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  1. Bob, Thanks again! We will proceed (in some way you suggested) to get the flywheel out! Steve
  2. Hi Bob, Thanks much! My friends & I thought that the grease was coming from the front (also rear) of the trans. Do they sell seals for these? Also, we have the car on a lift and can support the engine fairly easily. But I'm still not sure how we loosen the bell housing! Best regards, Steve
  3. Hi Bob, We finally pulled the clutch today! (You were right--big job!) The clutch was down to the metal staples at points & the pressure plate & flywheel were glazed. We tried to get the flywheel off but couldn't because of interference with the bell housing. Is there a trick to this? My friend suggested deglazing the flywheel on the car with emory cloth?? Attached are pics showing the clutch, pressure plate and flywheel. What do you think? Thanks for your help! Steve
  4. Bob, Thanks again! When my friends get back from vacation in a couple of weeks, we'll tackle this! Steve
  5. Thanks Bob! What't the easiest way to get the driveshaft off? Thanks, Steve
  6. Guys, I jacked up both rear tires and put the car in gear and let the clutch out. The left wheel spun fine. I then stopped it with my foot & the right wheel turned fine. No noises either. I did this in all 3 forward gears. What next? Thanks, Steve
  7. Guys, Thanks for your thoughts! The first thing I did was make sure that the brakes weren't dragging. (This was a big problem when I got the car about 6 years ago.) They weren't! I'll jack the rear wheels up and try your suggestions this week. Thanks again, steve
  8. Hi, I put it on the lift with much difficulty. To get it to move I have to race the engine a lot & let the clutch out very slowly & not all the way. In this manner I could move it a few feet. Please see my other posting on this for a photo. (I screwed up today by not using a reply & posting a new message!) Thanks, Steve:confused:
  9. Hi, I have a stock '31 Buick. To get it to move I have to race the engine a lot & let the clutch out very slowly & not all the way. In this manner I can move it a few feet. I put the car on a lift with the clutch depressed and the clutch cover off but could see nothing as shown in the photo. Is my next step to pull the transmission & clutch? (I'd appreciate any thoughts on how to do this as the '31 "Specification Manual" is useless here! Thanks for your help! Steve
  10. Hi, I have a stock '31 Buick. To get it to move I have to race the engine a lot & let the clutch out very slowly & not all the way. In this manner I can move it a few feet. I put the car on a lift with the clutch depressed and the clutch cover off but could see nothing as shown in the photo. Is my next step to pull the transmission & clutch? (I'd appreciate any thoughts on how to do this as the '31 "Specification Manual" is useless here! Thanks for your help! Steve
  11. Bob, Thanks much! I'll put it on the lift & take a look! Steve
  12. Hi, My 31 Buick is almost impossible to drive. The clutch feels like a "dog" clutch. I have to rev the engine very rapidly and then feather out the clutch to get it to move. I tried adjusting the clutch last fall but no luck. Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks much! Steve
  13. Hi, I have a 1931 Buick Model 57 & would like to change the oil filter. It's a WIX (see photo) but has no markings on it. Any ideas of what it is? Also, what do you recommend for oil for this car? I think the engine was rebuilt not too long ago but it does seem to smoke some. Thanks much, Steve
  14. Guys, Thanks for all the info! Maybe I was a bit hasty but I do like downdrafts better! Steve
  15. Hi Mark, Thanks for the info! I don't think that the pipe is rusted out. I bought the car about 2 years ago and it looks like someone went through the engine really well. I also checked the jets when I rebuilt the carb. I agree that it's a very simple carb -- but I had a national old carb rebuilder tell me that he won't touch a Marvel as they are such junk! So I've flipped the intake, made spacers for the front & rear manifold studs, got a longer front stud, bought & fabricated a carb adapter & I'm back to the questions that I posted. Any additional info will be very much appreciated! Thanks much! Steve