I will find out on connecting rods.
  12. Solenoids are harder to find for straight 8 6 volt Buick’s . I would wait until it happens again then wire over the switch on column, if it starts probably shifter switch is bad
  13. 1948 1949 1950 1951 Buick NOS 1997838 Neutral Safety Switch *BR $20.00+ $5.50 Shipping. Hello again there is one NOS for sale on EBay now .
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