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  1. Hello guys, car is finally sold 😅😪
  2. I wish I would have room to store it 😔 i hate selling it.
  3. It’s still for sale. The guy that actually wants to buy it still hasn’t paid. He said he will take it and now I haven’t heard anything from him in almost a week. so if anyone is interested. Shoot me a text or call me. 201-4700418 Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!!
  4. Good eyes 🙂 was still off when I took the pictures. Did driver side, front and rear first. Then drove around the block, took the pictures and backed it up in the garage to do the passenger side. I have so little room in the garage, I can’t access both sides. I might have a buyer for it. I’ll keep you posted.
  5. Quick update. I put all the trim back on. I also don`t think that there is anything wrong with the motor. Once it`s warmed up, it runs super smooth. No funny noises whatsoever. I still believe its a balance issue. Fabian
  6. Hi Mitch, Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for you offer. I almost certain now, that there is nothing wrong with the engine. So I don`t need a crankshaft anymore. If something changes, I`ll get back to you. Again, many thanks for you offer. Fabian
  7. Hello, I`m looking for a crankshaft for a 1959/60 (should be the same) 364 Nailhead with automatic transmission. Thanks a lot, Fabian
  8. Hi, how are you? I`m selling some 59 Buick parts: > working dash clock (refurbished with receipt) > Hubcaps > Side trim (4dr) > Trunk emblems > Grill emblem > Ignition swith > wiper switch > Tail light If interested, please text me on 201/4700418 Or Facebook massager (Tobias Perleberg) Thanks a lot Fabian
  9. Hello guys, Hope you are doing well. As announced already in some other threads, here comes my 59 LeSabre up for sale. I need the garage and have no time to finish that project. I`m not online very often so please text 201-4700418 or email me at fabianC18@aol.com. Buick is located in 07645 Montvale, NJ Needs some work!! Trim needs to be installed (its all there incl new retainers) and motor needs to be balanced or (worst case) it needs a new crankshaft. Vibrates when accelerating. Motors idles very smooth. I`m selling my 1959 Buick LeSabre. Year with the biggest fins!! Original 364 nailhead with dynaflow twin turbine transmission. I do have all the trim that goes on the car. It’s super clean!! All original sheet metal. See pictures. Not rot anywhere. I bought this car recently with the intention to finish the restauration the previous owner started (incl. new paint, front seat redone, rear bumper re-chromed, generator, shocks etc.). I lost one of my garages and have no room to work on it anymore. I put around 3k into the car in the last weeks (Service, tune up, carb rebuilt, tires replaced, transmission resealed etc). Have all the receipts and a lot of documents (see picture). Please check out the link for more pictures. https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/montvale-1959-buick-lesabre/7259238469.html Clean NJ title Thanks a lot.
  10. Hi, I`m still stuck with this vibrations and don`t have the time to work on it anymore and need the garage. Someone told me the crankshaft might be bad. I`m trying to sell it as is to someone that has the time and room to work on it. Hope it finds a good home. I`d like to get 7800 Dollars. I paif 5k for the car and put over 3k already into it. So I`m loosing money already but I`m at a point now, where it is time to let it go. Thanks
  11. Hello guys, thanks for all your feedback. Times are crazy and I`m so busy with other stuff I still haven`t found the time to check everything you suggested and I don`t think this will change pretty soon. We need the room in the garage and probably just try to sell it as is to someone that has the time and room for the car. I would like to get 7800 Bucks for it and will post it here in the forum these days. Hope it finds a good home. Thanks a lot
  12. Hi guys, sorry for the late reply. Christmastime is always a busy time in our house. Spark plug wires are new as well as the spark plugs. Points and condenser are new as well. I`m pretty sure its not a tuning issue. Bit I will check everything you mentioned above. I have it at the transmission shop right now and we will check the flex plate again. The dowel at the crankshaft is only at the manual transmission cars, not the automatic ones. So it IS possible to mount it wrong. I`m gonna check this next and work from there. I keep you posted. Thanks and happy new year Fabian
  13. Hi Old-Tank. Thanks for your reply. I should have worded that better. The compression is not like new. I now. but all 8 cylinders are pretty close. So there is not a dead one. That’s actually what I wanted to say. The engine was most likely never opened and runs good for its age. The overall reduced compression would not cause this vibrations. We had Torque converter and transmission apart. No loose parts. Unfortunately the transmission shop did mark the flywheel position and put it back together the same way as it was before. They did not pay any attention of any holes or pins. They didn’t know that the flex plate is used to balance the motor. So if it was wrong before (if that’s possible) it still is.
  14. Hello all, hope you are all doing well. I need help with my 59 LeSabre. Car was sitting for about 8 years until recently. Apparently it had some slight vibrations already before (previous owner told me so. He never cared since it wasn't to bad he said). We have a 59 Invicta as well and there are no vibrations at all, so I know there is something wrong. The symptoms are: Car starts right up and vibrates in idle a little bit (steering wheel shakes). As soon as you put it in gear (D, L or R) the vibrations stop. If you then start driving, the vibrations are really bad. Once the motor warms up, no vibrations in idle (still when driving). If you rev it up at the carb, you don`t notice any vibrations. Runs really good. If you sit in the car (in P or N) and rev it up, you feel bad vibrations (my buddy says he feels it coming from the transmission area). What we tried so far: > Engine mounts are good > Replaced harmonic balancer (made sure its the correct one from the 364, not 401 / 425) > had it running without belts (so can rule out: fan, water pump, alternator, steering pump) > Removed transmission (twin turbine, shifts fine btw) and had it running only with flex plate mounted and torque converter without internals (can rule out drive shaft and transmission and suspension) > Flex plate is mounted in the proper position to torque converter > Torque converter front plate aligns with torque converter housing / bowl (hole aligns) > Timing and ignition are fine > Compression is good (115 - 125) > Factory balancing weight is still on the torque converter housing (did not fall off) > Flex plate is the correct one (not the one from the 401/425) and is not cracked When motor is warm, it runs super smooth. No funny noises. So I don`t think there is any engine issue. Does anyone have an idea? I read that it is possible to mount the flex plate in a wrong position onto the crankshaft and that this could cause bad vibrations. I talked to Jim Hughes (Jim`s Dynaflow Service in Perrysburg, OH) and he says that it is not possible to mount the flex plate in the wrong position to the crankshaft. He says the bolt pattern is staggered and there is a guide pin. So it fits only in one position. I found attached picture that apparently shows a 364 crankshaft with this pin (not mine, found this pic on ebay). Can anyone confirm that? The service manual however says, that there are two holes (not a pin) that must align. Quote "position flywheel so 3/8" locating hole in flywheel bolt circle is matched with locating hole in crankshaft." Is there a difference in automatic and manual transmission (flex plate / flywheel?). Is there a way to check the position without removing the transmission? I`m stuck here. Any help is highly appreciated Thanks a lot and Merry Christmas!!!
  15. Good point. I would also pay the 4% to be on the safe side. better safe then sorry
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