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  1. Studabaker and Pierce Arrow built what they called Commercial 8 & 9 passenger sedans for funeral home service. Often they had very few options, and were “plain” in all details, such as color, no hood ornament, and often had a spare in the trunk, not external side mounts or rear mounted. They were not common, but also not very desirable. Usually built on the largest platform to offer more room to the occupants. I have owned a 1936 Pierce eight that was built and used for a funeral home.
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    Don’t put radial tires on a car like that.......the rims can’t take the flexing and loading of a radial. It’s a BAD idea. Fix the car to as new condition and the bias ply tires are fine. Too many people try and find a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist. Post s picture of the car please......would be fun to see it.
  3. Did you post in thr Lincoln club, and the CCCA?
  4. Looks to be around 1925 give or take a year. Not much value unfortunately. My best guess is 3-5 grand. While I am not a early Stude guy, the nice open cars that are similar bring very little money. I recommend you take the first offer you get.......they are very hard to sell at any price, needing work like this one makes it exceptionally difficult to sell. Best of luck. Ed
  5. There are a handful of them around.......not too many people drive them due to issues with the friction drive......I’m told that properly set up, they are “a fun little car” according to one owner.
  6. Very low milage cars are more common than many people think. Unmolested cars are very, very rare. My 1914 Cadillac had 7100 miles on it, and every nut and bolt was from the factory, as well as the original points, condensers, coil, ect. After driving it for the first time in 60 years, the condensers failed in less than five miles, and the coil quit at 20.
  7. Looks like a 1930 large series car........not sure on make.
  8. Ron likes to do the “easy” restorations. Looks great. Ron, you said the truck is your last restoration..............you got to keep going, we all look forward to your posts........Ed
  9. I know this A**hole.........someone needs to give him some street justice. His aunt was a Judge in Texas, until she croaked he had protection. All things in time............
  10. Your health and future are important, the car is not. Best of luck and a speed recovery.
  11. Place dry ice in the tank......let it sit for a few hours, will fill the entire tank with C02, works great, cheap, and then you just wait for the ice to melt....all done!
  12. yes...15 years old, but the poster visited in the last 12 hours........
  13. How about a 6 volt motorcycle Gell battery and run regular six volt bulbs. Just have to run the wire..............and charge the battery for show times.
  14. TIM....Glad to see you here..............having withdrawal symptoms for your restoration slowdown!
  15. Mass was the worst........AND add in costs for a tow rig and trailer.....it’s asinine. Moving out saved me 3k a year in registration fees, inspection fees, and excise tax. I don’t miss it.
  16. Our shop pick up truck made a funny noise the other day...........and then oil pressure dropped to 5psi. Fortunately it was easy to diagnose. Unfortunately the engine rpm was around 8500 rpm. With the problem we only turned a 9.81 in the quarter. Yes, this IS the every day shop truck/parts chaser. Failure was due to rod bolt over tightening as the torque wrench failed, unbeknownst to us. It was making about 1200 horsepower at the time of failure. Two rods failed, not all parts were recovered internally...........
  17. Bloo- Is 100 percent correct.
  18. Nothing better than a Fluke meter, you just need to buy the good one.......1200.00 Fluke is shielded from everything. I bought mine back in the 80’s and still works great. I can run a 16 Cadillac without interference on the meter. Try that with one of the Harbor Freight units.
  19. It is already here... even with all the changes in the hobby, upholstery and chrome are now five times more difficult to source for top quality work.
  20. Surface plate, surface grinder, and do NOT put any sealer on that at all. PS.......glass is not flat over a large area.........for very small parts it’s ok.
  21. Nothing better than a late model SJ/JN/SSJ with the 17 inch wheels, and later deco designs. 👍
  22. If you buy that post war production tXxxh, I’m going to tell you wife all about you Pebble Beach escapades......while she stays home and minds the farm and the children.
  23. Fisk and Federal tires were manufactured In Chicopee Massachusetts, the main plant is still standing, last used by Uniroyal in the early 80’s. The great grandson of the founder of Fisk tire is a sales representative in my family business for twenty years. If the car as from Connecticut, the Fisk/Federal would have been a current local replacement in the 30’s. My guess is it’s NOT the original, but from the second set. Did Stude have build sheets? Cadillac and others often did, and with SOME companies you could have a choice of new tires on a special order.......but usually just two or three. Most cars built for inventory all had the same brand, black or white wall. Nice car.
  24. Business models that worked for years are now out the window in many areas of the economy. Skilled workers, fixed costs, insurance, the list is endless. Sometimes a business is sold, and the new people just don’t have what it takes. More often, it’s structural changes in the way products and services are delivered... Amazon, the online marketplace... things change... and for many of us, it’s often not for the better. Progress can be a difficult thing for everyone involved.