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  1. We (my bro and I) found this beast on a gypsy car lot between San Bernardino and Redlands, Cal, in 1959, and drove it home (San Berdoo) for $150... In 1972/3?? we (wife and I) towed it from Santa Cruz, Cal, half zonked out on diet pills to stay awake, firing it up to push the tow wagon up the passes and using its brakes to hold everything back downhill... In late 75 sold it, as was, to a Mr R E Rose of Grants Pass, OR, who began restoration; it passed to Clifford Rucker of Grants Pass, who completed restoration, and subsequently sold it to "someone from Southern Cal"... In 92 it wasn't on the Club registry...would some club member be kind enough to check the club registry again?? When last seen was meduim blue below belt line and black above... Engine # was either 15389 or I5389, we were never sure. These were thought of a fairly rare in 75; don't know how many more've turned up since. OOPS: pix wouldn't upload. Many thxx!! Bud
  2. I've never liked the idea of Cruise Control; have it on a 2000 Saturn wagon, never use it. My own personal feeling is that driver should not be physically separated from continuous control input, that if I find myself not fully aware of road feel, wind noise, pedal pressure etc it's time (past time) to pull over and walk around a little. Too many years of living/driving in NM/AZ and seeing people scaped up that let their attention wander or simply drited off to half sleep (BTDT!). But then, I'm saying hello to 80, so could just be tech-resistant!
  3. For sale: Chevrolet's Family Travel Guide, actually a Rand-McN US road atlas printed up for "Chevrolet and chevrolet dealers", probably a dealer giveaway. 81/2x11, 117 pgs of atlas, additional 15 or so unused pages of childrens games. No obvious date, R-McN copyright date 1967 on map index page. Good cond. $5 plus mailing. Info/pix?? Bud Tierney pitybud@q.com (noncompos)
  4. For sale: Dec 1972 Chicago Rawhide Speedi-Sleeves and Seals Catalog #457041, for light truck, heavy truck, off-the-road & construction eqpmt, standard 81/2x11, 244 pgs, 5 hole punched, will fit std 3-ring binder. Price $5 plus mailing. Info/pix?? Bud Tierney pitybud@q.com (noncompos)
  5. For sale--Thompson Automatic Trans Parts catalog ("Distributor Manual") #AT63; standard 81/2x11, 324 pgs, many exploded views, no obvious date, latest models listed 1961. Punched for 4-ring binder, will not fit std 3-ring binder. $5 plus mailing. Details, pix?? Bud Tierney pitybud@q.com (noncompos)
  6. Looking for engine parts or clutch catalogs covering teens-20s trucks, Ag, Const, Ind'l etc etc engine-powered eqpmt for engine ID purposes. MUST list make, model AND engine make, model, like, f'rinstance : Bessemer "K" , 1918-23, Cont E4, or Kalamazoo OK, 1923 Wisc VAU. Catalogs on cars of interest IF SHOWS same info, like: Bush EC4, 1921-23, Lyc KB, or Moon 6-72, 1928-29 Cont 11E. Am fairly well covered for years in 30s up, but will consider such later catalogs; exchecquer limited , must be relatively reasonable. Domestic (US/Canada) vehicles only. Bud (noncompos) pitybud@q.com
  7. Perfection Gear Auto Trans parts catalog, dates range from 1959 to 61. Sections for Std, Dual0range, Jetaway Hyd; Dynaflow; PowerGlide/TurboGlide; 2 and 3 speed Fordo/Merco/CruisoMatic; PowerFlite/Torque/Flite; Ultramatic (Nash Amb, Packard, Stude Golden Hawk). Exploded views. Price $10 plus mailing. Details/questions Bud (noncompos) pitybud@q.com
