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  1. old-tank

    1949 Buick Road Master model 70 starter issue?

    Unless you got unlucky and got a bad solenoid, sticking contacts is almost alway caused by a low voltage condition: weak battery, thin cables...this includes weak current from the signal that activates the solenoid. The original wiring used the vacuum switch on the carb activating a starter relay which activated the solenoid. If the car still has a starter relay, replace it; if it was eliminated and uses only the switch on the carb (which is not designed to activate the solenoid alone), the add a starter relay or heavy duty push button (eliminating the carb switch) to activate the solenoid.
  2. Speedway Kanter Since new water pumps are available, don't even think about a rebuilt with old pitted casting old dry seals, bent shafts, etc. My last experience with rebuilt was change every 3 months (x3) until I got one that has lasted for years.
  3. old-tank

    56 dynaflow fluid leak

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/301424682287?ul_noapp=true In the past I removed the seal, measured the shaft size and bore size and matched at a bearing/seal distributor.
  4. old-tank

    56 dynaflow fluid leak

    Stay away from the additive isle at the parts store. There is a small lip seal at that location that is easy to replace. Needs to be matched after removal.
  5. old-tank

    1949 Buick Road Master model 70 starter issue?

    Explain if you can. Is the starter relay still used?
  6. old-tank

    1955 lower fender bolts

    Check the size again Mud. 5/16-18 was used in that location. 5/16-24 was used on the trunk lid.
  7. old-tank

    1969 Electra, reference engine paint

    You might notice small differences in shades with the engine out of the car, but installed in the shade of a hood no one can tell.
  8. Only when moving and on AM stations. This is the first time for me to see a new one...most are mangled.
  9. old-tank

    56 engine questions..for those who know LMK

    In 1956 all dynaflow transmissions were the same for all models...the earlier cars (54-55) had different lengths depending on the model.
  10. old-tank

    The Grinch

    Exactly the same situation...and that made me a bitter old fart. Never will buy another GM vehicle outside the mid 50's.
  11. old-tank

    Power brake upgrade ideas needed

    I have 3 55's, two with power brake and one with manual brakes. The braking to me is the same except for the higher pedal on the manual brake car. The biggest problem with braking efficiency is using over the counter shoes that are too hard, requiring more pedal pressure. If new shoes are needed have them relined at a brake/clutch shop using softer more aggressive material. Thanks, good to know that they work. Some of the replacement power masters do not match the original bore, requiring a change in the fulcrum from 1:1 to as much as 6:1.
  12. old-tank

    How would you fix this car?

    Do what I did and show the pictures to an experienced body man...but don't show this thread unless you want him to have a good laugh! My 76 Olds took a hit like that a few years ago and I was already scrounging for a quarter panel, trunk lid and bumper when Mr. Experience fixed it. The tail light and bezel were the only replacement parts needed. The repair is undetectable except for the bumper where the chrome shop neglected to get enough chrome deposited.
  13. old-tank

    How would you fix this car?

    Sent these guys some photos and see what they say.
  14. old-tank

    Cross fire ignition wires

    Not an issue if wires are new, gap is no more than 0.035" (with the stock 7 mm wires), wires do not touch when parallel (ok if right angle), and are correctly attached to plugs and distributor.
  15. old-tank

    Find the Buick

    Notice the prominent center of lane oil streak.