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    Spark Plug Wires

    In Ronnie's original post he says he bought new wires, 7 mm, and they are arcing. Why would new wires be leaking spark? I purchased a set from the same supplier, 8 cyl, 7 mm, cloth covered, and am using them for two four cylinder engines now I question if they are good to use? I need 7mm to fit the caps without alteration, the oak tracer is pretty to look at but black would be fine, too. Thanks, Gary
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    Music in a Pre-War Car??

    We have a musical family in our group. In a 1914 Ford they whole family sings songs as they motor along, they learned the lyrics from a large collection of 78's and wax cylinders. They are very good, the daughter attended University in a music program and has since joined an opera. It was a wonderful experience and live music is the best, one evening, sitting a veranda beside a lake, she wowed us with an aria in Italian. Sorry, I do not know how to get music in your car. This posting reminded me of the Doddington family and I wanted to share. Regards, Gary
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    Where are the Pre-War Events these days???

    Thanks for the heads up concerning pre war events in Ontario, I seem to be out of the loop. There is no HASC in my town though I perhaps should join the local A4C's which has a chapter here. I am in a local unaffiliated club but they do not do much anymore with pre war cars. Maybe I should join your region of the AACA just to get the newsletter. Bev and I are looking forward to the Vintage Tour this summer and if you can find a job for us we are willing to help out. Thanks, Gary
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    Autumn Buicks

    The other end of Autumn Buicks is winterizing, wrap the air conditioner and store the outdoor furniture for winter. Regards, Gary
  5. Thanks for taking us all on your journey and congratulations. Enjoyed the trip, Gary
  6. Tail lamp Tuesday. Found this pleasing photo of our 1913 Buick model 31, on tour, before the Old Car Festival in Michigan. Maybe Autumn Buicks because it was September. Regards, Gary
  7. Thank you for the report and photos. I hang out on the Buick forums though this DB thread gets my attention, you DB fellows always have interesting cars, problems and camaraderie. If I could ever find a Victory Six roadster my heart would sing, lovely looking cars. Regards, Gary
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    Metz 25 Touring For Sale

    I have a complete windshield for a Metz hanging on a nail, original and unrestored, looking for a new home, like the one in the photo. Located in Ontario about an hour east of Detroit. Gary
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    Where are the Pre-War Events these days???

    I am a member of Snappers as well. I think 28 Pontiac is looking for single day car shows where he can sit in a lawn chair behind his 20's car and interact with like minded owners and the public. I'm with you, Tom, these cars are total enjoyment on the road rumbling along with friends. Other than what has been talked about I do not know of any stationary shows and Mr 28 Pontiac will be disappointed. Gary I nearly forgot, what about Auburn, In in the spring. Certainly a wonderful show where you could have the Pontiac judged or display only. A great reason too belong to the AACA, too
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    Where are the Pre-War Events these days???

    I do not mean to rain on your car show except to say I feel you have the wrong car. I saw you at the Windsor cruise night last August ( I drove my '39 Buick Century about an hour to be there) and were there any other cars like yours, which were not hot rods? The kind of car show you are looking for was common 30 years ago, lucky for you there is the Old Car Festival and Gilmore Pre War days near where you live. My wife and I attended both with our 1913 Buick and those shows come closest to your desires in todays environment. Our cars are for touring with our car friends, at 30 MPH, we have car shows nearby but we rarely go. The few we do, I win an award, let dads take kids pictures in the car, teach kids to squeeze the bulb horn to make a squawk, stop for ice cream on the drive home. Its a good day because we make it one. I sold a '29 Chevrolet recently to a fellow who was in a group of 6 friends who drive twenties car for enjoyment. Hopefully you can find or invent your own club and travel together to car shows in twenties cars too. Regards, Gary
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    1925 Model 25 with California Top

