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1931 Buick Big Box of Engineering Drawings

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Does the blueprint for the "dreaded exhaust manifold" mention or have any specification on the type of cast iron that the factory used? Also, does it have any information about the final hardness of the manifold, specified using the Brinell, Rockwell or other hardness scale?

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Riviera,

 

The drawing states "all walls 3/16" thick unless otherwise specified" and "paint with Kemica manifold paint". there is also something written in the lower right hand block but it is smudged out and unreadable, Nothing else on the composition of the metal.

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Chuck,  thanks so much for your kindness and willingness to share.  This spring i purchased a 1931-57.  It was originally a Pennsylvania car btw.  Would you have any info in your find about the door latches?  Also, a wiring diagram would be fantastic.

 

Thanks for your time, Chuck!!

 

Blessings,

 

Jerry

Jerry,

PM me your email address and I'll send you copies of the wiring diagrams.

Chuck

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Hi NF,

I've been asked for the wiring a few times so I'll post it here so others have easy access to it.

Sorry but I do not see anything on the windshield parts. There were very few body component drawings in the box.

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Hi,

 

i know your post is 4 years old but I thought I’d give this a shot anyway.

I’m not having much luck finding the throttle linkage shown in this picture. 

It’s a linkage for the throttle to be operated from steering wheel.

 

Any drawings of this?

 

Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Pete

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Pete,

 

I went through the drawings and unfortunately I do not see anything for the steering column area.

I have mine apart right now so if you let me know what you are looking for I can take pictures or get dimensions.

 

Chuck

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On 5/28/2018 at 9:08 AM, PETE JANNOTTA said:

Hi,

 

i know your post is 4 years old but I thought I’d give this a shot anyway.

I’m not having much luck finding the throttle linkage shown in this picture. 

It’s a linkage for the throttle to be operated from steering wheel.

 

Any drawings of this?

 

Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Pete

Contact the Buick Heritage Alliance. They might have it.

http://www.buickheritagealliance.org/

 

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Hi Chuck;  I'm actively restoring a 1931 Buick model 8-66S which I am documenting under the "Me and My Buick" forum.   I'm struggling with a couple of items and wonder if you have drawings.  The first item is the oil filter bracket which seems to be un-obtanium, so if you have a drawing of the oil filter bracket which I believe was used on 60/80/90 cars that would be very helpful.  The other item I'm looking for drawings of is the wiper system, particularly the inside the car control lever and it's mounting to the upper steel windshield header.  I have what I believe is the correct in-car lever assembly that has a chrome handle tab that inserts thru a small trim plate on the bottom of the windshield regulator board and the other end hooks to the lever on the wiper motor mount.    The mystery is there seems to be a missing an inter-mount bracket that attaches the lever mechanism to the windshield header or the other possibility is the lever assembly I have is not correct for the car.  Would you have drawings of the inside-car control assembly showing how it mounts to the upper metal windshield panel?  

 

If you have drawings that might help please E-mail to me a dkrugler@msn.com  

 

Thanks in advance for any help you can give...

 

Dave Krugler

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Hi Dave,

 

I went through the drawings but unfortunately I do not have the 2 you are looking for. I think I have a set of oil filter mounting brackets though. I'll be out in the garage tomorrow and I'll take a look. That is assuming the filter is the same for 60 and 90 series cars. I will look at my restoration pictures out in the garage too. I might have taken a picture of the wiper motor lever assembly before I put it back together.

 

I'll Email you if I find anything.

 

Chuck

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Hi Chuck;  I responded to your generous offer with my phone and thought I sent it off to you but don't see it here so if this is a repeat, sorry.  I'd greatly appreciate any pictures you have of the wiper control mounting on the windshield header.  Also really excited at the prospect you might have the oil filter bracket parts.  If you do and are willing to part with them I'd be happy to buy them from you.  If not willing to part with them some good pictures  would help.  Thanks again for your response...

 

Dave

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Hi Chuck;  Did you have a chance to look for oil filter brackets and pictures of the wiper control installation on the windshield panel?  If yes what did you find?

 

Thanks...

Dave

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Hi Dave,

Don’t give up on me. I haven’t been very active the last few weeks. The flu hit me hard. I’ve been out to the garage a couple of times but didn’t find the right box for the brackets.

I’ll find them.

Chuck

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Hi Chuck;  Man- I feel for you on the flu, we got the upper respiratory version here and were down for 2 weeks with it.  No hurry on the filter brackets, when you feel better will be soon enough.  This car had no windshield in it when I got it and I had never had one out of the car or understood how the regulator board and windshield frame worked together to lift the windshield.  I found a supplier and bought a new windshield glass for the car made from the original Buick drawings, bought the cowl seal and some glass run from Bob's Automobilia in CA, built a new frame with the lift brackets from pictures and got the windshield assembly built up and installed it along with cowl and A-pillar seals in the car.  I'm waiting for paint for the pillar trims then I can finish the windshield install.  I had previously restored the windshield regulator board and Dave39MS from Georgia, who has an original car, fed me enough pictures and information to make a missing trim board that goes above the regulator board.  I figured out what I needed to know on the wiper control.  I was poking around in the car the other day and found 2 holes in the metal header above the windshield and low and behold the holes line up perfectly with the base bracket on the control so I now know how it mounts and it's installed in the car.   I have a wiper motor and the mounting bracket.  The last struggle before I can assemble all of this is replacement of the copper vacuum tube that is buried in the driver side a pillar wood.  I'm also looking for a right side wiper pivot but may improvise on that to use a MAC's tandem wiper kit intended for model A Ford closed cars but may be adaptable for the Buick.  I checked with the Wiperman who was the subject matter expert and source on the Buick wiper system parts  and he has exhausted all his stock so these are a struggle.  Thanks for your reply and I hope you feel better. 

 

Dave

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Dave,

It looks like it is really coming along. Very nice. 

I do not have the right side linkage either but I have the print so I plan to fabricate a set one of these days.

Let me know if you want a copy of it.

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Dave,

Finally got to digging for the filter brackets.

Is this what you’re looking for?

Did you get the other print for the wiper?

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Hi Chuck;  I did not get the drawing but took the picture of the drawing you had on one of your posts and made the RH wiper pivot.  I still need to make the wiper arm hangers.  Those filter bracket parts ARE what I've been looking for.  Will you sell them?  If yes let me know what you want for them and how you would like to get paid.  If you have Pay-Pal that would be easy.  My e-mail is dkrugler@msn.com if you would rather discuss payment there and that is where you can send the drawing.  I'd still like to have any wiper related drawings because the picture file I am using now is not to scale so I have to try to develop ratios using stated measurements on the picture compared to actual measurements on the picture to get dimensions for features that are not dimensioned on the picture.  How's the flu recovery?  We got our first taste of real winter here this weekend, 6-8" of snow and -4degree temps along with 25mph winds.

 

Thanks Chuck...

 

Dave

 

   

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