View Full Version : New 36 Dictator 4 door

03-21-2017, 07:47 AM
I've just purchased a 36 4 door Dictator and am seeking any information about these, mostly on line. I certainly would appreciate any direction I can get to learn anything about car. Even things like what oil is recommended now? It's a driver for sure and in good shape too. I'm a member of the drivers club so have been looking there, I've a copy of the shop manual and chassis part catalogue but would like to find more - internet format is fine - so I can better understand what I've purchased! Thanks

03-21-2017, 10:54 AM
Go the and AACA site and scroll down to the Studebaker section. There is where the pre-war car owners exchange information. There is also an Antique Studebaker Club with an bimonthly magazine. You can join at 763-420-7829.

03-21-2017, 09:36 PM
Found it, Thanks

03-22-2017, 12:36 AM
Your car will have been covered with an extensive article in Turning Wheels some time in the past. Someone here may have an index to tell you which issue featured the 1936s. Then you can purchase that back issue.

03-22-2017, 11:18 PM
Turning Wheels December 1981 has the Feature Article on 1936s.
Turning Wheels September 1987 has an article titled: Coast to Coast in a 1936 Dictator.

03-23-2017, 10:59 AM
Excellent, thank you. I'll get those issues ordered

03-23-2017, 05:21 PM
And the pic of you and your boy under the car, GREAT stuff

03-23-2017, 06:05 PM
Thanks and I am in contact with those folks you recommended.
Do you have any links to any literature about this vintage, Technical, marketing, or anything to get a feel for the times and these cars? I've had little sucess with my web searches other than the Drivers Club and the Museum.