  8. (1) 1929 Rusco Clutch Facing/Clutch plate catalog, 72 pgs, cars, trucks, tractors, roughly late teens to 1929, a few 1930 in a one page supplement; (2) 1930 Niehoff Ign parts, Motor/Gen Brush catalog, 48 pgs, cars, trucks, bus/taxi. Only fair on cars, pathetic on everything else. Probably only real value is illus of parts. Has an interchange BUT don't know if just good for Niehoff made parts--may not be any good for OE parts. No dist ID. Roughly covers 1920s cars, poor on others. Price pages. (3) Republic 1936 Ring Gears, Pinions, Diff Cases and Internal Parts, Trans Gears and Parts, "For all cars and Trucks" (actually, not really). 132 pgs, price lists. Roughly late 20s to 1936. (4) Waukesha General Instructions For Care/Operation of Wauk-Hesselman Oil Engines (the spark plug ignition oil/diesel fuel engine), 68 pgs., Ed 15, Form 908-N. All are 81/2x11, Republic and Niehohf dirty covers but all good interiors. Price $5 each plus mailing. Details/questions email. Bud (noncompos) pitybud@q.com
  9. JROYSE: Many thxx for reply---don't waste any more time unless you're interested yourself in ID'ing your engine. Per my old parts catalogs (which often don't agree and're as often contradictory) looks like you probably have either: Lyc "L", a 31/4x5, apparently in models 5A, 6, 7 and 9 and 29; OR Lyc "K" or "KB" , both 31/2x5, used in models 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 23 and maybe others. When dates are shown (not often) the "L" shows as 1916-17, the "K/KB" as 18/19 to 21/23 (as I said, these often don't agree) Again, many thxx for reply!!.
  10. Now that's going to be a real needle-in-the-haystack sort of a search...I assume you're also collecting a library of car books--pictorial encyclopedia types--US, Brit, Euro, world, for references...and trucks, if the yard wrecked trucks as well as cars...or tractors...or??? Headlight and tailight lenses, at least here, often had a number or letter (or both) combination embossed in the glass, which I understand ID'd the mfr and sometimes the make vehicle it was made for (I'm open to correction on this point) Those teardrop shaped headlight lenses, here in the US, would be 37-41 or thereabouts...I assume you're making up a database of such markings, incl stamped/embossed ones on cast iron etc parts, for your own reference... Actually I'm open to correction on everything I say, except my name... I assume you've invitied members of the local old car etc groups to view your museum (I'm GREEN with envy!!) for suggestions...do you have any info from the yard owner or any yard workers if the yard specialized in any particular countries' products or just took whatever came in???
  11. Nothing under those names in Auto Qtly's Am'cn Car Since 1775 ("5000 Marques"), 2nd Ed pub 1976 , which also has a truck list, nor in my own truck list...Daniel Souday, in France, is compiling a new world truck and commercial car list, and he had a tentative list as of a year or so ago on ATHS, but my computers not working well and couldn't bring it up...it should come up there by searching his name (even then, it was a loooooong list!). I don't recall Calif mtr veh laws since I lived there, but a "chassis" used for an off-road use like powering a sawmill was "registered" (licensed??) in 1950?? Assuming at one time some stamping might've been read, and the "R" actually was a "B", "K "or "P", the only thing even remotely close was Board, a truck built in Virginia 1911-13 or so, which seems highly unlikely. What's left in the "chassis" that might help ID it: ft axle/steering?? engine and/or related?? trans??, driveline (shaft or chain)?? diff?? wheels?? anything??. Dying of curiosity...
  12. JROYSE: My stuff is weak on Dort, but what I have shows various Lyc for your time period---I'm actually looking for info on the Lyc CE, shown used in what seem to be later Dorts, but thought I'd ask what's in yours just in case. No ack/reply necessary if NOT the CE or any LYC C series. Many thxx!! Bud
  13. On my machine it's hard to differentiate the artifacts from the reflections...blown up it does look like a swivel (up and down) on the top of the "door pull", but that's a p--- poor location for a door pull on that big heavy long door, requiring an odd arm angle or long reach across---but I don't see anything else like a door grab in a more logical location...
