Ltc4748

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  1. I plan to start the vehicle next week and will take pictures and post them if I can figure out how ( I have not tried to do any pictures yet on the forum ). I will also ask the owner if they are willing to sell privately. I will post their reply. Thanks to all for the information and help.

    1926 Model T Roadster

    1927 Studebaker Commander

    1947 Chrysler windsor sedan

    1948 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible

    1959 Studebaker lark VIII Stationwagon


  2. Hello Larry. Thank you again for your response. I use 15-40 in all of my vehicles. This Buick is owned by a friend who's father passed away years ago. They wanted to get it running to prepare to sell the vehicle, probably at Hershey Pa since we live about 45 miles from there. I knew the T was negative ground but did not know if all the other auto manufacturers were positive ground until the 1950's.

    1926 Model T Roadster

    1927 Studebaker Commander

    1947 Chrysler windsor sedan

    1948 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible

    1959 Studebaker lark VIII Stationwagon


  3. Hello Larry. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions about this Buick. I have another couple questions to ask - do these cars have positive or negative ground systems? I am pretty sure the original owner had it operating as it was when new. There was no battery in it when the car came to me. I was going to use 30 non detergent oil in the crankcase, but the timing gear area has a tag that requests 600 wt oil, what would you use. Not knowing the history of lubricants used in this coupe I figured another owner would already know what is best. Thank you again for your help

    Larry Gross

    1926 Model T Roadster

    1927 Studebaker Commander

    1947 Chrysler windsor sedan

    1948 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible

    1959 Studebaker lark VIII Stationwagon


  4. I am getting ready to start a C36 that has sat for a very long time. I would like to find out the proper way to change and check the oil in the engine. It has 5 plugs down the center of the oil pan, a petcock on the left side of the pan and a plug in the front of the pan. I also would like to know how much oil to put back into the engine. Thank you in advance for the help.


  5. How is your oil pressure when the engine is fully warmed up running at low idle? If it goes below 15 psi I would not go to a multi viscosity. Non detergent oil has not been recommended for vehicle engines since about 1930 but people still used it for years. Non detergent oil is less likely to break any oil sludge build up that may be in your engine but it will not contain some of the newer additives that are beneficial for longer engine life. I started running a model T 4 years ago ( it was setting for 15 years or more) and I put 15w-40 in it and it seems to run well and no unusual noises or signs of low oil pressure trouble. I just started an EW about 2 months ago and with 15w - 40 in it the oil pressure warmed up at low idle drops to 10 - 15 lbs. I just changed it to straight 30 weight but I am doing other work on it so I cannot tell you if it helped or not until I get to run it again. Oils years ago were very different bases and some were from a paraffin base, those oils I would not mix or even use if I found a deal on some today. I would not be afraid to mix current name brand oil with the same name such as Castrol ( Brand ) GTX ( name ) of different weights.


  6. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. My friend Harry is a member of the Wisconsin chapter of the Studebaker club but he does not spend a lot of time online so I try to help him out with the computer inquires.

    If you look into wolfs head synthetic automatic transmission fluid it has an impressive list of standards that it meets or exceeds including type F Dexron's Mercon's and manufacturers such as Allison heavy duty transmissions. I personally have not used it on any antique transmissions but when my 59 lark VIII station wagon needs done thats what I intend to use.


  7. I recently purchased a 1927 EW Commander. It has taken me several weeks to prepare to start it due to it setting for many years. I now have it running and I want to repair some of the things that are not working. I am looking for a part to the front windshield opener assembly. I need the track that bolts onto the bottom inside of the windshield frame with 2 screws. I have seen one on a friend of mines car and it looks to have a slight radius to it. The regulator assembly has been repaired and is in good shape.

    Does anyone know what the water temperature should run on these cars? On an 80f day the gauge runs at the top of the normal range. It does not seem to be running lean I think because the manual choke does not improve the performance if slowly pulled out, it starts to load up / run rich. The car has not boiled over in the 120 miles I have driven it so far. It appears there is no thermostat in the big 6 engine, would it be beneficial to install one? Thank you in advance for help with my project

    Larry