Sean Batiz

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  1. Yeah, considering that I live in Southern California, I figure that when we finally do get hit by the “BIG ONE” (earthquake, that is), that I’ll definitely be impaled multiple times by the numerous Buick accessories and literature that’s overflowing from these wall covered shelves and cabinets in my bedroom! If only we could figure out a feasible method of temporarily shrinking these parts during storage! I have a 2 car garage that’s literally crammed full of parts and tools, giving ZERO space for an actual car, thus far so, I know how you feel! My poor Ol’ Buick’s have to remain stored in my back field, under tarps, for now.
  2. Thought that meant: “Driven Frequently”! Just kidding. Hey, Kosage, you may discover that by the time you finally get the body taken apart to the point where it’s ready to be removed from the Chassis, that you’ll be needing MORE STORAGE SPACE for the very many parts! At least, I sure did.
  3. Three things: 1st) A “Thanks” to you, Kosage, for the detailed picture of that angle iron bracket for the PS Pump! After recently having gone through the eminse inventory of Buick parts that I have, I couldn’t recall if the headbolt with protruding stud was used for that bracket or the generator/engine mounting bracket on the right engine bank! 2nd) To the topic of the 1954 radiator having been used in ‘55 cars: I believe this to be 100% correct, seeing as the ‘55 Buick it belongs to was made in early 1955 (even has the early run of solid valve covers, no breather/oil filler caps. Just the single cap on neck of Valley Pan). It’s serial number being, 5B2009836 from GM “BOP” South Gate, Ca. Assembly Plant. 3rd) After going through some older receipts for stuff I had repaired for my first Buick, I came across the one from back in 2002 when I had my non-A/C radiator (3131177) rebuilt; indicates it was rebuilt with a “4 core” (I previously thought that I had that shop add an additional core to it); I’d still need to de-soldier either tank of the A/C radiator (3133727) to determine the number of cores it contains. These have a baffle in the upper tank, below the fill neck that restricts a clear visual image of the cores directly. Picture is of page from my 1955 Buick Master Chassis Parts Book. Lists radiator 3131177 for both 1954 and 1955 “1st jobs”.
  4. I’m assuming that you discovered quite a substantial amount of debris in behind those covers? Especially the passenger side unit? I removed those from mine AFTER I already had the front clip and engine removed! I’m guessing that you have at least one finger/knuckle that’s a bit damaged now? “No Pain, No Gain”!
  5. So, after going through the sometimes frustrating, rather confusing jargon of part number breakdowns that are listed in the original Buick Master Chassis Parts Book that I have here for the “Model years, 1930 to 1955 inclusive”, it seems to state that your ‘55 Century Model 66R, calls for this same A/C radiator of the part number, 3133727 “but”, the only real measurement difference that I can tell that is truly different between these, is a height of 1” MORE for the core vs. the standard radiator. This said though, I have had my standard radiator (p#3131177) rebuilt awhile back & opted at the time to have an additional core added to its core thickness. Which measures @ 2.75” vs. the core thickness of this A/C radiator which only measures at an even 2” thick. So, I’d be willing to wager that if you just did this same thing of having your original one rebuilt with a thicker, 2.75” core cake, it’d most likely be more than adequate for whatever cooling demands that your Nailhead will require, without any noticeable overheating issues.
  6. Actually, just as I reviewed the previous message and pictures that I posted, I noticed that the actual highth of the cores is different! I really didn’t notice this detail until now! Rather obvious. I’ll head out to make measurements.
  7. Per your request: Here are comparative pictures of the two radiators that I have here; the only overtly obvious detail that I can clearly determine visually between the two of them is, the depth (thickness) of the upper and lower tanks. The one that has its mounting flange halfway loose from its soldiering joint, is the A/C unit. I am curious now to consider de-soldiering both tanks from both radiators to visually inspect the actual cores themselves for any obvious differences. Whatever damages are present in either of these two radiators that can be seen, was already existing before my acquisition of them.
  8. YES! THANK YOU Mr. Greg! I completely forgot to mention that. These ARE located in Riverside, Ca. I still “might” entertain the idea of selling both cars with everything else that I have collected for them, for a ‘reasonable’ offer; I’d just prefer this to be a loan instead, so as to afford me a second chance at possibly fulfilling my original objective of restoring them and being able to enjoy the THRILL of driving them and showing them to others, if at all possible. No bank or lender that I’m aware of, are willing to offer any kind of a collateral loan or, vehicle title loans for ANY classic car, unless the car is already fully restored.
