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  1. Hi Brian, I have read lots of your posts on this site. Very informative. You have a good sense of humor. I have had good luck with silver paint for similar applications as well. I do like the nickel plating idea as my 21 roadster will be a daily driver. Car will spend a decent amount of time by the ocean as well. At the moment the roadster probably needs to have the engine rebuilt. Loud knock on cold start up. I’ve owned it for about 4 months. I got away with some instant enjoyment. Now time to be realistic. Thanks for all the advice!!! Best, Happy Buicking! J
  2. Hugh, What an impressive restoration. I would love to see that car in person some day! Before and after pics are great! I’m jealous of your front brakes! All the best!
  3. Please don’t hate me because I’m Buickful, but here’s my other 21. It was too sweet to pass up. Had a great time driving through upstate New York to close the deal. 1980’s restoration in great condition. Giddily awaiting its arrival!
  4. Hi Terry, Sorry, I should have reposted the pic of the car from my first post on the site. All good info! I have only had it for about 4 months. I am located in Carmel CA. I also just got some new 10ply tires for trailer and I’m not afraid to use it! Car has been a blast! Just got trans and clutch all tuned up. If you look closely, you can see the rear trans bearing was cracked. Next are the brakes. Thanks again. Meanwhile...(please see my next post.)
  5. Hi Terry, Really appreciate the info. Wondering if you might also happen to know what the color combination for all the pictured components (wheel nut, clamp, rim) as well as the center hub, was for the original “straw” color paint scheme? Or where I might be able to find that info? There are too many variations pictured on the Internet for me to be able to pin it down. Thanks again!
  6. Is this the original Rim nut style for my 1921 21-44 Buick Roadster? From my research online, it looks like the others I’ve seen are a different larger nut.
  7. Does anyone have a 1921 Buick Rim Clamp for sale, or know where I might find one? Part # is 68326. Thanks much. UPDATE: Clamp found. Many thanks to all who responded! Happy Buicking!
  8. Hi Tblack, Thanks for the good info and pics! I have seen pics of the car you sold while surfing the net for references. It was one of the inspirations for buying mine. I can’t say enough how as to the value of the my particular Buick, it’s great to be part of club that’s motivated from love not speculation! To me it’s about actually driving them and keeping them road worthy.
  9. Hi Guys, Thanks so much for the welcome! And thanks Hugh & Larry for the very complete instructions & detailed pics. I’m on the central coast in California. This is my first pre-war car, and I’ve got the bug bad! Got it up to 45 mph a couple days ago. Engine could have gone another 5 easily; tires and wheels, not so sure! 35 mph seems like the sweet spot to me. Split rim tire changing here we go. Tuned the Marvel carb to 16 on a temporary teed off vacuum gauge, as I am at sea level here. Engine has plenty of smooth off the line torque. When I got it, Starter/generator motoring was disconnected. When connected, it turned backwards. Main positive power post bracket was twisted up catiwompis and shorting against the field coil. Rectifying that was the fix. Last owner wired a second battery in the trunk. Still 6v system. Any idea why? (There were LED rope undercarriage lights, which I ditched.) Anyway, more fun each time you fix something.
  10. Thanks to Hugh for advice on reposting to this page! Hello out there, I’m the new owner of a 1921 buick 21-44 roadster. I do most of my own work. I am going through the car fixing and rebuilding different major components. I removed the water pump cleaned up the shaft and repacked it. Shaft is in so-so condition, and I never actually took the water pump itself apart. Given the large chunks of rust that came out of the block etc. and the condition of pump body, I would like to find a rebuildable core. Or does anybody know of someone who can make/reproduce the shaft? Or if someone had a technical drawing of it, I’d take a crack at making it myself. Any leads on axle and trans seals would be much appreciated. Appreciate the help. Love the pre-war cars!
  11. Hello out there, I’m the new owner of a 1921 buick 21-44 roadster. I do most of my own work. I am going through the car fixing and rebuilding different major components. I removed the water pump cleaned up the shaft and repacked it. Shaft is in so-so condition, and I never actually took the water pump itself apart. Given the large chunks of rust that came out of the block etc. and the condition of pump body, I would like to find a rebuildable core. Or does anybody know of someone who can make/reproduce the shaft? Or if someone had a technical drawing of it, I’d take a crack at making it myself. Any leads on seals and gaskets would be much appreciated. Appreciate the help. Love the pre-war cars!