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  1. Carb float material I have a 1924 Buick 24/34 which uses a Marvel carb with cork float which over time had become saturated with fuel. I tried making a new float from cork and treating it with clear fuel proof model varnish to no avail. The solution was a float made from ethernol proof material obtained from the following company in the USA. Restorationstuff.com. They stock not only floats for some vintage vehicles, but also blocks of float material that can be cut/machined to shape. The replacement float was 30$ + postage and has been on my car for over 6 months and is functioning OK and does not appear to be affected by unleaded fuel.
  2. Thanks everyone for your comments. parts ordered from Tom VanMeeteren today.
  3. I have checked and the existing 4 cylinder contacts are as photo1. Photo 2 shows the 6 cylinder contacts laid on top and their longer length. Photo 3 shows the NOS 6 cylinder contact arms I have . Hubert can you please confirm an e-mail address for Tom Van Meeteren so i can contact him and hopefully purchase a 4 cylinder contact set. Thanks you all for your help.
  4. Thank you all for your responses. I will check the breaker plate but I am sure the steel section which carries the fibre heel and tungsten contact is physically longer on the six cylinder than the four cylinder distributor. I will post a photo to show this. Thanks Hubert_25-25 for the Delco part number it confirms I have purchased moving contacts for a 6 cylinder. If anyone could supply me with the correct 4 cylinder contact set in exchange for the 2 moving contacts I have that would be great and I would of course cover any postage costs etc. Obtaining any American parts in the UK for vintage vehicle is very difficult and custom charges of anything from America more than doubles the costs.
  5. Can anyone help with a supplier for NOS ignition points for my 24/34 roadster? I have purchased 2 NOS moving contact arms (Delco13341 ) from Mikes Obsolete Auto Parts but unfortunately they are obviously for a 6 cylinder motor as they are about 1/4 " too long. If anyone could confirm the correct Delco part number and a supplier that would be a great help. As you are all aware ignition parts for the the 4 cylinder cars are difficult to find and I have already adapted a later modern ignition cap and rotor arm to resolve ignition problems and I could do the same with the contact points but would prefer to use standard parts if possible. Any help would be appreciated.
  6. Just to prove it does not rain all summer in England, a picture of my Buick 24-34 roadster on the way to local show in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire .
  7. Here is a better photo of the rear light . It has a red glass lens and cut outs top and bottom with clear plastic in to illuminate the number plate and Buick badge. Whilst on the subject of rear lights etc. can anyone tell me what the holes in the side of the spare wheel brackets are for . Is it for a twin spare mount ??
  8. Sorry about the quality of the photo will post better one tomorrow as I am at work at the moment.
  9. My Australian Holden bodied 1924 24/34 roadster has the number plate bracket in the centre of the headlight so perhaps it depended on what parts were shipped with the rolling chassis. Also the rear light is the plain unit with the lens held in with a circular wire clip.
  10. I have had a similar problem on the speedometer on my 24/34 roadster and managed to save the fragile pot metal casting by coating it with epoxy resin using a small brush. If you try to dis-assemble the mechanism without doing this it will all just crumble to dust.
  11. Thanks for the info. Just so much knowledge out there.
  12. Have had a quick look on the site and a car similar to mine is described in an article dated 20 May 1924 and describes the car perfectly- "Cobalt Blue with blue leather interior". From the info and photos received with the car from the previous owner, it is one of only 113 RH drive 24/34 roadsters exported from the USA. It has a Holden body and was found by a Geoff Johnson, a veteran and vintage car trader, in the Barossa Valley who bought it from a vine yard owner. Unfortunately Geoff has passed away so no more info is available. Can you confirm if the car would have been supplied with a body colour painted radiator surround or left nickle plated? Thanks for the info.
  13. This is the same dealer that supplied my 24/34 roadster and I have the same plate on the dash. My car may have been am early import as the frame number is 1080001. From what I have discovered on the net, Eyes & Crowle were also dealers for other makes and obviously had a good business in the 20's.
  14. I have had problems with the cast parts in the speedometer on my 24/34 roadster but have managed to salvage them by coating them with a thin layer of 2 pack epoxy resin. If you are careful this holds the parts together so they can be adjusted/removed. What I do require is details of the drive ends of the speedometer cable as I have the outer cover put no inner drive chain or terminations. I was told that this type of drive was used by other car manufacturers. Can anyone post some photos to help ?
  15. Thanks for the welcome. I would love another Buick but unfortunately the shed on the photos is not mine and garage space is a problem as always !!
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