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1958 Buick Special Tools and Equipment

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13-1 LIFTING EQUIPMENT The lifting procedures developed for 1957 Models will also apply to the 1958 Models. Cars equipped with Air-Poise Suspension may be handled in the same manner as coil spring jobs except as follows: Check for clearance when placing a car with deflated springs on the lift as road clearance is at a [...]

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1958 Buick Frame and Sheet Metal

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12-1 1958 BUICK FRAME Buick's Air-Poise and Coil Spring Suspensions require the use of different frames in 1958. The frames are basically the same with the exception of the construction of the front and rear cross-members. See Figure 12-1. 1958 Buick Air-Poise and Coil Spring Rear Cross-Member NOTE: [...]

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1958 Buick Radio, Heater and Air Conditioner

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11-1 RADIO For 1958, the Sonomatic and Wonderbar radio operation remains unchanged from 1957. Improvements in tone control provide high fidelity (true tone) at the mid-position of the tone control range. In the bass position high notes are partially eliminated, and in the treble range, low notes are partially eliminated. Thus, greater tonal control is [...]

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1958 Buick Electrical Systems Maintenance

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SECTION 10-A - ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS 10-1 BATTERY SPECIFICATIONS Model: 560   10-2 GENERATING SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS Generator 1958 Buick Generator Specifications Generator Regulator-Air Conditioning 1958 Buick Generator Regulator Specifications (Air Conditioner) Generator Regulator--Non Air 1958 Buick Generator Regulator Specifications (No Air Conditioner)   10-3 LIGHTING SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS Headlamp Sealed Beam [...]

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1958 Buick Brakes Maintenance

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SECTION 9-A STANDARD BRAKES  9-1 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS 1958 Buick Brakes Specifications   9-2 GENERAL INFORMATION Except for the changes described below for this section, the 1958 brakes remain the same as in 1957. Brake Linings All series will have a brake lining area of 183.5 sq. inches, which is an increase of 7.7 [...]

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1958 Buick Steering Gear and Linkage

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SECTION 8-A MANUAL STEERING AND LINKAGE The manual steering gear and linkage for 1958 remains the same as was used in 1957.   SECTION 8-B POWER STEERING GEAR AND PUMP 8-1 PUMP SPECIFICATIONS Relief valve opening, psi: 975 to 1075   8-2 GENERAL DESCRIPTION Power steering for 1958 will be standard equipment on 50, 70 [...]

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1958 Buick Chassis Suspension Maintenance

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SECTION 7-A  COIL SPRING SUSPENSION 7-1 SPECIFICATIONS 1958 Buick Suspension Specifications   7-2 FRONT SUSPENSION SYSTEM A one-piece stamped control arm assembly with attached ball joint, more rigid control arm shaft-to-frame mountings, new shock absorber mounting methods and front spring relocation are incorporated into Buick's 1958 front suspension system.   7-3 CONTROL ARM [...]

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1958 Buick Rear Axle Assembly

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6-1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION Except for the changes described below, the rear axle assembly and drive line for 1958 re­ main the same as the 1957 after jobs. A longer radius rod is used in 1958 to give better control over rear end motion, and the radius rod bracket on the rear axle housing has been [...]

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1958 Buick Dynaflow Transmission Maintenance

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SECTION 5-A VARIABLE PITCH DYNAFLOW The 1958 Variable Pitch Dynaflow remains unchanged from the 1957 Dynaflow and is standard equipment on the 60 and 50 series and offered as optional equipment on the 40 Series.   SECTION 5-B FLIGHT PITCH DYNAFLOW The Flight Pitch Dynaflow which is introduced with the 1958 model is entirely new [...]

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1958 Buick Clutch, S-M-Transmission and Universal Joint

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4- 1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION Except for the method of aligning the front propeller shaft to the front U-joint as outlined in Par. 4-2, below, the clutch, synchromesh transmission and U- joint for 1958 are un­changed from 1957.   4-2 U-JOINT Replacing the hole in one propeller shaft spline and corresponding line on the rear face [...]

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