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Bud Tierney

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  1. K: Misunderstanding your reply above (it was late here; senior moment) looked in a couple engine parts catalogs (King Prod, 6-32 and 3-36) for commonality between CCptn and Hupp 8s (you did mean the 49 Chrysler engine was fitted to the 32 as a replacement??)... Anyway, did note an oddity... While I found no replacement part number commonality, there was a NOTE under some of the Chrysler 8s in the 32 catalog that they used a special narrow "L" shaped comp ring...and in the 32 catalog the same note was under the Hupp 1930-31 "C" original factory piston in the piston/pin section and under the 193
  2. Some of those Dodge Diesel pages are also in some of the little Thompson "manuals" (using the word loosely): Thompson Vol HD-9--Stock Truck and Ind'l Engines, Diesel (1939-48 on cover) 5 pgs, mostly illus on WKD/WLD; 4 pgs mostly illus on VKD/VLD:4 pgs, mostly illus, on TLD/TKD... Thompson (no Vol #) "Trucks, Buses, Tractors, Diesel Engines, etc" (1941-50 on cover): 5 pgs on WKD/WLD (probably same pages as in the above)... These little Thompsons give mainly basic specs and some repair info, but're not really comprehensive repair manuals.
  3. If the above block repair outfits can't help or are out of reach financially, check with the Wauk Eng Hist Soc (wehs.net) as to whether any other blocks may interchange...your 6SRKR was a heavy duty version of the 6SRK, but the blocks may not be exactly the same.... Also ask them if any of the other 6S series engines have the same exterior etc mounting dimensions; if so, engines like the 6SRL 43/8x51/8 or the 6SRS 41/8x51/8, altho smaller and probably not dual ign (assuming yours is dual ign) might be acceptable if drop-in fits... If looking for another block, post on old truck sites like aths
  4. On a computerized car I doubt whether you're ever "far away from the computer"... My brother had one of the early computerized Cads...he thought the trunk light was too dim, backed it out of the garage, let the engine run to warm it up, cut the trunk light wire to splice in a brighter light, and the engine died...had to splice the trunk light wire back together to get it running again...
  5. STLCZY--your OHV is probably an R-6572, listed as a 43/4x53/8 (Brockway's 48B), and your 427s are probably the B-6427 if L-head or the T-6427 if OHV, both listed as 45/16x47/8... OH--Fascinating-- (A) 36-49 Motor lists B-6427 as Brockway 42BX (several model listings)...for 36-49 Brockway shows no T-6427... ( 49-57 Motor lists B-6427 as Brockway 42BD, 42BX and 42BY, AND shows R-6572 as Brockway 48B, 48BD and 48FD...I have no idea what the differences are...(no Brockway T-6427 listed)... As mentioned earlier (assuming parts are NLA thru local sources) the place to start is Garrad (Gerry/Je
  6. Are you absolutely 100% sure that's one of Paiges' "own" engines??? Std car says Paige built all its own engines thru the WWI years, but I've got old replacement parts catalogs showing various Cont'ls back to 1914, with some models with a Rutenber 23 and 25 (may be misprint for 22-25 as the 25 succeeded the 22) 1916-19... If you think it may possibly be a Cont'l try Garrad (Gerry/Jerry) Moon at Monte's in Chicago, obsolete Cont'l parts dealers...he'll need any letters/numberscast or stamped on the engine for ID. If a Cont'l that same flywheel may've been used on other makes of the period... ga
  7. Found my other Hudson book (Don Butler's) which says even less about engines...it does have a pic of the 1910 4 cyl (drivers side) at sight of which "Buda" popped into my mind, but, on the other hand, I wouldn't know an Atlas if it fell on my foot, and basically the same with Cont...nor do either say whether Hudson bought off-the-shelf Atlas, Buda and Cont models or had the companies build an engine to Hudson's specs (the most likely as none of my replacement parts catalogs show several engines for any early Hudson)... He states the 33 had a "new" engine, and gives some specs (geez, two mains!
