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An apology and thoughts

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:25 pm
by Robert Bente
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 on projects that I’m working on.
Should I just cave in to the Camero/ Corvette group and get the black boots and vest?
I’ve since rescued a 1908 Buick from a local forest fire, it’s running and beautiful.
I’m 60 years old, and last year I’ve taught 17 people how to drive an early model T.
I’m trying hard to pass the passion on, but it’s hard when people with the same interest will not even do the same.

Any thoughts are advice?
r/s Robert Bente

Re: An apology and thoughts

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:38 am
by jeff deringer
Well, looking back at the 3 posts I see about your '11 Buick there were quick responses to all of them actually, including some pretty detailed stuff on your first one regarding trouble starting the car. But moving forward, It's a fact that interest in brass cars is declining. Sad, but true. It's also a fact that there are many, many more Model T enthusiasts than other brass era cars, and the T forum has a much, much wider base than the HCCA site, so it should be no surprise that there are more opinions there.

Back to one of your original questions regarding the carburetor. You say you have a type of Zenith carb. A picture is worth 1000 words, so posting that would help, but most Zenith's I've dealt with work pretty good. Many people like the Carter BB-1, you would need a small one for your car, there are several different sizes. I've always had great luck with a Tilotson on my 1914 Overland. Hope that helps. ... 6d68b6640c

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