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    More dashboard gauges, old parts

    Morgan, I got the parts yesterday and they look great thanks. Brice
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    Master Parts Book

    I can see your point, it will defiantly be another tool in the tool box.
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    Master Parts Book

    Thank you for the help.
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    Master Parts Book

    I came across a listing for a Master Parts Book 1916-1932 from Faxon Auto Literature has anyone else purchased a copy of this book and is it readable and seem to be good as reference for a 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car.
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Well I got one of George's Hub Pullers to get back hubs off glad I did. Defiantly made things easier and quicker, it put a bit of a dent in budget for the car but hey some times that happens just work a bit of overtime to make it up. Now that the hubs are off clean up time. From the looks of it seams that the break friction pads still have some life left.
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Morgan, Thank you that is a fair deal and I will get check off tonight when get home from work. Brice
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Morgan, I did dig through the other boxes last night and it looks like I do need the two items you are talking about the ignition switch/headlight switch and the map light. Looking at the face on the speedometer of mine it could stand a face lift. If you send me your contact info and total pricing we can get things in the works. Thank you for offering on these items to me. Brice
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Leif, I have thought about looking for a longer push rod that may be the same and cut threads with thread die farther down the shaft then trim off to proper length has anyone have any luck trying that idea. Just a trying to think out side the box so to speak if necessary. Do you know any other years that may have the same bottom as the 1922 four cyl. I am still waiting for the parts book I ordered from Buick Heritage Alliance. I do think that the push rod may work fine for a number of years the way it is however i figured since it is apart I should just replace it now so if it does fail damage will not occur.
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Morgan, Thank you I will touch base with you about the headlight/ignition switch and interior light in a day or so still have some parts in boxes from the move from Northern Illinois to Eastern Kansas hope to have gone through all the boxes this weekend. Brice
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Hugh, Thank you for reaching out to me with advise and encouragement. The Motor I am thinking about spraying up into the case in general and on crank, piston rods and camshaft some gas to try and flushing out the any of stuff that may be in there and to start with and get the pistons unstuck if they are (have not tried yet still taking basic inventory of all the parts). I am looking for one push rod as the one pictured here is pitted the others are in great shape. Body looks to be in good shape one broken spot on drivers rear that I think the top bows attach to. I was think of using Tightbond 3 wood glue to reattach as it is weather proof and has great adhesion and drys clear enough to repaint. The body does not have hardly any dings surprisingly so that should make the process smoother. I do not have a top or side curtains as yet. I do have the bows for the top and metal hardware that the bows are secured into (have brain freeze trying to think of what they are called). One other thing trying figure out on form pages is how to post more than three four pictures at a time. I see others that have posted 8 or 9 in a single post so the posting of more views is a bit slow in coming. Brice
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    Newbie with 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car

    Here are a few more pics.
  12. Hello every one, My name is Brice, As stated in the Topic title I am a new novice to the AACA forms and reviving an antique car.Little did I know that the 1949 Allis Chalmers "C" Model tractor that he started me on would lead to fishing the Buick but it did. The Allis was not quite a basket case but not far either. My brother said he did not think it would ever run again. Dad said he was testing me to see if I could do the 1922 Buick. So enters the the touring car. What I have is a 1922 Buick Model 35 Touring car. A bit of history how I got going on this is that my father started it and at going on 84 years old decided that he did not want to spend the time finishing it so he passed it along to me. He had made good progress on it as you can see from the pictures. But alas life gets in the way and he just feels like there are a few other things that he wants to put his time into. Now my turn, LOL, I seem to have a bit more time than he does so onward with the show. I have been reading the AACA forms for a wile now and finally have managed to get the entire car to my work shop as had to move it from Norther Illinois to Eastern Kansas over a two three week period, hence why I have not jumped on the form until now. Car is project in the works. Seeing as dad started it by striping the paint on body had seats reupholster it will be so to speak a restored type but not 100% original. I am not going to change any thing mechanically as using parts from other engines and drive train of the time. My end goal is for it to look like it was new when someone brought it home for the first time before the wear and tear has been introduced. I plan on driving it regularly to work and about town with wife and two dogs in the back seat weather permitting once done. I am looking for to seeing it take life again and have fun driving it. So you can see here are a couple pictures of where it is at my starting point.