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    1928 Standard window molding

    The front window moldings on both front doors on my 1928 Standard appear to have been affixed to the door with some kind of duel counter sunk head post screws. I can find sources for single counter sunk head post screws but not duel counter sunk head post screws. Is anyone one aware of where I might find duel counter sunk head post screws?. By duel counter sunk heads I am refereeing to both the screw head and post head being counter sunk. I could use single counter sunk head screws but that just wouldn't be correct. Any info appreciated.
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    1928 Standard visor brackets

    Old26Buick and Terry Wlegand; Thanks very much for the help. In looking back through my old issues of the Bugle I found an add by BCA member #28707, Gary Wallace in the April 2006 magazine for reproduction visor brackets. I called him and he said he was all out presently, but was having another batch made and expected them in about 2 months. I asked him to please put me on his list and notify me when they were completed which he graciously agreed to do.
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    1928 standard - window shades

    McCargar and C Carl, Thank you, I got it now.
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    1928 standard - window shades

    When I bought my 1928 Standard I found a set of window shades on the back floorboard. They were completely deteriorated from age. I ordered a new set from Lebaron Bonny and in due time they arrived. Recently I went to install them. I found each one contained two things resembling black boot laces rolled in with the shade and two large tacks about 1/2 long . It appears they may be some kind of guides but I cannot figure out what to do with them. I called Lebaron Bonny for assistance and was told " we just sell them, we don"t make them" I examined the both the new and old shades and they all have a small screw eye in each end of the bottom wood dowel. I assume the boot lace things get tied to them but then what? Do they get attached to the roller or bracket some how? Does any one know what I am talking about and what I am supposed to do with these "boot laces" and tacks? Any assistance appreciated.
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    1928 Standard visor brackets

    Does anyone know if there is someone out there who has reproduced the visor supports for the 1928 Buick? I could fabricate some but I think they would look kind of hokey. I have the visor but no supports.
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    1928 standard model 27 fuel gauge

    50jetblack Terry Wiegand Thank you both for the insight in how the fuel gauge operates and problems to look for. I really appreciate your time. Mike
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    1928 standard model 27 fuel gauge

    The gauge is in the dash.
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    1928 standard model 27 fuel gauge

    The fuel gauge on my 1928 standard does not seem to be working. The tank has about 2 inches of fuel in it. Is more fuel required to get it to register? How does that type of gauge work. Any info appreciated.
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    1925 Buick Standard Marvel Carburetor replacement

    I disassembled the vacuum tank today and found that what appeared to be a paint chip lodged under the valve seat of the vacuum valve. I removed it,reassembled and reinstalled the tank. It seems to be working fine now. Thanks again to everyone for your help
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    1925 Buick Standard Marvel Carburetor replacement

    WE DID IT, WE DID IT, WE DID IT. My problem is the vacuum tank. As soon as I disconnected the vacuum line to the intake manifold it started up and ran fine, no more flooding. While running, if I reconnect the vacuum line it runs about 10 seconds, begins to load up, floods out and dies. Thank you to all, especially Hurbert 25-25, Rod W and dibarlaw. I could never have done it without your help. Now, can anyone tell me how to remedy the problem with the vacuum fuel system. I rebuilt the tank using a kit from Bobs. What else do I need to overhaul to get the system to work properly. Any info appreciated. Thanks Mike
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    1925 Buick Standard Marvel Carburetor replacement

    I bought a replacment float from Bobs and installed it. It seems to be working because the fuel level stays constant, I installed a new air spring and set the tail clearance. I took the unit completely apart and cleaned all the parts thouherly. I installed all new washers and gaskets. I set the float level at 9/16 in. The new float seemed to help some in that now instead of fuel pouring out of the air intake it just drips.
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    1925 Buick Standard Marvel Carburetor replacement

    Dibarlaw, I am having the exact same problems with a Marvel Carburetor on my 1928 standard. After the car runs for a very short time fuel begins running out the air intake and the engine overloads on fuel chokes up and dies. Please explain more about how you how you set a fuel level and marked it inside the bowl. My thoughts are that the fuel level is still too high and the engine vacuum is sucking the fuel out of the low speed jet.
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    1928 Standard interior light

    Tinindian, Thank you so much, that did it. Mike
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    1928 Standard interior light

    The dome light bulb on my 1928 Standard model 27 has burned out. How do I access that bulb? The light cover appears to be held in place by a very elaborately decorated trim ring . I tried gently prying on the ring but it did not want to release. I don't see any screws holding the trim ring on. Since the car was restored when I bought it I have no idea how to get to this bulb. I don't want to ruin the headliner, trim ring or bulb cover with some hanhanded approach. Can anyone provide any insight? Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks Mike
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    1928 Buick Standard Marvel carburetor

    I suspect that the float is at least partially saturated. I ordered a replacement from "Bobs" today. We will see how that works.