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    Have loved the old car hobby for over 40 years and still trying to become involved.

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  1. I picked up this from Ebay as a curiosity hoping it may have some info pertaining to my cars. I would like to know WHO produced this compilation? There is no indication of where this was produced. Just copies of the magazine articles with id of the original periodical publishing at the tops of the page. I.e. Automotive Industries, MoToR, Saturday Evening Post, Automobile Trade Journal and Motor Age. Since this was Vol.1#2 July-December 1965, I would assume there was a Vol. 1#1 and possibly others. 22 pages. Mostly articles and ads of 1926 product line. (I would love to see the same article done for the 1925 models) the technical articles from "MoToR" for 1920 cars as well as spec sheets on all models from 1903-1942. There are also ads from national magazines for 1933 1934 and 1935. An article showing photos of a1904 Model B, 1910 Model 16, 1906 Model D and 1912 model 43. Some photos I have not seen before. Anyone have other issues?
  2. Since the bezel does not have screw hole thru it for securing it I believe these would be for a 1924 or 1925. The bucket should have another piece with an eye on it for the center tie bar. The Masters are larger than the Standards. What is the outside diameter of the bezel? I paid $75.00 for a nice straight set complete with tie bar, lenses, bulbs and reflectors 1925 Standard 1926-1927 Standard Tilt Ray Style
  3. Ben, the car in your photo probably traveled up a long dusty road to be there. The dark green and black wheels on my 1925 did not look green or black after a short drive thru a dusty field to park at a local Steam and gas show. Tires too also were no longer black. Fenders and all were the color of, well.... dust.
  4. Jim : Are you referring to the #165502 (may be same part # on your car) High tension wire clamp? These are the same on both my Standard and Master. Even the later Straight 8s have these clamps under the spark plug cover. Different design. Still with the 9mm wires it was like trying to fit a 2 pound bologna in a 1pound bag. I did add 1/8 tall micarta washers under the 1/4"X20 screws so the wires could be moved a bit. I am still going to try Hugh's method of Isolation. On the 2 sets of wires I made up for the car (one NOS 7mm wire and the new RJ&L set)I used the same technique as Hugh by soldering the clips to go in distributor cap. I love the spark plug end clips as they are very positive. Unfortunately one broke while installing. But I did have one from the set that came with the car in 2011.
  5. Mark: The fellow at RJ&L told me that he sold me his last black 9mm set when I spoke to him at Hershey. He said he was going to have more made up. I have still experienced some leakage on these new wires. Most visible was the coil wire at the end of the block (head on our cars) where on our 1925s is to have a clip to hold it and the primary wire from the distributor. I may have to make a micarta separator plate like Hugh did for the same reason. Just saying that I did not have any leakage problems with the Oak with black tracer type you now have. But at the time this is what came with my car when I bought it. Also they were shorter and not clustered and bunched through a cover as the car did not have one at the time March 2011 July 2019 I probably should have shortened the lengths to fit better as they appear to be one size fits all 6 cylinder Buicks. My Master has a later Delco Distributor adapted and that cap take 7mm wires. Probably from a John Deere tractor. They are John Deere Green!
  6. Leif: So glad to here from you again. You have been missed! My thoughts are that it may be this car on the book cover. That is the 1909 Model 16 Surrey.
  7. Here is a 1912 Model 36 now in the AACA museum shown with the out side mounted shifter/brake unit. The arrangement of the original poster's photo shows the 1913 style cowl with the iron brackets still not placed the same as other 1913 cars. I have looked at many photos of these cars and only see round, not oval fuel tanks. The 1912 model 28 photo above shows the brackets placed as the subject body but the windshield base is moved in like 1913 cowls.
  8. Gary: The original ad indicates that it is a 7 passenger.
  9. Very good point! Here is a compilation of the reference I sited.
  10. Kevin: From what I understand the taillight you show is for the 1928. The 1927s have the same single taillight as the 1924-1925-1926. Either in the Standard or the Master form. I have seen many which had the accessory 280A "Yankee" Buick Type C. Dave Chambers' Buick article in the March-April 1973 Antique Automobile Magazine indicates that it was available for 1925-1927 cars. I set my Standard up with a double filament contact plug and I use a repro Model A Ford switch for a brake light. My Master already had a separate aftermarket STOP light.
  11. Headlight lens pattern looks like those used on a Model A Ford.
  12. Good catch Kevin on the rear spare carrier. My 1925 Master has a full width rear bumper "WEED" but does have enough room for spare removal. Almost looks as if one could do a double spare carrier. But then the space for removal would be lost. This photo shows about how close the spares were mounted to the rear tub. Maybe enough room for a rolled up tarp and an umbrella but not much more. This 1923-45 was offered by the Black Horse dealership back in 2010-2011. The same idea of a 1923-55 wannabe. With the maroon paint, tan top, rub bars and no space to use them. Maybe a lawn chair could fit. Otherwise this was a really nicely restored example of a model 45. The tailored top was absolutely beautifully made with hidden snaps. Original style late 1923 taillight(centered). Rear of a 1923-55 with correct fitted trunk. Also the double spares. Another one that got away.....
  13. Steve : Sounds like the same fellow I had a run in with my "Wanted Top sockets for a 1925 Buick Model 25." several months ago. He said that they were at his parents home (somewhere along the California/Nevada border) that was going for the final closing and the real estate agent would not help him post photos. Swear, swear, curse, curse… Said it was a completely finished extra top in a bicycle box. He indicated that they were going to pitch it out. I gave him an offer on it and said I had someone local to come to pay and pick it up. If he could give me a location! Never heard from him again....
  14. I made the contacts myself on my lathe. The photos below are from when I made up a good switch from the 5 bad switches I got with my Master 2 different style contact plate. The one on the right is for the earlier cars with a Starter/generator and dimmer on the dash. The right one has a new aluminum case from BOB'S. The hole at the bottom is because my switch also had the key tumbler and it now works with the key also. Better condition contact plate after clean up and leveling. It was warped and had to be heated and clamped to a flat plate to straighten. Rebuilt switch with the dust boot in place. I made that from some of the vinyl material left over from my top boot.
  15. I agree with Mark as it being a 1912 but a model 35 as the rear fenders match factory illustrations. Model 29 fenders have a horizontal flat section at the trailing end. A check of the wheelbase should confirm if 101.75 inches. Here I am (at right) talking to Gill Fitzhugh "The Elder" in his well toured 1912 model 35. Taken at Hershey.