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EmTee last won the day on January 11 2019

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    Living vicariously through my old cars...

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  1. Say Matt, I think the tires are likely the difference. I just replaced the tires on my Silverado with a used set LT 8-ply radials. The ride is notably harsher than it was with the old P-spec tires. It's a truck after all, so it doesn't bother me, but the change in ride quality was readily apparent. As an experiment, what if you temporarily swap the tires/wheels from the '40 Super to the '41 and go for a ride? That would at least tell you to what extent those truck radials impact the ride characteristics.
  2. 5 Volts at the + coil terminal seems low to me... I would expect 7 to 9 volts. Check again, wiggle the key (i.e., slightly rotate the switch back & forth) and see whether voltage changes.
  3. It sounds electrical to me. Check the voltage at the coil with the key ON engine OFF. How do the points look? Condenser?? Do you have another 'known good' coil? The HOT light is supposed to come on when cranking to verify the bulb. Could there be an ignition switch issue? It seems like there may be low voltage to the ignition, which improves at higher RPM when alternator output increases...
  4. The only reason would be to keep the dust off. I bought a cheap, universal fit flannel-like cover for my car for the same reason (just to keep dust off during winter storage).
  5. Well, technically it's not even full -- don't try that with a new car!
  6. ...including the distinctive concave rear window glass, exclusive to these two cars and one of my favorite design features of the GP.
  7. https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/Mar-Hyde-4-4-Ultimate-2K-High-Speed-Primer/?N=5002385+3293242368&rt=rud
  8. I recall my Grandfather had the same problem. He installed a heavy-duty caster under the center of the rear bumper. The caster would contact the driveway and prevent the bumper and tailpipe from scraping the driveway. It worked in both directions and wasn't visible unless you looked under the bumper. Maybe you could find a spot on the bumper, brackets, or frame to do something similar...
  9. That's a great picture -- the very definition of anachronism.
  10. You should be very proud of the work that you've done on your Buick! It looks great and I can't wait to see the gold paint on it!
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