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  1. Nice car Larry. Too bad about your real estate situation, sorry to hear it. Best of luck, maybe see you at the Old Car Festival next September. Gary
  2. `The owner of the '23 McLaughlin on the judging field at Hershey showed me a tag which simply said " General Motors" mounted on the dash at the centre, down low and I have seen a Maple Leaf branded truck . Gary
  3. Not in a way of fall colours, here is a photo of our 1913 Buick model 31 at Lancaster, Pa for the Hershey Hangover (a pre '16 tour) last week. Mostly still green surprisingly. Gary
  4. For Rod and not to hijack this thread here is a photo as found of the 1915 McLaughlin ( Canadian Buick) my wife and purchased last year for 6,000 to 7,000 USD, hasn't run since 1991. We know the history from new, the fellow we got it from has had it since 1969 and the original purchaser owned until the second world war began. Presently receiving a complete rebuild, just replaced four or five pieces of structural wood and repainted the body a correct dark blue. The fellow told me the engine was rebuilt which I discounted to mean new sparkplugs but was pleasantly surprized to find it was and
  5. Sorry to hear the seller isn't being reasonable, I think you could do wonderful things with this car, A rebuilt magneto is likely $500, the top takes 9 yards of Stayfast at $68 each from LeBaron Bonney plus some assembly required. Have no idea what the generator is although it looks to be well done. Wrong intake manifold and is that a model A carby? Carby is for Rod, that is the correct term isn't it. The four brass fittings under the spark plugs are the remains of the acetylene starter. I've not seen a complete setup though I understand a fellow who uses this forum has one intact. Agai
  6. I've seen the car in Michigan and I saw it running in 2008? at the GM Centennial Parade in Flint. It should make for a good car to drive and restore over time, see my post above. I know it has issues, perhaps if you explain to the owner how much money the repairs would cost and everyone is reasonable a deal could be struck. After all how often do you get a chance to obtain a 100 year old auto. Good hunting. Gary BTW. The exhaust parts are present including the cutout.. the missing parts are just pipes easily obtainable.
  7. Couldn't agree with buying a project Rod. Many years of bringing a car back to life and with the cost of plating, painting, upholstery and all you will have more in the job than buying an old restoration at a good deal. Then you can drive the car and perform upgrades in the winter, still expensive, but more of a sure thing. I am presently restoring a '15 McLaughlin which has not been on the road since 1991. A good, complete auto which I know the history of since new. I thought I was buying it cheaply but I will be underwater when it is finished. On the upside it will all be new and prope
  8. I found a picture I took perhaps 15 years ago of a 1913 McLaughlin model 31 and it shows a bench seat in the front, rear mounted spare tire and an all wood body. This car had electric generator/starter with electric head and side lamps. I did not look to see how the starter connected to the flywheel, darn. The car was for sale many years ago so it must be in someone possession, Not saying it is the one you are looking at, this one was in Michigan. Gary
  9. Rod; What are the numbers of the car. The serial number is stamped on a round aluminum plate on the front left frame near the headlamp mount. engine number is stamped on the engine mount left hand side and body numbers are stamped an many wooden body parts. Gary
  10. Rod; My model 31, 1913, Flint Buick has a brass radiator painted black and carbide headlamps with oil side lights. I've seen a model 31 McLaughlin and have a photo I'll try and find but from memory your car looks correct, except I thought it may have had cowl ventilators. The '12 model has a round radiator emblem and the '13 is a large square, the McLaughlin is diamond shaped. Couldn't say off hand about the front seat. Gary
  11. McLaughlins were Canadian. Buick chassis with a McLaughlin produced body. From the photos it looks good except as noted the wrong magneto ( the original is poor and often upgraded) and a weird fan brace set up. It is a model 31 with the 201 engine, Buick's most popular car in 1913. By the way the radiator is brass as shown but should be painted black to match the fenders or should I say wings. Gary
  12. When my wife and I went looking for a brass era car to be used for touring we meaning I wanted more car than a T, wound up with a Buick, which we still have and have never regretted owning. The Buick was about 50% more expensive than a Ford back then because the Buick is larger, prettier and more comfortable. Brass cars are few and when we were looking our choices were some Fords, a REO, and our Buick. Buy the car you can rather than pining for a Maytag. Gary BTW I've had a ride in the original Maytag, fine car and fellow. If you get a Ford it is the price of entering the worl
  13. Two years on, how is the VCCA doing? I was a member between 1979 to 2006 and it was a perfect club for me and my cars, but I own no Chevrolets now. Gary
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