Amani576

1926 or so Buick Master spark control hub base

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I'm looking for a spark control hub base for this 1926 Buick Master 6 I'm working on. It's has the 4 spoke aluminum steering wheel with a wood rim.

This spark control hub/mount (truth be told I'm not entirely sure what to call this thing) just fell apart as I was reinstalling it. It already had a broken clamp, several cracks in the casting, and had previous repairs to it from some period in the past.

Bob's Automobilia sells the 1929+ version of this part, but it looks quite different and my Google searches aren't working too well finding any of these for sale.

Does anyone here have one or know of one?

Located in Charlottesville VA.

Thanks for your time.

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Amani,

   Consider moving or doing another posting at the Buick Pre war technical area.  You part is probably 1925-1927 Buick Master.   A control stationary Bracket Assembly.   

You could also likely JB weld that together and then have it recast in Bronze if you can't find one.

Hugh

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On 3/16/2020 at 5:17 AM, Hubert_25-25 said:

Amani,

   Consider moving or doing another posting at the Buick Pre war technical area.  You part is probably 1925-1927 Buick Master.   A control stationary Bracket Assembly.   

You could also likely JB weld that together and then have it recast in Bronze if you can't find one.

Hugh

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I agree with Hubert. 

 

Any updates regarding the parts you are looking? I also need some advice where to find other metal parts.

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1 hour ago, Elizabeth Paige said:

I agree with Hubert. 

 

Any updates regarding the parts you are looking? I also need some advice where to find other metal parts.

Elizabeth, 

   This is a link to the Buick buy and sell section.  Please introduce yourself and let us know what parts you are looking for.   We can atleast help with range of years if we do not have the part and that will help in your search.  FYI since you are new and looking for parts, don't trust just anyone that responds  because scammers do exist.  

 

https://forums.aaca.org/forum/12-buick-buysell/

 

Hugh

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A possible solution for you. I looked for one of those stationary bracket assemblies for over twenty years for my 26 Master. They were pot metal and disintegrate over time and use. Several years ago Mark Shaw responded to my post looking for one. He said he had a 1924 (I think) off his parts car and it was aluminum. With a little filing it fit in my steering wheel hub and shaft and is still functioning great today.  Mark, do you remember this and what year and series was the one you sent me?

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This is what I really enjoy seeing on this forum.   The brilliance of fellow Buick owners like Kevin.  He can see thru a part in it's current configuration and build it from common parts - even more robustly.   Any person can now go to a welder or machinist with their original pieces, and this photo, and the part can be build rather inexpensively.  Plan B is to wait for another original part which could take forever to find and it will eventually fail on the current or future owner.  Even recasting and going thru that process will not be as strong as what Kevin has built and will likely cost more to fabricate.   Well done Kevin.            

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Thanks Hugh

This was the second attempt at fabricating the part.  The first version had a  ring, but it had an interference down inside the ring where the grinder would not reach.  It took me a few days to come up with this idea, and was able to reuse the clamping base part which I had more time invested into making.

Kevin

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This is a very late reply on my part to this thread.  

The pictures Oregon Desert model 45 provided were a tremendous help and I was able to fabricate a new one for this vehicle thanks to them.  

I appreciate everyones assistance.

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