1939 Cadillac LaSalle Coup

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  1. Gentlemen, I have a 1935 Buick 46C.  It is a convertible with a rumble seat.  It also has a large trunk mounted on a platform hanging off the back bumper.  Does anyone know if the trunks were factory installed or were they an aftermarket item?  My trunk seems a little large for the space.  In looking on line, pictures of model 46C's show a slightly smaller trunk.  But the trunks I see on model 66s look the same as mine.  Is it possible that my trunk was actually designed to fit the slightly larger model 66?  Or is it possible that the first owner bought the trunk from an after market manufacturer and then modified the base to make it fit.

    Thanks for your help.


    John P. #50690

  2. Gentlemen,

    I have a 1935 Buick Special 46C.  It has the luggage trunk mounted to the back of the car.  It hangs above the bumper on a platform.

    I am having difficulty getting the fuel spout into the gas tank.  I have looked at the platform which holds the trunk with a couple of large

    screws and with two large, chrome wing nuts (one on each side).  I am hoping there is a way to swing this forward so I don't have to 

    take the entire platform apart and remove the trunk.  Any ideas?


    John P. # 50690

  3. I am a first year Buick Club member.  BCA# 50690.  I have a 1935 Buick Special 46C.  I have been told

    there are only 15 of these left.  I am trying to find other owners of 1935 Buick Special 46C's.  Is there

    a membership directory or a listing of cars by owner that I can access?

    Thanks for your help.


    John P.


  4. Buick35,

    Here is your picture.  Josephine, which is her name, was a frame off restoration done well over 10 years ago.

    She is a 46C Convertible with a rumble seat.  The trunk has custom fit luggage from 1935.  The engine is a 

    straight eight of 230 cubic inch generating 92 hp.  The color is Raleigh Blue which is the original color.

    Currently I have Josephine in a paint shop getting some touch up work done.

    Thanks for your interest.

    John P.  #50690



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  5. Gentlemen, I have a 1935 Buick Special 46C.  It has a straight 8 engine with 222 cubic inches.  The car starts well and runs 

    well.  A good driver.  The problem I am having is after driving at speed when coming to a stop the car will sometimes stall.

    I recently adjusted the clutch to make sure the transmission was disengaging from the engine.  That seemed to help some.

    When I purchased the car the idle was set high so I reduced the idle.  Is it possible that the idle was intentionally set high

    to prevent the problem I am having?  Or is it something else.  A friend suggested the carburetor was set too rich and should 

    be adjusted.  He said when following the car that he could smell gas after I had to restart the stalled car.  This could have

    been a flooding issue.  

    Any help will be appreciated.


    John P.  #50690

  6. I have a 1935 Buick Special that is painted Raleigh Blue.  There are a few rock chips and scratches that I wish to touch up.

    I do have a small bottle of touch up paint that matches.  Does anyone have any recommendations for touching up the paint

    or a website or a you.tube video that they would recommend?  Also, do you have a touch up paint shop to recommend in the

    Houston area?

    Thanks in advance for the help.


    John P.  #50690

  7. Gentlemen,

    I am the proud owner of a "new" old 1935 Buick Special 46C.  She runs well and starts well.


    The issue I am having is that occasionally when I come to a stop the car stalls.  I am pressing

    the clutch pedal all the way to the floor and it doesn't disengage from the engine until the last 

    inch or two.  I'm thinking that the clutch linkage or cable has become loose or stretched and 

    that is the problem.  If I tighten up the clutch cable then the clutch should disengage from the

    engine much sooner when I press on the clutch pedal.


    If I slide the stick shift (its on the floor) into neutral and coast to a stop the problem does not

    occur.  I then shift into first to begin accelerating. 


    Does this make sense or should I be looking in another direction?


    John P.  BCA #50690

  8. In March of 2019 I had a LoJack Vehicle Recovery System installed on my 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Coupe.  The service was good.  The technician came to my house and installed the system.  

    I have now purchased a 1935 Buick Special 46C and wish to have another LoJack system installed on the car.  That is where the problems start.

    Over the last three days I have left three messages with their sales department (listed on their website) and have not heard back.  In addition I have talked to Customer Service three times and

    have been assured three times that an email has been sent to the sales manager asking him to contact me.  Still no response.

    LoJack's poor customer/sales service does not breed confidence in their ability to quickly follow up if you report your car is stolen.  Has anyone else had any experience with LoJack' sales or 

    customer service?  Do you have any recommendations for another Vehicle Recovery System?  

    Thanks in advance for your help.


    John P.

  9. I have just purchased a beautiful fully restored 1935 Buick Special 46C.  I do have a few questions.

    In the rumble seat compartment there is a long cloth sleeve holding two long metal bars painted the

    same color as the car.  What are these for?

    This car was restored over 10 years ago and there are a few cosmetic touch ups I will need to do where

    the paint is worn.  Is there a good source for paint for 1935 Buicks?  The color is said to be Raleigh Blue.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    John Payne