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  1. Good luck setting up the dual points. I've heard it can be tough.
  2. No, they didn't, as far as I know.
  3. AACA Library says they don't have any of the drawings.
  4. That's ok. Understandable.
  5. Has anyone, including librarians, museum curators, hobbyists, etc., ever come across original factory pre-war engineering drawings? Specifically, wood structural drawings, but any? I do not mean like the common book everyone uses with the poorly reproduced photos. I mean draftsman drawings with measurements and notes. They obviously had them to design the bodies for GM, etc., but where did they end up? Did they donate them to the war effort for pulp, or are they in an archive somewhere, or...?? I know that Midman aquired a plethora or 1931 Buick engineering drawings, but they were mostly mechanical. Still one heck of a find. Hope someone has an answer.
  6. Very interesting. My 1930 Model 61 was completely original when I got it, except for two "repaired" main sills. There was no dome light other than the rear corner lights, nor wiring for one or evidence of ever having been. Additionally, the Master Parts Book does not list a Dome lamp (group B1.925) for the 1930 Model 61. It does list a "Dome lamp door switch" (part# 4310035/4310036) for this car, but that would be the one for the corner lamps. However, there is a "Front compartment door lamp and switch" (part# 4300229) for the 1930 Model 60L. That is the limousine, of course, and the sales brochure for 1930 shows it for that model, though it is not shown for any other 60 series car in the brochure. If your car has one it may have been added by mistake, or just a rare car, or I may be completely wrong. In any event, good on you!
  7. Bill, I have been looking at Universal's site and I see nothing like that. The only bent stem they seem to offer is the TR-440 unit, which is way too shallow to make it through the rim. Either they stopped making these things or it was custom made. By the way, the tube you mentioned in the previous post is a straight rubber stem. Ernie
  8. http://1929buick.com/gallery/1930buickfisherbody/aaa
  9. I was just looking at your Buick-Marquette 1930 Fisher Body Manual on your site. That is the most informative body manual I have seen yet. It even tells what size screws to use in some cases.
  10. Bill, Not to beat a dead horse, but would you know if these notes give specific body dimensions, i.e. width, height, length in various areas, not just overall?
  11. I removed the wiring under the cowl today and put it in storage for future reference. Of course, it will need to be replaced eventually, but that is in the unforeseeable future. It would just be in the way when I try to install the cowl section onto the frame...someday. I think I may have enough ash to get a good start on the new front pillars. I think I will be smarter this time and make plywood or wallboard templates first and possibly "pine dummies". Great plan, now to do it. It is so easy to procrastinate and blame it on planning, but planning is definitely important, as my errors prove. This project is starting to remind me of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".
  12. Looks rather large for a defroster core.
  13. Oops. Never mind about the difficulty of the the crossbar. I just looked at the cowl and see that it won't be much of an issue. I also started thinking I could remove some of the forward toe-board metal, but no, it's spot welded in place. So, the slide-in part will still have to happen.
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