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  1. Hello Friends, I own a 1926 Studebaker Big Six, EP series, sport roadster body. After some time trying to buy parts, with limited success, I decided to try to reproduce some of them, so any detail pictures or images of this model will be very much appreciated. Main areas of interests on parts are: - rumble seat lid pull/grab handle - roadster top rests (this model uses 2 long and 3 short ones) - front bumper medallion (or bumperette medallion) - hood hooks/latches - dashboard bottoms I would also be grateful to receive any pictures of engine and hood compartment, so I can base my restoration project. Many Thanks for your kindness support JRA
  2. Hello Friends, I own a 1926 Studebaker Big Six, EP series, sport roadster body, and after some time trying to buy some parts, with limited success, I decided to try to reproduce some of them, so any detail pictures or images of this model will be very much appreciated. Main areas of interests on parts are: - rumble seat lid pull/grab handle - roadster top rests (this model uses 2 long and 3 short ones) - front bumper medallion (or bumperette medallion) - hood hooks/latches - dashboard bottoms I would also be grateful to receive any pictures of engine and hood compartment, so I can base my restoration project. Many Thanks JRA
  3. I have just checked my car, it is a 120” wheelbase model as I expected, once it is a sports roadster body. The production date stamped in the engine block is May 18th 1926, so after the Bulletin informing the tire size change. Rim width is 5”.
  4. Thanks. The picture is the first and original store of a later large supermarket chain in Brazil. So the express body makes sense. What year would it be?
  5. Is this car a Model T based truck?
  6. I really like this forum, helps me to think and investigate further. Maybe the answer was closer to me. Based on the comment made by starlightcoupe I have researched in more details the books on my shelves. The service bulletin of May 10th 1926 describes tire sizes, see picture attached. I need to confirm the production date of my car on the engine, to ensure the right tire. The engine number is EP39841, closer to the end of production run in July 1926. My car is a sports roadsters, so I believe it is 120" wheelbase, but I also need to check. The question is around the rim width of 5" of my the disc wheels in my car, what would be the best option? Checking Universal Tire, there are two options from Firestone Champion: 600/20 (suggested rim width 3"-4" ) or 650/20 (suggested rim width 3.5"-4.5" ). What do you all think? Thansk, JRA
  7. Thanks, Scott. I am really thinking on black walls. What is the comparison for 30”/5, is it the same as 600/20” ?
  8. Hello Guys, I am struggling to select the right tire for my 1926 Studebaker Big Six, EP series, Sport Roadster. It uses 20” full disc wheels. It seems to be 6.00/20, but there are many different options and widths in Coker Tire, that it is unclear to me if this is right. I intend to use black wall tires, I believe they are more correct for the period. Thoughts? thanks, JRA
  9. Hello Guys, I am struggling to select the right tire for my 1926 Studebaker Big Six, EP series, Sport Roadster. It uses 20” full disc wheels. It seems to be 6.00/20, but there are many different options and widths in Coker Tire, that it is unclear to me if this is right. I intend to use black wall tires, I believe they are more correct for the period. Thoughts? thanks, JRA
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    WTB 1920’s Lincoln

    Tks, I will pm you.
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    Starter Drive

    Hi Jeff, Unfortunately the starter drive of my car broke today. It is a 1929 Marmon model 78. The starter is a Delco-Remy, model 726A. I cannot identify any part number on the drive, please see broken part picture. Do you have a replacement for it? Thanks
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    WTB 1920’s Lincoln

    Thanks for your comments, Walt. I really enjoy 1920s cars, my first collector’s car was a 1928 Chevrolet, that I had to totally restore. The advantage of a 1928 Lincoln, compared with previous years, is the four-wheel brake, despite of being mechanical ones. From my cars, only one was fully restored when I bought, 1929 Dodge-Brothers. You are right to say that it is a totally different situation, “buy and drive” for a 90 years old car. Anyway, restoration, research, trial and error sometimes, are also part of my joy in the hobby.
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    WTB 1920’s Lincoln

