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Rod W,

Thankyou for those additional photos. 

 

25 Buick and others, these photos show the location of the chassis and engine tags on my car and the relative position of each to the other.

 

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David

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Wow thanks for the photos. I cannot even see a spot where the chassis plate was attached. I will have to hunt down the plates hopefully they are somewhere in his shed.

 

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Wow, you have a wealth of knowledge rod. I may have to take a few road trips to pester you for info. I have relies in bundy.

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5 hours ago, 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer said:

Rod W,

Thankyou for those additional photos. 

 

25 Buick and others, these photos show the location of the chassis and engine tags on my car and the relative position of each to the other.

 

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David

David, is there places you source parts from for your restoration. Bushes etc. or just machine them up.

 

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25 Buick,

I have been lucky to date with my car. It came as you see in my profile picture with no spares.

My friend has been eBay. There is a bloke in Australia that lists all the spring shackle pins (in U.S. dollars). I have made all the spring bushes. I had plenty of alemite nipples in stock (left over from a previous restoration) to replace the ones that were missing.

The rest - to date - has just been alot of hard dirty work stripping, cleaning , reassembly and painting.

My rear brake drums were pretty sad. I met a bloke at Bendigo swap last year who restores/rebuilds brake drums. He did a cracking job and i would recommend him to anyone for brake drum repairs.20170315_184634.thumb.jpg.46e7b6dea1dbf8998a71d1502ca33c20.jpg

I asked him how good will they be?

His reply " within 20 thou". Good enough for me.:)

All the work to date has been done by myself, i have new pistons ordered through JP pistons and currently have the block at an engineers awaitng the pistons before they can rebore.

I have been having trouble tracking down valves. Bobs Automobilia in the States list valves for some models but i believe not all for my car. I am yet to contact them.

 

Hope this helps.

 

More to follow later if your interested

 

David

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25 buick

My car is presently in NSW . Ran out of room in Bundy and had to move the 25 down to the farm.  I only have a few parts in Bundy,  so there is nothing to see.  I am replacing all the wood in the car.  Will let you know next time i head to Brisbane.  Wouldn,t  mind looking at that 27 in Nambour.  But need another car like a hole in the head.  Hopefully will get the car back to Bundy soon and get a bit more work done on it.

David,   Two of my brake drums aren,t  in the best of condition,  so will get a contact for that fellow who restores them.  Keep us informed of your progress on your car and we always like photo,s on the Forum

Rod

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I've got an engine block stamped 136392 just a bit above your block David. Would it be a 24 or 25 block it's a spare and not in my car. Finding it confusing to decode the numbers going from the info supplied. 

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25 Buick,

I am a bit confused. With my extensive knowledge about Buicks :D I would have thought that your engine number of 136392 is 1 digit

Short according to this chart. Am i correct? Should be 7 digits not 6.

My engine number is 1137213.

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I found this chart posted somewhere else here in the Buick forum - google search - I hope that this info will help.

Anyone else care to chime in?

 

David

 

 

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25 Buick, Can you provide a photo of the number you reference, with enough in the view around it so we can tell what part you are referring to.   The casting numbers are 6 digit, and the serial numbers are 7 digit.      Hugh

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10 hours ago, 1924 6-55 Sport Tourer said:

25 Buick,

I am a bit confused. With my extensive knowledge about Buicks :D I would have thought that your engine number of 136392 is 1 digit

Short according to this chart. Am i correct? Should be 7 digits not 6.

My engine number is 1137213.

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I found this chart posted somewhere else here in the Buick forum - google search - I hope that this info will help.

Anyone else care to chime in?

 

David

 

 

Yes correct sorry, 1136392

 

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25 Buick

That spare engine you have is a 24 engine.  1924  six cylinder engine numbers run from 1087630  -  1273001

1925 Master engine numbers run from  1273001 -  1456915

That spare engine you have with engine number 1136392  is 1924,  It has the square intake manifold and  the 24 water pump.

