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  1. These are the fair one , really only suitable for around town use.
  2. My grandfather bought this new when I was born. I've been taking care of it for twenty years. It's a mostly original car, still runs and drives well. It was his baby. Jack
  3. Some photos of the free tires I have for pick-up, in South Jersey, 1 unused, 2 good , 2 just fair at best. H78-15.
  4. StylishOne, I have a set of 5 H78-15 Commander wide white walls (3 inch) that you can have for free if you pick up. They are bias ply. I had them on my 47 Buick until about a year ago. Two that were on the front are fair, the two that were on the rear are good, and the one that was the spare has not been used. These tires are probably 20 plus years old, but are not dry-rotted or cracked. They have a nice appearance, however, I would not use them for any high speed, or sustained highway driving, just perhaps low speed local use. I am located in South Jersey near Philadelphia. Thanks Jack
  5. Great video on an unusual car, at least here in the states, looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing. Jack
  6. Two quarts does seem a bit much for the puking, is your temp guage indicating that it is going toward 200ish? Mine wold be ok on cool days but I took it out on a hot day and when I stopped, it really let quite a bit of coolant out and the engine was running hot. I did the gravity test on the radiator, the block seemed clean, but it would not regulate temp well. Re-cored the rad, 160 thermostat (a bit low, I think a 180 may be better for the car), and now the car holds 160 all of the time, and only heat-soaks to about 175. My 47 uses a 7 lb cap. Jack
  7. Sorry for assuming that you were overheating, if you are filling the radiator to the top, it will puke out a bit of coolant until the coolant is about 1 1/2 inches below the top. This allows for coolant expansion. There may be a fill line embossed in the top of the radiator tank on the engine compartment side. Jack
  8. According to CARS Inc. catalog (oldbuickparts.com), 37 - 39 use an RC-10 non pressurized cap. The overheating may be caused by sludge (rust, scale, etc.) in the block, generally near the rearmost cylinders. This can be cleaned by flushing, but the best way is to remove the rear freeze plug and to get the sediment out. On my 47 248, I too did the fill it up and see how fast the water runs out 'gravity' test, which I thought went well, but I went and had a new radiator core done and it solved the problem. If you record the radiator, be sure to put a coolant filter (Google 'gano filter' ) in the upper radiator hose, to keep any remaining block sediment from moving into the new core and ruining it. There are numerous threads on this forum that cover this topic of overheating and sediment in the Buick 8. Good luck! Jack
  9. I have a similar noise in my 47 Super. I was told it is likely my transmission input shaft bearing. Jack
  10. 5 Diamondbacks shipped, about $1,500. Changing wives, ???
  11. Be sure to check your clearance of the tire to your tierod ends. I had a wider aspect ratio tire on my 47 Super prior to the 7:00-15 Diamondbacks I have now, and the old ones were so close to the tierod ends, that they would polish the inside sidewalls of the tire. Make sure there is adequate 'flex' room. The 7:00-15 Diamondbacks have plenty of clearance. Just my 2 cents. Jack
  12. Really nice looking 39, looks like a great cruiser, good luck on the sale! Jack
  13. The car is real, it is at C&C auto in Riverside NJ, about 4 miles from my house. I have seen the car, it is about a 10 footer, it makes a nice appearence. The interior is pretty much all original, rubber floor mat and all, but it seems a bit dry, it will likely need new upholstery. Seems to be a very stock , original car, with an older repaint, chrome is driver quality. Clarence owns the dealership with his wife Carol, and they have been in business for about 25 years or so. I have bought several cars from him, including my 1947 Buick 56C, and have sold him a few too over the years. Jack
  14. Not sure if it helps, but I have a never used H78-15 Commander wide whitewall that you can have if it matches the others. It is a 'brand new' 20 plus year old tire. Jack
  15. I'm feeling positive about the bearing cap, best of luck Matt!!!!!
  16. Yes, cars electrics are top notch with all proper voltages at all of the lights. All grounds are cleaned and made shiny on a regular basis. I just find that although the tai lights are bright by 6volt standards, I don't feel they are adequate to be among modern traffic at night. Jack
  17. Matt, I hope you bearing cap solves yor problem. Your car looks beautiful. I appreciate you very informative LED upgrade, I am gong to upgrade my '47, as I have always felt the current ones are very dim. Keep posting as I find you car captivating, and I learn much from your technical posts regarding your trials and tribulations. Best wishes, Jack
  18. Understand completely, the reason I parade the Jeep is it never misses a beat and runs cool even on the hottest days.
  19. Just got my Willys DJ-3 ready for the annual Riverton NJ 4th of July parade. What are you going to put in a parade for the 4th?
  20. Mr. Harwood, i just checked my invoice and it is dated 9/21/16, it is strange that Diamondback says that they no longer have that size available. I must confess that the reason I went the Diamondback route for my car was due to your terrible experience that you had with your 90 Limited with new bias plies while you were traveling to the Buick National meet. That story convinced me to go the Radial route with Diamondback. I have 2 other sets of Diamondbacks on other cars I have, but on the Buick I was going to go bias plies. When I had the tires mounted, my technician was amazed that none of them took more than an ounce of weight, and that they were round! When I asked why he told me that the other popular manufacturer's tires took a significant amount of weight and they weren't always round. Your Cadillac looks great with the tires you selected, I hope they perform well for you. Jack
  21. BillP's link is the correct tire that Diamondback started with, made up into white walls, a set of 5 was about $1,500.00. I had them in about a week from placing the order, shipped to my door. Running them without tubes, so eliminates that issue with poor quality. Jack attaching photos of the Yokohamas