39. January 15 – quick, quick, slow….slower

4.1.15

Buick is coming back into the workshop next week. Dave & Phil are keen to get on with the restoration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K0SJ2EPa5g

First jobs on the list are to take the radiator off to replace a weeping core plug that we missed last year, investigate the water escaping from the water pump, make gaskets for the valve chest covers.

We also need to look at the control cables on the carb, the accelerator didn’t work very well, not enough travel.

Just heard some sad news, Ray Butcher, who did all the original restoration work, has died in a motorcycle accident in Spain. Ray had been following this blog and was pleased to see that the Buick was running again.

Ray Butcher and his Buick

Ray Butcher and his Buick

Ray collecting parts in America

Ray collecting parts in America

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.1.15

Buick is back in the workshop, and we are keen to get on with the restoration.

Me & Dave & Ken hired a trailer for the day and the loading and delivery went perfectly, with Dave’s expertise in reversing trucks and trailers making it seem easy.

 

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Loading up

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Back in the workshop

Back in the workshop

Running? in

Running? in

We fitted a new knee to Little Phil over Christmas, and he is now running it in, slowly.

11.3.15

Buick is standing in the workshop ready for attention, but too many motorcycles in the queue at the moment, unfortunately.

And little Phil’s Knee has got to go back for tweaking early in May.

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4 Responses to 39. January 15 – quick, quick, slow….slower

  1. Magic says:

    Hi Phil,
    nice to see the Buick moving again, keep the enthusiasm
    Magic.

  2. Andrew daley says:

    Greetings Philip , can’t wait for you to get the old girl down to South Wales……..Brecon Beacons…….even the Gower……..

  3. Lynn says:

    Hope Little Phil gets fully restored quicker than the Buick – need him fit for the Bristol Classic Bike Show next month

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