Terry Wiegand

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  1. Terry, I really hope that you can get with Kevin Kirbitz about this piece of early Buick material. The fact that you have may have something that is pushing 112 years old is going to eliminate almost everyone who will know anything about it. Like I said earlier, you have peaked my curiosity and I think that all of us Buick enthusiasts would like to know about what you have here. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  2. Well, Mr. Mitch whoever you are, I'll quit using the term 'NOS' when people on here start signing their postings with their REAL first and last names and where they are from and quit hiding their identity behind some made-up moniker. How does that work for ya?! I have always signed my full name on all of my postings. How about you Mr. Mitch? My Dad always told me that there were two kinds of people in this world. He said that there were ignorant people and there were stupid people. He always told me that ignorance could be corrected through education. Then he would say that stupidity was life-long. Mr. Mitch, you are not an ignorant person. Where does that leave you? Terry Wiegand Out in Doo Dah (close to where Ed grew up)
  3. Barbara and I went up to the McPherson College car show earlier today. We were told that there were a tad over 400 entrants this year - the most entrants and the biggest spectator attendance ever. There was something there for everybody. Pre-War, Post-War, Trucks, Tractors, Motorcycles, and there was even an ultra-light circling the show area for a while. There were several Buicks to check out and we even had Chuck and Kathy Kerls come up from Wichita. Chuck helped me pass out copies of the 50th Anniversary Meet Bugle to interested, prospective BCA members who own Buicks. I think I got two new members signed up in the club. One lady hunted me down and told me she has a 1962 Special Convertibile that has the 215 cubic inch V-8 in it and that it is bright Red. I gave her a Bugle and an application form and she was happier than two Jaybirds in a Mulberry Patch. The weather was absolutely perfect and a good time was had by all.
  4. Terry, you are right about Buick being in Jackson, Michigan for a very brief period in the beginning. I have seen a lot of early Buick material in my time. I will have to say that I have never heard of Acorn Press and being associated with Buick Motor Company also. Do you have something here that is extremely rare and almost unheard of? It is certainly possible. There is one fellow out there in Buick research that might possibly be able to tell you something about what you have, and that would be Kevin Kirbitz. Try him at - kevin.kirbitz@gm.com As I stated earlier, something about the paper in this piece just doesn't look like anything Buick would have used at that time. Kevin is an excellent source for EARLY Buick Motor Company information. Get in touch with him and see what he can tell you. You certainly have my curiosity aroused here. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  5. I have Buick Reference and Sales material going back to 1906. Buick used several different printing houses for their publishing efforts. Evans Winter Hebb of Detroit was a major supplier of printed material for Buick. The Cargill Press of Grand Rapids was another big contributor to Buick's printing needs. I do have some Reference Manuals (owner's manuals) from the late teens that were reprinted by Buick in the early 1920's. This was not an uncommon thing for Buick Motor Company to do at that point in time. Terry, the book that you have in the photos looks to be pretty old, however, it doesn't look over 100 years old. I'm guessing that this was a reprint from sometime in the 1930's. The paper doesn't look right for something that Buick would have had done. You're pretty good with a camera here - take some photos of the inside lower first few pages and the bottom of the very last printed page. If this is an original printed piece it will have the printers name and possibly a print date. It could have a printing code that would indicate how many were printed. The absence of any or all of this information will be a safe bet that what you have is something that has been reprinted at a much later date. I have been chasing and collecting Buick literature for going on 45 years and I have learned a little bit along the way. Let's see those additional photos I described to you. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  6. Well Dog My Cats! I looked in the 2016 catalog that I have and they DO have some 9MM terminals. I bought all the stuff that I need several years ago and at that time they did not carry anything in the 9MM size. This must be something that they started with just recently. Photos will be much appreciated too. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  7. Larry and all, All of the spark plug connectors that Restoration Supply carries are made for 7MM wiring. That is why when I had those distributor sockets made that I had them done for the 7MM wiring. They simply do not have anything for the 9MM wire. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  8. Brian, that .010" clearance on the valves is a way bit much for me. I would think that that engine would clatter like crazy. I set mine at .007" on the '20 and it sure runs nice. Running too much clearance seems like it would promote premature wear - just my thoughts here. Terry Wiegand Out in Doo Dah
  9. Larry, that thing is awful looking. Hideous is another word that comes to mind. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  10. Brian, will the old rotor get you by until then? Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  11. I got an announcement in the mail yesterday from Danbury Mint offering a 1/18 scale 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Two Door Hardtop. I have a very extensive collection of their die-cast automobiles. They stopped production several years ago and I had to call them and see if they were getting back into them. The lady said No, not at this time. She told me that I should visit their website for what is currently available. I did and there is a beautiful 1/18 scale, 1964 Buick Riviera. The price is $149.00 plus $9.00 shipping. I have one coming my way as I am writing this. Anyone who knows anything about die-cast models knows that Danbury Mint was the Rolls Royce of die-cast. That Riviera is absolutely stunning. It will go well with the other Buicks in the collection. Thought you guys might like to know about this. Ed, I think there is one with your name on it waiting for you. Terry Wiegand Out in Rain Drenched Doo Dah
  12. Do you have any of the big, single contact (about the size of a golf ball with the tit on the end) bulbs for sale? If you do, I am interested in those. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  13. At least you are able to get a brand new cap in this deal. I think I remember the late Dave Chambers saying that the Buick Sixes from 1923 and on up could use a distributor cap from a Chevrolet Six. I know, Chevrolet did not introduce their six until 1929, but the cap would work on the earlier Buick Sixes. Terry Wiegand Out in Doo Dah
