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  1. I have seen that the drums are available as a separate part from the 'hub/bearing carrier' and wanted to know if it came apart easily. There's no sign that it comes apart easily, look like there are 3 conical pins that are riveted on the back of the hub portion and prevent me from separating the two pieces. Based on the appearance of the drums and pads, I don't see any reason to take them apart. Just making sure I understand what's possible etc. Thanks Chris
  2. Thanks Gary, will review tonight. Honey-do's done, a few more outdoor tasks and then it's time to catch up on email and planning for the work week 😞 appreciate the links to the hot spots!
  3. Yup, just seemed better to have the whole thing, much faster to look through and easier to share with Dad. Appreciate the prod to start using the available materials ;-).
  4. Here's the `42 link. Both purchased, thanks! http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/manuals/Buick/1942/Shop Manual/index.html
  5. Downloaded the manual, but title indicates 52, not 42?
  6. Thanks `39, will do, been avoiding spending all my free time on the computer during this fabulous weather we have had. After a long day on email and zoom, the car is a nice break!
  7. Thanks Matt, I'll dig into the threads more now that it's getting colder out.
  8. Pulled the front hubs today, look very good inside, below. Questions: The drums seem to be attached to the hub with 3 pins that don't look like they are easy to remove... Should I mess with them at all? Starter - I was able to start it the engine with a bit of gas in the carb and pressing the accelerator. But when the gas ran out, the starter resumed cranking immediately. Seems like that's not the right answer? What prevents the starter from re-cranking ? Thanks! Chris
  9. Thank you for the insight, I will stick to stock and see how it all looks for now.
  10. Looks like the bigger brakes are 'post-war' - https://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/1937-1957_Buick_Oldsmobile_Pontiac_suspension_upgrade That article definitely implies they 'need to be improved' but if you can lock up all 4, that would seem to be sufficient.
  11. Thanks Matt, that's helpful and good to know. Has anyone upgraded to the larger drums/spindles from ~'42 or so?
  12. True, but parts are cheap and readily available. Partly leaning that way because I would like to be able to drive it a reasonable amount and don't know how the original brakes will work.
  13. So, progress continues! Took out the plugs and added oil into the cylinders a few times and turned it by hand. Added 3qt of oil in the top rapidly to try to fill the valve cover and get oil in a few passages. Next day drained out all that oil and put in 6qt fresh. Turned it by hand a few times over the week. Hooked up a battery and let it spin a few times without plugs. (after unsticking the solenoid) Put in the plugs and gave it a few more spins, but no spark. Popped the distributor cap and found the points were corroded. Dad couldn't resist the challenge so we applied a b
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