1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

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  • Birthday 12/14/1964

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  1. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Master valve seat pressures.

    Rod, Bell Springs in Thomastown, Melbourne. Ask for Darren. (03) 9464 6611. He comes highly recommended. They have helped my mate alot with his various veteran cars and bikes. I dont have a price yet, but it will be what it is. David
  2. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Master valve seat pressures.

    Thanks Terry and Larry for your quick responses. Now i have some specifications i will pass that onto the spring manufacturer. I knew seat pressure was important (but i didnt know what it was) i also rightly believed it was equally as important to have matching pressures. I didnt want to get caught mixing old and new springs just to try and save a couple of dollars. Once i get them i will forward some photos before and during assembly. Thankyou once again, David
  3. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Master valve seat pressures.

    Following on from current engine rebuild topics. I am about to reassemble my freshly rebuilt engine. Most of the valve springs had seen better days, so i am having a new set made. My questions to you all are, how important is valve seat pressure, and, if anyone knows - what should it be ? I may as well try to get it right at this point during the rebuild. I assumed that because the engine is slow reving and reasonably low compression it is not that big a deal. Correct? I look forward to you thoughts. David
  4. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1920s Dash clock

    A few close up photos of the clock for you. David
  5. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1920s Dash clock

    Additt, Notice in the above photo that the instrument faces were white! Did that mean that the clock and speedo were also white ? Who knows! David
  6. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1920s Dash clock

    Just to add a bit more confusion to the mix. I have posted this question before. When i got my car the clock and speedometer were missing😣, but notice the colour of the face plates! I have since located another instrument cluster (black faceplate and gauges) and a speedo - also black. David
  7. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Master oil pump.

    Good morning Rodney, Thanks for those kind words. When you're next visting this "island state" please be sure to look me up. David
  8. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Master oil pump.

    Thanks Brian, I knew someone would have an answer for me. When you think about it, it is quiet a logical design. Onwards and upwwards. Now i start to assemble the engine. More photos to folow. David.
  9. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Master oil pump.

    Just re reading my original post. I dont think i was very clear in my initial description. All that was re manufactured were the three gears. The shaft, tapered nut c/w left hand thread is as found/original to the car. David
  10. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Master oil pump.

    Thanks for your quick reply Leif. All i did was replicate the parts that i removed from the engine, and therefore renew the gears due to excessive wear. The parts are no doubt (to me) genuine Buick components. I don't have a parts manual, but part 173334 looks exactly like my "driven" gear. The spring pushes up onto the collar and "lifts" the shaft up into the pump gear, thus engaging the bronze nut further into the taper inside the gear. This gear and shaft assemble inside part 165487. So, the questions remain. Why the taper and secondly what purpose does it serve? David
  11. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Master oil pump.

    Something that has been puzzling me that i'm sure someone here can answer for me. I have just picked up my oil pump after having new fears made (2 × pump and camsgaft drive gear). My question is, why is the "driven" pump gear secured via a tapered "nut"? Is it some sort of safety or pressure relief mechanism? The bronze nut has a left hand thread. I forgot to include in the photos the heavy compression spring that is always ensuring a firm fit/engagement of the nut within the gear. (Does that make sense?) If more photis are required i can provide. Thanks in advavce. David.
  12. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Sport Tourer fuel tank.

    Wow! $450 usd equates to (at todays rate) $567 aud! I dont think so. If i gotta spend money for something, so be it. But that is just ridicilous. David
  13. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Sport Tourer fuel tank.

    Oops, Sorry Larry🙁, i missed your post. That fuel cap looks brand new. Does that means it is commercially available or do i still have to make one? Regards David
  14. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Sport Tourer fuel tank.

    Thanks Leif, Very helpful. Still, if anyone has any photos of their cars or cars they have come across i would still be keen to see it "in the flesh" Regards and thanks again David
  15. 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

    1924 Sport Tourer fuel tank.

    Hey guys, I am looking for some photos that show the details about the fuel tank for my car. The tank was toast, and i have just had a new one rolled up in stainless steel. Before i mount all the fittings i need to confirm a few details. What i am after, in particular, are some detailed photos around the fuel filling point and gas cap (my cap is missing and i willl need to fabricate a new one🤔). So, if any of you have any photos that you would'nt mind posting i would be very interested to see them. Regards David