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  1. Greetings, I am hoping someone out there has some knowledge on pre-war torque balls. I have a 33-57 minus a rear end. I've located one out of a 1936 40 series. Torque tube length and axel width measure up. Lug pattern and brakes do not but I can work with that I believe. The seller who is a few hours away was kind enough to take measurements for me and the biggest issue is the input shaft size is 1/4 inch smaller on the 36 and the flange bolt spacing is different. He has the transmission that goes with the rear (which doesn't match up to my bell housing). Of course.. And the bell housing has the starter on the wrong side. Last ditch effort on this one, does anyone out there know if the torque balls from a 1936 and a 1933 are interchangeable? I'm almost certain the answer will be NO, as nothing else seems to match up. FYI the 36 has a slightly more forgiving ratio at 4.4 where '33 was 4.7 This plays into my motivation to make this work as does the lack of availability or the part itself. Thank you for reading all this! I am in upstate NY and if you have a rear or other parts please contact me and thanks! -Chuck
  2. Hi all, sorry i hadn't realized I had replies! Hrodger, at first glance I'd have to say our cars are twins! I hope someday mine will look as proud as yours. Although I went into this fearless, I can say I understand your fears. Upon discovering the lack of available parts as well as discovering the lack of Buick interchangeability for these years, well let's just call it an opportunity to exercise ones creativity. Please keep in touch and I'd be interested in a health report on your exhaust manifold. Mine appears to be terminal... Cheers, Chuck
  3. Hello all, I recently became the proud owner of a 33 Buick 57. Either that or I have just become owned by a 33 Buick, I digress. In either case, I'm lucky enough to have found a mostly unmolested barn find with little rust and little remaining interior, which I am in the process of upholstering currently. The one thing that has been messed with between the barn and my purchase of the car is that someone removed the rear and replaced it with one from a late 50's Oldsmobile. I think they got to the part where they didn't know how to make the driveshaft work and gave up. The replacement rear also has hydraulic brakes and the wrong bolt pattern for the rims. I am in desperate need of a torque tube rear that will fit this car and hoping someone will be able to help me find one. I have the Chilton cross reference and will be posting more details in the parts section soon. Last but not least, I wish everyone well in these tough times. Be well, Chuck
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