Mark Huston

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  1. The pancake filter, if I recall correctly, was made by Handie. They were a one use and throw away filter. They came in different sizes for different size engines. Like today’s spin oil filters. Here are some pictures of a pancake filter that I have.
  2. This is called a “Pancake” oil filter. The pancake oil filter is the factory filter for the 1929 Studebakers. They are not reproduced. If your car has one hooked up it is using an over 80 year old filter. Some Studebaker owners install the filter in such a way that the filter looks attached when in fact it is not. It is just for show.
  3. If you can find a copy of the Antique Studebaker club magazine “The Review” The November December 2005 issue has an extensive article on the model 92 Speedway President. I have attached a couple of interesting sidebars from that article regarding the models offered in 1933 and the known survivors as of when the article was printed in 2005. Of course there could be unknown examples yet to be discovered around the world. Studebaker shipped cars around the world to Europe, Asia, South America, and the Pacific.
  4. I have tried the bicycle turn signal on my 1929 Studebaker sedan with a 135 wheelbase. Unfortunately, with a closed sedan body style, the bicycle wireless turn signal do not always work. The signal strength is not strong enough to make a reliable connection from the drivers seat through the closed body to back of the car. Perhaps with an open car the signal strength of bicycle turn signals might work more reliably.
  5. The potential buyer for this Cadillac may not be in the US. My brother just sold a 1924 Buick Brougham to a buyer in New Delhi, India. The Buick is in need of a full restoration which includes major wood work. The sales price is not much more than what has been mentioned for this Cadillac. Cost of restoration apparently is more cost effective in India to make it worth buying and shipping the Buick there.
  6. My President drives very nicely at 55 mph. I could cruise all day with no sweat at that speed. When I am on back roads I keep it between 45 and 50 so that I can enjoy the drive. When I get on a busy two lane I kick it up to 55-60 with no problem. The President has a 336 straight eight with 120 hp.
  7. Here in Northern California the nights are around 31 with a high of about 50 degrees. With a storm forecasted for the weekend I decided to get the 1929 Studebaker President out for a New Years drive today. Headed up into the foothills and put about 60 miles on the Studebaker. The day was perfect for driving in the hills on quite back roads.
  8. This building was the Packard dealership located in Grass Valley, California from 1930 until about 1952. The sign attached to the front of the building was located inside the old dealership by the current owner who now uses the building for his flooring company.
  9. I have had many collector cars since my very first car, a collector car, 1929 Studebaker Commander sedan, was purchased when I was 16. It has been my experience that the level of regret is in direct proportion to the level of motivation for selling. If you have a valid need to sell you might have some twinges of regret mixed with fond memories. If you have no real motivation to sell then you will have a stronger level of regret mixed with kicking yourself if in the rear for selling. When my wife, and I, first got married I had several collector cars one was a 1957 Cadillac Coupe deVille. The Cadillac had less than 30,000 original miles and was a mint garage kept car. It has been my only Cadillac. When my wife and I got married we started out our marriage building a house in a rural area on five acres. We were trying to keep from having a big mortgage by doing a lot of the work ourselves and paying as we go. The house was done and ready for occupancy except for one critical missing piece. We did not have a septic system. We could not come up with the over $4,000 needed to have one installed. The needs of the family outweighed the love of the Cadillac coupe deVille. I sold the Cadillac for what was needed to install a septic system. Sure I miss the Cadillac, but the needs of the family took the sting off of selling a car I loved at the time. The 1929 Studebaker Commander that I bought when I was 16 I sold 25 years later. I swore I would never sell it, however, I sold it to get a 1929 Studebaker President that I now have. Replacing one collector car for another that I wanted even more healed the sting of regret. The bottom line, sell if you have a valid reason that you can live with, otherwise, keep the Ford Model T.
  10. Today I took my 1929 Studebaker President out for a drive in the foothills. Stopped in the old gold town of Campo Seco. The trees are still not yet ready to turn fall colors here in Northern California.
  11. Should be no problem getting it running again it ran when parked in 1986. It might take longer to clear off the moss to see where your going.
  12. I managed to guess my way to 44. Some of cars I had never heard of before.
  13. Here are pictures I took in 2016 at the Ironstone Concours of a 1905 Studebaker Electric Stan Hope for comparison.
  14. My 1929 Studebaker President has both an adjustable front seat and an adjustable steering column.
  15. It looks very much like a Dodge. I am not an expert on Dodge cars so I can't say what year other than it appears to be around a 1919.