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  1. If that is an inertial (bendix) type starter it has to be very free on the motor shaft to work reliably. Mine used to stick every couple years. I finally used a little graphite-based lock lubricant on the shaft and it has been fine since.
  2. On these fittings there should be a sealing washer top and bottom. Is the stripped end a flare fitting? If so you may be able to drill it out and tap the hole for a NPT fitting then use an adapter to the brake line.
  3. On my 41 trunk handle there was no hole. I was chicken so I took it to a locksmith who drilled a hole in the right spot to get the cylinder out.
  4. No, the commander wheel is different. I used to own one but sold it years ago. I may have pictures of both if anyone needs them.
  5. Mad Max meets the Great Gatsby
  6. +1 on the old tires. Remarkably mine are still intact and somewhat pliable. In different places on the car they used sidewall, tread, and combinations of the two to get things to sit right. Nathan
  7. A big Harbor Freight bearing splitter makes a good start to a puller. I used that behind the wheel and a pitman arm puller hooked over the splitter to do the pulling. Pictures here: http://stude.vonadatech.com/wp/steering-wheel-removal/
  8. Studes are a great choice. Compared to the other independents we have excellent vendor support and parts supply. Unless you are looking for a long-term project avoid rusty cars. Assuming you are on a budget I would look for a solid car as original as possible and focus on getting it running. Too many people get a "new" project car, tear into it, then realize they don't have the time, skills, or money to finish and end up with a pile of car parts rather than a car. Turning Wheels and the Studebaker forms are a great place to start looking, lots of knowledge and cars for sale. Best of luck! Nathan
  9. That big bolt is indeed a hollow "banjo bolt". Looks like you are getting close! >
  10. Does your oil smell like gas? Is it running out of the carb? Black smoke rolling out the back as you drive? I am not sure how you can get 3-4 MPG without the gas going SOMEWHERE it is not supposed to. Hopefully you just did not fill it up the whole way the first time. Just for reference I get about 20-22 in my Champion. My brick-shaped Jeepster with twice the horsepower gets more like 12-15 but I tend to put my foot in that too.
  11. One wheel or all of them? This can have several causes (assuming the car has hydraulic brakes, which I think it does?) Weak return springs A failing flexible brake hose acting like a check valve Corrosion or bad wear in a brake cylinder causing the piston to hang If all wheels maybe a faulty residual pressure valve Probably the thing to do is get the car on jacks and have someone hit the brakes while you spin each wheel to isolate the problem. Nathan
  12. Yes, brakes were centered and adjusted. I will have to check them again just to be sure. What I really need is a break in the weather. I just don't want to go out when it is 10 degrees out!