Terry Wiegand

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  1. John Lewis Collection For Sale

    The guy could have started his own fire department. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  2. first drive this year

    Leon, thanks for the photo of the badges and the article about the restoration is nothing short of incredible. You are proof that things like this can be done. All it takes is patience and perseverance and LOTS and LOTS of dollar bills. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  3. 1917 bearing clearance

    That was my first thought also. I have seen shims like that. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  4. first drive this year

    garnetkid, while you are taking photos of the bumpers, could you please take a close-up shot or two of the badges you have mounted on the headlight cross bar? They look interesting and we all would like to see what they are. A very nice car you have there. It is extremely hard to beat an open car of this vintage on a nice Fall day. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    We have some pretty sharp old Buicks guys on here and the remains of this old Buick has a part on it that needs identified. What is here is the remains of a 1929 Model 27 (firewall tag confirms this) that was converted into a truck during WW2. This was commonly done out here in farm country during the war. The guy who owns it drug it into Hutchinson from a farm out near the coast of Colorado. I have driven by it several times and finally decided to stop and take some photos just for the heck of it. Now, I have looked at a lot of basket cases in my time (Buicks and otherwise) but this thing has a part on it that I have never seen before and I haven't got a clue as to what it could be. Help us out here and explain the mystery part. Thanks for looking and the help. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas The Buick Mecca of Doo Dah
  6. 1919 Buick Roadster

    Looking at those photos just makes me tired. You guys most definitely have more gumption than I do about that. My first thought was, 'is there enough there to even tell if it is/was a Buick'? Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  7. Prewar car values

    I have been playing with old cars for going on 55 years now. In the early to middle 1960's when I got my first OLD car for $150.00 (it was a 1931 Hudson Essex Super Six) Model A Fords were the hottest thing since sliced bread. Everybody and his brother just had to have an A Model Ford. They brought good money for that time. Well, a few years passed and if you had a really nice A Model, you just about couldn't give it away. Time seems to have a way of marching on and the next thing you know A Model Fords are hotter than a biscuit again. It seems that a whole new crop of folks discovered them and everyone just had to have one. I have watched this go on for decades now. Some will call this a cyclical pattern and I believe that they are right. I still believe that very nice original and well maintained (HPOF if you will) cars will hold a higher percentage of their value than the run of the mill mass produced elcheapos. I realize that this is just one persons opinion and along with 55 cents you can buy a soda at Sam's. I also want to point out what Matt just posted. I am just not buying into this idea that pre-war cars are a dead item. The person forking over 2.1 million obviously doesn't think that way either. Just something to think about. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas The Buick Mecca of Doo Dah

    Hey Dyna, yeah, I knew that, but, we can't be talkin' bout Oldsmobiles on a Buick thread. 23hack, ain't you just something now. You get the Gold Star today. I can truthfully say that I have NEVER heard of anything like this before. Would you happen to have any material that describes this particular accessory? Once again this just proves that there are some pretty sharp folks out there and helping us not so sharp guys get educated. A BIG thank you to all who offered up technical information and 1939_Buick, I really appreciate your GMC information. I am going to check out the link you provided here. I am going to stop back by and talk to the fellow who has the 'truck' parked in his lot and get more photos in regard to the manifolding and post them on here for you guys to figure that part of this story out. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    Brian, it is possible that I am incorrect here about the intake being flipped over, but from what I could see when I took these photos it looked like the exhaust just wouldn't clear the intake. I am going to go back and get some more photos and look real close at the manifolding. Spinneyhill, I laughed when I saw that light too. Who would put a RED under hood light on a vehicle like this? I'm still waiting to hear what the 'whatsit' is. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas The Buick Mecca of Doo Dah

    raydurr, you are correct in saying that 1930 was the last year for the 6-cylinder Buick engine. If you think that the manifolds on this engine are not Buick, what do you think they could be? It would make some sort of sense that they are GMC Truck from a time frame when the downdraft carburetors came into use. I just simply do not know here. I would think that they are GMC so that the porting would line up properly with the block and manifolds. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    Ben, you are right, flipping the intake would allow for a downdraft carburetor, however, with the manifolds here I do not see how that could happen. The thing that has me really stumped is that aluminum piece on the ignition side of the firewall. I think that we will all agree that Buick was supplying engines to GMC Truck in this time frame. Could this possibly be a set of GMC manifolds from later on down the line? All of the tooling for the 6-cylinder Buick engine went to GMC Truck after the Straight 8 came out and they ran with that 6-cylinder engine up into the 1950's I believe. The real sharp guys are gonna have to help out here. The 1940's and 50's stuff is too new for me to know that much about. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    raydurr, I did not look that close at the manifolds, so, I cannot say. I can stop and look at them again and report on here. Now that you mention it, do you know when Buick engines went to downdraft carburetors? I was more interested in what that strange looking piece on the firewall is all about. The engine is free by the way. The owner is asking insane money for it - $4,950.00 Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America

