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    25 Buick oil leak

    I installed a modern oil shaft seal in place of the felt behind the front pulley. These are typically available in metric sizes. Measure and convert dimensions to closest mm, then search for AVX oil seal OD x ID x thick. Kevin
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    1923 Buick 54 roadster Dallas TX craigslist

    NOT MINE *** Gold Mine alert !!! https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/1923-buick-roadster/6650548996.html 1923 Buick model 23-54-6 this is the big 3 seat roadster 90 percent complete was told 1 of 4 known to exist and the only one with 23 inch dealer installed Buick wire wheels with 2 spares 6 cyl overhead valves ahead of its time held speed record in 1923@ 115 mph needs full restoration all wood/ floor needs to be replaced $50,000 obo possible trades with cash was told the guy with one totally restored turned down 250,000
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    1921 Buick 44 roadster Virginia craigslist

    NOT MINE https://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/d/1921-buick-model-44-roadster/6647752377.html 1921 Buick model 44 roadster - $9000 This is a 1921 Buick model 44 roadster all original drivetrain and running gear. Original oak wood spoke wheels 33 inch tires 242 modular six cylinder original two car running and driving comfortable speed of about 30 to 33 miles an hour
  4. NOT MINE https://sd.craigslist.org/cto/d/1928-oakland-2-dr-sedan-and/6643709540.html 1928 Oakland 2 dr. sedan and others - $650 (Watauga SD) 1928 Oakland 2 dr. sedan. Engine rusted, no wood , some rust in body but has a lot of good parts. Rear end turns , wheels turn. Complete running gear. Please email or call for more info. I also have a 1917 Buick truck which has complete engine and running gear and body from dash to radiator. Also a 1919 Paige car that has front but no rear body. (605) 524-9699
  5. NOT MINE https://sd.craigslist.org/cto/d/1928-oakland-2-dr-sedan-and/6643709540.html 1928 Oakland 2 dr. sedan and others - $650 (Watauga SD) 1928 Oakland 2 dr. sedan. Engine rusted, no wood , some rust in body but has a lot of good parts. Rear end turns , wheels turn. Complete running gear. Please email or call for more info. I also have a 1917 Buick truck which has complete engine and running gear and body from dash to radiator. Also a 1919 Paige car that has front but no rear body. (605) 524-9699
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    Body wood pattern for 25-45 touring

    Windshield frame is now "rightside out", and some of the bends straightened out. That lower frame looks like it was taken off a car when it was still nearly new, and hung up inside someplace dry. It has no rust, almost all the original paint is still there, just scuffed up, shiny on the inside facing surfaces, a little faded on outside. Door hinge pins had varying amounts of wear, which was not helping with door to body alignment, so I installed new pins on every hinge. The Door leveler pads located in the jamb were completely worn thru on the lower side from the constant weight of sagging doors rubbing against them, probably from driving on rough unpaved roads back in the day. I made a bending form by grinding a piece of scrap steel plate until it would just fit inside one of the unworn upper pads. A 1 x 1-3/4 blank piece of sheetmetal with corners trimmed could then be clamped against the bending form in the bench vise, each edge bent over the form with a hammer. The final inside radius was formed by hammering with a blunted cold chisel. The only excess remained on the ends, which was trimmed using snips. The new pads fit over the rubber just like the original, and should last for another 93 years or so. Kevin
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    Need Help

    Fred Gear Timing marks don't line up when the flywheel timing mark is visible in the window. They are off by 2 teeth. see Plate No 26 in the maintenance book. Below photo of my timing gears was taken when flywheel mark was visible in the window, but gear marks not quite lined up yet. I added a pencil mark to the midpoint on the fiber gear, which is why the dimple is 180 degrees away. Kevin
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    Body wood pattern for 25-45 touring

