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  1. Folks: I am trying to find a new/rebuilt carburetor for my 1950 Buick Super Estate wagon. The carb on the engine is a Carter 725 2bbl that seems to have an endless list of ongoing issues. Carter 725 carbs were used on 248 cu in straight eights (like mine); Carter 726 carbs were used on 320 cu in straight eights. I am finding conflicting information on multiple 'antique carburetor websites': some claim it is possible to interchange a 725 with a 726, others claim it is not possible. I have been able to locate a couple of remanufactured 726 carbs but no luck finding any 725's. I'm hopeful to get a clear direction from those on the forum who know more about this stuff that I do! Thanks in advnace for any help
  2. To close the loop on this one, it IS a glovebox light and all of the pieces are there. Cleaned the contacts and it works like new! Another lesson filed on old Buick wisdom...
  3. I am hopeful someone can point me in a direction on this one... My 1950 Buick Super Estate Wagon has what appears to a housing in the glovebox for a light switch and and light. Please see attached photo. If indeed this is a switch and light assembly, does anyone offer a reproduction replacement? Mine appears to have lost its plunger and perhaps other important parts as well. Thanks in advance for any help!
  4. Thank you JohnD1956, if this is all consistent with thrust pad issues I will try that route first. Thanks for your insights!
  5. Folks, I have a puzzling transmission issue which has cropped up on my 1950 Super Estate Wagon. I am hopeful someone on the forum can point me in a direction. It has a Dynaflow transmission. A couple of months ago the car suddenly would not go into reverse. I was able to confirm it was not an issue with low fluid or linkage and the consensus on the forum at the time was the thrust pad was the likely culprit. Over the past couple of months the problem seemed to have gone away until today, and just like before the car will not go into reverse (but will drive forward just fine). One twist to the saga this time: when parking on an incline today, 'park' would not hold. The car wanted to roll and there was a ratcheting sound as it did. I ended up using the parking brake to park the car. Is all of this consistent with a thrust pad issue? Or is it something deeper in the transmission? If the latter, who would the forum recommend as a Dynaflow expert to perform a through rebuild on the transmission. Thanks in advnace for any help!
  6. Thank you Ben, John and Frank! All of your feedback is very helpful. This car is new to me and every time I drive it, I learn something new (or find a new problem to solve!) I will check out the 3 switches first (each front door and B pillar). I suspect the B pillar switch, so will start there. Thanks again for your help!
  7. Thanks Ben, I am assuming the wagon and sedan have essentially the same system. I assume the only switches to be grounded would be the two 'push button' switches on the driver/passenger front door or the switch in the B pillar. Are there others?
  8. The interior dome light on my 1950 Buick Estate Wagon seems to be stuck in the ‘on’ position. I have tried working the switches at the door as well as the switch on the drivers side B pillar to no avail. is there another switch that I am missing that I need to check? Any other thoughts on what the root issue might be? Thanks in advance for any help.
  9. Thanks 1953mack, I will jump on Ebay and see what I can find. Your guidance on which years to target is very helpful.
  10. Thank you for your insights Al, much appreciated. I do not have access to a Buick Master Parts book, can you point me to the correct book for 1950 Buicks? I am learning as I go, and am doing my best to correct any issues with the car. Thanks
  11. Thanks Bill... it looks like somewhere in the ownership chain the clamps were discarded 😞 Do you have any photos of the engine compartment showing the correct hoses and clamps? I can then try to source replacements. Thanks
  12. Thank you Ben... I measured mine and it is the same! Like you, I am stunned this is the 'factory' set up... but apparently it is! Makes me wonder if I will ever be able to find the correct size of flexible hose!
  13. Hi Joseph, thank you for this information. If you could share any photos of your set up as well as the clamps, that would be great. Who would have thought something as simple as vent hose could be so complicated 😉 Thanks!
  14. Folks, in doing an internet search I ran across these hoses. https://www.ebay.com/itm/173983399235?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D30602274bfdc417080c5da1c8a501231%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D173983399235%26itm%3D173983399235%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A28dafae0-c21a-11eb-9662-2ee449845e55|parentrq%3Ac2c455b61790a4b7156a6ae3ffdbf726|iid%3A1 They certainly look correct, but the ad indicates the hose goes ‘over’ the metal tubes on one side and goes ‘inside’ the metal tube on the other side. Is this correct for a 1950 Buick Super? Thanks in advance for any help!
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