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  1. 1921 Stevens

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

    Will do and again thank you for the good advice.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. In doing an engine swap in my 1925 Ajax, I found the need to remove the steering box. Not having a shop manual for the car, I was as a pilot would say, flying by the seat of my pants. In the pic one can see that the engine will not come out by the steering box.The engine I am putting in was used in a saw mill to run a cutoff saw. Complete except for the carb, which he did not know why it was not on the engine. I tore the engine down because he said it only had about 50 hrs. on a rebuild.Setting for a while pickled with Marvel oil about 15 years ago. It turned over free before I took it apart.. After removing the oil pan I could see the screen on the bottom of the oil pump should have a new one. My friend in Fl sent me some screen that I used to make some new fuel filters for his 1927 Pierce Arrow. I think the pic will tell you the rest of the story. By the way , I know you guys will love my lavish shop. Oh here are the seats I did for this car 14 years ago.
  9. 1925 Ajax

    Check the jack out, it is also an Ajax
  10. 1925 Ajax

    After a short trip on the street by the house, I put it in the barn until spring First time in 63 years it has been on the road.
  11. 1925 Ajax

    I could not seem to load the video. It shows the engine running fine.I filled the vacuum tank 3 times and ran the engine for about 1/2 hr. I will install the headliner and the seats when I get back in the spring. For now, back in storage.
  12. 1925 Ajax

    Not sure if video will 20170822_091757.mp420170822_091757.mp4show
  13. 1925 Ajax

    Well I finally got the 4th tire i needed to move the car out in the open air to run the engine without getting gassed. Not being run for so long, I need to do a ring out and functual. I ran it long enough to know it will ok. If it runs like I think it should, I will put it away until spring.
  14. 1925 Ajax

    I thought this color would go good with the engine
  15. 1925 Ajax

    No, its not original, I just liked the color.
  16. Guide Super Ray Driving Light!!!

    I do not know how familiar you are with Pierce Arrows, this is not a light that would be on one.
  17. 23 Model R throw-out bearing rattle

    From the Hupp Hearld
  18. Steve, If you go to an Autozone parts house, they have a bearing puller they will lend you and this will solve your problem.
  19. 1911 Hupmobile rescued from the suburbs!

    Sweet, great looking little Hupp. I would love a Model 20 but just not enough room.. and money.
  20. 7 Main Bearing 6 Cyl.

    Bought this engine a few years ago . The guy I bought it from said it was rebuilt and used very little to run a cutoff saw in a saw mill.I pulled the pan and found no loose connecting rods. But being a mechanic on a 52 airplane I laughed when I saw how it was safety wired. 4 out of 8 were half correct. 4 were completely wrong.Now, who knows what car this engine go into? I do
  21. 7 Main Bearing 6 Cyl.

    The engine is for my 1926 Ajax. nzcarnerd, I think your pic gives me the correct engine paint color. Thank you
  22. 7 Main Bearing 6 Cyl.

    Who in 1925 had his engineers design an engine with 7 main bearings , force feed lude to the mains, rods and camshaft. Charles Nash He called the new car Ajax.
  23. Independent Makes with a Following

    Hey, I am very offended, what about HUPMOBILE
  24. 1928 Hupmobile 6 cylinder head needed

    If you end up buying this car , I would like to tell you about a great club, The Hupmobile Club which has been going strong since 1970. We go on tours, stop for ice cream and are the friendliest people you will ever meet from all over the world. We have fun.
  25. 1928 Hupmobile 6 cylinder head needed

    Caroline01, I f you think the posts are cool, you would love a ride in my 36 Hupp.