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  1. It appears this one died early on also but I will pull the sender unit at the dynaflow and see if there are teeth... I suppose the same applies in some form at the speedometer unit end itself, as the 'turning teeth or similar' there may have issue given the cable has been trying to move the stuck unit.
  2. As I understand it the 56 was a once off for many parts including the speedo. I have the often seen the red bar stuck and the odometer no longer reading on these cars. I am not too fussed about the odometer but does anyone know if there is a self fix for the stuck red bar (which I understand is not a bar but on a roller)? I know I can always send it off for repair but I am wondering whether there is a simple fix possibilty. The previous owner told me he attempted to fix the speedo by replacing the cable but that obviously didn't work. Any help appreciated as I have the crash pad off at the moment so I have access to the speedo unit. Thanks Drew
  3. Apparently its almost impossible to break the rubber/court gaskets.
  4. I just replaced the fuel sender unit gasket as it was leaking. Apparently the rubber gaskets are prone to breaking and then leaking and you need the rubber inpregnated cork gaskets. My 56 has the 'Tanks Inc' gas tank. I bought a rubber/cork gasket to suit a tri-five chev which fitted great. I also replaced the round rubber washers on the screws with flat copper washers.
  5. Hi all The vent window manual regulator appears to have an issue on my 56. When the vent window is closed its almost as if the winder sits too far in because as you turn the winder it hits the decorative trim above it. And as you continue to turn the winder, the winder then spirals out leaving a gap between the winder and the door panel. Anyone come across this problem? I haven't taken it apart but I assume the regulator mechanism is worn/broken and is one of those unrepairable items. Do any of the other GM makes for that year use the same mechanism because I am guessing it will be easier to find a tri-five chev part? Any info or advice would be appreciated. Thanks Drew
  6. Agreed re turning the shaft to see if the points are opening and closing. If there is no opening and closing as the shaft turns then there will be no spark. The next step after will be to check how it is wired up.
  7. I didnt put it in but my 56 Century has the Tanks Inc 41-54 Buick B1 series. It is listed there under 'Buick' tanks and also in the 'universal' sections. But as suggested, check the measurements between what was there and what you are replacing it with. Good luck.
  8. It looks to me as though the 3 blades are deeper in cross section and would likely move more water than the 5 bladed unitiui where the blades are shallower - unless its the angle of the units being different in the photo!?!
  9. Hi all I am looking for new or good set of used rear brake drums for a 56 Century. I understand the rear drums are the same for years 53-58 on the Century, Super and the Roadmaster. I understand also the front drums (if the hub is removed) will be the same as rears for years 56-58. If anyone is aware of a retailer selling these or if they have items they are willing to sell then please let me know. You can certainly PM me also. Thanks Drew
  10. There are also the wrecker yards dealing in classic cars. And there are also adds for parting out cars on ebay.
  11. Not sure where else the car is advertised but you should try sites such as Hemmings, etc. that will reach a wide audience. Just my opinion. Hope snatches it up.
  12. Hi all I have some questions regarding generators that someone may be able to answer. As i understand it, generators usually have the model number stamped on a small metal plate attached to the outer casing but if that plate is not there then is the model number ever stamped directly onto the casing itself? Would a 55 Roadmaster generator be a 30 amp unit or 35 amp unit? Can someone also please explain what 'CW', which I presume is 'clockwise' means in a generator designation? And would there likely be any issue in using a 1955 Roadmaster generator in a 1956 Century? Any info or advice would be appreciated. Thanks Drew