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  1. Perhaps they are thinking of self-distancing by having the Orange and Chocolate field flea market one week and the red and green a week later, closer to Christmas. Bill McLaughlin
  2. Brian: Looks to be a nice after market side-mount mirror. i have never seen anything in 1929 literature that the factory offered these as an option. Bill McLaughlin 1929 Silver Anniversary Buick Club
  3. My 29 McL-Buick has various ways to get gas into the carb after the car has sat for a while. It has a Dole Primer Pump as standard equipment. You pull it out and push it in a couple of times while you are rolling the engine over and it sprays raw gas into the cylinders - starting the engine immediately. Another way to fill carb bowl is to roll the engine over with ignition off - this also gets the oil moving through the engine without much friction. And, an auxiliary low pressure electric fuel pump helps, too. Bill McLaughlin 1929 Silver Anniversary Buick Club
  4. He could have bought it as a used car in 31-32 but it was one of the more expensive models and had the artillery wheel and side-mount upgrades. Bill McLaughlin 1929 Silver Anniversary Buick Club
  5. From the attendance at the last few meets, that would mean about 20 Prewar cars at one meet and 400 Postwar cars at the other. How about featuring Prewar cars at both, hopefully bringing out a few more of the oldies. The postwar cars will come anyway. Bill McLaughlin 1929 Silver Anniversary Buick Club
  6. And, I have no idea why the head and parking lights on this car are black. Could be an early production model and no black lights were available or perhaps a customer order (though that would have been a downgrade to the car). Bill McLaughlin 1929 Silver Anniversary Buick Club
  7. Rick is right, and corrected me recently, that all 29's in Australia had chrome head, parking and tail lights. In North American production, in the 116" models, the models 25 and 26S had chrome and rest (20, 26 & 27) had black, painted head, parking and tail lights. In the 121" series, the models 44, 46S had chrome and the rest (41, 46, 47 & 48) had black. In the 129" series, all models (49, 50, 50L, 51, 54CC, 55, 57 & 58) had chrome. The 54CC body was made by Fisher while the rest of the open bodies (25, 44, 49, & 55) were made by Stewart. The 54CC came in 3 main body colours: Distingue Blue (Upper body Colour: Cairo Green, Wood Wheel felloe: cream; spoke: black), Nomad Tan (UB: Storm brown, WW: Buick Ver. and Black) and Dynamic Red (UB: Black, WW: gold and black). Here are some photos of restored 54CCs (all with wire wheels) and 1 out of the Dealer Catalogue. Bill Mclaughlin 1929 Silver Anniversary Buick Club
  8. Good to have some time to get Marlene in-tune with another drive in the 29 Roadster to Spokane. Mid July is perfect for +90 F temps. (getting to +107 C inside the car). And, we can get there through the northern USA states which we haven't visited. Bit further (2,200 miles) than Denver (1,500 miles - 4 days on the road) but in the 29 that's only an extra day and a half on the road. Bill McLaughlin 1929 McLaughlin Buick Roadster
  9. I solved my problem on my 37 Cord, at least temporarily, by using a piece of magnetic sign material in the same colour as the car. When it starts to rain I cover the vent with the sign material and no water comes in. But, the drawback is that no fresh air comes in so it gets hot. Bill McLaughlin 1929 McLaughlin Buick Roadster
  10. Does anyone have the contact info for the photographer who did the track photos at the 1986 Indianapolis National Meet ? Bill McLaughlin 1929 Silver Anniversary Buick Newsletter
  11. Does anyone have the contact info for the photographer who did the track photos at the 1986 Indianapolis National Meet ? Bill McLaughlin 1929 Silver Anniversary Buick Newsletter
  12. The 1929 Closed Buicks have an electric wiper motor. Does anyone know someone that can repair ? Bill McLaughlin 1929 Silver Anniversary Buick Club
  13. Wow ... it would be nice to get out to the garage behind the house and do some wrenching. Still too cold up here in Canada. And, I have a rebuilt transmission in the USA just waiting for you guys to open your border so I can get it and have it put back in the car. Anyone know how to get an old car transmission declared "essential" ? Bill McL
  14. Send me a copy when you’ve finished. <Bill@29Buick.ca> thanks. Bill McLaughlin 1929 Silver Anniversary Buick Club.
  15. And, the car is an early production model. It has both the early hubcaps and radiator cap. Bill McLaughlin 1929 Silver Anniversary Buick Club.