    I'm supposed to ask if the dog on the rug in the second photo might be needing a new home? I'm not the asker - just the askee. Terry Wiegand Out in Doo Dah
  14. For sale 1932 REO Royale what should I offer

    Mr. Jacobs, here is another angle that maybe you haven't thought about. Maybe you could ask the owner how much they would be willing to pay you to get everything cleaned out of their building. Seriously, to a lot of folks, everything in the photos is scrap yard fodder. Not speaking for myself here, but, putting money into something like this would be a case of throwing good money away. Matt Harwood makes good sense in his posting above. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  15. 1929 Artillery Wheel

    Derek, what you have gotten done so far looks pretty good. Now, as some folks would say, "hop to it boy, you got five more to do"! Terry Wiegand Out Doo Dah Way
  16. 1937 Model 48: RESTORATION HAS BEGUN! (Photo)

    Gary, I am going to have to ask what the UVIRA coating is all about. I had never heard of this before now. Were your reflectors re-silvered? Things are really coming together nicely on the rebuild. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  17. Buick sign 1910-1920s

    I have seen a lot of photos and photos of signs regarding Buick in 50+ years, but, this looks to me to have been created solely from someone's imagination. One thing that tinsled did not mention was the condition of the paint. If this piece was truly approaching 100 years old, the paint would definitely not be in this good of condition with all things considered. Offered as my humble opinion. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  18. Well, Matt, are you going to post some photos of the show? Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    This might sound like an unusual question for you guys out there, but I've got to ask it anyway. Can a person polish stainless steel screw heads using jeweler's rouge? I have used polishing compound on oval and round headed brass screws with very good results. I have put the screws in my drill motor chuck and it works great. The secret to that is to be sure and get the wax on them right away and they will stay nice for a long, long time. I am just wondering if jeweler's rouge will work on stainless screw heads the same way. And if this is something that will work, where would a person go for the rouge? In case this is not the way to go, what would you guys reccommend? Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    Thanks guys for the input here. I have some stainless, oval head screws that will hold the footrest brackets to the rear floorboards on my '16. I am thinking that when these slotted screws are polished out they will be really close in appearance to nickel plated screws. Gary, is the TRIPOLI the white colored material that the platers use? I am thinking that the rouge is a rusty red colored substance? You guys have been a big help. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  21. valve push rod cover stud removal

    Hugh, if it were me, I think that I would leave them alone. I realize that they are threaded into the water jacket area and maybe you are thinking it would be a good idea to clean them up before the engine goes all back together. You could run a tap into the outer end threads and chase the threads to clean everything up, but, seriously, if they are not leaking I think that I would leave them be. Just one person's humble opinion here. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    I have enough 'Light Six' rings left for two complete sets. I have enough of the larger (1918 and up) rings left to do three engines. As I told you guys when I posted these photos, when these are gone, that is it. I really do not plan on making anymore of them. Thank you to those who have gotten sets for their cars. If you are considering a set, I would encourage you not to wait too long. Thanks guys, Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas Phone - (620) 665-7672
  23. I have made these before, but on an as needed basis. I have the good brass material and I turned this over to my friend with a HAAS Machining Center. We used the Buick Motor Company Engineering Drawing for part #33869 and produced enough of the rings for 10 complete sets of 12. I had originally thought that I could make these for $10.00 each. With the programming and the hand work involved in deburring the finished parts the final cost will be $15.00 each or $180.00 for a set of 12. Please keep this thought in mind - these rings are a one time use only item. This is what gives the cylinder a gas-tight seal. If these ever have to come out of the cage pocket for any reason, you put a new one back in its place. The material simply cannot be squeezed into conformity more than once. If anyone out there with a Light Six thinks that they might want a set, I would urge you to get them now. I'm doing this now to help some guys I know that are needing some and what I need for myself. When these are gone that is going to be it. I just don't think that I will have any more made up. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas terrywiegand@prodigy.net
  24. deck parts

    Grant, will you look at having them cast in aluminum or stainless? Since you have one good one to use for your pattern it shouldn't be too awfully hard to get good results. The best of luck to you in this endeavor. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  25. deck parts

    25 Buick, aluminum is a very porous material and when one polishes it to a high luster it will stay that way for quite a while. Then it will begin to oxidize. I have a set of wind wing brackets that are on my 1916. They are cast aluminum and I had them polished out to the point that they appear to be chrome plated. I keep them looking freshly polished all the time by waxing and buffing them regularly. If Grant has these parts recast in aluminum he can do the same thing with them - that is have them polished out and then keep them waxed and buffed. This is why aluminum is plated in certain applications - to cut down on the continual maintenance of the surface. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas