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  1. I could use the threaded 90 deg. "insert" that fits inside the priming cup for my '22 Studebaker Big Six (photo attached). I think it is a Lunkenheimer brand (but not sure). Anyone have one they'd like to part with or know of a source?
  2. Hadn't thought about the use/non-use of detergent oil...I'm sure the engine has never been apart, but the previous owner (a mechanic) who had the car for five years told me he dropped the oil pan when he got it and cleaned it out good-I know him and have no reason not to believe him. Anyway, in my naivety and at the risk of removing sludge that may be helping in such an old engine, would it be beneficial to run the engine a short time with detergent oil, then replace it with non-detergent oil? I know it would cost a few bucks and some labor, but wondering what your opinions were on tha
  3. Thanks to all for the input. Very helpful, as always.
  4. Am looking to do my first oil change on my '22 Big Six. The owners manual tells me to plan on installing 1-1/2 gal. of new, high quality oil with the weight that matches the temps I'll be driving in; which is 50 - 75 deg. in the northeast. With all the engine oil variations out there today, can anyone recommend a specific type of oil I should use and/or not use? I plan on removing and cleaning the oil screen also. The previous owner (had it for five years) had dropped the oil pan and cleaned it good (and I tend to believe him), so wasn't going to launch into that without cause.
  5. I have a pair of aftermarket "Kozy-Wings" wind wing brackets from the 1920's that I need the piece that actually clamps to the windshield frame. See photo; it's the clamp that has the three screws/bolts in it. Anyone happen to have a set or know of a supplier?
  6. Anyone have a feel if the radiator shrouds for a '22 and '26 Big Six are the same, or close to being the same, size? Pictures I have of both look like they would be but, of course, can't tell exactly by pictures.
  7. Thanks, Larry. Good to have a photo to go with the printed directions.
  8. Thanks for the info and story, Carl. I appreciate it. It sounds like we're a bit of kindred spirits! From your photos your top appears to be in similar, and probably a little better, shape than mine. I purchased my Studebaker Big Six one year ago from a fellow in a small town in Illinois who was at the point of passing on his vehicles to others. He was the third owner since new and all three gentlemen had been neighbors, so the car had never "left" that town. As such I know the complete history, with documentation, of the car from the day it was originally bought. This was definitely on
  9. Thanks, Hugh. This certainly has more detail than my Studebaker owners manual. As you say, it looks very similar. I'll definitely use it as a guide as I attempt my first lowering.
  10. Thanks Scott. I'll use your photos as a guide when I try lowering mine. Better than just having the diagrams.
  11. Yes, I'll definitely look at this. Even though it's a Big Six I don't believe the top would reach back "into" the car, but may wrap upwards nicely on top of the lowered bows.
  12. Ok, the top is only connected to the very front and rear bow, so it would pull away nicely from the the intermediate bows.
  13. Thank you. Hadn't thought about bringing the fabric up to the top of the bows.
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