    I made new front door post wood plus the nail strip that mounts against the instrument panel and tucks up underneath the cowl overhang. I made a drill jig and used a bushing with a chamfered nose to fit into the hinge countersink to keep the drill perfectly centered when drilling thru the door post. The hole has to line up with hinge, door post, and cast bracket on the back side. The cast brackets support the windshield posts, so getting it located correct is important. I stuck the windshield posts into the sockets and mounted the frame to see if it all lines up correctly, and I can't really be sure if everything is in the right place. The lower windshield frame was bent out on one side, so had to be straightened, and now the gap between the cowl and lower frame is narrow in the center, and wider towards the sides. Also note on the upper windshield frame how the mounting holes for a wiper motor are on the right hand side. Is the upper frame from an export model ? The nail strip is made from 10 pieces of wood laminated to give it some strength. I cut some shallow slots in the back side of the nail strip to clear the 6 bolt heads that fasten the instrument panel to the heavy brackets which support the windshield posts. This was so i could push the nail strip in place and check how it fits. I have been thinking of installing tube nuts in the nail strip so the fasteners can be installed from the under side. There is no easy way to get the cowl sheetmetal over the top of the fully assembled structure. Kevin
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    1923 Buick 2 door Richmond VA craigslist

    NOT MINE https://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/d/1923-buick/6630012742.html 1923 Buick - $1995 (Ashland Va)
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    Body wood pattern for 25-45 touring

    I finally got the motor started, and it was Marvel-less ! I had swapped out the Marvel for a Rochester during some earlier trouble shooting, so I just left it there since it was now plumbed to the vacuum fuel pump cannister as a temporary gas tank. The Rochester seemed to work pretty good, with no hesitation when I opened up the throttle. This happened after getting a lesson in aligning the timing gears from the Hard Knocks school of Auto mechanics ! when I assembled the motor, I had aligned the fiber timing gear mark with the flywheel timing mark stamped on the crankshaft gear. I attached a short piece of 2" pipe to the manifold, so it was pretty loud, and I won't know if it was making any other noises until I get a full exhaust pipe with muffler. This might have been the first time this motor has run since the 1940's, based on a 20 year working life of an average car. Kevin
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    wood floor board

    I have the same serrated plates. could these be from a closed car ? One of the striker plates for my touring was missing, so I had to fabricate a new one, see lower right in the photo. Kevin
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    wood floor board

    that's tin plating on that inside corner part so the body solder will stick. I saw some copper stuck to one of my corner pieces, so assumed it was the material they were using. The body sheetmetal still needs to be freshly cleaned underneath that joint so the solder will flow and fill up the cracks. kevin
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    wood floor board

    Kyle You have both 1924 and 1925 style door latches pictured. Buick Master changed to a "modern" style inside door handle in 1925 and eliminated the vertical lever. Check your parts to see if you have the driver side 1925 latch without the handle sticking up. If you don't have one, just cut the handle off the 1924 latch to convert it. Inside & outside door handle is pictured below. Body sheetmetal at upper corners of the door openings were originally filled in with body solder or lead. To give the lead something to adhere to, a piece of copper foil was nailed to the wood at these corners, and the sheetmetal would have been freshly cleaned and was probably tinned before the sheetmetal was attached to the wood. The original lead probably stays in place unless the original wood is removed, which is the case for your car and mine too. Its probably too late to be adding any lead now, so another solution will be needed. Is there an epoxy that would remain slightly flexible that can be squeezed into the voids to finish these corners ? kevin
  14. NOT MINE 1912 Seagrave "City Service" Fire Truck - $18000 (Sedro Woolley) https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/rare-find-1912-seagrave-city/6583079589.html 1912 Seagrave "City Service" Fire Truck Also known as a Hook and ladder truck, six cylinder Buda engine with a 4 speed transmission and dual chain drive.It measures over 30 ft long and over 6ft wide. Its been dry storage for a while with no rust, Last time ran was 7 years ago, has original radiator with date stamp. electric headlamps and starter. Only a few of these around that we know of.
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    1926 Chrysler Roadster project car

    NOT MINE http://www.hotrodgarage.net/26chry1387.html 1926 Chrysler Roadster - #1387