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  1. The canister holds vacuum to aid in shifting the car with a red round pedal on the floorboard. It was designed to help women drive the car.
  2. Sending positive thoughts your way Terry, hopefully it is a simple fix and no serious damage to the engine. Chuck
  3. Mark it down, 9-12-21 a day to remember, engine running! 👏
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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!)
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. The photo is your hood you gave to Mark, I took it from his post st about finishing his dash👍
  16. 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
  17. Sorry, just saw this post, I did not get the email notice that there was a response. Money on the way, thanks Chuck
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
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