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  • 52-fan
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    Fantastic! I was wondering a few weeks ago what had become of this project. I see it has been over a year since the last report.

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  • Bellingham Studenut
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    Jim McClain has been a great help on the wagon since Jerry had moved into a smaller house without a shop.
    Jim has a wonderful shop and was even able to get Interstate Batteries to donate the batteries that power the Studebaker Electric Wagon!
    Original Edison batteries are not available and the new ones are better design and do a great job being reliable. A solar panel displayed in the back might get lots of attention with a very old Studebaker being powered by free energy (What kind of mileage does a 1902 Studebaker get?).
    Jim is a talented guy and knows how to get things done.


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  • Bellingham Studenut
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    Wheels - Paint, Stripes & Booties


    The Wheels received numerous coats of sealer, sanding and were painted several times to get a nice smooth finish to do some pin striping.


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    We were fortunate enough to find an original photo showing this pin stripe pattern to use.

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  • Bellingham Studenut
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    Steering - Tiller

    The steering parts were missing when we got the wagon, so we had to determine how it worked and what to make.
    Jerry being a retired machinist, figured out the right angles and parts to make a Tiller that would swing up out of the way when climbing into the drivers seat.
    The parts and brackets were machined and installed with the brass handle.


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    The lower pitman arm and reach rod was made to work as original.

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  • Bellingham Studenut
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    Hand Controller for Throttle Speed

    The hand controller and all the electrical were installed and tested with everything working correctly.
    Power switch has a removable key like original and acts as a forward and reverse power switch.


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  • Bellingham Studenut
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    Lamps

    The side lamps are still being restored, but mounts where placed were they belong and will add some Edison glow for the evening rides.


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  • Bellingham Studenut
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    Updates - Sprockets

    The sprocket on the rear drums were worn enough that the chain would climb out as the wheels spin, so a new ring gear was made.
    The front sprockets worked fine, but upon testing found the ratio made the wagon go too fast, so new front sprockets were installed giving it the correct ratio, speed and torque when controlling the throttle.


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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by effiedude View Post
    I was wondering what type of Battery array are You using in Your Electric Car? Would You be interested in the Original Thomas A. Edison set for Your car? Just thought I'd share My Thomas A. Edison Nickle Cadmium Storage battery for the Studebaker Electric Cars. This One is in amazing working shape and is right down the road From the You
    Is that the older Type 'E', or the much improved Type 'A'?

    Craig

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  • effiedude
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    This set of batteries is the spare set that came from an estate that had an early Studebaker electric car, The buyer didn't take them as the original set had Studebaker stenciled on the battery box! but true these came from a buggy type two seater electric Studebaker car.

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  • StudeRich
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    Studebaker may have used something like this in their Cars, but James' is a Electric Wagon, and definitely would be used as a Truck.

    Interesting, if those Seven Cells were 2 Volts each, you would have 14 Volts!

    The Wagon requires 48 Volts.

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  • effiedude
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    James! I was wondering what type of Battery array are You using in Your Electric Car? Would You be interested in the Original Thomas A. Edison set for Your car? Just thought I'd share My Thomas A. Edison Nickle Cadmium Storage battery for the Studebaker Electric Cars. This One is in amazing working shape and is right down the road From the YouClick image for larger version

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ID:	1705467 in Sedro Woolley, WA. Yes James Bell, I would like to see Your car. I did see that Your original post said Your Electric Wagon is a 1902, Thomas A. Edison didn't have His Storage batteries available to the General public until 1903. FYI.

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ID:	1705463 Just thought I'd share My Thomas A. Edison Nickle Cadmium Storage battery for the Studebaker Electric Cars. This One is in amazing working shape and is right down the road From the Bells, in Sedro Woolley, WA. Yes James Bell, I would like to see Your car. I did see that Your original post said Your Electric Wagon is a 1902, Thomas A. Edison didn't have His Storage batteries available to the General public until 1903. FYI.
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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    What a great video!
    What a wonderful project!
    Kudo's to all!


    Originally posted by Bellingham Studenut View Post
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    The following link is for an interview with Jerry Gieseke, his wife Joan and the Studebaker Electric Wagon at the Bell's Studebaker Diner & Museum.



    https://vimeo.com/135501235

    James

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  • Bellingham Studenut
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    The following link is for an interview with Jerry Gieseke, his wife Joan and the Studebaker Electric Wagon at the Bell's Studebaker Diner & Museum.



    https://vimeo.com/135501235

    James

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  • Bellingham Studenut
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    A St. Louis Bank also had the attached special Studebaker Electric Money Wagon driving around town.
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