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  1. Sleeve? Then how will you install the bolts to the torque ball?
  2. You will be just chasing your tail. When my 55 with original upholstery was about 60 years old the foam turned to power and had that replaced. Not long after that the the seams started opening due to rotten thread...had that repaired. A year later the actual seat cloth upholstery started tearing and separating and the the vinyl developed a sticky surface which could be cleaned but lasted only a few weeks. I worked with SMS to get some original fabric and vinyl and that for sure will outlast me!
  3. I thought that 'PC' meant "personal computer"....not "politically correct".
  4. yeah, right Bob....those parts are old stock USA pieces and i only have to do it every 30,000 miles (my pertronix lasted less than 5,000 miles)
  5. Looks like it was driving (too) fast on a muddy road, probably following another bootlegger.
  6. "Buick engine test facility at the Buick plant in Flint MI October 1954"
  7. Ebay...look up by part number. No supplied grease. I use Silglyd on the cam. These points have a wick that supposedly supplies lube.
  8. If adding shims on the left side does not help, you may have to take it to a frame shop. I replaced the springs on the rear of my 76 Olds royale with no change in the unevenness. Turned out that the frame was twisted (found out later that the car fell off the train or truck and they 'fixed it' and sold it to me anyway)
  9. Was it level before these replacements?
  10. Springs not equal or bent/twisted frame. Swap springs or stack spacers on the low spring.
  11. Driving the Century is the best therapy of all!
  12. I hope this is recent work, which means you are feeling better.
  13. https://www.bobdrake.com/ Search trunk mats and insulation
  14. Check the height at the frame.
  15. Discovered a leaking diaphragm in the vacuum advance unit on my 55. I ran fine at idle, but surged on the highway. Anyhow I replaced the diaphragm and installed a lighter spring. The lighter spring is an experiment that can be changed without removing the distributor. This will keep the ignition advanced longer when vacuum level drops. It runs fine now, but may end up with part throttle detonation in hot weather. Either way it should improve the gas mileage which had been dropping off lately. While I had the distributor out I changed the points and condenser. I use old stock Standa
  16. Just want to know if it fits 55 power brake.
  17. Which car(s) did you use that pressure bleeder on?
  18. Unless you are disabled with only one good arm leave it off. And there has to be a reason they are called suicide knobs and knuckle busters. They are handy on equipment where you steer with one hand and operate controls with the other or hold your beer.
  19. Keep the mechanical fan. An electric fan that would match or exceed the output of the mechanical fan would pull more amps than your (probably) 30 amp system can do.
  20. Uncle Bill, you're spending all of my inheritance!
  21. You are sick (like the rest of us).
  22. RockAuto ships from many locations and sometimes your order will be shipped from many locations with a separate shipping charge from each location. You might pay more for shipping on those clips than they're worth.
  23. Do it yourself with pinstripe paint or take your project to a sign company for them to apply the paint or vinyl.
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