Terry Wiegand

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The dog bit - not funny at all - in fact that's about as funny as a rubber crutch in a polio ward. The Kansas Kid From Out Doo Dah Way
  6. Hey Lamar, where have you got Dale (over in Indy) hiding at? We're needing an update on the Buick Bug that he is supposed to be workin' on. I couldn't get much information out of Ben at Chickasha because he just didn't know much either. That was quite the visit you had from Dandy Dave. It looks like the liquid refreshment flowed freely and a mighty fine time was had by all. By the way, will we all see you and Miss Rita in Milwaukee come July? Terry Wiegand Out in Doo Dah
  7. I will go out on that proverbial limb and say that the pushrod cover on my 1920 K-46 is the correct color and that color is called Argent. This is the same color that Chevrolet used on their Rallye Wheels on Chevelles and Corvettes. The spark plug covers on '20's were Black. The pushrod cover runs the entire length of the cylinder block. On my 1922 Model 48 the pushrod cover is the same OD Green as the cylinder block. The spark plug cover is Black baked enamel as is the 1920 cover. I cannot begin to tell you why the pushrod cover on the 1920 is not engine block color. I can tell you that the car is as original as you will ever see with less than 5,000 doumented miles on it since being built. I realize that these two cars are a couple years earlier than what you are asking about, but, I think Buick carried through with the pushrod covers being the color of the cylinder blocks and the spark plug covers being Black for quite a few years. Maybe Larry DiBarry will chime in here since he owns a 1925 Standard and a 1925 Master. Hope this has been a little bit of help by laying the groundwork leading up to the 1925 models. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Hugh, since these are cast aluminum, they can be polished out rather easily. The only thing with this is that once you get them polished out you will have to keep them waxed regularly to keep the oxidation from setting in. Doesn't the guys down in Australia reproduce these? It seems like I remember seeing these from them in polished stainless. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  9. Jeff, that movie was 'Ace Eli and Roger of the Skies'. The majority of that movie was filmed over around Mount Hope, Kansas and was done around late 1970 I believe. I remember your Grandad talking about that. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  10. Just curious - what makes you think it is from a truck? Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  11. Because it's the land of fruits and nuts don't you know. Terry Wiegand Out Doo Dah Way
  12. This is just my thinking here, but, it appears to me that the push rods were purposely designed to be the weak link in the valve train. If, for whatever reason, a valve would hang up, the push rod would bend and keep from doing serious damage to the roller lifters or the rocker posts and/or arms. Several bent push rods was how I found out that I had some stuck valves in the '16's engine when I got the car from my Dad. It had only been setting for about 15 years when I put the crank on it to turn it over. Oh the fun since that time. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  13. Gary, I sent you a response to your PM. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  14. And I personally want to nominate Larry Schramm for the 'Epitome of a Buick Man' award. Why you ask? Well, he has hauled all four fenders off our 1916 D-45 to Port Huron, Michigan to have them straightened out before going under paint. These fenders have been down to Mexico to be straightened up (but the guys down there did not want to do them the way I wanted them done - and that's another story all by itself) so Larry picked them up at Chickasha and took them back home with him to have them straightened up for us. For those who might not know this, Larry has the market cornered on Buick trucks. He has the largest collection of Buick trucks in the whole wide world. He should have the Buick Man award just for this fact alone, but, no, he is helping another long time Buick enthusiast get his Buick back on the road. Larry Schramm is the banner carrier for Buick Trucks. Having Fun - Making Friends - Driving Buicks. Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls and you will see Larry's picture. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas America aka Doo Dah America
  15. Well, Dang, look who's in the Pre-War business now! Somehow we just knew it wouldn't take long to get you hooked on a straight eight. I guess you know you just hosed off these guys that tell everyone that Buick didn't build anything worth a hoot before 1960 - you know, the 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's crowd. The '54's are nice, but, wait till Dale hears about this! Welcome to Buick Heaven Brother! Terry Wiegand Out Doo Dah Way
  16. So where's the hole that was talked about? I don't see any zerk fitting? I had a hot '59 50 years ago (damn that car would run!) does that count? Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  17. Greg, modern valve springs will have much higher pressures than the old springs. My opinion is this is because of the much higher rpm's. The valve springs in Brian's engine are 48 - 52 pounds in the compressed length. A small block Chevrolet will be close to twice that figure. There is a lot that goes into the engineering for engine valve springs. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  18. Janousek, that 'Old Timer Chevy Guy' was none other than the World Famous Pinky Randall. He told me that in Flint back in 2008 at the GM 100th Anniversary Parade. He came down and looked at our '22 Buick and uttered those words to myself and Barbara and just laughed. When he got ready to walk back to their Chevrolet he stopped and quite seriously told the both of us that we had a very nice Buick there. Coming from him that was like God coming down and blessing the car. We will never forget that conversation with him. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  19. Tom, there is a sliding reduction gear between the starter/generator armature and the teeth on the flywheel. This is absolutely just a guess, but, have you checked to make sure that this sliding gear is not hanging up due to a severe lack of lubrication? I would check that out and make sure the gear is operating as it should. In cases like this it is better to have a little extra grease on things than a lack thereof. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  20. John and Brian, what you are looking at through the 'bird hole' on the valve stem is LubriPlate White assembly grease. I really smeared the valve stems good before I put every thing together. When I fire this engine up the first time after the rebuild someone in our neighborhood is gonna call the fire department. That's OK, I want everything protected on that initial start-up. Hope that answers your question. Terry Wiegand Way Out in Doo Dah
  21. John, my rebuilt cages are not quite what Mr. Marr had in mind back in 1915. I drilled a .070" diameter hole on a 45 degree angle every 90 degrees in the guide area and machined a brass cup to press over the top of the guide inside the valve spring to effectively create an oil cup to lubricate the valve stem. Barbara found a small square of felt material at Hobby Lobby for me. I cut that into about 3/8" wide strips and laid that inside the brass cup to act as my oil wick. Keep in mind that what I did here is not factory kosher, but, it is my car, and I can improve it in areas that will help make it more mechanical dependable. I got a mean looking hypodermic syringe used to vaccinate cattle and horses from our veterinarian and when this is filled with Marvel Mystery Oil I can then inject it into the brass cups through the springs and no muss no fuss and we're ready to rock and roll down the Buick highway. Is the Kid From Kansas cool or what! Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
  22. I am going to go ahead and post these photos before I call it a night. The photo of the 12 assembled cages are for my 1916 D-45. Notice that the intake and exhaust cages are of the same diameter. That changed for 1918 when the intake was increased in diameter. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  23. Brian, good to visit with you a while ago. I see something in your photos here that really concerns me. You say that the 'original' or NOS valves are to the left of the new ones in the photos. In my humble opinion I believe that what you have is NORS (New Old Replacement Stock). The reason I am saying that is because those valves are two-piece units. Buick NEVER used a two-piece valve in their engines. When I rebuilt the cages for my '16 I used that Dura-Bar extruded ductile material for the guides and I am using stainless one-piece valves along with the new springs. I am not trying to rain on your parade here - I am just saying that for me, those old two-piece valves scare the daylights out of me. I will post some photos of my cages on here tomorrow and then you can see what I am talking about. And, by the way, I rebuilt the whole valve train for the Experimental V-12 that Paul Marr has. I runs beautifully. Terry Wiegand Out Doo Dah Way
  24. I'm goin' with Bernie on this one. Things ain't addin' up right and the smell is clear out here in Doo Dah. Terry Wiegand Way Out in Doo Dah
  25. They really haven't changed all that much over the years. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America