Stude Light

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About Stude Light

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  • Birthday September 26

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    Oakley, Michigan
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    Camping, Shooting, Flying, Restoring vintage equipment and now, vintage cars


  • Biography
    I bought a 1923 Light Six Tourer in 2009 and have been doing a "museum quality" restoration on it in my spare time. I also bought Mike Keeler's inventory of mid 1920's Studebaker parts before he moved out of Michigan. I've gradually been selling off those spare parts.

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  1. 1922 studebaker light six

    The Light Six and Special/Big Six engines are totally different. For the Light Six aluminum head block, the engines from 1920 - mid 1923 are all the same. Mid 1923-1924 have the cast iron block but will interchange (as an assembly) with the aluminum head design but the fuel supply needs to be relocated to the left side of the engine and you will need the intake and exhaust manifold assemblies from the newer design. In 1925 (Standard Six), the engines changed again and will not interchange. I'll let you know if I come across something that will work. I know of a couple in Austrailia but that would be an expensive option from a shipping cost standpoint. Scott
  2. Early 1920s Studebaker ?

    My understanding is that some parts of the cars were built in other plants, then shipped to Walkerville where various localized content was added to the cars which now made them British built and allowed them to be imported into other countries with a reduction in import tariffs. The details of this practice are mostly lost so it is difficult to say just what the practice was for each model. I'm sure Studebaker would take every advantage possible to reduce the price of their vehicles so it would make sense to use this process wherever possible. Another thing that I don't know is just how much content did you need. Could you build a car in South Bend or Detroit, ship it to Walkerville and install the seats and call it British built? I'm sure they had some rules. This definitely explains why the exported cars have content that was different from their domestic counterparts. I've sent a lot of parts globally and end up with photos of people's cars and I've seen differences in bodies, tops, windshields, colors, engines, etc. on these export cars. So to answer your question...I don't know. Scott
  3. Early 1920s Studebaker ?

    Hi Bernie, Yes, Dave got in touch with me. I'm sure he is eager for the arrival of the car. Besides the long boat ride, he'll have to deal with customs which, hopefully, will go smoothly. I do not know what the number on the bulkhead was for. It was probably used to track the bodies but its significance has long been lost to history. My Budd built body had a tag on it with a number but, again, no meaning as all that documentation has been destroyed long ago. I was finally able to locate the approximate location where the Walkerville Studebaker plant was located...not much record of that. The building was torn down a long time ago but it is where all the right hand drive cars were built and was acquired by Studebaker in 1910 from Everitt-Metzger-Flanders and supplied all the cars for the British Empire until it was closed after WWII which is when they opened the Hamilton, Ontario plant (1947). Glad you were able to collect some history and all the pieces for the car (folding top in particular) and pass the torch to another enthused owner. Good luck on the other projects have fun with that Lagonda. Scott
  4. Old Car Factories

    The Cadillac adds a nice touch!
  5. Old Car Factories

    And both still looking good.
  6. Old Car Factories

    This is one of the most interesting threads I have come across, especially for history buffs like me. It covers the old manufacturing plants and, as I don't recall seeing it in this forum before, I thought I would post it. It may take a little searching around but there is probably something for everyone. Scott
  7. which one do you most regret missing?

    1935 Röhr Type "F" Cabriolet. I had my opportunity....
  8. DEF Tow Vehicles and a real dumb question

    I'm not sure how the OEM dealership network would handle that with regards to warranty. The Government (EPA, CARB) requires the OEMs to force the driver into compliance on the DEF system such as limiting speed and range until the DEF fluid is added or a fault repaired. Disabling the system does not affect the engine nor performance except through the controls that recognize the system isn't working properly and forces you to fix it. I'm with the other folks in recommending that you do not disable the system. Scott
  9. Survey - How do you drive your classic vehicle?

    A "cruising app" would be nice but just what audience would it target? An app that would help find the local gatherings or "cruise ins"? There aree some websites that do this. Maybe one that would help you plot out a course for a car with a top speed of 35, 45 or 55 mph? This is missing in the market. Perhaps one that would locate all the drive cruises? But then again it would have to differentiate from a brass car to something than can comfortable go 75 mph. Just some food for thought. Scott
  10. DEF Tow Vehicles and a real dumb question

    Don't get the DEF and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) systems mixed up. They are two independent emissions systems. The DPF has been around since 2007 and has a large filter in the exhaust system that collects all the particulate matter then has to re-generate that filter by injecting diesel fuel directly into the filter where it is ignited and burns at extremely high temperatures. This burns off the partuliculate matter and the filter is "clean" again to continue doing it's job. This system is what got rid of the smoky and smelly exhaust. The DEF system was mandated in 2011 and constantly injects the fluid into the exhaust gases where the urea reacts with the exhaust gases on a catalyst and forms ammonia which converts the NOx emissions into nitrogen and water. Each system works independently of the other. Scott
  11. 1920s Floor Jack Wanted

    Looking for something like a Walker Roll A Car. I'm in mid Michigan, so would need something not too far that I could drive to pick up as shipping would be a bit expensive. Scott
  12. I think gasoline will be around for a lot longer than you think. I'm sure the price may change in the future but availability will always be there. Take leaded gasoline for was banned in 1975, right? Go to your local airport and buy some 100LL (low lead). That is good ole tetraethyl lead. They are still working on an alternative 43 years after it was "banned". Scott
  13. ASC Tour - LED Brake Light Bar

    What I really like about the Top Serve unit is it will flash for an adjustable length of time before lighting steady. I'm wondering if the J and L unit does the same? I think that feature is a real attention grabber for the folks not paying attention behind you. Scott
  14. ASC Tour - LED Brake Light Bar

    Read the other posts above. Apparently sometime after I posted this Top Serve had some supply issues and they refunded people's money. Not sure their current status. Looks like J and L offers a similar product. Scott