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  1. I'm confused. As a seller on Ebay, does this mean I can no longer accept payments via PayPal? If I can no longer accept PayPal payments, does this mean the only payment option is a transfer into my bank account? As a buyer on Ebay, does this mean I can no longer pay via PayPal? If I can't pay through PayPal, how do I pay? I don't use Ebay that much anymore, so I am not up to speed on what is going on.
  2. Jeff-I just noticed the third picture you posted. It looks like the negative got reversed when it was printed. According to the radiator script, the car is a rare left hand drive "kciuB" and not a Buick!!! Looks like your family really enjoyed this car.
  3. Jeff- Those are great photos. It must be nice to have photo album with cars owned by your relatives. All of my photo albums have nothing but the relatives pictured in them. Then again, none of my relatives ever owned good cars. Looks like the 1910 Buick was a very complete and solid car when your grandfather found it in the 1930s/40s. Doesn't look like "floor sweepings" to me at all! Those photos and your story certainly add a lot of credibility to the car and its past. I am sure a lot of the Model 16 Buicks that exist today started out as lesser cars than your grandfather's.
  4. Here are the options I see with this car: You could restore it back to its original body configuration. By doing this, you'll need to build a whole new body-flawless, smooth, with all newly machined hardware. Then you need to make new fenders that are as flawless and smooth as the new body. Oh, the old radiator looks like junk compared to the new bodyy and fenders so a new radiator will be made that is as flawless and smooth as the new body and fenders. And you'll have to get all the other brass things probably made new or restored to the point there is nothing original left in the
  5. Here is another photo. The is the engine from the ex-Jim Hearn Buick Model 16 (photo from the Bonham's catalog). It definitely bears a closer resemblance to the Mecum car than it does the 1911 Model 38. On this photo, you can see the location of the fan mount as well as what the original water pump would look like.
  6. I have been thinking about the engine in the Mecum car. I am not so sure it is incorrect. A friend had a 1911 Model 38 and I have photos of it. I have compared the two engines. On his 1911, the fan assembly is attached by an A-frame style bracket that attaches to the timing gear section of the crankcase. There are no bosses or mounting surfaces on the cylinder jug for the fan-the front of the1911 cylinder is smooth where it faces the radiator. Also, his fan is driven from a pulley that is part of the drive that turns the magneto and the water pump. On the Mecum Auct
  7. Yup, compared to the Model T that sold a few lots later, that Buick was a definitely a bargain! A great looking 318 CID speedster. The history provided by Jeff A. certainly adds some great background to it's story.
  8. You're doing a great job. The fact that you took the time to save, rebuild and preserve these Jordan pieces and make it into a functional automobile speaks volumes. Very few people would have tackled this project. Most people would have just ignored this pile of parts. Others would have hoarded them in their yard or barn and it would have been a "some day maybe" project. Very few would have had the energy or desire to actually do something with this. So many people talk about saving cars yet very few of them actually do something. When you finish, this will be a great car to drive and enjoy-an
  9. Thanks for posting. What a great piece of car collector history. When this pamphlet was written in 1947, the newest car pictured-the 1912 Buick- was only 35 years old.
  10. Great parts pile. I love the cam shaft cover with the Tom Barrett shipping label-that certainly has been sitting around for a while!
  11. Thanks for everyone's replies. We did source a good, original 1932 head and it is currently on the car and operating well.
  12. Trying to help out a friend. He has a 1932 Auburn Eight that has a damaged and poorly repaired cylinder head. He has located a new, older reproduction aluminum cylinder head but was told it was for a 1935/1936 Auburn 850/851. Are these interchangeable? What other year cylinder head can be used for a 1932 Eight? Does anyone still make new cylinder heads for these? Thanks in advance.
  13. Here is an updated article. From what I have heard from those in actual attendance, it has been a good show so far. There are plenty of sellers and lots of eager buyers. Yesterday started slow because it was set up day, but today got busy. A friend of mine who is a vendor said "It has been a slow but very steady build" https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/06/wolfs-march-with-protesters-an-issue-in-pa-health-departments-bid-to-impose-covid-19-caps-on-carlisle-car-show.html
  14. Nice early Buick. These are really fun to drive.
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