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Terry Wiegand

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  1. I remember my Grand Dad telling me that back in the day when T Model Fords were all that everybody had, folks ran Kerosene in the cooling systems as the coolant. This was of course before permanent type anti-freeze had come along. Looking back at that now and remembering him telling about that, there is one thought that comes to mind very quickly - a person sure wouldn't have to worry about any rust in the water jacket. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  2. David, Here is a photo of the two winged bolts for the top that I have. I have included my email address so that you can contact me if you are interested in them. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas email - renobuickman@gmail.com
  3. Dave, WHY would you want to dilute the Zerex 50/50 mix with water? I do not know what part of the country you live in, but if you are in a colder climate, the 50/50 mix right out of the jug is good for 31 or 32 degrees below zero. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  4. Morgan, I am going to run the Original Formula Zerex 50/50 Pre-Mix Anti-Freeze. I am also going to dump a bottle of the No-Rosion cooling system additive in there with it. I should not have any issues going this route The water jacket is cleaner than a whistle now and I want to keep it that way. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  5. I have a pair of the winged bolts that you might be needing. I'll post a photo later today. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  6. Gary, If it only runs half as good as it looks setting there, I am going to be one happy camper! Thank You for the compliment. I am trying my hardest to do it right. There have been some of the best folks in the country doing some very intricate work for us on this engine. I have the utmost confidence in their work. It's getting there. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  7. I have the radiator pretty much set in place. I was able to get the measurements for cutting the upper and lower hoses. My son-in-law is going to help set the hood back on and that is going to take three persons to do that. I will not fasten the top hose because the top of the radiator has to tip forward to allow the hood rod to insert into the top rod bracket. As I said earlier, I want to get the coolant into the cylinder block as quickly as possible since the water jacket has been wet. I do not want any rust starting. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  8. I got the excess silicone cleaned off the inlet tube flange. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  9. Rod, The divided windshield glass on my 1916 has the rubber strip installed like your 1920 has. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  10. There is great news to report this morning. The water jacket on the engine is liquid tight at all possible leak points. We ran about 100 gallons or so of hot water through the block. After seeing that there were no leaks, I went out and watched what was coming out. The water was nice and clear and I believe that we are safe to set the radiator and hood back in place. I cannot begin to express how glad I am that the leak was caught before putting the coolant into the system. Now, it's get back on the transmission. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  11. Today was the test of everything that has gone back on the engine. The boss and I tested the water jacket with hot water to flush the block one last time before the radiator goes into place. We have hot and cold running water plumbed to our East driveway so as to be able to wash our vehicles anytime we wish. We hooked the hose to my Doo Dah Engineering setup and away we went. I cannot begin to tell everybody how glad I am that we did this. I found a problem that would have been a mess had the anti-freeze been in the system. At the very bottom of the flange for the water inlet tube on the
  12. The Illustrated Parts Catalog for the 1922 models lists the Perfection Exhaust Heater as a factory option. As far as I know Buick did not install the heaters when the cars were built. They had cars going to Florida and Montana at all times of the year. Obviously, a person would not need a heater in their car if they were in Florida. In this persons humble opinion, this would have been a dealer installed option dependent on where the car was delivered if the customer so desired one. I read what Brian posted about the 'testing the firing of the engine'. I have the same plug in the exhaust
  13. I just got the Emergency Brake Handle back from the plater. I'll wax that and set it aside. Things are slowly coming together. Terry Wiegand Out Doo Dah Way
  14. Hugh, Before I pulled the transmission I set a 5-gallon bucket under it and let it drain into that for several days. What came out really wasn't all that bad. It certainly didn't look like the 'tar' that you had in yours. My son-in-law helped me pull it out from under the car. When we got it out to where a person could see what was going, his comment to me was, "that thing looks like it came out of a ton and a half truck!". I believe that flushing out the case with Kerosene is all that I am going to have to do before I refill it with the new oil. Terry Wiegand
  15. The torque tube yoke took the better part of an hour to clean 105 years worth of caked grease and crud off it. The drive shaft universal joint is soaking in solvent with the hope that overnight things will come off a tad bit easier. That old grease just does not give up easy. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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