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  1. Lief, My understanding of the Walnut faced gauges were only available on the Sports range of cars. for example the 128" wb master series modelS 50,51, 54, 54C, 55 & 58 Part # 199786. The parts book does list these models with part #199787 painted face gauges as well. To narrow it down further the pictures of the car models in the front of the parts book show cars with bright nickel finish head lights these cars seem to be the ones with the walnut finished gauges cars 128" wb models 51,54,54C & 55 (in my experience this seems to be an acurate distiction but who really knows) Another un
  2. Throw those stupid flexi discs in the bin, With the original three bolt yolks on the gearbox out put shaft and the diff pinion, cut and balance a flat steel plate on each and mount a standard tail shaft with new universal joints. You must get all this balanced. I used a late 50's nos Hillman locally sourced tailshaft as it was suggested and it is the correct size. The car has had this adaption for over twenty years and it made it much more driveable. without loading up either the diff or gearbox (the front uni joint slides on a spline which is much more flexible than those fabrics. My 30E Coac
  3. Hi guys I recently came across a couple of 20" wire wheels that I now own they are from a 1928/29 Olds I was wondering is there many cars in the US with this option they look like Houk type wheels . I need to chase up hubs and centre spindles if I was to use them but I dont know what I'm looking for . Question is would they be adaptable to a 4W.B 30 E 1927 as the spindles are the same as a 28 Thanks Andy
  4. G Day all, My names Andrew from Melbourne Australia (Way down under) I have a 1927 Master Buick sports tourer (55X) nearing completion of restoration finally. This was the first car I bought and it still isn't finished after 30 odd years Probably would be driving it if I hadn't restored a 1927 30E Olds Coach chased parts for both cars all over Australia, helped my father with his car projects, got married, built a house, had kids, run kids to sports all weekend etc oh well now its my time. Got to go eldest daughter wants dad to go with her to look at maybe buy a car (she recently got her d
  5. Strange that you say Holden could not seperate from Buick/GM The first Holden was A baby Buick designed and built by Buick [factual reference:75 years of Buick page 215 a picture of a Holden model 48 215] The design etc sent to Australia and now Holdens live every where and only a few Buicks come to Australia, Australasia. Holdens still use V6 Buick engines built in Australia amongst other GM sourced engines. As far as a contest goes there is no contest why would you by a car that is esentially the same as one from over the border. (same continent)? must have been tax breaks for the marke
  6. PMO, What is interesting about the past is that body builders all over the world found Buicks to be a good standard for the basis of their cars as did Durrant of GM fame. In the past in Australia a Holden bodied car was Shunned as the imported car was seen to be more desireable. It was found on some of the lesser value cars that more was given by Holdens than the original manufacturers eg; Ford tourers with external door handles, Rugby's with GM type VV ventilator windsceens where none existed on imported bodies. In recent years Vintage and Classic Holden bodied cars are now celebrated and a
  7. An interesting read this thread is! A lot of intersting thoughts To throw a new hat in the ring As an Australian and Celebrating Buicks as the great cars they are/were Officially we havent had Buicks here (down under) for around 60 years except for private imports.(The First Holden car was a Buick first. 48-215) We have Holdens. Holdens go wordwide and Australia is still proftable for Generous Motors we are in expansion mode. Holdens go to Seth Africa marketed as Chevs, Pontiacs in the USA, Vauxhalls in England and our Statesmans go to the Middle East as either Buicks or Cadillacs can't rem
  8. I found a 12volt DC solenoid valve locally from refrigeration parts wholesaller. Forget to mention my old car runs 12 volt system. although a decent resistor should reduce voltage. Lots of modern Air conds use 12 volt DC and less for coils etc As a refrigeration man this was easy to track down a compatible valve and coil (used is an Alco 1/4" SAE refrigeration thread flare fitting.) [does look a bit ugly but safe] Solenoid valves and coils used for refrigeration must cope with oils, high pressures and be compliant to very high standards including explosive refrigerants such as propane. So lo
  9. Stewart vac tanks, great while they work; a pain in the #@&~ when they play up. Good practice with any vintage car is to turn off the fuel at the vac tank bowl filter. One thing to check is to make sure the fuel system is clean and all screens are free of crud and dirt causing fouling of operating parts. I run an injector additive in the fuel of my 27 Olds occassionally this helps to remove scum and build upon valves needles and sceens etc. ( We have lots of technology why not use it to keep our old cars efficient) Also I have installed is a fuel solenoid valve in line just after the outle
  10. Hi, Have you found an external oil pump that fits on the timing chain cover yet? If not I have a couple of good used spares, cast iron ones the earlier die cast yuk no good Postage from Melbourne on a small item like that not to bad Regards Andy
  11. Met a guy at local swap meet he has a 27 seven pass sedan, full car stripped parts and other remains dont know what it's like. All sheetmetal seems there from photo he showed me I can chase up if you want ? expensive to ship from Melbourne Australia though regards Andy
  12. "Wow" guys this is really complicated, the more you guys say the larger the pool of cars in this country (Australia) seems to be getting. With no confimed definate numbers of cars imported or manufactured here,I was wondering how many actual registrations there were this would confirm figures. Interesting to note no one has commented on the LaSalle body look alike observation (almost indendical in size and dimensions even down to the body moulding lines height and position) I would like to say thanks to all and very infomative 'Keep it up'
  13. I need some help in order to complete the restoration of my '27 55x sports tourer. A couple of items are giving me grief. 1/Needed urgently a pattern or a drawing or a tracing of the rear mounted trunk rack so that I can make one to complete the body work. 2/ a pattern of the inside door sills What are they like? 3/If possible a'27Master exhaust manifold thanks Andrew Balzary email balzary@bigpond.com
  14. I forgot if you go to Oldsmobile club of Australia site there is a front end photo of each model. Oldsmobile club of Australia home.vicnet.net.au/~oldsclub/ Regards Andy
  15. Years ago my father had '28 and '29 oldsies it is interesting to read that this car is a right hand drive car. As I am from Australia and remember dads' old cars you will probablly find the body plate if there is one on the pasengers side (left hand side)timber chassis rail just inside the front door (This was a standard position for Holden bodied cars) Also a quick way to identify a '28 was they had cowl mounted parking lamps and no no vertical chrome rods from the headlamps,the badge was oval. '29's had parking lights in the headlamps and no cowl lamps they had vertical chrome rods from the
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