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Bud Tierney

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  1. Tad's pic of the 51 Vagabond in his Monstrous spotters guide seems to show both rear doors of the vagabond open...is that correct??? My old 49 Vagabond had the spare mounted against the inside of the left rear door, which did not open...
  2. WAYNE: Vehicles I found using the 6Y and/or 6Y-7U combination are: Anderson ---41---23-25; Auburn---6-43---23-25 Barley---Light 6-50---22-25 Columbia---Light 6---22-24 Davis---70, 71, 72, 90??---22-26 Hanson---50---22-23 (6y only) Moon---6-40, Newport??----22-25 Star (as shown by Machinist Bill above)---no model listed---23-24 Others used the 7U up into 1927 per what I found. A 1936 King Products catalog (piston ass/bly, valves, bearings) shows a valve change in the 6Y at engine # 10500 (to #10500 and after #10500) It also shows rod insert bearings were then available to replace poured... JON
  3. JON: My apologies for not including you as a Carb reference. I've seen your helpful comments on other threads, and will try to be more considerate in the future... The 10U is shown in 30 McCrd and 38 Victor gasket catalogs as being the same b/s as the 6Y-7U and using the some gaskets listed...other engine parts catalogs how some (but not all) parts mutuality between Early and Late 6Y, Early and Late 7U with 10U and the 7Z, apparently either all members of the same "family" or perhaps gradual upgrades/modifications of the same basic engine... As listed in the other Cardwell threads, I apparentl
  4. If anything like you want was issued the profe$$ional auto literature dealers would have some; you might query them (the only one that comes to mind is autolit, who think highly of everything they have, but they have a monumental inventory)...if anything turned up, but was financially out of reach, you'd at least know what to look for... There are some on EBay, generally for later engines (N,Y,F etc) and specialty engines, but I didn't go thru the 400+ listings---lots of later TM and aero, plus Lincoln Cont'ls... There're pathetic little 6x9 24 or so page Op Manuals covering later L Heads, bet
  5. A 1930 wrist pin catalog lists: Senior 6 1927...Cont. Spec....31/4 bore Senior 6, Victory 6, Std 6 1928-29...Cont...33/8 bore Truck, 2 Ton 1927-28...Cont. Spec...31/4 bore (apparently same as the 31/4 bore above). My 38 Victor catalog lists the above models, with others, in a confused format,with two engines: 31/4x41/2 and 33/8x41/2, and states "Cont'l 12M"... However, a Cont'l index therein lists "Dodge 12M, 14M".. If anyone has a Dodge engine history easily available, does it state which is the 12M and which the 14M, or what Cont'l ID used if not one of those stated?? I assume this's onlin
  6. Does anyone out there know of, or've heard of, any online or other comprehensive list of Cont'l straight 8 engines and/or a list of the makes that used the straight 8s?? I find various lists, but nothing specifically breaking out or ID'ing the straight 8s. If anyone has a copy of the company history book, does it have a good list (or any substantial mention??) of the straight 8s??? From my old parts catalogs, so far I find: 8P/8PA; 8S/8SA; 9JA, 9K, 9KA; 10S; 12K, 12Z; 13K; 14K, 14S; 15K, 15S; 16S, 17S, 18S, and 21S in that numbering system... There's also an R800, not Cont'ls usual numbering s
  7. Wayne: (1) Post any/all ID info on your mag; if none, a good pic or pix...then: If nothing turns up here re' mag info, advice and/or sympathy, as the case may be, post your mag ID/pix and appeal for help in any one of the old tractor/old Ag eqpmt sites, as most older units used various mags...(smokstak, ytmag come to mind)... (2) At first glance, the 6Y doesn't seem to've been all that popular, and may've---repeat, may've---been quickly replaced by the 7U...like, f'rinstance: Anderson 1923 Coach 6Y; Anderson 1924 (no ID) 7U Auburn 6-43 1923 6Y; 6-43 1924 7U Columbia Light Six 22-23 6
  8. Ken: Got your emails... Replied (that I couldn't help) but reply got kicked back as junk mail, so've tried sending copy direct. With sympathy, Bud T
  9. Got your email--thxx for heads-up... Interesting about the Dayton-Crusader---Std Cat refers to Dayton with a Spacke. I understand Spacke did not build a 4 inline (please correct me if that's wrong) whereas the German Wiki shows the 1914 Dayton CycleCar with a 4cyl inline... Then under Crusader (the Dayton became the Crusader) Std Cat says "...refinements were made...to take it out of the Cyclecar category. The four cylinder engine remained the same..." Didn't have time to do any digging for more info... Also couldn't bring the engine tag up clear enough on my set to read the engine model...p
  10. Sigh: finally thought to doubleclick on tag picture to blow up; it does look like "C4".. Per a 1930 McCord gasket catalog the C4 is a solid head=no removable cylinder head=apparently issued in two bores: 33/4 and 41/8, stroke on both 51/4. A fairly popular truck engine per makes used in, but I have no prod info so don't know how many actually produced... Eyeballing a 1930 wrist pin catalog quickly picks up a dozen or more makes listings, every one the 41/8 bore, but don't know if that'd hold true across the board... A 32 engine parts catalog shows little commonality with other Cont'l Cs of th
  11. You have indeed come up with a "rara avis"--- Mroz's US Truck Ency says built 1920-21 by New Orleans Mtr Trk Mfg Co (all spelled out) in 11/2, 21/2 and 31/2 ton tons, the 11/2 with 3 speed trans, the others with 4 speeds.. Wheelbases were 144, 156 and 164 inches... Interestingly, Mroz refers to Herc engines, a different one in each size, but many of these "assembled" cars/trucks were built with whatever the buyer wanted...if you're close to a decent pub lib they should have a ref copy and/or a ref copy of Georgano's World Trucks book (the big one with histories, not the little one with just na
  12. On the motorcycle question, particularly a mountain bike, I'm not surprised at rotation, considering the extreme torque... Our old jalopies seldom had that kind of power, so never experienced that problem, and now most collector cars are just not driven that hard... When changing tires, often centered tube by partially inflating, deflating while stressing valve, maybe having to bounce, as mentioned above... In downsizing, just sold my old MWard armstrong bead breaker; think I bought it in 1970 or so; haven't used it in 15-20 yrs. Felt like selling an old friend..
