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  1. Looking at this pic of Kclark's picture of his 1928 Dictator Six, it looks like it came with 6.50-19 tires. My 29-30 GL Dictator had this size for the spare.
  2. Old Car Factories

    I know of two that are still standing in Indianapolis, The Stutz factory which is now a business center. Also one building of the Duesenberg Motors Company that now houses IndyGo's bus garage.
  3. Rebuilding a Stromberg UR-2

    Only a guess but since they are just an accelerator pump I doubt it will matter which you use because they only shoot in gas when you press the throttle quickly.
  4. Were there not also solid steel wheels? I am not sure if they mounted the same as the wood using rims or not. Also has anyone ever heard of one of these wood wheels failing while driving. I have worried a bit of what would happen if one my nearly 90 year old wood spokes failed at say 35 or 40 mph. I am glad I put seat belts in the car as I suppose it would be a hell of a crash.
  5. 40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

    I turned in about 5 of them. So far I have received 2. I also found out that you cannot drop off the old return at a FedEx location, you have to call and have them picked up.
  6. Early 1920s Studebaker ?

    As for improving conditions in Indiana here are a couple of picture of a 12 year old me after the blizzard of 1978. I don't remember any winter worse than this one. I was pleased because we missed nearly a month of school since Indiana was not prepared to deal with this kind of weather. For weather like you speak of one would have to get pretty far south though the temps warm quite quickly as you go. We traveled to the Bahamas last January, were it is nearly always summer and nearly froze but that is how the cookie crumbles.
  7. stromberg ux for my 28 dictator

    I reused what was there, someone had put a modern spark plug wire on #6 and I have not gotten around to ordering any more of the straight down ends.
  8. Early 1920s Studebaker ?

    It's winter here in Indiana but we have been enjoying an unusually warm spell. It looks like that will come to an end next week as old man winter blows in. I am glad I have a heated garage. In the land of the Hoosiers we will see often see swings like this, sometimes within one day. It leaves me torn on global warming, it has actually been improving the climate in Indiana.
  9. stromberg ux for my 28 dictator

    This is the color I used, it is called Army Green. It has held up well under heat and of course some oil and antifreeze. It also has the advantage of being under $4 a can
  10. Early 1920s Studebaker ?

    Oldcar, I listen to books while working on other things. I just don't have the time read them anymore. I searched for Wodehouse on Librivox and found many. If you are not familiar with Librivox, they use human readers to create audiobooks from books that are now in the public domain. I have listened to many and right now I have most recently completed Oliver Twist and am now on to Bleak House. I intend to listen to A Christmas Carol around Christmas. I love Sinclair Lewis because his works often include something about early autos, especially, Free Air and Main Street. It is a great way to be able to listen to great works while completing other work. https://librivox.org/author/420?primary_key=420&search_category=author&search_page=1&search_form=get_results
  11. stromberg ux for my 28 dictator

    My GL uses the UX2, the main body can be bought for about $700, the whole carb for $2250. As for the engine I have seen a post that showed what paint is correct. I used Rustoleum Army Green, I am not planning on showing the car so it is close enough for me. http://www.vintageandclassicreproductions.com/marmon.htm
  12. Multiple Batteries

    One thing that I did was replace all of my bulbs except the headlights with LED. Even the 3 dash, 1 tail and brake all use some current. It really reduced the load on the generator. I also put LED bulbs in the parking lamps, these would be quite bright enough for a parade I would think and draw nearly nothing. I have left mine the bright white for now but I do have a spray coating I can apply that will give them a more amber appearance like an incandescent if I decide to.
  13. I have seen this car sitting on a trailer in Anderson, IN for a long time now. I finally stopped and checked it out. I have no idea what it is. The motor, transmission and driveshaft are not in it. It looks like someone has done some custom work. Kind of a neat car. I thought I had taken a picture of the front end but when I checked my phone I had taken a picture of my finger. I am assuming $1,200 does not include the trailer.
  14. Fuel gauge

    There was no calibrating wire in mine. It would have been quite useful.
  15. buying a stude

    As far as I know we don't have DMV inspectors here in Hoosier country. We have a form the police fill out to verify the numbers on the car match the title, city police if you live in town, sheriff's dept. if you live in the country. On these old vehicles that are so unlikely to have been stolen they don't seem to care that much. You may have to get a lawyer and sue for a quiet title. When the court awards you ownership I assume the DMV will be forced to assign you numbers you can title with. You have your bill of sale and Indiana title, I can't imagine why a lawyer can't get this done pretty cheap.