  8. Fred: Interesting... I don't follow cars much anymore, but Hudson's always been kind of a favorite, having owned some in my misspent youth-jalopy days.... Have two Hudson books but could only fine Conde's, in which he mentions the Atlas, Buda and Cont engines but gives no engine ID designations... The few old replacement parts catalogs I have listing Hudson give a few later Cont ID's but nothing for the 33, and those that list the 33 just list one engine (1917 Burd rings, 24 Houpert piston, 30 Mann Pins). Std Cat doesn't mention any engine changes, but if strictly internal probably wouldn't un
  9. OOPS--forgot to mention those "noncompos" posts were mine from before I got tired of juggling screen names and converted to my own...easier to remember...
  10. Well, despite not finding much in the way of old truck/tractor listings for the 5.1 engines, they seem to be quite sought after by collectors/enthusiasts...... I assume you've run the archives here and found the "T-Head Motor" thread 1-31-2011 jdhuffman re' the 6cyl "L" power unit found in an underground mine in Ajo AZ (Ajo is about as far away from anyplace as you can get and still be someplace, assuming Ajo's still there--(copper mining town))...snagged and hauled back east somewhere after several parties inquired... The JAU I mentioned is NOT a "J" variation, as I found listings show
  11. Rods: Must've missed your post the last time I was in the site... There were at least two 5.1 bore Wisconsins per my old parts catalogs: 4 Cyl J and JU (I assume the JU is a variation) 6 Cyl L (NOT TO BE CONFUSED with later water-cooled 6 cyl L1, L2, L3, L4, all smaller bores). They're listed in a 1917 Burd ring catalog, which lists by bore and ring size; that very small section lists an Indiana truck model JU for 1912-16 (coincidence??) and a couple South Bend trucks: 1914 model L and 1915 model JU (another coincidence??). I believe there's an Indiana truck club somewhere... The
  12. WHTB: My apologies for not blowing up your original pic of the tag...I believe you're correct in it's being the sad remains of a 6Y...you can see the 6Y was formed as part of the tag and all the other numbers are stamped... Both 30 McCord and 38 Victor gasket catalogs show the 6Y, 7U and 10U sharing the gaskets listed, the OE numbers listed being 6YA-number etc, all being 31/8x41/4... Both those catalogs list, under some of the engines, the vehicles they were used in (well, some, as these catalogs are never complete and often contradictory)...because I feel bad about missing the pic, here's wh
  13. Merkel Motor Co, Milwaukie, Wisc (of the Merkel Motorcycle/Flying Merkel fame) advertised 4 cyl inline automobile engines in 1907 and 1908. One ad described a 31/2x31/2 air cooled of 12-14 HP, and three water cooled, ranging from 14-16 to 35-40 HP, with an illus of a 4cyl water cooled cast in pairs... This was before Merkel merged with or was taken over by Light (1909?--I didn't note from the Merkel website)... Light built tractor engines, maybe more, but my dates show later... The Merkel website didn't mention the auto engines (or perhaps I missed any mention that was there)... Does anyone he
  14. whtbaron: Assuming that was actually a 1925, just eyeballing two replacement parts catalogs that cover Moon show Cont'ls 6Y, 7C, 7R, 7U, 7Z and 8R...looking at more catalogs may indicate others...I do not know the differences in the engines, if any... Does that have any visible cast/stamped numbers/letters???
  15. I don't recall seeing your inquiry on oldmarineengine.com, altho I don't follow the site religiously... Google says it is (was?) a special marine racing engine; was it domesticated??? It does show in a 40 McCord gasket catalog, but possibly because the few gaskets listed also fit its apparent brothers, the UH and UHD (31/16x43/4). I don't ordinarily follow marine engines so my apologies if this's belaboring the obvious...
