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  1. I put my 1925 Studebaker bus to bed for the winter. I have a few projects I want to accomplish before Spring. I obtained a new distributor drive gear. Anything to consider when replacing the old gear? Will I need to use new shims between the bottom of the distributor shaft housing and the engine block? Any gear lash considerations? This is a Wagner distributor. Thanks!
  2. Does any know where I can get Distributor Drive Gear for my 1925 Model EP Big-6? Thanks!
  3. I finally got my 1925 Studebaker Bus back on the road again - just in time for my daughter's wedding! I realize that I have not driven my bus for awhile but I seem to remember that it use to have a little better response when accelerating. Has anybody found a plug gap/point gap (or dwell)/timing, combination that they are particularly pleased with on their 1924-6 Big 6 engines? Thanks!
  4. Hi GE Dictator 1928 - Did you find / purchase the cross flange adapter or make your own? By chance do you have a picture of your Carter BB-1 installed on your vehicle? Is your carb a model 289? Thanks! Steve (spu)
  5. Thanks stude8. It is interesting that of all of the shop manuals, etc. that I have collected over the years, not one of them have any info on the Carter BB-1. So, I found a BB-1 manual on eBay. Should get here by next week. Steve (spu)
  6. I am cleaning up my Ball & Ball SV-26 for my 1925 Big 6 engine. I am interested in having a 'back-up' carburetor - just in case. I have located a Carter BB-1 updraft. What jet size are you using? Have you made any modifications to the carburetor from stock? I like your cross-flange adapter. I have a suspicion I'll have to make my own. Steve
  7. I want to check the clearances in my clutch on my 1925 Studebaker Big 6. Can anyone tell me about the special clutch tool/gauge C.O. 407? What have others used in lieu of this tool? :confused:
  8. Wow! Thank you Studeq! You'd think after all these years I would have come across this information earlier. I hope that others on the forum enjoy having this information as much as I do! Thank you again, Steve
  9. What is the compression ratio for this engine? Do performance curves for this engine exist? I would like to have a copy. Thanks, Steve
  10. Did the manifold require any repair or was it completely intact? Thanks! Steve
  11. Thanks Tom - I will follow-up with Steve Munts!
  12. A few years back, somebody was offering reproduction Wagner Generator Coupling Bumpers. Are these still being produced and are there still any available? Thanks!
  13. Hi, I have a 1925 Studebaker Big 6 bus. I have manuals, wiring diagrams, some parts, etc. I live in Saratoga Springs. If you are local we can meet up and I can share with you some resources to get you on the road! Welcome to Steve FYI - I purchased a new wiring harness for my Big 6 from a company in Australia. ( http://www.vinwire.com.au/ ) One note - their wiring measurements and diagrams are for RH drive so the horn wire is short. Also note the LH wheels on my bus have LH nuts and the RH wheels have RH nuts. You may have the same arrangement.
  14. Check www.donsbulbs.com. There are 2330's listed for sale. Not inexpensive ...
  15. Can you send me a picture of what the switch looks like? I got one on eBay a year ago. It has an angled bracket so it will not fit my 1925 Big 6. Steve spu@spa.net
  16. If you come up empty handed, this website has reproduction hub caps ... http://www.vintageandclassicreproductions.com/studebak.htm Steve
  17. There may be a bit of truth in Oltimer's response - Sometimes if the hill is too steep and too long, the vacuum tank will run out of fuel due to low manifold vacuum and if the fittings on the tank are not tight. So, at a minimum, you may want to make sure that your vacuum connections are secure - this includes the rubber tubing to your windshield wipers. A rotted rubber tube has been the cause of more than one headache for me over the years! Go back to the same hill for further testing ... <P>Steve<p>[ 06-07-2002: Message edited by: spu ]
  18. For the record, the radiator shell emblem on my 1925 big 6 bus is blue ...<P>Steve
  19. spu

    600W gear oil

    I just purchased some Lubriplate SPO-299. This is supposedly 600W equivalent and will not attack brass, bronze or silver. I purchased this through Restoration Supply Co. in Reno, NV. PH: 775-825-5663.<P>You can also go to the Lubriplate website and check out the rest of their lubricating products at <A HREF="http://www.lubriplate.com" TARGET=_blank>Lubriplate</A>
  20. There is an article about "hand cranking" in the latest Skinned Knuckles.<P>I use to hand crank my 1925 Studebaker Big 6 Bus strictly for bragging rights ... I put 2 drops of gasoline in each priming cup, put the crank at 9 o'clock and pulled up. Started first time - every time. Now I am lazy and use the electric starter.<p>[ 12-02-2001: Message edited by: spu ]
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    Old Coils for sale

    I have a 1925 Studebaker Big 6. Do you have a Wagner or Wagner replacement? Thanks!<BR> spu@spa.net
  22. Hey Bill, this link doesn't work. I too am interested in friction materials.<BR>Steve