Brian_Heil

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  1. I see in my latest Bugle that Thomas and his wife have joined the BCA. Atta boy Thomas! Welcome!
  2. Have you down for 2 Ted, Thanks!
  3. Just so you know, I have the same gremlins you all do. Valves are all fine but the mis-fire on #2 and #4 cylinders I put it away with last Fall is still there. Looking like the 20 year old sparkplug wire set I made is due for a re-do. Can't touch #2 or #4 wire, well you can, but you end up in the next yard. You can touch the other ones fine. Going thru the ignition from top to bottom, all the basics, it's over due. Certain the cages are not rotated so the easy stuff first plus it had this last Fall on the last trip it took before I did the valve work. Funny how this stuff does not fix itself over the Winter. Been idling the engine to break in the valves, check lash and charge the battery. The miss is above idle and with any load. Very weak spark at #2 and #4 plug. Stay tuned.
  4. Here is a cut and paste from the 2017 Meet Post that was just updated last week. Take note of Thursday with respect to our 3:00 - 4:30 PWD Meeting at the host hotel. Our PWD Dinner (as outlined above) will follow this at 5:00 (I added it to the schedule below). Note the 7:00 pm General Membership Meeting too on Thursday night. Reminder to contact me if you have not done so already for the PWD Dinner. This update post will also put it to the top of the post heap and be a reminder for those who have yet to contact me for the PWD Dinner. Thx! Tuesday, July 4th Swap Meet Setup Noon-5pm (indoor and outdoor) Sheraton hotel Wednesday, July 5th Registration Open 8-5pm Sheraton Hotel Wisconsin Room 5 Swap Meet 8am-5pm (outdoor) Sheraton hotel parking lot Swap Meet 8am-5pm (indoor) Sheraton hotel Wisconsin Rooms 1-4, 7 Photo lane open Hospitality Open 9-5 Milwaukee Ballroom 2 EAA-The Spirit of Aviation Museum Tour 8:30 - 3:00pm Harley Davidson Museum Tour and Miller Brewery Tour 8:30 - 4:00pm 4:00 -10:00pm Car Cruise to Pewaukee, WI 5-6pm National Meet Committee Meeting Milwaukee ballroom 1 Thursday, July 6th Registration Open 8-5pm Sheraton Hotel Wisconsin Room 5 Swap Meet 8am-5pm (outdoor) Sheraton hotel parking lot Swap Meet 8am-5pm (indoor) Sheraton hotel Wisconsin Rooms 1-4, 7 Photo lane open Hospitality Open 9-5 Milwaukee Ballroom 2 EAA-The Spirit of Aviation Museum Tour 8:30 - 3:00pm Harley Davidson Museum Tour and Miller Brewery Tour 8:30 - 4:00pm 5:00pm -??? Reatta Rendezvous (tentative-confirm w/Jim Finn and need departing) 3-4:30 pm PreWar Division Meeting Milwaukee ballroom 1 5:00 pm PWD Dinner - Contact Brian Heil 4:30-6pm 65 Gran Sport Division Moorland 4 7-9 pm General Membership Meeting Milwaukee ballroom 1 Friday, July 7th Registration Open 8-5pm Sheraton Hotel Wisconsin Room 5 Swap Meet 8am-5pm (outdoor) Sheraton hotel parking lot Swap Meet 8am-5pm (indoor) Sheraton hotel Wisconsin Rooms 1-4, 7 8am – Noon Board of Directors Meeting Milwaukee Ballroom 1 Hospitality Open 9-5 Milwaukee Ballroom 2 EAA-The Spirit of Aviation Museum Tour 8:30 - 3:00pm Harley Davidson Museum Tour and Miller Brewery Tour 8:30 - 4:00pm 2-5 pm Judges Training in Milwaukee ballroom 1 5:30-6:30pm Modified Meeting Milwaukee ballroom 1 Photo lane open 6:00 -10:00pm Buick Heritage Alliance Gala Brookfield Ballroom Saturday, July 8th Registration Open 7-10am Sheraton Hotel Wisconsin Room 5 7-8:30am Judging Breakfast Brookfield Ballroom Swap Meet 8am-Noon (indoor) Sheraton hotel Wisconsin rooms 1-4, 7 Swap Meet 8am-3pm (outdoor) Sheraton hotel parking lot Photo lane open Hospitality Open 9-2 Milwaukee Ballroom 2 3:00-4:00pm Reatta Meeting Moorland 4 3:30-4:30pm Heartland Region Meeting Moorland 7 9:00 - 3:00pm Judging of beautiful BUICKS 9:00 - 2:30pm Milwaukee Art Museum Tour 6:00 - 6:30pm Social Time with Cash Bar Brookfield Ballroom 6:30 - 10:00pm 51st Annual BCA Banquet & Awards Brookfield Ballroom
  5. Nice weather here today. Cleaned, lubed and sharpened the lawn tractor in record time. With 'chores' out of the way i started on the valve cage installation. All cages installed and rockers back on the pushrods. Used copper anti seize on the sealing rings. Set the lash by sight since I had all the pushrod adjustment run out to max to aid popping the pushrods back under the rockers. Will lash them tomorrow. Will go an extra 0.004 initially until things settle in then lash to spec.. Could be a ride on Sunday. :o) Need to do all the other annual greasing and cleaning first.
