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  1. The Corvair bolts would have had a too small outer diameter so the locks wouldn’t have worked. Turns out Dave Tachney had a bunch of NOS ones. Perfect fit and great price.
  2. Just a quick update, the nuts for the Corvairs are 7/16-20. The 36 Buick bolts are 9/16-18.
  3. Thanks for the tips. I just ordered two from a Corvair place in CA.
  4. Thanks, Stuart that's just what I wanted to see. Now to find two of those nuts... Greg
  5. Does any one have a picture of the lug nuts used for the side mount spares? These would be the ones that the locks fit over. I have all the pieces except for the nuts. Thanks, Greg
  6. Here’s the original master cylinder from my 1936 Special. I also show the order that the parts came out f it. More photos
  7. Here’s a picture of the back of the passenger side floor panel. The felt is just an approximate 1in wide strip tacked down about every 3 inches
  8. Mine had a piece of canvas tacked over the back of the finger hole. I replaced it with new canvas that has a slit cut into it to allow the connector for my trickle charger to pass through. My battery door also seems to have been painted red originally.
  9. Paul if I remember correctly they slide in but have a small lip that fits into the door frame. It seems like mine had turned rock hard and came out in pieces as I tried to pry them out. Steele Rubber makes replacements. I believe the part number is 70-1159-71
  10. Here's a better set of pictures of the metal plate on both side of the floor board. I also found the original boards and have included a picture of the driver's side board. I'd be happy to make some sketches for you or even ship the two original boards your way. Greg
  11. Paul, My 1936 40 sedan had the original floor boards. They look just like the ones that Tom has shown except there is a larger cutout for the pedals and steering column. The extra space is taken up by two metal plates with slots for the pedals and column. One mounts to the bottom and the other to the top of the floor board. There is a felt pad sandwiched between the two to seal the space. Here a few not so good pictures but you should be able to make out the top plate. One is the original, the other is my replacement. I can take better pictures when I get home tonight. I might also still have the original floor boards.
  12. Just an FYI, I've listed a pair of headlight mounting pads for all 1936 Buicks and a set of trunk hinge pads for 1936 Series 40 and 60 on eBay. Both are new in unopened packages. The headlight pads are Steele Rubber and the trunk pads are Metro Moulded Parts. The links are here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284083277036 https://www.ebay.com/itm/284083277754 I'm happy to deal outside of eBay on these as well. Greg
  13. Here's a few pictures I found in my collection. It shows the bracket installed at the front of the engine to hold the oil bath. Phillips head screws were used in late 1936 cars for the garnish molding. There's even a special section about these new screws in the body service manual. I don't think they were used anywhere else on the cars. If you'd like any more pictures let me know. It's about 5 degrees in my garage right now so it may have to wait until this afternoon or tomorrow.
  14. Have you look at a lawn sprinkler valve. They use a similar diaphragm setup, so maybe you could scavenge the material from one. Another option is McMaster-Karr (https://www.mcmaster.com/). I've had great luck finding raw materials from them.
  15. If you ever run across a 1930 66 radiator or shell let me know. I'd also be interested in the headlight reflectors. I've got the buckets and lenses but not the internals. I also updated my website to a new host and domain if you want to see my Buick and a few other projects. www.1936buick.com
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