hadhec

1928 dictator engine and other help

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I am after an engine to suit a 1928 dictator. It has the 6 cylinder GE. The car is restored but the engine I have is beyond repair. I did buy a 1930 dictator engine from this sight a couple of years ago but it doesn't fit. I would also like some information on how the Shock absorbers are mounted on the rear and what do people use as the strap between the shock and the axle. I am also after small interior stuff like curtain mounts, interior light  switch, cigar lighter. Any help would be appreciated

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It has ben many years since I replaced the shock strap on my 1928 dictator but I believe I used snubber strapping from one of the major antique suppliers like Restoration Specialties.

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Thanks studeboy. I also need info, direction about the type of windscreen wiper used and where I might find one.

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When I look at mine, I would think that heavy strap used on a quality ratchet strap would work. this one is 13" long x 1 1/4" wide x 3/16" thick. You could double the strap until you find the correct material.

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Sorry it took me so long. I wanted to clean this up a bit so I could take pictures. It doubles back at the spring shackle end and there is some sort of wedge that secures it. It is a very heavy woven strap of what I believe is cotton. 

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hadhec,  If you have not found the Shock Strapping you need I have the strapping in 1 1/2 and 1 1/4 Andy's Garage 302-245-7276

 

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I found these pictures of a 28 Dictator GE engine at Volocars.com and added ones from mine. The appears nearly identical to my 29/30 Dictator GL. the water pump, distributor, generator and drive to them are the same. The spark plug wire routing is different as is the carburator mounting. This one appears angled and mine the air horn points straight back. When I look at the specs, though they are rated at nearly identical horsepower, the 28 says it used a 242ci displacement while the GL shows only 221ci. This is accounted for by a 3/8" shorter stoke in the GL. Unless the transmission mounts differently I would imagine this might open up more possible engines you could use. 

 

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The major difference I see is the steering box being further back on the GL cf. the GE. making more room for the carb and possibly an aftermarket air cleaner.

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The engine number I have is GE 11172. I have noticed the front  engine mounts are different between the 2 engines. I do have an engine from what I was told was a 1930 dictator with engine number s13775. It has quite a few similarities but definitely wont fit in my car. 

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There were ongoing changes with these. We had four engines of a similar era - all GEs - but when my son had them apart he found many internal differences. They should all have a casting date on the blocks. Somewhere along the way there was a change to the drive line spline size. When he changed the gearbox he also had to change the driveshaft.

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On 8/24/2017 at 8:55 AM, rbk said:

What is the casting number of the engine block you have?

I have several engine blocks , All different block casting numbers.

 

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2 hours ago, rbk said:

I have several engine blocks , All different block casting numbers.

 

mine is ge11172. Would you have a GE?

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On 9/4/2017 at 8:21 AM, rbk said:

I will look.

Please have patience

Robert Kapteyn

Is the last engine in your post #12 the engine you want to replace?

right above the distributor is the casting number on the block.

It appears to start wth 167???.

Can you confirm?

The GE engines in 1928 were the first ones of the Light six / Standard six /Dictator engines to use a mechanical fuel pump.

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What I am looking for is your casting number from your block.

Not the engine number but the number cast on the block behind the distributor.

Robert Kapteyn

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Damien:

You say that the 1930 engine with serial number S13775 doesn't fit your car.  But, what is it about that engine that causes the problem?  Does the transmission not fit the bell housing?  Are the motor mounts in the wrong place?  This should be a problem that can be solved easier than shipping another engine to Australia.

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Hi

 

I see you are in Australia,

 

 There should be plenty of engines available in Australia. Are you in the Pre-War Studebaker Register.

 

You can advertise for parts in there news letter in Rotating Spokes.

 

Contact the editor Dave Pink; davepink53@yahoo.com>

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