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  1. My 1932 Series 50 has a weak hood center strip. I've done some looking around and found this source. https://www.steelerubber.com/hood-hinge-top-strap-pivot-70-0045-42 I'm not 100% sure this will work on mine or yours. What I do know is it's very pricey. I'd like to find something a little less expensive. Also my top strap is bright chrome like finish not painted steel. Anyone have any ideas?
  2. For what's worth here is a link to the thread on problems I had and eventually cured on the "death wobble" on my 32 50 series. Perhaps there might be something you can find that will help you solve your issue. In my case it was a corroded worn out steering box.
  3. Bob, Check will post tomorrow going your way. Thanks,
  4. Jim, Thanks for the lead and tips. So far so good on vapor lock potential issue. I've driven in 80 degree weather, the hottest it's been and so far no issues with vapor lock. I plan on insulating the fuel line. I do a little cheating on fuel. Since I live pretty near a private air field I use a mixture of aviation low lead with regular pump gas. Boiling point is a little higher. Used this formula in my 38 flathead Caddy with good results. If I encounter a problem then relocating the fuel line a little more distant from the exhaust header may be necessary. Time will surely
  5. Thanks Bob. That’s a deal. I sure I still have your address will send check.
  6. I need a distributor cap hold down spring clip. I have one that is broken. These distributor hold down clips where common on a multitude of Delco Remy distributors used in all kinds of car makes and model applications. I am hoping some forum member has a box of scrap distributor leftovers that might have one of these clips hiding out. Appreciate any leads. Thanks
  7. Mike, Glad you're pleased. Nice to have an original. I have an original Reference Book, you're right about the page thickness.
  8. I'll just have to visit some of my local area auto wrecking yards to see what might be a candidate for my application. Thanks for the suggestion.
  9. I had a forum member ask me about my what I used for a gas pedal. I thought I would share my response. This might be a little hard to follow but I will try and describe what I did with the pedal setup. The pedal is a spoon type on a pivot with an arm. The pivot shaft is splined so the arm and pedal relationship can be adjusted. The pedal was too long so I just cut it down to the length that worked best. There is a clevis pin to witch the cable is attached to the upper arm of the pedal assembly. I used ¼ inch tubing to fashion the housing that the cable runs through. I know th
  10. Cost to send Priority Mail flat rate is: Priority Mail 2-Day™ Flat Rate Envelope $7.75 so $29.75 to your door. If this is good just PM me with your address and a way to pay.
  11. Yes it's still available. Jorn in Norway discovered the previous owner of his newly acquired 32 had a spec book. Will check on cost to mail to Mobile and get back to you.
  12. Jorn, I can personally attest to Bob’s willingness to assist with both knowledge and parts. The only reason my 32 Series 50 is up and running is because of Bob’s generosity with guidance as well as some critical spare parts. I’m in the final stages of fine tuning various repairs but can drive the car while finishing things up. Without his help I’d be no where close to where I am now. Pictures during recent road test. Mine is just a driver quality with some non original modifications. I have kept any parts that I removed so that any substituent owner can keep the car as is
  13. Jorn, As I had mentioned I don't know or do much about motorcycles. When not driving or working on the Buick I take a break in this.
  14. Nice looking bike. I usually just stick with four wheels. Besides my 1932 Buick I have a 1963 Corvette Roadster. I'll forward a picture tomorrow, can't seem to find one in my picture files. I checked with UPS and Fedex, absolutely ridiculous price to send the manual , they wanted over $100. The United States Postal Service looks to be $24.50, that's still pretty pricey. I got that price from their web site. They are closed until Monday so won't be able to talk to a live person to confirm the $24.50 price. Hard to believe it costs that much to ship. You may be more familiar wit
  15. Jom I will have to see if i can find out how much it will cost to send the manual to Norway. Here in the US the postal service has a special rate for books. It cost less that regular postage rates. I'll see what I can find out about sending something like this to Norway.
  16. Jon, Thanks for clearing up my mystery 1-117 Aerotype Stromberg.
  17. I acquired this 1932 50 Series early last year. The interior and body were in good shape. The mechanics on the car were in not so good of shape. The steering box was bad shape and I found the cylinder head was cracked. A long time member and 32 Series expert Bob Engle assisted with knowledge and parts to cure the steering issue and cracked head. There is a previous post on the steering box cure. In addition it needed new rings and a host of other smaller problems corrected to make it in to a reliable driver. An item of main concern became the carburetion. The original Marvel carb was i
  18. Do Belleville washers mount to the exhaust manifold with the bell in or bell out?
  19. Just finished reviewing all of the great information and input on the dual point distributor timing. I'm in the process of re-ringing my 32 - 50 series and replacing the cracked head courtesy of a long time member who assisted me with a replacement. Prior to starting the engine work I had gone thought the timing procedure as outlined in this thread. I always wondered if I had gotten things just right in the process. I came across a distributor from a 1933 50 series. This distributor physically is the same with the exception it is a single point unit with an 8 lobe cam. So in theory
  20. Update Hypothesis of how rear drum lug studs are anchored. On the back view of the rear drum hub you can see where the stud that has two dogs goes in. The dogs keep the stud from possibly rotating. On the out board side you can see there is a beveled dish. I believe the studs are pre-formed with the back side mushroomed with the dogs and the front side just below the threads is a thickened area that when pressed into the drum hub forms a mashed wedge that fills the beveled dish on the front side of the drum hub. What basically happens is the lug is riveted to the drum hub.
  21. Recently purchased a 1932 Buick. Before I picked up the car I bought the 1932 Manual. When I got into the trunk of the car there was a manual. So if anyone needs a new unused reprint I have one. Think I paid $29 plus shipping. I can send it media mail. If I can get $22 I'd be happy.
  22. Looking for some advice on rear brake drum lug nut studs. I have a broken stud and one that is stripped. I see where someone had replaced the studs on the one side. Not too pretty looking but works. What I can’t figure out is how these things are anchored. I don’t think they’re pressed on in the usual manner. I found one stud that is slightly loose. When I rotate it the entire thing moves, including what looks like the big flat end inside of the drum. When I cleaned up the one broken stud the part that looks like a washer is actually part of the stud assembly and rotates on the one l
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