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IrishBig6
05-31-2018, 01:59 PM
Hi all,
After having many vintage cars, I have purchased a 1923 Studebaker Big 6 (I think!)
I'm an Irishman living in Germany,
I do have a number of questions that I hope some of the experts here will answer for me.
While the paper work says its a Big 6, are there any particular details that will identify it as a Big 6?
Many thanks,
Pat Feeney.

StudeRich
05-31-2018, 02:03 PM
Welcome to the SDC and to the SDC Forum Pat. :)

I think the first clue would be the Engine; size, shape and Engine Serial Number, other than the Body Design.

IrishBig6
05-31-2018, 02:19 PM
Hi,
May thanks for your kind words and reply.
Here are some pics of the engine, I will get the serial number tomorrow.
'Special' is marked on the cylinder head, would this indicate that this is a 'Special' model rather than a 'Big 6 (EK)'?
Pat.

StudeRich
05-31-2018, 03:49 PM
Probably just a Lower Compression Head for Export use and Low Octane Fuel, but a 1930's and '40's "Expert" will have to help you with 100% Correct Details, as I am not into Pre 1954 Studes.

That head does say: Casting number 39001 and -3, = probably 3rd. Shift or maybe Mold #3.
Also 12/15/1922 Cast Date, so I don't think it is an Aftermarket Head.


There is also an Antique Studebaker Club as well as our Club.

doug
05-31-2018, 04:20 PM
Possibly behind the left front wheel is the serial number plate for the chassis. There may be a body number plate on the firewall (engine side) to identify the body and of course there should be a stamped, not cast, number for the engine.

StudeNewby
05-31-2018, 05:02 PM
Hi Pat, and welcome to the Forum! I hope you enjoy your Studebaker as much as I do mine. There's s pretty active European Studebaker community. You can find more info on a local chapter here http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/zonecontacts.asp
I'm sure more pre-war experts will be chiming in soon. But again, welcome aboard and happy Studebakering!

Studebaker Wheel
05-31-2018, 05:09 PM
The car is a Special Six not a Big Six. Totally different body design and the engine is smaller. 353.8 c.i. in the Big Six vs. 289 c.i. on the Special. Difference is in the bore, 3/8" smaller in the Special. Have tons of data incl. owners manual, shop manual, oiling (lube) chart, advertising material, original factory photos etc, etc. Too much to list.

70Avanti2
05-31-2018, 05:29 PM
What is the history of the car?

rockne10
05-31-2018, 05:38 PM
In a separate thread, Pat is asking to identify the carburetor and locate the adjustments. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?106305-Can-you-identify-this-carb-and-adjustment

IrishBig6
05-31-2018, 05:41 PM
Thank you for the mention, the carb is running seriously rich, I am trying to identify it and how to adjust the mixture.

rockne10
05-31-2018, 11:14 PM
http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Kstudebaker.htm


(http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Kstudebaker.htm)

Studebaker Wheel
05-31-2018, 11:42 PM
Assuming you have the original Stromberg carb you need to turn the high speed adjusting screw down, i.e. clockwise to make it run leaner.

gsx_martin
05-31-2018, 11:59 PM
Hello and welcome to the SDC Forum.
Where do you live in Germany?
I'm from Hamburg.

Martin

IrishBig6
06-01-2018, 03:56 AM
I bought the car from a dealer in Atlanta (it comes from Tulsa originally) d, he had it advertised as a Big 6 and the title shows it as a Big 6. To be honest, it does not worry me, its a good car with lots of work done on it.

I bought it to replace my Packard and Model t, I loved both of these, but space dictated the one must go. The compromise was a big, open tourer, so that is where the Studebaker comes in.


I am living near Einbeck, home to a glorious car collection, lots of meetings and runs around here, so really looking forward to it!


Regards,
Pat.

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Hi Martin,
I'm living in Eschershausen, 37632.
Pat.

IrishBig6
06-01-2018, 03:59 AM
What is the history of the car?

Not much history, will look at the paperwork when German customs return them to me.

IrishBig6
06-01-2018, 04:01 AM
The car is a Special Six not a Big Six. Totally different body design and the engine is smaller. 353.8 c.i. in the Big Six vs. 289 c.i. on the Special. Difference is in the bore, 3/8" smaller in the Special. Have tons of data incl. owners manual, shop manual, oiling (lube) chart, advertising material, original factory photos etc, etc. Too much to list.

Thank you for the info, I had thought that given the bumpers, wind wings and sun visor, that it was a Big 6, the paper work also states its a big 6, but clearly its a Special 6!

showbizkid
06-01-2018, 04:33 PM
Sweet car! Welcome to the Forum. What part of Germany are you in? The company I work for is HQ'd in Rastatt.

gsx_martin
06-02-2018, 12:50 AM
Hi Martin,
I'm living in Eschershausen, 37632.
Pat.

Hi Pat,

that's only 225km away from 21644 Sauensiek.
Maybe some day we meet each other. In Hannover for example, when the Street Mag Show is there.

By the way, I like your Special 6 :!!:. It looks really nice.

IrishBig6
06-02-2018, 04:20 AM
Sweet car! Welcome to the Forum. What part of Germany are you in? The company I work for is HQ'd in Rastatt.

Thanks, I'm about 1.5 hours south of Hanover.

IrishBig6
06-02-2018, 04:21 AM
Hi Pat,

that's only 225km away from 21644 Sauensiek.
Maybe some day we meet each other. In Hannover for example, when the Street Mag Show is there.

By the way, I like your Special 6 :!!:. It looks really nice.

Your only up the road, do let me know when any oldtimer events are coming up in the area.