  16. DD: Did you investigate UK or Continent sources for those rings?? They may've used many non-us compatible sizes...
  17. Does anyone here have a ref book that mentions the Binsse Machine Co of Harrison, NJ, apparently involved in the developing/mfg?? of a Howard automobile engine around 1913 or so??? Listing under gasoline automobile engine builders with the "Howard" reference was in a 1913 Automobile Trade Journal or Directory; I saw one Binsse ad with a pic of an inline 6, in one of the Auto Trade Jnls/Direct's, but lost note re location; Google has a reference to a 1912 pamphlet by Binsse "Spec sheet for Howard 4 and 6 Cyl" The Binsse company that built boring machines etc was in Newark--don't know if related
  18. How does the old saying go??---A man who represents himself as his own atty has a fool for a client??--or something similar... As already mentioned above, find yourself an atty to at least get local professional advice... With apologies to everyone who quoted/referred to statutes, it's not just what the specific law states but also how local courts have interpreted/applied it over the years... And, yes, it's also perfectly true that unless you have an atty in the family, or have a considerable amount of actual out-of-pocket money tied up here (as opposed to "expectations"), and unless you can
  19. John Dolson and son built quite nice cars, getting a nicely detailed 3-page writeup in a 1907 Horseless Age issue, incl nice pix and good desc of engine/s...everything except who built them, despite mentioning the builders of other "assembled car" components in that piece... Robert Dluhy's Brass Era book listed a 2cyl and four different fours: 41/2x43/4 5x5 41/2x51/4 5x51/2, altho this was maybe a 5x51/4...one of which was in their "Cannonball" roadster, ads guaranteeing 75 mph... Std Cat, var Aut'm'ble Trade Jnls/Directories, pieces in Harpers, Motor, Motor Way, car spec sites no help... Does
  20. Anyone here have a Schlosser T-head (Schlosser Mfg Co, 151 E 126th, NY City 1906?? thru 1930 and maybe later)...engines built 1907??-?? for autos, trucks, marine, used in some/all?? Schlosser cars 1910-13?? If so, does it have a sharply angled stylized "S' on the center of the front timing cover?? Just an "S", no surround or outline, maybe a period looking thing on the right bottom curve/angle of the "S". OR does that emblem sound familiar to anyone?? Many thxx!! Bud (Trying to figure out how to make link for pic)...
  21. Is anyone here familiar with this reissue in relation to the original 1920 something issue?? Content the same, or has the reissue omitted any of the more obscure engines, like some of the reissued repair manuals omitting orphans?? Any comments appreciated. many thxx!! Bud
  22. Americans don't always agree on "backfire" (explode, while apt, is the wrong English word)... Backfiring out the tailpipe/exhaust (exploding out the tailpipe) is often confused with "coughing" (exploding) (backfiring) out the carb... I've never heard of a carb being damaged/broken because of coughing/backfiring out the carb, but there's lots I've never heard of... It's more likely you still have a fuel or ignition problem of some kind... A better description of the engine and its problems would help...on idle does it miss, run rough, lope, try to die?? The same with the higher speed problem/s.
  23. Std Cat says the 1913 was on a 98 inch whelbase with a 7HP V-twin, the 1914 was 100 inches with a 10HP 4, and the 1915 was a light car with a 16HP 4, but no production numbers are mentioned. Srd Cat estimated prices (1987?) (my copy says "First Edition, First Printing" but looks like a cheap knock-off) would br sadly out of date, and I have no idea if they were remotrly reliable at production.
  24. TRIMACAR: Many thxx for comments. Good thinking on the "...our 70HP engine...", except for the background: Halvor Sageng was, of all things, a missionary, apparently interested in farm/ag concepts because of background or personal inclinations; at any rate, the Thresher he designed was a great leap forward--quite possibly too much of a leap--as it didn't sell. Reportedly only 21 or so were built over several years, no known survivors.The operation does not seem to've been more than moderatly financed, and none of the bios, trade journal pieces of the period etc mention Halvor or his Threshing
  25. CBEN09: Many thxx for comments; this sounds like real progress. The illus of the bottom end of the rod does--to me, at least, being unfamiliar with most marine engines--seem to have an oddly heavy squarish look. The illus of the engine (post #3 on the stak site is the best illus) did bring a marine engine to mind, but I assumed that was because most of the inline multi-cyl, cyls cast separately engine illus's I remember seeing were mostly marine... Did you eyeball the engine pic and the rod illus (post #12 on the stak site)? We'd appreciate your opinion as to whether the engine looks familiar
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