Stude Light

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About Stude Light

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  • Birthday September 26

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    Oakley, Michigan
  • Interests:
    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. Look like about 1918 ads. Model EG on the Big Six and EH on the Light Six (which was a very different car than the 1920-24 EJ and EM Light Six).
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    The decline of Sears

    I think this is the key along with a few other comments around not keeping up with the changes in how customers shop. Sears was THE mail order company of the day. That is what made them highly successful from the late 1800s into the 20th Century. Eventually they moved from mail order to mostly department store sales. As the buying public started to move back to "mail order", now called online, no one at the company had the foresight (or hindsight) to go back to their roots. They stayed with their department store sales model and you see the results. Scott
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    Rusty Gas Tank

    Gas Tank RENU did my tank also. Very impressed with the results. $325 for me.
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    Which year ?

    There are two styles for that for the 1920-1921 Light Six cars and the 1922-1924 Light Six cars. I'm not sure of what modifications occurred to the part as it was carried into later models (Standard Six, Dictators). You know it is rare to find a decent one as the water pump typically welds itself to the housing and parts break during removal for restoration. I broke mine at that flange but was able to repair it and build the housing up a bit on the side opposite the water pump. That aluminum will weld but is quite porous and dirty. Also, plan on a slow heat and cool down to avoid cracking. I think I have the earlier design but it won't accept the oil fill/distributor support from the later design. Scott
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    Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Tour and Car Show

    Hi Gary, I think you'll have a great time. I did during the last two years, although last year it started raining about halfway through the 92 mile tour but most everyone continued on and enjoyed regardless. The sun came out on Saturday morning for the show. When I restored my car I thought " It didn't originally come with a windshield wiper so why put one on? I'll never drive it around in the rain". Ha.
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    Auburn meet

    My wife and I had a great time. Besides the show and seeing a lot of beautiful cars, I enjoyed watching the bidding at the auction and the band was really good (plus those really cheap drinks that night). I agree with Steve on that great BBQ too - that was some fine eating. Thanks to all who spent so much time planning and putting it on. Scott
  7. May 18th is the Tour and 19th is the Car Show. Tour departs from the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum and has been a great course the last two years including some very interesting stops. Great Time!
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    24" Disc Wheel

    I'm still looking for a taker for this. It's solid and straight with just surface rust and includes the locking ring. And a real bargain at $40 plus shipping.
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    A pumpkin is shaped similar to a differential carrier housing and an average one is about the same size. That is where the name comes from. With the "banjo" style axle (another fine slang term - axle housing looks like a banjo when the cover and carrier housing are removed) a lower retaining bolt can be removed to drain the axle assembly.
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    1922 Special Six Photos

    He did. Send me an
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    Old Champion spark plug application

    Cross section of vintage Champion plugs shows difference in the "racing plug" design.
  12. Early Model Ts could be ordered in several different colors and Midnight Blue was one of them. It wasn't until 1914 that they went to all black. And that was to keep the costs down as black was the cheapest, durable and fastest drying paint. In 1913 a T cost about $525 and by implementing efficiency in the design, parts and assembly operation, this was driven down to $260 by 1925. Every little bit helped and the decision to keep only one color was part of that. In its last two years of production (1926/27) colors came back. Now that you have a hood, you need to start building a car around it.
  13. This site has some info:
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    24" Disc Wheel

    Is anyone looking for one of these? I was saving it as a spare for my Light Six the past seven years and got around to measuring it today. Turns out it's for a 24" diameter tire and 6 lug design and includes the locking ring. Mine are 23" rims. Probably for an early 20s Big or Special Six. I only have the one. Scott
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    Convertible Top Rails - from what car?

    I think Gunsmoke has it right....says "(UNKNOWN CAR)"