    How do you become a millionaire trading old cars? Answer, start with ten million. Gary
  12. In a related matter, I have a car for sale on these forums. I have received three phone text messages from a different numbers each time with the exact same words " still available, Call me". I did not respond, has to be a scam just don't know how or why? Regards, Gary
  13. I am missing a couple of hood clamps as pictured to complete the restoration of a 1915 McLaughlin ( Canadian Buick) model 25. I would accept two which are similar or even a set of four of the correct size. Overall 4 1/2" long and 1/2" barrel diameter, hooks unscrew and are nickel plated. Anything, check your spare parts please? Regards, Gary
  14. Larry; The two hood clamps look just right. Mine are red painted now but will be stripped and sprayed black. Thanks, Gary
  15. For taillamp Tuesday I cannot wait, it is raining cats and dogs in Southern Ontario, the remnants of Hurricane Florence. I've painted the rear parts for my 1915 McLaughlin touring car and this is the first fitting. Next my local shoemaker will duplicate the leather belts and the paint will get polished this winter. The front fenders are in final epoxy primer and the headlamp rims are still at the platers. So far I've painted everything in my home workshop, not the best painter except to say I have time to work out the details and I make up for my failings by employing the best tools and materials available. Regards, Gary
  16. Todays Daily Dose of Buick is from the summer past, a friend was looking to purchase one of these two 1940 Buicks and since I seem to be the local Buick guy I was invited to participate. The picture I snapped through the fence reminded me of my youth when cars were stored in alleys and boys riding bikes would dream of the day when he would learn to drive. The black car is a Century and the blue a Super so no parts interchange. My friend decided not to buy and I do not know the outcome of these cars, I have a phone number if interested. Enjoy, Gary
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    Where are the Pre-War Events these days???

    AACA Vintage Tour, Kingston, On August 2019 as advertised. I'm going. Regards, Gary
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Brice; Even though the brake bands look very usable I believe they are asbestos and dangerous to health. You can get them relined at frictions shops locally with superior and safer modern linings. I had two brake bands and two parking brake bands relined for about 350.00 Canadian including tax which would be a bit over $200 in your money. Best of luck, Gary
  19. Hey Brian, sorry we missed you, Saturday was a busy day for us, pass in review and we had company. I did see this Buick driving around quite often and I thought of our friend Lawrence. Regards, Gary
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    1939 Buick Century sedan model 61

    New price $15,500 or best offer. Cleaned gas tank and added new sender, all gauges function. Driven 1,000 miles this summer without incident. Gary
  21. Steers and stops straight, clean Ontario title, built in Flint Mi, proper black matches cowl tag. Older repaint and nicely reupholstered, shows well, pre war touring car. I've replaced the wiring harness and repaired cracks in the steering wheel. The bad, the car needs running board mats and has sealed beams, radio and clock non functioning, the good, has side mounts, fender lamps, decent chrome, 320 engine and 6V. I bought the Buick 1 1/2 years ago and have driven it trouble free 200 miles. I am more interested in the pre '16 cars so this car, though fine, may not be the correct fit for me. 16,500 USD located in Chatham, On about an hour east of Detroit. 519 three five two 8063 Gary
  22. I took some photos of children and cars at the Old Car Festival ( OCF ) to prove if you get kids into and driving your old cars they will stay involved. The first photo is at a High School we stopped at during the Lansing to Dearborn Endurance Run, the car is an '08 Northern. The second is a young lady driving her grandfather's Columbus at the OCF. The third is not a kid but the fellow on the right is attending his 62nd OCF in a row with his dad's 1920 Overland, pretty good investment, 62 years and just two payments remaining. Finally mom taking her daughter of a drive in her Hupmobile. There were hundreds of photo opportunities of children dressing in period costumes and enjoying the antique car hobby. Long live the OCF. Regards, Gary
  23. As part of the Old Car Festival in Michigan is the Lansing to Dearborn Endurance Run, as you can imagine Buicks are very popular in this event for one and two cylinder cars. This year these three, a Model G and two F's were successful. In the first photo a G had trouble starting and a " riding mechanic" is making adjustments before the return trip to Dearborn, He made it but with a little difficulty. The second photo is taken at one of the stops and is the beauty picture. And finally a stop at a High School showing the students ancient motoring. As you can see these are working machines, 200 miles round trip. Regards, Gary
  24. Bev and I attended the Old Car Festival ( OCF ) for our twentieth year with this 1913 Buick model 31. Since the OCF is not a static display we gave rides including leaving the park, driving on Dearborn streets and re-entering the park via different entrance, by the back workshops. With parents permission I must have had a dozen children learn how to crank start an engine, they were all successful. I have the car in such a high state of tune it will start on a quarter turn and the impulser means if the kids can turn the engine it will start. The engine has never. ever kicked back. Great weather ending with showers late in the afternoon Sunday and huge public crowds. I should mention the OCF had 4 Model K Fords and 8 Sears high wheelers too. Regards, Gary
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    Bringing one home from Canada

    You are correct, please leave our cars in Canada. There are more cars in Florida than in all of Canada, look there. Tongue pressed firmly into cheek, Gary