  14. The old safety glass worked by sandwiching a layer of adhesive, or a central layer with adhesive on both sides, to the inner and outer glass...any separation means the adhesive is no longer adhesive, and if hit/cracked by something glass pieces/particles will fly around--not something you want happening. Replacement is the only safe repair, as mentioned above. Second time replacing in what time period?? That stuff mostly lasts the lifetime of the car, and I don't mean a five or ten year life cycle, maybe at most browning around the edges. Some kind of extreme circumstances?? If not, sounds like replacement glass was faulty or maybe quality shaved by a Chinese or some such contractor.
  15. We're not any closer here... A "Diamond" engine...do you mean there's a diamond shaped symbol embossed on the engine (Int'l Harvester produced various "diamond" engines--red diamond, blue diamond, etc--, but I don't know if they used a diamond symbol cast into the block or head in 1929)...if it's an Int'l engine (lots of these old units had engines swapped for later engines when parts for the original became NLA) oldihc.org would be the place to start... Does something somewhere say "Diamond T', or Diamond anything (on an ID tag on the engine or bodywork, stamped/cast into block or head, anywhere)?? I still think the Reo Club itself is your best source of info; if they're not replying (clubs often have a limited number of people answering tech questions) can you post a pic of the engine for visual ID by people here and/or any stamped/embossed (cast on) numbers or letters from the engine?? I don't know if Reo made their own water pumps, nor Int'n'l; Diamond T would've probably used whaterever came on the engine, altho Reo could well've used a higher capacity water pump, since fire truck engines often ran for long periods at fires and needed higher capacity cooling to keep the engine cool. Is there anyone at the truck location I could email direct for this info, to save your time and effort going back and forth?? With sympathy, Bud
  16. I got into Cockeyed Brown awhile back, but can't recall what I was looking for; thought it was in connection with the Teetor-Hartley thread and The Marmon Wasp, but if so didn't keep any notes in that file... As you mentioned, I found surprisingly little, altho I can't say I searched extensively. As I recall, he had two or three renditions of his nickname or nicknames; all should be searched. You might also check the pub lib (historical doc section, etc) and the Hist Soc in his home town and wherever he ran or won an important race. I don't believe I found any real info re' his Kansas City years. You might research auto racing magazines of his production years; auto track racing 's not my thing, so don't know what websites exist, but there're bound to be some that follow whatever kind of racing his engines were used in. Good luck.
  17. A Daimler engine would be very unusual...very, very unusual...unless ir was originally an exported model fitted with a Euro engine and later returned back to the US, which would seem unusual in itself... Dying of curiosity now; do post what it turns out to be. Oh: were you thinking of Diamond T?? They didn't build engines, used stock industrials (Buda, Cont, Herc, Wauk etc).
  18. As Kevin said, olsonsgaskets.com in Port Orchard are very well spoken of in the old tractor/ag eqpmt forums as obsolete/NLA gasket suppliers.
  19. You didn't mention whether you were a member of the Reo club; if not, it'd be a good place to start. You'll need to definitely ID your engine, especially if its a larger vehicle with twin ignition; if so, it could well be a Cont, Herc or Wauk engine, not unusual in fire trucks. If you're not absolutely sure it's a Reo engine, AND which one, look for a tag (usually a metal plate 3"x4" or so attached to the side of the block, often painted over or covered in crud). If a Reo, the club should have the info you need, both re' the pump seals and the packing nut. (I would think the packing nuts would come in a limited number of sizes/threads??) If another make engine, you'll need to check with obsolete parts suppliers for that engine. Have you priced rebuilding by the professional water pump rebuilders?? You might also post this on the Reo forum here in case some Reo owners don't follow this forum. If someone else's engine you might also post on the fire truck sites. Good luck.
