Terry Wiegand

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    Here is a photo of the new lifter parts that I made for the engine. I spent the better part of one whole Summer machining the individual parts. I am not a CNC person, so each piece was single point machined. The appropriate pieces were heat treated and then finish ground. I did have some help with the heat treating and grinding. I am very pleased with the end result and these parts will last a lifetime. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Here is a deal that may be hard to pass by. The lifters in the photo are what came out of the engine in my 1916 D-45. There are still two left in the crankcase that the starter/generator unit is blocking from removal. One of them had to be sacrificed when I made the new set several years ago. Here is the deal of the day - I will GIVE these to whoever wants them. All I ask is that you pay the postage to get them to you. There are 11 of them and I am being upfront in saying that they have wear in them. The rollers appear to be pretty decent. Other than that I cannot say anything else. If no one speaks up they will go into my scrap metal box. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    1921 Touring steering question

    Chuck, Here is the grease that you should use in the steering box. It has a tendency to somewhat flow when it is needed to and will not seep out when left alone. It can be gotten at your local John Deere dealer. I paid a little over $4.00 for a tube. I'm thinking that this will fix your problem. From what you have described it sounds like the steering box is dry. If you try this, let us know how things work. Hope this helps. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Back in Post #17, David from Tasmania, talked about having the aluminum crankcase from his engine cleaned in a 'cold tank' and then pressure washed. Can someone please explain just what this process entails? He is right when he says that the aluminum cannot go into the caustic solution contained in a 'hot tank'. I am going to have the transmission case high pressure washed using extremely hot water that contains a grease cutting agent. I am of the thinking that this process is not the same thing as immersion in a 'hot tank'. We have some very sharp and knowledgeable folks out there - let's hear what you have to say about what I am getting ready to do. Thanks for any and all thoughts. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Coatings for cast iron exhaust parts

    Had the manifolds on my 1916 D-45 Ceramic Coated. Finish Line Coatings in the Portland, Oregon area did them for me. The cost was very reasonable. They look extremely nice. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Here is a photo of the cone clutch assembly. The leather is as hard as a rock. No way in the world could it be made serviceable again. The cone, throw-out bearing, and clutch brake will be sent to Andy Wise in Delaware for cone reline and he will check over the bearings while he is at it. Gotta keep moving forward. I'm taking the cylinder block to Jefferson City, Missouri the week after Thanksgiving for thermal cleaning. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    The transmission is out from under the car and things are moving forward. My son-in-law says that this thing looks like it belongs in a ton and a half truck. I will put the shift tower back on so that the case can be cleaned. I will flush the case thoroughly with Kerosene. The gears look very nice and the bearings are nice and quiet. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Here is a photo of the bottom side of the cylinder block showing the steel stamped numbers for the appropriate cylinders. We have a beautiful, warm, late Fall day going on and photos are needed to show what is going on in the shop. Terry Wiegand Out Doo Dah Way
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    Spark Plug Wires

    Some of you might think that this is an irrelevant question, but, what does the size of the wire have to do with the way it will or will not perform? When I upgraded the ignition system on my 1920 I used 7MM Black rubber coated wiring. Why did I use 7MM wiring you might ask? The Nickel Plated Rajah spark plug terminals are made to fit that size of wire and that is the terminal I chose to use. Maybe there is something that I am totally missing here. Please enlighten me. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    1925 Buick Standard Marvel Carburetor replacement

    Hugh, Since Classic Carburetors in Phoenix has closed up shop, Tony Bult in Wisconsin can rebuild the Marvel for you. Phone - (262) 275-6403 Email - tonybuick272829@gmail.com Hugh, these Carter units are not all that they are touted to be. I am ashamed to say that I was a victim of stinkin' thinkin' and almost put one of those on my 1920. I found the guys at Classic and they restored the original Marvel for the car. The rest is history as that old saying goes. After the ignition system upgrade the engine runs fantastic now. Just my 2 cents here. Terry Wiegand Doo Dah America
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    Hunting season

    Bob, The Buick in the second photo is a 1923. Kinda hard to tell if it's a roadster or a touring by the way the animals are placed. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Finally made the trip to Florida to pick up my 1922 Buick

    Mark, When you get to the point of needing good under hood photos, I can help you out with that. We have a very nice 1922 Model 48, 4-Passenger Coupe. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  13. Well, I don't want to get too awful far out on that limb - however, that nice new D-45 sure looks a lot like a 1916 model. My 1916 is a real early production car and it has flat fenders. The car in the photo has crowned fenders meaning it was produced somewhere later in the model year. The car in the photo IS a 1916 model because of one outstanding feature. The windshield. The windshield posts on a 1916 Buick were absolutely straight up and down. Only for that one year. Models before and after 1916 were canted slightly rearward. Look at the car in the photo and focus on the posts. That is a 1916 model Buick. Now you know how to pick out a 1916 in a photo. Also, there is only that one Buick in the photo. Not real sure what the other cars are. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  14. Lamar, Your dealership photo (based on the cars) is probably middle to late 1916 to early 1917. It was probably taken in late Fall because all of the people have overcoats on indicating cool weather. I'll go out on that proverbial limb and say late 1916. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
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    For those who are looking for a source for the water inlet and outlet tubes to fit the middle teens to early twenties Buick engines, I am passing this information along. Roger McGinnis in Virginia has built the tooling to make these tubes for the four and six cylinder Buick engines. Roger is a member of Dean Tryon's 1915 - 1918 Buick / McLaughlin Newsletter. I have helped Roger with Buick Motor Company Engineering Department Specifications to assist him with this project. His email address is - roger.mcginnis@outlook.com He can be reached at (804) 337-0109 He had a few of the tubes at Hershey last month and sold a few there. For those who might be interested contact him for all of the details. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas