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After I vacuumed it out and cleaned the small shavings  up with a tooth pick I was ready to make the new cast iron one fit .  After I set the point gap to .020'' of an inch.  with a feeler gauge .and 2   7/32 wrench's  . assembled it 8 more times just to make sure it was perfect !!  

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Using  the best parts I could I got one ready to set the points nice and square .I noticed The points on some of the'' bottom plates '' the points bolt to were bent and I picked the one that was square ''''' meaning the striking face of the points hit nice and flat and square ''' I have 4 bottom plates and all but one has a small bend in them.  Where it makes the points hit at a small angle making the points use only a .02 per cent of the real face for the '' rapid collapse of the field winding to unload it's spark. Making the points ware out fast . Or I am just to picky for my own good.--kyle 

           IT is ready to set the timing up to try and start the engine for the first time .!!!!!!

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By the time Larry Schramm and Mark Shaw  wired up the engine ready to test run, start  it Larry asked if I had a  plug for the open oil line . Good he noticed it I had left it off so I could see the oil pump spray oil when I first spun it up with the starter only last week, before I knew the distributor had a split personality and was ready for retirement anyway. The 93 year old coil was kicking up a good spark nice and blue.  Mark was poring some gas in the carburetor and said light it up.  Larry was holding a  fire extinguisher pointed at the carb.  I was wondering if we were starting the BBQ or the car, as I pushed in the starter peddle and let her spin up.  It ran  for a second the first time in 60 year.  I was having a blast.  Larry fixed up the timing a bit and we started it again.  I did not get any pictures  but Larry  did    It ran like a champ as I watched oil run all over the valve train wile it was running the second time after mark and Larry made a few adjustments .thank you 2 vary much  --kyle 

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Light her up...sounds like something Mark would say ?

 

Congrats on getting her going. 

 

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Kyle,

Congratulations on getting the 25 started.   No small task.  You called in the right people to assist as well.   That is great to know that another 1925 Buick engine is running.  I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight.  To giddy from a great day.     Hugh

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1 hour ago, Thriller said:

Light her up...sounds like something Mark would say ?

I might had adlibed a little ? but don't remember I was just floating off the ground :]   --kyle

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  Some picture from per war swap meet today in Bakersfield CA. 

 # 8 pic. 38000.00 sounded grate wile running . 

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On 4/13/2018 at 7:54 AM, garnetkid said:

Way to go Kyle, don't you just love it when you bring an old engine back to life!!  Leon

swap meet Bakersfield pictures  

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On 4/12/2018 at 9:31 PM, sligermachine said:

Larry is holding the 1923 lights witch one carmover?? 

Kyle is the tag light on the bottom on the one on the left?If it is I can use it.    Ronnie

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Kyle,

    Now that your motor is started, you can work on the running chassis.  Buick did assembly  demonstrations of complete cars from stocked parts.  This photo is actually from Washington, D.C., 1924. "Proof of Buick standardization of units: Assembly of complete operating chassis from parts stock carried by Buick Motor Co. local branch."

Maybe use one of the other cowls that you have for temporary to take it for a short drive.   You may need a bow tie and a straw hat too.  Hugh

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On ‎4‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 10:55 PM, Larry Schramm said:

Back home.  Here is the first start of the engine for Kyle.

 

This is with only some gas in the float bowl of the carb poured there from a small water bottle so it does not run long.

 

 

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I really like that early Buick truck with the chain drive. Such a cool unit. There aren't many around. 

 

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6 hours ago, Thriller said:

There aren't many around. 

it sold for 40 g  is what I was told when I asked how much it was going  for .--kyle

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On 4/14/2018 at 8:21 PM, Hubert_25-25 said:

you can work on the running chassis.  Buick did assembly  demonstrations of complete cars from stocked parts.

I plane on driving it for a weekend like that befor I bolt the car body on !!--kyle

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18 hours ago, Larry Schramm said:

 

 

18 hours ago, Larry Schramm said:

Back home.  Here is the first start of the engine for Kyle.

 

This is with only some gas in the float bowl of the carb poured there from a small water bottle so it does not run long.

 

thanks Larry that is so neat to get to see the first start over again  . How'd you do that ?  kyle 

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Larry:

 Thanks for posting the video. It took a while for me to download so I just got to see it. The look on Kyle's face says it all.

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On 11/6/2017 at 10:13 PM, MrEarl said:

 

The red is just telling you that a mistake in spelling has been made. Just get as close as you can, nobody here cares about spelling as much as what is being said. 

Carry on?

I just found out the other day that you can right click on the misspelled word and it will show the correct spelling and you click on it and it will put the corrected word in there.

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At flat head  lake at a salvage yard  - some places I checked out to day in Montana 2 places  looking for a truck to pull the 1925 Buick has to be OLD .  -kyle   

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On 4/19/2018 at 5:46 PM, carmover said:

just found out the other day that you can right click on the misspelled word and it will show the correct spelling

Some times it will. Some times it will lead you down a unpaved road and leave you with a flat tire with no spare.!!! but still be underlined ? -kyle   '' Don't ask me how I know.''  

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On 4/21/2018 at 12:41 AM, sligermachine said:

At flat head  lake at a salvage yard  - some places I checked out to day in Montana 2 places  looking for a truck to pull the 1925 Buick has to be OLD .  -kyle   

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Kyle, If you could find one what would be a neat truck to haul the 25 would be a 1938 GMC Cabover.

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