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Frank Wilkie

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  1. Well, got most of all the big problems solved except still not getting the clicking sound from the starter/gen for it to line up.. We took the back cover off next to the distributor and just sprayed some electrical cleaner on the comentator while turning over the engine with the crank. Checked all wire connectins. Still not getting the clicking .. I guess I'll just live with it for now.. We have got the motor running smooth and quiet.. Remember this was the motor that was rebuilt in 1933 and was never started until now.. Adjusted the clutch and adjusted the brakes. We are going to get it off of the jack stands in a few days or so and drive it out of the building..
  2. Jim, I just bought a 1934 Sport Coupe.. The old Biplane I just receiently sold to a young man in Owensboro Ky.. He also purchased a original vintage metal gas station building from me and has restored it which is on display at his original 1950s Hamburger drive up stand called the WONDER WHIP. Check it out on facebook.. He is thinking about buying my 1929 Diamond T wrecker for display also. The biplane was built in the early 1990s from a set of blueprints.. Locally flown. Had a VW motor. I have a 1920 Buick K45 touring I'm going to sell. I've been working on it and have it now running..Bought new in 1920 by a Doctor in St. Louis Mo.. it was retired out of service in 1933 and then the motor was rebuilt but never started. Also he was going to repaint it but never did. Solid old car. it has a REX ALL SEASON top on it with the side glass windows.. price will be $6500.. I haven't advertised it yet.. 618-889-6855 in case you may know someone that would have an interest. Thank you...
  3. 1933 Buick Shop Manual. 174 pages of great pictures and information .. Older reprint and the pictures and print is sharp. All in tact.. $30 plus shipping. 618-889-6855 located in Southern IL.
  4. This is an original Parts List Manual for the P-15 Plymouth passenger car. MoPar revised in 1948. 456 Pages with lots of exploded views and pictures.. All in tact. $30 plus shipping. Call 618-889-6855 Located in Southern Illinois.
  5. I have a Water Pump for 1927-28 Master Buick, fits 1929 series 121-129.. It feels good and tight with no bearing play. It came with a bunch of extra parts of a 1920 Buick I bought. $30 plus shipping.. Located in Southern Illinois. 618-889-6855
  6. Got a smoother run out of the engine but not yet made final adjustments on the carburetor. I still do not hear the S/G click when turnted on.
  7. pic. of steering box after the fix.. Didn't take any before but there were about 2 1/2" or more showing before we screwed it down toward the box.
  8. GREAT, we got the steering problem resolved, thanks to Morgan.. It adjusted up just fine.. We also started up the motor and it ran smooth..
  9. thanks for the inquary.. We haven't got back yet to the starter after we seen it was going to start up.. We are getting the steering column problem straightened out now and will readdress the starter..... My friend that helps me can't get back until Monday or Turesday...
  10. my 1920 is up on stands. With the wheels straight ahead I start turning the steering wheel left and it takes several truns until it engauges the wheels to turn left and while I'm turning the steering wheel it starts pushing the steering wheel itself up. This also happens when I turn to the right. But when I return from the direstion I'm going it screws itself back donw into the colum jacket. Whats going on..?
  11. I've talked to the person that posted it for sale. He listed it for another person.. I've asked for more details and pictures . He said he was going to take pictures of it on a rack in order to get the under side.. I also have asked for a picture of the title.. Nothing has came back to me as of about 1 1/2 weeks.
  12. I wonder if the motor runs ? Is it drivable as is?
  13. When I removed the spark plugs from the motor there weren't any spark plug gaskets. Should there be any in this 1920 Buick inline 6 motor? When we finally got ready to start the motor after it was sitting since 1933, we did not put any spark plug gaskets back in it. It ran...
  14. Question about something else? When I originally pulled the spark plugs I noticed that ther wasn't any spark plug gaskets? When we finally got ready to start the motor we put back the plugs without any gaskets and it ran. Sould ther be any plug ring gaskets or not?
  15. Are you referring to the engine oil pan.. I have done that and it was realitive clean.
  16. yes, A Doctor from East St. Louis bought this car new. He retired it in 1933 and had the engine rebuilt and was going to repaint the car. After the motor was rebuilt he didn't follow up with the repaint and just bought another car.. This was sitting idle ever since.. It has went through 3 owners since and now I'm just trying to get it running.. Haven't got it lined out yet with a good idle, but was just happy to hear it start up and blow out suit from the tail pipe. Up DATE: AS of 7/26 we got a smoother and quieter running engine but haven't hooked up the radiator yet to get a longer run for final adjustment.. Still working on the starter / gen .. Not clicking when the ign. is turned on..
  17. Got my 1920 Buick motor running today. It was rebuilt back in 1933 and never started since then. I'm having trouble when I push in the starter foot control. Sometimes it goes right in and truns the starter but then sometimes it wont engauge.. I have to mess with it by pulling the control pedal out more and pushing it back in several times.. It seems that the gear engaugement mechanism that is on the cowl side of the starter motor won't fully enguage. Can this item be adjusted or is something else going on?
  18. I want to time my 1920 Buick K45.. What is the correct timing and procedure?
  19. Here is what I have. Second picture is of the back side of dash. Last is the front side of dash.
  20. I googled a picture of the switch.. I see now how it is suppose to be secured to the back side of the dash.. I NEED this U shaped plate. Has anyone got one they want to let go?
  21. When I got my 1920 K45 the ignition switch was in the dash but not secured. I pulled it out and was noticing the notch in the lower part of the circle in the dash.. Also I seen that the switch itself had two , lets call them spurs on top and bottom. But, there is no way of securing the unit to the dash in behind. I seen on Ebay a switch but it had a collar around the unit and was secured by a bolt at the bottom.. There is no tang or what you may call an angle piece coming off of the inside of the dash to run a bolt through.. Has anyone have a picture or diagram of how it is to be secured?
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