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6 hours ago, hmmca said:

Thanks, I was hoping it was the one on top of page 12

 

Not a chance.  My son has already claimed it and if he changes his mind his sister has second dibs.

 

I know the offspring are discussion who gets what as I have started working on our 1918  E-4 Buick truck.  My daughter and her significant other are planning on touring with us with that truck.

 

My son likes to say that we have the largest collection of Buick trucks in the world......2.

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The picture looks right.  I would say that it is a 1916 D-4 truck chassis because it does not have a crank.  '16 was the first year of electric start for Buick Trucks.  I believe that there were a few also built in '15 with electric start.  I think the change over occurred as Buick ran out of '14 engines without electric start that were put in the trucks.  I would say that the body was built locally for passenger shuttling as I have never seen a windshield like that one on any Buick literature.  Also the drivers seat does not look correct for a factory body. The side lights are missing but the brackets are there on the dash board for them.

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On 12/11/2016 at 2:11 AM, Larry Schramm said:

 

 

 

My son likes to say that we have the largest collection of Buick trucks in the world......2.

 

He is probably right. If I had only not listened to my wife, you would probably be just another guy with 1 Buick truck,  lol

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Agree with Larry Schramm on1916. I studied the books he has on the 1915 C-4 truck. The truck ignition system had no starter per pages in the parts book. Had to be had cranked by hand. I guess they figured truckers had to be tough in the old days. At some point I do think they did start putting starters on the trucks because the public demanded it. And why make two different units for the C-36, C-37,and the C-4 Truck when the starter unit would work on either. Dandy Dave!     

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In addition to NZ post 284 below are images of another WW1 Buick in Canterbury, New Zealand. [The photo's are not that good]

The sign says was sent to UK in 1916, fitted with a body, then to France and then to Christchurch, New Zealand after the war. There is a military base south of Christchurch.

1916 Buick Truck_1s.jpg

 

 

1916 Buick Truck_3 Sign.jpg

1916 Buick Truck_2s.jpg

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The Buick chassis for trucks where exported in 1915 and 1916, probably for the war effort.  From the book "The Buick, A Complete History".  Buick truck production was listed as follows.

 

1915

Model C-4-Truck      645            

Model C-4X-Truck    748

 

1916

Model D-4-Truck      1,152

Model D-4X-Truck    1,347

 

X stands for export

Many of the Trucks where used as ambulances, hearse, and fire trucks

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Very similar bodies as the one in NZ, which lends additional credibility to the story of that truck. 

 

On a related note, I received my copy of the Accelerator, the magazine of the McLaughlin-Buick Club of Canada, today. In it is a brief article on the 1914 McLaughlin truck in the collection of the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, ON. I should have photos on the computer from our trip there in 2008. 

 

http://www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com

 

 

 

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Looks like that 1916 Truck has a 1914 styled Radiator. I have read that they did use up some older parts on X vehicles so it is a possibility. Photo of the ambulance line up shows the 1915 Style radiators. Dandy Dave! 

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Sounds like a good workshop.  Here are the dates for 2017.

 

5-Day Option Vehicle Restoration Process $775.95

Monday, February 13, 2017 Mechanical Inspection and Assessment

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Metal Finish Repair on Automobile Bodies 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Surface Preparation, Paints and Finishes

Thursday, February 16, 2017 Vehicle Interiors, Trim and Exterior Detailing

Friday, February 17, 2017


3-Day Option Metal Finish Repair on Automobile Bodies $496.95

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Surface Preparation, Paints and Finishes

Thursday, February 9, 2017 Vehicle Interiors, Trim and Exterior Detailing Friday,

 

February 10,  2017 Individual workshops can be booked at $189.95.

 

Please contact Booking Coordinator for availability

 

Here is the registration form.

file:///C:/Users/Larry/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/IE/TBJ8N65Y/RM_2016_VehicleRestorationWorkshop.pdf

 

Please complete this registration form and return to:

Reynolds-Alberta Museum, PO Box 6360, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 2G1 Fax: 780-361-1239

For further information, please call 780-312-2071 or 1-800-661-4726

Email: booking.reynolds@gov.ab.ca

Website: www.ReynoldsAlbertaMuseum.com

 

 

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Thanks for copying that Larry. With trips to New Orleans in March, Italy in April, and Wisconsin in July, this year doesn't make sense for me. Registration for this year's courses opened last April so I will be setting myself a reminder for that timeframe. 

 

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If I could have him download it, my son took video of the auction staff trying to start the truck. Spitting much gas from the carb. There was apparently an electric pump in line. Mel's truck was the last lot on Thursday. When they came to get the vehicle they had to drain the many gallons of water collected in the plastic.  The bed was like a portable swimming pool. It was quite a sight.

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I don't believe the truck had an electric fuel pump.  It has a Stewart-Warner fuel vacuum tank and I would guess that the crew did not know how to start the truck and just flooded it.  Every time I saw the truck, it always ran fine. When I saw the truck with the owner the day before the auction, he started it up without any problems.

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I’m guessing it was in another thread, but there was a Buick truck at a museum in OK or KS that would sort of be on our route to next year’s national meet.  Does anyone else remember that or is it just proof of my decaying gray matter?  

 

Thanks.

 

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