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  1. need one bad mine cracked and now sounds like farm truck have one let me know and price thank you for your time
  2. my header cracked and it caused my 58 buick special to sound like a farm truck. well while i locate another is there another year header that will fit till i can find an actual 58 header? thanks in advance
  3. its a special and its a single exhaust. yes if you have one PM me with a price. ill start my search for a welder that can do this kind of weld
  4. put the 58 buick in the garage and set for a few days. went to start it up and it was loud like an exhaust leak. Thought it might be a gasket leak. found a nice large crack all the way around it. when it heats up it closes off so it isnt as loud but my question is Can i get it welded up? or am i stuck paying a crazy amount for a ebay one?
  5. My 1958 buick special has developed a squeak in the gas peddle. if i push the gas pedal with my foot to the left it quits. I have lubed it I have sprayed it with graphite and it comes back. obviously I cant be under the hood looking at exactly what is making the noise. I know it the gas pedal as when I lift off it quits and push down the squeak comes back. any help would be great as Im pulling my hair out over this noise
  6. yea makes sense. just seems like a waste. would $1000 be fair for basically engine ps pb AC and trans for rebuild later on? some stainless is good enough to sell and i guess misc stuff.
  7. the interior had a whit almost ostrich look to it. white and black. it was a 4 door and i couldnt open the front doors to look at the tag and didnt look at the one under the hood tag. ill post a pic shortly. still odd that all those options are on a special
  8. so i was driving to a job site and passed a 58 buick on a trailer in a yard. stopped and took a look and it was a special. but was fully loaded AC,PS,PB chrome dash panel leather interior and door panels. all the other goodies. why would anyone dress it up with every option and not just buy a roadmaster or century? It had stainless drip rails i mean every option buick could throw at it. well talked to the owner it was his dads and he didnt know much about it. he did say $1000 and it was mine. but the rockers were completely eaten up with rust and it looked like it set long enough the trans is probably dried out. Not to mention the trailer was to small and he creased the doors getting it on there. Im still thinking i may grab it to have parts and put the AC on my now daily driver buick(are the AC systems easy to rebuild and get back on the road?). was there such a gap in price that a fully loaded special was still cheaper than a roadmaster?
  9. yea I make up some gauges for testing the pressures. can I do that buy running the car with the wheels up in the air? or do I pull the trans and power it by a drill or air motor to get the best readings. just not sure I can hook all the places up with gauges with it in. I got the book in and I am going through it now. Thanks you for all the info. Is this somthing I should try and rebuild myself? as Im looking in the book and it doesn't really call for any special tools that I can see. I have rebuilt three speeds quite a few times. but this will be my first automatic and a dynaflow at that.
  10. well I have found a shop and he told me he would blow it apart and work with me to gt me back on the road. I picked up another trans in the mean time that the owner didnt know the condition but pulled it because in his words gushed fluid. so the shop said bring me both and ill make you one good one if he can. so i will be back on the road hopefully soon and not to the tune of $3500 the vent tube at the top of the trans. i put it in gear and it started poring out. so I stopped and let it be till I talked to a trans shop
  11. good news is i started the car put it in drive and fluid started poring out of the vent. so that's new
  12. I have a dynaflow manual i just bought from ebay coming so I'm hoping between all the manuals I have i can make an educated guess or find a solution to this ordeal
  13. well tested it out and its the ground. as soon as I gave it another ground it lit up and the arrow now signals that it is on. for now on Ill just use the suggested clip idea as it worked like a charm. on to the next issue lol thanks everyone for your time as I stumble through the 58 ownership
  14. ok Im going to try and maybe change the filter or pull the pan and look for debris. I found a place to rebuild it the estimate was $3500 gah! that hit me a little hard. but he did say bring in both and he will try and make one good one. Hes willing to work with me. He does want to drive it and look it over to make sure Im not missing something like an adjustment or what ever. I love the car so im going to do what ever to get it back up. especially since I have a large box full of goodies ready to go on it to make it a daily driver. or at least something I can rely on a bit more.
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