  14. I can attest to the incredible condition of this very original Buick. I got to know this car while it was in Wichita, Kansas. In fact, we very seriously considered adding it to our collection of early Buicks. Frank, I hope you were able to track down the lady who owned it when I took all of the photos of it. That is really a shame about the engine, but, I'll bet it runs just fine these days. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  15. After Brian Heil posted about his new valves and valve springs project, I thought maybe I should let you caged valve Buick enthusiasts know that he is not the only one restoring, renovating, and repairing their engines. What you are seeing in these photos is the result of about 2 years worth of waiting and work. I have a good friend up by McPherson, Kansas who does a lot of work for the extruded plastics companies and he has a an extremely well equipped CNC shop. I talked with him about 3 years ago about doing what you see in the photos here. I got my tooling training on conventional machines. There is no comparison between what a good multi-axis machining center can do and trying to do this by single point machining. I selected 12L14 bar stock and bought 4 feet of 2.250" diameter. I turned the material and copies of the Buick Motor Company Engineering Drawings over to Brad in March of 2015. Our understanding was that they would work on my parts when they had some lulls and down time. They finished everything up last week and here we are. The beautiful thing about doing this work in a machining center is that the tolerances can be held to .0001" from one part to the next. All of the parts pitch diameters were checked over wires every fourth part and the dimensions were spot on. I had two extra pieces made for each part number just in case. The cages for the 1916 use the same diameter intake and exhaust valve and the cage nuts on the left side of the photo are for those cages. Beginning in 1918 Buick increased the diameter on the intake valve. The larger cage nuts in the center of the photo are for the 1920 and 1922 engines. Same part number was used for both model year engines. The smaller cage nuts to the right in the photo are the exhaust valve nuts. Again, the same part number was used on the 1920 and 1922 engines. I have new stainless valves for all three of the engines and new valve springs for all three also. I eventually will have the valve train on all three engines back to brand new factory specs. And this will have been no small undertaking. This will represent a lot of work. I even made my own cage nut installation and removal tools modeled after the tool that came in the tool kit with the car when it was delivered to the original owner. Thought you guys might enjoy seeing these parts before they are put in place. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  16. Larry, without digging out Dave's article(s) in the Antique Automobile magazines, our 1922 Model 48 has been labeled as Cobalt Blue or Buick Special Blue. Do you think that this is the same shade of Blue that you are inquiring about? I do know that back at that time certain models of Buicks were only available in certain colors. Our 1922 Model 48 was only available in the Cobalt Blue. Jim Milewski's 1923 Model 48 was only available in that very beautiful Maroon paint color. The Sport Roadsters and Sport Tourings were only available in certain colors. I wish that I knew how long this practice was used, but, I simply do not know. Terry Wiegand The Sun is Finally Shining in Doo Dah
  17. What happened to the photos in this thread? Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  18. Larry, in looking at your photo of the inside of the distributor cap, it sure looks like the 'race track' is bone dry. In the reference manual (owner's manual) for the '16 D-45 they tell the owner to smear petroleum jelly (vaseline) on the rotor button and the rotor track in the distributor cap. Your rotor track looks really dry in the photo. Just tryin' to help a fellow Buick enthusiast. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  19. Pit, like I said, I wasn't trying to be sarcastic or anything, but folks need to know how to spell her name in the event they would want to contact her. This gal is beyond a craftsman - she is an artist at working with metals. She is a super nice person and it isn't very often that a lady will understand the goings on in a restoration shop like she does. Terry Wiegand Out in Soggy Doo Dah
  20. Brian, I have seen these brand new distributor caps on evilBay listed for between $35 and $50. You are the lucky guy in this quest. Your engine uses a single piece molded cap instead of the threaded post cap that uses the seven individual wire sockets. ALL of the threaded post caps fall into the 'unobtainium' category. Hang tight Bro, you'll find one fairly quick. Get in touch with Tom VanMeetren out in Nebraska. He might have one or several. Terry Wiegand Out Doo Dah Way
  21. I'm not trying to be a wise guy or anything on here, but, something needs to be corrected about Ms. Maxwell. Her name is Karla Maxwell. She is a personal friend of mine and she has done lots of work for me over the years with our three Buicks. She more than likely could restore the above pictured Dodge emblem, however, it would take a bucket full of $100 bills. Calling that emblem beautiful - I don't think so. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  22. 33BUICK4ME, I have been scratchin' my head and wonderin' WHY anyone would want a really bad 1933 Buick hood? a little humor there - very little. Seriously, good luck with your searching. Terry Wiegand OUT IN DOO DAH
  23. I'm with Brian on the 20w50. I have run Havoline 20w50 in everything I've ever owned since I was a kid. My Dad never used anything but that. When I have the engine rebuilt in the '16 and it goes back together with modern rings and tighter cylinder wall clearances, I am thinking that I will run 10w40 in it then. Engine tolerances were a whole lot looser almost 100 years ago and in my humble opinion rings that were almost a half inch wide was why these old engines tended to smoke. Again, just my opinions here. Terry Wiegand Out in Rainy Doo Dah
  24. Brian, before you slip the assembled cages back into the cylinder block, could you group them together for a look-see photo of those beautiful new springs. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  25. I have this 1918 and newer models plated Dash Light Cover for sale. This is a very thin gauge brass metal cover. It has a hair-line crack in the top side that was there before the plating. A person has to look very hard to find it, but, none the less it is there and I want any interested person to know that it is there. It has been stripped and triple process plated (copper, nickel, and decorative chrome). I am asking $50.00 plus the shipping. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas