Mark Shaw

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  1. You might try here: https://forums.aaca.org/topic/323600-nos-ignition-parts/
  2. The roadster is actually a 1929 Buick. Bill writes the 1929 Buick Silver Anniversary Newsletter.
  3. This is a very old thread.... One more thing to consider is a restriction on the suction side of the pump that causes cavitation & results in foaming.. The restriction can be caused by corrosion in the engine block, but is more often due to a collapsed hose. New hoses usually have a spring shaped wire inside to prevent this.
  4. David, I do realize that 100+ year old cars didn't need steering dampers when new (However, old VW bugs did). Since there are no specs available for the original caster settings on a 1912 Model 34 Buick, a steering damper will have to do for now. I do plan to make some wedges to increase caster sometime this winter. As stated before, I checked and corrected everything you mentioned, and my tire pressures are all 60 psi (checked with a digital gage).
  5. I have a friend with a 1918 Cadillac that uses two bellows type thermostats. There is one for sale on evil bay... https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1920s-1930s-SYLPHON-GRILL-SHUTTER-THERMOSTAT-PACKARD-CADILLAC-BUICK/392386189682?hash=item5b5c0a1972%3Ag%3Abh4AAOSwxM1dV~VN&LH_Auction=1&LH_BIN=1
  6. Davie, I did fix all those things, and just finished changing the wheel bearings to new TIMKIN tapered roller bearings. I thought that was the last thing to cause it, but it still had a slow speed death wobble. So, I installed a $30 damper to use the car on the next HCCA tour in less than a week. Re-checking all the front end joints etc. will have to wait until this winter.
  7. I researched steering dampers here on the form and other sites. I learned that others were successfully using VW bug steering dampers on Model T and other small cars. So I bought one at a local auto supply for just over $30 and installed it yesterday afternoon. I used a 2" U bolt and made a second plate to accept the anchor bolt on the axle. I did the same with a smaller U bolt to fit on the 3/4" tie rod. (See photo below). This morning's test drive went without a hitch. No more "Death Wobble"!!!
  8. These are fabulous cars to drive. This one may need some front end work since I see a steering damper was installed. I wonder if the oil heat/cooler has also been bypassed.
  9. Thanks Dwight, The replacement bearings still didn't solve my "Death Wobble". So, today I will be installing a new steering damper made for a VW Bug. I'll post the results from that modification later in a separate thread...
  10. I successfully replaced the outer front wheel bearings in my 1912 Model 34 Buick. Ball bearings with the threaded outside race are no longer made. So, I found two sets of TIMKIN # 1975 & #1931 tapered roller bearings that fit without spindle modifications. These worked nicely on my Model 34 Roadster and may also work on Model 10 and other series 25 Buicks.
  11. Brian, Glad you now have a tow rig. You can find good deals on new car trailers in Georgia, but eBay or Craigslist are also a good options.
  12. Most tire stores have stick-on weights you can use to static balance your front wheels. Jack up the front and spin each side to find the heavy spot settles to the bottom. Add weights opposite until the wheels stop at random spots.
  13. You might try cutting old inner tube rubber to fit....
  14. J, I use a red bicycle flasher on my cars after dark. Glad to see you're enjoying your Buick!
  15. Yeah, and they only use "music" they like and don't give a rip about their audience... I like the show too, because it is one guy doing most of the work and his methods are inventive and practical.