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  1. Thanks, I'll try that. Rex I do not have the originals to measure.
  2. I would like to find out the correct size shock absorber for the 37 Presidents. I replaced them when building the car but don't believe they are doing the job as they may be the wrong working length. I would appreciate some suggestion as to what others have used or how to determine the correct size.
  3. IIRC 40 ford convertible arms and blades will work. I think I got them from Bob Drake but not sure of that.
  4. get on the Studebaker Drivers Club Forum where the focus is post war cars and you will get the information you need. You will be able to get about anything to rebuild the car as there are quite a few vendors. Just time and money needed. https://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/forum
  5. Take the old hoses to an auto parts store try to match them up. Isn't the top one just a straight hose which would be easy to find?
  6. I did that to get where I am at now. It does not state which box each has and the cam lever has a different number which may make a difference.
  7. I checked the TightSteer website and am interested in the product for my 37 President. They do not know if it will work on it. They said that if it has the same Ross box as the 39 and 40 Presidents it would work. Anyone here know if they used the same Ross steering box? Their website chart shows that it will work on 37 Dictator 5A which has the same size adjusting pin as the President. Are the President and Dictator boxes the same?
  8. I thought I better post this here from the Technical section of this forum. The 1937 Service Manual has an incorrect alignment setting for 6A and 3C models. Those with the Planar suspension. Apparently, the manual was printed prior to the change in the front end specs. The following is the correct settings for C3 after serial number 7111836 and 6A after 528246 and California 5803288. This change applied to later years also. The following is from the discussion which can be found in the Technical section 3-13-2021 . Your information includes specifications which are different from those in the service manual. I see a foot note that tells me that cars with my car's serial number have a different specification for camber and king pin inclination in line with later models of Presidents. That is not in the service manual. That would change the service manuals camber numbers from 1 to 1.5 degrees to 1/4 to 3/4 degrees and the king pin inclination from 9.5 to 5.5.
  9. I haven't read the 200+ posts here but I have a friend who did trouble shooting for John Deere and he said 90% of electical problems are from grounding failure.
  10. I sold infrequently on Ebay and had a couple items on when they began this latest scheme. I declined and they then stopped my ability to modify anything on the one item left. I have noticed that the number of items I usually scan daily has dropped considerably from 6-7 pages of items to about 2. UPDATE: I just went to Ebay to cancel the one listing I have and found that I was now able to modify the listing. I believe that Ebay is reacting to a huge loss in customers due to their new policy. The Studebaker area I mentioned above had only 1.5 pages of new items.
  11. Well, thanks to you, I think I am now at the point where I am comfortable taking the car in to be aligned and being able to ask the right questions and having the toe out at turns checked. Now we just need some cooperative weather. I will follow up with what I find out when I am able to get the work done. Again, I appreciate you sharing your expertise. Thanks
  12. When I rebuilt this car ( about 10,000 miles ago)I replaced everything in the front end that I could, king pins and all tie rod ends, etc. The spring loaded one was NOS from Studebaker International. Your information includes specifications which are different from those in the service manual. I see a foot note that tells me that cars with my car's serial number have a different specification for camber and king pin inclination in line with later models of Presidents. That is not in the service manual. That would change the service manuals camber numbers from 1 to 1.5 degrees to 1/4 to 3/4 degrees and the king pin inclination from 9.5 to 5.5. What effect will that correction have? Again, I appreciate your help understanding this a little better. I will certainly be inspecting for additional problems. Thank you, Steve Brown
  13. Thanks for the reply and information. I will be taking it with me when having the alignment done. The disc brakes are ones I made which use the original hubs and spindles so they shouldn't affect the alignment. Or am I wrong here? The car has 15" radial tires while the originals were 16". I am including a new picture of the tie rod end. It is spring loaded and was used on 37 Studebaker models with the planar suspension. Is there any special technique needed to keep the compression or extension of the spring loaded tie rod end neutral when aligning or is it just ignored? Thanks again.
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