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  1. I'm not up on Hudson pix either, but Conde's Hudson book has a pic of two men in business suits, one being Joseph L Hudson behind the right-side wheel in " of the first 1910 Hudson Twenty Roadsters built in Detroit...". Pic taken from right slightly-front side, men seated side by side, wearing very similar hats, car on gravel?? road, possibly flowering bushes in background. Handwriting below rear wheels indistinct but does say "J L Hudson", and below Hudson says "Hudson Car #-- (the number is too indistinct to read, even with a glass!!). Also says "passenger unknown". My copy of the book seems to be dated 1980. If nothing more definite comes in try the HET club; if you could get the pic on your post it'd be a big help.
  2. Assuming you've checked with Auto-Lite and they've not been helpful, and've checked with some of the professional obsolete ignition outfits and found them unhelpful or $$$$, you might check with Garrad (Jerry) Moon at Monte's in Chicago, obsolete Cont parts dealers...I don't know if they deal in ign parts but, if not, might have suggestions as to crosses or sources... A 38 Victor gasket catalog lumps a batch of the K's together for gaskets; maybe they used or could use same dist etc??? (12K, 13K, 14K, 15K, all 8's 3 3/8 x 4 1/2)...the only other K's I find in my list (admittedly far from complete) are 7K, apparently a 6cyl, and 9K of different bore. You might ask Jerry, if you email, if there was a 12J engine. Auto-Lite 1G dist's ran thru several letters, including 1GM. Oops: or Good luck.
  3. What, two days and no takers??...well, fools rush in... I can only find one of my Hudson books (Conde's), and I'd guess 21-23 is too early by several years: those were more spindly-looking and had smaller tires on larger diam wheels...whoever owned it had to be fairly well off (or doing well in the run-up of the market!!) to have it... It's obviously one of the big ones (seven pass phaeton?), and since I can't find those headlights in any of Conde's pix I'd guess one of the custom bodies by B&S...except I don't see their usual rear-mounted rear door handle... I'd guess 26-28 or so; didn't think to check the HET club forum to see if you had an answer there...
  4. You'll probably do better with this question on the Comm'l forum as your 226 was mostly Comm'l/Ind'l/Ag as the F6226 (truck), the F226 (Ind'l/Ag) and probably PF226 (free-standing power units) version has timing gears, the other timing chain, but I can't keep straight which is which, altho oil guage hookup should be the same...
  5. Sent an email; post here if it doesn't come thru. Bud
  6. FWIW, a 1936 King Prod catalog (piston ass'blys, valves, bearings etc) shows: LaSalle 1935 #3550 Exh their V-1004, Int their #V955N; 1936 # 3650 Exh # V1029, Int #V955N... Olds 1935 L35 8cyl Exh #V954, Int #V955N; 1936 L36 8cyl Exh #V1029, Int #V955N... Guides, springs, keepers the same all four models... I'm not familiar with these models so don't know if these yours or not... Specs in that catalog: V954: Head diam 1 7/16; Stem length 5 7/32; Stem diam .341, Lock 2 groove; V955N 1 9/16; 5 7/32; .342; 2 groove; V1004: 1 13/32; 5 7/32; .341, 2 groove; V1029: 1 27/64; 5 7/32; .340; 2 groove (no face angles stated).
  7. Channel Islands: you're a long way away... You didn't say what searching you've done, so my apologies if you've already tried the following: Contacting Borg-Warner ( who seem to've acquired both Long Mfg Co Ltd (your clutch) and Warner Gear (your gearbox)... Googling Warner Hi-Flex (High-Flex doesn't work as well) and trying to run down owners/specs of the cars mentioned to see if anything's workable... You might try Peter in the UK, who posts as Listerdiesel on; he can be reached thru that site, is highly knowledgeable and might have info or sources as to Warner 4 speeds used there. If Beverly used a stock production engine it should simplify matters a bit...if it was all hand built sounds like you'll wind up fabricating things...With sympathy, Bud
  8. Geez, does he even have oil circulation??? Irregardless (or should it be regardless??) for all things Continental email Garrad (Jerry) Moon at Monte's Eqpmt in Chicago(??), longtime obsolete Cont'l parts dealers. Jerry is often described as friendly and helpful with advice as well as obsolete parts. He'll need info off engine tag, or, if Paige omitted the Cont tags, ALL cast/stamped numbers off engine. Good luck. Oops: or
  9. Several of my older parts catalogs that list Dearborn trucks, and generally list models as trucks or buses, show no Dearborn bus; I would guess the chassis was exported and the bus body added there.
  10. You might just have a rara avis indeed...while the "L" shows up in that 1917 catalog, out of a half dozen circa 1929-33 catalogs only one, a 1930 McCord, lists it, but only showed a head gasket, didn't even list b/s (unusual for that catalog). My earlier post was in error in that the J, JU etc series were all 4's, NOT 6's; in that 1917 catalog the only possible user in that segment was a JJ Schneer/Schnerr model G tractor circa 1917+??...BUT remember these old parts catalogs concentrated on more popular parts; most of the low-prod stuff had to be on special order. A quick eyeballing of a fair 1924 piston catalog and the 1930 McCord catalog found no--repeat--no listings for "L" uses; it isn't listed in 32,33, 36 or later good coverage catalogs Re' the fire truck comment, Schneer/Schnerr did build fire trucks, but I have no listings (not surprising for low-prod models); heavy fire truck engines were often dual ign. If no takers pan out here, please post it on the heavy eqpmt and Ag sites, as it may've been a power unit engine (gens, irrig, shovels/cranes etc) and it'd be a shame to let it go to scrap . Good luck. Bud
  11. If any are unfamiliar with these, Wisconsin built water cooled engines from quite early years until 1939 (if memory serves) when they concentrated on air-cooleds. I've been told the early Wisconsins were T-heads, and the "L" does show in a 1917 ring catalog, with a 1914 date (don't know what the date means); that catalog is set up by ring sizes, each ring size listing engines, cars, trucks, tractors using that size (Wisc 6cyl J and JU also used that ring size).Will eyeball some of my stuff later to see if can find some things it was used in. Many Wisc's were also used as stand-alone power units, and they generally had a good reputation from what I've read. A 1948 Thompson "manual" lists Wisconsin 6cyl L-1, L-2, L-3, L-4 engines, apparently completely different engines (probably OHV), ranging from 37/8 to 41/4 bores, all 5" stroke. Engines listed there range from 4cyl 251cid to 6cyl 1340 cid (no typo). Bud
  12. DAVID: ID'd your sprayer engine yet?? Most likely an FC; if the original engine tag is on the side of the block, perhaps buried under crud etc, it'll probably say FC+ other letters/numbers. Does it have a radiator, or is the engine cooled by piping engine water thru a coil in the sprayer tank?? 34PG: Can fill in some info on your XAH, but not on value, which depends upon how badly someone needs one or a parts engine. Wauk Eng Hist Soc ( can probably give you some info on it's prod date and orig eqpmt, and they have manuals (so does EBay, usually) but no parts. (The 6B, as I understand, is works code for original eqpmt: carb, ign, etc, and perhaps original user). Sorry about the late post; don't generally follow any car forums for Wauk engine questions. Bud