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Jukebox Jonesie

Advance on a 1955 Buick.

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Hey fellow Buick lovers,

Im proud to say I own a 1955 special with 80k on her and im the 3rd owner now. It has been a load of fun learning and working on it. In 1 day I got her running after 25 plus years of being stored in the garage. I did some research on non detergent oil also lead additive for the gas, put a new battery in after fresh fluids and she fired right up.

Now after a few times around the block the clutch is slipping really bad. Do they make clutch kits for the 3 speed manual. I find kits but I have no clue the size or exactly what I need.

And please feel free to give tips, advance or any thing I should check into to make this car right again. I plan to restore her and try to keep almost everything original. May add a radio but other than that I love it the way it is. Thanks for the help.

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The VERY FIRST thing you need to buy is a shop manual.........................Bob

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The VERY FIRST thing you need to buy is a shop manual.........................Bob

EBay is awash with them. Your choice of authentic originals, reprints, or CD's. I would opt for original paper......................Bob

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I responded with this in your original thread...

Jukebox, I just did mine on my 54 Special. These are pretty much the same. In fact, I used a 55 transmission to replace the original. You can catch the process here:

http://www.1954buick.com/showthread....Special-Clutch.....

I purchased my clutch kit from here:

http://www.kanter.com///gallery.aspx...t=0&MSb=0&Prc=

Arrived in about a week. Came complete with improved pressure plate, clutch plate and throw-out bearing. It also had the clutch alignment tool. Fit like a charm. Pulls like a champ.

Please call on me if you have questions!

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