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  1. One of my biggest faults has been honesty concerning cars, business, and women.
  2. Do you have any suggestions for selling?
  3. Approx 50 pcs 1953 grille teeth stainless. Most should be 50-70 series, some might be 40 series. I'm unsure if there is a difference. $20 + $15 shipping, $35 total.
  4. My Super Convertible was bid up to $24,000 against a $29,000 reserve. There was a Roadmaster up at the same time as mine. The consensus in the comments is that 1940's cars are no longer what they once were, especially stock cars. Meanwhile, there was an '88 Toyota 4Runner that sold for $42,000, so I guess they're right. Links below. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1948-buick-super-convertible-3/ https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1948-buick-roadmaster-sedanette-3/ https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1988-toyota-4runner-v6-4x4-18/
  5. I agree with Joe. Start in second, shift to third at 20, and you're done. But you are well over 3000 rpm at 60 mph. I looked for a 3.9 because that was the ratio used in '52, the last full year of the straight eight but I couldn't find one at the time. I had a 3.6 from a '53 Roadmaster V-8, so I tried it. It works fine. You have to use every gear now, but it is much better on the highway. It's not going to win any drag races, but that wasn't going to happen with the 4.45 either.
  6. Here's my '48 56c. It's been this way for 40 years. It's my understanding in Texas, they used the motor number back then. It created alot of problems when folks would get a replacement engine from a junk yard. You can disconnect the cylinders from the top frame to raise and lower manually.
  7. That's too bad, because Pete is one of most helpful guys you're going to find on this site. Scott
  8. Matt, The '48 Super convertibles came with a 4.45 rear end, so they spin around 3000 rpm at 60 mph. I put a 3.6 in mine, which made a great improvement on the highway. By the way, I can't sell mine either... https://forums.aaca.org/topic/330782-1948-buick-super-convertible/?tab=comments#comment-2027850 Scott
  9. Going to the scrapyard Dec 1st...
  10. Heck, I started with less than that...
  11. "Right" is subjective, but here is a pic:
  12. Bolt holes 15 3/8" apart, so that should be the smaller engine. Don't know the year, but they have the smooth curve, so somewhere around the late 30's.
  13. Yes, it's available. I don't know what year it is. Thanks Scott
  14. I believe the engine is a 1950. Scott
  15. 1948 Buick Super Convertible. Complete restoration in 1980. Engine, transmission, rear end, brakes, suspension, and hydraulics all rebuilt. New brakes again and gas tank cleaned and sealed in 2017. Converted to 12 volts. Not perfect, extra parts. $35,000 firm. Located in Brenham, TX.
  16. 1953 series 40 NOS passenger side bumper shield. At least that's what the tag says. Last 5 digits of the part # are 18648. $20 plus shipping. Thanks Scott
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