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    Not mine 1919-1920 H or K-45

    Worse yet, they bolted the jug on backwards.
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    Hershey Bound

    Well, my first Hershey is in the books as they say. Crazy the amount of stuff people haul there. I have to believe there is more cash there walking around than in Las Vegas as everyone has a roll of bills in their boot. No, I didn't see it all. But I did see lots of my Buick Buddies as I wandered around! Hugh got my side curtains to borrow to use as patterns to make his set. I picked up two headlamp lenses for my '23 from John Tarelton a Nickel Tour Buddy who has so many, he only unloads the 18,000 he carries at Hershey. Bought some 1960s Buick logo floor mats cheap to trim to fit my Buick since the edges are bad and I will be trimming them to fit anyway and the ones I made 22 years ago the same way are just about shot. The highlight was all the visiting I got to do with Denny and Tom Newman, Wayne Funk and Larry Schramm who showed me the 'ropes'.
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    Modern Fluids for Early 20's Buick's??

    Been Touring my 1923 for 22 years with the same logic as Mark Shaw. No issues. Brother Shaw tells no lies. Well, at least not on important stuff. I only run in the Summer and I run 20w50 engine oil and I go through my pre-flight as my car warms up (lubing overhead by hand with valve cover off lubing each valve and the three rockers) for 10 minutes with no load. No issue with start up oil starvation since these cars have full (and rather large) dipper troughs. Full at shutdown and still full at start up. I get oil to my rods on the first pass through the trough.
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    Hershey Bound

    Happy to help. Lets exchange info in PM.
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    1928 Buick Standard Marvel carburetor

    You can take the cover off the bowl and watch things work (or not work) with the engine running. With this method I have found saturated floats, floats that are cocked and rubbing on the bowl wall and hanging up and poor sealing float needle/seats.
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    Balancing Connecting Rods

    You can often mix and match piston mass (reciprocating) with small rod end mass (also a reciprocating mass) to get all six close/matched. There should be be some mass machined adjustment pads on the inside of the piston on the pin bosses both sides.
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    Balancing Connecting Rods

    Hugh Do you know what mass ring weight the crank was balanced to? This is what you want to make the large end rod masses match. Cotter pins included. Typically, the ring weights (a heavy bolted two piece affair that matches the large end of the rod) are made (all 6 in this case) to match the lightest large end you have. Bolt all 6 on and put the crank on the balance machine. The light ends of the rod, the reciprocating mass, you want to be all common so they cancel. Include the bolts. I’ve seen the bolts trimmed to help match mass. It it would appear on the large end of the rod there are two small balance pads per side. The two flat spots just inboard of the bolt heads on the forging. Both sides of the rod should have these two small pads. The small end would have been balanced by machining its width on both sides. If if you can’t do any machining, put the heaviest large end rods on the center two journals to minimize the rotating couple they induce. The other good news is these are big heavy rods so look at your error as a percentage of the total mass of a rod. 15g / 1000 g is only 1.5% error on a very low revving engine. What about your reciprocating piston mass?
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    Hershey Bound

    I will be with Wayne Funk and Denny Newman @ RWO 18-19. Not sure how much time I will be there since I have nothing to sell but Wayne and Denny are fine company. Who better to introduce me to Hershey? Seems everyone in the hobby knows Wayne and he recently completed his Buick Model F and toured it this year for the first time. He tours numerous other vehicles. Denny has a restoration shop north of Flint and many know him as well. His bread and butter is Ford T work, but he always has some other brass project going too. He's as good as they come and always has a waiting list.
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    Hershey 2018

    Check my similar post over on the Buick Pre-War Forum.
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    Hershey Bound

    I follow you and your Buick, and all your touring exploits, in the HCCA magazine. You are one of my heroes!
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    Turning 1932 series 56 intake manifold upside down

    Remember when you move the carburetor you change the fuel pressure head requirement since the carb. is now ~18 inches higher in car.
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    Hershey Bound

    I may miss you as I will be headed home Friday. I helped Jim Milewski sort his ‘23 out some years ago all the way in Utica, NY or near there. Buick Engineering still makes house calls.
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    23-45 starter question

    Not much to go on. A guess would be to check that the starter brushes are both making contact and that the commutator is clean and bright
  14. Perfect Fall day. No color yet. For those who have never gone to a real cider mill and had hot fresh donuts out of a sack that is starting to grease stain, you don’t know what you are missing. Forgot Finn’s water bowl so had to stop and let him romp in a creek. Now where did the Wife hide the rest of those donuts . . . 85 miles. 68F. Deep blue cloudless skies.
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    1924 Master oil pump.

    The drive gear on a Buick oil pump has the spring loaded sort of clutch feature you mention. Should the pump freeze up in cold weather due to heavier than oil water freezing in the pump, the spring loaded drive feature will slip and not break the pump or drive or drive gears at the cam. This slip feature also created heat from the friction and quickly unfroze the ice in the pump. Pretty smart chaps those Buick Engineers.