Dennis Charest

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  1. Oil Pressure 1936 Studebaker 3A Coupe

    Thanks Ken. I have tried the 6 volt and yes it didn't bring up the pressure. I didn't know if the starter could take 12 volt. I changed my 9N Ford tractor to 12 volt and kept the same starter. I will give that a try, but only for short periods. I thought about using 12 volt. Thanks, Dennis
  2. Before I start my 36 3A coupe for the first time how can I get the oil pressure to come up. Too cold and icy to pull it and I want to get it started. Any info will be helpful. Thanks, Dennis
  3. reach rod end for 36 Dictator Coupe

    I have a 3A with a straight axle. I am unsure what you mean by tie rod set up. Have the rod with tie rod ends, which I have replaced.
  4. Hello Everyone, I have been looking for a reach rod end for my 36 Dictator Coupe, part #188061 for 2 years. Mine is the one with the spring on it and the other one I purchased with the same part number is the other one in the picture. Can someone help me with any information. The last thing that I want to do is start cutting on the original one to make the other one work. Thanks, Dennis
  5. 1936 Dictator Coupe 3A Thermostat needed

    Thanks everyone. I have it in and moving on. Now I working on getting a seal for the transmission tail shaft. I want to have the drive line in before I start the 36, so the clutch assembly doesn't move. Dennis
  6. 1936 Dictator Coupe 3A Thermostat needed

    Thanks everyone. Today I ordered one from 'Restoration Supply Company'. It is a 160* and it goes in the upper radiator hose. I don't know how to attach the picture that I took of my book. But it shows it in the hose held in place with a hose clamp. As soon as I learn how to get picture from my phone to the computer I will post a picture of my restoration of the 36 Dictator Coupe. I can't wait to drive it as I never have. Again thanks, Dennis
  7. 1936 Dictator Coupe 3A Thermostat needed

    Thanks Dave. I called Advance yesterday and they did know, but it was a younger man. Did the one that you got open at the correct temp? My book says that the 36 should open at 148-153*. I am looking on line for one. The 36 has a 2" upper hose. Thanks, Dennis
  8. I am looking for a thermostat/ 187682 for my 1936 Dictator. I know that it goes into the radiator hose between the radiator and the water outlet. Does anyone know where I can find one or how I can adapt another stat in its place? I would appreciate any and all help. Dennis
  9. 36 Dictator Coupe 3A distributor

    Thank you for your help!! I really appreciate. Will try it this weekend. Dennis
  10. I have been searching for the correct removal of the distributor, but haven't found it. Can someone please tell me how to remove it correctly,so that when I put it back in, it is in the correct position? I want to clean/check the vacuum advance and see if the bushings on the shaft are in need of replacement and paint it. Also the vacuum line is broken, copper I think. Need a new line and a way to flare the end. Thanks, Dennis
  11. 1936 Dictator Coupe 3A exhaust manifold

    Thank you Gentlemen, I appreciate your help!! Dennis
  12. I am in the process of restoring my 36 Coupe. I had the exhaust manifold media blasted and want to know what to put on it. When I purchased the car it looked like it had a silver type of paint on it. Can someone please give me a few ideas as to what I should put on it. Thanks, Dennis
  13. 1936 Dictator Coupe 3A tail light base

    Thanks for everyone's help. Today I took it to Noland's Cylinder head service in KCMO and the welder on the staff fixed it by using pot metal rods. The owner said that he, the welder is the best in town. Can fix cast metal or anything. I believe him as he fixed it and now all that I have to do is smooth it out before I take it to the body shop. I originally went there to get a broken pressure plate bolt out and the welder got it out by welding onto it and backing it out. Just an FYI. Thanks again, Dennis
  14. The tail light base for my 36 Dictator Coupe is cracked. I need to get it repaired before I can have it painted. I do not know what kind of metal that it is made out of. Can someone please tell me if you know and how it can be repaired. The last thing that I want to do it ruin it by trying to repair it incorrectly. Thanks for any and all help. Dennis
  15. 35 Dictator wheel and hub cap

    36 looks different, thanks