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  1. Do you know when the car was last driven? Agree with above by Matt. Removing the front clip also removes the radiator.
  2. 100's of short chassis 1939's running OK. You are not going to put a tow ball on it or put a lot of weight in the trunk. Buick had fix that was done by dealers at the time. Torque ball wears. And the other rubber mounts/engine mounts wear old - perish. Things move and put stress on other parts. Is a 1 year only design. In 1940 Buick went back the the 1938 design. Look at the facebook group https://forums.aaca.org/topic/339722-used-1939-buick-torque-balls-series-40-60-that-are-worn-and-no-longer-usable/ https://forums.aaca.org/topic/337629-1939-buick-torque-ball-lining-r
  3. Welcome to the world of '39s ☺️ From the small wiper transmission and fine grille you probably have the short chassis version. Chassis was made full length during production With the 320 cracked exhaust manifolds are a common problem 1939 transmissions can be weak 1939 torque ball can/will be an issue 1939's have a lot of 1 year only parts There is facebook group for 1939 Buick's . The front clip sheetmetal can be taken of in one piece. Not that hard but better with 2 people https://forums.aaca.org/topic/208899-1939-buick-front-p
  4. Matt's thread has some posts on oil in the dampers (shock absorbers to some) https://forums.aaca.org/topic/299008-1941-buick-limited-limousine/page/16/#comments
  5. Same as my post above https://forums.aaca.org/topic/350801-1929-buick/
  6. Good point. Pranay may be an Indian name. Exporting old cars from India is difficult (being polite!)
  7. Yes a good change. Hopefully over time the Airstream threads in the Airflow sub-forum will get moved across. But it will take time, which is OK
  8. https://forums.aaca.org/topic/350801-1929-buick/?tab=comments#comment-2105920 and https://forums.aaca.org/topic/350849-1938-buick-1-of-3-buicks-by-avmac/?tab=comments#comment-2106475
  9. Air Cleaner looks like a Century. Need a photo of the fire wall cowl data plate (is still exists) and a side on photo.
  10. Agreed. Limited market in RHD countries: UK, Australia, New Zealand to Dodge fanatics. Not worth a lot. And not worth the cost of shipping. A basic car in reasonable used condition needing restoration or drive as is. Will not fund the families retirement. Old does not mean valuable. If it was Ford it would be worth more to hot rodders. As above FCA Fiat Chrysler will have zero interest. Its a basic car. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_Chrysler_Automobiles
  11. Better to ask here---> https://forums.aaca.org/forum/57-buick-post-war/ The parts you purchased may be incorrect Bobs automobilia is a suppler (are others)
  12. That does not mean they are for a 1939 Buick. Just that they fit, which is OK and not uncommon. Are they Multibeam or Tiltray or ? Another thread -->https://forums.aaca.org/topic/141520-1939-headlight-lenses/
  13. What is engine serial number? On a machined surface near the spark plugs. Stepped inlet manifolds (#8) first came out in 1939
  14. OK. May be some thing else. But may fit 1939's and other cars The numbers 923427- 923428 are small but can be read https://forums.aaca.org/topic/125491-newbie-with-38-mc-laughlin-limo/ Edit https://forums.aaca.org/topic/185906-39-special-headlight-lens-part-nos/ https://vccachat.org/ubbthreads.php/topics/337295/1939-chevrolet-headlamp-lens.html
  15. Welcome to the forum Better to ask in the Buick post war subforum--> https://forums.aaca.org/forum/57-buick-post-war/
  16. Not removed, Moved. Find it in the "other vehicles categories" https://forums.aaca.org/forum/122-speedsters/
  17. Wild guess with less than 50% chance of being correct:- Morris Commercial. Sort of truck that would have been sold in NZ Has that round flat part on the head casting https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16255/lot/641/ and https://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=29537
  18. Does the lens have the numbers cast into it? Many NASCO lens The AU GM parts book I referenced was issued by NASCO effective July 1939 Does the lens have a thick cork gasket? May effect the light patterns as the sketch above
  19. For right hand drive Australia (and New Zealand) GM used the same lens part numbers as USA. They may not have bothered about it or the lights dipped "down" and not to the "side" Also Rodney's car may not have original reflectors and/or lens on the right and/or left side. https://forums.aaca.org/topic/125491-newbie-with-38-mc-laughlin-limo/
  20. But as Goreks is in Sweden that will be hard
  21. Parts have a group number and then a part number Download the 1942 Buick shop manual. All of it section by section. 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
  22. Also look here --> https://forums.aaca.org/forum/60-buick-pre-war-technical/
  23. 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 You want section 7 pages 201 to 216 Page 118-A below is from 1928-52 parts manual does not indicate which series. Has another page for 1941 to 52
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