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  1. Hi All, Thanks for the replies! @JohnD1956 - The temp gauge does not seem to work, but I would let it idle for about 5-10 minutes before shifting into drive and trying. - The previous owner (Family friend) had some fuel line work done about 5-6 years ago and it's just been sitting. Not sure on the quality of work or what was actually done (He wasn't a car guy). I just bought a fresh rebuilt carb from a reputable seller, I imagine the float settings are correct. I wouldn't know how to change them if they weren't though.
  2. Hi All, I recently got a new rebuilt carb for my Buick - it is a 1955 Century with 322 & Dynaflow. has a Rochester 4GC Carb on it. I installed the carb, adjusted the idle according to the manual (and best of my abilities and knowledge) and it idles fine. But when I put the car into drive, it dies almost instantly. Whenever I need to re-start it, it just needs a quick spray of starting fluid and it'll fire right up. I checked my vacuum hoses, and they seem okay, but I don't know where all of them are or what else might cause this? Could it
  3. HAHAHA that's amazing... Good to know there are alternatives out there!
  4. Thanks for the insight, old-tank! I ended up disassembling, popping it back into place and it seems okay for now! if it pops out again, i'll definitely be kicking myself but i'll get some of those rod ends and install that. now that that was fixed and installed, ive got a carburetor issue I need to figure out!
  5. Thanks for the replies! Bhigdog - Hoping that's the case and i'd happily pay for that! lancemb - see pictures attached here. Mine is the one on the bench. looks like the opening for the ball-joint is way too big and broken off. the other images are from the web for reference. circled on the car is where i can see mine is totally broken
  6. Hi All, Long time listener, first time caller here! My fiance and I recently acquired a 1955 Buick Century that belonged to her Grandfather, then her Father. He had to sell it, and we bought it off the family friend. Car is all original and I have been slowly working on it to fire it up. Went to FINALLY fire it up, and the pedal was on the floor, linkage disconnected. I noticed the end of the rod (ball-joint side) was broken, and just the hole where the ball went is on the rod that attaches to the gas pedal. Does anyone have this piece, or a
  7. Hi All, Long time listener, first time caller here! My fiance and I recently acquired a 1955 Buick Century that belonged to her Grandfather, then her Father. He had to sell it, and we bought it off the family friend. Car is all original and I have been slowly working on it to fire it up. Went to FINALLY fire it up, and the pedal was on the floor, linkage disconnected. I noticed the end of the rod (ball-joint side) was broken, and just the hole where the ball went is on the rod that attaches to the gas pedal. Does anyone have this piece, or a
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