Avgwarhawk

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  1. I just like the pictures...

    found at the HAMB forum:
  2. On this day in 1954.....

    On this day November 22, 1954Humane Society (US) forms in Washington DC. A win for our four leg furry friends. (and birds, fish and animals in general)
  3. On this day in 1954.....

    Like to start a new thread. On this day in 1954 this happened: Nov 3 Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe Please add forthcoming days as they occurand what happened on that day in 1954.
  4. On this day in 1954.....

    Nov 21, 1954: It was a Sunday. A day of church and rest. Nothing happened. However, if any read the paper this day"Regency Radio: World's First Transistor Radio,"New York Times, was advertised. We have come a long way since transistor radios.
  5. On this day in 1954.....

    November 20th, 1954: Death Clyde Vernon Cessna, aviation pioneer (Cessna) (born in 1879)
  6. On this day in 1954.....

    Nov 19, 1954:The Korean Cold War between the communist North and the capitalist South begins over a year after the conclusion of the Korean War.
  7. On this day in 1954.....

    Nov 18 1954 Ronald Reagan Appears as Farrel in "Cattle Queen of Montana"
  8. On this day in 1954.....

    Nov 17th 1954:A U.S. Air Force B-47 Stratojet is forced by bad weather to remain aloft for 47 hours 35 minutes, needing nineaerial refuellings.
  9. On this day in 1954.....

    Nov 16, 1954: Number one songin the USMr. Sandman - The Chordettes Other than that...nothing remarkable occured.
  10. On this day in 1954.....

    Nov 15th 19541st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
  11. On this day in 1954.....

    Condoleezza Rice,(bornNovember 14, 1954,Birmingham,Alabama, U.S.), American educator and politician, who served as national security adviser (2001–05) and secretary of state (2005–09) to U.S. Pres.George W. Bush.
  12. On this day in 1954.....

    Number one hitNovember 13, 1954 - December 3, 1954: Eddie Fisher -I Need You Now
  13. On this day in 1954.....

    NOV 12th 1954- U.S.A. - - Ellis Island Ellis Island in New York closes after providing the gateway for 12 million immigrants from 1892 - 1924. From1924to 1954 it was mostly used as a detention and deportation center for illegal immigrants .
  14. On this day in 1954.....

    NOV 11th 1954- U.S.A. - - Veteran's Day This is the first time ever that the Veteran's Day was declared a national celebration.
  15. 54 century 4dr sedan

    Beautiful man. It is always a great feeling tosee parts that did not work come back to life. One piece at a time!
  16. On this day in 1954.....

    Nov 11,1954- U.S.A. - - Marine Corps War Memorial The Iwo Jima statue is unveiled at the USMC War Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. The cast bronze memorial is based on the iconic photo of the raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal and President Dwight D. Eisenhower performs the dedication ceremony .
  17. 54 century 4dr sedan

    Cold start and driveability has come a long way since the 50's. The carb atomizes fuel/oxygen and works well when warm. However, once atomized fuel/oxygen hits cold air it becomes a liquid again. Liquid fuel does not burn. The vapor/atomized fuel/oxygen does burn.The engineers worked on what is called EFE or early fuel evaporation. To obtain good cold start and driveability the engineers needed to find ways to introduce warmth to the carb to keep atomized fuel/O2 from returning back to liquid form thus not burning and providing misfire, stumble, stutter, stalling and overall poor performance when cold. Our nailheads have absolutely none to speak of. Sure, there is a choke that holds the idle high and kicks off as the heat from the tube attached to the exhaust manifold warms the coil inside the choke assembly. But that is it. Over the years the engineers developed hot air tubes from the exhaust manifolds that fed directly into the air filter housing. Ports in the intake manifold that allowed hot gases to warm the base of the carb. My 401 has this port in the intake manifold. Intake manifolds that have passages that allow hotantifreeze to warm the base of the carb. Electric grids that warm the fuel as it passes through the intake(throttle body injected engines). And finally, direct injection that the computer does a great job of controlling. Much of early EFE is not required any longer. Nailheads are not fond of the cold. I let minewarm for a minute or so then go sincedriving does make the engine warm faster. She will still sputter and such until warm. Plus, she is some old bones. Can't blame her.
  18. 54 century 4dr sedan

    No need for luck. These Buicks are very dependable. I have driven my c-dan hundreds of miles in one clip. She just keeps on going. I would drive the Buick anywhere. Enjoy the ride!
  19. Transmission leak at front

    I pulled my transmission(manual). Rear needs to come out just like the Dynaflow What I did was use 4x4 under each jack stand. I did purchase the largest jack stands I could find. Fortunate for me the manual is not a heavy beast like theDynaflow. Please take pics and post your progress.
  20. Transmission leak at front

    Oh my. If I'm not mistaken there is a large O ring seal for the converter. I have not gotten into the Dynaflow to say much more than that. At any rate, I believe the trans will need to be dropped.
  21. On this day in 1954.....

    Nov 11 1954- U.S.A. - - Veteran's Day This is the first time ever that the Veteran's Day was declared a national celebration.
  22. Great article in Hemmings Classic Car

    Tough engines. Keep on ticking. Thanks for posting!
  23. On this day in 1954.....

    November 8, 1954 Rickie Lee Jones, American singer was born
  24. On this day in 1954.....

    Nov 7th Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3