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  1. An odd request, should seem obvious but isn't to me. Where does the negative battery cable attach to a 1939 Buick Century. Mine is very long and too thin (12V) and attached to the starter mounting bolt. Do not see any empty holes so does the cable attach to the front battery box bolt? Thanks in advance Gary
  2. To take this side mount conversation further I drive and 1913 Buick with a single side mount. The tire is a securely fastened to the running board which renders the car a three door although the parking brake and gear lever are also mounted where the door would have been. The tire also carries my only rear view mirror so the car looks good and is practical. I also have a 1915 Buick with a rear spare. It is poorly supported which has broken the wood around the rear of the body where the side supports are fastened and cracked the frame where the centre support is attached. I have added a u shaped channel inside the frame which of coarse takes away from the originality but adds rigidity to carry the weight of the spare. Sorry to hijack this thread. Gary
  3. Side mounts, I like and have them. I notice they also add nearly $2000.00 to the insured and appraised value. They look great and I do not care if they add weight or are more difficult to work around. Also not mentioned is the trunk is huge with no tire cluttering up the space. Dual side mounts are a link to the earlier thirties. Regards, Gary
  4. Try for two, I need one as well. My right hand side has many, as in hundreds, of tiny dents, can't imagine how it happened. The car must have been parked and been hit repeatedly by a lawn mower, wheelbarrow or something. Gary
  5. When I was seeking a car like this I looked at a '37 Packard 120. I turned it down because of the condition of that car. However I found the seat to be too soft to be comfortable, didn't like the rounded shape of the side windows but really liked looking over the long narrow hood driving down the road. The engine was fine but not as impressive as the Century which is now at home. See my post above. Good luck and happy hunting. Gary
  6. I was in your position lately and was seeking a pre war driving sedan, always wanted a Packard. Came across a lovely black '39 Century with side mounts, fender lamps and white walls and fell in love with the 320 Cu In OHV eight. 140 HP, good looks and strong hobby support led me to take ownership of a Buick. So far so good. Gary
  7. Old 16 is a treasure. Gary
  8. Consider the Dort or Gray Dort if Canadian. In 1923 and '24 Dort had a six Cyl Falls engine and a spacial model with those rub strips on the rear of the body and platform over the fuel tank for a trunk. They also had Budd Michelin disc wheels with six lugs. Regards, Gary
  9. Russell, you must be busy if you are getting around to buying a car now. The Convention is in two weeks. See you in Oklahoma, Gary
  10. I remember your dad from when he showed your Whippet Cabriolet long ago. I think I have an old photo of the car and he in Chatham. My roommate from collage drove a '55 Special sedan and that is how it began for me. Attended the SWO Flea Market this morning in Essex, didn't purchase much but had a good breakfast in their diner. Best regards, Gary
  11. Bev and I are attending for the first time from Canada. Registered for the HCCA Convention in Oklahoma City and will be hauling our '13 Buick in a new trailer. See you folks Friday at noon. Gary
  12. Interesting the windshield has a slight laid back rake so I would suppose to is from a later model of Buick but before 1920 (from the plate). The 1915 should be straight up and down. So a replacement top and windshield, perhaps at the same time, though still a two man top. This model c25 was discontinued at the close of 1915. Gary
  13. yup, Hupmobile model 32. I remember it well, singing with French accent. Gary
  14. Congratulations Colin. Looks like a very nice pre war Buick. Please begin by cleaning, reading, using the car and driving, lots of help here, you can learn as you go. Best of Luck, Gary
  15. I vote for 1915 c25 Buick, the light touring. The rise from the hood to the windscreen is more pronounced in the 25 series. I am restoring one presently and it is good to see an old, original photo. Larry check the Buick Crestline book to see the difference in hood height. Interesting Buicks were all black then but not today. Gary