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About rbk

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  • Birthday 10/10/1936


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    I bought 29 Studebaker dealer parts inventories over the years as a retirement project.
    I have a 105 year old, 38.000 sq.ft. building full of parts.

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  1. This was needed by an Italian member. I will contact him and see if he still needs this. Thanks Robert Kapteyn
  2. Please explain what you need. Picture of headlight? I have many headlights without ID.
  3. rbk

    Rubber coupling needs identifying

    Thanks for identifying these. I specialize in Prewar Studebaker parts and every Studebaker dealer parts inventory I bought had parts for other cars in it. I have several sets of these if someone needs them. Robert Kapteyn studebaker@mac.com
  4. rbk

    Need help identifying an antique car

    The tank on the running board is a acetylene tank for the headlights. The headlights used the gas in the tank instead of electric lights which replaced the Acetylene lights later. http://theoldmotor.com/?p=23423
  5. rbk

    Delco switch

    Looks like a 1923/24 Studebaker Light Six.
  6. It shows that the switch you had originally was also a replacement switch made by Cole Hersee.
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    I stock 1940 headlight assemblies. Robert Kapteyn studebaker@mac.com
  8. rbk

    1936 Dictator 3A Stromberg carb

    Put a good fuel filter in. Send your carburatorto Dave Thibeault. 978 897-3158. He is an expert on these. Gary Ash also knows these well.
  9. What is the casting number on the block of your old engine. I can check on some of the engines I have. Bob
  10. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-1938-Studebaker-Exterior-Door-Handle-Nice-Original-With-Escutcheon-Plate/153131892606?hash=item23a75f3f7e%3Ag%3AHNUAAOSwTi1ba06l&_ftrt=901&_fsradio=&_sop=10&_sadis=15&_stpos=60432&LH_SpecificSeller=1&_saslop=2&_fss=1&_nkw=studebaker+-folder+-brochure+-info+-shifter+-Diagram+-chips+-gas+-watches+-chip+-manual+-owners+-catalog+-owner's+-theoldcarpartsman+-johnnylawmotors+-russtygold+-gabriel+-trooskin+-watch+-flake+-IFS+-RHD+-donsoldcarstuff+-johnnylawmotors+-goodbrakes+-gambinokustoms+-socrates349+-russtygold+-_0095&_dmd=1&_sasl=donsoldcarstuff%2Ctrooskin.johnnylawmotors%2C&_from=R40&rt=nc&_ipg=200&_ftrv=1
  11. Don Did you locate the door handle? If not I will look for one. Robert Kapteyn
  12. Thank Jerry. It looks like you received a headlight switch Cole Hersey made replacement switches for the 1939/40 big cars. I believe that the original Douglas wiper switch used as original equipment looks like the one below. Can someone confirm that? Can you post a picture of the back of the wiper switch you received from Russ?
  13. Richard brought them to my warehouse and my son gave them a tour of the building. Peter found some items that he needed but it would be hard to carry these around the world. Very nice people and I look forward to work with them in the future
  14. Yes Jerry I would like to have pictures of the backs of any original Douglas switches. When I saw your initial request I dug out several bins full of switches , many are unidentified. I bought out 29 Studebaker dealer parts inventories many years ago to keep them from being scrapped. Some dealer insisted keeping the drawers where the parts labels were on and I ended up dumping everything in boxes and lost the part numbers that way. That is why it is important to post pictures. Thanks