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  1. I like anything having to do with the '39 and '40 Buicks, but this piece is one of my favorites; thought I'd share a pic...
  2. Wow, what a great bunch of Buicks! Ironically, there is a '42 Century Sedanet going up for auction in Florida this month.
  3. Decent for an oldie. Shines pretty good, only a relatively few dings, some of the black accent paint is intact (don't know if it was ever repainted)—has one small spot edge spot where chrome is gone. Check the close-ups so you can really see what you're getting, Would look nice on a driver-quality car. Back-side has rust as shown. $90 plus shipping. Thanks for looking! Allcars
  4. Some of you ’20s Buick guys might enjoy this—shows celebrity player Tris Speaker with his then new top-of-the-line Buick Sedan. Story says he also had a Buick truck and Sport Touring on his Texas ranch. The pic and story are from a 1922 magazine for Ohio Buick dealers, so the car must be a '21 or '22—who can say for sure? Titled "The U & I in Buick," the magazine was published by the Ohio-Buick Co., a dealer/distributor in Cleveland. They started publishing it in 1921. I also have the introductory issue for 1924 models. Any other issues out there?
  5. That's it! Seems virtually identical to the photo Jim provided, and searching around the web, I've found confirmation that the design was apparently a factory offering for the '29 Buick. One source says it was a "late" 1929 cap, another seems to suggest it was an option – an alternate to the Mercury running man ornament upgrade. It appears to mount onto the oval base for the standard (or "early") round radiator cap. Thanks to all for the comments. I collect vintage car images and the background on the earlier "pail-fill" types will be useful too, as I have images of unidentified cars with that type atop the radiator. Special thanks to Jim Boland for the ID on the '29 Buick cap.
  6. Found an old and seemingly rather odd radiator cap. Has a small push-button to unlatch the hinged pieces that provide access to the radiator filler... you lift the fin and flip the base up to reveal the filler. There are no markings, but it seems well constructed and is heavy. The cap is oval. Wondering if anyone has seen one before, and if so, what it was on, or made for. Thanks, Allcars
  7. Excellent analysis from Ken Green, as usual! Photo below from the 1940 Buick full-line brochure showing the instrument panel...
  8. Thanks for the suggestions, Matt. You are right, of course, on the '41 signals' location. Doh! Checking the January 1941 Master Parts Book again, the application for the '40 part I need reads, "1940; 1941-42-49. I realize now that it is telling me that the '40 style signals were carried over on only the Model 49 Estate Wagons for 1941 and 1942 (because of their taillight design)—I initially misread the listing as meaning all 1941, and just the Estate Wagon in 1942 only—but I should have remembered that the '41s are different, even so. The book does call out the '39 part as different for some reason.
  9. Looking for one of the two cover/socket pieces that mount on the inner side of the 1940-41 Buick decklid. These hold the turn signal bulbs in place and serve as a "reflector" more or less for the bulb (see photo). Includes the socket for the bulb and the socket on one of mine is "toast." The Buick part number is 924830 and the application is for all 1940 and 1941 Buicks, right or left. Don't need NOS, just a housing with a nice bulb socket that has lead a dry life. Everything else in my car's turn signal assembly seems fine. PM me if you have one you'll part with. Thanks! Allcars
  10. Priced reduced on the '41 owner's about $20 plus shipping? Note that it includes all models, Special, Super, Roadmaster, Limited. Plus, being a late 1941 edition, it includes the 118-inch wheelbase Series 40-A Specials. Will be going to auction or back into storage soon if no takers. Thx
  11. 1941 owner's manual, Sixth edition (March 1941). Includes mid-year 118-inch wheelbase "40A" 1941 Specials. Includes lube chart and tire card. Very good condition. Shows some signs of use and age on blue cover and spine, but is very clean and unmarked inside. Lube chart clean, a little fold wear. No writing inside that we saw...even the lubrication schedule chart is still completely blank. (Think the notations inside the front cover are printed, but hard to tell.) Price $30 plus postage (will calculate for buyer). Shipping from Michigan. Prefer payment via PayPal.
  12. Ken, thank you so much for checking these wheels by Motorwheel. Interesting to see that the size is indicated, in addition to a code that is a mystery to me.
  13. Thanks for checking, really appreciate it. Different wheel vendors (Motor Wheel in your case) may not have used codes, if not required by GM.
  14. My question is, do conventional Buick steel wheels from the '30s-'50s have date codes? I noticed that a set of 1953-55 type Buick “Skylark“ wire wheels I used to have (now gone) seemed to be date coded. The apparent code was on the part of the wheel that is concealed by the mounted tire. The codes "9" and "55" (presumably Sept. 1955) were embossed on each wheel, along with the manufacturer's stamp (Kelsey-Hayes) and the wheel size (15x6-L)—see photos. Has anyone else noticed date codes on their Buick's wheels? If someone has late 1930s-1950s Buick wheels without tires in their garage, it could help us all learn more about this subject if you could check them for such codes and let us know what you found. Thanks!