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Jack Worstell

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  • Birthday 01/27/1938

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  1. Jenz38 ( I believe he is in Germany ) reported that he put a 263 from a Dynaflow car in his 1938 Buick....but he had to fabricate a new flywheel. Being in Germany he had limited choice and couldn't find a 263 from a manual transmission car Somewhere he published drawings/dimensions of the flywheel he fabricated Jack Worstell
  2. Jim Now that Lloyd is gone....who does overdrive conversions ? Jack Worstell
  3. JamesR......I'm surprised you got the title on the 55 Chysler. The deceased had an estate and whoever handled the estate normally would be required to do a title release. Or the beneficary to whom the car was assigned to thru the the terms of the estate settlement At any rate...glad for you that it all worked out Jack Worstell
  4. I have lost my copy of Buick Bulletin 6 D-912 dated 2-28-38 esp pp 6,7, and 8 This bulletin contains info on the 1937 Buick Centerline radio and this is my prime interest in this bulletin. PP 6, 7 and 8 show .....component layout, top and bottom views and . ... component listing with brief specs I have the Buick manual for this radio ( I bought a copy from the BCA ) but the manual does not include this info the bulletin has Can anyone help ? Jack Worstell jlwmaster@aol.com
  5. Is this car located on Jerry West Blvd ?? Jack Worstell
  6. I've always been a bit confused on the subject of when Buick went to insert bearings on the mains and on the rods I'm pretty sure that the rods went from babbit to modern precision insert sometime in 1949 ( so 1949s had babbit and 1950s had insert rod bearings ???) But the mains...I think this did in fact happen in the late 1930s....but these inserts were not the modern precision type...ie they still used shims. And in 1949 the change was further made to modern precision inserts...no shims needed. Do I have this right ??
  7. the simplest answer is the battery posts. Check the connection of the heavy "hot" cable on the solenoid terminal. Also check the heavy copper strap connections from the other solenoid terminal to the starter case. All of the starter current...which is a lot of amps...has to go thru the solenoid so these connections really have to be good Is the battery voltage at 12V or so ? I suggest these in the vein of "easy things first" I suppose you still are using the original battery cables ( for 6V service )...these are plenty heavy enough for 12V use Jack Worstell
  8. Thanks everyone for the advice. Jack Worstell
  9. So ISO 32 is about 15W and this would be good to use in the shocks in a 1937 Special ? ( in other words...15W motorccyle fork oil would be about right ?) Jack Worstell
  10. I've read advice that for lever/knee action shocks ( eg 1937 Special ) that motorcycle fork oil is good to use And I plan on following this advice.....but what weight ? 10W ? or 20W? or 30W? or what? Jack Worstell
  11. Is your generator the three brush type ( uses a two element regulator) or the two brush type ( uses a three element regulator ) Jack Worstell
  12. Dave....I have heard that you can take the field wire off of the regulator and ( with the motor doing about 1000RPM) touch the end of this field wire briefly to ground. If then the ammeter shows charge....then the trouble is in the regulator. And if no charge... then the trouble is in the generator This doesn't fix the problem but it does narrow the search I have never done this test myself...but I'm fairly sure it should work Jack Worstell
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