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About Spinneyhill

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    1930 Dodge Brothers 8
    1939 Studebaker Coupe Express

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  1. Spinneyhill

    What Engine Oil do you Recommend !

    Rather than 20W-40, go to a 5W-40. There will be far less wear on startup because thinner oil moves more easily that thick oil, so you will have earlier full lubrication with 5W than 20W. Of course, your car is years ahead of zinc in oil for flat tappets. However, you can seek the maximum benefit available using a diesel oil of API rating CI-4 (or CJ-4). Please read Richard Widman's paper at http://www.widman.biz/Corvair/English/Links/Oil.html. You will learn a lot about viscosity and zinc.
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    What is this part called? From a '47 Pontiac Torpedo

    Here is Metro's version. They call it windlace. https://www.metrommp.com/index.cfm?f=type_detail&ModelNumber=LP%2057%2DB&Type=Windlace
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    What Engine Oil do you Recommend !

    What is the history of the car? Has it been used much or sat for years? Has the engine done a lot or a few miles since rebuild? The usual advice is to remove the sump and clean it out. It may be full of sludge and dirt. If it hasn't run in a long while, the engine could be dirty inside due to the lower quality oil way back when. Use a multi-grade with the lowest first number (before the W) in the viscosity you choose, For example, 5W-40. The 5 indicates the oil behaviour when cold and indicates it will be able to be pumped and splashed around like an oil in the SAE 5 band. This allows for oiling quickly after cold start so reducing wear. The second number is the SAE viscosity band when it is hot. Personally I would use a 5W-30 if the engine is low miles or a 5W-40 if higher in miles. Is there a recommendation for oil in the handbook? There are approximate correlations for oil descriptions and SAE grade, which were first published about 1924.
  4. Spinneyhill

    Ford Cunningham Limousine 1935

    Price depends on condition. Show us some pictures or tell us more. Does the motor turn over?
  5. Spinneyhill

    Exhaust smoke and oil consumption

    Arrr. Yes, that is enough! So since you bought it, the consumption has not decreased? Have a look at @hchris's suggestion to check for blow-by. If there is blow-by with that much oil consumption, you should see a bit of smoke and under the car would be a mess behind the bottom of the breather tube.
  6. Spinneyhill

    help diagnosing a '29 std powertrain problem

    1929 Std Six = series 116? Chiltons show that drive axle used in 6 models, 5 of them Buick. The 116 plus 1928 series 115; 1930 Series 40; 1931 8-60; 1932 32-60; 1929-30 Viking V-29, V30.
  7. Spinneyhill

    Exhaust smoke and oil consumption

    You will order rings after taking off the head and measuring the bore. Give it a bit longer. Go for a couple of 100 mile drives, with lots of hills along the way.
  8. Spinneyhill

    Need help on id

    What is the case number? The photo is not good enough to be sure. It looks like T85E-1? If so, that is not in The Hollander 1952. T85 was used mid-late '30s. Here is an article on the T85 in the '50s and '60s. https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hmn/2006/12/Warner-T-85-T-89-Three-Speed-Transmissions/1382444.html
  9. Spinneyhill

    1936 Dodge Tie Rod

    DUFOR say that one would fit 1931-33 8-50, 8-60, 32-60, 33-66, a TE9 in their numbering. Also fits 1928-30 Std 6, 115, 116, Series 40; 8 cylinder 1935-37 Chryslers (exc. C8); Fargo trucks 1929-30 K1, Freighter, 1ton; 1927-32 Reo; 1928 Reo trucks. TE9 is a female 7/8x18, 0.747-0.630 bolt taper over 15/16" with 9/16-18 ball bolt.
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    The rusty tacks will have degraded the wood around them and rust will have expanded into the wood (a.k.a. "nail sickness"). If you can grab and rotate them ±180o before pulling, they should come out easily. You might find a pair of round nose pliers with cross hatch pattern on the jaws good for this. My round nose pliers are the result of breaking a pair of pointy nose pliers.
  11. Spinneyhill

    ID center/grille guard

    Um, hu noze. How about a photo?
  12. Spinneyhill

    Pontiac rear fender ID

    LoL! when I first looked at this I wondered how the military would use an accessory anchor fixed to a car!
  13. Spinneyhill

    1936 Dodge Tie Rod

    For the OP's question on the LC, this is what the Automotive Publishing co said in 1942:
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    1936 Dodge Tie Rod

    This one is from 1942 Interchangeability handbook by.
  15. Spinneyhill

    1936 Dodge Tie Rod

    I have a 1933 Motor Specialties Replacement Parts Reference Book. There are no tie rod ends after 1930-31. What is interesting is the changeover from tie rod bolts and bushings to what they call Eccentric type and Ball type. With the eccentric, they give the "sockets" and the "inter-rods" numbers, which I think are in the series Bud gave above - probably the same manufacturer. Bud gave the 1930--31 Reo; this one gives for models 20, 25, Flying Cloud 1930-31, the socket is ES 1 and the inter-rod is ET13. I wonder if the inter-rod is the tie rod? For interest, these ES 1 ends were also used on Reo Flying cloud 1927-28 and master 6 in 1929 with inter-rod ET 3; the same config. was used on the F-G series 1.5, 2, 3 ton trucks 1928. The ES 1 ends were also on FC, FD, FA, FB, FD trucks. DUFOR don't go back this far.