Bud Tierney

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    Presently---which US proprietary engines (Buda, Cont, Erd/Chief, Herc, Milwaukee, etc) ...got into which US car/truck makes

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  1. The BUX was a fairly popular engine of its time, even got into a batch of tractors...listings run 1917/18 up into mid 20s or so... WEHS.net (Wauk Eng Hist Soc) has manuals, advice and sympathy but no parts, altho I understand they make suggestions if they can.. There're probably manuals on EBay, but some Wauk manuals were updated (Edition 2 etc); WEHS sells the latest editons... Only familiar names that I believe has Clubs or sites is Fageol and GMC, but the one catalog that listed GMC gave no years or model #...
  2. Interesting...Mroz's Ency US Comm'l Veh lists buses, too, so ordinarily would've at least mentioned them...I'm not that conversant with the actual machinery of the periods, but I'd guess more 24 than 14 from the pic, but it's just a guess... Anyway, one catalog listed a Lycoming CE for a Stoughton truck...if that should turn out to be the Lycoming CE (or any other Lyc C- engine) DON'T TOUCH the oil pump---many of these had a potmetal oil pump in a press-in fit. These have deteriorated/cracked over the years and tend to come out in pieces. Owners often leave them in if they look OK. Cast iron pumps are OK...(Info re' replacement pump on Gardner website)...
  3. Did you mean 1924???---Mroz lists Stoughton 1920-28.. If the engine looks unfamiliar, hold your breath...while Mroz lists Cont'l, Herc, Midwest and Wauk engines used he also implies an "own" engine (27.3 HP 4cyl) may've been used in 1925 and describes a 31.5 HP "own" engine in that year... No mention of any buses are made in the brief thumbnail; my catalogs only have one "Stoughton Bus" listing, using an OHV Midwest engine, obviously not yours...
  4. Std Cat is certainly unkiind, citing "unworthiness" per dated styling and a poorly formed hood.. Or did they actually mean "unworldiness"...
  5. 2Hs were used by Auburn, Elcar, Gardner and others (for which I don't recall any Clubs/websites)...I believe there're clubs/groups/sites for those three that might be helpful for this or other questions that might come up... OOPS---Apperson also used the 2H...
  6. slospeed: "...one of the adapters went into the Fageol tractor..."... Which one?? Davids in the UK or Jim T's in Vancouver?? I've assumed Jims in Vancouver was a different workaround...
  7. No luck in my few IH notes... But do believe speedtruckbill, who lives in US and posts on oldihc and smokstak? and/or slospeed, oldihc poster in Melbourne, were either involved in the original oldihc pump work or commented at the time, so if still available could have info. Really annoying that this's come up several times and I can't lay my hand on anything definite...
  8. Well, I looked in the places the info should be, but, of course, zero...but then, again , was rescued bu Google... Brought up a couple CT discussions, one saying David Parfitt, who posts on smokstak, was rebuilding a Fageol tractor with the CT in the UK and had been in touch with the NZ/AU people who'd fab'd a new pump for their IH truck/s...I believe David posts under his own name , so you should be able to email him thru smokstak... Jim Tremble in Vancouver, WA, was involved in rebuilding a similar Fageol; someone else did a new pump, apparently independent of the NZ/AU guys...Jim couldn't recall who the man was, but might know who has thr tractor, who, in turn, might recall the mechanic...Jim also posts under his own name on smokstak..
  9. pgb123---sorry to hear the CEs also have the dodgy oil pump---do you know if the Gardner CFs have the potmetal pump??? w What've the Gardner owners done about it??? The oldihc site should still have some info re' their new-pump work, and a Fageol tractor with a CT was redone with another pump in Vancouver, WA. I know I've got notes somewhere, but... If there's a specific pump used for replacement I''ll make a note (and an effort to get this info together)......
  10. This has nothing to do with your oil leak; just a heads-up--- If you should take your engine down look at the oil pump carefully---the CT, a sister engine, often (always?) uses a potmetal type pump that is often cracked and expanded in place, coming out in pieces (workarounds/other pumps've been fitted by other owners)... The series seems to run CE, CF, CH, CT and C4, C4W, CUWM; I believe a CF owner (Auburn) advised his pump was cast iron. It's possible the potmetal pump may've been limited to the /some CTs..
  11. Wherever they were built, they were what were then considered "compact" cars, models smaller than "standard" size models. so while the man in the pic looks substantial he needn'tv'e been outstandingly large... Had one of these...sweet little cars; liked the vaguely Buck Rogerish styling...there were much worse examples in those days of Freudian "bumper guards" and tail fins...
  12. Since he's not posted any additional info since October I assume he's solved his problem... A 1917 ring catalog lists twenty Cont;l 6s in 5 different bores, and that's probably not a complete list......
  13. In line with Terry's comment above ("why make it more complex"), let us know which Cont'l you have as it may've been one of their more popular engines...assuming, of course, you're certain it is a Cont'l... If you don't know the Cont'l designation, or aren't even sure it is a Cont'l, (no tag or out of one of the cars that claimed to use "own" produced engine) post what info you have---b/s, what out of and/or presently in, stamped/embossed numbers/letters etc)... It's free; what've you got to lose, unless you just want to rig something up to see if it'll work for the fun of it...
  14. Have had heater core leaking for several years on 2000 Saturn wagon... Fortunately minor enough only leaked about 2 gal a year when started to leak (1 gal AF+1gal water mixture) so just lived with it. As time passed impurities in water/coolant are gradually stopping leak with no noticeable effect on cooling...keeping my fingers crossed core won't go BLOOEY before begins to overheat or rest of car goes... Thought about stop leak but wasn't sure how well (or badly) it might work with no radiator cap (fill thru overflow tank)...
  15. The C600 seems to be an interesting engine, at least per my few sources... The C400, listed as 33/8x4, was apparently continued (or resurrected/upgraded?) as the C4143 (automotive) and PC143 (power unit), as it's lumped in with those and several others as taking one set of gasketc (41 McCord)...the C600 was apparently, not, standing alone with its own set of gaskets therein... The C400 made it into several other makes while, again, the C600 fared poorer, at least as far as my parts catalogs show... Stewart truck models 60A and 60H , both 3/4Ton, are listed with the C600; no Stewart Club shows up, but they were a successful builder of the period... Gray Marine models Phantom Light S1x, 6-51 and 6-62 are listed using the C600 in the 41 McCord; however, a 63 McCord lists the Phantom Light Six with an F6209, the 6-51 with the F209 (Ind'l version), and the 6-62 was not listed... Per a 36 catalog the C600 seems to have its own pistons; catalogs seem confused on valves. Cont'l bearings must be a mess, as surprisingly few are listed in my catalogs, and not the C600...