SDLARS

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About SDLARS

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  • Birthday 10/21/1951

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  1. Will be removing my 30's water pump, again soon. Had it off, machined a new shaft and new packing. Fine for probably 100 miles. Not good now. More than a little seepage. What should I be looking for?
  2. Will be removing my 30's water pump, again soon. Had it off, machined a new shaft and new packing. Fine for probably 100 miles. Not good now. More than a little seepage. What should I be looking for?
  3. Still all 6 volt and a generator. No issues.
  4. Nice vinyl tire cover that was meant to cover my 19" spare. It did fit well on the dismounted tire I brought the upholsterer but it will not go on my mounted 19" tire and rim. I believe it will work on an 18" rim. It is 28.5 inches in diameter and 5.5 inches wide. Sturdy vinyl with draw string. $70 plus shipping.
  5. I switched my 52 268 over to Pertronix several years ago. Haven't regretted it but haven't tossed my point parts away either.
  6. Back to strong oil pressure. Gotta believe there was some little piece of crap that got lodged in the little line that leads to the gauge from the block. Oh well, learned a few new things about the car. We'll see what the next issue will be.
  7. On second thought, it doesn't seem like a large enough hole to have caused a total loss of oil pressure. Still needs to be remedied.
  8. Found the problem, I think. Crank wire a hole in the supply line. Probably something I overlooked. Should be a photo attached.
  9. Not yet. Had a few other tasks get in the way. I did put an electric drill on the pump and ran it in some oil. Seems to pump quite well. Have to check the lines. Don't know why, at this point, I didn't get more volume out of the gauge fitting in the block when I cranked it. An early 50s Buick must be like an early 50s Pontiac. I've done it a couple of times on my 52 and have decided things will have to get serious before I do it again.
  10. Dropped the pan and removed the pump last evening. Need to look more closely but all looks intact. Beginning to wonder if the oil line to the gauge got plugged. More to come.
  11. Distributor out. All pins intact. I now assume the dog on the pump that mates with shaft is sheared?
  12. Had it out, knew about the set screw but totally forgot! Embarrassing
  13. Checking gauges when I start an engine is something I always do. Had 30-35 lbs as I left the garage. On these old engines I find myself checking often. I had gone less than a half mile when I noticed the gauge read 0. No particularly nasty noises (yet). Tried to remove the distributor. It is loose and has a small amount of up and down play but won't lift out. Something is obstructing it. I plan to drop the pan anyway and look for issues. Any advice at this point?
  14. That's the information I needed. Thanks Reid
  15. Have a little over 100 miles on my car and have had no serious issues. Took it out this morning for a short drive. Got about a half mile from home when it lost all oil pressure. Got it home to the shop, removed the oil line to the gauge and cranked it over without ignition. Did notice a little bubbling from the connection but not the volume I would expect. Went to the service manual. Was about to pull the distributor to see if the drive pin is sheared when I began to wonder if that's my problem, will the drive gear come out with the distributor or will it stay with the pump. Will I have to remove the pan? Any and all guidance is appreciated.