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  1. I have a 1929 studebaker president model fe with dual ignition. polarity is positive terminal to ground chassis. Wire from ignition switch to driver side coil is attached to the negative post due to positive to ground system. Jumper wire from driver side coil to passenger side coil is attached to the negative post. (power into coils) Turn over engine with ignition on and only high tension spark is on the passenger side coil. Took simple test light to make sure that there is a flow of electricity to negative coil posts. Positive side of each coil goes to the distributor. Positive side for one coil will have power once points are open. Distributor cam closes point and opens second set of points. Spark on both sets of points and condensor. Tried new coil, check wires for bad connections and resistance. Everything ok. Need help diagnosing problem. Thanks all
  2. Thank you for the feedback as you have answered a couple of my questions about the product. I do plan to call them- Paul
  3. I am looking for feedback if anyone has used ceramic coating for exhaust manifold. The manifold I own thin walled and pitted. I have seen a few ads in Hemmings Motor News and am seeking pro and con on this process. Thanks
  4. Go to the Gardiner web site and look under technical information. You should find tune up information there. I posted an inquiry about the Gardner cars on the AACA general forum about a 1924 Gardner tour delux I found in NH. The biggest problem with these cars are the oil pump which is made of pot metal and is pushed into the engine block. It is a pressed fit and will break, so do not mess with it if it is in good shape. I found a service manual for a Auburn 4-44 that gave much needed information to tune up and service this car. Bob Gardner put it on the website. Apparently, the lycoming engines were used in high end cars. Parts are another issue, so time will tell. Do not hesistate to contact Bob or my self. Paul
  5. I have a 1929 Studebaker President with a serious crack in the exhaust manifold. It was brazed several years ago,but the crack expanded. A couple of contacts have suggested a business that bakes the manifold and then welds it. The manifold is thin walled in some areas. Is there a recommendation for any one who can do the job.? Thanks for the help Paul
  6. Do you have a rotor cap WW18 for the westinghouse distributor and do you have a cap as well? Do you buy electrical parts from customers? Thanks Paul Baresel 207-727-5855
  7. I have a 1925 Gardner model 5 (C5). It has a 4 cylinder Lycoming engine model CE. Many ignition parts are made by Westinghouse. I have a part number for the distributor off of a wiring diagram for a 1923-25 Gardner. It is a Westinghouse distributor number 290356. On my distributor it has type JN. The body is broken on my distributor and I need to replace it. I understand the Lycoming engine was used on several vehicles. So if anyone has one to sell, I will be very grateful or help to send me in the right direction to find one. Thanks
  8. I have a 1924 Gardner C5, with a Lycoming CE, 4 cylinder engine. I would like to purchase these points and other ignition parts for this engine. How do we go about the transaction as I a m not a strong computer use. Also, I am looking for the distributor Westinghouse model nbr 290356. I would like to purchase the distributor if you have it or can you tell me where I may locate one for sale? thanks Paul
  9. Hello Everyone, Here are some photos of the 1924 tour delux, C5 Gardner. Bob Gardner, President of the Gardner club, has helped me to identify the model of the car. At first, we thought it was a radio flyer, but now with the car exposed to sunlight after 20 years, it is still a beauty. I enjoy history with cars, and Bob was actually able to trace down the dealership in Canada that sold the car. There are stamped an address and telephone number on the cover and front page. I am going to try to copy the ad, but I am not a good computer user and may loose it. The car came from Consolidated Motors located in Winnipeg, Canada. Also, there were two other names of previous owners of this car written on the back cover of the owners manual, to the previous buyer, and now me. One person owned the car for 29 years. I am very thankful to Bob and other members of the club for helping me out. One ought to read the article about Bob Gardner's adventure into the world of Gardners. I do not plan to rush in to this project. I want to learn more about the mechanics, like the ignition governor, and search for some parts. I am more mechanic that body man and really look forward to learn this impressive engine. Paul
  10. Thank you for your comments. I did purchase the car. Now the fun begins Paul
  11. Good Morning, I have been doing some research with Bob Gardner's help. We believe that the car is a 1923 Radio Flyer. I will try to attach photos. The website and club members will help out in this adventure. Bob informed me that the opening on the dash is not for a flush mounted automotive clock, but the fuse box!! Also missing or the spark and throttle steering column, and horn button. See the 4th photo. I have been given a few days to make a decision on the car, and have learned that parts are rare. If anyone has any suggestion of parts, please let me know.
  12. Thank you for your responses. I am wondering if there are any specific links you may offer for engine and body parts, etc. The car appears to be pretty complete, but is missing the horn button and control arms for the distributor and fuel. I believe the rods going through the steering arm are there. Are there reproduced repair manuals for these cars and especially the engine? How could I determine ignition parts numbers without a parts manual? Who would be a supplier of ignition and electrical parts? What type of transmission-cone or clutch disc? Right now I am looking to find the horn button and parts. I am looking for support from the automobile world to save the car and am trying to reach out to people who have worked on them to help me. Thanks
  13. I recently learned about a 1924 Gardner touring for sale and went to see it. The car is good condition considering things, but I can not find much about parts available for the car. I understand that the cars were only made for a short period of time. I would like to correspond with Gardner collectors or anyone who had worked on these automobiles. The Lycoming engine I understood to be an aircraft engine, and I was surprised to see one as the engine in the car. It looks like a real beast! I have been to the Gardner website and Wikipedia. It would be nice to talk with some one who has experience on these cars to learn more about them.Thanks
  14. Good Day, I thought the correct name for the parts was fender spears and what is the correct name for the parts? What is your asking price? 207-727-5855-thanks Paul
  15. Thank you for all of your help-Paul