Mark Kikta

1922 Buick oiling tubes help

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Looking for some help with a question I have. 

 

My 1922 car was likely built the first week of production for 1922 since it's production number 605 or so.  The engine has a 1921 serial number but everything bolted onto it has 1922 numbers(Carb, Starter/ Gen etc).  I understand that later 1922s had an oiling improvement implemented so I was wondering if it is something I can implement while mine is all apart. I was told it was a change to pump more oil on top of the main bearings.

The parts book says that the crankcase oil delivery pipe in the oil pan changed part number after engine number 855100.  Looking through the manual, all 21-23 6 cyl cars use the same crankcase, oil pump, oil pump gears, oil pressure valve spring and oil pressure valve.  Looks like the only change was in the pipe and it should be the same for the remainder of 22 and 23.  Does anyone have a picture of this pipe from a later 22 or 23?   I guess I would ask if anyone would have a later pipe I could purchase also?

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Mark:

 Good to talk to you today. Here are the images from the 1923 and 1925 Book of parts for reference.

img20190501_11104182.thumb.jpg.2e561d449f5f1a505b79a74e19bfccc1.jpg1923 Book of Parts  Part # 157222

For Comparison. 1925 Book of Parts . Part # 165732  Most of what is in the engine is the same as 1924-6s. Note totally different design because this is a detachable head engine.

639128209_IMG_0022(616x861).thumb.jpg.001340b821c4b9940ad8abca6335d612.jpg   1925 Book of Parts 

 

 

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According to the BIG parts book, that part #157222 is what they put in the 1922 cars also after serial number 855100.  Very interesting, thanks Larry.

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Mark and Larry,

 

Here is a photo out of the 1922 6-Cylinder Illustrated Parts Catalog.  There is no mention of a serial number cutoff for the part number shown.

 

Terry Wiegand

South Hutchinson, Kansas

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Mr Shaw does our ‘23 parts block still exist and have these pipes?

 

Or are you going to tell me you shipped them to me and make me move two cars to get to my stash of engine goodies?

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The late 22 and all 23 6cyl have an oil feed to the center mains.

My car 856901 has that change , it looks like it can be fitted to the older engines (pump and lines).

 

John

22-6-55 Sport touring

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Thanks John,

 

You don't happen to have a picture of the tube out of the engine do you?

 

Thanks,

Mark

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As john states the late 22 sometimes had the center main oiling.   I had one engine with and one without I sold both engines to the guy that bought my 21 roadster...perhaps he still has them.

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Mark,

Here is a pic oil the oil pump and lines.  This one is from a 23.

 

John

1922-6-55 Sport touring

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Thanks John

Looks like they made several changes to that pipe.  Do those two center small pipes connect to something else or do they just squirt oil up into that oil gutter in the crankcase?

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Mark,

       They connect to the two center main caps and supply oil press to them. The front and rear mains are not press fed.

 

     John

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