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  1. BTW, Those items to the top corners are not bombs. They are supposed to be oranges as we are the orange growers in the states. I had to provide to placed to bolt the tags on the supports. Fortunately the spacing for the bolts worked out to be in the middle of the oranges. Hard to see but it worked.
  2. I have a 1935-58 Buick. Fortunately, Florida has a rule that lets you use tag year if it matches vehicle year of manuf. Plus, we have a license plate collector who has a very large barn FULL of plates. I contacted him and went to his collection. I wanted a '1935' - Florida tag. Now if the tag I found is not being used (ID) and the tag must be original - no repaint - they will re-register the tag and give you a current tax paid sticker to be able to use like any regular Florida tag. I found a tag that was not listed for any county. Very unusual number series. I picked a ta
  3. I have a 1935-58 Buick. Fortunately, Florida has a rule that lets you use tag year if it matches vehicle year of manuf. Plus, we have a license plate collector who has a very large barn FULL of plates. I contacted him and went to his collection. I wanted a '1935' - Florida tag. Now if the tag I found is not being used (ID) and the tag must be original - no repaint - they will re-register the tag and give you a current tax paid sticker to be able to use like any regular Florida tag. I found a tag that was not listed for any county. Very unusual number series. I picked a ta
  4. My 35-58 has the chrome strip along the bottom. The 40 series was the cheeper version in 1934/35. The 50 series had more chrome such as head light buckets etc.
  5. I vote to use the 263 engine. I got a 263 and had it rebuilt (like new ). Dave T might have a earlier front plate that will have correct mounting position. Easy swap. The 263 I got had a earlier bell housing (matched my 38 coupe). Dave can help you there. If nothing else, my 263 crank bearings were well within clearances. Replacing the rod bearing with new bearings will take up what little wear on the crank. Of course, measure JIC . I ended up rebuilding my 263, as s/n wise it was a '53' engine - last of the straight 8's. . Using the '37' manifolds is no sweat. P
  6. Well, I have to disagree. Installing over drive is fairly easy. I installed my first back in 2015. It is in my 1938 coupe. With the standard 4.44 rear, I cruise 2350 at 65 mph. My longest trip was a 1800+ round trip and it was an easy ride. The fellow in Circleville Ohio did the mod's for Lloyd Young for many years. Lloyd passed but the machinist still does the mod's. I'm putting one in my 35-58 now and expect to have it on the road by Mar. or Apr. He is 'Glen' at 1-614-571-4908. Details, I'm in Florida at Oldbuickjim@gmail.com .
  7. There are several methods to getting LED turn signals. First, if you are doing a 6 volt system, here is a source for 12 volts. FIrst, getting a 6 volt to 12 volt converter . Amazon has one that gives you about 3 amps. There are some which put out 10+ amps. so you can power some accessories with 12 volts. The converter can be placed under the front seat or under the dash. This becomes your 12 volt source. Then you add dual filament bulb sockets. The first socket is your parking light socket bulb.. The second is a new wire that runs the LED turn signal. You are going to r
  8. Thanks, I will check and verify the year. You are : netpartsinc@roadrunner.com Where is a/c 909-.... Curious ?
  9. Needed a 46 / 47 Plymouth wheel. One of my friends has a '47' and says the 46/47 wheels are different than later wheels. And help would be appreciated. Oldbuickjim@gmail.com
  10. I request that my need be sent to me as I do on all my comments. I need the information to find what I need at the time. I normally get a response from aaca saying so&so is responding. I have not received that response. If you responded - I got nothing. Would you send your response to me to : Oldbuickjim@gmail.com Many thanks. My friend has a '46' Plymouth and needs a wheel so I said I would ask the guys at aaca who know every thing where I can find it.
  11. I am in need of two 1946 Plymouth wheels. I believe the '46' and '47' wheels are different from earlier and later wheels.
  12. Yup, mine is the 50 series engine that continued with the design from - I believe '31'. You havevthe beginning of the 248 engine and mine was of the last of the 'side mounted ' design. I think you can replace your engine with a 248 if needed.
  13. My 35-58 has a oil filter that is inside a can mounted on the right side. I bought the car and I got two extra oil filters. Here is a pix of the right side of my engine. Maybe this is what the factory installed.
  14. Try Rare Parts inc. I needed lower pivot pins on my '35-58' front suspension. They had what I needed and their product was better that original. Here is the part I needed.
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