Edwin The Kid

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  1. Good point, I'll probably keep looking for now
  2. Do you have any pictures of the 49 super? I might be interested in buying just the engine/trans to put in my car or the entire thing if the parts would transfer to a 51 buick. Thanks -Edwin
  3. I looked past this post at first as at the top it said no motor, but thanks for leading me to this. I'm also located not too far from cedar rapids so getting the engine wouldn't be too much of a drive. From what I see on wikipedia at least, pre 1950 cars either had the 320 or a 248. Would using one of these different size engines be a problem?
  4. Its me again! I have listed the car on craigslist and haven't had much luck selling it, and I'm still going over my options and thinking through all this more, and if a straight 8 ever pops up I'll probably go for it. Anyways we are getting a cement floor in our big shed! No more working in the dirt or not being able to work after it rains cause the floor is mud! This is exciting but also there is a bit of a problem. I have to move the Buick out of the shed. The problem here is that the engine and trans are out of the car, and I need to keep the rear axle from moving. Can this be achieved by tying it to the frame with a ratchet strap and some rope?
  5. Hey guys, selling my 1951 model 52 4 door Buick super. For sale as a whole if you want it or ask for individual parts. Not sure what everything is worth but I'll go off what seems reasonable based off ebay and other listings of the same stuff. I think I'd like around 700$? for the complete car. Located in northwest Iowa block and head are both not cracked, but need some machining work done(2 sleeves, valve work) I can load these on a pallet and use fastenal or whatever. I have the engine fully dissasembled and all the parts, some are in decent shape, starter seems to work, water pump, carb, fuel pump seems rebuildable. intake/exhaust manifold isnt cracked. Crankshaft is in good condition along with cam and rods. Body is rough but some of the trim is probably salvageable. Heres some pictures
  6. Ok So I've thought for a while and I have decided to sell my buick. I wish I didn't have to but Its going to be too expensive for me at this time to get on the road. I'm going to make a post over in the buy sell forum area and will be parting out the car or selling whole if anyone wants it. If I could make enough back on parts I'll keep the car around until I'm older and then rebuild it if I can. I'd like to thank all you nice and helpful people for willing to take the time to explain and advise me on this project, and I'd like you to know that I've been converted to the buick side, and I'm looking for a cheap one from the muscle car area, as I really love the look and they are a little more affordable than these straight 8s(all though the I8s are way cooler)
  7. I've got a few more questions for the very helpful people on these forums. How much is my 51 buick worth in its current state? The 52 super is a good deal for what it is, but still probably will end up out of my price range in the end, not to mention the 8 hour drive makes getting it a bit of an issue. As much as I really love these 50s buicks the cost of fixing and maintaining them is sadly too much for my minimum wage summer job. I've been browsing the local craigslist for some more modern buicks, and I found a 61 skylark roller for 350$, and a 69 skylark roller for 1000$ that both would probably make cheaper projects. The last few days I've been going back and forth in my head between my options and if you guys could lend your knowledge and experience into what might be the better path would be I would be very grateful.
  8. @Ben Bruce aka First Born heres all the pics i got
  9. @JohnD1956 Neither my 51 nor the 52 for sale has a title. My friend has experience in getting a car titled and registered that did not previously have a title. I have a dot application for registration and a bonded title that I have to fill out and mail in, along with a bill of sale for the car. As long as the car wasn't stolen they get me a title. I had all the paperwork mostly ready for my 51 but havent sent it in because why get a title for a car that can't drive yet? I'm pretty sure all I will need is a bill of sale from the owner of the 52
  10. I'm pretty confident its a 52, judging by the side trim Is it harder to register a vehicle that doesn't have a title from out of state? In Iowa at least all you need is a bill of sale and then theres some paperwork you fill out and send in and they send the title and plates in the mail
  11. The 53 super has the nailhead, and I see a super badge on the other pictures he sent, and the headlights match with a 52, so i think it is a 52.
  12. Its possible its a 52 super, seller says its a 53 but he is unable to open to hood at the moment, as apparently he is on one leg I think I see the remainders of a super badge so if it really is a straight 8 under the hood then it would be a 52