Billy Siekert

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  1. Great, thanks for the help everyone, especially whoever posted that link to this website, i found what i needed at Stephen Allen's mystudebaker.com. Called them, got a NOS new gear! Same number of teeth, same measurements all around, the gear itself is a little shorter than the other but I dont see that being a problem, looks like my old gear, after or during being stripped, actually moved up the shaft a little, that caused alot of confusion. That, and my original was a Moto Meter, and the new one is a Stewart Warner, Thanks again!
  2. Does anyone know where i could find a new speedometer gear for the 1936 Studebaker Dictator inline 6? Three speed transmission, need a new gear that connects the transmission to the speedometer cable. Not having any luck finding the exact thing anywhere, neither is Nevada Speedometer. It is a Motometer or Moto Meter SPS-1047-187570. The gear itself is some kind of very hard fiber or plastic on a steel shaft, 17 teeth. The pictures show that the gear is finally worn away and concave, new one should have longer and flat teeth. anyone know someone who might know where one could be? Maybe NOS or reproduction? Thanks, Billy
  3. Ooooooh k Mark, thanks. It never occurred to me to check that on the block. Good call, the guys at the shop didnt even think of checking that. I already ball honed the cylinders so i should get an accurate measurement now that everything is perfectly clean. I will try to borrow that, but honestly there isnt much i can do about it. I suppose once i get this motor back together with the new rings and drive for a while, and if there is still some blow-by, i will drive it to the shop and pull the engine so it can be properly done, but if the new rings work ill be happy keeping that engine in the car lol. Thanks!
  4. Well the more ive tore into this engine, the more it looks like everything is fine exept the rings and the oil pan itself. The pistons still look great, ive cleaned all the carbon off everything, and had the head resurfaced. Im not sure what tapered means in respect to the rings, but the pistons themselves measure the same top to bottom with a micrometer. I have a friend who owns a machine shop here in Reno, A+ Machine, they do great work, let me borrow a ball hone to re-score the cylinders, as i am doing all this without taking the engine out of the car, so its a little trickier but it is coming along great. I cleaned and repainted the oil pan, at some point before we owned it, SOMEONE hit a huge rock or something and tore a hole in the oil pan, then had it braized but did not put a new oil pan gasket lol. Just some goop, and who knows when that was, so no wonder it was leaking oil so much. but the main problem has been the blowby. So ive got an entire engine gasket kit on the way, and now all i need are new rings, throw her back together and fire it up. Cant wait. Might have to raise the price though, as i had her at $15,000 before i noticed the problems with the paint and engine, so i think i will raise it to 12,500. There is really nothing i can do about the paint, i could wet-sand and re-clear coat but thats just a band-aid, there are other paint issues so anyone that buys it will probably get it repainted anyway. But if all works out, it will have a brand new(ish) 1936 6 cylinder! i may just replace any gaskets i can get to without taking the front end off, if not they will just go with the car if i ever sell it. Right now i am looking at a company called Egge, any other suggestions would be helpful. The problem is, the more i fix on this car, the more i love it and dont want to sell lol. But i have a 1936 Buick street rod, and my dad's 1940 Ford street rod to get back on the road, so it has to go Thanks everyone for the feedback and information!
  5. Anyone know what the best place to get replacement OEM or reproduction piston rings is for the 1936 Studebaker 6-cyl?
  6. I agree, i love this dash. Every gauge works, exept the speedometer, but its because i need a new speedo cable i believe. but the dash looks amazing lit up at night.
  7. **NEW LOWER PRICE** Now $10,000 FIRM down from $15,000. For Sale, 99% original 1936 Studebaker Dictator 4-door sedan, original straight-6 runs great, but needs new rings. Drives great, 3 speed manual, From what i've learned, the paint is not original. Someone clear-coated it and now that is fading. But the paint matches the firewall/ door jams/ dashboard, so its possible? Original fabric and wood on/in the bench seats, new door and headliner fabric in great shape, new carpet, new stainless steel gas tank, has pretty much everything (working original keys, original locking gas cap, tire iron, jack and spare tire, ect.) A few minor dents but absolutely no rust, body is in great shape! The only things i cannot find are replacement windshield wiper arms and blades, but I restored the original vacuum wiper motor so it works perfectly. My cell phone # is (775)722-1032. Give me a call or text if interested! Thanks, Billy S.
  8. For Sale, 99% original 1936 Studebaker Dictator 4-door sedan, original straight-6 runs great, drives great, 3 speed manual, cant be sure if original paint or not, but it is definitely lacquer and someone must have clear-coated it at some point before my dad bought it. But the paint matches the firewall/ door jams/ dashboard, so its possible? Original seats, new(er) door and headliner fabric in great shape, new carpet, new stainless steel gas tank, has original pretty much everything ( keys, locking gas cap, tire iron, jack and spare tire, ect.) The only things i cannot find are replacement windshield wiper arms and blades, but wipers work. Let me know if interested on here, or my cell phone # is (775)722-1032. Thanks, Billy.
  9. Thanks Rockne. No problem, I can fix that! Do you want me to remove the front or rear doors?
  10. I have a 1936 Dictator 4 door sedan for sale in Reno, NV, $15,000, runs great, 99% original, unless the paint isnt.
  11. Hi, trying to find out what this car is worth, any information would be helpful. All original, i believe it is original paint, definitely lacquer but seems like it was clear-coated at some point, original flathead straight 6, runs beautifully, new gas tank, new carpet, original seats, the headliner and door fabric seems too nice to be original, dad bought years ago, not sure how much he paid. Cant find another like it for sale online to make a a comparison, seems relatively rare, never seen one at a car show. I have fixed most everything that was wrong with it, i.e. windshield wiper motor, carpet, battery. Any ideas how much it is worth/ how rare it is? Thank you, Billy