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  1. Where is Chickasha? Probably cannot be there, as getting ready for a genealogy trip to AL, GA, and AR on April 1 thru 11
  2. AzBob, Do you have the page on the carb information for a 1923 Buick 6 cyl roadster convertible? if so, would you be so kind as to post it. Thanks Paul S Searcy
  3. Is the 1923 Buick 4 cyl carb the same as the 6 cyl? I have a 23 Buick 6 cyl coupe conv that needs to have the fuel system refurbished (carb overhaul, float replaced, vacuum tank overhaul, etc.). Please advise. Thank you.
  4. To JB, Do you think Buick Heritage Alliance would have a 1923 parts book? Paul
  5. <dt>Posts</dt><dd>49</dd> [h=2]Re: Original 1921 Buick Price List of Parts Book[/h] I'm looking for a similar parts book for my 23 Buick 6 cyl 2 pass roadster conv with trunk (not the rumble seat model). Do you know where I might be able to find one? My car is pretty much done except for the soft top. I have bows but no rear window or glass. I need to know how or where to have the top made. Please advise if you can help me. Thank you. If anyone out there can help me on how to proceed on the convertible top, I'd be very grateful. I live in Utah, so need someone close to Utah to make my convertible top, or give me instructions on how to do it so as a local trim shop can make it correctly. I do not want it to sag (like an elephant's skin).
  6. I'm looking for a similar parts book for my 23 Buick 6 cyl 2 pass roadster conv with trunk (not the rumble seat model). Do you know where I might be able to find one? My car is pretty much done except for the soft top. I have bows but no rear window or glass. I need to know how or where to have the top made. Please advise if you can help me. Thank you. If anyone out there can help me on how to proceed on the convertible top, I'd be very grateful. I live in Utah, so need someone close to Utah to make my convertible top, or give me instructions on how to do it so as a local trim shop can make it correctly. I do not want it to sag (like an elephant's skin).
  7. @tblack: Thank you. I was wondering if those holes were not something to do with the side curtains, after seeing the various posts where the posters indicated that their Buicks had no door locks. Your post verifies that. Thanks again.
  8. My 1923 Buick, I believe, is a model 44. It is a 23 Buick Roadster Convertible 6 cyl. I will post photos in a day or two. Where would be the best place to buy the gasket material? Paul
  9. I just read David Jones' question and Mark Shaw's reply. I have a similar problem as indicated by both of them. Is there a carb kit to replace the gaskets after I take the carburetor apart and renew the float. If so, please advise where that kit can be purchased. If not, what is the best approach to replace damaged/unusable gaskets. I have another question. In searching through all of my misc parts, we cannot determine how the lock stems/knobs that one pushes down to lock the doors, attach to the door lock mechanisms inside the doors. We cannot seem to find those particular parts. The door locks are installed and are functioning, otherwise. If anyone could please help with either or both of these questions, I would be very grateful. Thank you. Paul
  10. Thank you for the information about the convertible top material and the person in VA that does them. Regarding the lock pins, I am talking about those pins that you push down to lock the doors. I need to know what the parts are that attach those pins to the actual lock/striker mechanisms inside the doors.
  11. Need to replace the top material on my roadster. I have all of the hardware. Need to know what material I need - also need to know of a shop near Salt Lake City or Provo, Utah that is capable of doing the top correctly. Also need to know what mechanism attaches to the two lock push down rods. I have the locks and the rods, but need the parts that attach the two together. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Paul S
  12. I have a 1923 Roadster Convertible that needs a roof over her. Also need to know where a top shop is located closest to the Salt Lake City, Utah area that has the expertise to be able to replace my fabric top. If anyone knows, please respond here. Thank you.
  13. Today we drove my 23 Buick roadster convertible for the first time since I purchased it in pieces in the year 2000. My two sons have mostly worked on it with some help from me. Being 74 years young, I don't have the energy or strength to do much of that anymore. We have been trying to sort out getting the veh running for oever a year. We finally found that the distributor cap was turned 180 degrees off. Once that was corrected, the wires sorted out, we got it fired up. Now for the problem. As we were driving yeaterday, one of the tube stems broke or tore off of the innertube. We put on the spare today, which has a new tube in it. Today, while again test driving it, another stem came off. It looks as if it were cut, but I know it wasn't because we keep the veh locked in our garage. As we removed the tube from the tire (yesterdays flat), we noticed the tube was stuck to the inside of the tire and was pulled out only with difficulty. I looks like there may have been water or a lot of moisture between the tube and inside of the tire. We found one of the stems at a 4 way stop sign, so it apparantly occurred while we were stopping. My son says it appears that the rubber is kind of deteriorated. Could that be the reason for the tube failures? Could there be other causes. My Buick manual does not give the inflation pressure recommended, or at least I could not find it. It says to maintain sufficient pressure in the tires. The tires do not have the recommended pressure noted on the sidewalls, either. One other thing occurred. As my son was exiting our driveway today, which is fairly long and steep, the brakes would not hold back the veh, so he applied the emergency brake, and left a streak of rubber from apparantly the left rear tire as he stopped before entering the street. There was no rubber streak from the right rear tire. He then adjusted the brakes and continued on his way. The tube that failed today was the tube in the right rear tire (we found the tube stem about 2 blocks away, down our street, at a 4 way stop sign, where he stopped the first time after leaving the driveway). Please, could some of you give me your opinions as to the cause of these failures? I will purchase 4 new tubes, but want to be sure I don't have the same thing happen again. Thanks in advance.
  14. I have the same issue with my 1923 Buick Roadster Conv 6 cyl. I heard of one individual who attached an overflow tank on the inside of the firewall, between it & the dash, and ran tubing from the overflow tube to the overflow tank. My son put one on the firewall inside the engine compartment, as he wanted to be able to keep it filled, but afterward decided he could fill the radiator as necessary by removing the radiator cap and adding water. It is good to know that filling the radiator above the radiator core causes water to exit the overflow tube. I have checked the radiator with the cap off and with the engine running, and there is good circulation. The water/antifreeze solution seems clear - no apparant oil mixed in it. However, when the water exits thru the overflow tube, or from around the bottom of the cap, if the cap is not on tight, the fluid in the radiator foams up and foam exits with the fluid. It seems to do this only when the engine is running faster than idle. No water evacuates the system as the engine is at idle speed. Of course, we had the radiator filled completely, at the time. We'll try again with the radiator not overfilled and see what happens. My radiator has a new core, so the radiator is not the problem. Also, we knew not to presure test the radiator after the tanks were installed, so that is not an issue. Is there a type of antifreeze for these older cars, that would be preferable? My manual says to add alcohol and gives the ratio of alcohol to water, plus another ingredient I do not recall, that slows down evaporation of the alcohol. I am anxious to hear from some of you who have had similar problems and how you have solved them. Thank you in advance. ps: I have a couple of other issues, but will put them in another log, as they are about different issues.
  15. I have a key for my 1923-6 Roadster Convertible, but it doesn't seem to work. When we put the key in, it won't turn completely and then it won't retract. We have to take the lock out of the dash and take it apart to remove it. It is either the wrong key or the key or lock mechanism is worn. We have a local locksmith who is an older gentleman, who thinks he can fix the problem if we bring in the lock and key. I'll let you know whether he is successful or not. My son wanted to throw away the key because he was tired of pulling the lock out, but I didn't let him - I put it away somewhere, where a kid or someone looking at the car would not be able to try to use the key. Now I have to look and find it.
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