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When you put headlights on it, it seems to come "alive"


Dwight Romberger
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I am starting to reassemble.

1922 Buick chassis with '23 Buick 4 cyl motor and trans. I am currently rebuilding the head.

Modern radiator is temporary. It will be replaced with a 1914 Buick shell with custom radiator to fit.

Round fire engine gas tank.

Angled top trunk and angled spare tire carrier.

More pics to come as it goes back together.

Dwight

 

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Al,

No, they are ADLAKE

Originally nickel plated. Painted black at some point. Not much nickel plate left. I will take them down to brass.

 

Today, I mocked up more of the car.

I think the slanted top steel trunk is too tall. I do not know if I should shorten it or by how much. 

Dwight

 

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The '23 Buick motor is about 3" taller than the 1914 Buick hood can accommodate.

The smart thing would be to add 3" to the bottom of the hood.

However, I rarely do the smart thing.

I would rather lower the motor and transmission mounts 3".

It would keep the hood and radiator surround looking stock.

Additionally, it would lower the center of gravity a little bit.

🤔

Al,

I think I have a pair of Vesta headlights if you are looking for some?

Dwight

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