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  1. A friend of mine has/had a '30 6-17 Delux Coupe with the 4 speed, and the big six. He told me he thought it was the last one known of that model. Some years ago I found another 6-17 Delux Coupe on the internet but could not track down a phone number in Nebraska? for him to call. Was that just the ones in the registry or are they that rare? The predecessor of this model was listed as having a top speed of 80 mph, is that true for the 6-17 as well? We are helping his widow finish the started restoration, possibly with the thought of taking it to the Forest Grove Concours in July. I know this is a tight knit community and as this progresses there will be questions, any help will be appreciated.
  2. I would be interested if you would like to let it go.
  3. Looks really similar to the one on our 28 Chrysler model 72. If so it may have been outsourced from a Detroit manufacturer. Probably the same as a number of early fairly high end cars.
  4. If you are on this site I assume you are not going to belly button the car, and are looking to possibly get into another aspect of the old car hobby. The 31 is possibly the easiest of the early Chevs to find parts for. At this point it is getting a little more difficult but not impossible to find most if not all needed parts, however they are not cheap. There are several firms that reproduce and supply QUALITY parts including the wood structural components. Of the early Chev sedans the 31 is in my opinion the most stately. It may take a little sorting out but with some patience and perseverance you will have an automobile you could pass on to your kids. They run well, and stop well if everything is in good order. Top comfortable speed is 50 to 55 mph, and will have a final drive ratio of 4.11 to 1. The last year of the 3.82 to 1 was 29. There are no synchronizers in any gear so double clutching will be required, just like your model A.
  5. I am looking to find some replacement connecting rods for my old engine (not Ford). The originals are 2 piece connecting rods with a 1/16" spacer on each side between the cap and the rod. I am researching replacements. The original rods are 1-1/2" journal diameter X 1-7/8", wrist pin is 27/32", center to center length is 7-3/8" but could be up to 5/16" or 3/8" longer. Replaceable insert bearings might also be a plus. Can someone tell me the measurements of the model A connecting rods?
  6. I have the chev conn rods, and 3 - 28 engines. They have 2 piece rods with a 1/16" spacer on each side between the rod and the cap. That is how the late 4 cylinder rods were made. Not very conducive to getting oil up to the upper part of the connecting rod from the cast iron dipper. Racers found one piece rods that are 1/8" longer for added compression, and the added functionality of a one piece rod. And no these rods are not being remanufactured, mainly because it does not start with the letter F Oh well, thats how it goes. As people pass all that info goes away, and more and more of these things become just so much scrap metal. After all who wants that old shit. Its OLD.
  7. The pin length for the Chev conn rod is 3-5/16" and is clamped in the middle, floating on the ends. I do not have the info for the Star conn rod, but it should be similar.
  8. I am looking for the application of a connecting rod. Someone thought it was Star, of unknown year. The dimensions are 7-1/2" long, Journal 1-1/2" dia X 1-7/8" long, Pin dia 27/32" I am looking to replace my Chev 4 cyl rods with these if possible. Thanks for the help.
  9. I will look at the serial number on the inline 8 again, it was written beside the stamped serial no. with a paint pen. As for the 6 he wrote it on the top as being a Studebaker Twin Ignition Six. It is a 6 and has two spark plugs per cylinder, one on each side of the head. The distributor has twelve high energy connections. Looks like a good idea for more complete ignition. Maybe it is not a Studebaker.
  10. After seeing the blog from the fellow who is building the Indy racer it made me wonder about a 31 engine a friend has in his shop. It is a Studebaker 8 cylinder, serial number is XE with four numbers. The other Studebaker engine that looks interesting is a 35 twin ignition six. Both are fairly complete, but the carb is broke on the twin ignition six. Any info on these? There was a v-8 out of about a 62 Lark but he had a helper haul it off cause it was "too new"
  11. hwellens, I appreciate the help. The latest problem is that after getting new wood wheels made for the car it has worn all of the lining off of one band down to the rivets. I have not had the time to see if he did not get the drum within the .007" concentric tolerance. So frustrated with this thing I'm ready to accidentally stall it on the RR tracks. It was originally put together by a tractor shop. Everything I have done to it, I have tried to make right. We have a Town Sedan as a parts car.
  12. I think the Filling Station carries those. The other option is to enlarge the drawing. You know the cross shafts are 3/4" in diameter, so scale it to that size, draw it up, cut it out. The originals were metal and designed to be used extensively. Since you are just using it now and then make it out of 3/4" or 7/8" plywood or hardwood.
  13. Hello, We have a 28 model 72. It has a 1-3/8" master cylinder and 1-1/4" wheel cylinders. It is the last year Chrysler used the first generation Wagner/Lockheed brakes. That is, it is the last year of the external band type brakes. While doing research in getting my brakes working better I talked to a fellow with a couple of Jewetts. His Jewetts both have the optional hydraulic brakes. He told me that in order to get his brakes working he had to silver solder an air release where the main tube goes over the rear engine crossmember. Apparently air gets trapped there and he could not get it out while bleeding the brakes. Not sure if this is your problem but it is one place to look.
  14. Hello Mechanician, Scripps Booth is considered to be a Chevrolet forerunner, and is accepted in the VCCA. I would suggest you contact the VCCA, they have a forum devoted to the V-8 models. I do not know if it is the same v-8 used in the 1917 to 1919 Chevrolet H models, but it could be. There is a member in our region who is working on restoring a H4, the engine is done and is quite impressive.
  15. Are 30 olds the same?