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Dwight Romberger

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About Dwight Romberger

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  • Birthday 05/29/1954

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    New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

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  1. Gary, In the Studebaker picture, it is easy to tell you are the third guy from the left!
  2. I never saw a U-HAUL gas tank before, but I LIKE it! Seriously, your mockup has excellent proportions. Do you know about Northwest Speedsters? They are a great source for Model T speedster helpful information and parts from members.
  3. I cannot print here what my first reaction was, but WOW!!!! That is scary just to look at!
  4. WOW!!!! Incredible Bill ! Perfect proportions
  5. Brice, Universal tire at Hersey PA is a good source of tires, flaps (don't forget those) and tubes. Online, Ebay or in person. They have the turnover to ensure fresh supplies. They will be tremendously busy this week, but always the best place. https://www.universaltire.com/ Dwight
  6. I put the head back on (temporary, not done yet) and there is plenty of room for the engine. I do not know how I misjudged it before.😅
  7. Hi Mark, Whatever you decide to do, I would recommend using electrolysis to remove all the rust on the inside of the tank. Rust removal by electrolysis is all over YouTube. This is one with a nice explanation for doing a gas tank. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Cleaning+Rusty+Gas+Tank+Electrolysis&&view=detail&mid=066A7465A7B1194FA18F066A7465A7B1194FA18F&rvsmid=C50249BBAC70824F8111C50249BBAC70824F8111&FORM=VDRVRV Dwight
  8. Thanks for checking Mark. Adjusting the height of the sill plate is a good idea. I will put the head back on the motor today and see exactly how much height I have to gain. Thanks Dwight
  9. Mark, Thanks for the generous offer. The sides of the hood are 11 1/2" high. Dwight
  10. Sandy, The tread with is 56" Model T's were available in a "Southern" width, but I do not see anything in the Buick Master Parts book for that option. Dwight
  11. Very nice Mark! I really like the yellow!😎 Today, I mocked up more of the car. I think the slanted top steel trunk is too tall. I do not know if I should shorten it or by how much. Most of them (like Mark's) are shorter than the top of the gas tank. Also, The '23 Buick motor is about 3" taller than the 1914 Buick hood can accommodate. The smart thing would be to add 3" to the bottom of the hood. However, I rarely do the smart thing.
  12. The '23 Buick motor is about 3" taller than the 1914 Buick hood can accommodate. The smart thing would be to add 3" to the bottom of the hood. However, I rarely do the smart thing. I would rather lower the motor and transmission mounts 3". It would keep the hood and radiator surround looking stock. Additionally, it would lower the center of gravity a little bit. 🤔 Al, I think I have a pair of Vesta headlights if you are looking for some? Dwight
  13. Al, No, they are ADLAKE Originally nickel plated. Painted black at some point. Not much nickel plate left. I will take them down to brass. Today, I mocked up more of the car. I think the slanted top steel trunk is too tall. I do not know if I should shorten it or by how much. Dwight .
  14. I am starting to reassemble my speedster. 1922 Buick chassis with '23 Buick 4 cyl motor and trans. I am currently rebuilding the head. Modern radiator is temporary. It will be replaced with a 1914 Buick shell with custom radiator to fit. Round fire engine gas tank. Angled top trunk and angled spare tire carrier. More pics to come as it goes back together. Dwight
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