  13. If you have to get into them again, since you didn't know to powder the tubes to avoid them sticking to the tires, after breaking the beads away from the rim, you should have enough slack to get your fingertips on the inside of the tire enough to push the tube loose so you don't risk pinching a hole in it from catching the tube with your tire iron... Certainly never thought changing tube tires would be in danger of become a lost art... Some new tubes used to come already powdered...
  14. jjd52: Many thxx for gracious reply...my personal interest is completely academic, my fickle curiosity piqued by someone on one of these old engine forums trying to ID an L-head/flathead 4cyl engine in a 1917 truck... The only question I would have would be is if H-S engines left the factory with any kind of ID for repairmen and such, usually one of three types: (a) a "tag", usually a 3x4 inch or so metal piece affixed to the block, stating maker, engine model, bore/stroke and serial #; ( some info, often engine model and serial #, stamped somewhere on engine, often on a polished "boss"; © so
  15. If you have a Lycoming engine, please see my Lycoming Oil Pump question, posted yesterday in the General discussions forum. Many thxx!!
  16. One of the Lyc late 20s-early 30s truck engines, the CT 4cyl, used in some IH trucks and others, came with a potmetal or similar construction oil pump that tends to crack and expand in it's mounting, so that it's been known, in attempts to remove, to come out in pieces... (A) If you have any of THE OTHER 4cyl "C" ENGINE LINE---C, CE, CF, CH,CU, C4--series, and maybe more---OR ( If you have ANY period Lyc engine, and you've had your engine apart enough to see the oil pump, would you advise if it looked like potmetal or similar, or had visible cracks or deterioration?? IT WOULD APPEAR this disin
  17. Saw your bump---assume it means your starter search not going smoothly (yes, bad joke!)... Don't recall seeing your inquiry on other old car/truck/engine sites I follow... Have you been able to positively ID which Cont'l engine you have??...if not, what cast/embossed/stamped numbers/letters can you find on your engine??? Have you tried any of the professional obsolete Ign/starter/gen dealers??...if not, try (1) jason@aerrebuild.com (Advanced Elec Rebuilders) (2) click on "sponsors" at the top of the page on smokstak; I believe there's at least one ign outfit--if no help may have suggestions t
  18. Many thxx for replies---yes, I noted the 4-litre on one of the websites in some cursory Googling... It was just academic curiosity on my part; I hadn't been in these before, and I find I have contradictory info in what info I do have, as well as not having a complete 8 and/or 8 b/s list... Per what I have, the 27/8x43/4s would appear to be the closest, but while my info indicates some of these 27/8s innards may be different, the blocks may well be the same...
  19. I'm not familiar with Cont'l 8s---do we know which one was used, or are all the Cont'l 8 blocks interchangeable??
  20. It's my impression the side-drafts were primarily a Brit-Euro thing...perhaps you'd get an ID on one of the UK-Continent sites??
  21. Haven't found anything further on the 4-6cyl question, so will assume just period catalog typos/misinformation---many of these catalog printers cribbed from each other, perpetuating errors... The brief H-Sp history I found said their engines were in 60 or so makes; I'm up to around 90, and I'm sure that's far from complete...
  22. Try mribbich here (his email will come up on search)---sent him a catalog awhile back to help ID a batch of fabric UJoints he'd acquired...
  23. Many thxx for replies!! GD: any H-S ID on those?? All of my stuff is by company designation... On My H-S list i have I, JU (1917), 2700, 6600, 7000,11000 (1930), M326, 30, 90, 91(1936) for 4's (dates being the date of the catalog they first show up in)... E, SA (1917) 7000, 11000 (1930)40, 41, 90, 91 (1936) for 6's...I don't pretend that list to be complete, it's just what show up in my old catalogs...7000, 11000, 90 and 91 appear on both lists as they're all listed in at least two catalogs as "4-6" in the cyl column... My 1930 McCord gasket catalog also has a listing for a 6cyl 4x6 OHV (from
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