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TomN

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  1. Dear Marty, thank you for the warm welcome, I am glad you like the car. Regarding the added generator I want to maintain the original design, both from a technical point of view and because it is original. You have mentioned McLaughlin too, so I have to properly investigate its possible Canadian roots. But first it has to be reliable runner. Thank you very much Kind Regards Tomas
  2. Dear Larry, Thank you very much for your further help, many useful information and pictures. I really appreciate it. I agree the modified design with the added pulley causes extra lateral load to bushings and moreover does not allow the packing replacement as well as worsens access to spark plugs, so definitely I would like to run with the original generator only. You are right, the original updraft Marvel is replaced by some downdraft Zenith from the later era and the intake manifold is flipped upside down. Carburettor is fed by electric pump instead of Warner vacuum pump. My aim is to find and install original components, but this is for a longer time. (This is the view before and after the block repair) Thank you also for the note about horn and original coil placement. The current horn should be from 1929 Buick, but there is still blinded original hole in the firewall. I hope I will find the original Klaxon and will install it there. Larry, thank you very much for detailed recommendations about the water pump removal, it will help me a lot. I already started the job, but like you have predicted the coupler is rusted on the shaft, so my progress will be little slower now. I will move the discussion to the Buick Pre-War forum as you have suggested. Thank you very much again Kind Regards Tomas
  3. Hello Ben and Larry , thank you for the warm welcome, I am glad you like the car. Dear Larry, thank you very much for your kind help and many useful information! Interesting idea about McLaughlin Buick, I have to check the car more. Am I right the “top bows” are the roof bars, please? You are absolutely right about the shock absorbers, with knowing the Westinghouse name I was able to recognize their designation on damaged label. Thank you. Regarding the water pump, I am prepared to make a new shaft, condition of the current one is very poor and also to replace the bushings. Thank you for the information about Dean and for the added pictures, if the impellor will be available I will rather use a new one. Sorry for the confusing information, the car really had another generator fitted, but it was additional unit driven from the pulley added in front of the water pump. The Starter Generator itself looks to be original. The crack and the hole are on its side adjacent to the engine, so I do not know yet how big they are. I am going to remove it in the coming days. I will be very grateful for any help, whether with Starter Generator itself, or for further information about sliding gear and its adjustment. Thank you very much Kind Regards Tomas
  4. Hello everyone, My name is Tomas, I live in Slovakia (Europe). I would like to introduce myself and especially our Buick 24-6-49, which my father and me have bought early last year in Italy. As indicated by the type designation it is model 1924, 7 passenger Touring, build on 128 inches wheelbase chassis. According to the engine number the vehicle has been built at the end of 1923 or early 1924, labels at intake and exhaust manifold state the date 17th and 18th October 1923. Chassis nr. is unknown, label is missing. Regarding the vehicle history we only know that it was imported from USA to Italy in middle eighties and since then was part of some local collection. The vehicle is visually in quite good condition and almost complete, but not completely original, it is clear that some work has been already done on it. There is new upholstery, body was repainted, there is not original carburettor and fuel pump, another generator has been fitted, etc. Unfortunately it had engine damage, the cylinder block has been damaged by frozen water. The cracks in the block have been welded recently, but after the first start we have noticed the water pump leaks massively and the engine blows the coolant immediately after the start, so probably also the head gasket is broken. I hope no more damage is there. There is also some problem with starter which cannot properly match the flywheel gearing during the engagement. Moreover the motor-generator has cracked body. The vehicle has also one interesting feature, on the front end there is some device, almost certainly intended as a shock absorber. I have seen something like this never before, or at other vehicle. The gadget is made very precisely and professionally, there are also two labels on, but unfortunately are unreadable. Our first goal is to fix the engine, then to repair other minor problems and finally return it to its original, or period correct condition as much as possible. We have quite good experience with classic vehicles, but we are totally new to Buick, so we are still learning. Also Buicks, especially from pre-war era, are very rare here in Central Europe. So far I have bought reprints of Reference Book for Six cylinder models, 1924 Buick 6-Cylinder Repair Shop Manual as well as 1916-1932 Buick Master Parts Book and going to buy 1624 Parts Book, but still looking for more information. I have found many useful information also here at this forum so I am sure, that will visit it in future more often, probably also with some questions. Kind Regards Tomas
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