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Stearns Knight

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4 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:

Could be same car - if so they missed the memo about green and went so something even more challenging in colors.

 

That green looks a lot better.   Blackwalls and darker wheels would make it perfect.

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On 1/21/2020 at 8:11 PM, Matt Harwood said:

 

It's a Knight sleeve valve--if it's not smoking, it's broken. And if it's a former Aseltine car, the mechanicals are going to be right. Nobody knew more about these cars than he.


 

If it’s not smoking it’s broken.......yes. If it’s running, it’s gonna brake.......unfortunately they used a pot metal oil pump housing. If you buy a car, your going to need to machine a new oil pump from brass or aluminum.

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1 hour ago, edinmass said:


 

If it’s not smoking it’s broken.......yes. If it’s running, it’s gonna brake.......unfortunately they used a pot metal oil pump housing. If you buy a car, your going to need to machine a new oil pump from brass or aluminum.

 

So,   my knight engine guru is telling me that any of the knight engined cars that have the later skinner rectifier won't smoke if they are correctly working.

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They can’t smoke if the don’t run!

 

They all smoke.........when the motor is just rebuilt, they smoke the most. I haven’t played with them enough to make any determination as to the validity of that statement. I know of a 100 percent synthetic oil that is smokeless when burned.........it’s 28 dollars a quart. Not sure if it is appropriate for a sleeve valve. 

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21 minutes ago, edinmass said:

. I know of a 100 percent synthetic oil that is smokeless when burned.........it’s 28 dollars a quart. Not sure if it is appropriate for a sleeve valve. 


link please.  Multiple viscosity’s?  I know back in the day, 50 weight valvoline racing oil cured a lot of smoke issues.

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You think I would post that in the open? Call me in the morning.

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AJ, if you're fixated on the body style of that Stearns, then you could always buy this instead.   I'm sure Ed would approve.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, K8096 said:

AJ, if you're fixated on the body style of that Stearns, then you could always buy this instead.   I'm sure Ed would approve.  


I’m sure.  Did it survive?

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5 hours ago, K8096 said:

No idea.    Ask the expert.   

 

Stearns has a longer hood, bigger motor and was a lot more money when new.  But don't tell Ed.

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On 11/25/2016 at 5:32 PM, mikewest said:

Here is a 29 6cyl model sport coupe I pulled from a 50 year plus slumber last year. Ive known about the car about 15 years but things changed with the family that they decided to sell. Its in great original condition and the motor isn't stuck. The tool roll was still under the seat. It was last on the road in 1948. The car has landau irons in the rumble seat area  that had been removed  as well the bumpers.

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Here it is sometime around 1948 while still on the road.   I stumbled on to it in my pile of pictures.

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Where was this picture taken?? Ar eyou saying its the same car from Geneva , NY??

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55 minutes ago, mikewest said:

Where was this picture taken?? Ar eyou saying its the same car from Geneva , NY??


no idea but I believe it is the same car.  Compare the little details from your other pictures.

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14 hours ago, mikewest said:

Where was this picture taken?? Ar eyou saying its the same car from Geneva , NY??

 

Thinking about it,  this photo came out of a box of about 200 pictures taken in the 40s and 50s in the North East and Penn area.  Quite possible that it was taken somewhere in NY.    None had writing and I don't know who took them.

 

I'm 90% sure it is the same car.

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On 2/7/2020 at 10:06 PM, K8096 said:

No idea.    Ask the expert.   

 

 

Long gone.......sure is ugly..........

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AJ

Interesting '29 M-6-80 cabriolet, the chassis spec's read the same as the Willys-Knight Model 66A.  Wonder if that body is by Phillips Custom Body of Warren, Ohio?

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20 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

AJ

Interesting '29 M-6-80 cabriolet, the chassis spec's read the same as the Willys-Knight Model 66A.  Wonder if that body is by Phillips Custom Body of Warren, Ohio?

Should be same

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21 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

AJ

Interesting '29 M-6-80 cabriolet, the chassis spec's read the same as the Willys-Knight Model 66A.  Wonder if that body is by Phillips Custom Body of Warren, Ohio?

 

Mike said in an earlier post that it was either Phillips or Murray and had a badge on the cowl.  Maybe he can chime in if he remembers.

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I'm wondering if this might have been the H8-90 Coupe we have pictured in orange/brown?   Advertisement is from CCCA Bulletin 1961 Number 1.

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2 hours ago, alsancle said:

I'm wondering if this might have been the H8-90 Coupe we have pictured in orange/brown?   Advertisement is from CCCA Bulletin 1961 Number 1.

1929-Stearns-Knight-Advertisement-CCCA-Bulletin-1961-Number-1.jpg

There cannot be more than 2 that survive ....

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Great car, unusual and interesting. Too bad about AJ’s mug ruining the photo. The young man next to him is a very nice gentleman.........

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