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A 1941 Buick in Holland

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The damper under the rear carb has a round weight on the shaft the butterfly valves are attached to. It is attached off center(eccentric) to add to it's ability to keep the butterfly valves closed without bouncing off the closed position until the engine speed is high enuff to create sufficient negative pressure/vacuum to pull this valve open and pulling fuel/air though it. I think, maybe!

Merry Christmas to you all,

I had some really busy weeks till chrismass so now i am glad to spent some time together with my family and with the Buick offcourse ;) ..

I disambeled the carburettors and found out that the automatic choke adjuster was gone and the engine start switch was also damaged .. and from the rear carb the float was leak. so i had to find another AAV16 carb, lucky as i am i found one by Ebay .. i ordered a overhaullset by Bobs so after a smooth sandblasting the carburetors

. [ATTACH=CONFIG]169254[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]169257[/ATTACH] nice to see the amound of parts in the AAV16 carb , [ATTACH=CONFIG]169256[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]169255[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]169261[/ATTACH]

[ATTACH=CONFIG]169259[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]169260[/ATTACH] If anybody can explain to me how the damper valve is supposed to work , has this part to be manualy adjusted ?

Paul

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Thanks greg for the info.

Unfortunatly my partscar does have the same 49 engine. It has hydraulic valve lifters too. I am happy with that.

Paul

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2carb40, can you tell by engine serial number if it has shell insert bearings? Thanks.

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Finally we placed the engine back on the frame .

That was again a great moment , i had to put in the new hydraulic valve lifters recently purchased from Bob's , and i noticed that the original valve lifters had a hole in the side for the oil , the new lifters don't have that hole , I called Bob's and they told me that these were the ones that should work ........ can anyone confirm that there is no problem using the new ones without that hole?

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Pics #7, #8, and #10 should clarify a lot of 'beyond belief' stories from reality expressed in other Forum Threads re: #1 manifold stud (not a bolt) and the rear-most guide pin. Nice work.

Al Malachowski

BCA #8965

"500 Miles West of Flint"

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Thanks Guys ,

Merry Christmas to you all , and lots of fun with our Buicks in 2015

Paul

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hi , I am still here ;) but very busy with my company. There is a lot of work to be done overhere so i have not so much time for my Buick , but for sure it is impossible to do nothing with this project .

Actually i am ready to start the engine and to mount the body now on the chassis ......

IN the mean time i had to complete the engine parts , for example the 1949 engine has a different pushrod cover as the 41, and i wanted to mount the oil filter on the same place as on the 41 models , so i had to create a filter mount myselve. i installed new oil and vacuum tubings , placed the carburettor and air filter. and it starts looking something now

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Today the exhaust shop called that the two front pipes were ready and installed . There is a shop overhere in Utrecht that does only make exhaust pipes for classic cars . And looking to the exhaust pipe of a Buick you know it is not easy to bend , it looks more like a piece of spagetti . So i could pick up the chassis on a trailer,

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I am now waiting for the road inspection department RDW that they call back for an inspection of the Chassis number ..... :( .... It is well know that US cars had a vinnumber on a plate somewere at the front door pillar The point is that when they know there is also a number in the chassis, you have to show them that number corresponding to the title and bill of sale before you can get a licence plate .

And the 41 Buick does have that number printed on the radiator mount /plate . I never noticed that number but i met a guy who restored also a 41 Buick and at the inspection they wanted to see that number

and het couldt go home and disamble the front parts of his newly restored Buick (he was not happy) . So to prevent such a drama. I let it inspect and than the frame will be labeled . Than i can go on with the restoration and build the front together and start the Engine for the first time . (finally )

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Just wanted to share a problem that i had with the main brake cilinder,

After filling brake fluid it starts leaking at the nut at the back of the cilinder . So after some fighting with the brake fluid on my new chassis ..:P .. I removed the cilinder and found wat was causing the leak ......

(bad reproduction parts ..... ) unfinished surface were the copper ring fits .

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I filled the engine , the gearbox and rear axle and steeringbox with oil so were ready to go......

I made some pictures earlier i forgot to post about installing new seals in the rear levershocks , I found the Thread of a guy who placed new rings in it on this forum, So i tried to do that myselve

and with a good result , I used Viton rings two large and one small ring . Oil stays in the shock now .

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That is so nice it's almost a shame to reinstall the body and cover it all up.

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Thank you john that its true..... ......

But good news , i can bring the body tonight to the paintshop so they can spray the firewall in the right color before mounting the body on the frame. I first thought to paint it black but it is much more nicer to paint it in the color of the car. it takes me some more time but i think its worth it.

Paul

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I'm not an expert on this but I think the firewall would have been body color to begin with. That's the way it is on my '56. And if so, that will make for a better restoration. If nothing else it will make it nicer looking under the hood.

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I'm not an expert on this but I think the firewall would have been body color to begin with. That's the way it is on my '56. And if so, that will make for a better restoration. If nothing else it will make it nicer looking under the hood.

The firewall paint on the 1941 was the same as the rest of the body. The engine also looks great installed in the chassis.

The 1941 is my favorite pre-war model year, so I'm following this thread more than any other until the final, ultimate triumph of restoration!

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agree-execllent description given-I got my 41 Roadmaster done last fall and showed in local show @ took 1st

now if i can find my original post a year ago..............

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Hi , we had a great weekend with a nice Sunny sunday so we got the body back from the painter ... and we gave it a go ....... . We had a satisfied feeling yesterday after 1.5 year ... to finisch the job . freshley new body mount rubbers .

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Now there is an Update :)  finally ...     took  me nearly 8 months to get back working on the 41 . but we are back........  

and yes. it is going very well with the Buck ..   The new engine run's  the car is nearly ready for its paint job  ..... But it seems that someting changed at the forum,  how do i upload some pictures now ?

 ill have to find out..     hope it won't take another year ;) .

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Here are some pictures of the progress of the Buick ,  We had to repair a big dent in the gastank , So we made an opening puled out the dent and welded the tank again .

The engine did had its first run .........        And yes we were  happy . no big problems just a leak at the radiator and thermosstat housing .. 

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A few weeks ago  A friend of mine gave me a visit with his Buick 1941 .........

great car .  Actually the first time i had a chance to drive a 1941 Buick .

 

 

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Put the fenders on the body ...... what a job is that ... after nearly 3 years it started to look like a Buick again .  I still i am amazed about the construction with the One bolted radiator plate were the whole front unit is mounted on .....  after filling the gap between the radiator moulding and frame with nearly 2 cm  i got the front fenders in line . I wanted  to fitt al the body work before painting so we know what

" the problem parts" are . 

 

Most of the work is getting the doors in line and the rear fenders .. 

 

  

 

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Dry weather overhere last weekend so time to  clean the  workshop.   The Buick had to move out of the Garage .......    and time to make a picture ..

 

  

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 I just listened to your video of it running and it sounds great. Nice that you got to drive a '41. During the restoration of mine, a friend dropped in and we went for a drive, with me driving, and my wife riding beside me. It was an experience that helped to get my wife more on board, as she had never ridden in a car that old before, and she was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was.

 Keith

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