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    Buick green engine paint.

    good photos but sorry none of them are even close to the original tint or color of factory Buick paint tone and hue ... even if someone attempted to color match via a computer or index card ... refer back to my photos of factory original paint on engine and compare. Remember old leaded gas...
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    Fuel Pressure - 3 Rochester 2bbl's 1957 364 w/cam

    ... nice setup ... btw if your 364 is from a 1957-59 10:1 ... Century, Super or Roadmaster the factory cam is already pretty tall in duration to almost lumpy and really no need mod cam. If sourced from a Special 57-58 ... then the cam is short winded.
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    No he is looking for the DiNoc checkered pattern Buick used for 53. The Road Master had the reddish pattern and it also came I believe in gray, green and blue as well.
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    Fuel Injection Carb question:

    ... yes but remember just getting something to squirt fuel into your manifold electronically alone is really no better than your foot and a good solid carb. Without matched injectors, psi settings, brain capabilities for both efficient fuel mapping changes and real time spark control you will...
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    Fuel Injection Carb question:

    OZ40 ... your idea about the efi setup looks pretty good and thanks for the link ... however, make sure their brain has the capability to accept spark curve firing advancement input capabilities. To get the true advantages and street drivability out of a conversion is to make sure it can accept...
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    Fuel Injection Carb question:

    If you do this post a lot of pictures cause we all like pictures as they say a thousand words ... and they go with beer and chips too ...
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    Buick green engine paint.

    I exhausted myself some 10 years ago researching the almost mystical legend of the correct nailhead aqua blue factory GM paint. Here is what I either discovered or concluded: Many of the folks offering a replacement "Match" to factory I think did so by using an original engine as a calibrator...
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    1957 Buick Century Parts

    So you have the center and not the cone ends ? On a side note, If you had them TriValent chrome plated instead of Hexavalent they will contrast with any existing authentic factory Hexavalent chromed parts and will stand out appearing as a silvery chrome paint next to the original blueish...
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    1957 Buick Century Parts

    What bumper parts do you have ... front / back ... ?
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    Buick -57 overheating

    By overheating what exactly do you mean ... Is water coming out of the overflow and/or are you just looking at the temp gauge position ? Where exactly is the needle position when you observe your overheating. As noted above the service bulletin stated the new mid model year temperature gauge...
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    New Wanted Listing: Need proper nailhead valve cover grommets and blocked intake manifold gaskets

    New Wanted Listing: Need proper nailhead valve cover grommets and blocked intake manifold gaskets A new Wanted listing has been posted by BornBuick: Need proper nailhead valve cover grommets and blocked intake manifold gaskets The description for this listing is...
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    Who makes the best timing chain and gear set out there?

    I thought I would get a good set from Egge Machine. So I ordered and received a cam gear, chain and crank gear manufactured from S.A. Gear Manufacturing Company - Automotive Timing Components out of Bedford Park, Il. The cam gear appears to be cast and not 100% steel. It lacks the proper...
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    ZDDP oil additives vs. roller lifters - opinions?

    My take above is just in reporting facts and not opinions. I suppose one should have a point of view but I rarely do. Apples to oranges in comparing 50 year old oil specs to any given time frame up till today oil specs and then tomorrow will still be as different as todays blend stocks are to...
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    1951 BUICK Super Radio needs a rebuild!

    You may want to try these guys. They are in my neck of the woods and have communicated with them regarding my 57 radio and have responded promptly and concisely. With that said, I have never used them but plan to when I get my radio out this spring. I believe they deal with speaker rebuilds as...
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    ZDDP oil additives vs. roller lifters - opinions?

    Yeah to that. But be careful, synthetics are not the complete answer either and synthetics do not really have the requisite chemistry to be a proper ZDDP emulsifier and carrier. If you check most if not all do not have the requisite amount ZDDP for old school hard impact parts. Synthetics do...