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  1. Help! Lockheed brakes

    Hello Racc, I have been working on our Chrysler brakes perhaps I can help. Sounds like what you are experiencing is multiple problems. I have a couple of brief manuals regarding the external band brakes. Send me a PM and I will give you my email address. Perhaps I can help you sort some of it out.
  2. 1929 Chevrolet front splash apron WANTED

    The crank hole covers are being very nicely reproduced, or you could buy the extra spare I have. The spring is broke on it and the chrome button is missing. I'd like to get $40 + shipping.
  3. VIN location 1928 Model 72

    Our coupe was registered in Idaho as well with the Fedco numbers. When we transferred it to WA state the state police asked to inspect the car. Their comment was that with today's body shop talents it "would be easy to swap out that plate or the entire dash panel" They used the engine number. At that point I did not want to point out that it is very easy to swap out an engine in one of these old cars. Hard telling what the OR DMV take on that title would be. This car was originally found in Coburg OR.
  4. VIN location 1928 Model 72

    Its always interesting to see some of the running changes to these models. Our March 1928 model 72 coupe has side vents on the cowl, does not appear to be installed on your car. Is that a Hayes body or a Fisher? Ours is a Fisher bodied car. Where in OR are you?
  5. Getting back to the original post. I have looked over this speedster several times at some local events. It is very well done. I have talked to the owner and he says it will do well over 100 mph. It has early style 4 wheel hydraulic brakes I think from a Diamond T truck. It is a beast and lives up to the name Zeus.
  6. 6-17 Delux Coupe

    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.
  7. ID This Steering Wheel

    I would be interested if you would like to let it go.
  8. What is it?

    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.
  9. Parts for 1930 or 1931 Chevrolet

    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.
  10. Connecting rod dimensions

    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?
  11. Connecting rod info wanted

    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.
  12. Connecting rod info wanted

    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.
  13. 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.
  14. 31 engine

    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.
  15. 31 engine

    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"