Terry Wiegand

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  1. I am going to be going through the same process as Hugh and Larry D. when my 1916 D-45 comes back home. I will have a different situation than these guys. The transmission case and oil pan on my engine is cast aluminum. I have given some thought to taping a very strong magnet around the drain plugs on both the pan and transmission drains. Even on this fresh rebuild I will add a quart of Marvel Mystery Oil in with the rest of the oil. I am thinking that I will stick with a mineral oil instead of the synthetic stuff that is so prevalent these days. I will run Havoline 20W50 as I do in all of our modern vehicles. I want to stay with the mineral oil because I have heard that the synthetic oils do things to seals that cause them to leak. As always, this is a good place to learn things. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  2. I think John S. in Pennsylvania hit it right square on the head. If I had a $50,000.00 car that I was asking $80,000.00 for, I don't think that my door would be beat down with offers. This sounds like a case of a non-motivated seller. There is nothing wrong with wanting top dollar out of a vehicle (if the condition warrants it), however, IF the vehicle is needing to be sold, some concessions on both sides will normally be made. Just something to think about. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  3. Just when you think that you have some things figured out - your parade gets rained on. Sandy and I talked about this the other day and I am really glad that he posted the photo of his 1914 Model 24 Buick Roadster Frame Tag. We have been down to his shop and he even let me drive the car. I really never noticed the '1914' stamped into the frame tag. I have looked at a lot of old Buicks over the years, but this is the first time that I have ever seen one with the year stamped on the tag. One cannot argue with the facts - here is the photo to show that this was done. Our 1916 D-45 doesn't have the year or model stamped on it. I guess the next question is this - when did this practice start and end? I also know that our D-45 was built during the calendar year of 1915 making this a 'brass-era' vehicle. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  4. Jeremy, I spoke with your Grandfather on several occasions about your 1920 Model K-46. I have the very same model as you now have. Our 1920 has less than 5,000 actual, documented miles on it since brand new. I would very much like to visit with you. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas (620) 665-7672
  5. Here is a photo of the frame serial tag for my 1916 D-45 Buick. I do not believe that what you have is from a Buick automobile or truck. I have never seen a Buick frame tag with the year stamped on it. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  6. Have you checked for continuity on the primary and secondary circuits on the 'mailbox' coil? Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  7. I'll have to respectfully disagree with Mr. Wright and the voltage on these old Buicks. When I put the new plug wires on the '20 last year, I got bit pretty good by that old 'mailbox' coil. My arm hurt for about 15 minutes. A whole lotta fire in that system! Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  8. This Buick is indeed the real deal. Barbara and I came very close to owning this car when it was still in Wichita, Kansas. The reason it is not in my shop now is a simple matter of storage space. That is the reason that we decided against buying it. The person who gets this car will be getting a wonderful original automobile. There are very few out there like this one. And Frank is not paying me to say this😄. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  9. On my 1916 and 1920 engines, plain Black rubber insulation was used on the plug wires. Restoration Supply carries this Black rubber insulated wire in 7MM and 9MM sizing. I bought a 100' spool of the 7MM wire from them because I have three cars that will be using this wire. I chose the 7MM wire because the Rajah Spark Plug terminals are only made in the 7MM size. The high tension wire terminals that thread onto the distributor cap posts ARE indeed a special thread. After very carefully checking the threaded posts on the cap and the internal threads on the high tension terminals, it was determined that they are METRIC THREADS. They are M8 x .075 which translates to a very fine thread. I made new high tension terminals with brass inserts using the mentioned metric threads and a DuPont Cast Resin material called Vespel. This material is almost identical in color to the old Delco Chocolate Brown Bakelite caps. The 7MM wire fits the new high tension wire terminals perfectly as do the Rajah terminals. Here is a photo to show the details better. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  10. 1920 was the year that Buick made the switch to Alemite grease fittings from the screw down grease cups. HOWEVER, our 1920 still has the grease cup on the steering gear box. Our 1922 has a screw down grease cup on the steering gear box also. Both of these cars are extremely original mechanically. The photo is of the 1920 Model K-46. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  11. Here is a photo of what was sent back to me. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  12. I spoke with the guys at the machine shop in Davenport, Iowa this morning. The Mississippi River as of this morning was an inch and a half under the all time record level. Their shop is dry and they are keeping their fingers crossed. It will be the first part of June before the flood waters recede. So, in the meantime, here are some photos of the rebuilt Marvel carburetor for the engine. Classic Carburetors did the restoration on this for me several years ago. It is very fortunate that I had this done back then as they have closed the door on their shop. Here is the 'before' photo. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  13. I will also throw this out there for what it's worth - IF a brass-bodied Marvel Carburetor is restored properly, it will work fine. It is a downright crying shame that Classic Carburetors in Phoenix closed up shop. Those guys knew how to properly restore those old units so that they ran great. They did three of these brass-bodied Marvels for all three of my Buicks. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  14. Mark and Larry, Here is a photo out of the 1922 6-Cylinder Illustrated Parts Catalog. There is no mention of a serial number cutoff for the part number shown. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  15. Karla Maxwell is the person you will want to restore the emblem for you. Her website is - www.MaxwellEnamels.com Her phone number is - (760) 941-1966 She has restored all three radiator emblems on our Buicks and they are absolutely perfection. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas