boojoe

27 studebaker build

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Heres a picture of what I started with!! A 27 Studebaker standard 6, I got this in Kansas about 4 weeks ago. I think this may be a long term project!!post-92822-143141877628_thumb.jpg

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not yet ,the motor is stuck, but my friend and I are going to try to get it free. The engine is complete and nothing is missing. I was going to get more pics today but I forgot my camera.. It does roll and the trans is not frozen!

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Cool... we'll give you a week....lol, u should be on the road then...

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Today I pulled the motor out, removed trans,clutch housing ,pressure plate and flywheel. Found a large mouse nest in clutch housing ,It was so big I think Mickey was living there. Next I will be removing the front cover ! I was surprised to find the trans turns in all gears. That's good news,Ithink!!

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heres a couple of pics I promised, got a long way to go! The chassis go's to the sandblaster on fridaypost-92822-143141897899_thumb.jpg

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Think you can use the wooden wheels, or going to something else?

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The plan is to have the wood wheels rebuilt. Theres a guy that can do them in Penn.

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Good news, tried to remove rear wheels. I thought I would not be able to get them off and was ready to buy a puller. A little wiggling and I was able to get the off without much of a problem. sometimes you get lucky!! axle and key looks good. I think the trip home from Kansas broke them free!!

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Can't wait to see more photos of your progress. That looks like a cool project. I would love to find a chassis suitable for a speedster "refab" for myself one of these days.

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I'm going to Ct. for two weeks,will post more pics when I return. The frame. is now in black rust encapsulator ! When I get back its time to take the wood wheels apart to send to be rebuilt Should be fun,maybe.

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boojoe,

Great project! You have more guts than I do.

I thought about using Metal Rescue to dissolve the rust that is causing the pistons/rings to be stuck.

I have used it successfully on other projects and am currently using it to remove rust on the metal parts of wood spoke wheels without damaging the wood. I don't know if anyone has actually tried it yet with a frozen engine. It might be worth an email to the company to inquire.

Dwight

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How bad are your wheels? I would investigate a bit before spending the big bucks. You could spend up to $1000 a wheel. Talk to a studebaker guy and see what year of wheels will fit your 27 and start asking and looking.

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O K play time is over, I need to get some work on this stude done before I have to leave for Bonneville in aug. I'm going to call Stutzmans this week to ask a ? about the wheels. Hopfully he can do the Studebaker wheels. I think I will have to take them apart and sandblast them before I send them to him. Don't know!

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O K troops, time for me to get back to work!! Had a great time at Bonneville ,Lots of wild stuff. Before I left I managed to get the two front wheels apart. This week I'm hopeing to get the back ones apart , then sandblasting and paint. The 46 motor and trans I was going to use temp is a bit of a problem. The trans hits the crossmember, (4-speed truck). I'm looking for a three speed that is smaller. I don't want to cut the frame as I plan to put the original engine and trans back in latter on.

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Studebaker truck? That size isn't ringing any bells.... flathead or OHV?

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Its a flathead, I'm thinking of adapting the 27 trans to it. the bolt holes on the motor look similar to the 27 motor. This is turning into a long term project!!

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someone wrote me about my rear fenders .I deleted it by mistake. I am not going to use them and they are in decent shape. One has a small dent P.m. me again and we can talk about price

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