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Bud Tierney

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  1. FWIW, "leads appreciated" implies these're not lying around everywhere...of you have one, it might be helpful to post its ID. If you've none, maybe a helpful soul'll post what.s on theirs...
  2. A 56 Filco truck and bus catalog lists GCO 4801A to D, GCO 4802A to c (which take same points and CE bushing) and GCO4803A to 8A, which take different points but same bushing...both sets of points are either common or Filko has "universal" sets... My 36-49 Motor cars manual lists a raft of GCOs, including 4801B anC, 4802, 4802A to C...don't know if any of those are close enough to have the same parts you need and/or be a drop-in replacement for yours.;..
  3. A couple basic points we learned, mostly the hard way, tears ago, and probably useful no matter where you are..... (1) ask around about local DMV offices; different offices may have reputations for being helpul or difficult... (2) remember THEY have thew power here, not you...being right is immaterial if you allow yourself to upset your DNV clerk. Grind your teeth and remain pleasant (3) as stressed above, do all your homework; the less problems to be solved the better chances you'll have...
  4. 1918 is just out of range of my catalog listings, but possibilities are the N-NA the V4 ot thr V7, all solid heads (no cyl head)... I've never built up a pix file, so I'm assuming that's a headless; can anyone read anything like a model designation on the tag, or advise whether it's headless or not??
  5. Oh, please...mo one with any feeling at all for old paper ever "cuts out" an ad...one gingerly removes the staples, especially carefully if they've rusted, then removes the ad page from the two page section...if a glued backing, one breaks the backing between unwanted pages, then into smaller sections until the ad pages wanted can be removed undamaged... And, yes, keeping the whole mag is nice...but old paper is HEAVY, and soon requires reinforcing the floor or reducing living space... While my own collecting days are long behind me. I keep a few leftovers in my desk for memoriesof the fun hours we spent finding and saving old things...our own collecting/selling did put some cash into the system, but b but it was only worthwhile as it was almost completely a lobor of love for both of us... Agreed, also, those mentione d above probably not old enough to be worth time and effort to sell, UNLESS of the most popular muscle cars of the period... k
  6. While I've never followed Locomobile, I understand they built engines and transmissions in-house... Assuming you've asked the Club about any references to Loco selling some of the transmissions to other builders, and/or whether yours was copied from a vendors model ( or whether a vendor might've copied from Loco's design) that was close enough to substitute, you might consider posting a pic of what you're looking for and/or or whatever's cast or stamped on the outside... Someone with a pile of old transmissions out back might go out and take a look, just in case.....
  7. Whatever the Average Value for one in this state (not running) it will be considerably increased if it can be resurrected into running condition (engine) or, better, moving itself(a little) or even around the yard... Do contact the oldihs people for advice before putting in any time or money......Good luck!!
  8. Pressure system?? Had a little Ford---overheated slowly---did EVERYTHING but pull the engine apart...complete mystery.. One day, puzzling over it, dropped pretty like-new radiator cap on street---rust fell out---new cap, m,ystery so;ved!!
  9. You almost certainly have a KB (the series ran K-KA-KB-KC-KM=KN, all apparently 31/2x5) and was a quite popular series judging by the list of makes using in a 1930 catalog... I'm assuming you're on some of the IH websites ---oldihc is the only one I'm familiar with---other IH Lyc owners will be a good source of info re parts, or the lack thereof,,,..names listed that have clubs I know of are Elcar and Gardner, altho Crow-Elkhart and Dort are possibles...among the trucks lots of orphans, but there's Fageol that has a website... Lyc parts are reportedly not that easy to find, so be pleasant to other Lyc owners... At least the series seems to share parts, altho under rod bearings it lists a special one with two drilled holes as used in International engines (no mains listed, apparently poured) so there could be other idiosyncrasies for IH.. There're also the profe$$ional obsolete parts dealers---a fair list is on the Vendors and Restoration Services page of justoldtrucks...
  10. As a long shot try binderbooks.com, who supposedly have manuals for everything IH produced... More practically, are there any cast/embossed/stamped numbers or letters on the engine?? D'you have it apart, know the bore/stroke?? Post any ID numbers on starter, gen, carb as they could help ID engine... If engine has any C- numbers/letters do not touch oil pump as it may be a C-series (C--CE-CF-CH-CT) some of which used a potmetal disintegrating oil pump... You might also send pix/info to the Gardner Auto club; Gardners used Lycs and may be able to ID for you; they also have info on a replacement oil pump, if needed........
  11. So far so good on the mag---the N=NA was very popolar, so should be owners around to let you know what mag's on theirs--- The N/NA was issued in two bores---31/2 and 33/4---but the 33/4 one is apparently the mostly used truck engine; don't know if they came with different mags... Suggest you make a new post---looking for mag for Cont'l N-NA 33/4 bore---should turn up help... OGood luck!!ne of the vintage electrical parts dealers may have books specifying which you need or what will work...
  12. For your mag it might help to ID your Cont'l---looks like if original should be "N", often listed as "N-NA" in catalogs...(NA MIGHT'VE been Unit Power Plant (Eng/clutch/trans together, usually bolted but occasionally with one casting)... .00PS---watch it---looks like there was an 11X 2Ton with a different engine...
  13. Tried to post a reply to your PM, but either system or my set acting up, don't know if it went thru... If not, contact me by email (click on my name on post, email will come up)... That C has a tangled history; just ran across a 1912 piece where Cont'ls listing the C as both the 4s and now two 6s as well My only source that lists Moon 1910-11 etc ( a 1917 ring catalog) doesn't list the C, but a larger D, but old parts catalogs are never complete, and if Cont'l had an emergency order from Moon they probably sent whatever was available that could fit in... Another oddity: the two sections for the two fours list almost all trucks for both, with only a few cars, which does sound like "..they're hurting for engines, what's in the warehouse?..."...
