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  1. 1934/35 Series 40 as suggested by Buick35. In answer to question 2 - your grille has the horizontal segment bars. If you look closely there are 7 horizontals on each side which are slightly wider than the rest of the grille pressing. From a distance these stand out more and give the segment effect.
  2. I posted this photo a few years ago but couldn't find the Buick. Just got new glasses and I now think I can see the rear bumper of a 1936 Buick ( in the shadow in front of the motorcycle ).
  3. To illustrate BLOO's excellent description. This is a 1935 coupe frame and has slightly more wood than the 1936 Buick. The 36 Buick should have a pressed steel floor in the trunk and the trunk lid is also steel ( no wooden frame ). Modern glues and T nuts can repair many loose joints but the big thing to watch for is WOOD ROT!!
  4. A previous discussion on this model
  5. Do they fit - yes Will they start your car - NO And a few of us have had that issue!! The small 248 engine starter motor has only 2 field coils while the 320 engine starter motor has 4 field coils, making it far more powerful and the ability to turn that big 320 engine.
  6. This seller may be worth a try https://www.ebay.com/sch/cityman20/m.html?ssPageName=STRK%3Anull%3AMESOI&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2654
  7. And those of us who couldn't make the Kalgoorlie run headed down south to Bunbury, Donnybrook and Bridgetown. 1. Morning tea - Waroona 2. Lunch - Brunswick Junction 3. Museum - Bunbury 4. Museum - Bunbury 5. Vintage motorcycle mudguard manufacturers - Donnybrook 6. Vintage motorcycles - Donnybrook 7. Vintage collection - Boyanup 8. Club dinner - Donnybrook Around 600kms for most and gave us the opportunity to catch up with some of our country members. A great 3 days of driving our Buicks and socializing. If interested further photos are on our website http://www.westernbuicks.org/autumn-run-donnybrook-2021/
  8. Try running a ground wire from one of the screws on the sender unit to the chassis.
  9. Paul, This link gives the correct colour, but some of us, myself included have decided to go non original in this area.
  10. Hugh, Do you have more information ( particularly photos of complete tool kits ) to add to the thread on pre war Buick tool kits? The kit shown as part number 36713 is manufactured by Vlchek Tool Co but appear to have been supplied to Buick and other motor companies without the manufacturers name being stamped on them. This is an early unstamped Vlchek kit I recently purchased and has a lot of similar tools.
  11. Correct. The actual rocker covers are different, compare the ribbing.
  12. Back in 2006 during the Post National Tour we all got a run around Bathurst - lot of fun in the 1950 Jetback. Looking forward to the NSW 50th next year in Dubbo, just hoping Covid is under control.
  13. Motor is wrong colour for 1938 so has been worked on and repainted or may be later motor fitted ( do we have engine number to confirm? ). The carb appears to have been recently worked on - appears much cleaner than rest of the engine bay and is it the correct carb for 1938 Series 40?
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