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  1. O'Reilly Auto Parts has them too. Ask for Double Compression Fittings https://www.oreillyauto.com/shop/b/hardware---fasteners-16585/brass-fittings-16690/double-compression-fittings-19282/ec30fe2f1e04?q=double+compression+fittings
  2. " Buick's popularity on the mainland is linked to China's last emperor and other historical leaders." CNN Business Here is a link to the article https://money.cnn.com/2017/02/22/news/companies/buick-china-history-brand/index.html Dave
  3. It looks like it is still available. From what I can see it needs a front seat cover and some odds and ends.
  4. Matt, me too, please post some pictures of your throttle linkage. Dave
  5. That's pretty darn good, I'd say. I'm getting about 12-13 around town. What effect does dual carbs have? Intuitively I would think it would decrease gas mileage. Your experience?
  6. I was checking out the chart with some interest. The gas mileage numbers seem wildly inflated. Are they real? I don't know anyone who gets better than 13 mpg from a straight eight Buick. It would be great to learn how to get 15 mpg. Apologies for getting off topic. Dave
  7. The picture of the fuel line with a little bit of paint on it is of my unrestored '41 Special. Peter and I also found paint on the fuel line next to the air cleaner. At the nationals this year I was a judge on the team that judged the 41s. I judged the engine compartment. I did not take off for unpainted fuel lines but after reading this discussion and my own observations I don't have any choice. Cheers, Dave
  8. Hi All, I have three 1941 tags I want to have redone. Of course I want a decent job at a reasonable price. Any recommendations? Thanks, Dave
  9. Yup, it is the 118" wheel base, three inches shorter than the B body Special. The A body car's overall length is 6.25" shorter too and sixty pounds lighter. Not much difference as far as I can see. But I like it.
  10. As some of you know I have been looking for a '41 Special Model 47 for a few years. I wanted a pre-war straight eight car and I like compact cars and this is the closest thing to a compact pre-war Buick there is. (Is compact pre-war Buick an oxymoron? JK) This is the A body four door sedan that was introduced in February 1941. I had looked at several cars both virtually and actually and finally found this one in suburban Detroit. It met my criteria and fit my budget. I bought it sight unseen but I did have fellow BCAers check it out for me. (Thank you Larry Schramm and friend.) When it arrived I was not disappointed. It's an unrestored unmolested rust free car. It has 41,000 miles on the clock and over the years has had one re-paint and the seat cushions have been recovered with NOS material. So it''s a nice clean car. These Pictures were taken last fall the day it arrived. Check it out. Dave B
  11. Hi Rod, I’ve been lurking, For ‘28 the shift pattern went to the regular three speed pattern we all know, the ignition switch moved to the steering column with a locking steering column, the light switch moved to the steering, new back up light, Standard series gas and temp gauge on the dash, shock absorbers factory installed equipment, hand crank went through the bottom tank of the radiator on the standard, two strut rods from cowl to radiator, new distributor, “v” fan belt in master series, lots of engine tweaks, back to two piece windshield on open cars, no adjustable seat in standard series sorry to say, last year for all nickel. 29 had chrome exterior and nickel interior. Dave
  12. Beautiful job, Larry. You have great skills. I'm jealous Dave
  13. Kyle, I got mine about 15 or 20 years ago so I don’t remember the cost plus the price has probably gone up. I sent them my old ones and they made the new ones and sent everything back. I think the they are made to order. Mine were rough too but the new ones were a thing to behold. Dave
  14. Kyle, Back to the door sills, for a second..... I got mine from Door Sills LLC (who would have guessed?). Don Kuehn is the boss, 973-423-1196. He is located in New Jersey. He did a great job. They are identical to the original and made from aluminum just like the original. Dave
  15. Kevin, they are available from Bob’s Automobilia. bobsautomobilia.com Dave