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About rbk

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  • Birthday 10/10/1936


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    I bought 29 Studebaker dealer parts inventories over the years as a retirement project.
    I have a 105 year old, 38.000 sq.ft. building full of parts.

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  1. Indeed, some of the Chinese repops have reportedly been accused of plugging engines. They used the incorrect paper filter element and those disintegrated and plugged oil passages. The originals do not have that problem. I sold the N.O.S. 1937 filter but still have a used filter housing for sale and several of the Fram units PM me if anyone is interested in original oil filters such as the C1 filter cartidges and later ones. https://www.ebay.com/sch/studebakerparts/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1
  2. I have an unrestored 1941 Champion DeLuxe banjo type wheel that needs to be restored. I am not sure if this is the same as Commander 815 212 2389
  3. I listed some of the 1930's oil filters on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/FRAM-Pb-1-2-p-FILCRON-Vintage-Oil-Filter-for-Studebaker-Packard-Mopar/202705082007?hash=item2f322a1697:g:Wy0AAOSwWm1cxJBL https://www.ebay.com/sch/studebakerparts/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1
  4. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1927-1928-1929-Studebaker-windshield-crank-part-Old-antique/273886914221?hash=item3fc4eea6ad:g:P0AAAOSwhAlc7HEr https://www.ebay.com/itm/1927-1928-1929-Studebaker-windshield-crank-vintage-part-RARE/273886912493?hash=item3fc4ee9fed:g:Xi0AAOSwlqZc7HO1
  5. Give me part numbers! I can check my inventory. I have over 200 valves for older Studebakers. The reason is that I always ask for part numbers is that many owners do not realize that there are so many different early Studebaker engines.
  6. Yes , even the Studebaker factory encouraged the dealers to install the 1940 headlights since they were the first ones used by Studebaker that used sealed beams. Packard Farms had hundreds of the headlights years ago and SI had them in their catalog but are out of them now. Last I heard was that Stephan Allen still had a few.
  7. If the head is aluminum is there a part number cast into it. Most aluminum heads were replaced with later model cast iron heads because the aluminum heads deteriorated over the 80 years. https://forums.aaca.org/topic/305033-pre-war-8cyl-head-information/?tab=comments#comment-1880994
  8. Post this on the Studebaker forum. I believe that someone is making these.
  9. My friend has a 1967 Pontiac with a 400 engine. Trying to start it the engine cranks over very fast and has no compression. It seems that the valves are not working and because this engine has hydraulic lifters he suspects that the oil pump is not working and the valves stay open. I know nothing about GM engines and before we take the pan off and and change the oil pump I wanted to get the input from you experts on how to do this and is that the problem?
  10. I will try next week to find the accessory sprocket and pull the crank sprocket. The N.O.S chain I have is 120007 and has Whitney stamped on it, Bob
  11. Can you share the info on the Russian. I have an older head (1931) that has a hairline crack , that I would like to have repaired. I have various 8 cylinder parts engines 1931 , 1932 and 1933 for heads , blocks , cranks and flywheels No 337 parts. I am having health problems , so parting these out maybe a problem. My wife is having cancer surgery coming up , so it is crunch time for me. PM me if anyone is interested in any of these or other Studebaker engines. I am still sorting through many boxes of main and rod bearings to see if there are any 250 bearings. Robert Kapteyn
  12. Check with Steele or Metro. I can not remember which ones makes these seals.
  13. These body mounts were made of recycled tires. various thicknesses , as needed. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?28635-Body-to-Frame-mounts
  14. Brad I hope that you will have patience. I am rather preoccupied with my wife's cancer treatment and possibly surgery. I have been slowly inventorying the 20 bin that Scott gave me. I had a car accident last october that messed up my right leg and I can not walk very well. I even have to miss the South Bend meet this weekend. Bob
  15. Gary My email address I use for studebaker parts is studebaker "at" mac.com Bob