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Customs Well I went and done it. New to me 55 Buick century

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by VANDENPLAS, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Hi all well, I found it a 55 Buick century post all original one ooooold repaint clean interior everything works
    322 nailhead dynaflow torque tube 4 wheel drum manual steering

    For starters it’s getting lowered maybe a set of lakes pipes
    Tune up fluids changed and a full goings over and if it’s all good drive the piss outta it this summer

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  2. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,921

    from Michigan

    Great. Looks to be pretty solid. Interior's not bad. Even the chrome looks good.
    Congrats. Have fun. Be careful. Sounds like you know enough to check it all out before you head on down the road. I've had Buicks. They were one of the nice big models back then, and they still are.
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  3. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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  4. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,092


    You found a nice one. [​IMG]Dash and tail end treatments on the Buick tri fives looks great. Here's an ad for a Special 4 door.
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  5. Nice score One of my 1st old cars was a 55 buick.I use to drive it 54 miles each way to work every day.Good luck with her.Bruce.
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  6. Thanks, would have preferred a hardtop. But this showed up and the price and condition were exactly what i was looking for.
    How are these things as far as parts availability? Suspension, steering,brakes tranny diff etc?

    Going to bring it home today I’ll take some more pics later
  7. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,495

    from Alabama

  8. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,231

    from ohio

    Congrats!! You done good, can't go wrong with a Buick. You have a Special not a Century, it has a 264 nailhead not a 322. One thing to be careful with, when you back up come to a complete stop before putting it in drive or you will end up with a slipping like you won't believe. Don't ask me how I know! I do know taking that dynaflow out, getting it fixed and putting it back in is no fun and cost some bucks.
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  9. A8082259-B47D-4685-B4CE-CB5AAE0AEF10.jpeg EC31D5B2-65B4-4E02-A227-51C663A4195E.jpeg 611A4EF5-B62A-47EE-92B3-FF7EDEB2172C.jpeg Got it home and drove it around the block kids seem to like it
    Stops and steers seems to hesitate when accerarating thinking it’s in the carb
    Gonna tare into her this week
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  10. Welp the Dyna flow is living up to its legend

    Leak from the front pump area

    Where do we get parts for these things

    Anyone do a disc brake swap on the front?

    What about lowering?

    Big deal is the trans ...... damn not horrible I could drive it but would like to seal it if I can
  11. turdmagnet
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 382


    If those are all your kids, when are you gonna find time for the car !!!. Great looking car you have there!!

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  13. RiKi5156
    Joined: Feb 5, 2011
    Posts: 42


    Farman has dropped spindles for your car. I believe Scarebird has the disc kits.
  14. Thanks ,

    Loooomg into gathering some parts
  15. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,635


    The trans will never not leak a little, unless you are one of the lucky ones. The more you drive it the less it will leak/seep/weep. Replacing the Dyna cascades into a massive project, and I don't think that's what you're after, so live with it. I loved my 55 ht. Yours has a nice color combo, have fun with it. It's like driving a couch. Great cars.
  16. It drives like s champ except the leak
    Thinking to fix it and lower the car over the winter
    Wanna drive the pants off it right now
  17. Car looks great.
  18. build4#2
    Joined: Dec 17, 2017
    Posts: 2


    Nice looking car I happen to have a pair of hardtops one I'm in the process of lowering and bagging and then other is a parts car. Let me know if you need any info. Bruce

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