Gary Best

1940 Resto Rod Buick Special Tourning Sedan

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15 hours ago, s_hilmoe said:

I just installed a 4l60E in my 61 Invicta with the 401 Nailhead. I got a custom bellhousing from Centerville along with a new flexplate. Since it's an electronic transmission I'm using a Quick2 computer from US Shift. I've also installed a Holley Sniper EFI setup on the stock intake. I hadn't planned on the tranny swap until much later but when the Dynaflow died I went ahead with the swap. The driveshaft is at the driveshaft shop getting shortend by about 8 inches. I can't wait to get it back and try it out.

 

My '49 though is getting a 6.0L and tranny from a 2005  GM truck. I want a more modern drivetrain for many of the same reasons you do.

Love to see your bubble top? a cool ride.

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Gary, this really look fantastic. Can't wait to see the finished product. Do you still have some of the old parts available?

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On 10/18/2018 at 4:07 PM, kingrudy said:

Gary, this really look fantastic. Can't wait to see the finished product. Do you still have some of the old parts available?

 

I have some guts left from the old gages and other parts off the frame. Will post some pictures soon.

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I normally don't care for a modified version of this dash, but what you have done has changed my mind. This is really going to look sleek and very tasteful.

 

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Gary, I think your project is fascinating.

 

Are you considering engine-turning on the metal dash bezels, as would be original to a '40 Buick dash?  Doug Seybold does these in Ohio; it would look awesome juxtaposed against the Dakota instruments!

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On 1/15/2019 at 2:16 PM, SBRMD said:

Gary, I think your project is fascinating.

 

Are you considering engine-turning on the metal dash bezels, as would be original to a '40 Buick dash?  Doug Seybold does these in Ohio; it would look awesome juxtaposed against the Dakota instruments!

Thank you , I'll check him out. I would like to have them engine-turned. Right now they are powder coated.

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35 minutes ago, Gary Best said:

Thank you , I'll check him out. I would like to have them engine-turned. Right now they are powder coated.

Be carefull when you choose someone to engine turn. There are some out there doing them with alignment of the swirls vertically and horizontal. When they are done with correct alignment one can see an angular alignment, which is how the factory aligned them. Study samples carefully, prices range to above 1,000.oo correct or not. Make em prove their claims as they will claim theirs is correct cuz they are the expert. Buyer beware, you cant get your money back!

 

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