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  1. That car is a beauty. I would think that as you have the measurements for the size of the speaker what you need to know is the correct electrical specifications. I think that you could search to find someone who restores radios. RadioRoy on the Studebaker Drivers Club Forum is someone you could start with. Here is a link where he responded - you can send him a personal message.
  2. I have always loved the 1936 Dictator Art Deco Gauges so when I found a set on Ebay I snapped them up. Now, that I am for a time not able to do strenuous Studebaker work I was able to make a display for the shop. I added a couple Golden Hawk touches and some pictures of me and my 36 Coupe. It was a 36 Dictator 4A that was owned by a mechanic and it was mechanically in great condition. I bought it in 1965 when I was flush with cash working road construction for $2.00 an hour and could afford the $60 price. And just so you know I am an astute investor I sold it to the Pioneer Museum in Murdo, SD , where it still resides, for a whopping $180 two years later.
  3. Here is a picture of it installed. A drawing can be found at the bottom left on page 129 of the 1936-1946 Body Parts Catalog
  4. A friend from Australia need a trunk latch mechanism part 262591 and also the strike plate. If you have one or have a suggestion on where to get it please let me know. He found one - Stephen Allens has it. Could use the strike plate if anyone has it. But they can easily be made. Thanks everyone.
  5. Explaining exactly what the symptoms of the timing problem are would be helpful.
  6. Why not call the DMV and ask?
  7. the number located on the top front area of the Stromberg WW carbs (6-xxx) is needed to identify the application for those.
  8. Here is the link. I chose this one because you change the orientation of the arm. Seem like a nice unit.
  9. I have the answer. I have a NOS 1938-9 president- coupe express gas gauge. I bought a 0-90 ohm sending unit on ebay for 19.00 and just bench tested it. Perfect. A full sweep of the dial.
  10. It did work but not with full sweep. It also read backwards as I changed to 12V and change polarity. I have just installed a Fuel Link SN34 and calibrated it but I am not sure that is correct until I add fuel and see which way the gauge moves. Others I have seen indicate the ohm range is approximately 0-100.
  11. What is the ohm range for the gauge and sending units for 37 cars?
  12. I received a call Monday from a gentleman who wished to see my 37 President Coupe. I'm sure some of you have also had a similar call and others will soon. It was Peter Gillespie and he and his friend Greg stopped by and looked over my cars. They and five others are doing a World Tour on motorcycles. Amazing, and I'm a bit jealous. You can view their blog at Peter is a Studebaker collector with 30 prewar cars and has driven a Studebaker in the Peking to Paris race. Great guys - wish they could have stayed longer.
  13. Post this on the Studebaker Drivers Club forum where they deal with post war cars. This site covers pre-war cars mainly.
  14. Here you go! This looks very nice.
  15. A build sheet can be purchased from the Studebaker National Museum which will provide all the specifics for the car. I'm surprised that the previous owner did not get one as they are only about $40.
  16. My 5 year old grandson Bergen and I getting ready for the Pierre Street Masters Dam Run cruise in my 1937 Studebaker President Coupe. He is in charge of the horn. We are from South Dakota and you have permission to use the photo.
  17. This is of Jerry Kurtz's Dictator window
  18. Forrester's Chrome is located at 3990 Bankhead Highway, Douglasville, GA 30134.. This location is in Douglas County and the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Area. Is there a key contact at Forrester's Chrome? Jerry Forrester is the Owner at Forrester's Chrome. You can contact Jerry at (770) 949-8942. He did a super job on my valve covers.
  19. I need a NOS or good used torque converter for a 1957 Golden Hawk. The part number is 1547075 (original) or 1549039 (replacement). These were found on 1957 Golden Hawks and all 57 Packards as well as 1958 Golden Hawks, Presidents,Commanders (V8 cars) and all 1958 Packards. As my 1955-58 Chassis Parts book does not specify the Silver Hawk in the Model Identification section I am unsure if they used the same part. I assume any 1958 V8 car would have same torque converter. Anyone know for sure?
  20. I would guess you could have the owner send more pictures. Personally, I think the price is not bad if the car is complete as stated in the ad. I paid more than that for my 37 which I believe was in poorer shape and would do it again. The before picture is deceiving. I had to drive to Carson City Nevada to get it. That 39 would be a show stopper restored or as restomod.
  21. Very rare I would think.
  22. It may have something to do with the suspension as the Model 3A has a solid axle while the 4A has the planar suspension. I assume the 5A also has the solid axle. You did not mention which model you have. Jerry Kurtz may be able to help you.
  23. I'm guessing but I believe most cars of that vintage were 0 - 30 ohms.