Steves Buick

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  1. Hi Don, Sorry for the delay in responding, Vacation etc... I would like 10 of your AC 86 plugs, if you have them , I'll get a check in the mail as soon as you confirm that you have them.. Again sorry for the late response.. Cheers, Steve
  2. Thanks Don, Sorry for the late reply, a friend of mine brought over a box of AC 86 plugs on loan for me to try them, UFFTA not sure what happened but initially the car barely ran, it did smooth out after a few minutes, so not sure whats up with his plugs or the 86 series. I reinstalled the Champion plugs and it ran fine. I'm retiming the car and will determine whats going on with the AC plugs. Are your plugs any different than what Napa offers? Thanks Don.
  3. Hi Dodge 34, My 1932 buick manual specifies AC J12, do you have any or an equivilent? thanks Steve
  4. I ran a Napa 12 volt 4psi pump on 6 volts to get 2 psi without a fuel pressure reg. works great. Just a thought.
  5. Not much for pwr out put, but better fuel distribution and the ability to dail it in on a dyno would be a plus. 104 hp with standard head gasket, 113 hp with high compression thinner gasket. It's a hobby right? I just want to get as much reliable hp from the Ole Buick even though I drive it like an old maid! It runs like a singer now, the voice over my shoulder is shouting leave it alone!!
  6. Thanks all, I'll whip some drawings, yep lots of work probly not much gain, but pretty cool endevor. Maybe!!!
  7. Thanks, I just had the idea and maybe I'll go forward with a mock up, you're right about time and money vs reward. I have my Buick purring like a kitten at the moment, it would be fun to test new ground thats all. Thanks Matt and Joe.
  8. Good stuff, just for grins I ran a timing light and checked to see how close I was, The light worked great on a seperate 12v source. CTCV I can send a pix of my distrib if that helps.
  9. The car runs well on the Marvel ( 1932 Buick 96s), However... has anyone tried to inject a straight 8 and disquise it with a Marvel? Just a thought... I know of an aviation throttle body that might work..
  10. Very cool, please post the pix of the 33 studebaker, I also have looked for years for a surviving example. Thank you.
  11. I drove the car today!! I ended up silver brazing a sleave over the broken fitting, it took a few trys to get it all in alignment perfectly but I did. I extended the length by 1/8 in and put a slight bend downward of the most forward fitting to make sure I had clearance from the connecting rod bottom. I also placed 2 flat washers in the oil press relief valve end against the spring which brought my press back to 35psi at all speeds. Of course today was warm and my marvel was acting up a bit running rich, so I'll dial that in this week. All in all I'm pleased with the out come. Thanks to all for the help, Ill post a pix when I get my phone charged!
  12. Thanks Bloo, Paul, Don, Matt and Mike and everyone for the advice and links, I'll fab one up, but the tubing flare at the end of Bnut could be a challenge, early dole fitting?? Really like the Cunifer idea Matt, and yes I only want to do this once. This forum is a life saver.. mucho grats. Steve
  13. Found the problem, A broken mailn pressure line, work hardened from the cotter pin on the piston rod retaining bolt hitting and taking a bite out of the line. Pressure Reg OK as was the screen, a bit gunky pan but thats it.. Any suggestions on a repair would be most appreciated.. Thanks, Steve
  14. Ok guys, wait until you see these pix, I have a broken line that was work hardened due to the cotter pin on the connecting rod hitting the main bearing pressure line. The pan was fairly gunky, the screens not so bad, pressure relief valve and spring in good working order. The pix are pretty self explanitory, now I really need good opinions and suggestion on the fix, any one have a spare line laying around.. I feel lucky in a way that this didnt happen far from home as the line was destined to fail. New rings were installed in 1979 and thats when the cotter pin started hitting the line. Thanks everyone for the help. All ideas and suggestions for the repair most welcome.. Steve
  15. Thanks Paul. Will check the springs, I ran it on 5-40w Castrol non synthetic, changed out to straight 30W with 32oz of Lucas oil additive trying to thicken things up.
  16. Thanks Mike and Don, Looks like the pressure relief valve is the most likely culprit. Don I'm hoping its just a clogged screen like you mention. Well see Tomorrow when I drop the plan. And good tip about the weight and clean up with emory cloth.
  17. Thank you Guys, I'm taking a break for a day or two, that seems to help for some reason.. I wish my pressure relief and by-pass valve were external! I'll take my time and get it sorted. yep broker-len sure the pump was producing pressure but not now as I have 2 oil pressure gauges. looks like I will drop the pan and pull the pump next, thanks edinmas , hopefully no internal breakage. I'll keep you posted.
  18. Thanks, the oil pump does have a pressure relief valve and also a by pass valve to regulate oil flow to the oil temp regulator. Love that oil pressure pot!!! but dont have one, remember I had good oil press before it dropped off. Any thoughts on trying to unseat either the pressure relief valve or bypass valve by reverse press through the oil temp reg pneumatically? And I agree that dropping the pan is cheap insurance.. good call there.Thanks
  19. Thats what I was thinking.. I'm off to pull the pan, will keep posting..Thanks.
  20. Thanks for the reply, yep I have a back up oil pressure gauge , although it T's into the original down at the block( same source)..it has been working fine, both did show 30 psi when running, now both dropped off to 4-5psi.
  21. Hi guys, I just drove my 1932 96s for the first time since resto, runs great but at 55 mph the oild pressure dropped from 30 to 5 psi, no evidence of leaks, no knocking, now if I start it I have just 5 psi, any ideas before I drop the pan and check the screen? Thanks in advance. Steve
  22. Hi guys, I just took my 1932 96s out on its first drive since restoration, ran great until 55 mph then the oil pressure started falling off to about 5psi. There is no external evidence of leakage, I have 2 oil pressure guages but T from the same source from the bas of the block. Any ideas before I drop the pan and check the screen? Thanks, Steve
  23. That is a happy guy, Thanks for the photos, I'll post some when I get them off my phone. Update is the interior is all new mohair and looks great, runs great now with a rebuilt Marvel, the wizzard linkage allowed reverse and first but was preventing 2/3 rd. now disabled like almost all others I know of. Just licensed it friday, the hood and the imfamous driver door have been repainted, and repaired, 1 1/2 inch and 10 #s of bondo was in driver door! To make a long story short, its taken me 2 years to get to this point and Bill had 85% done, its a lovely car and I think Bill would be happy that its treasured and well cared for. I put his pix in the head liner as I've become friends with his daughter , she's coming up next year for a drive. If you're an old guy like me, its the journey and people we meet that makes this hobby, we are just care takers of these cars for the next gen. Tell Bill's Buick club buddies that you found his car and it is almost finished alive and well, his legacy lives on. I can send pix if you give me an email. Cheers, Steve
  24. Hey guys I bought Bills car, and after 3 yrs it is about to hit the road. Just have to mount the hood and a few minor details, if you know more about Bills car Id appreciate a call, we found a bullet hole in the rt rear wheel well, I have not posted photos yet but will. It came out well and his daughter is thrilled about it finally being a driver. I'll write the Buick Mag a story as a tribute to Bill, never met him but have gone over every inch of his car and cant help but think he was a good guy. If your ever through Whidbey Island WA. come see it.. Steve 360-320-5778.