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1925 Buick Standard Six Four Passenger Coupe


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Old 07-13-2017, 08:55:53 AM
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I dropped in on a local cruise night with our '40 Packard and was approached by a former work mate,who asked if I was interested in a 1918 Oldsmobile V8 touring.Restoration had been started but it needed work.I said "no" but got the contact info,as a friend has a 1920 Olds V8.On phoning the number given,turns out there are 3 cars for sale to settle an estate,the Olds,a 1925 Buick coupe,and a 1928 Dodge sedan.
We went to see them.My friend is negotiating on the Olds.The Buick and Dodge are restored,but the Buick hasn't run in 25 years.I threw out an offer on the '25 Buick and it was accepted ! Seems it was specially built for a doctor.It is an "opera" or 'victoria" style and the doctor didn't want the front folding passenger seat (not sure why).It's a sweet little car and should only need the fuel system flushed to get it running.It has a 50HP,191 cu.in.OHV six cylinder engine.
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Having grown up in the Flint, MI area, I have always admired those old Buicks! Congratulations!
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The car still looks great considering it sat for 20 years.Congrats on getting it
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Oh my god...
Another one!
These fabulous old cars and trucks just keep showing up, I love it!
Get it running and drive it around. You do not need to go too far, just get it and yourself out there.
Everyone is going to love this great old car everywhere you go.
Thank you for posting!
Got any detail shots? Would love a peak up under the old girls skirt
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I haven't got it home yet.Had to tell my investment broker I was "diversifying my portfolio" again.I did snap a photo of the engine though while looking it over.
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Snapped a shot of the dash also.The lever on the far left is the control for the choke heater.It diverts warm exhaust air back to the carb for cold weather starts.This was one of the first cars to have a steering column lock too.Odometer milage shows 27000,which could well be correct.
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I've worked on several Stewart vacuum tanks and, unless the pot metal was broken, I've gotten them to work.

If gasoline has sat in the tank for several years, the flapper valve in the top tank may be gummed-up. Take it apart and use carb cleaner to get all the crud out. Make new gaskets and carefully reassemble it, making sure it is air tight.

These will sometimes fail to draw gasoline if the engine is run at full throttle for extended periods. If this happens, just get off the throttle for a few seconds, allowing the internal tank to refill.

If the tank is in good condition, you can idle the engine for long periods. When the internal tank gets low, you will notice that the engine runs a little rough while vacuum is being used to refill it.
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That thing is Absolutely Beautiful !

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Not sure what, if anything you have done with the vacuum tank but as other posts have suggested, try other things first. A hole in the fuel line from the tank will stop it so the suggestion of pressurizing the tank a little with the line off the tank is a good one. I take it you had the tank off so you would have had the suck tube out. It has to be good too of course. If the vacuum tank gasket isn't sealing , that would do it too. PM me if you get stuck. Lots of 20's Buick experience here.
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