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  1. Hello once again. Sorry to say but I think it is time. If any Prewar Buick folks are interested in this project Buick let me know. I cannot give a price at this time because I have not figured what I have invested. I figure any serious buyer would want to come see it first anyway, which would require an appointment. Thanks Tony
  2. Here is mine. Do they usually Crack in the same spots? If so where are the weak spots? I found no cracks but this engine had two bent pushrods in number one. I figured head gasket and hydrolock held the valves so the rods bent.
  3. Thanks Steve. I have enough parts to determine measurementso so I guess I was just looking for an easy way out by buying reproductions in place of making them. Thanks anyway But if you get a chance to post a picture I think it could help. Tony
  4. Our car was a 1932 97 model. Those that had it before us cut out the back doors as some of you may already know. We need to make doors but the issue is the door hinges. The original slots and holes are there but I have no original hinge info or specs. Are there any repro hinges that fit? I see ford stuff. Just not sure what can work. Tony
  5. Sorry goofed up. Thats the car on the rotisserie. Here is the car now. I had it listed here before for I believe 9500.00 changed my mind on that. Dug out my old receipts , it's gonna take 12K . Engine and transmission professionally rebuild.
  6. The car is complete with some minor unfinished tasks. For example the rear bumper probably should have been rechromed when the front was done. The windshield washer pump needs replacing. The new trunk upholstery kit was junk I've seen better. Small stuff like that and not many more. Here are some pictures.
  7. Chas ,I'm new to old Buicks. What typically goes on at this tour event?
  8. I was concerned about the manifold washers but never knew what went there.
  9. Str8 8 Dave I pulled the filter today. Primed the carb. Fired up and ran til I shut it off. The filter seemed clear enough for a newer pump but may just be to much restriction for the old pumps. Unfortunately I did not work with a control and did loosen the top of the carb and tapped it to see if the float was stuck. Tomorrow the filter will go back in and I'll see if the problem returns. If so I will install a larger in line filter back at the tank outlet and eliminate the carb filter. Nice call. Tony
  10. The intake is flipped and I designed an adapter in AutoCAD that was made on a 3D printer. It will allow most 2 barrel Rochesters to fit. I never had enough original components to go all original. Tony
  11. I filled the carb bowl though the bowl vent. Fired it up and watched the pump glass fill in about 20 seconds. Car ran out of fuel once the bowl emptied. Pump is rebuilt. Am I expecting too much from this pump or do you feel the float is stuck. I've seen a few comments regarding adding the electric assist. And if needed , have it push to the pump or pull from the pump? Tony
  12. Well I hope to answer everyone's questions and hope to not leave anything unanswered. My administration does not tie my hands. We do not have unlimited resources so I use school budget funds to meet curriculum requirements and my personal funds for supporting any holes in that process. I have about 20 students in each session, am / pm. My guess is 50% never touched a tool in their life. Another 30% used common hand tools but most likely that tool box had two screw drivers and a pair of vise grips with the back of the jaws smashed from using it as a hammer. Not their fault and I'll leave it at that. Most have never had any desire to understand the workings of a mechanical device and although they may now be interested if it is more complicated than a clothes pin they cannot understand it. Not trying to be mean here but when given the brake light switch from the Buick (with the cover off) they could not figure out what it did and how it worked. When I was 8 I made a gondola that spanned my bedroom and would open or close my door from buttons on my bed. We created our own circuit cards like a credit card that when put in a slot would unlock the door. I had 10 years of electrical and mechanical experience before I entered high school. With students now I have to start at fire and the wheel. There are many classic and antique cars in PA. Hershey is a big meeting place but they come from all over. The lack of new interest I believe is from a lack of understanding. They buy old Hondas because there are so many in salvage yards that they can get parts cheap and watch a YouTube video on how to switch a part. They have no understanding but they can keep replaying the video and follow steps. When it doesn't repair the car they sell it and buy another junk for 500 bucks. Fortunately I do have a few students interested and they are in no way obligated to work on a car I own. It is their choice and some prefer to practice on something they can show off rather than a panel or door that will be discarded as scrap. Charlie , don't take it personal that an instructor does not take you up on your generous offer. People see the end product of our projects but don't realize that when a student wants to try and install the winshield we don't say no. Even when we know they are going to break it. When it breaks we say , good try. Three windshields later....Success! We don't want to have to tell you we need money for another windshield. Enough for now, hope I addressed everyone's interest. Please know we appreciate all the encouragement. Tony
  13. Sorry Jeff -a I forgot to mention I have been a fan of single stage urethane. My favorite was always Chroma One. I don't think it's available anymore unless someone has it on the shelf. I bought up the remaining black from a local store years ago. Tony