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  1. Go pick it up when Madame Annastacia opens up the border ( after the election most probably )
  2. That is beautiful metalwork, a craftsman at work. I'm envious for those skills.
  3. Bullitt ---- did you get to solve this problem ??
  4. I once had the same problem on a non Buick engine. Turned out the intake manifold gasket was gone and this allowed oil to be sucked from the engine internals into the carb induction space. I ended up pulling the conrods and honing bores and replacing rings ( and replacing necessary gaskets -- the intake being one of them ) Problem solved, thought it was just rings and blow pass. It was a short time later when a friend said to me that when he was a garage mechanic, the intake gasket was the culprit -- common problem. If I had only known sooner, could of saved me a lot of work, $
  5. Last offer at $50 -- any takers ? Need them gone.
  6. Price drop to $60. Any interest ? 🤠
  7. I have left over from my 1954 ------ a set of 4 exhaust valves N.O.S. wrapped in grease proof paper in original box. A pair of new rubber door glass corner pieces, I think 2 door quarter window seal -- Rubber The Right Way part # 10-003X @ $46. Had them in storage since bought, only just found them. Same for a pair of new repro rear reflectors, they are 1 9/16" O.D. Sell all together for $70 shipping included, Paypal only for family and friends payment. With the reduction in air traffic, shipping time will be longer than usual.
  8. I too replaced all my 1929 globes with LED ( except headlight, haven't been able to find yet ) I'm especially happy with the SUPER bright brake light which is a big bonus because of having only one tail light and for modern traffic. I installed 12V bullet LED turn signals ( motorcycle units off Ebay ) I also purchased a 6V - 12V electronic converter ( Ebay ) and a 12V flasher unit that must be suitable for LED ( Ebay ) You can't use the old style can type with LEDs They look great and are really bright. It's not original stuff I know , but I put safety and reliability b
  9. This is now SOLD. Thanks Stean.
  10. Stean , I just checked ---- there is no information or Paypal through yet. Give it another go, thanks. Make sure you use the pay family and friends option with PayPal so no fees attached.
  11. I have available for sale a rear end ring and pinion gearset. It has never been used. 41 / 12 teeth , 3.4:1 ratio. Kit comes with new pinion nut, shims, pinion collar and tailshaft locating pin. PLUS --- the very hard to find rear pinion bearing NOS. Get yourself a 1955 pumpkin and install these gears and it can be fitted to any Buick 1940 - 1955. Then your Buick gets higher speed or less engine RPM and increased fuel economy. Price is $415 which includes shipping and tracking. Or $430 if you want insurance. PayPal only thanks. I have it for sale elsewhere also.
  12. For a second there I thought Mr. Earl was selling up ! 😲
  13. No it's not for the 1954. I've been down that road years ago when I replaced the housings with a 1955 unit, so it's all good. I was looking through my stuff the other day which includes a mixture of 1954 and 1955 gears and wondered whether the gears could interchange. I'm sure I read somewhere years ago that someone had either achieved it or at least tried. As for the rivetting , if the old ones were taken out I would have no hesitation in fitting new high tensile bolts torqued to correct tension with nyloc nuts and high strength Loctite threadlocker ------ provided there was clearance
  14. Often I read how owners have changed out their 40s - 50s rear ends with a higher speed gear housing ( pumpkin ) from a 1955. My question is --- is it possible ( and has anyone done it ) to use the earlier existing housing and change out the ring and pinion only with a set from a 1955 ? I know the earlier ring gear is rivetted and they have to be ground and punched out, but what about the pinion gear interchanging.
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