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  1. Thank-you so very much for the input !
  2. I need a bit more input. I am pretty happy with having overcome all of the issues that were ailing this "27, but the owner is bound & determined that the electric fuel pump has to be there. I had refused to hook it back up due to once the carburetor was full the fuel would be forced out the vent tube on the vacuum cannister directly onto the exhaust pipe. He is still determined that the electric pump has to be there. My question is how much fuel pressure does an updraft carburetor like this require ? I would like to run the fuel from the electric pump (and regulator) through the vacuum cannister to maintain the appearance of stock.
  3. Good morning, This '27 Buick is up & running ! We took it out for a ride a couple of days ago. The owner was pretty happy about it. A serious persistence and one thing at a time wins the war (and a fair amount of input from people in this forum). It would be no fun if the problems were only singular instead of multiple (where's the challenge in that?). Now I know what one of these things is supposed to sound like. I am told it has been a long time since this thing ran. His wife never has gotten to go for a ride in this one. I got the replacement exhaust manifold back from having the ports surfaced, yesterday, so with any luck I will have the '26 up and running again this weekend.
  4. Very nice collection, Mark ! Would you post a picture of your truck for us ? I bypassed (disconnected) the electric fuel pump and it did run a bit longer but still inconsistently. I am pretty confident that this all revolves around a proper fuel issue. New plug wires should be here the first part of the week, anyway, since the wires are well aged. I think next up will be searching for intake leaks through possible worn castings as they heat up. I will overcome all of this and just sad that this man has missed out on most of the summer cruising time.
  5. Unfortunately, the air vent for the gas tank was not the culprit. One more thing ruled out. I have yet to get the new fittings to bypass the electric fuel pump. Today is "chores day", so I will do parts stuff amongst the rest of the chores.
  6. More possible parts for Chrysler/Mopar: Roberts Motor Parts Inc. 17 Prospect st. West Newbury, MA 01985 978-363-5407 www.robertsmotorparts.com Or perhaps: www.antiquemopar.com
  7. Thank-you so very much for the inputs. I am enjoying working on these old Buicks way lots. I don't easily give up and most always eventually win (at least if you are a car). The learning curve along the way is always an extra bonus.
  8. The gas tank vent had not occurred to me ! How to make me feel dumb. I am humbled by not checking such a thing from the get-go. Such a simple thing to overlook after all these years of playing with cars. I am on my way over to play with the thing this afternoon and I will let you know.
  9. 39_Buick, I don't find how to move this thread to the Pre-War topic.
  10. No. The electric pump only fills/primes the vacuum canister rather than waiting for the vacuum to fill the canister. The vacuum pump seems to keep up just fine until the vehicle warms up to act like it is starving out of gas (The fuel bowl is still full and thus my vapor lock suspicions). If the electric pump switch is turned on after the canister is full, it simply forces the gas out of the breather tube on top of the canister. The car will start just fine, again, after it cools down a bit. I really don't see why the electric pump would have been added in except for not wanting to wait for the engine vacuum to fill the canister.
  11. There is an electric fuel pump in addition to the vacuum tank. From what I have learned about the progression of these cars, fuel pumps (as such) did not come into being on these Buicks until 1930. Electric fuel pumps did not come about until the 70's. There is a push button on the dash to prime the vacuum tank for 6 seconds before starting. Consequently, I am also questioning if this "ad-in" could be the culprit do to the heat once the vehicle sufficiently warms up ? I think this will be my next angle of attack. Does this theory make sense to some of you that have dealt with these incredible vehicles for so long ?
  12. The vacuum is keeping up just as it should. The glass fuel bowl stays completely full at all times with not even any air bubbles to indicate leaks in the system. The owner tells me that the car would do the same thing when he originally got it quite a few years ago.
  13. I'm back. I found the information for the people that did my master cylinder & booster for me. White Post Restorations One Old Car rd. (for UPS) Post Office Drawer D (for mail) White Post, VA 22663 540-837-1140 www.WhitePost.com
  14. I don't have too many hours into this one so far. I've done new white wall tires, it now has a spare which was missing, drained & flushed the gas tank, fuel lines, cleaned and renewed the fuel bowl, rebuilt the carburetor, new battery and it started today. Exciting day ! Once the car warms up, it simply starves out of gas. All is working just as I expect it to while watching it warm up (it is even running surprising well with very few adjustments), but then it starves out. It makes me think of dealing with vapor locks in my earlier years. I am relatively new to these updraft carburetors and want to know if my suspicions can be true ? And if this is so, can someone point me in a proper direction to remedy this issue ?
  15. About 6/7 years ago, I resurrected a 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer. The car was put back to as original as I could do. The tuck & roll material across the upper portion of the rear seat had to be custom made since material doesn't come that wide. It was a beautiful tri color car with a 270 Hemi engine. I will look up a picture to post here. Anyway, the master cylinder was a one off unit that looked like a hammer head shark; Pretty unique. I found a place back east that rebuilt my master cylinder & booster to look and work like new. I will search through old receipts to see if I can find them. Meantime, some of the Desotos and Chryslers used that same master cylinder. I also vaguely remember seeing a listing in Hemmings for older Chrylser parts in a yard down in Arizona that might be worth searching out.
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