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Fr. Buick

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  1. If only they knew what salty sand can do to a car...
  2. I used button-headed allen bolts and a nut on the back with thread sealer. For the guide pins, I have new stainless ones with a longer threaded shaft to allow a nut on the back, then trim to size. This lets you keep your guide pins. PM me if you want the last pair I have
  3. Thanks very much, out in the mail tomorrow... One set left, boys and girls!!
  4. Leno's car - supposedly he slept in it for some days when he arrived in LA and was finding work and a place to live. Now it has a custom drivetrain that sounds awesome. He parked this next to my 54 at a local show once, so I can attest.
  5. Yes, I have two sets left. $25 shipped, please. You can Paypal me at msgr.dcook@rcbo.org Or you can mail me a check at Douglas Cook, 1441 West Balboa Blvd, Newport beach, CA 92661 Please include your mailing address when you use Paypal, and thanks!
  6. Go to your auto parts store and buy flexible fuel hose and clamps to fit. Fuel is not under any pressure at that point.
  7. Could somebody please explain to me why in the world there is an Interstate 99 that is west of the I 95, somewhere in the heart of PA? According to ol' Ike Eisenhower's system, this makes no sense.
  8. Since it won't be seen, perhaps you can make something of reasonable proximity. Likely two pieces would be easier, and welded up by a local shop?
  9. A fine fellow, God rest him!
  10. Looks very clean and unmolested, which is how you want to buy an old car.
  11. I got in over my head as a novice with a 54 special in high school (1985), and have learned and grown in the hobby ever since, smiling all the way. Buy the Buick and a super cheap econo car. Have fun with the Buick a day or two each week, and save your pennies for repairs down the road. When you are hunting for parts, or taking your time to fix the 53, you can drive the beater and not feel rushed.
  12. "I do believe this is appropriate!" Hahh!
  13. Best to try the Buick forums farther down the page. Looks up Bob's Automobilia, I believe he can help you.
  14. And at least save all wiring connectors and terminals...
  15. I saw one on Ebay recently, but not able to see it now. They do come up, though, and your style will interchange with several years, certainly with 1954. Regardless, you will get better results with this posted on the Buick forum if you have not already.
  16. Hey, Steve! No room for a whole frame, but if you decide to part this out, I would be happy to take home the whole rear end assembly and torque tube. I'll text you, thanks.
  17. That makes sense. Have at it! I installed the optional switch and rear speaker, and just used a convenient hole.
  18. It's big and heavy, leave it out until the dash is bolted in. They are easy to remove and install. Cover the push buttons with masking tape to prevent scratching, and as the radio is slid up into the dash, push the buttons in and you get clearance.
  19. Any reason to install the radio now, and not once the dash is installed? Seems like a lot of extra weight to an already delicate job.
  20. Bob's Automobilia, on the web, among others.
  21. Under the trans, by the dynaflow cooler. It keeps the drivetrain situated, and when it's bad will impact how well the trans goes into gear. You will be happier with how it feels as well.
  22. Replace the thrust pad, and mounts for engine and transmission before anything else, then readjust the linkage.
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