Dynaflash8

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  • Birthday 10/19/1938

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    Served 15 years on AACA Board, National President 2005

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  1. Yes sir, standard GM Buick cap. I think the car may be fixed now. They finally took the NOS carb apart and it had some insect trash in one port blocking it. We'll see when I take it for the next drive. Thanks.
  2. Ben: My daughter tells me that in Maryland the motels are closed down. God help you if you live in New Jersey or Michigan. At least I have my 41 Buick running, but their is no place to go.
  3. Ben: Tell me a motel that it is safe to stay in. Earl
  4. John, I'm more than ready to just get out of this town and go somewhere that's for sure, old, modern or whatever. To start with, I'm very concerned about staying in any motel anywhere. Allentown and Hershey are still on my list, but with the cost of this repair and parts, I may skip it and go somewhere else, if I am convinced it is safe to go anywhere else. 😀
  5. I finally got my 41 Buick Roadmaster back today.....said to be repaired. It was by most people's perception, VERY expensive. But, I think I had to pay for some on job training time. In the end they installed a rebuilt distributor and wires that I had in my garage (a Doug Seybold rebuid I hadn't used after having it done), and then they took the NOS front carburetor apart (finally) and discovered a port was blocked by some gunk that had grown in there over the last 75 years or so. Many more things were done along the way that didn't fix the problem. This town in Florida is truly a vast wasteland for old cars and old car work. As a result of this AACA line, I did receive one message from a volunteer mechanic in Clearwater, but my repair was completed today after three weeks. Keep in mind, my car had to be worked on among all of the modern cars that clog this garage every day making it a very popular shop in this town.
  6. I finally got my 41 Buick Roadmaster back today.....said to be repaired. It was by most people's perception, VERY expensive. But, I think I had to pay for some on job training time. In the end they installed a rebuilt distributor and wires that I had in my garage (a Doug Seybold rebuid I hadn't used after having it done), and then they took the NOS front carburetor apart (finally) and discovered a port was blocked by some gunk that had grown in there over the last 75 years or so. Many more things were done along the way that didn't fix the problem. This town in Florida is truly a vast wasteland for old cars and old car work. As a result of this AACA line, I did receive one message from a volunteer mechanic in Clearwater, but my repair was completed today after three weeks. Keep in mind, my car had to be worked on among all of the modern cars that clog this garage every day making it a very popular shop in this town.
  7. I had a '66 Newport convertible with underdash air and it was a great car. Drove it 39K miles, mostly on AACA Tours. Sold it and was never able to replace it with any other car bought to do the same with it. Wished many times I still had it back.
  8. Harry I have switched over to two mopars for my modern cars. The 2013 Dodge Charger 6 is a wonderful car. The 2018 Chrysler 300 is a nice car but not up to the Charger....yet same platform I think. My older daughter still lives in Maryland. Take car, nice to see both our names still active in AACA.
  9. Hwellens are you the Harry Wellens we knew in Maryland years ago?
  10. I instructed them to pull the gas tank, but they only syphoned out the gas and then I bought new gas in a can to put it in. Personally, I keep going back to that myself. A week or so after they put in the new spark plugs I drove it over to the only gas station here with non-ethanol gas and got more fresh gas. On the way home it cut off twice as if it had water in the tank. A week later we went out for a drive and it started good, drove okay for about 6-7 miles and then acted like it was starving for gas. I put on the electric fuel pump and it got better. I turned around and headed back home and it did it again. I don't know how many people go to our one and only station for miles and pay almost $5 a gallon but his gas may be going bad I'm thinking. My '39 will do that on ethanol if the temps get over 85 here but the electric fuel pump on a switch solves it. I think the '41 will have the same issue, but it wasn't hot that day. Also, before all this happened, after he fixed the previous issue from the trip to Sarasota the car ran super rich and I think that is why the plugs were sooted up. But, what do I know?
  11. No he didn't, but he put in a new accelerator pump from a kit I gave him. See what I mean?
  12. I said I would, but I still haven't mailed my registration yet. I'm extremely worried about all of the motels and who is cleaning them up, on my way from Florida to PA. I'm also not too sure the Governor of PA is going to let it happen either.
  13. That's surely a bad sign. Based on your message I purchased an intake manifold in "excellent condition" along with two "rebuilt" carbs from a man in PA today...............just in case.
  14. Isn't that the exhaust manifold that so often cracks? The carbs aren't off, at least not yet. We replaced the front carb with a NOS carb and that didn't change the problem.
  15. Is there any mechanic with real longterm knowledge of how to work on a 1941 BUICK Dual Carb straight 8 Roadmaster? One shop within 100 miles of Sebring, Florida who I know of will work on old cars. They are and have been stump by my 1941 Buick Roadmaster for weeks. They also don't have time and are trying to figure it out in-between modern work. If you are alive and out there, contact me and I'll explain the problem. Earl, 804-366-4870 or suzybelle39baby@aol.com. The car has all sorts of new parts on it and it won't heal. It is loading up gas on #1-2, runs like a streaking ape at 50-60 mph and misses at 30-40. It is not a heavy miss, just not running well and new AC-46 plugs getting wet #1-2. Ran fine until I bought some gas on tour, but after that 50 miles and barely got it home the second 50 miles. Distributor or Carburetor. Put in a NOS carb, but hasn't solved the problem. Changed a fuel filter, no go. Put a new accelerator pump into a NOS front carb. That stopped the studder from stop. I've had some good leads, but mechanic won't listen. Need a new, but oldtime knowledgeable mechanic within AAA towing distance (100 miles) from Sebring, FL 33870. Does such a person exist in 2020? I just sent old carb and used rear carb to Cleveland a few minutes ago.