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1920's Buick wheel interchange

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Does anyone know if disc wheels from a 1920 Buick will fit a 1928 Buick master six?

 

Thanks,

Steve

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Buick introduced front brakes in 1924, so 1920 wheels would have no front brake drums.

Rear wheel bearings changed going into the 1926 model year, so 1925 and earlier wheels will not fit on 1926 and later axle.

1920 thru 1925 used double row rear wheel bearing (900310 per parts book, New Departure p/n 5310). width = 44mm

1926 thru 1928 used single row rear wheel bearing (901310 per parts book, New Departure 1310). width = 27mm

below photos show 5310 and 1310 bearings on a 1928 rear axle tube. There is no possibility of installing the nut on the axle tube with the earlier double row bearing. rear hub is not shown.

Kevin

 

 

 

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I would be willing to go on record and say I think not.  We have a 1920 K-46 and this car still has wood-felloed wheels.  They are also 25-inch Baker wheels.  1920 was the last year for the wood-felloed wheels and beginning in 1921 Buick went to Jaxon wheels with steel felloes.  Also as the years went by the wheel diameters were decreasing in size.  And then there is the four wheel brakes issue coming into play as time passed.

 

Terry Wiegand

South Hutchinson, Kansas

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Here are the tire sizes used, but as stated above it is more about what is going on with the hubs and axles.   Hugh

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