The engine in your car is a 1925 as the water pump support is behind the pump not on the radiator side.  Also the plate on your cowl

has all 25 models

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3 hours ago, ROD W said:

25 Buick

That spare engine you have is a 24 engine.  1924  six cylinder engine numbers run from 1087630  -  1273001

1925 Master engine numbers run from  1273001 -  1456915

That spare engine you have with engine number 1136392  is 1924,  It has the square intake manifold and  the 24 water pump.

The engine in your car is a 1925 as the water pump support is behind the pump not on the radiator side.  Also the plate on your cowl

has all 25 models

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Thanks rod.

yes my block in the car is missing the tag I will go through the other blocks and hopefully find a tag to suit the correct year

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Here are the 6 digit lower block casting numbers on the right.  Not to be mistaken with the 6 digit part numbers on the left.  If you are missing the 7 digit serial number tag, this will get you in the ballpark.    Hugh

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I am now getting more in depth with my build since determining the year and model. Now I'm interested in working out where it came from. I have read that McLaughlin Buick the had a timber dash. Holden and imports had steel dash. Mine has a wood dash that would have been covered with leather. What is the woodwork dash ment to look like? I assume a covered timber dash is not what everyone talks about

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hi all are you sure about the dash all of the 25 standards that I have seen in new Zealand had a wooden dash and I pulled two cars apart to make mine complete  are the masters that different

I have also seen those brake drums at the swap meet when I went to Australia and I'm sure he told me they were made of cast iron which might work better than the steel drums did you get the cast ones or were yours the steel repaired thanks tony

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Ah yes rookie error under the timber is steel pressed dash.

 

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Tonybuick,

My drums are steel. I believe that all Buicks of this vintage had steel drums, so i dont believe cast are appropriate.

Like all brake drums they are unique in size and stud locations, finding second hand ones that are not worn or distorted would be like finding hens teeth!

As the original drums are 90 + years old they have not done a bad job, and i feel that by getting new bands fitted to them they should at least last another 90 years - although i feel that i wont :D.

A small price to  pay

 

David

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hi all why do you feel they would be inappropriate is it because its not what they were made with or other reasons

it is a softer steel they might bite in better and these cars need all the help we can offer for the brakes I probably wouldn't change now that the car is going but if I needed to do the drums it might be worth looking at they did stop using steel on cars and we still do hill work and some long runs at times( got to watch the following distance)  thanks tony

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25 Buick,

There was no Buick dealer network in Australia until late 1926 when GM-H was formed so before then it was the individual dealers importing the chassis and fitting bodies from various coach builders, mostly Holden admittedly but there were some others as well. I suspect therefore the dealer got a lot more say in how the car would be finished and you saw individuality not only between dealers but also Australian states.

 

For example ours is an early 1926 from a Victorian dealer but that may not be an indication of what the other coach builders were doing at the time. Anyway what I'm working around to is our Standard has a wooden facia (I'm no wood expert but I think it's probably a Queensland Maple - a softwood) and the doors tops are the similar although they are a hardwood of some type.

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I was lucky enough to find this car a few months ago in the proses of id myself i believe its a 1923 mclaclan 45 model no Australian plates or x on the engine block so im thinking its from canada. Thanks to a member here called Sean. 

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8 hours ago, 26-25Buick said:

25 Buick,

There was no Buick dealer network in Australia until late 1926 when GM-H was formed so before then it was the individual dealers importing the chassis and fitting bodies from various coach builders, mostly Holden admittedly but there were some others as well. I suspect therefore the dealer got a lot more say in how the car would be finished and you saw individuality not only between dealers but also Australian states.

 

For example ours is an early 1926 from a Victorian dealer but that may not be an indication of what the other coach builders were doing at the time. Anyway what I'm working around to is our Standard has a wooden facia (I'm no wood expert but I think it's probably a Queensland Maple - a softwood) and the doors tops are the similar although they are a hardwood of some type.

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Wow!  So different than the US version!

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