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27 studebaker build

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It would be interesting to know where the drums came from. They appear to be cast aluminum with circumferential fins. It also looks like they kept the rod-actuated brakes. I'll try to find out about the drums.

Fitting new brakes, hubs, wheels, and drums to axles from old cars is a lot of work!

Boojoe, what's your plan for brakes, hubs, and wheels?

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I thought maybe we were looking at external bands on the first pics, but that clearly looks like an unusual drum. I thought the lines were hydraulic going to the backing plates, you thinking they are cables? Those are huge drums... maybe off a later truck? I'm not sure if it's camera distortion or the way it really sits, but those wheels look to have a lot of camber.

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I am using the original brakes, wood spoke wheels and stock hubs and bearings. The trans I'm using has an emergency brake on it. The Studebaker brakes are external shoes and the shoes and drums are in decent shape. I have rebuilt all the stock mechanical linkage and everything seems fine. Its pretty flat around here,so the brakes should be fine. ( famous last words)

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Boojoe, I went back and looked carefully at your photos - it seems that your car didn't have front brakes, as was common on the 1925 vintage cars. Once less thing to have to work on.

Whtbaron, I don't know where the aluminum front drums came from that are on the other car, but they are probably specials/customs. I can see the towers on the front axle and the link arms for a rod or cable operated brake assembly, but these would be from a later car, maybe 1929-30, like a GE, GJ, or GL Dictator or Commander. It's a mutt, LOL!

I'm trying to watch Boojoe carefully to see how he is solving the issues on his car because it will help me with mine. Thanks for posting the photos and info.

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That's correct, the 25 standard six was the cheap model. Had no front brakes. I finished bending up the rear motor mount today. When I get back from Ct. I will be posting some detailed pictures

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Not knowing the price difference in the two cars but in contrast to your Studebaker the 1925 Chrysler I'm working on has front and rear external band hydraulic breaks. The car could also do 70Mph standard so the breaks make sense but I have got to hand it to Walter Chrysler he makes one fancy car.

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O K guys ,I promised more pics !!The engine is just about mounted ,heres some shots of the mounts I made. I'm trying to get the rebuilt motor mounted so I can start it. The third pic is of the rear brake linkage. I had to raise the motor three in so the trans will clear the crossmember. Hope to finish this week and run it next week,the motor and trans are from a 52 pick-up,Im using the truck trans because itpost-92822-14314234673_thumb.jpg has an emergency brake on it .

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So the flathead 6 out of the 46 went by the wayside... is this one still a flathead or OHV? I assume it's bigger too? Good call on the e-brake... that's a handy thing to have. I see you are still hoping to avoid cutting the frame.

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The motor is a champion six,I think maybe 164 cu in !! the 46 motor had a bad bearing ,this motor was in better shape. I'm pretty well set now without cutting the frame. My plan is to someday put the original motor and trans back in.

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Ahh, but you know what they say about the best plans of mice and men... My plan is to someday have something I can actually drive. Right now I';m stuck in the wrong province(Alberta) awaiting grandchild #4.9. At least it's warmer here than home...

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Hi fellas, Today I finished mounting my wheels,put finishing touches on the motor and torqued the head!! Had to have a new drive put on the starter Looks like I'm going to start the motor soon. When I know it will run I can get the clutch back together and mount the trans. I decided to drop the radiator shell down 4 inches.The plan which as you can tell is fluid is to run a mustang radiator as it will fit in the lower shell.Once that is set I will start on the body and pedals. And shorten the driveshaft. I forgot my camera today so pics will come next week ..

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Another option to the Mustang Radiator is a Radiator from a Ford 8N Tractor. It is shorter than a Model A (which is what my Speedster is made from), and it has a unique outlet pipe at the bottom with a Dogleg bend. The bend lets you set it in Front of the Crossmember on the Frame Horns (After you build a new crossmember on the bottom of the Frame Horns.) this moves the Radiator foward to lengthen the hood line, about 4 inches, and lowers the hood line as well. On mine I was able to lower the hood 4 inches without cutting down the Radiator shroud, so it is lower, yet full height. In the image you can see how the outlet bends up and then back.

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Got myself a mustang radiator from o'reilly for about $100. Looks like I'll be able to use it,I'm lowering the stude radiator shell 4 inches. The radiator is for a v8 so the outlets on the pass side . I'm in the prosses of moving to a new house so I haven't worked on the car for three weeks. Hopfully I can get back to it week after next.I have also hired a contractor to put up my garage .Work should start in a week or two.

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Got myself a mustang radiator from o'reilly for about $100. Looks like I'll be able to use it,I'm lowering the stude radiator shell 4 inches. The radiator is for a v8 so the outlets on the pass side . I'm in the prosses of moving to a new house so I haven't worked on the car for three weeks. Hopfully I can get back to it week after next.I have also hired a contractor to put up my garage .Work should start in a week or two.

Sucks to be sidelined! I'm doin the same thing, moving to a new house and putting up a new garage... i think i've spent all of 10 hours on my speedster in the last month. Be sure to have that contractor make the garage twice as big as you originally planned!

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well moving day has come and the truck will be here in the A>M> I'll be off a few days as I can't get my computer hooked up till Friday . Be safe talk to you soon,Joey

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I'm back, the new house is a mess but we 'll get it one box at a time . Today I need to mow about two acres!! I really don't know when I'll be able to get back to the car!! Life is getting in the way

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Mow?? I'm sampling water from snow melt and there's more snow in the forecast for this weekend. Do what I did, get yourself a JD garden tractor with the widest mower you can afford. You can go wider with tow behinds, but they get pricey so I don't have one of those yet. Talk to the local golf course grounds keeper and see what's getting traded off. We've got to get you out of the grass and back to work on that car!

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Ahh, you're already ahead of me.... mine's just a 48", but I keep eyeing up those pull-types to widen my swath.

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Hi guys, The house is coming along fine. The wife is going to nola with her nieces Tuesday!! looks like I get a few days to work on the Studebaker. Hopefully I can get it started and lower the radiator shell.I haven't worked on it in about a month.I think the contracter will be doing the site work next week. Can't wait for it to be done!!

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