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1953mack last won the day on January 24 2016

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  1. "Make a date to find a Rocket 88 at French Lake" or better yet, a 1953 Buick 41D parts car. It might be worth a call to French Lake Auto Parts (FLAP) in Annandale, Minnesota . . . 320-274-8497. It's a big-time operation dealing in vintage cars since the late 1950s. Check out their website and YouTube videos. They might have either one or the other, maybe none at all or a lead where to find one, but it's worth a try. They are located an hour West of Minneapolis.
  2. FWIW: a Buick Master Body Parts Book shows that a 1953 Oldsmobile (most likely a bottom-of-the-line 4-door 88 model) seat cushion part is interchangeable with your 1953 Buick 41D and nothing else.
  3. Rubber is correct but I couldn’t find them listed in Steele Rubber Products’ online catalog. Gasket, power unit pump reservoir Group 14.486 Part # 4161896 I.D. 4 1/2" O.D. 5” Thickness 1/8” Interchangeable with many 1946-1954 Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Cadillac and Chevrolet pumps. If you’re not in a big hurry, try finding one at the next Buick Nationals swap meet. Al Malachowski BCA #8965 “500 Miles West of Flint”
  4. 11.09.20 Brian, I’m writing this after reading the most-recent published Teleconference BOD Meeting Minutes of 09.16.20, posted on 10.25.20. None of the following were addressed nor published in recent BUGLES. As a co-chair of the scheduled duo-2021 BCA National Meets, would you be willing to share and comment on the following? If not, who would you suggest would be willing to come on-board and address the General Membership? - Whether a backup “Plan B” for the duo-2021 BCA Nationals exists yet, whether or not the feds extend limiting sizable group-ga
  5. A 1954 Buick Skylark 322 c.i. V-8 engine serial number does not start with the digit "3" . . . there is not a letter "A" that denotes the year 1954 . . . and there is no digit or letter in the engine serial number that denotes what plant the engine was built in or that it was originally installed in a 1954 Buick Skylark Model 100. The second location where you can find an engine serial number is by removing the upper casting for the oil filter's assembly at the rear of the engine on the passenger's side of the engine block. The number that you see there will not tell you what Buick
  6. Let's start over for a clearer understanding. In my first post I asked how many seat adjuster motors you had under the seat and you said two. In your latest post you mentioned cylinders under the seat. I don't believe that you have the electric motors as shown in my picture showing the wiring layout from a Buick Master Body Parts Book that applies to only 50-series SUPERS and 70-series ROADMASTERS as an option, not advertised as available on 40-60 series. OEM 1954 Model 100 Skylark front seats were powered by hydraulic cylinders with a built-in electrical solenoid as pa
  7. What cylinders are you talking about and what does the switch look like from the front side?
  8. How many seat adjuster motors do you have under the front seat?
  9. Super front fenders . . . Roadmaster rear fenders . . . air conditioning was not available on the 56R but was optional on the 76R. Whatcha got?
  10. Here’s what I tried to send you before I ran into problems posting on this Forum. Knowing for certain that the sliding-rod locking mechanism needs work, you will need to remove the convertible top fabric first from the front roof-rail. Keep in mind that once you remove the top fabric, re-stretching the fabric back into position could be challenging for a top-shop. Time for a new top? You need to open-up the front roof-rail by separating the top-half from the bottom-half by drilling-out the two-dozen or so spot welds around its perimeter. Once you open up the two-halves
  11. Sure looks like a low-buck from Lubbock 1937 Buick Hybrid if you look at how the rear tires fit the wheel opening . . . the longer Century body on the 4"-shorter Special chassis. Al Malachowski BCA #8965 "500 Miles West of Flint"
  12. - The apparatus protruding through the floor on the passenger side (on the right in the picture) is the operating valve for the 4 hydro-lectric cylinders: 1 each for the rear quarter-windows and 2 for the convertible top. - The underside of 1953 Buick body tubs left the factory with a coat of red oxide primer. - Buick factory did not offer undercoating in 1953 as an option. - Looks like a modern replacement 1953-style PBC that Bob's and CARS now offers . . . with a bunch of extra hydraulic brake-line lengths. Al Malachowski BCA #8965
  13. Thanks for posting the requested pictures. Did you feel around to verify if the sliding rods were removed? The tapered-end of the internal sliding rods should be visible from an angle. I don't see them. You should also be able to stick your finger further into the guide plate hole to verify whether they were removed. I'm now thinking that if they were removed for some reason, maybe the metal surgery was done from the topside. If so, it might be easier to fabricate a pair rather than trying to find a front roof rail replacement. Handles are advertised as being available
  14. FWIW: found this ad on eBay this morning . . . https://www.ebay.com/itm/1950-53-Buick-Fender-Skirts-New-Steel-Super-And-Roadmaster/363071129908?hash=item5488b9c934:g:KG4AAOSwVVlcZGMx
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