Terry Wiegand

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  1. BCA 2018 Denver Meet Prewar Buick Parking

    Mr. Daly, why in the world would anyone want to do that?? There wouldn't be anything to piss and moan and argue about. Terry Wiegand Mayor of Doo Dah
  2. BCA 2018 Denver Meet Prewar Buick Parking

    Steve, if I could reach through this computer I'd give you a big ol' sloppy kiss - well, I'd shake your hand for sure. You just made my and several folks' day! Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas aka Doo Dah
  3. 25 Buick first start issues

    Brian, I have not been into any of the S/G units on my cars (haven't had to - yet), but, aren't the brushes adjustable in their respective holders? Terry Wiegand A Beautiful Afternoon out in Doo Dah
  4. 25 Buick first start issues

    The more that I read on here, the more that I think it could be a bad ground in the system somewhere, OR it could be the power source. Meaning a bad battery. In a DC electrical system such as this, power always flows to the ground. Just my 2 cents here. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    The 2018 Chickasha Pre-War Swap Meet will be held at the Grady County Fairgrounds in Chickasha, Oklahoma on March 16th and 17th. As always, the Pre-War Buick enthusiasts meet at high noon at Steve Hammatts space. The gals selling the T-shirts and sweat shirts can direct you to Steve's location. Remember - High Noon on Friday, March 16th. Be There!!
  6. 25 Buick first start issues

    Ronnie, something that I have thought about is this - these S/G units have an overrunning clutch in them. Do you think that the clutch could have been installed backwards? Just a thought. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  7. 1916 D-45 fenders

    Here are some before and after photos of the fenders for my 1916 D-45. This story starts out slightly over one year ago. I took the fenders off the car with the idea of getting them straightened out locally and then have them painted. Bumping metal has almost become a lost art these days. These things were built using two separate pieces for the rears and three separate pieces for the fronts. The stiffening rib on the driver rear had some serious problems as the one photo shows. I hauled these things clear down to Old Mexico hoping that those guys could straighten them out. They could not do the job the proper way I wanted things done, so, Larry Schramm took them home with him from the Chickasha Swap Meet last year and they ended up in the Port Huron area. Mike Kleeves and his craftsmen at Automobile Metal Shaping Company in Kimball, Michigan restored them to what you see in the photos. As Larry has told me - "these guys are beyond craftsmen - they are artists with metal working". I am absolutely thrilled to pieces with what these guys did with 103 year old automobile sheet metal. The results speak for themselves. I am here to tell you guys that this was not bargain basement pricing for what you see, but, these things are going on a Buick for cryin' out loud! Anything less than perfection would not be acceptable. Larry Schramm played a huge part in getting these things done for me and I am very grateful to him for that. If anyone has any questions about this process, please feel free to contact me through private messaging. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  8. "Hill Holder"

    Bob, that is the first time I have ever heard anything like that in regards to the clutch brake - and I have been messing around with my 1916 Buick for going on 55 years. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  9. 1916 Buick Valve cage removal

    Andy, I'm glad to see that things are headed your way now. You should be able to get the rest of the cages out using your puller as shown. Terry
  10. 25 Buick first start issues

    Ronnie, Spinneyhill might be on to something there. If you have a Multi-Meter you might start checking for continuity in different locations. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  11. 1916 Buick Valve cage removal

    Andy, the tool that Larry has is exactly the same as mine. You can see how the little 'arms' curl under the disc to pull straight up on the stem. Mark has it right about the cages toward the back end of the cylinder block. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  12. Automobile Alley - Oklahoma City

    Matt, thanks for posting the photos on here of the old Buick dealership building. Since the BCA National Meet is being held in OKC in 2019, it would really be cool if a bunch of the Buicks attending would caravan over to the restaurant and show off the cars while having a nice meal. However, the trailer queen set will not hear to driving their vehicles except on to a show field and then back to the trailer. Think about all of the fun that could had doing something like this. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  13. 1916 Buick Valve cage removal

    Andy, I have been down this road before. I have a 1916 D-45 that has been in my family for 55 years this coming June. Could you please post some photos of your car. We all love photos on here. Also, could you call me - I have a lot of information that I would like to tell you about. Looking forward to hearing from you. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas Phone - (620) 665-7672
  14. Please introduce yourself...

    andyp3, that is a VERY good looking driver there - OH, and the car ain't bad either. Terry Wiegand Out in Doo Dah
  15. 1928 Buick Coupe newjersey craigslist

    At one point in time I was the poster boy for anything on my Buicks but a Marvel carburetor. I bought into this incorrect thinking that a Carter BB1 was the ONLY thing that would make our cars run right. And then I was told about the folks down in Phoenix who rebuild the brass-bodied Marvel carburetors. Classic Carburetors restored the unit on our 1922 Model 48, 6-Cylinder Coupe. That car is an absolute joy to drive with the factory carburetor in place. I paid an astronomical price for one of those Carter units and was fortunate enough to unload it before having to install it on the engine. I recouped my money and used a good portion of it to have the correct Marvel rebuilt. It makes a world of difference when folks know what they are doing take on the rebuilding of one of these brass-bodied units. I do not know how many hundreds of thousands of Marvel Carburetors were placed on Buick automobiles and trucks before they went to some other make. They surely weren't all that bad or Buick would not have stayed with them. I have enclosed a photo of the unit from our 1916 Buick. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    I just want to let everyone know that my email address has been compromised somehow. I DID NOT send an email to folks asking for help. The internet can certainly be dangerous at times. Thank you all for reading this and please pass this on. I have contacted law enforcement to report this activity. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  17. 25 Buick first start issues

    As my one good friend tells me - you live and learn and die and forget it all. That was a very inexpensive fix for sure. We need reports on how this newly rebuilt engine runs. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  18. Vacuum tank/electric pump

    And keep this thought in mind - there are those out there who can pick fly s%$t out of pepper. I personally do not want to take the chance of being outed as a non purist. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  19. Engine Heat and Splash Pans..... Good or Bad?

