Tom Devoe

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  1. All, I was wondering what the extra hole is for in an AC air filter that I was planning on using. The hole is smaller than the carburetor neck, on the opposite side of the can, and must of had something attached to it or the filter would draw in dirty air. Not sure what it came off originally, but I was told a Chevrolet. Any guesses? Also - I have this mystery bracket under the hood of my car. Not sure what it did, but looks like it may have held an oiler. Can anyone confirm this? If so, I'll need to find an oiler that fits and put it back to work!
  2. Studebaker Identification

    Hey RP - I just compared your under dash shot to my coupe, and I found them to be identical. Same shape, same stiffening ribs, same steering column / dash brace, same corner cowl piece. Not sure if any of the Other models shared the same firewall, so may not be an identifier. That steering brace is certainly obscure though.
  3. Studebaker Identification

    Hey RP - Love the roadster! I own a model 54 coupe, but I'm definitely not an authority on them, I'm learning as I go. I'd say the front grill, headlights and bumper are model 54. I'll attach a pic of a car on you tube, which looks just like yours. I know there was running changes made to them over the course of the build in 31. I'm thinking earlier cars got the oval headlights and single bumper. In a couple of the photos, your car does look like its stretched a bit, and it's missing a body line below the door, so may be from a different car. Or maybe the body was stretched to put it on another, more modern chassis? When you got the car, it was already a hot rod, right? When they were building the car in the sixties, it was already 30+ years old, so anything could have happened to it. It could have been rusty below the doors, so they just smoothed it over. What ever it is, it's really nice! I'll be following this thread to see what other people say. If you want me to check my car for any identifying marks that are on your car, I'd be glad to look!
  4. King Seeley fuel gauge

    Fluid arrived today, thanks Curti! No smell!
  5. King Seeley fuel gauge

    Thanks All. Curti - I will take you up on that. PM-ing you.
  6. King Seeley fuel gauge

    Thanks for weighing in here! I'll give it some time and see if the smell fades a bit.
  7. Running Board repair

    This is my 31
  8. King Seeley fuel gauge

    Thanks Dave! I'll try calling Bob's. The link you provided is where I got the liquid. Hopefully others will weigh in here.
  9. King Seeley fuel gauge

    I am on the last bit of the fuel system repair on a 31 Studebaker. I have successfully fixed the fuel gauge, and filled it last night. I bought the fluid from a Packard vendor on line. It seems to work well with light pressure from a syringe. I've read that the liquid is caustic to zinc and steel, which is what the gauge is made of. The faceplate was rusty at the top, but fixable. I'm now concerned with the gauge rusting again, and also the smell. I haven't returned the gauge to the dash yet, it's hanging in the basement workshop. The smell has permeated the shop. It's all I smell when I'm in there. My wife is even complaining about the chemical smell in the kitchen. I'll move the gauge to the garage today, but my question is: will the smell fade? I'm doubting that it will. How do you live with the smell in the car? If your car is in a sealed, heated garage, does the smell take over? I'm now reconsidering using this gauge, and trying to find an electric alternative.
  10. I am on the last bit of the fuel system on the 31. I have successfully repaired the fuel gauge, and filled it last night. I bought the fluid from a Packard vendor on line. It seems to work well with light pressure from a syringe. I've read that the liquid is caustic to zinc and steel, which is what the gauge is made of. The faceplate was rusty at the top, but fixable. I'm now concerned with the gauge rusting again, and also the smell. I haven't returned the gauge to the dash yet, it's hanging in the basement workshop. The smell has permeated the shop. It's all I smell when I'm in there. My wife is even complaining about the chemical smell in the kitchen. I'll move the gauge to the garage today, but my question is: will the smell fade? I'm doubting that it will. How do you live with the smell in the car? If your car is in a sealed, heated garage, does the smell take over? I'm now reconsidering using this gauge, and trying to find an electric alternative.
  11. Rebuilding a Stromberg UR-2

    Thank you M29! A picture is worth a thousand words, eh? My set up is very similar, but my spring isn't as big, and I don't have the rear mount for it. I will fab something up and post how it works.
  12. Rebuilding a Stromberg UR-2

    Thank you M29C3284! Any way you could post a picture of the accelerator linkage on the Rockne? It might be quite different from mine, and maybe I can adjust/alter mine to act the same.
  13. Head Gasket for 31 Six

    37S2de - good to know, thank you! I've placed an order with Olsons, they seemed very knowledgable when I spoke to them!
  14. Rebuilding a Stromberg UR-2

    Got the carbs finished up today. Instead of buying the Caswell black oxide kit, I made my own juice. I followed directions I saw on You Tube, and I think they turned out well. It was easy, but time consuming. I'll be using the carb on the right, as I've put the throttle pivot arm on the same side as the original U-2. Question for those using a UR-2. I've noticed that the accelerator pump cam that pushes the pivot arm down allows the carb to lock in the full throttle position. I guess a strong return spring on the actuating rod will not allow this to happen, but it seems like a dangerous design. Did you alter the design or are you using it as is?
  15. Head Gasket for 31 Six

    Starlight coupe - I just joined, but haven't received my first magazine yet. Looking forward to it!