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  1. No prob. :)

    Sometime ago I owned a 1930 President and had a wiper motor that didn't function, took it apart and problem was typical of age. The motor arm was activated by a "paddle" metal plate with a leather piece riveted to it that provided the vacuum seal against the wiper motor arced body. The leather was of course driedup and stiff as wood. Just went to a shoe repair shop and bought a piece of fresh leather, cut it to shape and replaced the dried up piece. Soak it a bit in silicon oil to give it flexibility and it will be good for as long as you own the car.


  2. The Study has been finally restored and was displayed over the weekend at the Third Cartier Travel with Style Concours in Mumbai India where it won the best reatored car award

    Here are a few pictures, a superb achievment by young Allen !


    Thank you for posting the photos of the beautiful restoration of the 1933 Studebaker Convertible sedan, a job well done on a rare model car.


  3. I need the same 2 3/4 diameter 16 thread, RH thread wheel hub removal tool for the rear hubs on my 1927 Packard. Communicate to Navy65@windstream.net. Packard calls the hub remover a S.T. 123 (special tool).

    I forwarded to your email address my print for the hub tool and photos of pulling the hubs with it on my 1928 Studebaker Commander that are the same size you are looking to pull. THis forum does not accept .DOC files so can't attach the print for the tool here.




  4. Robert

    To help in this ID search I scanned some pages from my 1934 Universal Service Parts catalog covering ignition parts.

    Pg 12 illustrates Delco-Remy distributor caps, their only 12 cylinder cap shown is 1839161. If you look on Pg13 the listing for that cap shows 1929-31 A.C.F.; 1929-31 Blackhawk; 1930 Federal; 1926-27 Marmon; 1924 to 28-32-33 Pierce-Arrow; 1929 Stutz; 1929-30 White & 1928-30 Yellow Coach. The rotor looks to be Delco-Remy 37598, [the same as used on 1929-31 Studebaker President 8's] it is listed on Pg17 for 1929-33 Duesenberg "J"; 1930 Elcar; 1933 Franklin; 1929 Graham-Paige; 1930-31 Graham; 1928 Packard; 1928 Peerless; 1929-31 Pierce-Arrow; 1929-31 Studebaker.

    The by manufacturer application listing for 1928 Peerless show SIX different 6 cyl models! None are the SM1344, just Delco and Autolite variations. If your interpretation of SM stands for Special Mfg then the odd name users like Blackhawk, Federal, White or Yellow Coach might be the type it is.





  5. A friend of mine has a Delco distributor SM1344.It is a dual ignition 6 cylinder distributor.Does anyone know what it is for?[ATTACH=CONFIG]172536[/ATTACH]Robert Kapteyn
    RobertThe distributor in the photo looks to have more than 6 spark plug posts on it? I searched my best prewar catalog Universal Ignition Parts (271 pages!) and find no listing for a part number SM1344 ? In fact no ignition parts begin with "SM" in the description. Can you check the data tag again and be sure of the distributor number? A better top view of cap would be nice also.Stude8
  6. Duncan

    I checked the owners manual for my 1928 Commander 6 and the page does not indicate the quantity of engine oil used? It only says observe the marks on the dip stick. I would think 6 quarts would be a good amount for the FD engine. I scanned the page 17 that described "Quantity of oil" and attached it here.



  7. The lady unfortunately stands in a position that blocks all reference points related to the body golf bag door location and folding top connections. Attached here are a few better views of the 1929 Studebaker Indy 500 race pace car that show better views of the golf bag door and folding top hardware. Also a right side color photo of a friend's 1929 Studebaker roadster model FH.





  8. Sorry but you can communicate with the Studebaker National Museum archives in South Bend. IN and obtain copies of the factory prints for the wood work then have a local wood shop create the frame work from correct size lumber. It takes some experienced wood work shop to do a job like this.

