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#1 Joe Kieliszek

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 02:41 AM

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 07:25 PM

That's a sweet car. Are you going to post some photos of the restoration process? It won't be too long and you'll have a hundred year old car. Not many can say that!
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:11 PM

I'll have to resize some of my photos so I can upload them..
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 01:03 AM

Joe, That is one beautiful Buick. I'd love to see more pictures. What a blast that will be to drive about town in.
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 01:35 AM

You lucky,lucky,lucky...dawg. So many beautiful old Buicks showing up lately. JO BO

#6 Joe Kieliszek

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 02:42 AM

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Currently turning the axle spindles to accept Timken bearings; the
spindles were bent about .070 off the axle centerline and had to
be straightened before turning..
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Posted 10 June 2006 - 02:58 PM

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:33 PM

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Shown are the old ball style wheel bearings on the left wheel;
the wheel to the right has been sleeved front and back for tapered
bearings with new seals on inboard bearing side. I'm machining
sleeves from pre-heat treated steel with an .001 interference
fit..
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#9 Joe Kieliszek

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 06:56 PM

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next project was checking the runout of the brake drums; one wheel
gave me trouble as its center hub had been welded up and the locating
diameter for the brake drum wasn't running concentric with the bearings.
I ended up boring the locating hole of the drum and sleeving it.
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 02:59 AM

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Working on the transmission; cutting new gear teeth on a reworked
double gear shaft. 2 of the original gears were pretty chewed up...

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:32 PM

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This gear was a little trickier; it has a 17 tooth internal gear which acts as a
spline to lock up with the driven side of the clutch for high gear. I first roughed
out the teeth by drilling and milling the tooth cavities before using a hand ground
tool with the tooth profile to broach the finish shape of the sides & outer edge.
It took a couple of additional passes around before the gear fit freely into the
clutch gear on all the teeth...
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:40 AM

Joe, my hat is off to you. I would only dream about doing work like this. Please, what training is involved to learn to do work like trhat? Tool and die maker?

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#13 Joe Kieliszek

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 03:07 AM

Hi John,
No, just worked in a lot of different general machining job shops. What
you don't learn from trial and error is all in Machinery's Handbook..
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Posted 19 May 2007 - 11:41 PM

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Everything fits even with the two gears "growing" slightly from the
flame hardening of their teeth. Also new is a screw in bearing carrier
for the pinion gear (bottom). I ended up using a Timken tapered bearing
with a needle thrust bearing behind it to replace the obsolete ball
bearing on the pinion gear.
Now on to the clutch and torque tube side of the tranny....
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 02:04 PM

Model 14 clutches are prone to "sticking" when engaged- so much that later
versions (including mine) have a spring loaded plunger which contacts the
side of the clutch unit to stop rotation.
So on the advise of another model 14 owner, I bought a "jackrabbit" clutch
disk set sold by a model T supplier. The disks are covered with a friction
material (on right) versus the old bronze disks to the left.
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The old disk drum had to be turned down by about .270" and the slots
milled back in to accomodate the smaller model T disks; also the O.D. of
the new disks had to be reduced by an eigth of an inch to clear the bolts
that hold the assembly together....
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Posted 13 June 2007 - 01:46 AM

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 02:49 AM

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I finally put some paint on the assembled transaxle...

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 05:32 PM

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Rebuilt 1" Schebler carburetor at right (same as used by Buick model 10).
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 04:12 PM

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Painted frame; I built a support frame around it to rotate the
piece while sanding and painting.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 06:31 PM

Hello Joe,

I am a new member to the discussion forum, based near Dublin, Southern Ireland, I have the task of rebuilding a 1908 Buick (we think?)there will be many questions that I could do with answers to and judging by your experience you probably can supply the info?
Looking at what you have already done the engineering quality looks fantastic, I only hope I can come near it.
Most of the car is there but the outer clutch to gearbox drive unit and the flywheel square drive is missing and I have no idea what they look like to show the seller of the car what I am after.
Do you have any images of these items please?
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Ian Anderson




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