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  1. I am overhauling a customer 27 truck engine. I dismantled my spare engine to check pistons, and when I checked the casting number on my spare head it has a shamrock shape with letters S P Co., one letter in each leaf. what is the meaning of this mark? do I have something that is Chevrolet oe high performance? hopefully I have something ultra rare I could sell for $10000 and buy this 1926 Studebaker ive been looking at! I'm joking of course, but curious as to what that sp co. marking is? thanks - terry
  2. did you see the post in commercial advertisements on this forum, its only about six or eight topics down on the page?
  3. I will for sure be putting at least half the purchase price back into the car to get it ready. I may have some extra window cranks left over from what I seen in his boxes of parts. if and when I get this car home, I will post some pics and maybe what is left over for window cranks is better than what you have.
  4. great info on these posts, I just looked at a 26 standard six yesterday that the owner advertises as a big six, only because that's what the prev owner told him. if I buy the car I looked at, I would have figured this out, but this post tipped me off beforehand, and I could set the current owner straight. btw is 5 grand reasonable for a standard six that is complete with very solid, nearly rust free panels and wood, needs paint, inside door panels are missing though, and get running/completed under hood? thanks - terry
  5. hi everyone, I'm sure this has been checked on another thread, but I couldn't find anything. I just measured and checked for a rubber lip seal to replace the felt seals and washers for the front wheel bearings on my 29 Erskine, and came up with number 17624 from cr seals, which seems to joined with skf, also part number 712260 from national seals. if this helps anybody, great, or maybe somebody tried these seals and something didn't work out? thanks to anyone who helped me out on previous questions! terry
  6. thanks for the info, Dan. I wasn't looking to substitute a different engine, just to find any repair or general information on them. what website for Erskine's were you mentioning? I tried emailing the Erskine registry, but didn't get a reply. Does anybody know If that site is still active?
  7. hi everybody, I have been searching for any websites that may have info on the continental engines in erskines, I have been searching the net for other car makes websites that use the same engine as the Erskine, but I haven't had a lot of luck. any ideas? Terry
  8. for sure don't glassbead while in the engine, I guess I meant to say to take the caps off and do the cleaning\soldering. I like making pan gaskets out of paper, not siliconing too much. I am pulling the pan on the Erskine to clean out the sludge before I crank it over too much, and will be making gaskets out of gasket paper. I don't think id trust jb weld or other epoxies for something this important and moving at the speed of the crankshaft, and this hard to get at if it breaks again!
  9. I started using silver solder rod lately to weld castings for hit miss engines, making tractor fuel lines (soldering steel brake line into brass banjo fitting ends). same idea as brazing, but way less heat, use quiet neutral flame on oxy acetylene, I doubt you will need enough heat to melt the Babbitt out, maybe put cold water wrag against babbit inside, but take caps off and both pieces have to be absolutely clean, ie. glassbead and wire wheel buffing, just like regular solder
  10. studeboy, is that an Erskine dash in your pic of the dash closeup? it looks just like the gauge frame that I have in my car, and the green looks the same as the bit of green that is splashed on the seat frame boards and fenders inside my trunk. I guess that may be a clue to the original color of the car? thanks - terry
  11. hi everybody again, I know I'm gonna be a pain in the hind end here, but I'm just wondering if someone can post a picture of their starter pedal, and maybe where it comes throught the firewall. Or a website that shows it? my car has had the switch removed from starter (I can get a new one from my tractor parts supplier) but I need to make a pedal, if I cant find one. I shoulda bought a model a, that has a parts car in everybodys barn thanks - terry
  12. ken, thanks very much for the replies, do you have a price and pictures? terry
  13. thanks for the info, Robert. yes I have been on the computer reading everything I can about the car, and I have emailed the Erskine registry with no response, (to include my car). I also did run into that s-w instruction scan a few weeks ago, but I'm gonna print out the link you gave before I forget where it is again! ken, I would be interested if you have anyof those 4 bolt units for sale, are they stewart warner as well? I will use the skinny 8 bolt tank I just bought for now until I find the correct model. and yes I'm replacing the electric somebody put in years ago. trying to go original.
  14. thanks very much, I got a s-w vacuum pump from ebay, it doesn't look as big around as yours, looks like the diameter of the top section on yours that the fittings are coming out of. the picture is great, thanks a lot, now I can see how I need to make my mounting brackets too.
  15. hi, I'm new here and just got myself an Erskine 52e. can anyone tell me which model stewart vacuum fuel tank these cars came with? the one on mine was removed long ago. thanks - terry