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by Robert Bente
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: An apology and thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 709

An apology and thoughts

Gentleman and Women, I apologize for my rant on a previous post, 1911 Buick model 33. I see from my veiwpoint that early, “brass” car interest is declining, maybe has been for 30 years? My main source for information is the MTFCA site. That’s Model T. I rarely look at this site as a source for help ...
by Robert Bente
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1911 Buick 33
Replies: 2
Views: 985

1911 Buick 33

I’ve learned a lot about my Buick 1911 model 33. I’ve had 1500 looks at my questions, and basically no responses. I’ve gone to other sources and sites. The model T guys seem to be the best. Are you people dead? It’s from a very few, I repeat, very few people that are passionate about preserving and ...
by Robert Bente
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: On Lending Tools
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: On Lending Tools

Sir, I get it. I’ve loaned tools and such, never to be seen again. My mentor, keeps a list, which he guards it like a passport savings account book. It’s a great idea. I too, have my grandfathers tools, which are prized by me, but when I’m gone, there just old worn out tools. I’m Bob now, the Bobby ...
by Robert Bente
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: 1911 Buick start up
Replies: 1
Views: 2241

1911 Buick start up

I’ve posted several theads over the last 4 months. The first drive, for me, on my model 33. Used a stiff leg to start, thanks to my mentor Dick Fairlee. It runs and drive nicely. The Jumbo Planator 2 speed rear end is an overdrive. It still will not start with a hand crank, early model, oblong float...
by Robert Bente
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Starting 1911 Buick 33
Replies: 7
Views: 3475

Starting 1911 Buick 33

I’m trying to fire up a 1911 Buick in line 4. Plugs are at . .025, carb is rebuilt, twice. I need some advice on what I’m missing? Is there someone that can help me? Gas,fuel, and spark are there.
r/s Bob
by Robert Bente
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Looking for information on 2 speed rear end
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Re: Looking for information on 2 speed rear end

An update on my post. I believe what I have is a Planator made by Star. It is an underdrive and functions
Iike a Ruckstell. Thanks to MTFCA for this info. Apparently another version was the Jumbo Planator made for Ford conversions, or what could be called a poor mans Ruckstell.
r/s Bob
by Robert Bente
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Looking for information on 2 speed rear end
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Re: Looking for information on 2 speed rear end

Plum line, thanks for your response. I guess that when I get it started and running, I’ll soon know. As for disingadging the driveline from the rear end, for a free wheeling experience, that’s a bit of a scary thought. That would mean braking would be limited to the hand brake to rear wheels. I’ve m...
by Robert Bente
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Looking for information on 2 speed rear end
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Re: Looking for information on 2 speed rear end

I can supply more pictures. Any ideas?
by Robert Bente
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Automotive Discussions
Topic: Looking for information on 2 speed rear end
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Looking for information on 2 speed rear end

I’m new to this forum and have a question about what I think s a 2 speed rear end on my 1911 Buick model 33. What is it? After market equipment? Period original?
r/s Bob