    Matt, my 1916, 1920, and 1922 (all 6-Cylinder) left Flint with belly pans on them. I have had several old time Buick mechanics and folks very knowledgeable about the early models operation tell me that the first thing that was taken off the car and discarded was the belly pan. Air flow through the radiator was restricted and caused the engine to run hot to hotter. This makes good sense to me and especially good sense on the 1916. The radiator was short and lacking in total cooling surface area. I have a belly pan for the car but it will hang on my shop wall for that very reason. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  20. 25 Buick first start issues

    Ronnie, your explanation here changes the way to go about things. You obviously know about the starter/generator unit and its complexity. We will all hope that you can get things adjusted and back to working like they should. Keep us up to date and let us all know how sweet that engine runs when everything is done. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  21. 25 Buick first start issues

    JFranklin, the 1925 models still had the combination starter/generator unit. It is a little bit of a complicated issue to to just pull this whole unit off to check it for operation. From what he has described, it sounds like the mains could be a little bit too snug. It is also possible that the rods could be in the same situation and together he could have an engine that will need further attention. If the bearings are tight like this then the oil film will suffer and once the engine is started the bearings could be damaged. IF it were me, I would drop the pan and look at and check the bearings one by one before trying to start it up. It possibly could be less costly to take this approach. Just my humble opinion here. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    I got the fuel tank gauge back today from Nostalgic Reflections. Things that have dials and faces, such as clocks, speedometer dials, and etc. these guys are the go-to folks to send parts to. This thing is really hard to get photos of because of the curved and plated surfaces. It took them a while to get this gauge fixed right and to work properly because a lot of the vertical tube was rusted away. They did a great job with it and it now works like it should. Nostalgic Reflections is located in Veradale, Washington. Their phone is - (509) 226-3522. The website is - www.NostalgicReflections.com I am very happy with the way this piece turned out considering what it looked like when they got it. I had the boss hold the float up a bit so that you could see the letter 'E' in full. On the 1916 and 1920 models a person had to literally go back and look on top of the tank to check the fuel level. On my 1922 there is a dash-mounted fuel gauge that is operated by a piano wire in a wrapped conduit that connects to the float bracket. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  23. Visited a 1919 H45 Last Evening

    You know, Jason, I too have a soft spot for the GM vehicles up through the late middle 1960's. After that, they all started looking the same. Please keep this thought in mind when you are looking at a Buick like this 1919 - if it weren't for those Buicks there wouldn't be any Buicks like what you have and play with. This old world has done nothing but get its self in a big damn hurry. Us folks who enjoy the teens and twenties models kinda have an unwritten saying - 'Goin' Slow Is The Way To Go'. I can absolutely guarantee that if you were to be taken for a ride in an open touring car on a late Fall afternoon with the top up and a top speed of about 30 mph down a beautiful country blacktop road, you would not want to get out of that car. I guarantee it. You would be hooked BIG time. You need to have your friend take you on a ride like I just described and then you will know what early Buicks are all about. Thanks again for the photos. Now, don't go gettin' too close to that '19 - it'll reach out and grab ya! Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas (A Cold and Icy Doo Dah)
  24. Visited a 1919 H45 Last Evening

    Jason, what Larry is talking about in regard to the hand crank is the fact it is being held in the leather pocket with the strap. This was done back before electric starting was available on automobiles. Seeing this done here really looks out of place. This really is a pretty nice old Buick. The wood wheels at this time were painted body color. Also, the 1919 models were the first year that the exposed valve train was covered. The pushrod cover, spark plug cover, and rocker cover were all absent on 1918 and earlier Buick engines. This helped in keeping dirt out of the engine and quieted them at the same time. For being almost 100 years old, the leather in the interior, if it is original, really looks pretty good. Glad you posted the photos on here for us 'OLD' Buick enthusiasts. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    A quick update - EBay called and notified me that somebody(s) was trying to use my eBay account. They have locked my account and will not let it be used until I let them know that it is really me attempting to use it. The police have told me that they have a whole raft of cases exactly like this and that there really isn't a whole lot that can be done at this time. That was really nice to hear. In the past I have posted my email address for folks to get in touch with me. Was I wrong for doing that? - possibly. The officer told me that if someone wants to do a person harm on the internet there are multiple ways that that could be done. If crooked people want to carry out their crap they can have your email address in minutes or less if they want it. So far we haven't lost anything monetary and we hope it stays at that point. I hope that this might help somebody in the future. A person just cannot be careful enough online. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas