Bill Erskine

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  1. John, I finally got over to the barn to look at the springs. I have two extra sets of 1 1/2 inch front IHC springs. They have the tabs. One went through a fire and would need to be reached. They other is a good set. Give me a call at 802-878-5303 and we can discuss. My email is Bill Erskine
  2. John, I think the width of the 1910 is smaller than the 1911. Also the 1910 would not have the tabs on the sides of the springs. I may have what you are looking for but would have to check. Bill Erskine
  3. De Soto, The steering that you have is too new. I think it may be from a late 20 International. The one that I need has a round boss that goes through a whole on the left front spring hanger. Anyone else? Thanks, Bill Erskine
  4. I was missing the steering for my 1905 Model F Ford project. Between borrowing and making patterns I was able to get casting for the complete steering. I have machined the parts for both my project and an extra steering mechanism. The extra one is available for sale or trade. It includes: the pitmen arm and gears at the bottom, the shaft, the brass fire wall flange, the brass tube, the spark control mount and lever and the steering wheel spider at the top. I can send pictures upon request. Asking price is $1200. Bill Erskine
  5. Thanks for the pictures. This is not what I am looking for. Anyone else have one? Bill Erskine
  6. Send me a picture and I will let you know if it is what I am looking for. Thanks, Bill Erskine
  7. I need a steering mechanism (column, box, spark and gas controls) for a sloped nose early 20's International Model K truck. email me at Thanks, Bill Erskine
  8. I did some looking at the parts books that I have and at my Highwheelers. I can only make an educated guess as to what would be correct for what years and models. There appears to be two basic configurations. The first is the oiler mounted over the rear jug. This appears to be the earliest configuration and all the illustrations in the parts books have the oiler with the side feeds in this configuration. The second is the oiler mounted above the transmission. In all the illustrations in the parts books, this configuration has the oiler with the top feeds. All the illustrations in the parts books of 1909 and earlier show the side oiler mounted above the rear jug. There are illustrations in the parts books of 1910 engines with both configurations of oilers. All the illustration in the parts books for 1911 show the oiler mounted above the transmission with top feeds. 1912 and newer has the internal oil pump so no external oiler on these. I think that the oiler mounted above the rear jug could only be used on an Auto Buggy. For an Auto Wagon, the bed would not allow for this configuration. The parts list has 4 different oilers. PN 1565 E is a Cummins and is listed for 10-11 Auto Buggy and 09-11 Auto Wagon. PN 1540 E is a Lavigne and is listed for 09 Auto Wagon. PN 1314 E is a Cummins and is listed for 09 Auto Buggy. PN 1314 EA is a Lavigne and is listed for 07-09 Auto Buggy. The bracket that mounts the oiler above the transmission (PN 500 E (Cummins)) is listed for 10-11 Auto Buggy and 09-11 Auto wagon. This application matches oiler PN 1565 E. A similar bracket (PN 500EA (Lavigne)) is listed for 09 Auto Wagon. The bracket that mounts the oiler above the rear jug (PN 136 1/2 E) is listed for 08-09 Auto Buggy. So, based on all of this, it appears that the oiler mounted above the rear jug with side feeds is appropriate for 09 and earlier Auto Buggies. The oiler mounted above the transmission with the top feeds is appropriate for 10 - 11 Auto Buggies and 09 - 11 Auto Wagons. Again, this is just an educated guess. Now we come to what I have. My 1909 Auto Buggy is missing the oiler and bracket so I can not tell anything from that. My 1910 Auto Wagon has the top feed oiler mounted above the transmission. My 1911 Auto Wagon has the top feed oiler mounted above the transmission. I hope the above helps. If you find an extra side feed oiler, I would be interested. Bill Erskine
  9. If you look closely at the engines with the different oilers, you will see some differences. The one with the oiler with the side feeds has the oiler mounted to the top of the engine and it has a timer. The one with the top feed oiler has a magnito and the oiler is mounted to the cross braces. I think, but I am not totally sure, that the engine with the side feed oiler is a 1910 and the one with the top feed oiler is a 1911. The 1909 engine was different than either of these. It had bolts that went through the intake and exhaust manifolds where these engines have one bolt with a clamp that goes between the intake and exhaust manifolds. In 1912 they came out with the water cooled engine and that had an internal oil pump so it did not have a mechanical oiler. I am not sure if the 1912 and later air cooled engine went to the internal oil pump or if it still had the mechanical oiler. I have a 1913 air cooled. I now that there is not an external oiler on it, but I am not sure if it is missing or if it has the internal oil pump. I can take a look tonight and let you know. What year is your Highwheeler. What parts do you need? Bill Erskine
  10. I have 11 IHC Highwheelers and lots of extra parts. I do not have an extra mechanical oiler. What else are you looking for? Glad to help in any way that I can. Bill Erskine 802-878-5303
  11. If I were not in this as a hobby and needed to get a reasonable return on the time to make the patterns, they would probably be a couple of thousand dollars for each set of castings. I made the patterns because I needed a transmission for my second Brush project and determined about the only way I was going to get one was to make it. So, I am more than glad to help out others since the patterns are now done. As I have stated several times, I only plan to make one run of castings. After I get my set of castings, my motivation to do any more will be gone. Bill Erskine
