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1924 6-55 Sport Tourer

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  • Birthday 12/14/1964

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  1. My opinion - none. You want the body to flex with the chassis. I dont believe that any adhesive was used "back in the day". Prove me wrong. If the frame is too tight, stresses occur which will lead to undue damage to the panels/paint. Rabbet joints with screw fixation is all you need. Respectively David
  2. Anthony Congratulations and well done. A great find to see a "time capsule" car. I especially love the rear window. Dont forget to keep us up to date with your progress. Remember, it is only original once, so, if i could give you any advise it would be to not "over do it". David.
  3. 27 donb, You seem to be stuck on the fact that this "teal"colour is the product of"weathering". If this colour we see today is the end product of nearly 100 years exposed to the sun and elements, what colour do you believe was it originally? I am also curious how would you explain that 2 unlike materials - paper and steel - could end up the same colour after all this time ? My photos dont show the writing that well (due to the reflections on the glass) but if you zoom in you can still read the words quite clearly. What i dont know for sure is, what gauge face colours were offered by Buick when these cars were new? Hopefully others out there can add to the discussion with either photos of their cars as fouund or literature from Buick. All i am showing is how my car presents today. I too am sure that "any paint suppy store could match that color using modern tools and techniques so that the gauge faces could be refinished as original". Now, if only we new what colour it originally was. Respectfully, David.
  4. G'day, For those that are interested, here are some close up photos of my original instrument cluster. The "teal" colour is strong and not likely to be faded due to weathering. The switch cluster is totally unusable due to the pot metal disintergrating, but you are still able to clearly read the screen printed paper face. David.
  5. 29 StudiePrez, From what i have gathered from the forum, the Sports Tourers and Sport Roadsters had the dash face that were upholstered in the same leather as the rest of the car. The pattern i believe was called " Whale grain". I would have thought that if Buick were to have "white" instruments fitted, it would have made sense that all gauges should be white too ! , until i too can see photos to the contrary this will remain my belief. The ckoke plate had an infill of either a faded red or a maroon. I belive that this will match the infill on the steering controls as well. Hope this helps, David.
  6. 29 StudiePrez, I asked the same question back in May 2017 and never got a clear answer. FWIW, this is my dashboard of my car as found. Clearly you can see white instruments with black writing. The clock and speeedo were missing 😟 (as obviously someone wanted them more than me), so we can assume they were the same. The curious part is the "teal" background colour. I have not seen this in any other photos, although i have seen alot more of the more common "gold" colour. I do now have a complete/matching set of instruments, but they are now black faces with black/white gauges. Good luck with your searching. David.
  7. Hi again, As i previously stated, i agree 100% that the water tube on my car is incorrect (as it most likely has been repaired sometime throughout it's life), interestingly though i find yet another Australian car with the same/similar water tube! Maybe it was a common repair or replacement here in Australia should the original rust out. The part i find interesting is that there a two 1924 Sport Tourers with similar water tubes 🤔 here in Australia. Although you cannot argue against the many 100's of photgaphic examples to the contrary, available here on the forum and the World Wide Web. David.
  8. Kevin, When new, most belts were made of a material that stretched over time. Thus the need for adjustment to keep sufficient tension on the fan pulley. If you elect to use a "modern" belt that does not/will not stretch, in effect you do not need adjustment for the fan pulley. Two options 1. Fit a leather belt (more period) that will stretch over time, or; 2. Take the current belt back, exchange it for a longer one, so that you are happy with the "position" of the adjuster. Problem solved. David
  9. Kevin, This is the set up om my '24 6-55. This is how it was when i stripped the car down and works perfectly. Try moving the spring mounting bolt to the left. David
  10. Thanks for both of your replies, and i agree 100%. My water tube is solid so i see no need in replacing it (and i quite like the look of it too). If once the car is completed and i'm not happy with it/looking for another project 🤔 i might replace it them. Time will tell. David.
  11. 29StudiePrez, You are most likely right. I'm only showing what is on my car. I dont think it looks outta place, but comparing to photos i have seen here on the forum mine looks "abnormal". I have nothing here in my State to compare it too. What i am sure about is the lack of nickel plating. David
  12. Morning guys, As promised, here are the photos from my car. Three hole cover with threaded holes in the flywheel housing. No provision for a felt seal around the bearing cap. Engine number is 1137213. I hope this helps. David.
  13. Ok, To add a bit more confusion to the discussion. This is the water tube on my '24 Master. I cannot confirm whether it is original, however you will note that the "rear" of the tube is square. Additionaly, i see no evidence anywhere of nickle plating. If the tube had been repaired over it's lifetime (that's a possability), the three "legs" look to be factory and - as mentioned - show no signs of nickel plating. David.
  14. Hey guys, I know that my 1924 Master has that plate. It is night here at the moment, but i will get a photo tomorrow and post it for you all. David.
  15. Think about it laterally. You cannot have too much oil at the rockers. What i would check is the rocker shaft and supply lines. Mine (1924 - 55) was choked with gunge. You claim that cleaned sludge out of the sump, therefore some of that sludge is likely to have made it to the supply lines and settled in the rocker shaft. It's no big deal to remove the rocker shaft now and the supply lines and clean them. It will be well worth the effort (and piece of mind) David
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