  9. I have a President FA-FB parts catalog that shows an illustration of a Remy 658 distributor [section: Division D pg 35] and the top view of shaft is marked as clockwise rotation, I don't have any literature on Commander 8's but would guess clockwise is the rotation direction since all the inline eights were based on similar construction.


  10. Are spark plug wires plugged into the distributor cap in correct firing order and in direction of the rotor rotation?

    Have you rotated engine until crankshaft timing line on flywheel is aligned with the indicator pointer then pull distributor cap and confirm the rotor is pointing at plug #1 post? If not worse case is the timing gears of crankshaft and cam shaft are not properly engaged [engine assembled wrong?] you would have to open timing gear cover to confirm gear alignment. Was this engine disassembled for any reason before you got it? OR does it appear undisturbed?


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    Since you are new to old cars remember the coil primary is the NEG (-) post and voltage wire from ignition switch is POS (+). Which takes us to the battery, POS (+) post cable goes to chassis ground rail. System polarity is opposite of cars made after 1946. Photos of my 1928 Commander connections are attached to illustrate polarity.




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    Here is a picture of the last set I bought in 2008 from a guy in Spokane, WA. [steve Munts; Custom Antique Parts, 4903 S. Mohawk Dr; Spokane, WA 99206 www.srmunts@mindspring.com] Also if your levers are crumbling the 456007 cluster base may need to be replaced also, it gets brazed to the end of the steering column center tube and supports the complete lever set. Don't know if Steve still does these parts?




  13. Mike

    If you are serious about keeping the Dictator and doing restoration work it would be a benefit to go to Faxon Auto Literature web site (www.faxonautolit.com) or call them 800-458-2734 and purchase one of their reprinted parts books and service manual for the model you have. Their reprints are excellent quality of the original factory publications with helpful illustrations as well as assembly parts lists for the mechanics of the car. You will learn a lot about your car without guessing about each assembly and know the exact part number of any part you need to replace.


  14. Mike

    I have a lot of prewar Studebaker service literature on file here BUT it is mostly 1929-31 President 8 related and I am low on books related to the Dictator series so I can't confirm whether the Commander model GB brakes are same as your Dictator. Studebaker used two alphabetical letters for each model like GB for the Commander 1928 models or FE for President 8 in 1929-30. Your firewall tag GE indicates Dictator and W3 indicates 4 door sedan with five wheels (rear mtd spare).


  15. Jarka

    Replacing the roof fabric is a hard job and has several items involved. If this is a sedan with fixed roof that has wood spars from left to right side edges it will need to have metal wire screen like chicken pen fencing nailed to the wood best with heavy staples so no sharp nail heads will be present that might rub through the rubberized canvas fabric. this is then covered with a upholsterers padded underlayment fabric. It can be held to the wire screen with rubberized adhesive in spots and with needle and thread stitches to keep it in place. Over this underlayment the exterior rubberized canvas fabric is layed with the grain pattern running from front to rear of car. The width has to be wide enough to reach from rain gutter strips on each side. There is usually a brass metal nail strip that runs from front to rear on each side that is nailed into the wood frame under the padding and wire mesh. Also there is a metal nail strip across front edge just to the rear of body roof edge metal. All these are to provide good weather proof seal when drive in rain conditions. Since the roof sides curve down from roof top to rain gutter seams the fabric has to be pulled taught and stretched as needed to remove any curls in the pattern. It is good to do this work on a warm day in the sun to help allow the rubber fabric to stretch as needed.

    Go over all the original metal nail strips for quality and if bent or broken new strips can be obtained from restoration material suppliers. I did the roof on my 1930 President Victoria 30 years ago and at that time booklets were available that detailed this work. I looked thru several suppliers in Hemmings tonight and only this link LeBaron Bonney Company - Antique Auto Fabrics

    has their T-65 Black long grain cobra roofing material listed. They also offer material sample sheets with clippings of all their products under "Closed car and station wagon toppings".

    www.RestorationStuff.com lists the Half Oval Molding in brass for the nail strips.

    I hope this helps you to decide how to do the roof on the 1931 sedan.


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