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    Elyria, OH
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    1972 442 convertible, 1917 Studebaker 6cyl Touring

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  1. I just checked with him again, and I think it's the only thing he doesn't have for my model. I got some stuff from him earlier this year. Thanks anyways.
  2. oldcar, I have been to Australia, but not that far south (In the early 1990's I drove from Sydney to Cairns). I am working on a century old Studebaker that had been sitting for 4 decades and I am awaiting pictures and information from the son of the guy who owned it in the 1950's to 1970's (2,000 miles away in Arizona) I'm lucky, as I don't need to drive there to pick up any parts. I was doing a little research on a "Gypsy" top. I found some triangular "gypsy" front side curtains that attach to the windshield and open with the door (1920's model T among others), but the rear triangular shaped extensions of the back that wrap up the sides were called "gypsy wings" on a model T. I don't know why they got the "gypsy" name. Your car is looking good. Tim
  3. I know its a little off topic, but all the learning does make the car more interesting to future owners, even if it does not seem very important. I recently got in touch with the son of the guy who owned my car from the 1950's and 1960's. I learned that the son was the one who disconnected the vacuum fuel pump in the early 1970's for an electric fuel pump so he and his mom could make the last trip from Tucson to the Grand Canyon and back to honor his dad who started the tour in the early 1950's. (Thanks again Scott for walking me through getting the vacuum pump hooked back up and functioning.) The son was also the one who put two spare valves in the toolbox from an old machine shop that was closing down. I had used one of those valves when I had to break a seized one into three pieces when I got the car last year. He also said he would try to gather up some pictures and info on the car and mail it to me.
  4. When I was working on a 1961 boat I had, I was able to get very large pieces of mahogany from a local pattern shop for a foundry. They like to use mahogany because it is dimensionally stable. As I recall, I was able to get a piece of Mahogany that was 2-1/4" x 9-1/2" x 100" that I needed to go across the bottom of the windshield. I never would have thought about checking a pattern shop before that.
  5. After a couple tries, I got one cut to the code from Chuck at They mistakenly sent out a double cut key with the same code, but he sent out a replacement as well as one that was not tied to an automotive application....that's the one that fit. It works smoother than most of my other locks.
  6. According to the 1917 owners manual "we have at attached to the steering wheel of each automobile a large oiling diagram that can be tacked up on the wall of the owners garage". Has anybody seen this diagram? Does anybody have one they would like to sell or make a copy of? I don't care that much about condition, I'm really just looking for whatever information it contained.
  7. looking at the pictures, is that the engine that was in the car? If that is oil under the fuse box, they didn't do a very good job of cleaning it first....or did they melt the fuse box....that might explain all the wires bundled up and the different coil.
  8. I'm not worried about someone stealing it, I just think it would be cool to have a locking switch. That's why I want to see if I can get a key cut based on the numbers stamped on the face of the lock. I've already looked at it enough to know better than to try removing the cylinder. The key that's in it fits just enough that I was able to wiggle it to unlock it, but with the correct key, I'd have a functioning lock.
  9. I'm looking for a key for the ignition switch on my 1917 Studebaker model ED touring. The code on the Yale lock is SB- 2X. Or is it best to take the car to a locksmith.
  10. my previous post was from a parts book which shows the 4 cyl, this picture is from the Studebaker museum which shows the 6 cyl
  11. My curtains had the half turn fasteners inserted back to front also. It turns out they attached on the inside of the windshield frame with the "outside" material against the frame, but the sides were attached with the "inside" material against the outside of the door. I'm sure it will be obvious when you get the rest of the parts. Keep in mind, even if it is in good shape, it could have shrunk and might not reach all the pins.
  12. you guys are so lucky with your new-fangled automobiles, and your $99 probably even have heaters in those cars. (34x4 tires on mine)
  13. mine had been sitting in a storage building since the early 1980's, and had not run since the 1970's.... 4 valves were seized, but I could roll the engine over. The owner died in 2015, I got laid off in November and went to the building to see if there was anything I could scrap (the building owner owned the car) I noticed the car was uncovered. I called the owners son (I thought I could get a side job getting it running). He turned down my offer and said he just wants to sell it. I asked him how much and he said $2500. I asked if he'd take anything less. He said he just had it appraised for $7,750 the way it sits (and showed me a copy of the appraisal).....then he said he could go as low as $2,000. However, I'm still working on my biggest expense with the car....The car is 7'-4" high, my garage is 7'-0" high. So I'm working on another garage that the car can fit into.
  14. I'm relatively new to these also, so all I can say is that my 1917 has a hand crank, but also has an electric starter.