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'39 Buick Team Membership??

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Time to change your title and officially be part of the team Uli !!!

Danny

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Hey Dan, I was reading an old post of yours and you said you put slipper type conrods in your '39. Where did you get the rods, or did you have the old ones machined? I have a '39 special sedan. The old bloke I bought it from said the motor has never been touched. I pulled the sump off and took shims out of the bigends to get the correct clearance, but the shaft is a bit rough so I want to get it ground and put slipper bearings in when the time comes.

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G'day Laurie.

Always good to see another '39er pop his head up.

You are eligible to become one of the highly coveted positions of being a " '39 Buick Team Member ".

What part of the world are you in ??

I had my original rods converted to take off the shelf bearings.

The local engine reconditioners here in Sydney had some master bearings/dimensions list to choose from. They selected the bearings and modified the rods to suit. if I remember rightly (20+ years ago) the crank was ground 0.020" and the slippers were from a '60s slant six Chrysler.

Danny

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I'm joining the '39 Buick Team. I don't know how much I can contribute, but since my car is all original except for paint and interior door panels I might be able to help verify the correctness of a certain part or finish. When I look at online photos of restored '39's I notice all the incorrect parts. You often see painted rather than wood grain dashes or the wrong steering wheel and such.I will enjoy getting to know you and your '39 Buicks.

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Greetings BJE and welcome aboard.

Glad to see you decided not to part with your coupe.

Always nice to have another '39er in the mix.

Danny

(Come on Jolly John, sign up !! :) )

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You don't have to contribute anything BJE! Just hang with us, look mean on virtual street corners, and scare the Post-War guys.

Cheers

Grant

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Must be time for a team list update Allan. :)

Danny

I added BJE to post 3 6 days ago. Do you know of any others ?

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I thought I had sent my request for membership but probably forgot. Please accept my request. I have a 1939 Century Sport Coupe..... photo attached. It shares garage space with a 1965 Corvair Corsa convertible, and a 1991 Reatta convertible.

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G'day Barney,

You are more than qualified to be "'39 Buick Team Member".

(I thought you had done so a while back)

You can edit the text under your name to '39 Buick Team Member.

Go to settings, Edit profile, Your details, Custom User Title.

Replace Senior member with '39 Buick Team Member.

It will then be displayed under you name in all your posts.

Wear the title with pride and honour as you are now part of a world famous and highly elite group. :):):)

Danny

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I thought I had sent my request for membership but probably forgot. Please accept my request. I have a 1939 Century Sport Coupe..... photo attached. It shares garage space with a 1965 Corvair Corsa convertible, and a 1991 Reatta convertible.
As Danny's post above you need to put '39 Buick Team Member in your signature or profile to become a full member !

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Just realized......Since I technically don't own a 39 Buick, should I resign from the team?

Cheers

Grant :P

No !!

You qualify.

Danny started this so he is unofficial team captain.

He has a photo of the team headquarters (his Buick shed)

Need an appreciation of '39's. Apart from that no other requirements

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What is involved in becoming a "Team Member" beyond owning a "39 Buick?
Absolutely nothing !

Only exists here on the forum

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Just realized......Since I technically don't own a 39 Buick, should I resign from the team?

Cheers

Grant :P

Resign ????

But wouldn't you be lost and your life become meaningless ??? :):):)

I don't think you could cope with the loss of prestige and honour associated with being a '39 Buick Team Member. :) :) :)

Besides, who'd head the Kiwi chapter ??

I think you'd better stay.

Danny

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What is involved in becoming a "Team Member" beyond owning a "39 Buick?

Allan is correct !

We are all here to share our knowledge and experiences of '39s amongst the group.

Time to get on-board Frazer and join the group. :) :)

Danny

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A new web site http://www.1939buick.com/ Front page says is for info on right hand drive Buicks

Site is(was) owned by a person in England when first registered

Some of the images are from www.prewarbuick.com, including at least 1 I submitted to that site. Many of the images are of LHD cars.

Any site for '39's is good

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