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    Morris Plains, NJ 07950
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    Pre-war Buicks, radios 1921-1938

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  1. PeteO

    old oil

    I've always been a fan of kerosene first and if that wasn't working well, acetone. The primary problem with acetone is volatility; one little splash on an outlet will cause an immediate flash. Been there, done that. These days I put tape over close-by outlets when using acetone.
  2. Years ago New Jersey had very strict rules for driving with antique plates. These days the state only inspects cars less than 25 years old. Even so, I have regular plates on my '37 Buick and drive it frequently every day of the week.
  3. Just an idea- try aligning the headlights without the lenses. I might give you a more sharply defined beam.
  4. Those Buicks have three-beam headlight. I trust that you've found the two positions of your dash pull switch in headlight mode. The shop manual shows the best method for aiming; even so the beams are kind of wide and not sharply defined on a garage. I've always liked the foot switch to change beams; its something I grew up with going back to the early sixties and a previous '37 Buick.
  5. I too have added an electric fuel pump in my 1937 Buick. It is mounted on a metal plate that covers the crank case hole where the original pump mounted. This is a driver class car so I've taken some liberties. I don't recall the circumstance that made my not-so-bright mechanic mount the electric pump high on the engine. Positioning the pump high allowed fuel to drain back to the gas tank and leave the fuel lines empty, forcing the pump to pump air before pumping fuel. Mounting it low on the engine like the original allows gravity to keep the pump filled with gas and ready to opera
  6. A plexiglass 1940 Pontiac. It sold at the time at auction for $305K.
  7. I knew the model would come to light quickly.
  8. The luncheon group about to pile into a 1924 Buick.
  9. A pictorial reminder about the need for sprinklers and alarms.
  10. I enjoyed watching those shows years ago. Thanks for the post, I'll be watching them again.
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