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chuckfmtexas

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  1. Terry, we have been on vacation so I have been away from this site but happy to hear you had the engine running. Ramp up your patience quadrant just a little more and hang in there for everything to come together in a few days. Looking forward to the video as all the other folks are but know you want it to be running correctly first. Sending positive vibes, Chuck
  2. My 1921 K45 steering would turn fine to the right but about halfway thru the left turn it would bind and would not make a full turn. I tried the special agriculture grease recommended here on the site but that did not improve it so I removed the column and steering box and sent it off to be rebuilt. I got it back and I need to get it back in the car to see how it turned out.
  3. Thanks Jim, in fact I went to the Riv magazine recently received and he advertised in it and showed the piece I need. I contacted him and I have one headed this way in time for Auburn meet. I appreciate your lead. Chuck
  4. Just discovered my center plastic piece that fills the gap between the bottom trunk edge and the bumper/gas tank filler cover has deteriorated and missing some material at the right angle fold. I have contacted Ron Hing in Oregon and he does not have one from his parts collection. Any help appreciated. Thanks Chuck
  5. Dianne and I are coming in the 1969 Riviera I bought last May, entered in both AACA and BCA for judging. Looking forward to seeing friends and making new ones! Chuck Nixon Fort Worth, TX
  6. Enjoyed chatting with you Terry. Good to see Pete, Steve, and the other ‘guys and gals.’ I found a few goodies for my !921 Model 45 Touring and made it home safely to Fort Worth late Friday afternoon. Enjoy your Spring season which officially starts today. 👍 Chuck
  7. We are planning to go to Branson from Texas but have not registered yet. Was also going to both BCA meets with the 69 Riv but no more apparently.😕 Chuck
  8. David, you journey sounds fascinating as well as challenging. I have a 1921 Model 45 Buick Touring and you have found the right place for expert advice, not me but the 8-10 fellas who regularly post here and are a wealth of knowledge on the mid teen to late 20’s Buicks. The one thing that jumped in my mind as I read your post was, oh—that’s going to be a challenge to start since the fuel system draws the gas by vacuum created by the engine from the tank to a vertical cylinder mounted on the engine by the carburetor. Trying to get that vacuum established after sitting all these years will be a challenge. You might want to make a makeshift fuel tank out of a one gallon paint thinner can, rig up a hose and connect directly to the carburetor. That way you are getting fuel directly to the engine without having to hope the vacuum system works. The experts on this pre-war site can comment and clarify or correct my thoughts. I bet one or two of the gentlemen would be willing to develop a post listing the step by step start-up procedure to go by after the initial clean up and then photos. Good photos of the engine plus dash will give them a sense of the car’s condition and whether the engine is complete including the carburetor, coil, distributor, fan belts, fuel vacuum reservoir, spark plugs and wires etc. It would be good to know if the ignition is intact with a key that locks and unlocks it. Of course you will need a new 6 volt battery to get it started and check lights etc. lets hope the wiring harness is intact and the varmints have not ruined it. Good luck and keep us posted. Chuck Nixon
  9. Terry, I looked it up and it seems the pre-war meet is March 19-20 just for clarification for those who were not sure of the dates. Chuck. (from Texas where we need a new, powerful, and winterized electrical power grid!)
  10. I have a hub puller I had made for my 1932 Buick 67S and I have since sold the car. If the threads and size are the same I am willing to loan it to you. Chuck Nixon
  11. We really enjoyed Danvers 2011 since we live in Texas and our son and family live in Winchester, 8 miles out of Boston. We brought the 1932 67S in our trailer, enjoyed all the activities including going to the coast and having great seafood. Our family drove to Danvers to meet us and the kids really enjoyed the indoor water activities next to the hotel if I am remembering correctly. We got to spend another week with the family after the meet.
  12. The photo is your hood you gave to Mark, I took it from his post st about finishing his dash👍
  13. Morgan has sold me a dash light less the hood for my 1921 dash. Wondering if anyone out there in your pile of 'stuff' might have a hood that resembles the one in the photo below. The light is coming from Morgan so I don't know the exact diameter of the hood but if you have something that you think will work let me know and I will check the diameter in a week or so when the light gets here. Thanks Chuck
  14. Sorry, just saw this post, I did not get the email notice that there was a response. Money on the way, thanks Chuck
  15. Found a nice core and had it re-chromed. Car is now back to ‘good looking’ and I watch carefully when I am backing up😁 Chuck
  16. Thanks, I have bought parts from him earlier this year so I called him and ended up buying a nice rear bumper from him as well as other parts. He has a ton of 69 parts.
  17. Wow, stunning results Hugh. Your car has a ‘healthy ‘ look in that it looks a bit bigger all the way around than my 1921 touring does. Mine just looks skinner and yours looks ‘bulked up’ if thats makes any sense. The dark paint, wheels and top may be contributing to my impressions. You need to do a Texas tour so us Texans can see the car first hand and admire your work👏👍 Chuck
  18. I put a Vintage A/C system in one of my 1967 GS 400 cars and sourced a used original compressor mounting bracket and pulleys since Vintage did not make the bracket or pulleys. I then bought a new aluminum compressor that closely resembled the original A-6 compressor. I painted the compressor black and when all hooked up it looked closely like an original A/C system under the hood. Chuck
  19. Mark, it looks great. I have been searching for a dash light for my 1921 45 touring as I currently have a hole in the dash where it is supposed to be. I found odds and ends and Model A Ford lights at swap meets before Covid hit last spring. Did you by chance end up with an extra light that could be rebuilt and if so willing to sell?Thanks, Chuck
  20. Bob, just saw this message and will scan it tomorrow , Monday and post. Chuck
  21. In the fall of 2021 the Savoy Museum will open in Cartersville, Georgia, 43 miles Northwest of Atlanta up I-75. A major benefactor of the museum and a car collector Jon Oscher purchased my 1932 Buick 67S in May 2019 from an ad in the Bugle and told me it would eventually end up in a museum in Cartersville. I had no idea it would be such a comprehensive facility and today I received the first newsletter from the museum. Low and behold our 1932 Buick is on the cover as a part of the permanent collection. We purchased the car out of a warehouse in Connecticut in 2005 , had Jesse Morton owner of Academy Classic Autos in Forestville, CT restore the car over 3.5 years. It turned out to be Concours quality restoration which we had not planned on but in the end enjoyed showing it all over the country at BCA national events, AACA national and regional meets and half a dozen concours. We also made lots of wonderful Buick friends. By showing it we were introduced to the Buick world and I am now a brain washed Buick guy currently owning six Buicks from 1921 - 2019 having sold three over the past couple of years. The museum will open in the fall of 2021 and since I can't post a PDF here that I made of the newsletter go to savoymuseum.org where it shows some of the detail. If you would like more info in the newsletter email me at chucknixon67@gmail.com and I will send you the PDF. If you are in Georgia in the fall of 2021 take a side trip and see the exhibit of cars with more than 300 in storage or in the museum. Chuck P.S I have included a few photos of the car from my files.🙂
  22. The November-December I issue of Antique Automobile Magazine features Buicks, one on the cover and a dynamite 1958 Caballero Estate Wagon in a 7 page restoration article. If your are on this site I am assuming you are an AACA member and get the magazine but if not I could scan it and post it. Chuck
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