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  1. Bob's has a core charge for rebuilt shoes for the 49 of $60. per set (front and rear) so I wouldn't scrap your old ones,
  2. My E-34 with 3974 miles has both types of grease cups. I doubt they have ever been changed. Stu
  3. The correct lens is just slightly over 8" diameter.
  4. My E-34 with 3900 miles has what I believe are original lenses. See picture. I'll check measurements and see if I have spares. Stu Allen
  5. You may be correct. I was going by the shop manual that says "remove R.F, fender". I'll try moving the inner fender. Thanks for the response.
  6. I'm stuck trying to remove the passenger side front fender. I need to service/replace the AC blower motor so the fender has to come off. I've removed all bolts shown in the service manual. The front of the fender lifts up about 2" and the rear came up about an inch but I'm unable to lift it further. What am I missing? I unbolted the power antenna bracket and removed that unit but don't see anything else preventing the fender from coming off. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Steve, Contact Dean Tryon, Editor of the 1915-1918 Buick & McLaughlin-Buick Owners Group newsletter. He can be reached at dgtryon@aol.com. Dean and his group will be able to answer all your questions and may have the needed parts.
  8. Check the parts from Roberts against the ones you took off. I had the same problem on a friend's 52 DeSoto last year. The drums would not go on. We turned the drums and checked the shoes. After two days of frustration I checked against the old parts and found out they had sent the wrong parts. The shoes were OK but the other parts in the kit were too long! A phone call to Roberts resulted in a quick shipment of the right parts and the job was finished in an hour. Lesson - don't assume the parts shipped are correct.
  9. Ryan, The best source you'll find for info., parts and help on early Buicks is the "1915 - 1918 Buick & McLaughlin-Buick Owners Group" that Dean Tryon runs. Contact him at: DGTryon@aol.com and get signed up as a member. There are currently at least 140 members of the group worldwide and if they can't answer your questions, nobody can. Good luck with your project. Stu Allen
  10. Thanks for the kind words TG, I'll attempt to attach a Roanoke picture. Stu
  11. Dave, The Roadmaster 75 did not have the stainless strips on the roof or the trunk so you won't find any to fit your car. I have an unrestored Roadmaster 75 with 28k miles. Stu Allen
  12. Rob, The best source of information for 1917 Buicks is the 1915-18 Buick and McLaughlin-Buick Owners Group that is led by Dean Tryon. He has established a group of well over 150 people who own and/or work on Buicks like yours. E-mail Dean at dgtryon.@aol.com and he'll send you his latest newsletter. Good luck with your project. Stu Allen
  13. Dean Tryon publishes the 16/17 Buick & McLaughlin newsletter. It is an excellent source of info. like what you are asking for. Email Dean at DGTryon@aol.com and he'll get you started. Stu Allen
  14. I have a friend who wishes to sell his 52 DeSoto Custom Sedan 4-Dr. It is an older restoration with new orig. seat cover material, new orig. trunk mat material,new paint, good chrome and a quiet running engine. It is a past winner at two National Desoto Club conventions and was a First Place winner at an Old Dominion Meet (AACA). I recently rebuilt the brake system and the car is ready for tour or show. It is a solid #2 car. If you are interested, send an e-mail to stuscar@aol.com and I will put you in contact with the owner.
  15. I have a friend who wishes to sell his 52 DeSoto Custom Sedan 4-Dr. It is an older restoration with new orig. seat cover material, new orig. trunk mat material,new paint, good chrome and a quiet running engine. It is a past winner at two National Desoto Club conventions and was a First Place winner at an Old Dominion Meet (AACA). I recently rebuilt the brake system and the car is ready for tour or show. It is a solid #2 car. If you are interested, send an e-mail to stuscar@aol.com and I will put you in contact with the owner.
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