Kosage Chavis

1955 Buick Century

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Make sure to open that relay up and check the contact points. I've never used a point file because I've heard they damage the tungsten finish, but a small piece of emery cloth, or very fine nail filer, should clean those points up. I always get odd looks when shopping for contact point cleaners because they come in packs of 20 for $3 in the women's makeup isle at the convenience store...

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Just got this in the mail today.  A power window motor for the passenger's side.  Compliments of Ebay.20170628_162056.thumb.jpg.4e934d6a5b9f45e989c9186c944fedb2.jpgGot it really cheap and it works.  I really felt the need to get an extra one because one of my motors, I feel, will end up burning out on me.  So now I have 6 motors altogether.  3 passenger and 3 driver's side motors.  A backup for each side.

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I saw my Dad today and he gave me this...this is an antique OLDSMOBILE vanity mirror that my Grandmother used in my Grandad's (then my Dad's) 55 Buick.  My Dad was telling me that he remembers my Grandmother putting on her makeup while using this mirror.  My Grandad felt it important to keep it in the car when he gave it to my Dad.  And when my Dad sold the Buick, he pulled this mirror from the visor and held onto it all of this time.  Now he has given it to me and the only fitting place to put it will be on the passenger's side visor in my Buick...just like my Dad and Grandad!20170715_214659.thumb.jpg.3d9315210a3ab6354bedc0b643b9479c.jpg20170715_214721.thumb.jpg.a539e658812e7cb562d971826f772ec8.jpg

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There are vendors who will redo the silver and buff the glass. Look in Hemmings Motor News for the service. It used to be very cheap but for an item like that it is priceless. 

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Saw this factory AC resistor on Ebay and had to buy.  I already have 1 good one, but these resistors are so fragile, I figured having a back-up was in order. Plus it was it was very affordable.  So again, factory AC resistor, compliments of Ebay!20170904_131723.thumb.jpg.7d1ea1d04fc35898237f5e4566ebb011.jpg20170904_131635.thumb.jpg.cfd5ec6b59c58c30609be3b159eaed2d.jpg

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Finally found a factory AC switch knob.  When I bought my AC control panel, one knob was missing.20171025_172919.thumb.jpg.140efd3eb6b8fcfc6c0bb2fddd1f1da4.jpg20171025_173148.thumb.jpg.6eb4b355b21983210ef89cac272bf292.jpgVery happy to find this.  Compliments of ebay.

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Mistaken this knob with a factory speaker switch knob. (see edit history)
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3 hours ago, Fr. Buick said:

Also used for your AC controls, with the pointer.

I didn't even think of that Doug.  So do both knobs on the AC controls have pointers?  I ask because I am also missing one knob from the set of AC controls I bought a while back.  Thanks again.

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Yes, both AC knobs have pointers, just the same as the speaker control.

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A little upset with my carport for my Buick.  We had a windstorm a couple nights ago and it did this to it...20171101_183711.thumb.jpg.f559b977831eb2b18c23801cfefc3df6.jpgI have it covered temporarily with an old tarp.  This will have to do until I get something better. 

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Got this in the mail a few days ago.  The manifold tee fitting and in-line check valve for the power brake system...compliments of Ben.20180101_192251.thumb.jpg.e952fe362f9dbc3ed55e8dfb49a53510.jpgThat's it for 2017.  Hoping for a lot of progress for 2018.

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On 11/1/2017 at 9:00 PM, Kosage Chavis said:

A little upset with my carport for my Buick.  We had a windstorm a couple nights ago and it did this to it...20171101_183711.thumb.jpg.f559b977831eb2b18c23801cfefc3df6.jpgI have it covered temporarily with an old tarp.  This will have to do until I get something better. 

 

 The original skins on those things are hideously cheap and thin. Buy you a heavy-duty tarp from tractor supply and you’ll be good for another 2 to 3 years. 

 

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On 1/5/2018 at 2:40 PM, MrEarl said:

 

 The original skins on those things are hideously cheap and thin. Buy you a heavy-duty tarp from tractor supply and you’ll be good for another 2 to 3 years. 

 

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Great minds think alike Mr. Lamar!  Had this thing wrapped up a few weeks ago.20180106_160307.thumb.jpg.4a57d8d08c4a4997dc5254441d112eca.jpg

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Got this in the mail today...factory power antenna switch with escutcheon for a small series 55 Buick.  Compliments of Mr Rich.20180301_185540.thumb.jpg.23bd4158ff33aba52892a0fad408183b.jpg20180301_160132.thumb.jpg.d283a552b029b6a3a4d3f7deb1a80fa1.jpg20180301_160104.thumb.jpg.338cea9a2d69778cfb67000c84218a73.jpgAll I need now is the power antenna and I will be done with this part of my search!

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Got this in the mail.  A front driver's side power window regulator.  Compliments of Mr Rich.20180302_182108.thumb.jpg.f86018560bcde4697b31c72bc45abd7b.jpgI had such a hard time finding one for a 2 door hardtop, so I settled with one that comes from a 4 door car.  The only difference between the two is the arm.  The bracket is the same.  I was told that it would need a minor modification to make it work correctly on my type of body.  I will still keep my eyes out for the correct regulator.  Nevertheless, I now have the complete power window system for my car!  

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Also, got this in the mail...a factory 4-way power seat for a small series 55 Buick.  Compliments of Mr Rich.20180303_142430.thumb.jpg.c8e78360978d5d90c89d344091a3caf1.jpg20180303_142514.thumb.jpg.c32a7996af23b73cf95b82814a59066f.jpg20180303_142445.thumb.jpg.5b943334d2979a58042ef83de1fdb25f.jpgEverything is there, but the seat is in rough condition.  Only one of the skirts is in decent condition.  One of the mounting feet is beyond repair and the motors need to be taken apart and cleaned.  This is no worry to me.  I have another source that is willing to trade me his good parts for my manual seat track.  So, this should work out well in the end.  I now have the entire power seat system for my car.

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1 hour ago, Kosage Chavis said:

One of the mounting feet is beyond repair

Those feet are bolted to plates that are welded to the floor.  Did you get the plates?  

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1 minute ago, old-tank said:

Those feet are bolted to plates that are welded to the floor.  Did you get the plates?  

Sure didn't.   The floor pans on the car that this seat came from were rusted through pretty badly and I assume so were the plates.  Got any good pictures of these plates?  Maybe if I get a good visual of them, I could just fabricate a pair of my own.  Thank you Mr Willie.

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All of mine are installed and no way to take pictures.  Try to get the remnants of those plates from your supplier.  I had to buy the floor section with plates for mine...I will look in my scrap metal pile for that floor section that used to have the plates.  You just thought you had  the entire power seat system for your car.  :D

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4 hours ago, Specalist John said:

Hello I have  a  complete dashboard speedometer gas gauge  free to you. I live in Portsmouth Va.john

Nibblett@yahoo.com. 

Private message sent.

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2 hours ago, Specalist John said:

Here is the dashboard I have what about 20 bucks for gas 20180308_161337.thumb.jpg.41b75cef2ed027d584f42e1de82aeefe.jpg

I have your 20 dollars.  Although I have no problem coming out to Portsmouth.  PM a number i can text you at.  Thank you.

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