    Sedan, 7p, project, original or old restoration. 1924-26 preferred years. It needs to be a complete car. Tks
  14. I want to buy a 1924-1929 Lincoln. Tks, JRA
  15. I enjoy a lot the colors of my 1929 Dodge-Brothers, Six, brougham. All my 1920’s cars have black fenders, except this one, it seems very gracious to me. JRA
  16. Hello, Grog. These headlights are not the ones for the 1926 Studebaker Big Six, EP series. The correct ones are drum type, with black enamel back, I believe 10 1/4 inches of diameter. Thanks, JRA
  17. Yesterday I received an email from a person named “Bob Chris” offering parts, based on a request I had posted on the AACA forum as "WTB 1926 Studebaker Big Six parts". This person alleged his old age, 89, healthy problems and Covid19 crisis for deciding to wreck his car and sell it in parts. He sent a single car’s picture, priced the parts at average market price and requested wire transfer payment. The car seemed to be complete, but never restored. He reinforced many times his honesty and old age. Once he failed to respond some details of the car or sending specific pictures of the parts, trying to postpone responding my requests only to after payment, I had decided to move away from the deal. Too much rush for such type of negotiation. Investigating the picture he sent me, I found the same car on the internet, apparently it is in Canada, it has been advertised for a while in some websites, for sale, never for parts. I have also found a message in a Norton motorcycles forum about a similar case few days ago, same Covid19 story and with the same email, bobchris463@gmail.com , dealing an antique motorcycle at low price. The parts seller has insisted many times the price was fair, and payment to his daughter account in anticipation, also asked me to use mask and gloves, and to be careful with the coronavirus. Due to current situation, many collectors are facing low prices for project cars, so selling it in parts may be financially more attractive, then “great unique opportunities” like this can show up. They could make sense, but they also can be untrue... We all need to be careful with Covid19, it can bring other problems, not only the disease itself. I am still looking for a pair of headlights for my 1926 Studebaker big six, EP, and other minor parts for it. In case you know any available for sale, please advise. Regards, JRA
  18. I think Matt has spotted the problem very properly. The collection car is a hobby, so when it was converted to an investment, many people got lost and confused. Now, due the recent crisis, many are still waiting the recovery of their investments, that they and their heirs believe were "gold". I bought my fist antique car when I was 24 y.o., against all trends and explanations of "people buy old cars of their past", it was a 1928 Chevrolet touring car. I am real fan of the 1920´s cars. I am now 45 y.o. and own and drive (and certainly restore and fix them many times) other late 1920´s cars. If I thought in the investment, I would be ruined, but if I consider the joy these cars brought me, I can easily say it made lot of sense for me the money spent to buy, restore and conserve them. When I drive my old Chevrolet, in its steady pace, it is amazing to see the astonishment of the people on the streets. Its Klaxon horn sound sometimes scares people on the road, that suddenly smile when they see that time capsule running. It is a great and happy feeling. I can say that is sometimes very hard to a young guy to be accepted among the old collectors, I suffered myself. Interestingly, I was the only one around buying and restoring these very old beauties. It was what I wanted, so I have moved forward, insisted for help and advise when needed, sometime annoying these old folks. After all, it is a hobby, not business or investment for me. I really love to drive them, but the restoration is also very pleasant for me. Investigating and researching for parts or manuals around the world is also a source of pleasure. I live in Brazil, my cars were restored here, and I had to talk to people all over world to get things done. Despite of all my cars are US built, I found my parts or advice for them in Australia, UK, Canada and Argentina, naturally, in addition to all the help I got from fellow collectors and parts providers in America. I think an important challenge and question I have is the difficulty of fathers to bring their kids together in this hobby. For sure, many of them like to go for a ride, but few want to get involved on the fixing and restoration. Very few will keep some of the daddy´s car when they passes away. I have two boys, about to turn 17 and 15 y.o., they see these old cars with different perspectives, the eldest is more attracted to the mechanical things and restoration, but is more fan of 1950´s convertibles (that I do not own) and F1 cars. The youngest just like to ride them. As we stimulate kids for sports, reading and other good habits, we as car enthusiasts may be failing in creating the next generation of antique automobile collectors and care takers. I believe the easiest way is to do this job in our homes, but, if the old car is an investment for you, forget it, your son or daughter can only understand it as a dollar figure. Great discussion during these days. Julio Albernaz 1926 Studebaker, Big Six, sport roadster 1928 Chevrolet, National, touring 1929 Chrysler, Model 75, roadster 1929 Dodge-Brothers, Six, brougham 1929 Hudson, Super Six, sedan 1929 Marmon, Model 78, touring speedster 1951 Plymouth, Cranbrook, sedan 1954 Willys, CJ3B, jeep
  19. What is the external diameter and drum depth?
  20. Hello, do you have an extra pair of 1925 Studebaker headlights for sale? I need these parts for my 1926 big six. Thanks, Julio
  21. The Marmon restoration is still not complete, new painting, top and upholstery is planned for this year. Fenders will go black. The Chysler is in good shape. I think the Marmon has a more imposing front. Julio
  22. Reading recently some books about history of the events back in 1930, when the president was deposed, I realized the car was not from the cardinal archbishop, it was the presidencial automobile. Searching the illustrated magazines available in 1920s and 1930s, where there was good coverage of official events, gave more information. In a Navy ceremony, late in 1927, a presidencial closed car showed up. The radiator shell, hood and front bumper are quite unique combination for Lincoln. Some picture books of early Lincoln’s helped to define the year. Headlights in 1927 are different from previous years. It was not exactly a specific research. I enjoy history, and 1920s cars, during the years, many pieces of the puzzle were naturally being laid, and yesterday, reading about the local history, I remembered the newspaper picture and all dots connected at once!
  23. Marmon had 4 models, all 8 cyl, in 1930: - entry level Rosevelt - 69 - 79 ( Matt’s car) - Big Eight (CCCA full classic) I believe the Chrysler Imperial was the full classic for 1930. Marmon were priced higher than equivalent Chrysler models. I own a 1929 Chrysler 75 (6 cyl) roadster and 1929 Marmon 78 (8cyl), touring speedster, and I prefer the Marmon. I recognize my Chrysler has a more modern look and hydraulic brakes, when compared to Marmon, but owning and driving both, i prefer the Marmon. Julio
  24. Finally solved the mystery, it is a 1927 Lincoln!
  25. Hi all, I am still looking for parts for my 1926 BStudebaker big six, EP, roadster. I appreciate any offer. Tks, Julio Looking for: - complete set of headlights with crossbar and fender supports, - hood latches, - headlight switch box with gears (black, under the hood), - rumble seat handle, - crank hole cover, - front bumper medallions, rear bumperettes medallions, - original oil filter, - top rests set (3 inner short and 2 external long), - folding windshield frame. Parts to be delivered in Miami. Please contact: julioalbernaz@hotmail.com or +5521993512998