Straight eight

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About Straight eight

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  • Birthday 10/22/1934

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    Graduate of General Motors Inst. Commercial Insurance Underwriter for 38 years

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  1. The car is located in Howell, Michigan between Lansing and Detroit
  2. The ride on a 1985 Buick Riviera comes pretty close with Factory equipped torsion bar suspension in the front, and Air Pillow suspension in the rear. > > The original transmission offers four speeds through an oil coupling that continues to offer smoothness with each shift and reduced engine revolutions and the forth speed providing economy up to 26 miles per gallon! > > This 1985 Riviera 44,000 miles has never been driven winters, has new tires, battery, and factory option wheels. It’s a Great Long distance car with up to 26 mpg it’s a steal at $7800. The owner loves the car but has turned too old to travel distances required by the hobby.
  3. BCA 2366 Straight Eight Had a 41 super. Now its a 47 56C see photo
  4. Change of subject. Has anyone tried the new pressure plate and disc from Bob's Automobilia for 1947 Super? I ask strictly because this is a new product, and I have purchased one of each and could probably benefit from someones experience who has installed this reproduction set. thank you. Cliff Edited 12 hours ago by Straight eight
  5. Change of subject. Has anyone tried the new pressure plate and disc from Bob's Automobilia for 1947 Super? I ask strictly because this is a new product, and I have purchased one of each and could probably benefit from someones experience who has installed this reproduction set. thank you. Cliff
  6. Speaking about efficiency, that's all the Water Wetter does, is remove the air bubbles so the water can do its job effectively.
  7. Are you Buick lovers driving on antique plates? Do they permit this kind of use? Michigan is kinda restrictive so I kinda wondered if all the states were more liberal than good old Michigan.
  8. Well most of the oil manufacturers have cut the ZDDP in half from what it was. There are a few who haven't. I came accross BRAD PENN DBA PENN GRADE 1 HIGH PERFORMANCE OIL They maintain a very high level of ZDDP and say they won't change it. Anybody heard of this stuff, it used to be called Kendall OIl the 2000 mile oil.
  9. Hey Guys, I have a 47 56C that runs 160 degrees since I added Red Lines "Water Wetter" This stuff comes in a bottle of 12 oz, and makes the water more efficient so the water absorbs the heat better by disposing of air bubbles. I've been using it for several years, and it really works. Mfgd by RED LINE. a well known supplier in the auto parts business. Would like to hear from others who have used it.
  10. Looks like the ZDDP is being reduced and a few places are continuing to provide enough to help out our valve-in-head power plants. One such business known as Brad Penn is doing just that. They are the place with the GREEN OIL. and are providing plenty of ZDDP. Has anybody heard of these folks? Looks like they were part of Kendall OIl, the 2000 mile oil. I have heard about Kendall, but wonder if anyone has heard of this pure Pennsylvania Grade oil. I am thinking of changing from Rotella as they are shifting the ZDDP values around.
  11. I had the 47 out for a spin in the country. I had just replaced the stabilizer grommets in the suspension, wow what a difference. Sure was a jog to the memories of the 50's and cruises in the country.
  12. HI FRANK! The last set of these I saw was in Mason Michigan at a car show. The instructions led one to believe the shields were to be fastened to the seat in such a way as the wind could not antagonize the rear seat passengers. You might try contacting Joe Taubitz known in the club as The Old Guy Sorry I can't be of more help!
  13. The 1957 Buicks used this item with 1957 showing the year of the car. Just look at the grille of any 1957!
  14. Dyna Flash Eight, just in case you overlooked adding an oil supplement for the sliding effect of the tappets on the valves, Shell and most all of the oil producers have changed their formula due to Federal requirements. It seems our catalitic converters on our modern cars were suffering from premature failure due to the zinc for anti wear qualities.So Uncle Sam had the zinc removed. Shell has made the Rotella Oils that combat this shortage. You may inquire from Shell, and they will fill you in. Here is a copy of what they sent to me. -----Original Message-----From: shelltechnical-us@shell.comSent: Friday, January 11, 2013 2:43 PMTo: alglen@comcast.netSubject: Re: Fw: 1947 Buick Super Convertible On Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:35:49 -0500 you wrote: All Rotella T Multigrades have 1200 ppm zinc including the T5 oils.Thanks >>Attn Keith Perry.