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  1. Had my 1958 Buick Special since High School, drove it when dating my Wife in 1974, never really could afford to make it show (Judging) worthy and finally have had to do a second brake job. With way too much collecting of parts finally cleared (more to the point organized) some space to work and hope to get it back on the road soon. It really is a work in progress and I guess I work too slow but eventually my boys will get a good amount of stuff when I'm done. Next on the schedule will be my 1958 Buick Limited 2dr which I had before the Special.
  2. Dave, Thanks for coming back regarding this. I guess I was wondering because it does not have a last number to designate what model it was placed in if this was of any significance or not and not second guessing MrEarl's information at all. Would the lack of that last number be common practice? At the very least it appears that I have: one 1954 322 four barrel w/trany attached and one 1955 264 two barrel engine only that need to go to good homes. Thanks again, Doug.
  3. Hello All, Went back in the garage to check the block number today to see if I missed anything. What I found was what I reported first, stamped number is: V326213 and nothing else. MrEarl, what does this mean as to what model it was for? I mean I emery clothed the whole area to make sure there was not a light stamp I missed and nothing other than what I reported. Curious now to see what this block is. It is stuck with the trany attached and have viewed others suggestions as to how to loosen it so will possibly attempt it soon if nothing else to make moving things easier. Please let me know gu
  4. Anyone coming to Canada (Southern Ontario) should see the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village (25 miles from Detroit, Mi). Currently on display is Lindberg's Packard phaeton parade car for the next year. The effort is supported by Members and Volunteers and came together as a goal set out by the then membership way back in 1954.
  5. Again Thanks MrEarl, Getting ready tonight to leave for the weekend but have obviously missed the last number and will check when I get back. Took a bit of work with emery paper to get what I did so probably did not get it all. Does the V at the beginning mean anything special? Would this be that 322 versus the smaller block which will be determined by the last number I still have to recover? Will be posting my two engines for sale on the Buick site first and possibly my local street rod bunch if nothing happens. With a bit of chatter at a local car night have someone interested in a Ford fla
  6. Thanks to all who helped with identifying my first one but have uncovered from the other end of my garage another motor with Dynaflow attached. The engine number is: V326213 It has a four barrel intake (no carb,) vibration damper with two V belt groves, spark plug covers and round front engine mounts attached. Unfortunately it is stuck but has been in the garage under cover for longer than I can remember. Does the last number being a 3 mean it might be a 1953? It has both exhaust manifolds and starter but has a damaged solenoid (black plastic). No pictures at this point but can manage if nee
  7. THANKS TO ALL who have offered help and advice on my nail head. I definitely won't be using this engine myself since my interests are the 58's. I've never tried to sell anything on E-bay and not sure based on what this motor is (55 Special 264 vs 322) that it would be worth the effort as now it appears to be stuck and the two barrel intake has a broken tab (corner bolt hole casting) near the coil side that makes this useless too. Oh, and while I have not put my hands on the spark plug side covers just yet (I know they are here) both studs are broken on the left bank head so again thinking now
  8. Ladies and Gentlemen, With several points well taken I will state again that I wish I had taken more pictures for detail sake (hind site is always 20/20). The information I received was only a hand out of the 1932 reprint from the Algonac Courier paper dated September 16, 1932 and has nothing technical about specific engine specs but more about the fact of setting a new speed record with driver Gar Wood and co-pilot Orlin Johnson. Just to maybe aid anyone that would like to follow up on more information here is the wed site of the group that put this boat on display Algonac/Clay Township Histo
  9. Kind of wished I had taken a few more pictures for details too. I`m a pleasure boater also along with my many car interests as is my 20 year old son who is currently taking mechanical engineering. When I showed him the pics we spent a couple of hours discussing how this development could take place (to him) way back then. I made the comment to him that yes while we have incredible technology at our disposal today, where is the foundation of where things developed from. He was truly intrigued to think that the capability to put this package together happened so many years ago. Wish in hind site
  10. Finally! Moved this boat anchor, scrapped off the crud and here is the number I3347574. The first number looks more like a letter than a 1 but based on what you bet the last number to be MrEarl will wait for the experts here. Have now come across (moving more stuff) an intake for a nail head that is for three two barrel carbs but no carbs or linkage. Any ideas of price? Thanks to all so far, Doug.
