Fred Rawling

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  1. Fred Rawling

    Need Help

    I have to buy a battery tomorrow. I killed this one. I put the flywheel on with the cylinder head off so I saw # 1 piston at the top of the stroke. I will double check by pulling #1 plug and putting the flywheel marks in line with the mark on the housing, What I am getting from the response is that when the "0" mark on the flywheel is lined up with the mark on the housing the timing marks on the cam and crank will line up. With the timing mark on the flywheel at 17 degrees, the marks on the cam and crank will not be lined up. Now the engine sits with the cam and crank marks lined up. Tomorrow I will see what is in the flywheel window. I noticed that with the timing marks on the cam and crank gears lined up,, my distributor rotor has just passed # 1 and the flywheel mark has passed the timing mark on the flywheel housing. That fits because the rotor is under #1 at 17 degrees BTDC.
  2. Fred Rawling

    Need Help

    The vacuum gauge reads 11 inches steady. The chart says that I have a valve timing problem. After setting valve lash static and then in motion, adjusting the carb, new points, condenser and coil with no change, I pulled the timing case cover and found that when the mark on the cam gear and on the crank gear are pointing to each other, the timing mark on the flywheel is not in the window of the flywheel cover. It looks like the flywheel is on wrong. Opinions please. This is a 1928 Buick. When I first put it together, I had 16 inches of mercury steady and drove it on the freeway at 45 mph until I had the problem. What would maker it change? Fred
  3. Fred Rawling

    1935 buick S.40 HELP!!!

    The radiator shop can clean the tubes also. With the top and bottom tanks off, they run a rod down the tubes. Checking the thermostat first before pulling the radiator is a good idea., After not driving my 1935 90 ser. for a year it ran hot. Before I parked it there was no problem,. The corner radiator shop told me that it needed a new core. I took it to another honest shop. They cleaned the tanks and it ran fine. For major surgery get a second opinion.
  4. Fred Rawling

    1922-27 Buick Standard Front wheel bearing & lip seal

    Hugh, I have the felt seals for $12.50 a pair. Like Leif says, they work fine. fred.rawlng@live.com
  5. Fred Rawling

    1935 buick S.40 HELP!!!

    Some times flushing the radiator us not enough. You may have to take it off and have is cleaned out by a radiator shop.
  6. Fred Rawling

    throttle control

    I have all the rods to go on a 1928 for both the master and standard. Call or email me if you still need them. fred.rawling@live.com or 562 644-4670
  7. Fred Rawling

    1925 Buick Std.rear axle leak

    Make sure that the filler hole on the differential cover is below the center of the housing. Check the oil in trans to be sure that the oil is not leaking down the torque tube from the trans.
  8. IDENTIFIED AT THE BAKERSFIELD MEET AS 1906 -1907. Measurements at the points shown in the photo are 20 3/4 the rear where you see the ruler and 16 1/8 the other location marked by the ruler. $25.00 plus shipping. M<ore photos if you want them. I could only attach 3 here. Fred 562 644-4670 or fred.rawling@live.com
  9. Fred Rawling

    1935 buick S.40

    If you still need the bolts, send me a photo of the head and the length. fred.rawling@live.com
  10. Fred Rawling

    25 Buick fuel problems

    If the portable tank indicates it is not the fuel feed, I would change the condenser and if the problem still persists, buy a new coil and try that. One of the BCA members near me uses a 1972 El Camino condenser in his 1923 6 cyl. . he says he has no problems. That may bve a good place to start for ease of finding a replacement.
  11. Fred Rawling

    25 Buick fuel problems

    If the portable tank indicates it is not the fuel feed, I would change the condenser and if the problem still persists, buy a new coil and try that.
  12. I know that a steady reading of 8 indicates later valve timing. What I do not understand is why it changes when the engine warms up. I would like some more input before I start taking it apart.
  13. I know that a steady 8 late means late valve timing. What I do not understand is why it changes when the engine warms up. This is a 1928 engine with timing gears and no chain.
  14. Fred Rawling

    1923 Buick

    This is from the 1924 4 cyl., owners manual. I seems to me to be a little more clear. Unfortunately the photos are in reverse order.
  15. Fred Rawling

    1923 Buick

    This attachment is from the 1923 4 cyl. owners manual. Check to be sure that the distributor is not 180 degrees out of time. I would pull a spark plug and with the plug wire on it and the plug grounded to the engine see if the plug sparks. If no spark try sliding a point file between the points. Just one pull should do it. You do not have to file them. After you time the engine and crank it a few times. If the timing changes and it is out of time, it is probably a bad timing gear. Before you pull the spark plug to check for spark, crank the engine with the choke out several times. Then pull the plug and smell it to see if gas is getting to the cylinders.