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  1. Here are pics of the back of the lower switch on my previous post. MG
  2. And here is the back of the lower one. Guess not, I am oversized on the pics. See new post.
  3. I am hoping that someone could identify the year and model that these switches pertain to. Both were included in a bucket of parts that came with my car, and obviously have not seen much care. They are not original for my Model 27-27. So for the 27-27 I will need Buicks original switch, their number D-1288. If you have one or know of one, please advise on that. Also what is the rusty screw or bolt used for? Thanks, Marty
  4. I had the same problem, but it is working now. I had to unplug my router and reboot, and maybe that was coincidental to a prob w/ their web site.
  5. According to an old post I read on here the 1927 engines were numbered as follows, "Engine numbers for 1927 were in the range of 1627954 to 1978252". So the first number is 1. I believe Hugh has it right.
  6. A Thank You to each and everyone of you guys. This is a WEALTH of information that will help me get a foothold on getting started. Marty
  7. Thanks Mike. I planned to take lots of pics, but will need to retake most pics that I would post on here due to the size of them. I am looking for info on the roof. The ribs that go from side to side are all sunk in. Since they are rotted on one end, they would likely need to be made from scratch, and I probably would use white oak. Obviously they were originally made with some amount of dome shaping. How would I find that out? I'm thinking it would be wise to get good solid measurements on the roof/wood as it is before anything is taken apart as the car body as a whole would keep it to its original dimension., or at least very close. Thanks, MG
  8. I am wondering what you experienced members use for reference as to what parts are used in the car - are there exploded drawings available to show what parts were used? Most likely many of the parts were used in a series of years, but how would I track this down? Thank You, Marty
  9. Hi To All, I just joined having become the owner of a 1927 Buick Model 27 about 10 days ago. I'm afraid to admit that I have so little knowledge of cars and what makes them go, but I am determined to see my purchase brought back to its finer years. I am going to need advice, places to find parts, and I suppose some "how do you do this" questions answered. I see that my pictures are pretty large for the max allowable size, so I will try one with my first question. It involves the wood, which I do not see much about on the old posts. Some of the wood is useable, some is rotted and will need replacing, and some has been replaced by plywood (running boards, door posts, and bottom strips that sit on the frame below the doors). The roof is pretty much shot. The lengthwise slats aren't bad, but the side to side ribs are all rotted on one side, and sunken down. Originally were the ribs cut in a slight bow, or were they steamed to achieve a slight roundness? Does anyone know what kind of wood was used in the original car? Is there a source for premade wood replacement parts? Or does a drawing exist that shows the dimensions? Or better yet, what do you folks do in this situation? Thanks much, Marty