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57 Buick frame off resto detailing

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Hi

 

I'm doing a frame off resto on a 57 Century Model 66R

I need some help on various issues.

First I'm missing the steel tube that connects to the brass fitting in intake manifold making vacuum to the brakes and windshield wiper motor.

Any one who has one for sale?

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Second issue:

The color code for the tangerine coler on the steel wheels and in the sweep spear?

 

Here is a pic of my progress.

 

Any help is very much appriciated - Thanks.

 

 

 

57 frame progress 22032020.jpg

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Sorry. Too clarify, it is the steel tube for the windshield wiper motor.

 

Thanks.

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Hello:  What you are asking for I think, is the metal approximately 12-inch long by 1/4"  tube that runs out of the passenger's side engine block near the oil filter mounting boss location and runs up the passenger rear side of the block connecting to the manifold metal vacuum lines at the rear of carb base or you could fashion a connection into the intake manifold hard vacuum lines in that area.    As you know you can fabricate one or If you cannot find one here you can contact one of the classic salvage yards located in Arizona, U.S.A. / Minnesota / Oklahoma etc.

 

Here are a few to help you out

 

Desert Valley Auto Parts 800.798.2465

 

French Lake Auto 320.274.8497

 

Buds Salvage 1.800.375.2837 / 1.800.905.8020

 

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On 3/22/2020 at 2:37 PM, 57Century said:

 

Second issue:

The color code for the tangerine coler on the steel wheels and in the sweep spear?

 

There is no published color code.  On my last one, I took an NOS piece of sweepspear trim to the parts store and matched it as closely as possible with paint samples and they made me up some paint.  It looked very, very close.

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On 3/24/2020 at 7:27 AM, buick man said:

Hello:  What you are asking for I think, is the metal approximately 12-inch long by 1/4"  tube that runs out of the passenger's side engine block near the oil filter mounting boss location and runs up the passenger rear side of the block connecting to the manifold metal vacuum lines at the rear of carb base or you could fashion a connection into the intake manifold hard vacuum lines in that area.    As you know you can fabricate one or If you cannot find one here you can contact one of the classic salvage yards located in Arizona, U.S.A. / Minnesota / Oklahoma etc.

 

Here are a few to help you out

 

Desert Valley Auto Parts 800.798.2465

 

French Lake Auto 320.274.8497

 

Buds Salvage 1.800.375.2837 / 1.800.905.8020

 

Thanks for the phone numbers. I will try them.

I got the steeltube that runs from oil/vacuum pump, however there is also one that runs from the fitting on the intake manifold in front of the carb.

The wipermotor gets vacuum from 2 sources - the oil/vacuum pump and intake manifold.

 

Yes, I could do a one my self, however I would like an original one. 

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19 hours ago, lancemb said:

There is no published color code.  On my last one, I took an NOS piece of sweepspear trim to the parts store and matched it as closely as possible with paint samples and they made me up some paint.  It looked very, very close.

Thanks. Yes I have some trim pieces with pretty OK paint. So I will do the same as you.

 

Thanks.

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Here is an often overlooked detail.  That is, the throttle return spring as original.

 

57 Throttle Return Spring.jpg

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One more detail for the optional fuel filter...

 

'57 Buick Fuel Filter.jpg

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On 3/27/2020 at 2:00 AM, Caballero2 said:

Here is an often overlooked detail.  That is, the throttle return spring as original.

 

57 Throttle Return Spring.jpg

Thanks.

My car was mostly original when I purchased it. So many details I have.

But there is some things missing. Thanks for the input.

 

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On 3/27/2020 at 4:41 AM, 1957buickjim said:

Hi - here is a link to my 1957 Buick Restoration. Hope it is helpful to you

 

 

Thanks Jim.

Amazing job you have done. Looks great.

Lots of good information I can use.

 

Much appreciated.

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Thanks for responding on my questions and ask for parts.

I got a lot of help.

 

Thanks

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On 3/22/2020 at 3:37 PM, 57Century said:

The color code for the tangerine coler on the steel wheels and in the sweep spear?

 

Sorry I don't have the paint code in my files.. Look at Corvette colors in the mid to late 70's and  you will find a very orange red that is a perfect match to an NOS sweep spear part.

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7 hours ago, 61polara said:

Sorry I don't have the paint code in my files.. Look at Corvette colors in the mid to late 70's and  you will find a very orange red that is a perfect match to an NOS sweep spear part.

Thanks. I will look into that.

 

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