  14. John: Fascinating reply----caps are one of those things that turn into unobtainium I''m ' sure many here, besides myself, would like to hear more about the process and costs.. By full set I assume you mean spares for sale/trade?? I'm not in the market, just curious if another old bugaboo's been cured by progress...
  15. Horizontal opposed engines are not my interest, but've noted their bore usually wider than stroke is long (31/2x3 etc), while verticals are usually the opposite (3x31/2 etc) .. Is this because of some engine physics property?? Many thxx for satisfying my idle curiosity...
  16. No ideas?? We'll assume it was just period advertispeak.. My curiosity piqued by post of Saxon owner who drained oil, got about two quarts out, put two quarts in and it was coming out of the top petcock. Granted, it's a small engine, but two quart capacity just sounded short...
  17. Will someone please enlighten me how this Vacuum Splash system (or lack of system??) works?? Saxon introductory pieces (Automobile Trade Journal Jan to March 1914) state "...whereby oil is circulated and held at a constant level without a single moving part..." Ads later added "...thereby ensuring the utmost simplicity and economy through elimination of the oil pump and its connections...".. The engine is the superlight? Cont'l "0", described as specially designed by Saxon but built by Cont'l,, weight radically?? shaved to power the light car with the 25/8 x 4 version (there are two other versions of the "0")... One of the other versions was described as 23/4 x41/2 in a related piece, but one of my catalogs describes it as 23/4x4. I haven't pursued that question.
  18. Forgot a scribbled note that a small piece in the Automobile (1-8-14 pg 113) said the 25/8 motor was built by Cont'l butt to a saxon design, which probably explains why, if it's one of the Os, it's not listed among other Cont'gls---only thin unusual mentioned in small piescewas that lubrication was bu "vacuum splash'... Splash is obvious but I'm not familiar with the "vacuum" part...Good Luck!!
  19. Always been curious about that O motor issued in three bores... 1930 McCord gasket catalog lists Saxon models A, B, B5R 1914-17 with the Cont'l O, with 25/8 and 23/4 bores, both 4" stroke...and it's not listed in the form usually used for vehicles using off-the-shelf engines, but in a format usually indicating primarily or wholly used by one make, nor is the "0" listed in the regular Cont'l section...... a 1917 ring catalog, set up by bore and ring combinations (31/2 with 3/16 rings, 31/2 wi h1/4 rings., etc) lists (A) 25/8 bore 3/16 rings---under this it lists 8 users, incl Saxon A for 11914-15...the only other cars listed are the Enger V12 and a Scripps-Booth, which I believe ta that time was a Cyclecar... (B) 23/4 with 3/16 rings---this has a much longer list, incl Saxon #14 for 1916 and Saxon B5R for 1917...this section also included Cont'ls U, for which there was a press release describing it as Cont'ls "Light Car" engine...(the steps were cyclecar under 70 CID, Light Car 71 to somthing I've forgotten... (C) 415/16 with 1/4 rings---this listing was just the Cont'l , nothing else (???) Googling failed to bring up any press release for the "0", which would usually describe the oiling, probably 'cuz I'm feeding in the wrong words, altho I'm not sure Cont'l issued press releases for all their basic engines...Fascinating!!!
  20. So how much oil drained out?? If about two quarts, and the engine was running with that amount of old oil without thrashing itself apart, that's a good sign, but two quarts still gives me the willies...with the engine running and oil splashed around inside, it wouldn't seem to leave much room for consumption before becoming fatal... Some Cont'ls were widely used, some weren't...can't comment re' the "0" as my catalogs don't cover much early stuff (teens/early 20s) but the "0" is not an engine that pops up often in these forums... )'m surprised the Saxon people haven't been more help...rare engine because they kepy running ou of oil?? (My apologies, bad joke in poor taste)...
  21. I'm not familiar with these old engines, but two quarts of oil to "fill" gives me the willies... Did you drain the oil and you're refilling??? "Verify before running the engine"...so ir's not running?? from when?? How much trouble to pull the pan to see whats inside?? Saxon was a "light car"; one listing shows the engine as Cont'l "O", issued in three different bores---it;s been referred to in some references as an early aircraft engine, so it could have a non=standard auto oiling system... Try Garrad (gerry/jerry?)Moon at Monte's Eqpment, obsolete Cont'l parts dealers... garradmoon@flash@momtes.com or montesequipment.com
  22. Am deeply enbarrassed to learn, after years of being an amateur enthusiast, that such a professional organization really exists. My own fault, admittedly, for failing to run down references noted in the past..(too many questions, too little time!!... As an occasional wader in the quagmires of automobile history, you have my deepest admiration and Best Wishes for your monumental, if not Herculean task...
  23. Can't help om rod length... Have no actual journal diam but 36 catalog shows same rod bearing # for W4, W%...NOTE main differ, below... That catalog shows pin diam for W4 as .750 (12/16), for W5 as .859 (55/64, just under 14/16, if my math correct) Per that catalog W4 znd some W%--to 56554o-and 565591 to 567306 Domestic; export different).. Balance of W5 565541 to 565590 and after 567306.. (Domestic, export different) took a different set of mains....
  24. gtr8: Many thxx for the detailed and much appreciated reply; I see I should've done more digging before asking questions that'd been answered a long time ago... Maybe I'll check some of the other period journals to see which Cont'l it was... Again, many thxx!!!
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