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  1. Can anyone tell me how to check and add oil to a 23 6 cyl. engine. Just was gifted my dad's high school car and trying to figure out how everything works. Also, does anyone publish a shop manual for this vehicle? Thank you.
  2. Thank you Lex. I'll have a look at that when I'm with the car the end of June.
  3. I've passed along your message to my Dad. Thanks Mark.
  4. I will check that John. It will have to wait until I get to the car the end of June.
  5. That is something I will sure look into. A few years ago I had a very perplexing problem that was just as weird. Of course, my Dad was the culpret. He had just finished rebuilding his 29 Studebaker President 8 cyl. He hadn't got it running so asked for some help. Got it going almost immediately but it would only run on 4 cylinders. Swapped out coils and it would still only run on 4. After many hours of beating my head against the wall, I discovered that the firing order stamped on the exhaust manifold was incorrect. How could that happen....well it did and as soon as I fixed that, BINGO. Another one of those Swiss watches. Thanks again Brian and I will add your suggestion to the things I need to check.
  6. Thank you guys for all your suggestions. I am making notes and copies of your replies to use when I get to the car. My Dad lives in Great Falls Montana where the car is located and I live in the Phoenix area. He has a list of things for me to do when I see him every summer and this is the top of the list of unfinished issues I will need to work on when I see him in June/July. I worked on the car last summer to get it running and ran into the problem before leaving. I took the carb apart several time trying to figure out if any thing was plugged. There really isn't a lot to the thing and it appeared to be pretty clean with some surface rust is a few locations. The choke sleeve appears to be in good shape with no holes or rust throughs. I will check to see if there are any leaks between intake and carb. One of the tests I did was open the choke cylinder, had Dad crank it while I sprayed starter fluid directly into the intake. Nothing. No cough, sputter or backfire. After that I pulled each plug and wire to check if they were getting spark. The spark just about knocked me on my butt from each wire. I'll have to check the distributor advance as well as revisiting the timing. If the starter fluid wouldn't work directly into the intake, looks more to be like it is a spark/timing issue? Can't really figure out why it would work fine one minute and not the next. Thank you again.
  7. My Dad and I just finished rebuilding his 1923 6 cyl. roadster he had in high school after 50 years of storage. Most everything has been redone, rebuilt or refurbished. We got it running after about 10 tries driving it around his place for a couple hours. We had several water leaks and adjustments to make before it settled down running like a Swiss watch. We drove it off and on over the next several days before our problem occurred. It just wouldn't start. Took the carb apart to check for anything that may have gunked it up, nothing that we could see. Checked to make sure we were getting spark, very healthy spark at each plug/wire. Took the flywheel cover off to check timing. Used a timing light to make sure it was firing at the correct location. That appears to be fine. It just will not run. The only thing we did out of the ordinary was install a on/off mechnical kill switch to isolate the battery. It ran fine both before and after the install so don't think that is the problem. We have also tried pushing it with no luck. Does anyone have a suggestion on what to check or look into. The carb is like no other carb I've ever worked on so don't know how to make sure it is getting fuel to the cylinders. The plugs seem to have some wetness so that appears ok. It has fuel in the vacuum canister and flows into the carb so....We are really perplexed and frustrated about where to turn. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
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