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  1. Talked to Kyle. He did not take care of the wood patterns when he moved and they are now LOST!! So unfortunate, for me at least!!!!
  2. Got your drawings but they are much different being a Standard from mine which is a Master. Still wondering what to do???
  3. This Dodge needs a complete restoration but is all complete. I never restored it but drove it around quite a bit. Had a very strong engine that did not use any oil. It has been sitting for several years now, but feel I could still start it up and drive it. But old tires etc. I am too old to restore it now, so must sell. What can I ask for it? I know I should have taken pictures along with this post. But hot out there now. Will take a couple of pictures however and post. Has all the amenities of radio which worked, heater, etc. Drive at current speeds. I used to drive it to work at times and felt quite safe & comfortable with hydraulic brakes etc. If someone is interested to hear it run, I could get it to that point. Lee Noga
  4. Does anyone know of anyone who has the pattern for the '26 Buick Master wood rails between the body and frame? Was given the name of someone who had a pair, but then he moved and lost them. Thus still trying to find a source. Can anyone help me? Can anyone make me a new rail? Lee
  5. Thanks for the vacuum gauge tip Ben. Does that work pretty well? Might be an even better way to time the engine. Lee
  6. Yes I removed the metal cover. Could see no markings on the flywheel period. I'll have to pull the lower flywheel cover I guess. Really hated to have to do that. If the markings are permanently embossed on the flywheen then I don't understand why it was not seen. Have to dig deeper. There is always an answer but sometimes the answer is extremely illusive. The flywheel is quite a ways back from the opening. In the Buick manual it shows the markings very close to the opening which makes me wonder if something is missing.
  7. Yes I have the manual and that's where I checked! Thus the reason for this post. Lee
  8. I purchased a '49 Roadmaster about eight months ago. The other day I decided to check point gap and timing. Point gap was okay and then to check timing. We could not see any timing mark!! We put the timing light on all cylinders and was never able to see the timing mark we are suppose to see. Did the mark come off or did someone put the engine together without the mark?? All a mystery at this point!! Can anyone enlighten me on how the timing mark was attached to the flywheel? Most cars I have worked on, the timing mark is on the front crankshaft balancer and is easier to see and get at with a timing light. I have never been into a Buick eight engine so don't know how they are constructed. Hopefully someone can help me out of this dilemma. Engine runs okay so timing can't be that far off but no way to really check it. Any & all suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks/Lee
  9. I suspect it has to be a bumper jack since to raise the auto high enough to get the read tires off. Car has skirts so these have to come off first obviously. Just obtained the auto a few months ago, and it has a jack which goes under the frame. I'm sure it is not original. Lee Noga
  10. Since I am sure I will not get used to this as I don't drive the '49 very often and since no one else has done this, I guess I will be the first one. Keeping the car original but safety is another issue. One must balance the two. Will let you know of my progress. Thanks/Lee
  11. Turn signals on most autos are on the left side of the steering wheel. This is the only car I own that has them on the right side and is rather confusing for me. I don't want to get into an accident because I gave someone the wrong signal. My question is: has anyone reversed the position of the turn signal arm? If they have, perhaps they can save me a lot of time & effort. If I mount it on the left side, the left turn would be down as with most autos. Thus no wiring would have to be changed. I hope someone can answer me on this one. One might have to drill some new holes etc perhaps. Hoping to hear from someone on this before I try pulling the steering wheel off. Lee
  12. Assuming that the Super & Roadmaster are the same lock, there is something really crazy with mine then. I can only remove my key when the teeth are up I've had my 49 Super four-door sedan (model 51) since 1978. Insert the key into the lock teeth down. Turn the key counterclockwise to unlock the handle. Turn the handle counterclockwise to unlatch the lid. Reverse the process to latch the lid and lock the handle. You should be able to remove the key in the locked and unlocked positions. I've had my 49 Super four-door sedan (model 51) since 1978. Insert the key into the lock teeth down. Turn the key counterclockwise to unlock the handle. Turn the handle counterclockwise to unlatch the lid. Reverse the process to latch the lid and lock the handle. You should be able to remove the key in the locked and unlocked positions.
  13. I posted to the wrong pre-war forum, sorry. Am posting again in the proper year era. I no longer have an up to date Roster. Of all the phone calls I made from an old roster, none had the same phone #. Anyway I would like to talk with someone who owns a '49 Buick Roadmaster or I think the '42 thru '49 all used the same handle. But I am totally confused about this handle. Some locksmith had been into the lock before so wonder if it is put together right. I would like to talk with someone that can explain how the lock works. In my lock, the key has to be removed the same way it was put in. I would think that should be the locked position. But it is the open position where the lock can be turned to open the trunk. Thus how do you lock the trunk?? You obviously don't want to leave the key in it. I feel stupid for asking the question but please try and straighten this old codger out if you can. I just recently purchased this auto. My phone # is (509)967-2723. I would think the way this lock should work is that in the locked position you could not move the handle. Something is 180 deg out of phase but don't know what. Lee Noga
  14. I no longer have an up to date Roster. Of all the phone calls I made from an old roster, none had the same phone #. Anyway I would like to talk with someone who owns a '49 Buick Roadmaster or I think the '42 thru '49 all used the same handle. But I am totally confused about this handle. Some locksmith had been into the lock before so wonder if it is put together right. I would like to talk with someone that can explain how the lock works. In my lock, the key has to be removed the same way it was put in. I would think that should be the locked position. But it is the open position where the lock can be turned to open the trunk. Thus how do you lock the trunk?? You obviously don't want to leave the key in it. I feel stupid for asking the question but please try and straighten this old codger out if you can. I just recently purchased this auto. My phone # is (509)967-2723. I would think the way this lock should work is that in the locked position you could not move the handle. Something is 180 deg out of phase but don't know what. Lee Noga
  15. I have a '26 Buick Master Roadster that is all complete. But I need the passenger side chassis to body wood rail. Has anyone reproduced these? Can anyone give me a couple of leads of who might be able to help me out? Hoping to hear from someone. I will not be able to complete it because of my age but want to get it put back together at least. The chassis wheels and engine has been done. Lee Noga
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