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  1. Always a problem on old cars. The centre hinge is different to the 2 sides and is held together by the centre stainless strip - hopefully yours is not damaged or rusted. Soak it with WD40 or similar and see if the stainless strip slides off. This will split the top section of the hood into two easier to handle sides. I have loaded a number of photos of a standard hood and a Century hood ( same but just 4" longer ) which should give you an idea of how it all works. The rod tends to rust solid in the hinge tags. The first problem is to remove the rod if it is rusted in place - a lot of soaking is required. In the past I have heated the tags and opened them up slightly with a wide bladed screwdriver but others here may have a better suggestion. Any tags that are broken off can be welded back on. Study the photos and ask about anything you don't understand. We are all anxious to see another 1936 back on the road.
  2. Love your work Sean. How did you decipher the missing number on the paint code number?
  3. From a post supplied by Sean Smith many moons ago, thanks Sean Here is what I have for 1936 Buick color info. It doesn't look like there were any two-tones. You can find more details about the paint codes here: 1936 GM Color Codes - Buick Paint Cross-Reference Interior codes 245 - Brown Bedford Cord (Series 40) 246 - Taupe Mohair Fabric (Series 40/60) 247 - Brown Bedford Cord (Series 60) 248 - Taupe Mohair Fabric (Series 80) 249 - Brown Bedford Cord (Series 90) 250 - Brown Broadcloth (Series 90) 251 - Blue-Grey Bedford Cord (Series 90) 252 - Blue-Grey Broadcloth (Series 90) 253 - Tan Bedford Cord (Series 90) 254 - Brown Bedford Cord (Series 90) 255 - Brown Broadcloth (Series 90) 256 - Blue-Grey Bedford Cord (Series 90) 257 - Blue-Grey Broadcloth (Series 90) 258 - Light Tan Bedford Cord (Series 90) 259 - Brown Bedford Cord (Series 40/60) 260 - Grey Cloth (Series 80) 261 - Brown Cloth (Series 80) 263 - Tan Leather (Series 40/60) 265 - Black Leather (Series 80) 266 - Tan Leather (Series 80) 268 - Black Leather (Series 90) 269 - Tan Leather (Series 90) 270 - Tan Leather (Series 40/60) 271 - Brown Bedford Cord (Series 80) 272 - Light Tan Bedford Cord (Series 80) 273 - Black Leather (Series 80) 274 - Tan Leather (Series 80) 275 - Black Leather (Series 90) 276 - Tan Leather (Series 90) 277 - Blue-Grey Bedford Cord (Series 60) 278 - Black Leather (Series 60) 279 - Blue-Grey Bedford Cord (Series 80) 280 - Blue-Grey Leather (Series 60) 281 - Blue-Grey Leather (Series 80) 282 - Brown Bedford Cord (Series 80) 283 - Tan Bedford Cord (Series 80) 284 - Grey Bedford Cord (Series 80) 285 - Brown Plain Cloth (Series 80) 286 - Grey Plain Cloth (Series 80) Series 80 and 90 paint codes 370 - Imperial Black 371 - Musketeer Blue 372 - Chateau Green 373 - Ballue Brown 374 - Francis Cream 375 - Moderne Grey Metallic 377 - Casino Beige 378 - Trouville Blue 379 - Cardinal Maroon 380 - Touraine Green 381 - Cascade Blue Metallic 382 - Phantom Grey Metallic Series 40 and 60 paint codes 420 - Imperial Black 421 - Musketeer Blue 422 - Chateau Green 423 - Ballue Brown 424 - Francis Cream 425 - Moderne Grey Metallic 427 - Casino Beige 428 - Trouville Blue 429 - Cardinal Maroon 430 - Touraine Green 431 - Cascade Blue Metallic 432 - Phantom Grey Metallic Quote Sean Smith BCA# 42746 MBCC# 2122 SAH# 4186 Buickman Award 2015 1957 Special 4-door Riviera (hardtop) model 43 The Fisher style number of 364477B confirms the car is a Special Business Coupe with Deck. A Paint code of 43 has me a bit stumped. Attached is a copy of the colour chart for 1936 models
  4. 3.481 Button and wire assembly - throttle 2.698 Lighting switch control
  5. Apologies for the quality but here are some interior shots of a 1936 Series 40 Coupe. The first 4 photos are from a restored car and shows nothing in the rear, just storage area. The last 3 are a different 1936 coupe supposedly original but has a shelf in the rear compartment.
  6. Make sure the overflow pipe is not blocked and be sure to use an original radiator cap - not a later type pressure cap. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Radiator-Cap-w-Tail-fits-1932-1936-Oldsmobile-1935-1936-Pontiac-1934-Nash/254466722743 If a later pressure cap is used and the overflow pipe is partially obstructed and the radiator is overfilled as suggested by Tinindian the pressure cap may leak.
  7. The old 7 P's - Prior Preparation & Planning Prevent Piss Poor Performance!! Yes, good luck Mr Earl
  8. No - but of course the wheels won't bolt up tight against the brake drum and will have a gap the width of the axle flange ( less than 1/2" ). So when is the big move?
  9. 1936 shop manual as per Jim's post. Brake drum is 1936 Century ( Series 60 ) Wheel is 1936 Century ( Series 60 ) Actual measurement seems to contradict the shop manual! Now you really are having fun, can't wait for the next instalment. AND DON'T BREAK THAT FRONT GRILL WHEN LOADING.
  10. Lamar, for the purpose of rolling the car onto a trailer the centre holes won't have to fit. Providing the bolt pattern is correct ( Ford wheels ) the rear wheels will bolt on but will not tighten up flush to the brake drum ( by the thickness of the axle flange which is what the centre hole in wheel is for ). I think you will find the Buick wheel bolts will be long enough to secure the wheels for loading/unloading purposes. You may not get the fronts as close to the brake drums as the rears. Buy/manufacture some longer bolts which will engage on the hub and pull the wheel on as tight as the smaller centre hole will allow. Obviously not recommended under any other circumstances apart from loading/unloading.
  11. Ed RANER came up with the exact location and year in warp speed so the prize has already been won!! The sedans are 40 Series with Australian built Holden bodies. The Holden bodies were more luxurious than their North American counterparts with things like twin sidemounts and leather interior being standard.
  12. Signed up for the local Tech School wood working classes have you Lamar?
  13. This was another good presentation by Daniel SCHMITT https://www.schmitt.com/inventory/ds-1936-buick-series-40-special-convertible/ I notice it turned up in Europe last year, advertised in December at 54,000 GBP ( around $70,000 US$ ) and is already listed as SOLD. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1001981 There certainly seems to be a lot more high end cars including desirable Buick models heading over your way.