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  1. Photo's? So the "title and tags from a sedan" do not match the truck?
  2. And now the Holden brand is going. Not that surprising to me. Some of cars sold recently as "Holden" were made by Opel in Europe. GM has sold Opel to Goupe PSA (~Peugeot Citroen). PSA is going to merge with Fiat Chrysler https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-17/holden-car-brand-axed-after-160-years-in-australia/11972092 https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/holden-brand-to-disappear-by-the-end-of-2020/news-story/c81a5e2993f664fc62965ad349601d0e Link----> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupe_PSA
  3. From 1940 to 1955 the diff centers will swap. So a bigger range of ratio. Look for 1950's dynaflow diff. You need to use your original torque as the length seems to vary year to year. Someone may know which are a 100% swap with the torque tube
  4. Try these threads/links https://forums.aaca.org/topic/124104-buick-books-etc/ https://forums.aaca.org/topic/65689-the-buick-owners-bookshelf/ https://forums.aaca.org/topic/218241-found-cheap-master-parts-books-on-cd/ https://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/ Download the 1942 Buick shop manual. All of it section by section. The pdf link does not work. http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/manuals/Buick/1942/Shop Manual/ It is very comprehensive and has information that can be used with all straight 8’s. It has more information than was included in older “Shop Manuals” before 1942-41 For a parts book look for the 1928-41 Master Parts book. A few years after your car tends to be best as they list parts that failed early in service The best source of pre war Buick parts is Dave Tacheny in Champlin, MN. He specializes in 1936-1941 Buick parts. He is old school:- no email. The best way to contact him is to call him between 4 and 7 pm Central at 763-427 3460. You can also write him a letter. His address is 11949 Oregon Ave N., Champlin, MN 55316.  http://forums.aaca.org/topic/206688-dave-tachney/
  5. Buick people would be interested. More Buick traffic in https://forums.aaca.org/forum/141-buick-garages-and-memorabilia/
  6. So the beast is at its new home ☺️ We want more pic's
  7. If you post a photo of the GM fire wall/cowl plate it will be decoded. Sean1997 is the guru for that And a photo (written) engine number Typical as here--> https://forums.aaca.org/topic/237162-resources-for-understanding-our-vin-numbers/
  8. Yes: only model name. Not the year the model started. I have owned an XA and had an XC as a company car https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Falcon_(XA) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Falcon_(XB) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Falcon_(XC)
  9. We need more pic's and that grass taken away. Try making the pic smaller and into another post. Old dumped cars are not usually a police issue. More of local government/county problem if on public land
  10. This part (from my collection of images)? Badly misshapen. Is needed in my view Will look for a better image and out in the shed, that I can photograph And '39 Buick's did overheat when new. Hence the 2 grill designs, 2 fan designs
  11. The trunk lid emblem just does look right when its upside down 🙁 1939 is very similar. The red lens have a different part number 1939 & 1940 The full 9.945 group part number is probably on pg 338 of the 1928-52 Mater parts book. I have scanned pg 339 and later (I am at a different location from where my book is at this time)
  12. As a member of the BCA you can interrograte the online roster/data base of members and cars http://www.buickclub.org/ebugle-online/
  13. The pitman arm may not be in the correct orientation.
  14. Are you a member of the BCA? Registry's only have a portion of cars left. Some owners will not be club members, some owners chose not to list and others hot rodded, etc When people buy a car they tend to join a club/notify registry of updates if interested enough. When people sell a car many tend to do nothing. So a car can be listed twice. Or if they do not continue club membership they and the car fall off the list.
  15. Got a link? [copy and paste] Cannot find. Not that I am a buyer