  11. I know this forum is about cars but could not resist! I went to the Sloan Museum Auto Fair (June 27th, Michigan) and saw this incredible boat with four Packard V12's built in 1932! They reproduced the paper / press release and stated that this boat clocked at 124.91 miles per hour and used 70 gallons of gas to set this record in a half an hour! Not being an engineer or true motor head found it fascinating and exciting to see what was done back then! Just have to wonder what those guys could do with the technology today? If you notice on the left of the boat several Oldsmobile' s that Hurst pe
  12. Mr Earl, Thanks for your input. I will try and move it off the wall to view the Stamped number to confirm this. Reread your notes and thought it would be between the valve covers and intake somewhere but must have been too frustrated to think clearly! Now that there is a path and light will go over it again and thanks. Should it be as you suggest is there any value to it? Not sure about turning over (free) yet. I think it is sitting a bit on the wood frame so will have to check this. I have found the exhaust manifolds and believe the carb and starter are in here somewhere. The water pump tur
  13. Alright Guys & Gals, After an agonizing Sunday trying to uncover (dispose of as my wife would wish) the motor (plus other collectibles) and having a main power supply failure to the garage (yes the bad luck continues! http://forums.aaca.org/images/smilies/mad.gif) here is what I have to report: the block has a cast number located at the back below the distributor (not stamped at the top front near the water pump) and reads 1165752. Is this the engine number that dates this one or am I missing one somewhere else under the dirt and grease. Second, hopefully my pictures will be attached and
  14. Plan on getting back in there on Sunday. Once I get more things moved out of the way will get a picture and try to see if it is free. Would that make it a 322 then? Thanks, Doug. p.s. As I come across things that I don't feel I will use, will post in the hopes of trading for things for my 58's. (My time to do this has come)
  15. OK, I'm starting the long process of organizing one of my garages and have come across an engine I moved years ago, shoved it the back corner and will likely not be using as I think it is older than my 58's. Have not taken a picture yet but here is a brief description: has the spark plug side covers, vibration dampener has only one grove for a water pump belt, intake is for a two barrel carb. At this point have not tried to turn it over (sitting on 4x4's on the floor - garage insulated) so condition is unknown right now. Can it be determined what year car it fits by this or suggestions as n
  16. d2_Willys, About the panels, sorry but that is one of the few things I do not have extra. Sounds like a good idea though. Might have to take into consideration the thickness to get it bolted against the backing panel and bumper ends. Will keep an eye out should something show up. Enjoy your Holiday Weekend, Doug.
  17. Morten, Regarding my rear bumper panels: you are correct that they are for the Special / Century cars. I totally forgot about Dad having bought another bumper for the Limited because the original was so badly rotted back in 1970. When he went to put it on realized it was too short and..... didn't have the backup lights in the ends. Money being what it was then and not the correct bumper he unbolted one end, put long bolts in allowing a gap and ran it without backup lights. Sure was a funny looking Limited for those who would know this difference. Not sure I even have pictures of this. After h
  18. No problem, helps me to get motivated to keep on the cars. let us know how that works out as mine are original (faded and some rusty) so curious to see the end results, Doug.
  19. Hello Sam, "NOT" to detract from anything anyone has offered so far but you might want to look at: CCCA - General Forum also, look at L-29 Cord Trip From Indiana To CA and contact them. My bet after the distance they traveled would be they have first hand knowledge what to prepare for and advise for you too. I'm hoping at some point down the road to do a tour with Dad's 1920 Overland Model 4. Just a thought for you, when asked by my piers if I was worried about what could happen driving an old car, my answer was after having this vehicle in the family for almost 42 years: How do you think it
  20. OK, one more picture that needs to confirm measurements.
  21. Hello d2_Willy, After trying to find a needle in the haystack (have to admit my garage is a mess) finally found the two bumper pieces that I believe are off my Limited parts car which is the same size as your Roadmaster. In case the pictures are not self explanitory these pieces appear to be STAINLESS STEEL not steel and chromed (makes sense since most of the trim is stainless on the car - wish I had stock in that company then). The stripes look to be high polished areas with black painted on later. The question becomes: was this a chassis mat finish or gloss? I took metal polish and some liq
  22. Thanks for the reassurance concerning Rae's knowledge. Will definately keep it on file as this thing progresses. Isn't it something how time (summer) seems to be flying by when a car is down and the winter seems to drag when you want to get out and drive it? Just my luck right now, took my 52 Ford truck out last week and after a short trip the emergency brake cables have locked up and will have to be disassembled! You know that saying, If it were not for bad luck you would not have any? I seem to have it in spades right now.
  23. Rusty, Thanks for the contact number. As soon as we get really into the car and know exactly what has to be repaired will see if he can help. I'm in Windsor and have been known to make a road trip or two for car parts before (especially the large ones). That's how I happened to meet Chris and his 51 Statesman in Uxbridge while waiting to have my trailer bearings replaced 10 years ago. Funny how after so long he remembered, contacted me and had the correct Supplement for our car. Sometimes this tech thing does have good happenings. You say he is a Nash "Rambler" guy. Will have to check if the
  24. Good morning, Just a quick response to your request. I believe I have the two pieces you are asking about somewhere in the garage that are off one of the bumpers but will have to look. Once I locate will post a pic or two to show better how they look. I'll try and get it done this weekend, Doug.
  25. Just and update, Dad has agreed to wait for a mechanic that used to work on his everyday vehicles so hopefully the ball will start rolling soon. I would like to thank everyone who offered advise and suggestions to my cry for help. One man in the Nash club even came through with a Canadian Statesman Supplement at a very reasonable price plus took my word that the cheque was being sent. Thank you Chris! While I personally have not had trouble in this hobby you have confirmed for me that not all our fellow man have alterior motives. Many, Many thanks. One interesting fact that has come to light
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