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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    Hi Rob,
    I bought the bows through Antique Auto Top Hardware Company. They were
    rough cut steam bent oak. I was not sure what the finish length of the bows
    were, so I had them sent with the ends uncut as they come out of the
    bending fixture.
    (Note: A boof is equal to 4 bangs or 8 taps.)
    Thanks,
    Joe
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    Joe;
    My compliments to you. What an amazing craftsman you are. I have done some limited machine shop work, but I am in awe of your skill(and tools!).
    Thank you very much for sharing!
    Keih

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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14





    Hello,
    I added the external pump oiler, the magneto, the Schebler carburetor and
    their linkages to the engine. I also routed oil lines and the brass lines
    for the carbide head lamps (inside the frame channel)...
    Thanks,
    Joe
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    Hello,
    Shown are the transmission, clutch and brake linkage being test fitted before paint. All clevis holes on the link rods were reamed oversize for larger
    diameter clevis pins. The outboard frame mounted bracket had to be shimed with all four corners of the shim plate being different thickneses. The
    brass transmission mounted inner support had to be sleeved and re-bored to a different angle bushing hole.
    I did run the engine a couple of times this summer. It needs a sheet metal guard over the flywheel to prevent oil spray before I run it
    again!
    Thanks,
    Joe
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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14 *DELETED*

    Thanks Joe I was wondering when the next installment of your adventure would appear. I have really enjoyed the descriptions of the meticulous work you have done.
    When can we sign up for a ride?
    Larry

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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14 *DELETED*

    Welcome, class, to Buick 101. Years old, that is! I love the balloon strings, great way to lift the car for service. I'm recognizing things - cylinder head, water pump and fan, magneto - but in a configuration that's very unfamiliar. Clearly, 1911 was still too early for the industry to become standardized.
    Magnificent.
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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14 *DELETED*

    Hi Rob,
    The balloon strings are just to prevent the top from blowing down (at speed of course!)
    Joe

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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14







    Photo of the Remy magneto before installation. I gutted out the innards and machined a cavity whithin the magnets to accept a Kubota tractor single phase
    alternator (visible in the bottom photo). I ended up using a Yamaha 400c.c. motorcycle engine voltage regulator/rectifier to get a D.C. voltage for the coil.
    There was enough room inside the wood coil box enclosure for both a NAPA Eichlin coil and the voltage regulator.
    I fired up the car last Saturday- I'm getting 6.6 volts across the battery when the motor is revved to cruising RPM.
    That made me a happy camper!
    Thanks,
    Joe
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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    Ooo, you sly devil... Reminds me of another ancient Buick out west, with a running board-mounted acetylene tank that's been adapted to carry a wine bottle. Modern needs require modern solutions.
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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    Hello,
    My brother stopped by with his cell phone and recorded some video:
    1911 Buick - YouTube
    This link doesn't work; go to You Tube and put "1911 Buick" in the browser. Its a few videos down from the top.
    Thanks,
    Joe
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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    JOE, i'm smiling so hard my eyes are leaking. What a shame they had to start covering up all those delightful gadgets, as cars became expected to run all day without maintenance. What a treat it is to watch and hear this beautiful machine run.
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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    Joe:
    Truly a thrill to see and hear it running. Really made my day! I only hope we can see the car and owner in person some day.
    Larry
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    Very neat, I let the whole family watch! It sounds really good!
    Keith

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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    Quote Originally Posted by dibarlaw View Post
    Joe:
    Truly a thrill to see and hear it running. Really made my day! I only hope we can see the car and owner in person some day.
    Larry
    I agree!! Beautiful. You have done a great job.

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    Love seeing these old engines run. Great video. You've come a long way on that car, a true inspiration.
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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    Thank you all,
    I hope to drag the car up to Hershey for the fall 2013 show. I just have to trim out the car (running boards, floor mat and misc.).
    I also should replace that crank case breather with something that does not spray oil all over the windshield!
    Thanks again,
    Joe
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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    Joe, what a wonderful job and pictorial/essay. I also never followed this thread because of the Deleted in the title. I had no idea you were doing this gorgeous detailed work. And I loved the sound of that engine in the video too. Truly, a joy to see this all come together after this length of time. Thanks for starting and continuing this thread.

    I am looking forward to the pictures as the Buick is trimmed.

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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    Joe,

    Why wait until fall. How about the BCA in South Bend this summer.

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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    Joe:
    Yes I believe the best place for an initial showing should be at the BCA meet in South Bend. I am planning on being there. And since I will also go to Hershey I would have the pleasure of seeing it twice! Don't forget I signed up for a ride!
    Larry

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    Larry,

    What a pleasure to watch your Buick running ---- it put a big smile on our faces.

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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    So Joe,

    you got your PhD in Mechanical Engineering WHERE? Dude you make everything sound not so much simple, but just an every day typical thing you go out to the garage and knock out in a few hours. When we all know it takes a genius mind plus days/weeks and my Lord what PATIENCE. So I'm curious, if you don't mind sharing, what is your mechanical background.


    Quote Originally Posted by imported_Joe Kieliszek View Post

    Out of frustration with trying to seal a cork carburetor
    float, I machined a die to hydroform two halves of a float
    from .005" thick brass shim stock.
    I found that I needed to limit the travel of the brass whithin
    the die cavity between drawing and annealing of the blank;
    shown to each side are inserts made from 5 minute epoxy which
    fit whithin the steel die cavity.
    The upper half of the float has a threaded brass lug (4-40 tap
    with a blind hole) for attachment to the float arm.
    I tried out the float in dad's model 10 Buick- so far no
    leaks!...
    Thanks,
    Joe
    Quote Originally Posted by imported_Joe Kieliszek View Post

    The center five teeth of the bronze segment gear on the
    steering box had quite a bit of wear; I was able to silver
    solder the top half of the worn teeth. I then re-faced the
    gear in the lathe and cut all the teeth .070" of an inch
    deeper. I used the good profile teeth at each end for grinding
    a fly cutting tool as well as figuring out tooth spacing..
    Thanks,
    Joe
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    Marty:
    Thanks for the compliment .. I only wish it was mine. It is the mechanical marvel ..Joe Kieliszek's. The only contact I have had with a car near as old was when I asked about your 1914 B-37.
    Larry DiBarry

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    Re: 1911 Buick model 14

    Hello,
    Just working in machine/fabrication shops; couldn't get enough of running lathes & boring mills all day, so I bought a lathe and Bridgeport for home (glutten for punishment).
    Thanks,
    Joe

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    Joe :
    I know the feeling. I had worked for 7 1/2 years in a foundry machine shop. I loved working on the Bullards, LeBlonds, Cincinnatis
    Hendeys, Warner Swaseys etc. If the place had not shut down(Combustion Engineering, East Monongahela Pa.) I would probably still be there. Instead I have taught Industrial Arts (now Tech Ed) for the last 28 years. I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up!
    Keep At It!
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