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JohnD1956 last won the day on October 3 2019

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About JohnD1956

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  • Birthday 11/26/1951

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  1. Thanks for coming back and telling us how you did it. There are times non of us have the direct experience and so no one responds because no one wants to be responsible for bad advice. Glad you were able to make it work.
  2. Cleaning the battery cable is a double edged sword. While it is important the cleaners that scrape the insides and terminals will remove terminal materials. Thus it could be that excessive cleaning results in cable ends or terminals that have excessive clearances for the cable end to clamp the battery posts. It is also possible to remove some material from between the open end of the cable terminal so it will have more space to clamp but then you have to watch for the terminal bending too far and breaking.
  3. The piece on the carb should be a switch, and the solenoid is the part piggy backing on the starter. You may be having a problem with both. On occasion my switch on the carb will do what yours did. Start the starter when stepping on the accelerator but not stop when removing foot from the accelerator. But then it will work right most times. I just toggle the switch to either Lock or Off position. The chatter you are getting could be the battery cable situation. Although the square end of the bolt slips it may be possible to catch that with an open end wrench to ti
  4. Nathan, you could start a new thread on the Buick Pre War Forum here: https://forums.aaca.org/forum/60-buick-pre-war/ Or you could try the Buick Buy/sell forum here: https://forums.aaca.org/forum/12-buick-buysell/
  5. Snow White is there (to the left side of the driver). I'd say it was more like they were on their way to pick up "Happy", since the rest of them all appear pretty serious.
  6. I'd say yes. That must really jar the vehicle even when goin into low too. I set mine back to 550 and had to set the timing back to 2 1/2 degrees and am very happy with it. Are you still running a stock distributor? Have you oiled the bearing and the oil fill on the points base?
  7. There was an update to the forum software recently which required me to login to the site. Normally I just stay logged in and do not have to go through that step. But when I was not logged in I could read the forum but could not respond. Since you have initiated this thread you must be logged in now. If you are still having trouble responding to threads then Peter's advice is probably better.
  8. Not sure if it is the case here but I understand some boat motors run the reverse direction of auto engines. As for differences apparently that is in the camshaft. But I am no expert in these.
  9. I don't know about the vapor lock propensity for flexible fuel line. I don't know why it would be any different than the steel line. Once again I believe in the use of that plastic wire loam product to insulate the fuel line. Especially from the fuel pump back past the exhaust manifold. That's a funny story about the ah-ooga- horn activation. Reminds me of the first time I drove my GS to work back in 2003. Just as I was crossing the double railroad track there was an overwhelming clanging sound. My heart dropped to my knees, figuring something blew in the engine and I would
  10. How about some pictures of your 64?
  11. @NC-car-guy Like the horn. We should have a horns honking thread...lol.. But the exhaust sounds healthy. Good luck with this one! Now as to the fuel line. Didnt the 57 guys indicate flexible line from tank to pump is correct for 57?
  12. With all due respect to areas under duress, its getting to be like an early Fall here. The '56 continues to run great and it is quite the smile maker.
  13. Would not hurt to check rear axle fluid level. Trans fluid level too especially if a manual trans. Can you jack up the rear and spin tires by hand to listen for any possible location of the noise?
  14. I am pretty sure the use of the term "reliable " in the context of this subject is equal to the term "convenient". I believe there are enthuisasts who like to belong to the hobby but will prefer to have repairs etc done by others and as such feel it will be difficult to get parts and people who can repair older stuff. And to some extent they are not wrong about that.
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