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Identification: 1926 or 1927 Studebaker Big Six

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Hello Guys,

I am strugling to define the year of this Studebaker Big Six roadster. I did not find any body or serial number. The engine number is EP39841,  so EP is the 1925-1926 Big Six. However the car has some features that I umderstand are from 1927: front wheels mechanical brakes and  two piece folding windshield (botton part is missing). The rumble seat has wood arms, available in 1926 and 1927. Disc wheels with 6 lugs. Cowll lights seem to be wrong. The books I have demonstrate the puzzle on the year identification for 1926/27. The engine number is quite high, so it could be an EP late model. I think it is 1927, because the front brakes, but I would appreciate your inputs. Thanks, Julio 

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That is a pretty rare car. I used to own one, serial 2099681 and engine #EP40809, see image below. The serial range for all EP Big Sixes was 2060001 to 2102300, engine # range EP1 to EP40809 They were produced from August 1924 thru July 1926.The roadster body however was not introduced until early 1925. You may find a number on the firewall. You might be able to get an idea as to when you car was assembled by checking the letter number series on the side of the engine block. It would likely start with the letter F. Send that sequence and I will give you the approx. date of production. Cars with 2 wheel brakes had wood spoke wheels. Those with the disc wheels had 4-wheel brakes. I have a roster of all known '26 EP roadsters. This roster shows 11 survivors (12 with yours). Not all are complete and running about half are restored. I have lots of literature on the cars. 

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Thanks a lot, Studeq! Based on your information, it became clear to me that the car is 1926. I am out of town, so when I am back I will search for letter number series. About the folding windshield, any comment.? Regarding the EP model, do you know a good source of parts? I am looking for the set for the steering column (horn button and levers), inspection light with power cord that is inserted to the dashboard, botton part of the windshield, among others, extra disc wheel...

Could you please share more pictures of EP rodsters? I need good references to use on the restauration. My email is: julioalbernaz@hotmail.com

thanks a lot, again!

Julio

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I have a steering column set for your car, but I am in England. I would sell it and can post overseas if required. 

If interested in the horn and lever arrangement let me know and I will get some photos for you. It has the stator tube attached, but that maybe hard to post. 

 

Regrads

 

Wayne Smith 

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Thanks, Wayne, just sent you a private message.

Im looking for pictures of the botton part of the windshield, or any source of information about it.

Regards

Julio

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I’ve sent you some pics. Also attached here.

 

wayne 

 

 

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6 hours ago, bifda said:

I’ve sent you some pics. Also attached here.

 

wayne 

 

 

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Hi Wayne, I am interested on the set. Could you please send me an email, or share your email address? Do you have other parts available?

julioalbernaz@hotmail.com

 

thanks

Julio

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6 hours ago, JRA said:

Hi Wayne, I am interested on the set. Could you please send me an email, or share your email address? Do you have other parts available?

julioalbernaz@hotmail.com

 

thanks

Julio

I did email you, to the email in your PM however I just noticed you’d put hormail 

I will resend my message now

 

regards

wayne 

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9 hours ago, JRA said:

Hi Wayne, I am interested on the set. Could you please send me an email, or share your email address? Do you have other parts available?

julioalbernaz@hotmail.com

 

thanks

Julio

Julio I just noticed you asked about other parts. I have a pair of rear lamps, Studebaker type D. I have a rear fender which is new old stock, and some small bits, which I would have to dig out 

if you want any pics let me know.

kind regards wayne 

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Any other parts available to sell for 1926 Big Six ? 

Any pictures to share?

I have talked to Kevin in N/C Industries and he doe not have the pattern for the windshield, but could help if I send info and pictures? Any pictures to share of the botton frame piece of the folding windshield?

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I may have a pair of headlights that are for your car.

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Hi Oldford, I believe that based on engine number and car external characteristics, it is a 1926 automobile. Aren’t your headlights for 1927 cars? Regarding to parts, I am looking for:

- one disc wheel complete with rim, 20” diameter.

- dashboard inspection lamp assembly

- bottom part of the folding windshield.

Any help offered will be very much appreciated. 

Thanks

Julio

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Headlights, to my knowledge were used on 1927 big sixes. I have seen some 1926 big sixes with this same headlight...

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That is a very unusual gauge panel on the dash. It looks a lot like the No. 2 dash configuration that was used in the standard Six Studebakers between 1925 

&  '26 with the exception of  the round hole at the top  of yours. A photo of the dash that was in my old Standard Six ER Hardtop Duplex Coupe is attached.

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Any pictures of the folding windshield? I have intensively searched on internet without success. I got unclear pictures of 1927 models. Thanks, Julio

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