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  1. Larry Forgot about the headlight bar! Jake All 25 Buick ( and McLaughlins) look jacked up because the original 4.50- 5.00 x22 tires are no longer available and the only current available option is 6.00x22 which looks just fine on a Master but a bit oversized on the Standard. 1925 only!
  2. Larry, It sure does -wood dash veneer , the front bumper brackets( but not the bumper - that one is interesting ) , chrome windshield stanchions and what looks like a combination stop/taillight. I can't zoom in enough to see if the taillight trim has the same design as the headlight trim. I don't think it does. Looks almost Model A. Has the coil bracket on top of the S/G too - athough the coil is a modern one. And the colour is pretty close to the McLaughlin blue as well !
  3. Here you go if you haven't already found it !
  4. Fort Wayne Clutch. 931 AUBURN 8 CYLINDER DRIVESHAFT - DETROIT "POT" STYLE BALL N PIN ROLLER UNIVERSAL JOINT CONVERSION SHAFT - PACKARD AUBURN REPLACEMENT CONVERSION DESIGN REAR DRIVESHAFT - PN#(S) 1310_PKD/AUB
  5. Leon You are a lucky man to have a car that can break down on the road. All of mine seem to be stuck in the shop and a looong way from breaking down on the road! 😒 I'm sure it isn't anything serious. Brad
  6. Leif I remember you sending the picture of the new project. being dragged out of storage. Looked like about a 3-5 year plan That was 'only' 1100 hours? You work fast! Is that a testing facility? What is it's purpose, I hope it isn't emissions testing! Nice work as always! Brad
  7. I suspect that it is a mechanical system using pivoting weights and springs and the principles of centripetal (or centrifugal depending on your frame of reference) force. You will find it under the plate holding the points and condenser. That is what our 1925 Std has . Brad
  8. Leon Those are some nice looking side curtains ! The car is not to shabby either , never get tired of seeing a photo of it. I cant remember , did you reinstall the 'asphyxiator' and if so, is it for show or go? Brad
  9. Ron I'm glad the block was put to good use. Thanks for the detailed description of the side curtain workings. I guess the only downside to the glass side curtains is that once you've decided how to venture out for the day, you can't change your mind! Unless you tow a storage trailer behind you. I'm going to guess that your car also has the exhaust-powered floor heater. If you have the heater, did you make it functional? I have a spare heater from a 25-21 but Mr Safety says I'm not allowed to install it for fear of asphyxiating the passenegers Brad
  10. Ben I believe Ron's car is an original 25A which meant it came from the factory with a 'California Top " or , as it later came to be known just plain old 'hardtop' ( okay , the windows don't roll down like they did from the 50's onward but you get the idea!) Why they call it a California Top when California seems like the least likely place you would need a hard top with glass window side curtains is beyond me. Seems like they could have picked a better name for a jurisdiction where the soft top is least likely to go down like Michigan Top or even, dare I say , Vancouver Top! Brad
  11. Larry That is what i recall as well. I can only think of two reasons they would do it 1) an elaborate way to prevent bottom hose collapse 2) It helps to support the assembly and prevent wear on the pump bearings by picking up the weight of the pump. I think 1) is wishful thinking! Brad
  12. Hugh That is correct. No pad on the block, no studs . I seem to recall that there are two different crankcase casting part numbers shown in the Master Parts List,; likely for this reason. Our engnie is 'before'" by serial number and the our spare engine has it and is "after". I have a spare crankcase wit the pad and the studs an I though about swapping it over but I'm not certain which problem I am trying to solve and what I might make worse! Brad
  13. Ron Not only do they likely function better than the soft top side curtains but they look about a 1000X better from an aesthetic point of view! Do the curtains ( windows is more like it ) actually open with the doors without extra effort ? Or are there snaps to undo first? The 25A is a nice looking car. I think it belongs in Vancouver BC where it rains all the time and folding tops are quite impractical! Brad
  14. Larry That's a pretty important piece of information on the gasket thickness at the front gear bearing to crankcase bore . I'm printing this off and attaching it to the rebuilt pump that has been sitting on my bench for five years . Just in case I ever get around to putting it back together! Our is an earlier engine without the additional lower hose support. A running change apparently . I'm afraid to try and find out why they thought they had to do that! Brad
  15. Marty The description says Model #27 . That would be the small series 115" WB By 1929, Mclaughlin's were pretty much identical to the US Buicks except for the badge on the radiator. If you wanted a Buick , you could just swap the badge and no one would be the wiser unless they saw the Oshawa tag on the firewall. Still a good deal even in CDN pesos. Brad