Terry Wiegand

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  1. Here is a photo of the lines side by side with the connecting clamp in place. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  2. We had a not quite as warm as yesterday day, so, I got the sight gauge feed line polished out and temporarily set in place for a photo or two. Now that that is done I think the next thing will be to get the speedometer swivel mounted and the cable hooked up to it and make sure that everything is good with that. I am really pleased with the way these oil lines turned out. I'm sure that they never looked this good even when the car left the factory. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  3. Hugh, When I had the new top and side curtains done on my car, Bill Krause out in New Jersey loaned me the original side curtains from his car for the visual pattern work. He has a 1916 D-45 that he is going through also. His car was totally untouched and the curtains were in remarkable condition. Before you say well, those curtains are for a 1916 and will never work for my 1925, let me throw out this point for you. Yes, my curtains are different than what you will end up with, but, the fastener details COULD be very helpful to you. While I had his curtains here I took them to Douglas Photographic in Wichita and they were photographed on both sides of each curtain. I have the results on CD and if you would like, I can send you a copy. Bill's car had been in storage for almost 75 years when he bought it. I remember him telling me that the car has something like 1,200 total miles on it since new. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  4. One last photo of the return line. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  5. Here is another photo with the line in place. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  6. The shorter return oil line has had the polishing treatment given to it. After about an hour and a half, 0000 steel wool, Brasso, and a lot of rubbing, you can see the end result. I thought things turned out very well. It's on to the next one. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  7. We had another day in the low 60's that allowed for working outside. I got the oil lines that run from the firewall fittings down to the bottom of the engine thoroughly cleaned inside and out and ready for polishing. I am thinking that I will spend the better part of a whole afternoon with Brasso and 0000 steel wool on these two lines. I'm thinking that they will polish out really nice. Every little bit keeps things moving forward. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  8. If you have clear, flat glass lenses in the headlights now, you have the correct lenses that the car left Flint with. I have a 1920 K-46 with less than 5,000 documented miles on it since being built and clear glass lenses is what it has. I have original sales literature showing the clear glass lenses. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  9. Ben, I have a Delco Piece Parts Catalog for 1914 - 1917 Models Inclusive (Buick). I have never seen any catalog later than what I have until now. Thanks again for sharing this. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  10. Ben, This is great information. Thanks for sharing with us. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  11. Brian, You're one cool dude! You already figured out that one needs an aluminum magnet for the early oil pans. I was just going to suggest using some of that whizz bang duck tape to hold the magnet on the pan.🤣 Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  12. I am going to start this new thread with a really technical question. I will be picking up the rebuilt engine for the 1916 D-45 toward the end of March. As all of us know on here, an engine with poured bearings is a different animal than an engine with precision insert bearings. The original crank has been turned along with the new poured bearings. The thing that I am wondering about is what should a person do in the way of crankcase oil to see that no harm should come to the new bearing surfaces while they get seated in properly. I am a huge fan of Havoline oil and that is what I want to run in this engine. My Dad always ran Marvel Mystery Oil in any engine that he ever owned. He always ran a half quart of the MMO to bring the oil up to the proper level. I intend to do the same with this engine. I know that several of you have gone through this engine rebuilding procedure and I would like to hear what you have to say about the first 500 - 1,000 that is put on the engine after the rebuild. Bearing and cylinder wall clearances for an engine that was built 100 years ago were way more loose than what is in an engine being built today. This engine will have aluminum pistons with modern rings for ultimate oil control. The Babbitt bearing material of today is light years ahead of what was being used 100 years ago. There are some really sharp folks out there. I would like to hear what you have to say about this. Thank you, Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  13. This photo shows just how close the hex nuts on the back side of the gauge body are to one another and the need for the special wrenches. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  14. This took some doing to get photos from up under the dash so the oil lines and connections could be shown. I believe that the connections are good and that there will not be any leaks from this area. Shown here are the fittings going through the firewall and out into the engine area. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  15. Here is a photo of the firewall end of the oil lines that run down to the oil pump and the side of the oil pan. As one can see from this photo these are the next things to be thoroughly cleaned and then polished out. I am taking extra effort and precaution to make sure that all of the connections are good and solid so that there will not be any oil leaks anywhere along the lines. These lines will be put back in place once the engine is back in place. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas