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  1. HUPP Model S 1932

    Be sure if you have someone work on your car that they no that its POSITIVE Ground. My friend took his 1932 Hupp to a repair shop to have the rear seals replaced. He had the new seals that I purchased for him before I headed north. It was at the shop for quite a while. They did not work on the car ,but the owner had me call the shop to inquire. In taking to one of the mechanic's I said to him, you do know that this car has a positive ground. He said I do now. Too late.they fried the Points, condenser,starter, battery ,and the electric fuel pump. Oh, because it set out in the rain , the carburetor accelerator pump was frozen do to water holding it shut. The fix was a rebuilt carburetor. After replacing all of the above, the car is running fine. I am in the process of replacing the rear wheel seals.
  2. 1921 Stevens

    While working on my friends Pierce Arrow one of his friends asked me if I would have some time to start the engine on his 1921 Stevens. Not even ever seeing one, it sounded like it may be fun. Not knowing a few guys before failed to get the car running. So I made some time and went to check it out. Found some paper work that in 1979 there were something like 24 Stevens that were known of. They called the engine the silent six. It is an overhead engine that has a ball and socket arrangement for the rocker arms. Ok, getting back to the task at hand, start the engine.Th guy said that the engine had been rebuilt some time ago but never started after that. After checking all the the things you need to start an engine I was curious to see how tight the engine was so installed the crank and could not turn the engine over. There was a ballast resistor installed in the system as he had a 12 volt battery as starting power. After making sure we had gas and set the points , I said ok , hit the starter button, Nothing, Checked the battery, full charge. Like my Hupp the Stevens has 1 main bolt that holds the starter in. Took the bolt out and the starter would not move. Got a plastic hammer and gave it a wack. Low and behold, the bendix was stuck in the ring gear. Re installed the starter. hit the starter button and it was running. Popping threw the carb, I noticed 1 of the valves was loose. The valves were exposed so you could adjust them with the engine running. Not wanting to run the engine long with no coolant we shut it down. Added water and that's when w found out water was getting in the oil pan. After removing the valve cover that also holds the water inlet to the block noticed the engineer that designed it must have been smoking something funny when he designed it. I am in the process of trying to figure out the best way to keep the water and oil separated, will let you all know in the next chapter. Here are some pic.
  3. 1921 Stevens

    Thank you for the input. It sure would be good if you could find a complete rear end.. I had the same thing happen to my 1924 Hupp Model R sedan and fortunately I had a whole spare rear end.Please keep showing the progress on you restoration it will be great to see another Stevens back in service.
  4. 1921 Stevens

    Thank you, that sounds like it will be the way to go. I can get that information from my Audels Automobile Guide.Thank for the help.
  5. 1921 Stevens

    Claes, I sent you a message, thought maybe you would know the answer to a question about the torque on the bolts and nuts that hold the valve and water jacket on the 1921 Stevens I am working on. All the paper work that the owner has has no technical information as to the spec. I need. Before I set the valves to their proper setting, I need this info.If any of the readers know the answer, I will be happy if you would share it with me. I made the new gasket all in one piece as fellow Stevens owner Richard S said to do. I am going to seal the lower engine outlet to the radiator then gently blow air into the upper outlet that connects to the top of the radiator before I add coolant. This will tell me if there are any coolant leaks internally in the engine.
  6. 1930 or 1931 model S

    This pic which is not to good shows the difference in the bottom radiator pan on the 1930 and 1931 Model Hupp. The winter issue of the Hupp Hearld which is a Hupp club magazine 1977 issue is all about the model S and the changes in the 1930 and 1931. My printer died, so I could not scan in pic. I used my smart phone.
  7. 1924-25 Hupmobile 3 Dr. Sdan

    Left out, This would be a Model R Hupmobile 3 dr. sedan
  8. 1924-25 Hupmobile 3 Dr. Sdan

    My good friend is looking for a Hupp 3 dr. sedan. Must be show quality and be able to be driven. If you know of a car like this, please respond to this. Able to travel to view this car in person for the rite car.Thank you
  9. Two weeks ago a friend asked me if I wanted to go up to a town near Chicago to look at a 1927 Pierce-Arrow limo that he was interested in buying. After looking at this car, I was truly in the presence of one of the most prestigious automobiles in my opinion ever produced. Chauffeur driven, divided window the passenger compartment door handles and foot rest are gold plated.This car is a piece of history. At this time the car is in transit to its new home. My friend purchased it. I t will reside in a heated, air condition, dust free environment. Here are a few pic.
  10. 1927 Pierce Arrow Model 36 Limo

    Well , got the best of show, small show, small trophy, but it was fun. Here's the pic.
  11. 1927 Pierce Arrow Model 36 Limo

    Did the final cleaning and ready for the show Saturday. The fun thing is talking about the history of the car. The look on their face when you tell them that the handles and metal in the rear compartment is 14 karat gold plated. I just love this car.
  12. 1927 Pierce Arrow Model 36 Limo

    While waiting for a carburetor for the 1931 Hupp Model S, Started getting the Pierce ready for a show Saturday. It has not been started since April. I drained the cooling system before going north..Checked the fluids and this fine car started right up. Did not run it long as no coolant in the system. Have coolant in hand, after lunch going to install so I can clean a little dust off the car and take it for a drive. Life is Good.
  13. No, Bud it is not on the Hupp Club roster as I am looking at the 2017 one now. Hope you find it, there are not a lot of the I's still out there.
  14. Question, is that setting on the pressure regulator as you removed it from the engine?
  15. Hupp 1929 Sport Coupe

    The fun just keeps coming, Going to take the 29 Hupp to a show this coming Saturday. If you happen to be in Hudson Fl on Saturday November 4th. and would like to see one of the finest 1929 Hupmobile Sport Coupe;s that are still on this planet, come to the VFW on County Line Road
  16. Hupp 1929 Sport Coupe

    Took Dales 1929 Hupp Sport Coupe to a car show today. Got best of show out of 200 cars. Picked up a hitchhiker on the way home
  17. 1927 Pierce Arrow Model 36 Limo

    Ok, the Pierce Arrow is calling my name. The note on the windshield says no fluid in the radiator and bottom hose is leaking. I need to get this great car back in service as there are many car shows down here that I would love to take it to and show people what the rich and famous people road in.
  18. 1927 Pierce Arrow Model 36 Limo

    Got best of show out of 200 cars
  19. 1927 Pierce Arrow Model 36 Limo

    Well its been 6 months since I have laid eyes on the great car. I have been told the Pierce is waiting for me to start and drive.First I have to take the 1929 Hupp sport coupe to a show tomorrow.Gee the tasks the owner gives me are so challenging. Who would not be up to show one of the best Hupps in existence.
  20. 1921 Stevens

    Well I am headed south, got to show a 1929 Hupp coupes on Sat.should be fun.
  21. 1921 Stevens

    Will do and again thank you for the good advice.
  22. 1921 Stevens

    I will remove the pan just to be on the safe side when i get to Fi, still up North now. I can see the ones on the head easily, but if you had not told me I would not have known there were some on the bottom of the block. Thanks again for the help. The owner would just like to get this car roadworthy. Not to do a restoration. Its a nice looking car and just needs a few things touched up. Its for driving, not a show car.
  23. 1921 Stevens

    The water got into the oil pan threw the top cover that covers the valves and water inlet tube to the top of the radiator. Before I started working on this engine to get it running, the owner had the head planed and the block checked for level and square. I could see where the gasket failed after I removed the top cover. If after I make a new gasket and I still have water in the oil pan, I will have no choice but to remove the head a check all the previous work that has been done. My hope is that whom ever did the work knew what he was doing. Thank you Claes for the help.
  24. 1921 Stevens

    Got A phone call from the owner of the Stevens, No one has worked on the car since I came back north. Well he asked if I could install a new gasket . I said I found some I/16 in. cork gasket sandwiched . Cork, metal, cork.. Talking to a Stevens owner that has 3 Stevens cars, he said that should work fine. Claes, thanks for the fine comments. I had the car running good until I put water in the radiator, All H______ broke loose. I will keep this site posted when I get the new gasket installed. sounds like a fun time.
  25. 1925 Ajax

    Had some spare time so I looked in my hubcap wrench stash and came up with the proper wrench. The only things missing from this car are a few open end wrenches. I have the tool pouch and Ajax moto meter but they are buried in my junk room. I will dig them out in the Spring.. It took me 30 years to get 4 good hub caps.The other 3 are as good or better than the one in the pic.