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    Modern Fluids for Early 20's Buick's??

    Thank you everyone that helps a lot as to what to use. I tried searching on forms last few days but most of the threds were for 1930’s to early 40’s vehicles running much faster and parts probably having tighter tolerances. Brice
  2. Trying to get a list together for modern fluids to can be used in our old Buick's specifically the 4 cylinder. (Mine is the 1922 Model 35 Touring with a 4 cyl). 1) Engine oil type and weight (synthetic or not). 2) radiator (use of anti freeze or not, if so mix 50/50??). 3) Will antifreeze hurt the Moto-Meters? (shouldn't seeing how it is sealed, but just asking). 4) Rear differential Gear Lube type and weight. 5) Bearing grease for wheel bearings, axial, etc. 6) Transmission gearbox fluid. 7) Any others I might have left out.
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    Best Spar Varnish on wood spokes????

    Thanks for your input Bill.your right it will not be out in the weather like most wartcraft are. I did end up going with the Captain’s varnish. Like Epifanes it has a nice light warm tone to it with clear gloss that does not look plastic.
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    I have a small drip at the bottom of the differential. It is not bad but just sitting it is couple drops every couple days on floor. I am think of splitting the differential and replacing gasket. Looking at parts book can not find part number for gasket, is there even a gasket used on these? If not thinking of using Make a gasket to try and stop leak. My concern is once car up and running diff fluid gets warmed up the leak will get worse.
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    Oil leak from Differential of 1926 Std Tourer

    I have a 1922 Buick Model 35 and have a small drip at the bottom of the differential. It is not bad but just sitting it is couple drops every couple days on floor. I am think of splitting the differential and replacing gasket. Looking at parts book can not find part number for gasket, is there even a gasket used on these? If not thinking of using Make a gasket to try and stop leak. My concern is once car up and running diff fluid gets warmed up the leak will get worse.
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    AND THEN THERE WERE THREE

    Hey Terry if it is not out of your way on the way home stop by and you can see where I am at on the 22 -35. I assume your going up I35 to 80 then over to Davenport . Going up I35 you will pass about 4 miles south of me. If no time to stop wave as you pass by, LOL. Brice
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    Best Spar Varnish on wood spokes????

    Thanks Tom that is what I have decided to go with as well. Just got it the other day and forgot to add the brushing thinner but it is on the way. I hope to start applying this weekend if all goes well or at least mid of next week. I like that you added the info on a test sample you have done that helps in knowing that I am going in the right direction. I used the CPES as there is some nicks and small chunks into couple spokes and wanted to seal up and harden up good. The CPES has done a great job at that and i am very happy with it.
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    Door Hinge Repair Wood Frame 27'

    Welcome to the form glad to see another project getting started. I would agree with Bloo making a plate that would be the size of the three holes square so that the pressure would be distributed across the wood should be safer to prevent cracking or splitting. You could also use large area washers one for each screw nut combo. If you need to grinde the area washers on the side so they all fit nicely in the triangle pattern. If you go the nut combo my opinion would to use a fiber lock nut so it does not potentially loosen as the door is used. Just my two cents.
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    1923 Model 23-4-35 Buick Restoration Australia

    Norm, Welcome to the crowd. Hats off 🎩 to you for getting started. All I can say is I have been here on the form for a short time getting started on my 1922 Model 35 and the help, advise and information is just absolutely great. Everyone helps where they can and will always give you moral support to help keep going. It can be a bit overwhelming at times trying to figure out what direction to go first. Hugh gave me some good advise when I first got going and that was pick one to start with either body or frame and engine and you will see more progress develop fast as time goes. You will then feel as if your making progress. Jumping back and forth from one to the other it feels like your not going anywhere fast. She will look good when your done good luck and I look forward to seeing your progress as time moves forward. Brice
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    Posting photos on forum

    Spinneyhill thanks for the heads up I will check them out as $50 in my pocket is better than theirs, LOL
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Norm, Ya from what I have read on the forms here I am very lucky that the only wood issues so far is the one spot that broken off in the back drivers side that you can see in the third picture on my original post will not be too much to fix and move on. well least lets put it this we will see once I start digging more into the body then it may be a bigger surprise but I hope not. Brice
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    Posting photos on forum

    I am lucky at this point as I do most of the photo stuff at work and use a program called "Snagit" been using it for about 8 years now and love it. The version I use is a 2013 version so I know the updated one should do a great deal more. I just looked it up as I think I am going to buy it for at home so i can do more posting of pictures and photo editing. The cost to download is $49.95 US, LOL ($50.00)US, companies always do that so you don't feel like your spending more than $50, I get a chuckle about that. Any way here is a "Snagit" shot of the 2018 pricing. Oh ya I do not work for TechSmith who are the makers of this program I just wanted to post what I use and hope to help someone else.
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    AussieBuick, Here are the pictures I hope this helps a little bit more for you was tried to get more than you needed but if you need me to put a tape measure and photo it let me know it is not a problem.
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Hugh, Looks good that will definitely make sealing and cleaning the wood up a lot easier.
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Norm, sorry just got your post I will get couple posted for you tomorrow. I see Hugh posted some on his 25 which gives good view with no body attached. I will get you a few with body panels to see if there is any differences can be seen.