  12. The Brush Transmission casting in now in progress. The patterns are at the foundry. This will be a one time only run of the patterns. The price for a set of Brush transmission raw castings in $450 plus shipping. Contact me with your order or you will miss out. I also have Brush intake manifold patterns at the foundry. The price is $75 for a raw casting. Again, this is a one time run, so order now or miss out. Delivery will be in a couple of months since the foundry said they were very busy. Bill Erskine 802-878-5303
  13. The Brush transmission patterns and core boxes are finally at the foundry. The foundry said that the patterns and core boxes were good and they could do the castings. The price will be $450 plus shipping for a main case and tail section. This is for rough (un-machined) castings. Again, I only plan for this one run. I ordered enough for those who have already said they want a set. The foundry said that they would be able to make more if I got back to them while the patterns are there. So, there is still time to place your order. Don't hesitate or it will be too late. My contact info is in the previous posting. I also have patterns and core boxes at the foundry for intake manifolds. These will be $75 each plus shipping. Again, this will be a one time run. If interested, let me know right away and I will place the order. Bill Erskine
  14. Four 23 inch Kelsey wheels, rims and rings. Includes hubs and brake drums. $750 for the set. First picture of one of them. Three 25 inch rims with lock rings and bead rings. $150 each Second picture of one of them. Five 23 inch lock rings. $50 each Can deliver to Hershey. Can send additional pictures email Phone 802-878-5303 evenings and weekends
  15. Marc, I see you sent me a PM. I could not figure out how to reply so I hope you see this. There is one wheel on the right front of the partial frame. That is the only Hudson wheel that I have. I may have some other wheels that would work. I would have to do some investigation. You can email me directly at Bill Erskine
  16. Forgot to mention, the hubs and brake drums are there, just not on the rear axle.
  17. Would 1929 Hudson work. I have a frame and a half frame with springs, front axle, rear axle, steering etc. I also have two motors, several transmissions and misc parts. Sell all for $1000 or $500 for the frames, springs and axles.
  18. I got back out to the barn this weekend and looked at the parts here are some of the additional parts that are available. 2 new exhaust pipes 2 axle shafts front spindle steering knuckle with drag link 2 door latches with internal and external handles small metal tank (approximately 5 X 8 X 12) I think this makes the list complete. You can see from above what has been spoken for and what else is still available. Bill Erskine
  19. The following parts have been spoken for. three heads several starter generators misc engine parts belly pan air pump I thought of several other things that are there. 2 Clutch packs. enough new clutch plates for 2 to 3 clutch packs foot rail there were two trunks in the stuff, but I am not sure if they would go to a Cadillac. Bill Erskine
  20. I have about a pickup truck load of 1922 Cadillac parts that are for sale. They include the following: transmission drive shaft pedals three heads several starter generators wheels misc engine parts including valves, timing chain and gear and several other boxes of stuff brake drums brake mechanism belly pan air pump and probably some other stuff that I can not think of Let me know your interest and I can send pictures and prices. Parts are in Vermont. I will be traveling to the Wisconsin over the 4th of July so could deliver along the way if you act fast. Could also bring to Hershey. email Thanks Bill Erskine
  21. The Hudson parts are in Vermont. I also do not know about interchangability with 1927. I would sell a complete engine with transmission for $500. Let me know if you are interested. Contact me at or 802-878-5303 in the evening or on weekends. Bill Erskine
  22. I have not found a new home for this lot of Hudson parts. I really would like to see it get to someone who can use it. I was trying to sell the entire lot, but am willing to part it out. What do you need. All reasonable offers accepted on entire lot or any individual parts. Bill Erskine
  23. After many set backs, the Brush transmission patterns and core boxes are finally ready to take to the foundry. This will be a one time only run. I will get one set made for my use and additional sets that anyone commits to. I will not be making extras and do not plan a follow up run. So, if you are interested in getting a set (main housing and tail housing) let me know ASAP. I plan to take the patterns to the foundry in the next month or so. So, do not delay or you will be out of luck. I can be reached at 802-878-5303 in the evening or on week ends or you can send an email to Bill Erskine
  24. I have a lot of 1929 Hudson parts that need a new home. I will try to list what is there. 2 six cylinder engines 4 transmissions 1 complete frame 1 frame with the back 1/2 cut off 1 rear axle with hubs and drums 1 front axle with hubs and drums 1 front hub and drum misc brake shoes and backing plate 1 wood wheel with hub cap (wood in bad shape) 2 sets of rear springs 1 set of front springs 2 steering columns left and right front fenders (poor condition) 1 gas tank 1 coule 3 drive shafts 3 starters 2 carborators 3 water pumps (not sure if all are 29 Hudson) 3 fan assemblies 2 exhaust manifolds 1 intake manifold 1 distributor Maybe some additional misc stuff Would like to sell the entire lot for one price. Have pictures and can send on request. Asking price is $1500 or BO Located in Vermont. Bill Erskine
  25. I have a 1928 Hudson chassis. Also have two engines and a bunch of other parts. I am in Vermont so it is a ways away. Price would be $1500 for a full trailer load. Bill Erskine 802-878-5303