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Dwight Romberger

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  1. I think I still have them Right now I have 30” of snow I will check for you
  2. Congratulations Mark! It has lots of personality!!!
  3. Gary, In the Studebaker picture, it is easy to tell you are the third guy from the left!
  4. 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.
  5. I cannot print here what my first reaction was, but WOW!!!! That is scary just to look at!
  6. WOW!!!! Incredible Bill ! Perfect proportions
  7. 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
  8. 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.😅
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Mark, Thanks for the generous offer. The sides of the hood are 11 1/2" high. Dwight
  12. 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
  13. 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. I would rather lower the motor and transmission mounts 3". It would keep the hood and radiator surround looking stock '14. Additionally, it would lower the center of gravity a little bit. Also, since the pedals would be 3" lower, I could lower the angle of the steering column. 🤔 Dwight . Edited 3 hours ago by Dwight Romberger (see edit history) Quote Edit Options Nahum 2:4 "The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings."
  14. 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
  15. 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 .
  16. 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
  17. I am starting to reassemble. 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
  18. John, #1 is closet the radiator. If you have the 1929 Buick Shop Manual, it is illustrated in the wiring diagram on page 52. Dwight
  19. Not mine Nearly complete Peerless motor on Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Peerless-OEM-1920s-1930s-Engine/173904869346?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D2b81941bff4c44babdfa1b968f26e006%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D401853802995%26itm%3D173904869346%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
  20. Not mine. Looks like complete 6 cyl Peerless motor on Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Peerless-OEM-1920s-1930s-Engine/173904869346?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D2b81941bff4c44babdfa1b968f26e006%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D401853802995%26itm%3D173904869346%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
  21. Thanks everyone for all the great ideas! I think I will try them all: Matt, I will contact Streetside Classics and see if they have a record of the color. If that fails, I will try to track down the owner of the car (or another one that looks like the same color to me) I will also visit an auto paint store and look at chips and/or the Sikkens color bank. Gary, thanks for your work with Photoshop. I really appreciate it, I do not know anything about Pantone, but my wife was a big time graphic artist. She will know. Maybe Pantone will give me a starting point to match auto paint colors with. I did have success searching for RGB=69,20,15!!!!! Google says it is 23.3 miles off the northern coast of Norway in the North Sea! BTW I do not want to use any metallics or pearl. I want it to look as close as possible to a period paint color. Thanks again, Dwight
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