Pete Phillips

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  1. Warning: You could spend hours and hours just looking at this. Here is one small snippet: 1929 coupe with what looks like complete engine:
  2. What about a price? I'm one of those who will never call unless I know first that it is within my budget.
  3. Location???????
  4. The Oldsmobile one is a radio delete plate. My 1948 Olds 98 has one just like that in the middle of its dashboard. The Pontiac one is approximately 1950, The others I do not recognize but they all appear to be late 1940s/early 1950s. Pete Phillips Leonard, Texas
  5. I have two of these; the first ones of these I have ever seen; not a common piece. 8-1/2 by 11", 20 illustrated pages, how to remove, clean, and disassemble Buick hydraulic lifters; includes the special tool order form in the back. First $7.00 gets it, including the postage, a rare piece. Printed in 1951. Pete Phillips, BCA #7338 Leonard, Texas
  6. Wow, with wire wheels, no less!!! Only the third or fourth one of these I have ever seen with the rare wire wheel option. Nice find!
  7. All I can say is, you've got a mighty good battery! Give the poor thing some more gas! These old straight eights need a lot of gas to be spread out over that long intake manifold. You also might have a quicker start if you would just open the throttle up some when it begins to fire. It is so rewarding to hear an old engine come back to life like this after years and years of not running.
  8. The Standard six has a 114" wheelbase; Master has a 120 or a 128". This looks like one of the longer wheelbase cars from the side view, but measure it to be sure. I can tell you that the tail light is for a 1928, not a '25. '25 tail light lens is round and smaller. It looks like 1925 dashboard and gauges. There's also a way to tell a Master from a Standard series based on the location of the crank hole, whether it is below the radiator's lower tank or not, but I can no longer remember that detail. Maybe someone else can help on that? This looks like a very nice, mostly original, unmolested car for the money. Pete Phillips, BCA #7338
  9. I usually use a toothpick, dipped into a small bottle of plastic model paint, semi-gloss black.
  10. I would like to get a small group together on Wednesday morning of the meet to go to that Kissell museum--am told it is in the old Kissell factory in Hartford, Wisconsin. Tony Bult, who lives in the area will take a group in his Roadmaster wagon if he can get free. If not, we can take my pickup truck, which holds four. Need to leave around 9 a.m., get back by lunchtime, if possible, or a little after lunch. Too much other stuff going on to make it a full day. Pete Phillips
  11. ...and you think, by posting it here, that it ought to be purchased by one of us??? (laughing). NOT MINE, EITHER!!!!
  12. All US-built GM cars in 1956 are 12 volts, negative ground.
  13. John_S, I'm sorry, but I just don't see the use of knowing what some 7-digit part number retailed for in January 1990, as opposed to what it retailed for in February 1990.. I have a lot more useful and interesting Buick history and literature to house in my limited warehouse space than these obsolete price lists. If we all had unlimited space, it might be another story. Have you built or priced new warehouses lately? I have done both. Space has its limits.
  14. I have purchased a bunch of Buick parts and literature, and included in the collection are several boxes of these paperback Buick/Opel Dealer Parts & Accessories Price Schedules. Each has several hundred pages of part numbers along with their prices, and it appears that new ones were issued nearly every month. I have these for the 1980s and 1990s, plus late 1970s. There are no drawings, no photos, and no parts names, just part numbers and their prices. Does anyone want these? I don't see any use in keeping them, and I am going to throw them all out unless someone wants to pay the postage or pick them up, in which case I will give them to you. I might be persuaded to bring them to the Wisconsin BCA national meet next month, but you have to take them all. There are at least four large, heavy boxes of these. If not spoken for by July 1, they all go to the dump or to the recycler. Pete Phillips, BCA #7338 Leonard, Texas
  15. We still don't know where it is located. Is that a Nebraska license plate?