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  1. I have an oil leak on left side of engine. Coming someplace behind exhaust-intake manifold. I used dye in the oil and a black light but can't seem to see where it is coming from. Valve cover isn't leaking. Could the head gasket be leaking oil? I have never heard of it but maybe. Thanks for any help.

  2. I'm restoring a 1927 Buick model 27-27 Woodie Wagon. I was down to Lebarron Bonney and they have all the correct fabric right in stock. I did my 48 Ford Conv. with their kits and looks exactly like the org. material. Nice people to deal with. I'm only about 1 hr and 15 mns from their place. Good Luck

  3. I have installed a 28 Buick Delco # 640J 71082 Dist. in my 27 Buick. It idles perfect but mech. advance doesn't work. I took it apart and cleaned and greased it. The plate inside says 25 degrees. Is this what the advance should be at full throttle?? I have afriend who has one of the old dist. machines to test it but wanted to know what it should read in degrees. Thanks for any help.

  4. I'm getting ready to install new kick panels on my 26 and 27 Buicks. I found the groove in floor boards but how do you fasten them to the wooden posts in front of front doors ?? The old panels were too far gone to tell. Coulld anyone e-mail pictures?? Thanks

  5. I have converted both my 26 and 27 Buicks to downdraft carbs. and electric fuel pumps. They both work excellant. You turn intake over and block heat tubes off. I used stromberg single barrel carbs off 40's dodge cars. I might be able to e-mail pictures. good Luck


  6. I changed both my 26 and 27 Buick to down draft carbs. Used stromberg one barrel off about 40 dodge 6 cyl. Also use electric fuel pump with pressure regulator. They both run super and start instancely. Just my thoughts

  7. On my 26 Buick Sedan and 27 Woodie I had everything chromed. I know its not the way it came but plater said the nickel doesn't last as long as chrome. I'm not a purest as I built both cars the way I wanted them. just my thoughts.

  8. I'm still having problems with the wiring on 26 Buick. I connected hot wire from starter (also hot wire from battery to left side of ammeter (charge side). On the right side ( discharge side) I connected the ignition switch, wire to voltage reg. and directional lights and stop lights. The more gas you give it the more it discharges on the meter, when turning lights on it starts to show charge. Thanks for any help.

  9. I'm working on the headlights for my 27 Buick. I need parts that go on the ends of wires that go from one connector to another inside the headlight housing. They are inside the light socket and look like they are soldered on but are actually a tack that is soldered to the wire. I have lost two of them. Thanks for any help.

  10. I'm looking for a couple of directional flasher holder. I'm using the round flasher that takes a bracket that mounts to firewall with one screw. I bought one some years ago at NAPA # 535 6volt that came with a nice holder. bought another today with no holder. Thanks for any help.

  11. My 27 Buick Woodi Wagon had the same type of gas gauge that was way beyond repair. I know its not orginial but I used a earley 50's 6 volt Jeep sending unit in my new tank and the dash gauge from a Jeep. It works fine but has a black plastic rim around gauge not chrome. It fit in the hole where my old gauge was. I can e-mail details if anyone wants info. Good Luck


  12. I installed a 28 Buick dist in my 27 Buick. I also used the end of a 28 dist. so the gears would be correct. I just got it running but having problems with setting the timing. After I get a new exhaust system I'm going to check to see if the internal advance works. It doesn't seem like it works now but too hard to tell with the noise with no exhaust system. One thing nice about the 28 dist. is that NAPA carrys all the parts for it and cheap compared to 26-27 parts. If it works out well I'll convert my 26 Buick also. Good luck

  13. I was looking for a fuse block for my 27 Buick woodie. Napa sells a nice ne with brass terminals and uses glass fuses. They come from one to 6 fuses. I bought a 6 fuse block. Their part number 782-3213 for $16.74 and made in USA. My woodie has not much wiring so this will work out fine. Hope this helps someone else out.


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