NZ James

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  1. Thanks very much, I'll make up a plug! The motor has done about 10000 miles without a plug since its rebuild by others. Think I'll look at the timing gears a bit closer tonight and see if I can get them off, I'll bet the gears will be quiet once they get some oil! Regads James
  2. Hello all. I've just pulled the sump off my straight eight 250 ci engine and noticed there is a tapped hole below the oil pressure relief valve. It appears to me that it should have a plug in it, otherwise oil won't go through the supply tube to the front timing gears. Am I correct? It appears to be tapped 1/8" pipe thread 27 tpi (quite close to a 3/8" UNF but not exactly). The engine was rebuilt by someone about 10,000 miles ago and the timing gears seem a bit rattly. Should I fit a blind plug into this hole? (picture hopefully attached). Thanks for your help. Regards James Pic.pdf
  3. Hi all, I'm trying to find a good exhaust manifold for the straight 8 as well as the inlet manifold. Both mine are cracked. There are some similarities between 1938-1941 engines, thanks James
  4. Have contacted the museum, they are going to look. In the meantime, I sketched up the attached diagram showing main dimensions (hopefully it attached). It looks like it might just be an increased offset on a 1940 drum (in the stamped sheet metal part). So might be able to part off the sheet metal half an inch from the cast, and weld in a 39 hub and sheet metal. Have figured out a way to keep alignment but would be much easier to find a nos drum! Thanks for your comments. James
  5. Took some photos of the rear drum that is on the car- hopefully they are attached. I can't be sure this is an original, but suppose it is. The drum machining on the inside was 66.3mm wide, overall the drum was 78.1. Let me know if you need any more dimensions. I have contacted the Museum to see if I can get a factory drawing, Regards James.
  6. Regarding the above photos, they came from a 39 President. I have contacted the Museum so will see what drawings they can find.
  7. Took some photos of the rear drum that is on the car- hopefully they are attached. I can't be sure this is an original, but suppose it is. The drum machining on the inside was 66.3mm wide. Let me know if you need any more dimensions. Regards James.
  8. Thanks, I will try to get a photo soon, but in the meantime the drums are 11" diameter, and about 2.25" wide (well, the shoes are 2 and a quarter inches wide, drum could be wider I suppose). Studs are 5 on 5" PCD and about 9/16" UNF. I'm trying to source a drawing from the Museum. Regards, James.
  9. Any brake parts for a 1939 studebaker president? Trying to find drums and wheel cyl, thanks James
  10. Hi, thanks for the replies. Which museum, and I'll contact them for drawings? The front and rear hubs on 2?C to 8C don't change either, and the backing plates on the 39 and 40 pres are the same (from memory) along with the shoes so I guess the changes in the drums must be minimal? I've heard a 4e or 5e champ ute drums fit but can't be sure.
  11. Hi, does anyone know the difference between a 1939 Studebaker President brake drum, and a 1940 Studebaker President brake drum? They have different part numbers, but I was wondering if a 1940 drum could be made to fit a 1939?
  12. Does anyone know where I could find NOS brake drums for a 39 studebaker president? 4C, 5C 1938, 1939. Thanks James
  13. Hi, I'm new to this site ... I'm looking to buy a 39 President, what sort of $ are they worth do you know? What sort of $$$ range for yours? I'd have to arrange shipping to New Zealand which could be a mission!...
  14. Hi, I'm new to this site ... I'm looking to buy a 39 President, what sort of $ are they worth do you know? How much for yours? I'd have to arrange shipping to New Zealand which could be a mission! Cheers.