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  1. Drawings modified in the original post to attach the rear seat belt to the wood frame. Hugh
  2. I put seat belts in my other collector car and now it is time for the Buick. This is how I installed them. Nothing on the car meets NHTSA guidelines so don't expect this to either. Just trying to upgrade the car a little for safety like adding a brake light, turn signals, and safety glass. Drawings modified from original posting. Hugh
  3. I have a couple of those J hooks and metal brackets as well. I have wondered how it all is supposed to go together. I know how the front hole is supposed to work, but not the J bolt.
  4. Dave, It takes a lot of thought to create a mechanical linkage that works properly. You have made Rube Goldberg proud. Hugh
  5. Hand cranks are different for 4 and 6 cylinder models. If you want to look for or make your own, you can have one made per this drawing. Does anyone have the information for the larger hand crank? Is the handle section the same? I will add it to the drawing. Basically I thought the 4 cylinder was a nominal 3/4" bore and the 6 cylinder was 7/8" bore, but I am not positive. I also did not list the other hand cranks. There is a B model hand crank and later cranks as well, but this covers the bulk of the hand cranks. Hugh
  6. Bill, You are very fortunate that the fire was caught in time. One other note I would like to make about what Buick did to minimize the event of a fire. The original mufflers were against the inner frame on the left side of the car. The exhaust down pipe did not route straight down and then back. The down pipe was rotated in the flange by a few degrees to get the exhaust left to within about 5" from the frame. Where I have labeled "bend" is where the pipe actually runs parallel to the frame. This "jog" in the piping was to keep the exhaust pipe from running under the carburet
  7. Kevin brings up one of the advantages of the updraft carburetor. With the engine pans in place, any leaking fuel is directed by the drain hole to not drip on the exhaust pipe. The exhaust pipe is significantly cooler than the exhaust manifold. If the downdraft carburetor floods over. hmm Olsons gaskets will sell the individual gaskets. Hugh
  8. Rod, You pointed out the 2 bolts on top of the heat riser, but there are 2 bolts on the back side as well. Once you remove the 4 bolts, the heat riser and everything below will come loose. Hugh
  9. Morgan, Good to hear that you are making steady progress on reliability of your Buick. You could do the water pump shaft and then a treatment or covering to the exposed metal to give a rusty appearance. I know how creative you are. Lots of covering options or chemicals that will bring out the rust in the stainless as you can tape off the rest of the shaft and treat only the exposed section. Just saying. I am surprised at any overheating at idle. My engine runs around 400 rpm, and if I fully retard the timing it runs 300 rpm. The leather belt and fan seem adequate a
  10. Rod, I am going to give you some options here. My personal opinion is that the easiest thing to do is to pull the Marvel carburetor and rebuild it. You likely need to repair or replace the pot metal venturi at the base of the air valve as it grows over time and prevents the air valve from operating properly. My 1925 Marvel works great and my friends model A which is also in good tune has trouble keeping up with me. At one time I had thought of converting my car, until I went thru the carburetor and fixed the problems. Once they were fixed I was glad that I had not spent the en
  11. So the Alemite 6B is called out as a part number in the 1929 McLaughlin book of parts. Same part #119892 as used in 1927.
  12. Found a little more history on zerk fittings, along with the patent that shows the end of the grease gun that should be used for these early pin style zerk connections. The switch to the ball end zerk fitting was perhaps around 1934. Those style would have a wire clip just inside the tip of the grease gun to hold the tip onto the ball. The early pin style just had a rounded inner hole in the tip as shown in the patent figure #3. Hugh Automotive History How the Zerk fitting changed the automobile forever Kyle Smith 24 July 2020 ShareLeave comment The a
  13. I found the following history on grease fittings. Backtracking Through History – Grease Fittings Arthur Gulborg was a son of a co-owner of a small die-casting plant in Chicago. His job was to relubricate the die casting machines by refilling their oil cups several times a day. This labor-intensive task led him to invent the grease gun (screw type) and grease fitting in 1916. He invented the fitting, a braided metal hose having a special end connection, and screw-type grease gun. Arthur Gulborg and his father named it “The Alemite High-Pressure Lubricating System” a
  14. Jim, Glad that you found the major part of the problem. Also consider looking for stray sparks at night around your plug wires. Your Marvel is similar to my 1925 model so consider looking at the condition of the air valve and the venturi operation in the carburetor. I also ran into issues with a little rust or trash that got into the air valve piston and was keeping the air valve from moving. Attached is a link. Hugh https://forums.aaca.org/topic/322950-1927-buick-carb-removal/
  15. Rod, Here is a picture of my block upside down. Not sure if someone put a black rubber o ring on yours. I don't have that o ring. Hugh
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