  20. 1952 McCord gasket catalog B2 covering 1937-52 shows the 6126A for : Lincoln V12 (Zephyr, Cont'l, Custom) 901 1936, HB 1937, 86H 1938, 96H 1939 (23/4x33/4=267.3 engine); 06H 1940, 16H, 168H 1941, 26H, 268H 1942, 66h 1946, 76H 1947, 876H 1948 (all 27/8x33/4=292 engine). OE # shown is 26H-6051A (note the "A" not on yours??). ALSO SHOWS ANOTHER ENTRY: "Lincoln 12, Pass 12-136, 12-145 37-38 See Catalog "A" (which I do not have). My Motor Manual (covers 35-46) says the V12 136 and 145 1935-40 has a 31/8x41/2=414cid engine) OOPS" That Motor manual says the 26H and 268H 1942 and the Zeph/Cont'l 1946 have a 2.937 (15/16)x 33/4=305 engine. So looks like your gaskets fit some V12's...I'm a little curious about the "6051" "6051A" difference.
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    Got your email; replying here as comptr ill, won't email tonight. You got the right info despite me--I'd forgotten these engines came with an asstmt of ign, carbs, starters per customers specs... You'll want to REPOST this on the Stutz forum here, something like"Need help with Westinghouse starter on Baby Stutz K3 Wisc?? engine". ALSO repost on General Forum (look at the numbers of posts etc--it's the greatest exposure) using SAMEa heading but just saying "Please see my post in the Stutz forum" in the body of the post...naming Stutz, Westinghouse and Wisconsin will catch the attention of Stutz people AND the Westinghouse electricals people AND the Wisc engine people--hopefully someone'll solve your problem. (Westinghouse electricals were almost certainly used on many other makes besides Stutz). There's also stutzclub.org--don't know if they include the fire trucks, since it was a separate compny, but wouldn't hurt to check. Can't get into Google, but another one-lung search engine found another 1925 K3 at the LA County Fire Museum (clafma.org) altho there might've been engine changes with theirs. Mroz's truck book says fire trucks were quite successful, but my stuff omits most specialty vehicles; if no replies come in ID'ing engine you can post another question covering that, mentiioning the "S", which could be a foundry ID. Good luck.
  22. Barry: Does that book say anything about their weird/wonderful engine designation system(??) Already in 1917, per a Burd ring catalog, it was a mess: "A" was a 4cyl 4" bore, but 6A was a 6cyl 31/2 bore... "B" AND 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B and 7B were all 2cyl's, all with 41/4 bore... 6H, 7H and 8H were all 31/2 bore...6N, 7N and 8N were all 31/2 bore...7W and 8W were 31/4 bore, but 9W was 33/8, whereas, if they'd followed the 6- and 7- above, 9W would've been 31/4... Not to mention issueing "C", "D" and "N" engines in two bores, and the "O" engine in three...must've been a nightmare for parts people. Kent: My apologies, I know this doesn't help yopur question. Reminds me that I haven't checked Ebay etc for that book for awhile now.
  23. Al: Yes, IH also used the XAH (reportedly a heavy duty XA variation) up thru 37 per my catalogs, and the FC and FK up into 1940 on their C5 and D5. While I've never asked the Hist Soc, my impression was that Wauk decided pretty early on to stay with the lower-speed higher torque industrial engine (trucks, tractors, all kinds of eqpmt, etc, including heavy 1000cid + engines) developing their HP lower on the RPM curve rather than get into the lighter higher-speed automotive engines that were slowly winding up tighter and tighter (higher RPM). On those engine designations: my understanding is XA is the basic engine--the following number is works code for accessories (ign, carb, clutch etc) and possibly sometimes end-used code (another point I've never verified with the Hist Soc).
  24. Dave: My apologies for not being clearer in my post; there's no argument that the 2 Cyl was indeed a Wauk...the difference of opinion I mentioned was as to the designation "150". Some parts books show it as "150" while others do not, and I've not checked with the Hist Soc as whether it was in fact the "150" or a variation. Many thxx for your offer of assistance.
  25. So see what adds/s is/are given for Officers or people to contact and put it on Craigslist for offers in their home towns...a long shot but it's free. Another thought is for sites of other emergency vehicle enthusiaists, who could've used the same radios and/or who'll probably know of police car fanciers/contacts. Good luck.