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  1. Thank you for the info on the timing ! I had a feeling that it may affect the operating temperature. Can some one with a similar car know the approximate cruising speed. I don’t want to push it. Thanks again Dave
  2. Hi all again, I’ve been out and about in the buick and it seems to cruise at 56km per hour ( a shade over 30mph ). Is this about the correct cruising speed. I’m thinking the timing may be a little out. She also ran very hot on one occasion and was told it may be running too lean but that’s another story. She is testing me alright 😢 Thanks in advance, David
  3. Thanks guys I really appreciate your help. I think the hood iron on mine are not the correct ones and will some modifications. would anyone mind measuring the length of each hood iron perhaps from the pivot to the wooden bow. if I set mine up the rear is not vertical and the front doesn’t quite reach the windscreen so it’s unlikely I’ll be able to find the correct ones in New Zealand so I’ll have to modify the ones I have.
  4. Oh gosh !!! Yes it’s a 1922-4-35 sorry!! Too busy worrying about my spelling
  5. Good afternoon everyone. Firstly I’d like to thank the people on this forum. You have provided me with many bits of information ( and some parts ) that has helped me immensely. todays query, is anyone able to send me a photo of the part that attaches the roof irons to the car body. There is a threaded part that is protruding from the body but I don’t think the irons bolt directly on to it. I’d also like to wish everyone a safe and festive holiday over Christmas 🎄 and hope you all get the buick parts we need !! (Hint - Santa )
  6. Is anyone able to date precisely when my car was made. It was imported to New Zealand from Canada. And right hand drive. ( the photo is upside because we are in New Zealand, actually I’m not sure why the photo did that. )
  7. Thank you Hugh, you have been a great source of knowledge and advice. I really do appreciate it. We don’t have winters in NZ that you guys would think cold. In fact we live 5km from a beach and it’s a warm climate 95% of the time. If it’s too cold I wouldn’t take her out. Thank you again, Dave
  8. Good afternoon everyone, I have my Buick semi sorted. BUT has anyone had experience running without the heating of the carb off the manifold ? The pipes that go from the manifold to the carburetor to warm up the fuel are beyond help. I was told to just take them off. The mechanic that has helped me said it will run a bit rough until the carburetor/engine gets warmed up. Also every time we put the choke back on the carburetor it started to flood. The car starts and runs really well without the choke ? Any thoughts or advise would be so much appreciated
  9. Thank you everyone for the advice. UPDATE My mechanic has set the float to 9/16's ( not show how to explain this but from the top of the carby bowl ). We've lapped the needle in again and AGAIN it flooded. The float has been coated in modellers "dope" to ensure it isn't absorbing the fuel. I'm getting really frustrated and each time we think we have it, it floods again. I have ordered a new float from the restoration supply co nearly 8 weeks ago but I'm still waiting for it. I'm guessing Covid19 is to blame. Can anyone suggest anything I'm perhaps missing please. Thank yo
  10. No I’ll get one and fit it. Thanks for the hint, Dave
  11. Using the vacuum tank and gravity feed. Cheers Dave
  12. Hi Mark. Yes it is correct. I’ll recheck tho. Thanks Dave
  13. Hello gentlemen. Thank you for the tips. I am using the original vacuum set up. I’ll give the grinding method a try. I do appreciate the help on this forum. Dave
  14. I’m having an issue with flooding. We have changed the float and she still floods. I’m going to change the key again ( I think the one I put it was poorly fitting ). Should I ( or can it be done ) lap the jet in to the seat. OR is there something I’m missing. I’m told it’s just another challenge NOT a problem. it’s the only thing holding me up to get on the road. Thank you in advance. David Marshall
  15. Hi Hugh Sorry for the late reply. I missed this part of the post for some reason. I would be keen to get hold of these if they were for sale. I really do appreciate your assistance. Kindest Regards David Marshall
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