  9. I still “might” entertain the idea of selling both cars with everything else that I have collected for them, for a ‘reasonable’ offer; I’d just prefer this to be a loan instead, so as to afford me a second chance at possibly fulfilling my original objective of restoring them and being able to enjoy the THRILL of driving them and showing them to others, if at all possible. No bank or lender that I’m aware of, are willing to offer any kind of a collateral loan or, vehicle title loans for ANY classic car, unless the car is already fully restored.
  10. This collection of original materials of literature, maintenance, accessories and other related items, is exhaustive and very thorough but, for whatever reason, I cannot seem to figure out how to include the rest of the necessary pictures of these items or, any of the videos I’ve made that covers the whole collection. For now, I’ll just have to probably be sharing these additional pictures or videos directly with whomever out there contacts me about this proposed collateral loan. Again, my number is, 1(951)640-9846. Hope to hear from some of you soon! Thank You!
  11. I think it might be easier for me to continue with adding the additional information in separate segments here, instead of just one, extremely long, run on topic. These next pictures will hopefully show you the totality of this collection, in several segments. This 1st pic is of a layout of the various, complete A/C system. The last pic here, shows that I do have two original A/C fans, one for each car. Oh, forgot to mention earlier that the front bumper that’s rather beat up and just sitting on the ground in front of the 1st Buick, was in that shape when I originally bought that car. It’s never been straightened up or mounted yet. The 1st Buick is currently at the stage of having its body prepared for getting bead-blasting on a rotisserie unit. I have made a video that is of a “walk-around” of all of the various parts and angles. Not sure yet on how to include this video.
  12. Hello there y’all! I am not sure if this is the correct place to pitch this offer or not but, I’ll do it anyways in hopes that it’ll reach a much larger audience than that which I’ve previously tried. At any rate, due to reasons beyond my control in the recent handful of months, I’ve ended up getting myself tied up in a very complicated financial situation that has me in the immediate need for money! I really, REALLY do NOT want to throw in the towel and give up on myself with completing my restoration work on my 1955 Buick Super cars (yes, I have TWO of them!) and so, what I’m proposing is to get a COLLATERAL LOAN (or, am willing to sell both of them with everything else that pertains to them, FOR A REASONABLE OFFER ONLY) from ANYONE that has the financial capital to be able to afford to do this for me. For the party that would consider providing me with a loan on these, I’d be putting both of my 1955 Buick Super 2Dr HDTP’s up as the collateral, INCLUDING all of the associated items that I have collected for them, as a complete lot, for a period of four (4) months for me to either pay back the loan in full PLUS an additional $500.00 as the profit to whomever is capable of making this loan available to me. What I need currently is a minimum of at least, $4,500.00. At the stipulated, agreed upon end date of this loan, I would be obligated to either pay back the loan + $500 or, if for whatever reason, at this time, I can NOT pay it off, the lending party would have the choice of either taking possession of the collateral in question or, we arrang at that point to sell off everything for the generated sale funds to repay the loan PLUS at least $500.00 over the original borrowed sum. Contact me at: 1(951)640-9846. And now, the pictures that I have put together of the cars/stuff in question. The car with bad primer is my earliest 1955 Buick Super 2Dr HDTP, which I originally purchased back in 2002. It is the car which I have been slowly restoring over the years. The second 1955 Buick Super 2Dr HDTP that I’ve acquired a few years back, originally just as my donor vehicle, has since been decided by me to restore as well but, only as a “original patina, derelict driver” car with its body remaining as it looks, just mechanically/electrically restored with new upholstery. This “donor” 1955 Buick was originally assembled with the rare 1955 Factory Buick Air Conditioning System. I have also acquired another complete 1955 Buick Factory Air Conditioning System that is intended for eventual installation in the first 1955 Buick.
  13. I can’t remember if you’ve already covered any details about these radiators in the past or not.
  14. Hey there! Just felt like chiming in here for a second to tell you to treat that radiator with the upmost care, even though it’ll most likely be getting rebuilt before you reinstall it; being that it’s the (or, at least I’m presuming here) correct radiator for Factory A/C! They seem to be next to impossible to find, in ANY condition! If it is the correct HAR/RI/SON Factory A/C radiator, it’ll have the part number 3133727. Standard radiator is 3131177.
  15. I was actually contemplating on bidding on this same tank for the same reasoning! Glad to see that YOU snatched it up!