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  1. FOR SALE - 1953 Buick Special 4 door sedan $12,000.00 Original car in excellent condition Two Tone Green 52,600 original miles Straight 8 engine Newer WWW bias ply tires, rebuilt fuel pump, rebuilt carb, rebuilt starter, new brakes, new glass bowl fuel filter, interior original and in great shape. Original rubber floor mats in near perfect condition. Newer paint job (within last 10 years). Have the original bill of sale plus owners and shop manual and other original literature. Also have kleenex dispenser, fender skirts, and extra parts. Comes with custom car cover. Located in Monticello, IL (
  2. FOR SALE - 1953 Buick Special 4 door sedan $12,000.00 Original car in excellent condition Two Tone Green 52,600 original miles Straight 8 engine Newer WWW bias ply tires, rebuilt fuel pump, rebuilt carb, rebuilt starter, new brakes, new glass bowl fuel filter, interior original and in great shape. Original rubber floor mats in near perfect condition. Newer paint job (within last 10 years). Have the original bill of sale plus owners and shop manual and other original literature. Also have kleenex dispenser, fender skirts, and extra parts. Comes with custom car cover. Located in Monticello, IL (
  3. FOR SALE - 1953 Buick Special 4 door sedan $12,000.00 Original car in excellent condition Two Tone Green 52,600 original miles Straight 8 engine Newer WWW bias ply tires, rebuilt fuel pump, rebuilt carb, rebuilt starter, new brakes, new glass bowl fuel filter, interior original and in great shape. Original rubber floor mats in near perfect condition. Newer paint job (within last 10 years). Have the original bill of sale plus owners and shop manual and other original literature. Also have kleenex dispenser, fender skirts, and extra parts. Comes with custom car cover. Located in Monticello,
  4. I'm looking for a good looking good working radio for my Buick. See details in the subject line. If anyone has any good leads, please let me know. Thanks! Nathan
  5. Hello there. I'm looking for a small spring for my friend's 1950 Buick Super's carburetor, # Stromberg AAUVB-267. He is missing a spring for the throttle arm that's not allowing his carb to work effeciently. I've attached a picture to look at. If anyone has one of these old carbs and would be willing to send me the spring, I'd be very appreciative. It is the spring in the center of the attached pic. Thanks everyone! Nathan
  6. Hello everyone, I'm having some problems with my 53 Buick Special and I want to see if you can help me find the solutions. First of all, it has not been starting well the last few weeks. It sounds like the starter is not fully engaging with the flywheel. It grinds a lot and makes a lot of "whirring" sounds. Secondly, when I'm idling, the Amps drop down to "D" and the car dies a lot. When I've got the throttle going when I'm cruising, there's no problem. It's just when I'm idling that the Amps drop. Any suggestions on either of these cases? Thanks! Nathan.
  7. Thanks for the advice. The car started the sputtering and 45 mph maximum acceleration thing about 40 miles from home. Could an "almost empty" gas tank take me that far is my gauge is that far off? I agree with you that it is probably a gas tank issue. Why isn't there a problem, then, when the tank is full... what's the difference? Thanks, Nathan.
  8. Hello all. The other day I was headed to a car show in my 53 Buick Special. The gas tank was full. On the way home, when the tank had about a quarter of a tank left, the car started sputtering, like it wasn't getting enough gas. Even when I depressed the accelerator to the ground, I only went 45 mph tops. Do you all think that this might be a gas tank issue? Seems like this only happens when the tank gets to around 1/4 tank. Any hints or suggestions? Nathan
  9. Hello everyone, I have some questions about my water pump for my 53 Buick. It is starting to make quite a bit of noise, and using a diagnostics mic and headset, I determined that it was indeed the water pump that's making the clattering. I put some water pump lubricant in the radiator, but it still hasn't quieted down much. Does anyone know a place to get rebuild kits, NOS or new water pumps for my car? Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thanks, Nathan.
  10. I once heard from someone that using NOS oil filters is a bad idea because the element is old and fragile and won't work as well as an actual new filter. What do you all think about using NOS oil filters from the 50s? Nathan.
  11. I tried AutoZone, along with several other stores, and they cross referenced a FRAM C4P. Although somewhat similar to a AC P-127, these filters are NOT the correct filters for my car. They are just a bit too big around. The Baldwin P26 is the way to go. Perhaps Advance Auto has the right AC filter that you mentioned.
  12. Hello, Any 263 cu straight 8 owners out there who can help me find the best oil filter for my 1953 Buick Special? I've tried Napa (gave them the AC P-127 part number off of the oil filter reservoir decal) and they couldn't find a cross over. What do you all use? Thanks, Nathan.
  13. Hello everyone. I think I'm having a problem with my fuel system. Just the other day, my Buick started having trouble starting. It would eventually start, but it took 5-6 attempts. And then, if you go more than 20 mph, it starts putting and then dies out. You have to pull over to start it up again, it will die again, and then won't start at all. When I look at the fuel filter bowl, the gas is only half full. This tells me that there's either a leak somewhere in the gas line or the sock in the fuel tank is plugged up. It's like the gas is getting choked off somewhere along the line. I
  14. I'm new at this thing. Can't you tell? Anyway, the guys that worked on it with me said that sometimes when you put on the new shoes, they have to scrap (the corners of the lining) and form to the drum. He said if it persists after 30 mi. then I have to manually adjust the brakes. Thanks, Nathan
  15. Hello Buick enthusiasts, I have two questions today. First of all, I replaced the wheel cylinders, brake shoes, and brake springs and hardware in all four of my wheels on my 53 Buick Special. After all was said and done, there seems to be a lot of squeaking and scraping in the wheel hubs when I drive the car. My car club friends tell me that it is just the new brake shoes wearing down inside the wheel hub. They said that is normal and should go away after 50 miles. Any comments or suggestions in relation to their opinions? Second question is, about 10 minutes after driving the car, my wa
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