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1925 Buick Standard Six Four Passenger Coupe

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Finished cleaning up the engine compartment,Replaced all plastic covered wires with woven. Tucked modern coil and gen. cutout under dash (where they were originally) ,sourced a new fan belt, had the missing oil can bracket made,and installed correct valve and side cover fasteners.I have the carb preheater valve but don't plan on installing it at this point. Purists will also point out that the engine color is not quite correct.I expect that perhaps when the car was restored over 40 years ago that this is all that was available.
 

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Craig A

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Don't let purists sway you.
Leaving the preheater disconnected is a good idea if you plan on running it instead of looking at it....... :brows:
 

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Great to see another Buick 6 hit the highway. Nice job on the cowl /signal lamps. Yes. In the modern age you NEED signal lights. I have quite a few miles behind one of those engines: first in Dads 27 sedan, then 25 touring, and B-in laws 27- 7 passenger touring
 

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My wife and I trailered the '25 to a small town car show sponsored by the local Lions club. There were about 125 cars there,mostly rods,restomods,and performance cars,with only a few pre WW2 originals.The '25 received a lot of attention,so much so that when trophies were given out,it won "Fans Favorite".Seems what fans really like to see is an unmolested original car.Maybe there's hope for this hobby yet.

Jim
 

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The local pioneer village held their agricultural fair this weekend and we took the '25 Buick.It's a great place for a period photo op. The car was originally owned by a doctor,there is a doctor's house preserved there,and "the doctor" was in ! The restored general store and church are also photogenic. A 1929 Hupmobile roadster and a 1918 Dodge also shared the spotlight.
 

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Threw more money at the '25 Buick this winter. She's seen here sporting her new and correct stirrup door handles,flip top dog bone rad cap and accessory front bumper. Anyone got a pair of rear bumperettes to match ?
 

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Threw more money at the '25 Buick this winter. She's seen here sporting her new and correct stirrup door handles,flip top dog bone rad cap and accessory front bumper. Anyone got a pair of rear bumperettes to match ?


Nice to see you went with the YOM plates instead of the newer Ontario historical plates.That is one great looking car:) have fun with it
 

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The early history of the '25 Buick is lost to time. We recently took the car to a show in Alvinston,Ont., the site of which was only about 700 yards from where it was stored for over 25 years. I hoped to encounter someone there that might remember the car.
A number of people remembered the former owner, but it seems he restored the car as an investment only and never drove it. Few locals even knew it was there !
The '72 C20 Chevy pickup and trailer are the safest way to transport a 94 year old car any distance these days.
 

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It is getting harder to find a C20 in that kind of shape anymore even of that age.Did you get over to the Tri County Heritage Club show last weekend over in Ilderton with the Buick?
 

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It is getting harder to find a C20 in that kind of shape anymore even of that age.Did you get over to the Tri County Heritage Club show last weekend over in Ilderton with the Buick?
We did a cab-on restoration of the C20 over 30 years ago. It has a 400 SBC,700R4 automatic,and 3.73 gears in a big Dana rear end.It works well as a trailer puller. Back in 1984 when I bought it, it had utility boxes mounted on the original stepside box.
Didn't make Ilderton this year.We had other commitments.
 

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We drove the Buick on a tour recently and it started overheating on the way home.Turns out the fan hub,which has a reservoir of oil in it to lubricate the enclosed bearing, was leaking at the seal.This caused the oil to run out on to the flat fan belt,causing it to stretch and slip.
Another '25 owner sent me the schematics to build a new hub,using a piece of 4 inch diameter round aluminum stock and a pair of new sealed bearings.
A local harness maker made me a new belt (while I waited !) and we're on the road again.
Ain't the internet wonderful ?
 

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As posted earlier, there were a few fixtures missing inside the car.The right front seat and exhaust heater were restored and installed. Still missing was the footrest for the rear seat passengers. Among the boxes of parts that came with a 1918 Oldsmobile V8 project from the same estate were the footrest brackets. This is now in place.About all that is missing are the window blinds (used to get from LeBaron-Bonney) and the rear bumperettes.
 

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Beautiful car. I have a '27 four door sedan. Its all original. Runs good but I need to work on the clutch as its real "jerky" when trying to release it. Its almost engaged/not engaged. It will squeel a tire on takeoff sometimes. The clutch discs on these cars are a bit oddball. I was told by an owner from Maine that there are some little tabs on the interior of the clutch plates and they will get burred over causing the clutch to catch and grab.
 

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The clutch discs on these cars are a bit oddball. I was told by an owner from Maine that there are some little tabs on the interior of the clutch plates and they will get burred over causing the clutch to catch and grab.
If you visit the AACA forum and scroll down to Buick Prewar Technical section,you will find discussions on this clutch.It may help.
Jim
 
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