  6. 20w50 (and I don't drive/start it in the cold weather/season here). Have not been able to forgive Shell for their Fire n' Ice debacle of the early 1980s. I'm sure Rotella is fine, lots of diesel truck fleets use it, but I still shop with a grudge. I get Wolf's Head at a discount, use it in everything in the required viscosities and have for 20+ years.
  7. Lots more for sale powertrain wise besides the above. Too many to list. Please send me an email. I bought this to share/help others, not to get rich. It arrived as a 1923 6 cylinder engine and transmission assembly on half a frame, sort of like a sawmill project that never got finished.
  8. Have sorted through and disassembled my 1923 6 cylinder engine and transmission purchase. (Thank you Mark Shaw) Who needs what? Please send me an email to the address in my signature. Thx!
  9. Here you go Terry.
  10. Most, if not all, 'modern' insert bearings I am familiar with have some information stamped on the back of them to help you. Here's a generic pic off the internet. Builder would have modified a production bearing to fit the rod or modified the rod to drop in a production bearing. Start with what you have on the back and the dimensions.
  11. Darn near mid April and the After Tour room block reduced group rate in De Forest (see above) expires May 1st so make those room reservations and either post here or send me and email if you have yet to do so regarding your PWD After Tour attendance. Same for the PWD Dinner, please either post on that thread or send me an email if you have yet to do so regarding your attendance for dinner. Thx! OK, someone asked about my bear pictures. I spent all my summer vacations as a youth in northern Wisconsin in the Springstead, WI area. A regular highlight was a trip to the local dump at sunset to see the bears show up and check out any new treats. Fish guts from our day's catch were a favorite. Everytime I think of Wisconsin, I'm 8 years old in our Pontiac station wagon watching those bears as my Dad would lower his window and my Mom would yell at him and my brothers and I would scream with delight, or my brother would reach up from the back seat and pull the lock knob on Mom's door as if the bears knew how to open her door and she would scream. Raising 3 boys, 4, if you count my Dad, my Mom deserved a medal. O.K., I will go out on a limb and guarantee that you will see bear on the 2017 PWD After Tour, or your Tour Director will give you $5. Can't get that at some lesser club! No sir! Come to Wisconsin and have some fun! With all that covered, we need a new picture.
  12. Back from 10 days vacation in the Carolinas. Met with Tom Getz and Matt Hinson on the way down for lunch. Always nice to meet Forum Folks face-to-face! New valve springs were waiting when I got home. All measured 50# at 2.125 height. Good to go. Cage/valve assemblies cleaned, lubed with black moly assembly lube and springs installed. Had to borrow a valve spring compressor tool since these springs are not worn out and weak like the old ones and I needed help compressing the springs.
  13. Talked to Wayne Funk today about his Model F since he sent me a short video of him driving around with the body not yet on, first fire and run. This car was a box of parts at Christmas. IMG_0818.3gp We got around to talking about my valve project and he said he had a real good valve spring source in the Utica, MI area. Short batches were not an issue. I just mention that in case anyone is having trouble finding springs. Plus chatting with Wayne is always a good thing.
  14. Any story from Dandy Dave about me is purely hypothetical and conjecture (but we sure had fun!).
  15. Back when the National Meet was in Rochester, MN, a nice guy with an early 4 cylinder asked me if I'd look at his car because it 'wouldn't start'. I assumed he drove to the meet or at least on to the show field. My first thought when I saw it was, 'I wonder how he got here and is that chicken poop (it was)?' He led me to a tired little Buick 4 cylinder. When he raised the hood it was just a dust bowl, rusted exposed valvetrain, not a lick of lube anywhere and half the pushrods were bent. Every valve was frozen, some open, some closed. He had towed the vehicle in gear to try and get it started which is how the push rods got bent, but at least now in his mind, it turned over, so he was making progress. I explained his problem and what he needed to do. He then asked if I wanted to buy it, as-is, as he did not want to have to push it across the show field and back on the trailer. I thanked him but declined to purchase but suggested he get some help and together we could push it over to the For Sale lot and that was the last I saw of him. Those were the last bent pushrods I have seen, but you are correct Don, they do bend. And I tackle half the World's problems in the shower and while riding the lawn tractor.