Fred Rawling

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About Fred Rawling

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  • Birthday 02/04/1940
  1. FOR SALE COWL DATA TAG FOR 1930 & 1931

    The 1930 tag is sold. The 1931 tag is still availagle
  2. 1932 Buick water pump question

    'Square packing works best and graphite impregnated teflon is better than graphite impregnated rope packing. I did not know that. Thanks
  3. 1932 Buick water pump question

    'Square packing works best and graphite impregnated teflon is better than graphite impregnated rope packing.
  4. 25 Buick first start issues

    Could it be that when you bolt the starter on it is miss-aligned and binding?
  5. DATA PLATE OR TAG FOR 1930 MODEL 47 AND ONE FOR A 1931 MODEL 67. $17.00 EACH POST PAID U.S.A. OUTSIDE U.S.A. INQUIRE. fred.rawling@live.com 562 644-4670
  6. COVER FOR THE TIMING HOLE. FITS D, E, H, K, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 6 CYL. AND 1930 SER 40, 40, 60 $2.00 POST PAID USA. CONTACT ME AT fred.rawling@live.com or 562 644-4670
  7. 1928 Buick Master Six clutch rattling & tinkling

    If you want a good used clutch, I have some for $20.00 plus shipping. Fred Rawling 562 644 4670 fred.rawling@live.com
  8. 1925 Buick sump removal

    There are 2 bolts at the front or rear of the oil pan (sump). I do not remember if it is front or rear. A 1/4 drive socket works very well for removing them. I make my own gaskets from cork purchased at one of the craft stores. I glue the cork to the pan with weather strip cement and coat the part that goes against the block with Permatex #2. Do not put the weather strip adhesive on both sides of the cork. It will take hours to remove if you have to remove it in the future. I use rope packing as was used on cars in the early 1950's rather than cork at the front and rear of the pan.
  9. WHAT DO THESE WHEELS FIT

    My experience is with 1926 to 1929 parts. If the rear end was in that date range, it would sell for around $250.00 and a little more if you part it out. It will be a long range project. As an example, look at the posts in the buy sell forum and see how often someone asks for an axle or differential gears. One exception is if the ring and pinion has a good gear ratio. Fred
  10. THE ANTIQUE AUTO MAGAZINE ISSUE FOR MAY / JUNE 1971 CONTAINS A 28 PAGE ARTICLE ENTITLED THE EARLY BUICK STRAIGHT EIGHT AND THE CAR THAT CUTRICE BUILT WRITTEN BY EARL BEAUCHAMP JR.. IT IS A VERY INTERESTING ARTICLE WITH LOTS OF GOOD INFORMATION. $5.75 POST PAID USA CONTACT ME AT fred.rawling@live.com or 562 644-4670
  11. 1928 Buick Master removal of starting crankshaft cap

    Hugh has the right idea, lots of penetrating oil. Try the latest one you make yourself 50/50 trans fluid and acetone.
  12. Parts for pre-1920 Buicks

    Mark, Please post Dean's e-mail or contact info for Morgan. I would do it but I do not have it.
  13. Oil leak from Differential of 1926 Std Tourer

    My guess is that on the 150 miles, you warmed up the grease in the housing and it leaked out. I would grease it again and clean up the mess. Then go for a drive and see what happens. I would take the saddle apart and clean it out first because it looks like the old grease has worn out and turned to oil. Amen to not overfilling the differential. I like my finger to go down about a half inch below the filler before feeling the oil. I think that the side gears on my 1928 had some bronze shims or bushings on the side gears. If you have bronze in the differential be sure NOT to use hypoid gear oil. It will make worm holes in your bronze.
  14. valve push rod cover stud removal

    I have never had a problem removing them and if you break one I will send you a replacement. No body ever wants to buy them so I assume that they do not break often. fred.rawling@live.com
  15. JEWELER'S ROUGE

    Terry, If you can find a plating shop near by, ask them what they would use. Fred