Stude Light

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About Stude Light

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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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    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.
  2. 1922 Special Six Photos

    He did. Send me an
  3. Old Champion spark plug application

    Cross section of vintage Champion plugs shows difference in the "racing plug" design.
  4. 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.
  5. This site has some info:
  6. 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
  7. Convertible Top Rails - from what car?

    I think Gunsmoke has it right....says "(UNKNOWN CAR)"
  8. Novice winching car with no front spindles

    "Hold my beer and watch this" are the words that come to mind. Being a helicopter pilot, I would suggest..... Better yet, I like the plywood idea.
  9. 1925 Special Six Transmission

    Faxon does a nice job on the repros. I have their service manual for the 1920-24 Light Six. I know they don't have any of the manuals shown above reproduced and I offered them mine but never got a reply. I had assumed that since they don't have book 4 then they didn't have 1925 but I see they have 1925 and up in a different format. If you buy that I would be interested to know how detailed it is. You'll be happy with their quality.

    Pretty scary looking
  11. Generator 917

    Very nice. I was able to purchase some sand cast aluminum rear housing a few years back from someone that made a mold then machined them up. A lot less chips than machining up a billet! I know how much work goes into one of these and feel your price is more than fair. Studebaker, Stutz and a number of others had the 917. Scott
  12. I really enjoy old iron and only live a few miles from one of the larger old engine/tractor shows in the mid-west. There are several building with engines, a saw mill, hundreds of tractors, tractor harvesting demos, tractor pulls.....steam, gas, diesel.....just a bit of everything. The video below just walks you through two of the buildings - love it when the ground shakes from the energy of these machines. This is one of the reasons I really like the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI in September. You get to see and hear all the vintage cars and trucks do what they were designed for as they drive around. Plus there are some really cool buildings with working equipment (engines, line shaft, machines), a steam train and lots of other vintage stuff as part of the village. The only problem is it's winter here now - cold and snowy, so most everything is put away. But I am looking forward to the Gilmore Car Museum pre-war tour in May. If you're interested, check out their website.
  13. Very cool. It's not a tractor, nor a car but needs a I'm good with adopting a steam roller. This is what it looks like in action. Kind of reminds me of the Wonka Mobile.
  14. 1925 Special Six Transmission

    Sorry, the Standard Six (ER) does not share the same design as the Big Six and Special Six, for the clutch nor for transmission. Studeboy is referencing the Series 23-24-25 Illustrated Parts Manual (Book #4) (lower right book). They contain a listing of all the parts and illustrate some of the parts. Unfortunately, they are not available and a bit rare so they don't come up on eBay like the Owners Manuals do. There are a few three ring bound photocopies floating around. I'm not sure if anyone has a photocopied version for sale. I haven't seen any website listing for such...usually just word of mouth. If you have specifics usually one of us folks with a book don't mind looking them up and replying. Scott
  15. Trailer Tires

    VL, You'll need to pull it way forward to get the hitch load needed. Another suggestion...I live out in the sticks in farm country. My local elevator is really nice about letting me use their scales for 15 or 20 minutes occasionally. In the past I have used them to verify trailer loading by putting the entire rig (truck and trailer) on the scales, then just the trailer (unhooked), then just the trailer axles and then only the trailer rear axle. From that you can verify tongue load and front vs rear axle balance. Usually only takes two tries to get it dialed in really close. I've done this for a car I haul often, then just marked the correct location for future hauls.