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  1. I don't think we've found a definitive answer regarding the length of the wiper arms. I have a container of nos trico arms and blades and I'll look and see if I have any boxed arms which have the correct part number. If I do I'll report the length Thanks Leif
  2. Hi Guys, sorry for once again being a day late and a dollar short. My Trico book lists wiper blades TAU-9 or U-778 for 1939 Buicks both late and early 40-60 series plus 80-90 series as well. They are all 9 inches long. The arms are AL-60c for both early and late models 40-60 series and 80-90 series arms are Al-50c. I have no length for the wiper arms. 1940 uses the same wiper blades for all series and the arms are AL-50c 40-60 series plus 80-90 series. 50-70 series use AL-60c arms and again I have no length. The same wiper blade is used for all series in 1941 and the arms are 40-60-90 AL-50c,and 50-70 series Al-60c. I have 9 inch blades listed for all models all the way through 1948 Hope this helps Thanks Leif
  3. Hello Kevin, Bob Henderson's original post was 11/17/2020 The title was "Surplus 1939 mostly special parts-used and a few new" I responded last on 8/8/21. Bob's post was on this Pre-war Buick Forum site Thanks Leif
  4. Good evening gentleman, If you're looking for a 3.9 rear end try the family of Bob Henderson. They recently posted photos of some 39 parts for sale and I think Bob told at one time he had an extra 3.9 rear end. Bob died 4-5 months ago and the family is trying to liquidate some surplus parts. Anyway it's worth a try Thanks Leif
  5. Good afternoon gentlemen, I'm a day late and a dollar short as usual, but I found a British road test dated March 3rd 1939 from Autocar. I quote "The speedometer of this particular car read 1mph slow at 30, was dead accurate at 40, and 1.8mph fast at 50, rising to 3mph at 60 and 4.2 at 70, whilst it showed it showed a highest reading of about 92 during the the maximum speed run." The subject test car was a Buick series 40 saloon. I'm guessing the 60 series had the same speedometer profile. Thanks Leif
  6. Good afternoon gentlemen, I'm a day late and a dollar short as usual, but I found a British road test dated March 3rd 1939 from Autocar. I quote "The speedometer of this particular car read 1mph slow at 30, was dead accurate at 40, and 1.8mph fast at 50, rising to 3mph at 60 and 4.2 at 70, whilst it showed it showed a highest reading of about 92 during the the maximum speed run." The subject test car was a Buick series 40 saloon. I'm guessing the 60 series had the same speedometer profile. Thanks Leif
  7. I'm in Washington state near the B.C. border. I have a nice 40 Buick 248 block with crank plus other parts if you need anything else. Thanks Leif
  8. Good parts car or restoration possible. The car is located in Rainier Oregon, and the asking price is $1,000 or best offer. The owner is Elizabeth Henderson phone 503-556-7291, or contact person Leif Barem 360-422-6025 please leave a voice mail and we'll return your call. Thank You
  9. 40 Packard parking lights are very close in appearance to 39s, but the lenses are not interchangeable. Also the 39 Buick has a chrome plated diecast backbone with 2 side halves. The Packard has a stainless ring fitting up against the glass lens and is separate from the chrome backbone. If I remember correctly the Packard parking light is slightly shorter as well. I have a factory template for installing 39 parking lights and I'll post it if I can find it Thanks Leif
  10. Thank you Thank you, this info is exactly what my friend needs. Thanks again leif
  11. Hi guys, I've been involved in two 39 Buick Special restorations and one car runs at normal operating temperature and the other boils over constantly. In the cool running car the bypass valve was removed and replaced by a washer in the thermostat housing. The hot running car still has the bypass valve in the thermostat housing. I remember a thread where the thermostat housing bypass valve was replaced by a washer. Could anyone give me the thread to this topic? Thanks Leif
  12. One of the reasons why I enjoy this forum is spirit of cooperation and the desire to help one another. Each day we lose people with a lifetime of experience and unfortunately they take all their expertise to the grave with them. The only way we can keep old iron running is through forums like this and sharing ideas. A musketeer and my good friend Bob Henderson, who also contributed to this forum, passed away several months ago. It was his intention to submit a series of articles to the Buick Bugle about the restoration of the 3 convertibles we were working on together. Unfortunately he died before the articles were finished, so in his memory I'd like to post a few items in this forum. The first 39 convertible in our group belongs to Ken Smith of East Lynn Oregon. He bought his car from a museum in California about 20 years ago. It was nearly rust free and about 95% complete. Unfortunately his car was badly damaged by a dump truck in the mid 50s and judging by the body work it must have been repaired by Pa Clampet and Jethro Bodene. The second convertible coupe was owned by Bob Henderson. He found his car in the Arizona desert about 10 years ago, about 70% complete, and nearly rust free. While out in the desert his car collected about 37 bullet holes of different calibers. The last convert belongs to me; Leif Barem. I found my car in a Puyallup Washington tractor shed in 1986. My car..... well let's just say it came with really great paper work. The enclosed photo is of my car taken 2 months after Pearl Harbor. Sometimes with more enthusiasm than brains we have toiled on our projects. Ken's car is finished and Bob's is close to completion. In July Ken and I are going to Bob's house and finish the car for Bob's widow and his son. At that time I'm sure tales will be told and the beer will flow.
  13. bloo and 37 roadmaster did a great job explaining the various different aspects involved in repairing your sending unit. If you still want to try repairing your unit let me know what's damaged. I have a 39 unit which has a frozen float arm and I can take my unit apart and see if it has the serviceable part you need. Thanks Leif
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