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That chassis restoration is fantastic.  Only thing I would do is lose the knight ornament.

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14 hours ago, edinmass said:

The photo of the finished chassis is probably at Meadowbrook, and that’s Katie Robbins standing in front of the chassis.

 

Eddy,  I believe that is Glenmoore.

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I stole this from Peter's facebook page.   Forgive me Peter.    Also, I DO NOT HAVE A FACEBOOK account.   My wife made the mistake of leaving herself logged in.  

 

The only 5 passenger sedan I know of on the H chassis.

 

 

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On 2/2/2020 at 10:27 AM, alsancle said:

 

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

The green coupe is a different car from the orange/ brown one

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14 hours ago, alsancle said:

 

Eddy,  I believe that is Glenmoore.

It was Glenmoor

 

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14 hours ago, alsancle said:

I stole this from Peter's facebook page.   Forgive me Peter.    Also, I DO NOT HAVE A FACEBOOK account.   My wife made the mistake of leaving herself logged in.  

 

The only 5 passenger sedan I know of on the H chassis.

 

 

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This is a before picture of the chassis you see from Glenmoor.  This is one of two 5 pass sedans on the 137" wb.  

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On 3/20/2020 at 6:16 PM, alsancle said:

That chassis restoration is fantastic.  Only thing I would do is lose the knight ornament.

The Knight ornament is a quite rare piece.  We found only one piece of factory literature showing one.  It was a cameo picture in an advertisement.  We wonder if it was made for a show car.  Most cars came standard with the flat cap.  

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8 hours ago, Peterwoyen said:

The Knight ornament is a quite rare piece.  We found only one piece of factory literature showing one.  It was a cameo picture in an advertisement.  We wonder if it was made for a show car.  Most cars came standard with the flat cap.  

 

The July 2012 Antique Automobile has a story on the ornament.   Nobody had ever seen an ornament on the big eight cars and a couple of Stearns guys were at Hershey talking to Manny Dragone and he pulled one out.   A little later Art Aseltines found a picture of it in a period magazine proving they actually put it on a car (at least one).

 

I've been having this fight with my dad for 40 years.   He is a HIGH ornamentation guy (you gotta love him) and I'm a minimalist.  So, to each his own.

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On 3/20/2020 at 6:04 PM, Peterwoyen said:

 

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Peter,   correct me if I'm wrong,  but I don't see a rectifier on your car?    Was it added later in 28 to the Eight Cylinder cars?    The brown/orange coupe doesn't seem to have one either.

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10 hours ago, alsancle said:

 

The July 2012 Antique Automobile has a story on the ornament.   Nobody had ever seen an ornament on the big eight cars and a couple of Stearns guys were at Hershey talking to Manny Dragone and he pulled one out.   A little later Art Aseltines found a picture of it in a period magazine proving they actually put it on a car (at least one).

 

I've been having this fight with my dad for 40 years.   He is a HIGH ornamentation guy (you gotta love him) and I'm a minimalist.  So, to each his own.

I was one of the two guys.  It was a fascinating moment to be a part of.  

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21 minutes ago, alsancle said:

 

Peter,   correct me if I'm wrong,  but I don't see a rectifier on your car?    Was it added later in 28 to the Eight Cylinder cars?    The brown/orange coupe doesn't seem to have one either.

My car never had a rectifier.  The later engines did.  I wish I had one as it helps with excess oil.  They are a nice thing on some of the Willys-Knights also.  

 

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22 minutes ago, Peterwoyen said:

My car never had a rectifier.  The later engines did.  I wish I had one as it helps with excess oil.  They are a nice thing on some of the Willys-Knights also.  

 

 

Is there a serial number cut over where the rectifer's started showing up?   Chris Koch's Brunn has it (seen in earlier pictures in this thread) and that car was delivered in early 29.

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My engine number is H989. It doesn't have an oil rectifier. Also, the later engines with rectifier have a two barrel carburetor. Mine has a one barrel carburetor.

 

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12 hours ago, alsancle said:

 

Is there a serial number cut over where the rectifer's started showing up?   Chris Koch's Brunn has it (seen in earlier pictures in this thread) and that car was delivered in early 29.

Former Giddings car, the 7 passenger red and black pass touring has engine 1159 with rect and 2 barrel,   Kochs car engine number is 1200.  Duane Perrins 7 pass J is engine 1277 and is the newest J known.  M Young has engine 1275 that has a rectifier and 2 barrel carb.  I would have to verify more cars but it seems like rectifiers showed up sometime after serial 1000.  

 

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7 hours ago, pughs said:

My engine number is H989. It doesn't have an oil rectifier. Also, the later engines with rectifier have a two barrel carburetor. Mine has a one barrel carburetor.

 

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Steve,  are you sheltering in place in your garage?   I'm looking forward to a video of you driving the Stearns around the parking lot.

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Here is the other side where the rectifier would be.

 

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Here is a photo of a later car with oil rectifier.

 

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13 hours ago, pughs said:

My engine number is H989. It doesn't have an oil rectifier. Also, the later engines with rectifier have a two barrel carburetor. Mine has a one barrel carburetor.

 

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It looks like the original Tillotson carb.  What kind of shape is it in?  We had one original that had been rebuilt but the pot metal was swelled.  We had to replace it.  

 

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5 minutes ago, Peterwoyen said:

It looks like the original Tillotson carb.  What kind of shape is it in?  We had one original that had been rebuilt but the pot metal was swelled.  We had to replace it.  

 

 

Yes.  I thought all the Tillotson's had been replaced with Stromberg's?

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It is a Tillotson SP15B that is original to the car. The pot metal is in good shape except for a chip in the float bowl cover. There were a couple of brass pieces missing which I got from Mark which were probably from your old carb. My carburetor was covered in grease and crud which probably helped to preserve it.

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Don't worry AJ, We have an endless supply of UU-2 and UUR2's if you need one.

 

 

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This one has been replaced with a Juhasz carburetor.

 

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19 hours ago, Cookie Man said:

This is my 1928 model J

Darryl 

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Darryl Sorensen correct?   We may never have spoken but I know of you through Mark Young.  Is your car an open front limo?  I don't remember now.  I like the dark gray on your engine block.  When I painted mine gray I was going by factory literature that described the engine as being painted gray.  I had no idea what shade and the document didn't specify.  Are you in process of a restoration?  Mine has been patiently waiting a long time for me to get back on it.  Cheers, Pete   

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