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  1. I live near LaBaron Bonney so took my old shades down to them and had new ones made. Did a great job, They are listed in their catalog. good Luck

    I have a 1930 Buick 5 passenger sedan model 57. When I purchased the car I found it had no window shades in it. I would like to install shades for the two rear quarter windows and one for the rear window, however I'm not sure of the correct lengths. If anyone knows the length of the shades or has the ability to measure them from their own car, I would appreciate the info. Measurements from bracket to bracket would be helpful as well as the actuall shade width.

    Thanks, Tim

  2. Rick, We talked the other day on this. My 26 Model 27 has the same gauge as shown. But my 27 Model 27 that was made into a Woodie Wagon in 1927 has a completely different type of gauge as it is up under the Woodie body. sorry I couldn't help you out. I have used Bob's Speedometers for my gauges. good Luck


    Falmouth, me

  3. I just restored a 27 Buick model 27-27 that was made into a woodie wagon in 1927. I couldn't find the flat bars so bought 31 Model A stainless steel bumpers. Same as my 26-27 Buick with weed Bumpers. They are stainless steel and about 2" shorter than the weed bumpers. if you want I can e-mail pictures. I was lucky to find weed brackets on E-Bay. I also had a friend make the back flat bar at his welding shop. Good Luck

  4. Tinindian ,

    How did you fit an alternator on your Buick? I only drive maybe 30 miles at night would the gen hold up for that distance with 50/32 Bulbs? Thanks for your help.


    UOTE=Tinindian;1179559]The top line on this link has 50/32 cp bulbs. They should fit perfectly if your present bulbs are 1000. My car originally had 21/21 cp, I changed them to 32/21 cp which I found better and then I found the 50/32 bulbs. They made a fantastic difference for night driving. However since I was driving 60 to 100 miles at night my old three brush generator wouldn't keep the battery charged so I changed to a 6 volt alternator. Automotive HeadLight Bulbs and Bulb Sockets

  5. I'm rewiring the headlights on my 27 Buick woodie. The shop manual calls for 21 c. p. on both filaments. The bulbs in car are Mazda 1000 32 x 32 c.p. 6-8volt.

    There doesn't seem to be any difference on high or low beam. Should I use the 32 C. P. or get some 21 C. P. // Thanks for any help.

  6. I have flipped the intake on both my 26 Standard and my 27 Standard Woodie Wagon and used a one barrel Stromberg Carb. They both run super. never even have to use the choke. I used an electric fuel pump by tank and a pressure reg on the firewall. But not be stock but sure runs nice. Good Luck

    =FLYER15015;1171751]Though I have installed several Jag S.U.'s on old Harly's, I have to go with Mark on this one. When you flip the manifold, there are several GM carbs at your disposal, OR you could try a Stromberg 94 or 97 if you really want to "get out there", but a carter or rochester is probably your best bet, subject to the mounting bolt pattern.

    Mike in Colorado

  7. I'm looking for the metal plugs that go in hole on the runningboard apron on my 26 Buick. The hole is 1 3/4" I could use three, two for apron and one to fill hole in firewall where exhaust manifold heater goes through. Restoration Specialties used to carry them but not any more. Thanks for any help.

  8. I'm looking for a private secured parking lot in South Bend for a few days before the Buick Meet. we have two trailers which will be coming from Maine. We are going to a meet in Ohio the weekend before and would like to park two trailers with anitque buicks for time while we sightsee in the area. We don't want to have to haul the trailers around the country. Thanks for any Help.

    Steve Smith

    Falmouth, Me


  9. Leif,

    I had what I figured was the original floor mat which was rubber. I don't know what was under the metal plates around brake-clutch, gas pedal and shift lever. There was a piece of foam rubber type material around gas pedal rod. This is a 27 Buick Standard made into a Woodie Wagon in 1927. Thanks


    he old orginal

    Are you sure that the rubber is right,the Buick 1925-1927 I have seen have had "linolium mat"and rubber just around the pedals as in the pictures.You don`t tell what model it is ,here are both Std.and Master.

    Leif in Sweden.

  10. I replaced muffler on my 27 Buick standard from Waldrens for $100, was too loud, I bought one Advance Auto for around $35-40 sounded just like the old one. If your muffler is like a 27 Buick I'll' get part number from Advance Aauto.



    QUOTE=bigvic;1114345]I have the original muffler from my car. the outside metal was shot so I cut it off and was surprised how good the internal baffles looked. Has any tried to save these by ceramic coating or hot dip galvanizing? If this worked I would recover with a new outer skin. Looking for that original sound....

  11. I used real dry pine boards for my running boards. I bought mat material from Bob's for both my 26 sedan and 27 Woodie. It is very poor quality, I had to junk half of it. I would like to find some good material myself for the 27 Woodie.


    If you want to see what the 1925 model 24 roadster looked like before it was cut up. Go to Google and search 1925 Buick images. It shows as light green body parts assembled to approxamate positions. Other pictures shown. Was for sale as a RAT ROD around $1,800 at the time. I checked the buick specs. And for your car it looks like you should have 23" rims. You did not respond to my PM so I guess the rest of the wheels are gone.


  12. To Barney,

    I have a 1927 Buick woodie wagon which was made in 1927 out of a Model 27-27 Standrard four door sedan. Can you get a custom made cover by measurements?? Thanks for any help. Steve

    I sell the Covercraft line of covers. We have the flannel covers, but I am not a fan. The assumption is the nice soft flannel will protect the paint, however very few owners ever wash their cover and the flannel side is ideal for collecting dirt (and grit) a unwashed flannel cover is probably the last thing you want on your car. Newer materials that have a slick back are less likely to collect dirt and in almost all cases, they let less dust and dirt thru the material to get on the paint.

    When I started selling covers 30 years back, we had two fabrics......today there are 14. it is much harder to make a choice today.

    For comparison, I can sell you a 2 year warranty Multibond cover that is a custom fit for your car for $144.95 including shipping within the US.

    This is the least expensive custom fit material on the market. If anyone has question on materials, fits and prices, please contact me.

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