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  1. John, I found these in PM's sent to Buicknutty just now. Is this stamped number what you are looking for? Block casting number.
  2. John, as to the model it came from I have no idea. It had been removed long before I was offered it. I can say that there is only one pulley on the damper so maybe that might suggest being from a lower series as I'm sure Roadmaster's would have power steering correct? Naturally I can't find the pictures I took showing the numbers you need but will let you know tonight as I'm going there later today. Would the transmission #'s help you at all too?
  3. Took another hour to plug away with the motor today. Managed to clean off the valley cover more before taking out the bolts in order to lessen the crap going down into the block. Not sure why just not liking the thoughts of seeing that I guess. Once opened up I decided to take off the rocker arm assembly and then removed the distributor. After liberally spraying everything down with PB Blaster I was able with a gentle tapping on the casting and use of a screw driver to move the lifters and then remove them by hand. It's not looking too good as a candida
  4. This motor sure isn't looking pretty and will be curious to see what I can inside. Surprisingly all the water pump bolts came loose rather easily. I figured at least two would have snapped off from past experiences. The water pump shaft is stuck and could not get it to turn even after removing the unit. Will be nothing more than a core exchange for someone. Pulling out that lower left hand bolt allowed some fluid to drip out. It sure isn't the green looking coolant I'm used to seeing. Pulled the rocker arm covers off and no won
  5. As promised, this is to report the effort to extract the stubborn bolt on the intake. Simply put, John your idea was SPOT ON! I grabbed my loose sockets and found a 13 ml which was a bit under size to the bolt head so also grabbed my double sided hammer, an extension and whaled away till confident it was firmly in place. I then carefully put a long pipe on the ratchet handle. My tool box was a perfect height to help support the bar till I positioned myself to keep downward pressure on the socket and extension before leaning on the pipe with some
  6. Sounds like a good idea John. Will post afterwards.
  7. Kept plugging away throwing bolts and parts into a box as I went. I pulled the fuel pump and supply lines off no problem and started on the intake bolts. Naturally one just had to be a problem! The 6 point socket slipped and sure enough the head is rounded a bit...Knowing my good impact socket set was at home I walked away to regroup and not make matters worse. Not sure if heat will help in this case or not? I have nothing to loose at this point do I? It's that second bolt from the front you see here that is still buried before I had cleaned it out. I w
  8. Same old, same old thing been going on with the exception of having to work nights this past week. Friday morning I went to the old garage to get another load of steel together for a scrap run to be told the house there had the back door kicked in! Apparently nothing of the contractors tools were missing and with it having progressed as far as it was gutting wise, none of the copper water pipes or wiring had been cut out so not sure what was going on except maybe it was kids ... I notified the neighbours when I came back from the run and changed the lock on my cont
  9. Adam, did you find your intake? What year does it fit?
  10. Picked up my first paying work since last October this past week working nights which makes for a late morning start at the old garage. Fortunately the new owner is graciously telling me to take my time so the pressure is off but looking forward to concentrating on the work at home and not dividing up my efforts. With the demo work going on inside the house the new owner wants done, it looks like they will be at it for months to come. Meantime he has applied to the City to sever the lot where he says he will build another house and that process takes time also for approvals.
  11. Not to belabor the point but describes exactly what mine did and only when resting my arm on the door frame and pressing the horn ring otherwise touching the ring gave no shock with just touching the ring. Once I put a rubber piece around the wire at the contact area in the column the shock disappeared. I never looked further down the column to see where it came through but yours might have worn the wire covering off there? Good luck.
  12. My '58 Buick had that exact issue. Turned out to be the isolating gasket on the horn wire in the column. Years ago I had wiring short under the hood and it melted that rubber/plastic insulator some and once in awhile got a shock while hitting it with my arm on the metal window frame. Take the horn ring off and remove the horn bracket to see if that is your issue. Doug
  13. So cool and love that # !
  14. Seen Better Days.... How about, "Seen her last days".
  15. Not sure if my answer to your query will help or not. It's now your car so as the expression goes, do what you like. It's about whatever floats your boat isn't it? Dad apparently liked them so I'd suggest putting them on and drive it that way for awhile. Then remove them and you will know which way you like her best. I've owned three 1958 Buick's since High School and put up with so many opinions of negativity about just how much chrome was used on the cars but felt it was my car and I like it! So... go buy what you like fella's. I have a set of skirts for my S
  16. Another bit of nostalgia I came across was about the Overland. He purchased the car from a fellow local Car Club Member Mr. Ron Norbury who had found a 1924 Oakland touring he wanted and decided to sell the Overland. That was in 1966 and after getting her home, driving her for two years decided he wanted to rebuild the engine as the Club was very active back then and held weekend runs during the summer which dad wanted to be sure the car could "keep up" as he put it. Back then other members had Studebakers, Chryslers, T's and other misc makes in the teen's and twenties so the pace wa
  17. While my thread should primarily be about my Buick's I've taken the liberty to post about my other cars rather than have a long absence posting nothing and trust you all know I'm going to get back to the '58's as soon as I can. Moving a 13 year collection of parts, literature and figuring out car storage has been somewhat daunting but there are moments when things come to light which make me smile. I came upon a box with paperwork Tuesday in it that I will be a better caretaker for as it is full of info for the cars and brought it home to file properly. For example, I found th
  18. It sure is. The shop received some National award for paint (and bodywork?) and have been told second hand that the car is the owners so imagine it is flawless! Need to get closer one day and really look at her. Oh to have that talent (and the money...)
  19. Being the 1st of April means I'm officially a month behind vacating the old garage now. Fortunately the new owner is giving me a relaxed time limit but after the months of work I have been at this, it needs to be completed so I can concentrate on things at home. Today's official news from the Province announced that we are going to be continuing with the lock down restrictions so not expecting any increase with regard to commercial business for me so if anything, that lets' me stay focused longer with the task at hand. I made a trip out to the sea can with things that I c
  20. Hopefully he is just busy with his family and life in general after a busy year building his new garage and all. Would be good to hear from you sir and let us know you are spared from the virus though.
  21. No problem Sir. I plan to disconnect as much as I can before it goes to scrap as I have no more room for another complete engine with transmission attached... I hate even reading this back but I'm seriously at my limit for extra parts of that size!
  22. Hmm.... I don't recall having taken the covers off to notice that Keith. Do you need a set? Would the set from the other motor fit if so? That one will be gone in two weeks or so...
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