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  1. So, where does one find obsolete brake springs anyhow. I broke a shoe return spring on my '29 President and went down to an established brake and clutch rebuilder here in Seattle but no spring. The counter guy took one look at it and spouted the part number then added that they hadn't had any for over twenty years. At the local NAPA store, I looked at perhaps a couple hundred pics of brake springs but no match. The one that is in need seems to measure 6 15/16" 1/8" wire, 4" long coil that has an OD of 5/8". Candy cane style hook on each end. After exhausting all other local sources, I need professional help...
  2. Okay, so I got these wheels when I bought my '29 President. They were on the car and they look similar to my wire wheels but are 40 welded spoke rather than 60 and threaded. They are 20 inch like President wheels but I don't see a listing for 20 inch on the other models. Any ideas out there...? Thank you for looking.
  3. Should have stated Studebaker on the tailight...
  4. I have a pair of 40 spoke, 20 inch wheels with snap rings for what I believe to be for a 1929 Commander or Dictator in pretty decent shape...$90 each. Also have a complete rear end from the same that I am willing to sell components off of. The drums are 14"...has brakes, axles, gears etc...make offer.
  5. Looking for a tailight for my President. The metal on the one I have is cracked and not repairable. Years ago, I saw a guy at a swap meet selling reproduction bezels and buckets but he seems to have vanished. Any leads are appreciated.
  6. I took a look at the UUR-2 being offered and I'm impressed. Though my car didn't come with the brass version, I don't like the thought of living in fear of not if but rather when, my die-cast carb will fail. While a full restoration isn't really in order for my car, the goal is to simply make it into a mostly original but nice driver. Of course, as a matter of safety, I'm willing to go with a non stock carbureator. My question now however, is, are the "R" versions that are rebuilt, really going for over $3K? If I want to go with the brass carb, should I bite the bullet on this one because that's what they are going for, or should I wait for a good used "R" version to come up? If the latter, what should I plan on paying for one? From where I'm sitting, I can't really see Pebble Beach.
  7. Don't tell me... you post a request for a specific part, then you get a response that says something like "I have the item you are looking for". Other sites warn of this specific scam but I'm not sure why this one does not. Typically, it comes from "jimsrestoration" or similar. Scams often contain similar phrases or language patterns, mispellings, etc. It would be beneficial for everyone to become familiar with the typical scam approach.
  8. Looks like the mystery is just about solved...the wheel, I think, should have sixty spokes. To have a better idea if the ring is the correct one, you might attach a pic of the ring where it comes together...a close-up would be good.
  9. My friend has been storing "stuff" on one of his vacant lots for about sixty years. I asked about one of the piles and he told me that at the bottom of it was a logging donkey, made out of a Franklin. I got a camera and reached in to take a few pics and though it was tough, managed to get a few "restricted" shots. My friend indicated that he would be wiling to sell off the donkey and I was just wondering, first off, if it was indeed made out of a Franklin and secondly, if anyone might need any of the parts. I might be able to get more pics but there is a lot that would have to be moved. Not impossible but not for the faint of heart, either. This is in Seattle... If not a Franklin, what is it? One other hint is that the cowl to firewall joint, in front of the intake door is fastened with a row of round head rivets. The motor is a six cylinder. Not really able to get a shot of the right side of the engine.
  10. Sounds like very good advice. The more I learn about these carbs, the more I think I should try to have a UUR-2 built specifically for my car. A private party might come through and sell me a core that I can in turn, send to a shop, as I am not sure that I'll find a rebuilder that would sell me one outright. Thanks for your perspective...
  11. After reviewing the pics I received on the UU2, I decided to pass after seeing what appears to be a classic sign of intergranular corrosion on the body and crack on the float bowl top. Looks to have been bathed in WD-40 before the pics were taken and the unit has loose screws, Not that it's a bad thing but someone has had it open. It might have a little life in it but not $500 worth...
  12. Thanks for the tip...I did some checking on this one but nothing there right now. Those Stromberg carbureators in the UU2 and UUR2 variety can be pretty tough to locate at times. I have my fingers crossed on one lead with a gentleman that might be able to help me...
  13. Want to UU-2 or UUR-2 for my '29 Studebaker. Needs to be in at leasr rebuildable condition. My UU-2 is complete but alas, it has the sickness.
  14. Thank you Rex, I think I'll get a drawing from the archive to kick around the idea. Please let the word out if you get around to producing some mats as I may likely choose not to. So many owners carpet the front and I might also but I would like a reproduction mat in place first.
  15. Thank you Mark...I don't know how I missed the part on the Schrock site, but sure enough, it's there. Not sure what to do about the mat...sure would like to try to get the factory dimensions but it might turn out to be more trouble than it's worth. I'll dig a little deeper into it. Who knows, I might get lucky.