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  1. The filler panel below the chrome speaker housing is a press fit. Just get a finger behind it towards the bottom and pull forward. There are two screws at the bottom of the housing, remove them and pull the bottom of the housing forward and down. Disconnect the speaker wire and you are good to go. Reverse to install.
  2. A guy I knew had this feature in his 62 Electra. Some kids at a show were looking the car over and said it is nice but that they prefer newer cars with the new technology. The owner asked the kids " Does your cars have voice activated radios?" They of course said "No" and he said " My radio changes stations on voice command". Now the kids thought he was yanking their chains when he got in the car to demonstrate. Sitting behind the steering wheel he turned on the radio and said "Change" while secretly pushing the floor switch. Of course the radio whirred and went to the next available station. The look on the kids faces was priceless. He even invited them to try one by one as the others were saying " No way- OMG" ect. They walked away impressed and were going to find out if the feature could be adapted to their cars. I wonder what the look on their faces was after an internet search turned up 62 Buick radio features.
  3. Bob's DOES state it doesn't fit Limiteds if you click on the part description, which I didn't the first time when I compared pricing. Live and learn.
  4. This is a toy store friction car, not a promotional model. The promotional cars had an engine plate to cover the hole in the chassis instead of the plate with the transmission and the friction motor. The promos were also painted in factory color or molded in white ( mine is Platinum Mist ) .
  5. Matt/Jack. I went back the next morning with no luck. After reading you posts I went back again and expanded my search. Eureka! I found it 100 feet from the road in a line of trees. It is dirty but not damaged except for two small shallow dents that may have been there prior. I also found out why it came off, the ring that the wheel clips hang on to were bent so the clips would not hold well. Needless to say that will be corrected before I reinstall the hubcap. Thank you for the information
  6. So, last Friday returning from a late cruise in, I heard a Ting- ting, ting, ting after making a left turn. It was dark and there was no place to stop safely and I forgot to put a flashlight in the glovebox. When I got home, sure enough the right front hubcap was missing. I went online and ordered a replacement hubcap from CARS ( Bob's Automobilia has them also) The new one arrived today and it is 11" in diameter and the hubcaps still on the car are 10" in diameter. Both sellers state the hubcap will fit 41-50 Buicks. My question is, are there two sizes of 1941 Buick hubcaps? do I have the wrong wheels? or are the sellers wrong in their description of years it will fit. Both hubcaps look like each other, just the diameter is different. The car is a Limited 90-S.
  7. I have driven this car and knew the owner. He built it as a rolling business card for his performance shop. The car is very fast and reliable. We used to kid him that he would tow it to out of state shows. He said it was because they don't build the gas stations close enough together ( it has a 5/8" fuel line and gets about 4 mpg ).
  8. They are good cars, comfortable and get good gas mileage. It is Supercharged, not turbocharged. Look for rust where the engine cradle bolts to the body mounts, that is a weak point.
  9. Reminds me of my boss's mantra, " If you think you can-DON'T , Know you can." Things would be much better if people thought about what they are going to say before they do say it ( or type it ).
  10. You should post a picture of the "custom" gas cap you had earlier.
  11. We had a 75 degree day yesterday so I installed the new fuel pump. The car started right up and ran great. Now to get things moved around so I can get it on the road.
  12. There is a left and a right side emblem, The arrow points forward. The picture shows a drivers side emblem.
  13. I ordered a EP297 off of EBAY, so I will hopefully have the car running again. Thanks to Steve and Brad for the heads up.
  14. Tom, not all electrics will pull fuel out of the tank. An external fuel pump will mount towards the top of the tank and the fuel will have to be sucked out. Most pumps rely on the fuel being gravity fed into the pump . Steve, I will check out Yardley's website.