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  1. Hugh, On my 1920 it is attached to the upper windscreen glass
  2. drancenroc, As the engine was running before you removed it from the car and as you did not remove the camshaft or timeing gears at the front of the motor, the valve timeing will be correct. As Bob Engel said. turn the engine over using the hand crank until the inlet valve on number one cylinder closes ( this is the second valve from the front of the engine ) continue turning until number one piston is at the top of its stroke ( If you put your finger in the spark plug hole you can feel when the piston reaches the top of its stroke ) this is the firing stroke. If you are are looking for the timeing mark on the fly wheel at this point you will not see it as you have gone too far ( the 1928 is tuned at 17 degrees BEFORE TOP DEAD CENTRE ). Get somebody to watch the flywheel while you turn the engine over by hand. You need to turn the engine by hand for two more revolutions. Turn the engine very slowly before reaching TDC or you will miss the 17 degree mark on the fly wheel.
  3. Sarge65, This line of 4 cylinder buicks, with the 170 cubic inch engine on a 106 inch wheel base, were introduced in August 1916 as the 1917 models D34 roadster and D35 tourer. They were carried over into 1918 as the E34 and E35 A Sedan and a delivery truck were also produced in this series. The tourer sold for $795 when new.
  4. LeRoy You have the running gear of a 1920 tourer ( engine and chassis/frame) but the body ( hood cowl ) is off an earlier car. 1918 or earlier. It looks like the windshield pillars are tilting back which would make it a 1918 as 1917 had vertical pilllars.
  5. LCK814 Put this in the Buick Pre- War section. You will get more reply,s
  6. This Delco service manual for 23 and 24 master models ( unfortunatly I don,t have a 25 ) says the circuit breaker starts at 25 - 30 amps this being a 6 volt system. My understanding is that a 6 volt system carries higher currents than a 12 volt system . The bulbs in my 1920 headlights are 24 Watt. The resistance of the 24 watt light is 3 ohms. This works out to 4 amps running through the headlights, 2 amps per headlight bulb as they are in parallel. Say with all lights on, headlights, side lights and tail lights this would be less than 12 amps as lower wattage bulbs would be in the side lights. The Delco manual says at average output the generator is putting out 15 amps, which covers all the lights. Following ohms law V= I x R if voltage is doubled and resistance remains the same, current decreases. This sounds contradictory to 6 volt systems carrying higher currents, or maybe my maths is wrong.😲 A tail light in a 12 volt system is only 5W which changes the whole equation. So sorry Hugh, I,m not sure how the 30amp 12 volt fuse works in a 6 volt system. But there would be twice the current flowing through the fuse in a 6 volt system.
  7. Don, You could always use your 27 backing plate in the 24 and install an on/off switch behind the dash to isolate the coil from the generator.
  8. The straps on my 1920 are also stitched along the side and look to be of the same material as Mark,s
  9. It says Buick Petrol Tank Gauge, looks like 8 cylinder Models Exclusively , but there were no 8 cylinder Buicks then?😲 the clear section shows inches and the black section shows gallons.
  10. There have been a few topics on gas guages lately. I was able to pick up this guage from a local Buick enthusiast recently. Howard Motor and Cycle Co, were the Buick distributors (and probably body builders) in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. Australia.
  11. This is the procedure for 1926 which I think would be the same as 1928, 26 has the two brake band adjustment nuts on each brake band, where as 1925 had a single adjustment nut.
  12. Geoff, This is for a 1925, but I think the 28 would be very similar.
  13. Casie, Ask this question in Buick - Pre War. You should get more reply,s. Hubert 25-25 had a number of clutch linning made last year , He will be able to advise where he had them made.
  14. William, I have never seen a gauge sitting at an angle. I agree with Larry and feel the gauge needs to be parallel with the tank for the float to move freely.
  15. Mark, The earlier caps, I think pre 1922 had a twist ( turn ) on cap. Where as the 1924 6 cylinder and later caps had the long clips to hold the caps on. From the pic of yours, it appears to be a short clip, so I,m guessing 1923 may have been different to the earlier and later distributors. Possibly, the later cap can be addapted to fit.
  16. Look what you can get for $12,000 on South Fargo Craigslist, I know the Can and Aust dollars are both down against the U.S at the moment, Makes it more difficult.
  17. You shouldn,t have too many problems finding a 1925, 1926 or a 1927 Buick in a 2 door coach, at a very reasonable price as there were plenty of them manufactured. In 1925 there were 21,000 Standard, and 30,000 Masters produced. In 1926 there were 40,000 Standard and 21,000 Masters produced. 1927 33,000 Standard and 12,000 Masters. One of these, that is not running can be picked up pretty cheaply as they are not in high demand. These would be a much better candidates to be roded, than the rarer 1923 2 door Touring Sedan. A quick search found this 1926 on But possibly on older add.
  18. Simnut, I,m glad you have decided not to hot rod your car. 1923 was the first of the two door touring sedan style, and looked especialy attractive with the leather covered, attached trunk. This was then dropped in 1924 and then re-introduced in 1925 without the trunk and was called the coach , becomming Buicks most popular model. I feel the trunk adds to the looks of the style. Only 8700 of these were built in 1923 and there would not be many around today. If I wasn,t on the opposite side of the world, I would love to have your car. Hopefully somebody will buy it and restore it to its original splendor.
  19. Hugh On my 25 Standard, the differential end of the axle was square. The side gears were cracket at each corner. I ended up changing over to a 26 axle which is splined not square, but this ended up having to use 21 inch wheels not the 22 inch as the 1926 axle shaft is a larger diameter and will not fit into the 22 inch hub. The Master and earlier six cylinder cars all use a splined axle. I also used a thin steel shim as you and Mark, as the hub was worn, until finally changing to the smaller wheel.
  20. Carsten Glad to see you purchased this car. I really like the way, the tray/back has been built on your car. I think it is dissapointing that there are not more pick up/utilities, restored, as they were such a big part of automobile history in rural areas. There are a few of us on the forum with 1920 Buicks, so if you have any questions, just ask. My first car that I got when I was 17, was a 1925 buick that had been converted for farm use. Rod
  21. You can buy Workshop Manuals, and Reference Books for the 22 four cylinder, through the "Buick Heritage Alliance"
  22. Mike, There have been a number of topics recently on this forum, where people are freeing up engines that have been sitting for a long time. Mark Kikta has been giving a very good , step by step account of freeing up his frozen 22 engine. Read those topics, it covers all you need, to get your engine going.
  23. Looks fantastic Terry, can understand your not wanting to fold it. Can you take a close up photo of your wind wings. I have to make new brakets/glass holders for my 25
  24. Mic Bac. Thats not a 1925 Buick starter. Maybe a 26. 25 had the starter motor and generator in the one unit.